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    When I was finally diagnosed with MS after having...

    When I was finally diagnosed with MS after having exacerbations for DECADES I found that modern scientific medicine had precious little to help me. It did not leave me any other option than...
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    The book that got me really understanding bits: ...

    The book that got me really understanding bits:

    "Horse Control and the Bit" by Tom Roberts". I've made several successful bit changes based on what I learned from this book.

    Another good one:...
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    My leg jerking at night is because of my Multiple...

    My leg jerking at night is because of my Multiple Sclerosis, it is just one of those wonderful things that can come along with MS. I did find something that helped me.

    It is a homeopathic...
  4. mp, you must have excellent hands, seat, timing...

    mp, you must have excellent hands, seat, timing and balance. I am glad you do not strap your horses' mouths shut.

    Alibi-18, there is no danger I will ever teach eventers. All I was commenting...
  5. There is a great misunderstanding, the...

    There is a great misunderstanding, the misunderstanding that all the FS authors and teachers considered only one form of contact as the "proper" one for riding a horse. I was guilty of this before I...
  6. Re: riding a head bobbing horse. My riding...

    Re: riding a head bobbing horse.

    My riding teacher had this mare, an old Arab that had been dumped on her (non-payment of board, the owner literally deserting the horse at the stable), an old Arab...
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    When I found out my hunt seat riding instructor...

    When I found out my hunt seat riding instructor had never heard of "Form Over Fences" I got her a used copy.

    She started using pictures of her own students so they could see what they were...
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    "Form Over Fences" by Jane Marshall Dillon. This...

    "Form Over Fences" by Jane Marshall Dillon. This book is about the jump. Most of the book is photographs, each photograph is analyzed, with all the riders' faults pointed out.

    I'm afraid it is...
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    What the horses I ride seemed to object to was...

    What the horses I ride seemed to object to was the chin strap that goes down like the drop nose band. I gritted my teeth, removed the chin strap from one of mine, the horses got a lot happier. Now...
  10. Yes, the horse wants to uncurl and relax, the...

    Yes, the horse wants to uncurl and relax, the horse gets to relax and put his head down. Pure Forward Seat with the green through low intermediate horse--the horse gets to determine where he is the...
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    At the walk I also practice: Turn on the...

    At the walk I also practice:

    Turn on the hindquarters.
    Turn on the forehand.
    Backing.
    Two-track work.
    Halting, and standing peacefully whether on loose rein or on contact.
    Getting the horse...
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    Yes, I forgot the artistic exemptions. When...

    Yes, I forgot the artistic exemptions.

    When a child actor earns money, his or her parents or guardian have complete control over whether the child has any access to the money he/she earns, and,...
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    I work on the three speeds of the walk. I also...

    I work on the three speeds of the walk.

    I also practice weaving around any obstacles I can find using mainly my seat and legs.
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    As pertaining to having a job. It is AGAINST...

    As pertaining to having a job.

    It is AGAINST THE LAW for fifteen year old children to work for pay. Any retail store who hired a fifteen year old would be breaking the law (with the exception for...
  15. Forgive me, I had assumed that the tightness was...

    Forgive me, I had assumed that the tightness was one that persisted after a proper warm-up. If this is not so--my bad.
  16. If a horse is tight anywhere, it is a SYMPTOM,...

    If a horse is tight anywhere, it is a SYMPTOM, not a personal quirk of the horse to be overcome. It can be a symptom of a physical, conformational or veterinary problem, OR it can be a symptom of...
  17. Hey, let us change who is getting flamed. I am...

    Hey, let us change who is getting flamed. I am brave, I volunteer.

    Back in the days of "ancient history" I, a Forward Seat rider, was taught (and later trained, and always rode for over 40...
  18. Someone makes enormous strides (literally) to not...

    Someone makes enormous strides (literally) to not go on the public dole, and some people call him stupid.

    The same people often complain about people who don't/won't/can't work and end up on the...
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    I waffled on Hilary. But then I just thought,...

    I waffled on Hilary. But then I just thought, Hilary Clinton has the qualification that several Native American tribes had for their council of wise women (sometimes with more power than the male...
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    Our very distant ancestors did not live in a very...

    Our very distant ancestors did not live in a very safe world. It took thousands of years of dedicated hunting in Western Europe to get rid of major predators, however there are still areas of Asia...
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    Let us look at this from another angle. The...

    Let us look at this from another angle.

    The nearest thing I have found in human history/myth about what happened at the end of the last ice age is the Norse myths. These people did not have the...
  22. I think this discussion proves that violent...

    I think this discussion proves that violent impulses are not the only thing that religion unleashes.
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    I have told MDs & RNs that among my other odd...

    I have told MDs & RNs that among my other odd medical beliefs, is one of the distinct possibility that a born doctor's HANDS can have healing power of their own. Not guaranteed to work of course,...
  24. Hi Alicen, yes, I have had one dressage lesson in...

    Hi Alicen, yes, I have had one dressage lesson in my life, from a fifteen year old girl whose mother owned/ran the stable and who had about 2 yrs. of dressage lessons. It was on a TB (not OTTB, bred...
  25. Good, you found my pictures. The bay Arab mare...

    Good, you found my pictures.

    The bay Arab mare in the picture is one that my riding teacher asked me to help bring back from several years in the paddock, getting more and more crippled by...
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