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    I ride in a GG and love it, it's my third. I am...

    I ride in a GG and love it, it's my third. I am also small on a extra wide mare. I have always ridden in a 17.5 but this time much against everyones advice, I bought a 16.5. :eek:

    Yes Passier...
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    The thing is you are riding in a Hunter seat in a...

    The thing is you are riding in a Hunter seat in a dressage saddle.
    Not going to work.
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    Brag away, big Fred fan here!:)

    Brag away, big Fred fan here!:)
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    I bought my horse for myself as a 4 yr old. He...

    I bought my horse for myself as a 4 yr old. He is now 10 and has been in full time training for the last 20 months. He showed I2 so far this season and we are going to put the first GP in the ring...
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    You can buy leather stretcher, which you just...

    You can buy leather stretcher, which you just spray on and wear the boots. If they need more than your foot come provide :eek: take them to a good shoe repair shop. They will stretch them using a...
  6. Some excellent ideas here! Here's my two cents!...

    Some excellent ideas here! Here's my two cents!

    What keeps popping out to me is that you are forcing your body into position. Also you mentioned that sitting is easier without stirrups, (that...
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    This! Practice the elastic band canter...

    This!

    Practice the elastic band canter exercise. Forward, back (as much as he can before breaking), then quickly forward again. About 1000 of these, until he can almost canter on the spot, then...
  8. Thread: TBs in Dressage

    by Bronte
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    My favourite T/B sport horse stallion. ...

    My favourite T/B sport horse stallion.

    http://www.afineromance.ca/afineromance.html
  9. Yes, and so does Canada and Europe and soon Asia....

    Yes, and so does Canada and Europe and soon Asia. Why????????? Because we eat a crappy diet amd exercise too little. It's that simple.

    For those tri-athletes that still battle weight ~ you...
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    All depends!:lol: I have a horse that could be...

    All depends!:lol:
    I have a horse that could be called cold backed. I have had him since 4 yrs and was told of the issue. He is sensitive to touch and when you saddle him, you have to be gentle. ...
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    Hunter. The canter is lateral.

    Hunter. The canter is lateral.
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    Can you send a pic of him with the saddle on,...

    Can you send a pic of him with the saddle on, girthed up, but no pad, from the side.
    Thanks
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    I paid 12K for a similar horse, same age, same...

    I paid 12K for a similar horse, same age, same scores.
  14. Thread: 100%?

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    To the OP I think it is a very good thing that...

    To the OP

    I think it is a very good thing that we are seeing the whole training scale used at the Elite level and lower levels. I have no concern that we will end up with horses scoring 100%.
    ...
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    I have been judging for a long time! When I see...

    I have been judging for a long time! When I see a rider sit an entire TL test, my inner voice is general screaming, "please post and send your horse forward.." Even BNT on greenbeans post the...
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    It's just what you get used to. I like the stiff...

    It's just what you get used to. I like the stiff boot and when my boots were in for repair and I rode in paddock boots and half chaps, it killed my ankles. I would be the same in field boots. But...
  17. I really enjoyed watching this video and I really...

    I really enjoyed watching this video and I really enjoy the history and tradition around the SRS.

    What strikes me today, is that we really should not be comparing then and now because they are...
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    Passier saddles adjust. I bought a new passier...

    Passier saddles adjust. I bought a new passier for my rising six year old (he is now rising 10). It was adjusted twice and is now extra wide ~ if he gets any wider I am SOL! He kept changing and...
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    First of all we all deserve a good horse! I am...

    First of all we all deserve a good horse!

    I am sorry you are feeling frustrated. Sometimes these things cause us to rationalize how we are living life. I don't know if you have family, or are a...
  20. Thread: Critique Please

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    Good job! Let me tell you my four year old mare...

    Good job! Let me tell you my four year old mare (who has had much more work than yours), ain't going nearly as well!:eek:
  21. Thread: Saddle pad woes

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    I hate to say it, but I don't think your saddle...

    I hate to say it, but I don't think your saddle fits. (Says she ducking...) My saddle pad has just started to work its way out the back of the saddle, it has to be because the saddle is rocking. ...
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    If she associates the arena with hard work or...

    If she associates the arena with hard work or harsh discipline, which might have lead to physical/mental discomfort, you need to break that connection. Try different stuff in the arena, free...
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    This helps me too. Also, I think in an effort to...

    This helps me too. Also, I think in an effort to be a quite rider we often end up tight. You really have to move your hips a lot to follow a big trot.
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    Some great posts here, nhwr, merrygoround,...

    Some great posts here, nhwr, merrygoround, equibrit, ginger et al.

    I would only add, that contact is something the rider develops skill to maintain pro-actively. In other words, catch it before a...
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    Very well said!

    Very well said!
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