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    While I haven't been doing riding trot without...

    While I haven't been doing riding trot without stirrups, I have benefitted immensely from doing no-stirrups work. I came into dressage from having done eventing and jumpers where I was spending the...
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    If I had my own property, I think I would be more...

    If I had my own property, I think I would be more inclined to purchase a weanling or a yearling. Although I would have some overhead, it likely wouldn't be like paying for board for two horses in the...
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    Well, he certainly is very fit, judging from the...

    Well, he certainly is very fit, judging from the pic of him and Robert Dover showing off their Olympic tattoos
  4. I know the area well. Send me a PM and I can give...

    I know the area well. Send me a PM and I can give you lots of details on the programs in the towns you mentioned.
  5. I would recommend starting here for ideas: ...

    I would recommend starting here for ideas:

    http://www.usdf.org/clubs/list.asp?regionpass=5&Typepass=GMO
  6. When I was in Northern California, my biggest...

    When I was in Northern California, my biggest challenge was finding dressage trainers with lesson horses or schoolmasters. Most of the ones in my area (east bay) had horses available if you wanted a...
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    It will be interesting to see what people have to...

    It will be interesting to see what people have to say about it and whether the percentage change is difference as the base price increases or as the discipline changes.

    A good horse is a good...
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    OP, you'll pay a premium for a horse with a quiet...

    OP, you'll pay a premium for a horse with a quiet temperament who can take a joke. The same could be said for a horse that can win in respectable company at 3'.

    My advice would be to lease for a...
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    [QUOTE=merrygoround;8034188]Trot-halt transitions...

    [QUOTE=merrygoround;8034188]Trot-halt transitions have long been part of training, However I haven't yet seen a test requiring the lifting of one foreleg, /QUOTE]

    Saluting the judge at the end...
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    Do you have some tack shops in your area that do...

    Do you have some tack shops in your area that do consignments? If you can make a moldable form of your horse's back, it might be easier to scan through stuff locally. Speaking from experience, you...
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    I had never even heard of the "school halt" until...

    I had never even heard of the "school halt" until this thread came up. I looked it up and didn't think it is anything that anyone would do unless they were part of the Spanish Riding School or...
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    This is definitely true! As an update, I've...

    This is definitely true!

    As an update, I've continued the no-stirrups work doing some every day that I ride and have dropped another hole on my stirrup leathers. I've noticed that the lateral work...
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    I've already loaded the cream colored horse into...

    I've already loaded the cream colored horse into my virtual trailer - the one modelling the "Rome" bridle.
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    Do you have a way to try them before you buy?...

    Do you have a way to try them before you buy? Either at a tack shop that has a used or demo pair or someone else at the barn? With so many different types of alternative stirrups, it would be nice to...
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    I looked up my OTTB's info on Equibase and...

    I looked up my OTTB's info on Equibase and contacted the breeder via email. They responded within 1 hour with several awesome baby photos of my guy. They were so excited to hear how one of their...
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    I bought the MDC stirrups to use after a bad...

    I bought the MDC stirrups to use after a bad ankle sprain. I liked the options it gave me to adjust the angle to what would feel comfortable. I think I just got the regular tread.

    Is there a...
  17. Schockemohle sport bridles: how is leather quality these days?

    I bought a Schockemohle London bridle on one of my trips to the UK and have been very pleased with the quality. It fits my horse's slightly tapered face nicely. The leather has held up *very* well...
  18. Does anyone know if the Canadian team has a small...

    Does anyone know if the Canadian team has a small and big tour ranking list that gets updated after each CDI? I'm curious to see how they compare with the americans
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    Saying that a request is difficult to manage is a...

    Saying that a request is difficult to manage is a very different thing than saying the person making the request is a PITA.
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    OP, I feel really bad for you. You trusted the...

    OP, I feel really bad for you. You trusted the trainer, she betrayed it and now the horse is with a new owner. The most I think you could do at this point is try to contact the new owner to say you...
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    There is a big difference between being a PITA...

    There is a big difference between being a PITA and being an "inconvenience".
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    who is going to be the first to take the new pony...

    who is going to be the first to take the new pony into the jumper ring? :-)
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    I don't think it is entirely fair to say that all...

    I don't think it is entirely fair to say that all boarders will, with 100% probability, be a PITA at some point. that is, unless you are going to say that at some point you are going to do something...
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    I guess it depends on what you mean by PITA. I...

    I guess it depends on what you mean by PITA. I suppose the riders and boarders could say the same thing for BM and BO's. At some point every BM or BO will do something that upsets the...
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    I was used to riding smaller horses (~15:2 or so)...

    I was used to riding smaller horses (~15:2 or so) before I bought my current horse who is 16:1. Within the first month of owning him I sprained my ankle. It was such a stupid thing. I had momentarily...
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