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  1. I will also add that while the more forward seat...

    I will also add that while the more forward seat is common and considered correct here, its not as common in other places. You wont see riders like Mary King with her butt out of the tack coming into...
  2. If sitting up more and riding more aggressively...

    If sitting up more and riding more aggressively to the fences makes the horse go better, do that. I get that she wants to look more "correct", I do, but first and foremost you have to ride the horse...
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    I guess its like the fad of sunscreen. I mean, 30...

    I guess its like the fad of sunscreen. I mean, 30 years ago it wasnt nearly as common, but these days everyone wears it. Surely not due to increased awareness of sun damage or anything ;).

    I also...
  4. Between the riding and the inexperience of the...

    Between the riding and the inexperience of the horse, its nearly impossible to know how good or bad of a jumper they will end up. There really arent that many horses that have perfect knees over...
  5. I have the medium hinds on my 16h TB type. They...

    I have the medium hinds on my 16h TB type. They dont come up quite as high as yours but they are high, and when I first put them on every time he nearly falls over. But he walks out of in a few steps...
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    My mom uses BOT for her bum knee, and is amazed....

    My mom uses BOT for her bum knee, and is amazed. The inflammation after biking or hiking would have her immobile for a day or two. Yes, it uses heat waves, but it doesnt literally heat up, it feels...
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    In my experience, AC cant do much. You are better...

    In my experience, AC cant do much. You are better off calling the police. I called AC about a dog locked in a car on a hot humid July day, and they patched me through to police. There has got to be a...
  8. Poll: I would say stadium, only because that is where...

    I would say stadium, only because that is where the footing is more likely to be iffy, and thats the only thing that really bothers him. He doesnt mind wet grass or even mud, but he hates that deep...
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    Poll: I wouldnt look for breed, but rather a type. You...

    I wouldnt look for breed, but rather a type. You obviously want a bigger horse (though at 5'6'' you dont really need much bigger than 16h) and something that would have the best chance at being a...
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    Yesterday I had a sprightly romp in the powder...

    Yesterday I had a sprightly romp in the powder with my horse, its so much fun, he really loves running in the snow. Im not sure I would give it up if I could....though cramming tight little exercises...
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    I have always used one for jumping and speedwork....

    I have always used one for jumping and speedwork. Ive never really had horses that were bad with their heads, but even on a steady horse there can be moments when you wish you had it. The way mine...
  12. I think this is a big one. There was a time when...

    I think this is a big one. There was a time when all you could do was try rest, or retire the horse. So treatment options for mild unsoundnesses just didnt really exist, and these horses ended up out...
  13. Personality is what it is. It definitely effects...

    Personality is what it is. It definitely effects their aptitude towards certain disciplines, but it is also a little dependent on how the rider deals with certain temperaments. There always seem to...
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    What is the "modern type"? Anything that isnt a...

    What is the "modern type"? Anything that isnt a leather hunt type? People use a lot of different styles these days.

    Any breast plate without a strap that goes over the neck will suck if it breaks...
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    I chose a breast collar because I thought it...

    I chose a breast collar because I thought it would be more secure than my Y check, and because my horse at the time had massive withers that I worried the Y check would cause undue pressure when he...
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    I think multiple clinics are more useful if you...

    I think multiple clinics are more useful if you are a much more experienced rider or have a much more cemented partnership with your horse. Then you can listen to advice without getting as confused,...
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    I met her when I was at Badminton, and I wish I...

    I met her when I was at Badminton, and I wish I had been 13. Most of the people waiting to meet her were young girls, and I felt pretty awkward about it, but of course couldnt pass it up. She was...
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    I have a nearly 22 year old retiree too! I ride...

    I have a nearly 22 year old retiree too! I ride him about 2-3 times a month, and last weekend he ran away with me twice at the sight of 18" fallen trees. He likes to remind me that I still cant...
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    I am also jealous of riderboys xc. It looks...

    I am also jealous of riderboys xc. It looks awesome, only thing would be a little more bounce in the canter heading into the water and then the drop with the log on it. Obviously they rode alright...
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    It sounds like you ride a lot from your hand. In...

    It sounds like you ride a lot from your hand. In both jumping and dressage, the more you pull the more they will pull back, and a very strong bit just makes it so they cant as much. A half halt comes...
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    I have only ever had to keep fronts on in the...

    I have only ever had to keep fronts on in the winter, in which case they have small drive in studs and rim pads. It just gets so hard and icy here that the horses without studs are visibly slipping...
  22. I think sometimes the real workmen wont tell you...

    I think sometimes the real workmen wont tell you when they are ready, since they wont be ready until they are really broken. Sometimes you just have to make the hard choices yourself.

    My 21 year...
  23. Not mentioned in the pedigree, but either way far...

    Not mentioned in the pedigree, but either way far from a 50/50 draft cross.

    And as an aside, Merloch is called everything from a TBx to a NZ TB, so if he is a full half Perch he really doesnt show...
  24. Not even kind of. Carrick was Canadian Sport...

    Not even kind of. Carrick was Canadian Sport Horse, 3/4 TB 1/8 Arab.
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    I dont think I would want to be in any position...

    I dont think I would want to be in any position where my balance point is forward on my hands pressing into the neck. Maybe its because the little dude is not above random spooks between fences, or...
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