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    What elis said. Plus, as people like to do, this...

    What elis said. Plus, as people like to do, this is turning into a discussion about how you have to spend all of the monies on the most expensive stuff that everyone else has or you will never get a...
  2. The training scale is the training scale- rhythm,...

    The training scale is the training scale- rhythm, losgelassenheit (or, sort of, suppleness, relaxation), connection/evenness in the reins, schwung/impulsion, straightness, and collection.
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    Yabbut it is hard to do up a long mane up so it...

    Yabbut it is hard to do up a long mane up so it is clean and simple and nice-looking. So, should the trainer just assume her students can do this, and then most probably have to deal with fuzzy,...
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    That is fantastic, Sammicat! Welcome to dressage-...

    That is fantastic, Sammicat! Welcome to dressage- it's hard but worth it (says she who just downed a handful of ibuprofen to help recover from her dressage and jumping lesson!)

    My trainer gave me...
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    I love it!

    I love it!
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    That is a tough situation- I would certainly hope...

    That is a tough situation- I would certainly hope that the seller contributes toward the cost, but I guess in the end it is up to you whether or not you want to hand them over. If the rads themselves...
  7. Also- WhiskeyBuddy- do not despair! Just when you...

    Also- WhiskeyBuddy- do not despair! Just when you think you can't do any more remedial work, you may realize that things have clicked, and you are ready to move on. I have been struggling with...
  8. I always like to have something set up in the...

    I always like to have something set up in the ring, if I can. Cavalettis, poles, little boxes to hop over- something. I don't do serious jump schools over fences bigger than 3' by myself, but I...
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    My County is buffalo, and I clean it with all...

    My County is buffalo, and I clean it with all sorts of things. Effax lederbalsam, glycerin, a quick swipe with Horseman's Onestep, etc. I've never found anything I use on my other tack to be...
  10. Thanks- well, we are further north than you, but...

    Thanks- well, we are further north than you, but definitely- if we both make it in to the finals, we should meet up in PA! Actually, if you do and I don't, I will come cheer you on- it is not far...
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    PNW, I am curious as to who that is- it would...

    PNW, I am curious as to who that is- it would probably turn into a typical COTH free-for-all, but I'm always interested in people's good and bad clinic experiences. I rode a pony in a clinic for a...
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    Well, but we're not talking about getting a pro...

    Well, but we're not talking about getting a pro bono criminal defense lawyer if you can't afford one. Or the right to shelter or something that deserves charity. We are talking about an expensive...
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    twostride- I lucked into him because a friend was...

    twostride- I lucked into him because a friend was riding with him and suggested I take a lesson to see if he might work for me. At the time I was feeling very frustrated with my riding and how my...
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    I have been in your position- while I was getting...

    I have been in your position- while I was getting my own Ph.D. I was hunting for a good trainer and a good barn. It took a while, and then the situation changed so I had to do it again. I have been...
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    A good rider can finesse a lot, and as others...

    A good rider can finesse a lot, and as others have said the easiness of a hunter course allows the time and space to do so. My junior hunters all came to us very green and I had to learn how and when...
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    I used a Cheltenham on my previous horse for a...

    I used a Cheltenham on my previous horse for a while- it absolutely got him backed off, and as others have said the nice thing was that I could use the gag rein only when I needed it. The three or...
  17. I posted a similar thread a month or so ago- I am...

    I posted a similar thread a month or so ago- I am in the same boat, although I still haven't gotten us out to a qualifier show. And since my dingbat horse just stepped on a clip and abscessed, it may...
  18. Actually, Meup, Nickelodian jokingly said "if you...

    Actually, Meup, Nickelodian jokingly said "if you don't agree with me then screw you," in one of her posts. As a joke. To be funny. You know: hah hah ?

    Anyway, this is an example of how hard it...
  19. Really? Well, then. I think we may have run to...

    Really? Well, then. I think we may have run to the limit of this discussion- I do apologize to the OP for steering this off the tracks, and I hope she ends up with a good solution that works for both...
  20. Oh, I give up. Yes- you are right. Because one...

    Oh, I give up. Yes- you are right. Because one uber-talented little mare who is also really particular does not need or want contact, that must mean that the majority of jumpers also don't want or...
  21. Hah- Halteranalter and I posted at the same time....

    Hah- Halteranalter and I posted at the same time. Exactly.
  22. Yes, Marcus Ehning's horses are *really*...

    Yes, Marcus Ehning's horses are *really* suffering. Also lacking grace.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9r1Suk2v1U

    And Joeren Dubbledam- very...
  23. Exactly what TB1201 said. I have been shaking my...

    Exactly what TB1201 said. I have been shaking my head at all of the posts about how the OP needs to teach differently, be softer with the kid, understand that this pony is different and the child...
  24. I only have two, but because I have to drive out...

    I only have two, but because I have to drive out to the barn (45 minutes, on average), that has to be factored in, too. While I really don't have lots of extra time, I actually will spend more of it...
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    I use leather spur straps, and pretty much...

    I use leather spur straps, and pretty much permanently have 1" POWs on my boots. My TB is lazy and needs them, and will not tolerate a whip, so I push them up when I ride him. My WB doesn't care...
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