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    I rode Saddlebreds in the 70s and the "park" cue...

    I rode Saddlebreds in the 70s and the "park" cue we were taught was to tap the on the shoulder with your toe. I don't know about training them to do it but the trained horses all knew that aid.
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    I bought an Icon Flight after riding in my...

    I bought an Icon Flight after riding in my trainer's for a year. I had an Advantage but it did not fit my new horse. LOVE the Flight, it is my favorite of all the dressage saddles I have had,...
  3. Romfh. LOVE them. I have been a die-hard Pikeur...

    Romfh. LOVE them. I have been a die-hard Pikeur lover for years but now have only one pair of them--all the others are Romfh! I've had my oldest pair for three years and they still look and fit...
  4. LTLFLDF, you have a PM

    LTLFLDF, you have a PM
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    So I talked to my friend who owns a North Star...

    So I talked to my friend who owns a North Star today. Karen Porter was the saddler for these, possibly designed by her and made in England. Although she still rides 4-5 times a week in her North Star...
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    I believe North Star Saddles were custom saddles...

    I believe North Star Saddles were custom saddles made in PA by Karen Porter. Think she may have worked for Albion at one point. I have a friend who still has one, I will see what I can find out
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    I am an"L" graduate and have been judging for ten...

    I am an"L" graduate and have been judging for ten years. I can't say it any better than dotneko has. It goes for me as well. Enjoy your rides and I hope you have many successful rides:)
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    PLEASE no more Celtic music! Done to DEATH.:( ...

    PLEASE no more Celtic music! Done to DEATH.:(

    I edited the music for the freestyle that won the 3rd Level Freestyle at Regionals in KY last fall. It was Mannheim Steamroller's Halloween music....
  9. Here is my vote for Romfh. I love mine and have...

    Here is my vote for Romfh. I love mine and have had one pair for three years. I got my last pair at SmartPak for $100
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    Any of the Lucky Braids products are excellent...

    Any of the Lucky Braids products are excellent and worth the money you spend on them. There are several gray Lusitanos in the barn that are sparkling white thanks to those products. Can't wait to...
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    Very nice breeding:) I LOVED my Canadian...

    Very nice breeding:) I LOVED my Canadian Warmblood mare, who was bred on Vancouver Island. Enjoy your new horse!
  12. Thanks, RHRT. I actually liked the overall...

    Thanks, RHRT. I actually liked the overall picture in your first test better because your horse looked looser. It appeared to me that as you drove him forward he became tight and quicker rather than...
  13. Which test scored better(and I'm not asking the...

    Which test scored better(and I'm not asking the actual score, just if the 1st or 2nd test received a higher score)? Which test did you like better?
  14. Anytime someone says they or someone else was...

    Anytime someone says they or someone else was 'thrown" from a horse I know right away they are not horse people. Horse people "get dumped" or "came off."
    They are "launched."

    I worked for a...
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    She just did you a huge favor! Now you know who...

    She just did you a huge favor! Now you know who to avoid and be polite to in the barn. Someone who is acting like that has her own issues. If she was someone who was worth even one more second of...
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    Just clarifying for the sake of understanding. I...

    Just clarifying for the sake of understanding. I am not sure these reins would be considered legal at a recognized dressage competition, so you should definitely check with a TD. For sure they are...
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    Your link says they are made of leather. Are they...

    Your link says they are made of leather. Are they rope or leather?
  18. One of my favorite books EVER. I read it so many...

    One of my favorite books EVER. I read it so many times I could quote huge passages from it. Still have a copy and read it every now and then...
  19. I would not expect to see conformation shots or...

    I would not expect to see conformation shots or free movement video of a trained horse. For a young horse with little training that's basically what you are buying, so yes. For anything above...
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    Full disclosure: I am an "L" graduate with...

    Full disclosure: I am an "L" graduate with distinction who has been judging for 10 years. Have shown thru PSG.

    If you are selecting a schooling show based just on the quality of the assessment you...
  21. Try The Horse Of Delaware Valley classifieds...

    Try The Horse Of Delaware Valley classifieds
    www.horsedelval.com
  22. Bought a heavy and a medium from Schneider's in...

    Bought a heavy and a medium from Schneider's in December for my new horse. LOVE them! Great fit, great price and they are keeping my mare dry while we try to break the record for coldest/snowiest...
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    It's actually our English translation of the...

    It's actually our English translation of the German concept of Durchlassigkeit, or the horse "letting the aids through." It means that the energy and activity of the hind leg is not blocked anywhere...
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    Keep at it! If you want to be a beautiful rider...

    Keep at it! If you want to be a beautiful rider on an FEI horse, you CAN do it. I switched to dressage 21 years ago. I had ridden hunt seat and done some unrecognized showing as a kid and came back...
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    Aaspen, just sent you a PM:)

    Aaspen, just sent you a PM:)
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