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    "The first few shows I'm going to are breed shows...

    "The first few shows I'm going to are breed shows so I don't have to worry about a GMO membership it would appear. "

    What breed? Some USEF recognized breed shows are not USDF recognized and will...
  2. Think "Ride forward" into down transitions

    Think "Ride forward" into down transitions
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    I've scribed on several occasions and find that...

    I've scribed on several occasions and find that judges will cater their comments to the background/experience of the scribe. They will work with you to help you be successful.

    I really enjoy...
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    I follow the same practice as Hawks Nest and find...

    I follow the same practice as Hawks Nest and find it works really well. I use this site to print out blank diagrams.

    http://www.dressage.net.au/natestdia.html

    As I draw the test I'll use...
  5. I'll chime in too. I already stated that the...

    I'll chime in too. I already stated that the expectations of accuracy and geometry increases significantly between 1st and 2nd.

    As I continue my journey at 3rd and beyond, Quijote will get more...
  6. For me, to participate in the journey of dressage...

    For me, to participate in the journey of dressage is my goal.
  7. Ticker, ~DQ~ and Beckham03, thanks for the...

    Ticker, ~DQ~ and Beckham03, thanks for the feedback, and again, thanks to everyone else too.

    I haven't commented on every idea/suggestion. You should know that I will try them all over the coming...
  8. suzy and netg, thanks for the feedback and...

    suzy and netg, thanks for the feedback and encouragement.

    I've got a lot of stuff to work on. My struggles at the sitting trot have several causes and I have remedies: weaker than needed...
  9. Hi Shiaway, Thanks for sharing!! The way...

    Hi Shiaway,

    Thanks for sharing!!

    The way that the neck sits on these little baroque horses, any tension makes their neck come up and we get dinged in a test. My trainer encourages me to ride...
  10. horsefaerie and CFFarm, thanks for the feedback...

    horsefaerie and CFFarm, thanks for the feedback and suggestions. The saddle came with Quijote and I do feel like I'm fighting it. His conformation is a little unusual and that saddle was built custom...
  11. Pluvinel, good guess! Quijote is an Andalusian....

    Pluvinel, good guess! Quijote is an Andalusian. We will definitely work on building up his strength over the winter, as well as mine. He knows all of the Grand Prix movements and he loves to show off...
  12. Thanks for the feed back! I appreciate the...

    Thanks for the feed back! I appreciate the honesty.

    This was my first time riding at third level and for me, I have to experience the show ring, the pressure, the need for accuracy in order to...
  13. Third Level Test One Video - Critiques welcome

    Ride starts around 2:30. This was the third day of the show and our lateral and extended work improved from the day before. This was my first show at 3rd level and I made some ammi mistakes. Wow, not...
  14. It can be frustrating when you compete against...

    It can be frustrating when you compete against people you know are riding at a level lower than they are capable. There can be a lot of valid reasons why the competitor is riding at a lower level....
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    OP If I were in your shoes, I would move your...

    OP

    If I were in your shoes, I would move your mare. I would be motivated to get your mare out of a barn where you can't trust the trainer, not necessarily to a sales barn. There must be another...
  16. netg, Thanks! I've got a good trainer and we are...

    netg, Thanks! I've got a good trainer and we are working on my position. It's a work in progress and this boy requires some different leg positioning. I used to ride with my stirrups one hole shorter...
  17. Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to...

    Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to taking him to a show at the end of August. Hopefully I'll have some more video to share.
  18. Last Test of our First Show, the good and bad

    This was our last test of the weekend, 1st Level, Test 3.

    I was really happy with this test, even with the spooks during the last bit of the test. I should have diverted the spook earlier during...
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    Thanks everyone. We will show again at the end of...

    Thanks everyone. We will show again at the end of August. I hope to share video of another successful show.
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    Share in my celebration!

    This past weekend my good friend Quijote and I competed together for the first time. We showed 1st Level tests and I had the first and last tests videoed. I haven't had a chance to upload the second...
  21. Thank you, Mike. I don't think I'll ever get...

    Thank you, Mike. I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching this team perform.
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    You will like it here!! I live in Alpharetta and...

    You will like it here!! I live in Alpharetta and there are many options available. There are several top notch facilities all less than 12 miles from my home. Milton, Alpharetta, and the neighboring...
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