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    Maybe not a serious response...my horse likes to...

    Maybe not a serious response...my horse likes to play tag with me being "it".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdSt_GKLL6w&feature=em-share_video_user
  2. Ditto on preferring EqEntries. I love being able...

    Ditto on preferring EqEntries. I love being able to upload my coggins and other documents (like Test 3 over 60% for freestyle entries) and just include them in a show entry. And the additional fee is...
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    After eliminating physical reasons, such as, bits...

    After eliminating physical reasons, such as, bits and teeth...My horse does then he locks his jaw. If I just sponge my fingers and move the bit a little in his mouth, he chews and stays soft.
    ...
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    I find professional guidance is worth every penny...

    I find professional guidance is worth every penny and is most cost effective in the long run.

    I needed to work on my cardio and core. I would get winded riding the sitting trot work.

    I have the...
  5. I drive 45 minutes to get to barn. I ride four to...

    I drive 45 minutes to get to barn. I ride four to six days a week.
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    Andalusians, I would recommend you call Julie...

    Andalusians, I would recommend you call Julie Shannon and ask her what types of programs she offers. No one on this board is going to know what services she has available better than her! She is a...
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    You can find nice videos of individuals showing...

    You can find nice videos of individuals showing their horses in dressage in-hand classes. I would recommend doing a search.
    I've competed in these classes (and finally won!). So I kind of get the...
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    Through 4th level, you can qualify for Regionals...

    Through 4th level, you can qualify for Regionals with a lower score as an ammy.
  9. Coincidentally, while I scribed for an 'S' judge...

    Coincidentally, while I scribed for an 'S' judge during regional championships this year we talked about neck straps. We were sharing stories on the most unusual application of rules. She told me...
  10. Hi DownYonder, Even though it lists only one...

    Hi DownYonder,

    Even though it lists only one day, I would expect the shows on 5/24 and 6/20 are really 2-day shows with each day being considered its own show just like the show in July. I've...
  11. I know of dressage trainers in Alpharetta/Milton....

    I know of dressage trainers in Alpharetta/Milton. If you are interested, feel free to PM me.
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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...
  13. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. For me, to participate in the journey of dressage...

    For me, to participate in the journey of dressage is my goal.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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