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  1. Yes, you are old fashioned. For 99% of...

    Yes, you are old fashioned.

    For 99% of people, showing is an expensive hobby, not a job. They aren't professionals. Nobody is talking about going into the ring in jeggings and a sports bra...
  2. Meh. Maybe I'd have a little more respect for...

    Meh. Maybe I'd have a little more respect for his opinion if he hadn't completely dumbed down jumping with the crest release.
  3. Long hair in ponytails!? Oh the humanity!!!!

    Long hair in ponytails!? Oh the humanity!!!!
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    Just tell them you ride English.

    Just tell them you ride English.
  5. If you're interested in that school of dressage,...

    If you're interested in that school of dressage, then why don't you just train with Catherine Haddad-Staller? She's based in FL in the winter, and spent years training with Bodo Hangen and Rudy...
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    How does his neck come out of his withers and...

    How does his neck come out of his withers and chest? Does he have a steep croup or straight hind end?

    If he is downhill through the body but otherwise has decent conformation and a natural...
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    I am not a breeder, and I don't buy unbroken...

    I am not a breeder, and I don't buy unbroken babies. If that's what the OP is talking about, then obviously bloodlines mean a lot. However, I can learn what I want to know about a horse from riding...
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    I wouldn't worry about bloodlines unless you are...

    I wouldn't worry about bloodlines unless you are either planning on breeding to a mare or buying an unbroken youngster.
  9. I love Morten Thomsen for piaffe and passage....

    I love Morten Thomsen for piaffe and passage. Don't get me wrong, my regular trainer is good too, but some people are great for teaching certain things.

    Professionals understand, and I've not had...
  10. Have fun, Ashleyw and Geno! God I wish I...

    Have fun, Ashleyw and Geno!

    God I wish I lived in a place that wasn't coated in snow right now.
  11. 99% of horses are not top athletes. Just like 99%...

    99% of horses are not top athletes. Just like 99% of people aren't. Do you require the same level of support to recreationally train for a 5k as a collegiate runner needs to prepare for competition? ...
  12. Except that very few here own a top-notch...

    Except that very few here own a top-notch athlete... more like the horse equivalent of a 35 year old guy trying to train for a 5k. And not a competitive time either, just to be able to finish all 3.1...
  13. Sounds like she has your number. Look, if you...

    Sounds like she has your number.

    Look, if you aren't the sort of rider that can take her to task and make it clear that you will not put up with her bullshit, then find her an owner who will. It...
  14. Then I guess I don't understand which demographic...

    Then I guess I don't understand which demographic the advice is meant for. Ruined mouths can be improved just fine in a snaffle. BTDT.

    A rider who doesn't have nice hands and doesn't know how...
  15. Ahh... picking on spelling. The last resort of...

    Ahh... picking on spelling. The last resort of people who have nothing of their own to add to the conversation.

    Pedant.
  16. The amount of dumbassedness on this thread is...

    The amount of dumbassedness on this thread is mind blowing... it's no wonder our country is at the bottom of the industrialized pack in so many ways.

    How can somebody able to write their name and...
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    This. You only pay social security on the first...

    This. You only pay social security on the first $110k or so of income. Bump that up and the problem goes away.
  18. Bodo Hangen. When I was a kid I lessoned with a...

    Bodo Hangen. When I was a kid I lessoned with a couple of his students and audited clinics at his barn. Hilarious guy.
  19. "You need to introduce your ass to the saddle."

    "You need to introduce your ass to the saddle."
  20. I meant are you moving up the levels (ie past...

    I meant are you moving up the levels (ie past 2nd). Lots of people do well at the lower levels and never make it beyond second.
  21. Are you an upper level rider? Because if not,...

    Are you an upper level rider? Because if not, then taking fewer lessons with a BNT is likely part of the problem.

    Good instruction doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag, OP, especially at...
  22. I agree. Dressage folks don't tend to be...

    I agree. Dressage folks don't tend to be friendly or welcoming, and that vibe come across loud and clear at shows. They also don't seem to have children of their own, or if they do they don't...
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    Interesting. I've never ridden a piaffe that...

    Interesting. I've never ridden a piaffe that felt like the horse was just standing there.
  24. Well if wrestling, one of the original Olympic...

    Well if wrestling, one of the original Olympic sports, can get the ax then I see no reason why dressage can't.

    It's about ratings. People want excitement... and to be able to tell what's going on...
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    Why didn't you send the horse back after the...

    Why didn't you send the horse back after the first month? Or call animal control?

    There really isn't anything to do other than to give her the horse back and not do business with her again. You...
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