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    I've retrained a couple using a very mild short...

    I've retrained a couple using a very mild short shank simple hackamore, I think Herm Sprenger makes one and there is another company that makes the exact same thing in a less expensive version ......
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    goodmorning, that's probably the best question...

    goodmorning, that's probably the best question I've seen posted on COTH.
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    At approximately 1:16 he is riding straight into...

    At approximately 1:16 he is riding straight into the camera ... he is so well balanced and his seat is working INDEPENDENTLY of his hands ... he could easily put both reins in one hand and toast you...
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    Poor foundation in Independent Seat and the...

    Poor foundation in Independent Seat and the Balance Seat (both put together end up being the Classical Seat) and a complete lack of understanding as to why it works ...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    It's my understanding also. I have a friend who...

    It's my understanding also. I have a friend who was a midwife and an elder cousin who was a Doctor. There are specific hormones that do this. Makes things much more flexible which, of course, is...
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    It drastically alters your balance too. I have...

    It drastically alters your balance too. I have taught pregnant riders (eventers) up through their 6th or 7th month. They had been riding their whole lives and they were using their regular horse. Dr....
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    Names aren't necessary except in the original analysis and that does not need to be posted in the end results.
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    Sweety, I've watched a lot of people ride and...

    Sweety, I've watched a lot of people ride and train .... I've taught, I've coached and I've trained ... and I've ridden with or under some of the best and no one has ever called me uncoordinated on a...
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    Just exactly how many riders in the US are good...

    Just exactly how many riders in the US are good enough to ride a top European fit competition horse? Without 'ruining' it or dulling the aids?
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    Well, I don't "school dressage" in a dressage...

    Well, I don't "school dressage" in a dressage arena myself. I school dressage out on the trails and over hill and dale. That way when I take a TEST in the sandbox the horse actually is on my aids and...
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    I've seen a lot of brutal stuff behind the scenes...

    I've seen a lot of brutal stuff behind the scenes in most of the disciplines. Seems to be a sport where people who have little self discipline can thrive.

    That is NOT saying that everyone fits...
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    Wow, your 6th post and that's what you come up...

    Wow, your 6th post and that's what you come up with.

    You must have missed some of my other posts. The only thing I'd blog about is figuring out a way to have a professionally run system.
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    J-Lu, you took it off track. I brought up...

    J-Lu, you took it off track. I brought up military riding and dressage.
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    I will never use RK. My scores were high 8s and...

    I will never use RK. My scores were high 8s and occasional 10 on a cheap very well schooled horse ... I spent my time and money on top instruction, and that was on top of a solid base growing up of...
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    Well, I was at that level.

    Well, I was at that level.
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    Well, I was, and I may do it again, but I will...

    Well, I was, and I may do it again, but I will develop my new horse in the manner in which I was trained. Stepped away from competitive riding because I really didn't have any more patience for the...
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    I'm not the one that was explaining the extra...

    I'm not the one that was explaining the extra penalty points involved in FEI scoring, I think that was vineyridge.
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    I'm not too sure what I think about the dressage...

    I'm not too sure what I think about the dressage co-efficient, but correct schooling really should have the true foundation of classical dressage. I am not talking about the abhorrent mess that has...
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    And most German riders begin with learning the...

    And most German riders begin with learning the Independent Seat BEFORE they begin jumping much. They spend a lot of time on their seat and they always go back to it as part of their foundation ......
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    As usual, Denny has a thread on this, and the...

    As usual, Denny has a thread on this, and the main core revolves around the fact that Jung applies straight up military riding as his training program. All of it, including correct dressage work....
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    Just dropping in from Planet X, but I always...

    Just dropping in from Planet X, but I always thought that was just called classical military riding and training, something that we seem to have completely lost in this country ... and we actually...
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    I realize you are trying to sound knowledgeable,...

    I realize you are trying to sound knowledgeable, but the comments in bold make. no. sense.
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    Winding Down, you seem to think that you are the...

    Winding Down, you seem to think that you are the only person that has a clue as to what is going on ..... I happen to be in the camp that the amateur organization we have is just that, amateur. It is...
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    To me ^ that is the epitome of the self centered...

    To me ^ that is the epitome of the self centered arrogant behavior coming from the top.
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