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  1. Although you are not required to have a horn as...

    Although you are not required to have a horn as per the USEF rules, a Western saddle in the rulebook is defined as one that has Western fenders.
  2. I am entitled to my own opinion, just like anyone...

    I am entitled to my own opinion, just like anyone else on here. As I clearly made it that. It has nothing to do with anyone but is my OWN opinion, and not anyone else's.
    WD is WD in Canada. WSD is...
  3. There 'aint nothing about Cowboy when he steals...

    There 'aint nothing about Cowboy when he steals peoples' work, and a few BIG names to boot, and claim it as his own....just putting Cowboy Dressage into the wording.
    Just proves his intentions and...
  4. Amazing saddle! Please read the info and the...

    Amazing saddle! Please read the info and the comments on this page.

    http://kirkridgefarm.com/harmony-western-dressage-saddle.html
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    Some of us have been teaching correct dressage...

    Some of us have been teaching correct dressage concepts to Western riders for YEARS. I'm at about 33 years right now. Everything from Equitation, Games, Reining to Extreme Cowboy competitions. As a...
  6. Ok, here is a good one; Baucher Mullen Mouth...

    Ok, here is a good one; Baucher Mullen Mouth Snaffle. They appear to be legal if you combined the Baucher Cheek and Rein Attachment and the Mullen mouth piece . I see that Mylar can also make a very...
  7. Thread: RIP Jon Costin

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    RIP Jon Costin

    Such sad news. He will be greatly missed.
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  8. Katarine: Ah, my signature line was not turned...

    Katarine: Ah, my signature line was not turned on, and I did not see that. I don't post on here much (edited to add, and I can't get it to work!), and did not realize my annonimity. All the other...
  9. Thanks DQ. I am one of the founders of WSDAC,...

    Thanks DQ.
    I am one of the founders of WSDAC, and agree wholeheartedly on the post. We highly recommend that riders use a snaffle or bit-less in the existing tests in our rule book. We are not...
  10. Thread: Western dressage

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    3 at the USDF Convention? Who is your source?

    3 at the USDF Convention? Who is your source?
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    Good to know. I will let the admin know about...

    Good to know. I will let the admin know about this. This forum literally just went up 2 days ago. Just trying to get the word out. You don't have to join any association to participate. Other groups...
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    SpiritHorse? As in the guy who invented the...

    SpiritHorse? As in the guy who invented the bridle? No, he did not open that message board. I know that for a fact.
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    I was just emailed this link from a friend on the...

    I was just emailed this link from a friend on the east coast. He put together a message board so that everyone interested in Western Dressage could go there.
    I know it's new, but message boards...
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    alibi18: Well, maybe you should look at the...

    alibi18: Well, maybe you should look at the title. WESTERN DRESSAGE, or in Canada, WESTERN STYLE DRESSAGE. The rules require a Western Saddle. Dressage is training.
    The debate is going to go on...
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    The gaits in Western are Walk, Jog and Lope. The...

    The gaits in Western are Walk, Jog and Lope. The gaits in English are Walk, Trot and Canter. The terminology difference is just that. Terminology.
    So if you were riding at the basic levels of WD,...
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    There seems to be confusion out there and on...

    There seems to be confusion out there and on several forums about what Western Dressage is and should be. Jeff Wilson, from Black Willow Morgans and heads the State of New York WD states this,.....
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    This is probably the best article I have ever...

    This is probably the best article I have ever seen written about Western Dressage:
    http://news.horsetrader.com/2012/02/02/whats-western-dressage-all-about/

    As per the rules, one handed or two...
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    Here is a link for the heel wedges I was talking...

    Here is a link for the heel wedges I was talking about. I have also seen them for normal foot wear.
    http://www.calevo.com/cgi-bin/calevo/process/locale/en_US/page/2140805.html
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    Try heel lifts. I know Cavallo makes them...

    Try heel lifts. I know Cavallo makes them specifically for breaking in boots so the back of your knees are not rubbed.
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    Ok, now since I've posted I've seen different...

    Ok, now since I've posted I've seen different aids mentioned of what a half-halt is. Is it inside rein, outside rein, sitting up, lowering your seat, more leg, or a limitless combination of the...
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    Food for thought: If the "half-halt"is used for...

    Food for thought:
    If the "half-halt"is used for 4 different purposes: (as stated in the Equine Canada Dressage Coaching Manual)
    1. Attention
    2. Collection
    3. Correction
    4. Transition

    Then how...
  22. Thread: USEF Convention

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    Ontario Canada has it's own Provinical law which...

    Ontario Canada has it's own Provinical law which apply to all Juniors, under the age of 18 as it pertains to "horseback riding".
    It requires all juniors to wear an ASTM helmet and heeled footwear....
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    Eurodressage reports:...

    Eurodressage reports:
    http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2010/11/28/matthias-rath-riding-totilas-real-pleasure
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    Let's hope they don't send people who try them...

    Let's hope they don't send people who try them off to the chiropractor. I tried the "latest and greatest" new funky dressage saddle from England at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto last week on my...
  25. As long as there are several "camps" in the...

    As long as there are several "camps" in the Canadian Dressage circles, there will never be a team coach.
    RD is the first "team" coach for the past 3 decades.
    One of the "camps" had Willi Shultheiss...
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