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  1. Ah, my people! 1. My husband is my main trainer...

    Ah, my people!
    1. My husband is my main trainer and we ride in our backyard, and our arena is not regulation (it's wider so we can actually lope a nice big circle).
    2. I take a weekly High School...
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    Maybe he's busy this time of year playing Santa...

    Maybe he's busy this time of year playing Santa in the mall.
    At first I was going to say, "no wait a minute, just because the guy isn't a pretty rider ..." but I'm glad I read this whole string of...
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    I remember hearing somewhere Nuno did compete,...

    I remember hearing somewhere Nuno did compete, but only on a handful of occassions.
    I also believe I read something about him separating what he did from "competition riding."
    Here's a quote from...
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    I'm in the "it's all about the rider" camp. I've...

    I'm in the "it's all about the rider" camp. I've seen brilliant riders get brilliant movements out of horses you'd never imagine could do that. An average-moving horse that's sound is capable of...
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    I'm the weirdo that LIKES to ride non WBs because...

    I'm the weirdo that LIKES to ride non WBs because the WBs I've ridden were cheap garbage warmbloods and the rides sucked and I had to work way too hard to get something that resembled forward. ...
  6. The "old" photos are from my yahoo account

    I'm the one who originally posted the photos on the other BB. They all come from Podhajsky's "The Art of Dressage: Basic Principles of Riding and Judging" published in 1976, after his death a few...
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    Ah, good point. I also never, ever leave my...

    Ah, good point. I also never, ever leave my horses without someone I know well watching them at shows or other strange places. I've sometimes had other competitors I don't know ask me to watch their...
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    Because my horses are not people, that's why. No...

    Because my horses are not people, that's why.
    No offense, but what kind of a sheltered life have you and your horses been living? Don't you ever haul somewhere to go on a nice trail ride? Do you...
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    I think being able to stand tied quietly for at...

    I think being able to stand tied quietly for at least an hour is as wonderful virtue in a horse. But it just takes time and getting used to it. Especially the insecure horses who don't like being...
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