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    Have you used the clips that came with the...

    Have you used the clips that came with the micklem (to prevent it)? And a single joint snaffle (or fullcheek/fulmer)?
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    You should just what they do in parts of...

    You should just what they do in parts of europe...they make the owner hold the foot and the farriers tack the shoe on....gives the owner a entirely new viewpoint. You can hold the leaning/pulling...
  3. I would edit the quote to say that it "(a low...

    I would edit the quote to say that it "(a low posture) tends to be detrimental to the horse maintaining energy/willingness in other gaits if sustained too long (or in a closed posture)."

    Fdo does...
  4. Over fences there is a rule about how to use the...

    Over fences there is a rule about how to use the whip, in dressage you can touch the shoulder (and works better for some mares).

    66" reins are fairly standard, and allow enough fdo for most horses...
  5. There are many questions (how to carry a whip/how...

    There are many questions (how to carry a whip/how to use it/types of reins/having the horse lengthen the outline/etc) all woven together. Let's take one at a time.

    On a greener horse, it is better...
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    So, a question: In fox hunting the fox is put to...

    So, a question: In fox hunting the fox is put to ground, rarely killed (my mom hunted 5x a week and was on one kill in 20 years). But I have heard that stags are often tackled (whatever it is...
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    Uberstreichen may be done with the inside rein...

    Uberstreichen may be done with the inside rein (initially in training) to test self carriage. By the time the rider gives both reins forward the horse is held by the seat alone (the balance should...
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    Everything is about the intent of actions/how it...

    Everything is about the intent of actions/how it fits into training. The intent of uberstreichen is to test self carriage, in descente de main ou de jambes, the horse lessening of the aids allows...
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    Descent de main (lessening of the hand) is not...

    Descent de main (lessening of the hand) is not uberstreichen (the literal transition is reaching over/forward as a test of self carriage). Descent de main may or may not allow a horse to go fdo.
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    ..... The lengthening of the outline/chewing the...

    ..... The lengthening of the outline/chewing the reins from the hand/fdo is what the 'stretching' exercise is. Uberstreichen= reaching forward with the inside (or both reins) as a test of self...
  11. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  12. Any one remember....old outside course at Ox Ridge

    There was a video link posted here some time ago. H/j judge as a young man (cannot remember specifically who it was....grrr) galloping on on an outside course (green hunters), at ox ridge (probably a...
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    First, I would say read a lot, so you have an...

    First, I would say read a lot, so you have an idea of what IS correct. Second, even if you can afford an expensive trainer, look in a mirror, have someone film you, analyze, make changes. A...
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    "Stretching" is only so if the horse is seeking...

    "Stretching" is only so if the horse is seeking the hand, fdo lengthening/carrying with the entire top line. If there is longitudinal flexion too soon the horse is not as the rules require: poll the...
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    The use of 'chewing the reins from the hand' and...

    The use of 'chewing the reins from the hand' and uberstreichen were put into the tests years ago (30+), and many (judges) had never heard of either action, or knew of their regular use in training....
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    Roundness is created when a horse is actively on...

    Roundness is created when a horse is actively on the bit, steps actively into contact, and offers (degrees of) longitudinal flexion (as the levels allow). There are many ways of better expressing...
  17. Why not teach her HOW to re-educate the horse...

    Why not teach her HOW to re-educate the horse mouth starting with IN HAND WORK (to mobilize the jaw, communicate)...or put the horse in a caveson with reins (side pull/bitless bridle) and let her...
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    Always start with 10-15 minutes of walk, it takes...

    Always start with 10-15 minutes of walk, it takes that long for synovial fluid to become more viscous/useful for the joint. (This can be both on loose reins and in various figures.) And the gait you...
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    There is a difference between building horses up...

    There is a difference between building horses up for eventing or racing where there must be a given distance in x amount of time and schooling/training a horse to develop balance and reactions.
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    (Horses are allowed to warm up in running...

    (Horses are allowed to warm up in running martingales.)
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    Anything with elastic might seem like a good...

    Anything with elastic might seem like a good idea, but the 'bounce back' from a stretched piece of elastic is even stronger tension (like a snapped rubber band). First comes a good/stable seat which...
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    Depends upon what degree of roarer, and the vet...

    Depends upon what degree of roarer, and the vet analysis and the weather. Many will end up with enlarged hearts as they get older/heave lines/if it has been operated on (and if not, why not). For...
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    You could just it directly from...

    You could just it directly from http://www.kavalkade.de
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    Horses simply get mixed up (it is not a tantrum...

    Horses simply get mixed up (it is not a tantrum imho). That said if a horse starts to back up, let it (no leg to go) and do even do more. They will find that back is NOT an effective way of existing...
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    There is a degree of difficulty (about how/where...

    There is a degree of difficulty (about how/where the movements/exercises are placed). There is a list of movements which are 'required', the rest contributes to degrees of difficulty/etc.

    And if...
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