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  1. A picture is worth a 1000 words. What you have...

    A picture is worth a 1000 words. What you have written just sounds to me as if this mare has always been ridden as point and shoot. She has none of the basics...not even for the jumping portion. ...
  2. Back again...not quite as quickly as I had hoped....

    Back again...not quite as quickly as I had hoped. That little push into the saddle will not hurt your horse. In fact, it does just the opposite. If you do not do it, his center of gravity will...
  3. I went and looked at the newest video that you...

    I went and looked at the newest video that you posted. What I want you to try to do is stop-action the video at 1:21. I picked this point because for most riders, the clockwise direction is the...
  4. Oh, kiddo! You were so close to making good...

    Oh, kiddo! You were so close to making good things happen. He is in a good tempo, and moving fairly well-balanced. He is also just barely starting to get the idea of how to reach into the bit. You...
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    That is one of the worst videos I have ever seen....

    That is one of the worst videos I have ever seen. Actually, what is happening is a very good way to get the horse to start charging the person on the lead. If you notice a short way through, the...
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    I cannot imagine what in the world you are doing,...

    I cannot imagine what in the world you are doing, as I have never before heard of someone asking for ankle exercises. My guess is that you are either trying to ride sitting trot in a forward seat...
  7. Your leg area of actual control should be the...

    Your leg area of actual control should be the groin area. Most women have difficulty in correctly getting the groin down on the saddle in order to use it. If you have ever had an old-time...
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    I imagine the reason there is no posting going on...

    I imagine the reason there is no posting going on is the western saddle. I know that I have never found it very comfortable to post in one, let alone correctly half-halt as one would do in a regular...
  9. Michael Poulin. He is up north of Orlando.

    Michael Poulin. He is up north of Orlando.
  10. Your are LESS stable when your right side is on...

    Your are LESS stable when your right side is on the inside. If the horse bucks, that is the side on which you will fall because you are already more tilted off the horse in that direction.

    When...
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    It is always more difficult to go from right to...

    It is always more difficult to go from right to left than from left to right if the horse (and you) are hollow right. DON'T release that left rein. That is the worst thing you can do. Take more...
  12. Beginning riders are often asked to sit very...

    Beginning riders are often asked to sit very still, and in this, the harm is done. Until you actually experiment with the degree of rotation it takes to actually convey to your horse the message you...
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    Nothing matters if the training is done...

    Nothing matters if the training is done correctly. Forget the horse's age.
  14. A rider must deal with her/his own crookedness as...

    A rider must deal with her/his own crookedness as well as the crookedness of the horse. To do this, a rider must be extremely aware of the weight aids and how to create them to the degree for which...
  15. I agree that the post can be taken in a more...

    I agree that the post can be taken in a more positive fashion. But, the middle of it was somewhat ambiguous to me, and so I posted as I did. I hope your interpretation is more correct, and that I...
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    I hate to make practical suggestions, but those...

    I hate to make practical suggestions, but those clear plastic raincoats that fold up neatly into a little bag are very useful when the skies decide to open at a show. Umbrellas are also nice. I...
  17. Find a saddle that fits both you and the horse,...

    Find a saddle that fits both you and the horse, and then use a string girth. They seem to help adjust for a forward girth groove a bit better. Do not sit the trot in your jumping saddle. The...
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    I am not a saddle fitter, so the previous...

    I am not a saddle fitter, so the previous poster's comments are probably more relevant than mine. If you post pictures of saddles again, take the pictures of the saddle just sitting on the horse's...
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    I think you have a fairly good start there. You...

    I think you have a fairly good start there. You are not over-riding him, and the slower tempo allows him to better stay in balance, which is "forward" by the way. I liked the idea of a previous...
  20. Oh, my word. Whoever told you to hollow your...

    Oh, my word. Whoever told you to hollow your back and get your seat out behind you? If it is your present instructor, get rid of that person. You need to do the exact opposite. You need to get...
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    I will second the recommendation of Ann...

    I will second the recommendation of Ann Forrest...Equestrian Imports. Both of my dressage saddles came from her, and she also has a master saddler that works with her as well. I used him for new...
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    Most of my horses have been barefoot their entire...

    Most of my horses have been barefoot their entire lives. There have been problem children that have had to have shoes as well. My experience is that if the horse is repeatedly sore-footed after...
  23. I guess that I am really old fashion because I...

    I guess that I am really old fashion because I cannot fathom a married relationship in which both partners are not aware of where the money is going. If something happened to one or the other of...
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    Is she boarded?

    Is she boarded?
  25. Thread: Getting heavy

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    Many rides that I have seen get a score well...

    Many rides that I have seen get a score well above what should have happened because of the basic elements that are missing. Riders are taught to try to ride a geometry within understanding what...
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