Type: Posts; User: mjhco
Welcome. I have lots of friends who work in dressage and jump. Successfully. A good rider is a good rider
PLEASE show video of your classical dressage instructor earning 80% or higher in Grand Prix so we can all see what effectiveness really is.
Short crop. Tape a weight to it. Then you can put your hands TOGETHER rather than apart. Much cheaper.
No roaching for Arabians. Per USEF rule book (unless you are showing a cutter)
OLD AGE AND TREACHERY WILL OVERCOME YOUTH AND SKILL
45 is OLDER? Compared to what? Pfffft
Stiffer. Not as supple. Won't deal with nutjobs any more.
If you are competing for GMO year end awards make sure all the divisions' scores count toward those year end awards. Some GMO's do not use 'Masters' scores for example.
Same with Green Horse or...
I always put mine on the left side. Either on the bridle or on the saddle pad.
AND I ALWAYS make sure the scribe and judge can see it when I ride by. AND I announce my number and test.
Sun Prairie is very good. Not any more expensive than other places in the area. Simone Ahern is excellent.
Don't fret it too much. Sit on your pockets. Do lots of transitions.
Don't spend too much time at Training level. This is not rocket science. And these hunters KNOW how to work. Best to...
Go on ebay. Buy yourself a real sheepskin. Cut it in a square the right size for your saddle. Put it next to your horses back. Then a cotton pad.
Fishbowl sounds great.
I have no idea where my medals are. Guess I should try to find them.
I boarded at a HJ barn for Training through 2nd level. Never did ride in a regulation arena until I got to the shows. Didn't keep us from moving on up.
Use GREEN peppermints
WHen you have scores that different, AND a video, please submit the score sheets and the video to the chair of the Judges Committee. Let them use this situation as an opportunity for education. ...
If we do not report deviations from the rules / expected standards things cannot get FIXED.
Reporting is not necessarily punitive. It is EDUCATIONAL for all -- exhibitors, officials, show...
This crap in the name of WINS just breaks my heart.
Integrity is a GOOD thing
Been there. Done that. Have the Tshirt many times over. Including for the championships multiple times.
Didn't like it. Still don't. Started bringing along my own 'groom' who could be...
1. I have competed at schooling shows without an L program graduate
2. I have competed at schooling shows with an L program graduate
Some non L graduates are better than some L program...
Our GMO has insurance. Chapters can be a part of that insurance.
Couldn't tell you who the insurer is. Maybe Equisure.
That would be Rocky Mountain Dressage SOCIETY rmds.org
USDF Region 5 goes from the border with Mexico on the south to the border with Canada on the north.
Some folks have terribly hard distances.
I guess you just have to do what works for you and your horse.
I have always lived where everyone ties horses to trailers for shows, trail rides, team sorting, etc. Just an expected thing to...
Care to show us in the USEF Dressage rules where a port is not allowed ?
I know of 2 horses that due to injury or other issues had an eye removed. They have continued to compete very well.