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    OP, I think you are really limiting yourself by...

    OP, I think you are really limiting yourself by saying each day I'll work on X. And at least for me, a lot of what you list is incorporated into every ride.

    My typical weekly schedule is, for...
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    I like beowulf's carabiner idea! But I see a huge...

    I like beowulf's carabiner idea! But I see a huge improvement in my own horse so it's worth the hassle.

    I definitely bought a size down and then removed the shoulder darts. This has fixed my...
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    Just as another anecdote for you... I have been...

    Just as another anecdote for you... I have been caring for a horse who is now mid-30s (we debate her exact age, she'll be 34-37 this spring), and she is doing great! She requires a close eye to make...
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    Another vote for nothing below 20F. Which...

    Another vote for nothing below 20F. Which includes today, when it's currently 24F and feels like 9F. No way!

    And my own horse is a bit of a special flower, as he has historically tied up in the...
  5. Those I know prefer a running braid. Much quicker...

    Those I know prefer a running braid. Much quicker and neater. But you do need to redo them a bit more, I believe.
  6. I was going to toss in my voice for some...

    I was going to toss in my voice for some negatives. Granted, my dressage trainer leases a block of stalls in an other H/J barn, so some concessions are made because we are actually a part of the...
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    This. I have seen a few go through surgery...

    This.

    I have seen a few go through surgery with no issues. 2 who are alive and well many years later, one now retired at my house due to unrelated reasons. They were 8-13 when they had surgery and...
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    Valegro's retirement ceremony

    I can't believe it's just two weeks away!

    BBC just announced that they'll be streaming it live: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/dressage/olympia-television-times-valegro-retirement-605630

    Anyone...
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    And this is why those of us who ARE aware, are in...

    And this is why those of us who ARE aware, are in fact glad when his shenanigans are brought up. They HAVE made an impact in terms of how he is received within the horse and dressage community, so I...
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    It's like bad reality TV. You know it's terrible,...

    It's like bad reality TV. You know it's terrible, and you watch to distract yourself from actual reality. To have others to talk to about said bad reality TV makes it even better. I mean come on, the...
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    No video just photos. 75%

    No video just photos. 75%
  12. I'm not doing it specifically, but find myself...

    I'm not doing it specifically, but find myself riding more and more without stirrups. I always do my walk-trot transition warm up without stirrups (yes, I know, I know, his poor back, oh no... but...
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    Another vote for this. Mine does it when he's...

    Another vote for this. Mine does it when he's working on something that's new and hard for him. It goes away as he learns what he's supposed to do, and as he gets fitter for it. Yes, it's tension,...
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    For 99% of horses, I just hold the lead and be...

    For 99% of horses, I just hold the lead and be careful they don't step on it.

    That being said. A friend had a Friesian who (a) wouldn't go anywhere, and (b) would stop immediately if he stepped on...
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    Jaybird chimed in above and is a saddle fitter,...

    Jaybird chimed in above and is a saddle fitter, and he has provided a wealth of information in the past as well on saddle fitting!

    For my own horse, I used a thin half pad that can help me between...
  16. I think that's an interesting perspective to...

    I think that's an interesting perspective to note. One horse that comes to mind is a friend's 17.1 or 17.2 Hanoverian, who is also VERY solid. Lovely lovely mover, and VERY athletic. Unfortunately,...
  17. I'm in this camp! It depends on the horse and...

    I'm in this camp! It depends on the horse and your goals. For example, my horse has some issues with tying up in the cold, so we don't ride below certain temperatures, or if we do, it's very light...
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    My thoughts exactly...

    My thoughts exactly...
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    What a wonderful dressage test!

    I don't remember ever seeing this on the forums, and it would be a real shame if ya'll didn't get to see this magnificent dressage test!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF39NNa6ocY

    Seriously,...
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    Very interesting! Most of the folks I know just...

    Very interesting! Most of the folks I know just send a text before they get on, and say "if you don't hear from me in 1 hour, come check on me" assuming the person you're texting is close.
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    I will just throw this out there... my trainer...

    I will just throw this out there... my trainer tried her founder-prone horse on 2 CUPS of Ultium twice a day (with NO other life changes) and he foundered within a week. Just saying...

    OP, if you...
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    Thank you!!! I would LOVE to see her clinic, and...

    Thank you!!! I would LOVE to see her clinic, and debated making the trip from CT to Toronto for this one, but decided not to because of how poorly run the previous ones were... so hopefully she comes...
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    What about just straight tying him? My first...

    What about just straight tying him? My first horse learned this about cross ties (although they had twine by the wall, so he broke the twine first), but would straight tie for HOURS without question....
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    OP, I would totally focus on enjoying your time...

    OP, I would totally focus on enjoying your time with her then! Again, if you want suggestions for trainers in your area, you can post where you are (generally) and folks can recommend someone who...
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    I think the crux of your problem is not having a...

    I think the crux of your problem is not having a trainer. As others have said, buying a horse with more training will not solve your problems as all horses will revert to the best of your abilities....
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