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  1. Nutrition-do you supplement your dressage horse with amino acids/"topline builders"?

    Self explanatory.

    Do people who compete at second level + and through FEI supplement with AAs or other "topline builders"? This whole genre of supplements is new to me, and I've discovered that...
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    I think there is so much that "depends" here,...

    I think there is so much that "depends" here, including how much money one would think is fair to garner and how much one would like the horse to end up with the right rider.

    Personally, I'd be...
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    I *always* get laces. I can tighten and loosen...

    I *always* get laces. I can tighten and loosen where I want, I like how they fit/the leather can mold around your ankle, and I like the look so much better than zippers. I know that zippers are in...
  4. rjr, Agreed. However, realistically, I...

    rjr,

    Agreed.

    However, realistically, I can think of several great riders who CAN go to Wellington every year. But their clients, business and families are in CA. They won't/can't drop that...
  5. Yay Libby2563! I can't wait to hear about your...

    Yay Libby2563! I can't wait to hear about your progress with your lease! He sounds pretty awesome!

    LadyNeon1, I can relate...I can relate. But you (we) can do it! We had an ice storm here last...
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    Ask your farrier if you horse has good enough...

    Ask your farrier if you horse has good enough hooves (and really be sure your farrier is good).

    My barnmate pulled shoes on her new horse, on her (not so good, and now former) farrier's advice a...
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    They've "rebranded". Good luck. They got rid of...

    They've "rebranded". Good luck. They got rid of the shield. I hope that portrays a more friendly message. They embraced the word "Joy" Oh joy. I love that they sent out emails stating that...
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    Risk-Averse Rider I have a related question: ...

    Risk-Averse Rider

    I have a related question:

    How do the Parelli instructors/clinicians treat the human students? I've seen the OMGTHISISHORRIBLEHOWCANTHEYDOTHISTOTHEPOORHORSE?!? !?! videos, but...
  9. n a conversation I had last year with a former...

    n a conversation I had last year with a former Olympic team member, it ISN'T necessary to have lots of money to get to the top. According to this rider, what it really takes is the drive, passion,...
  10. Thread: Boarding Sux

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    OP, The level of communication really does...

    OP,

    The level of communication really does depend on the barn owners. For example, the previous owners of the place I board at now rarely texted but would send occasional emails. The current...
  11. Silverbridge, I'm sorry for the confusion. I...

    Silverbridge,

    I'm sorry for the confusion. I was responding to her comment stating:
    *****
    This is an elitist sport. At least if you're planning on riding at the top you need deep pockets--your...
  12. Sticky: Cabaret SK, ACK!!!!!!!!!!! Good thing I...

    Cabaret SK,

    ACK!!!!!!!!!!! Good thing I didn't send you high carbohydrate treats!!! I'm sorry my packaged was marred by your local squirrels! :no:
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    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/images/icons/ico...

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/images/icons/icon1.png
    I can't copy either! ShortStrided wrote:
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    I think directional pressure (squeezing a rein) is very different from wiggling a lead rope...
  14. Sticky: Cabaret SK! Wait...the squirrels ate into the...

    Cabaret SK! Wait...the squirrels ate into the package? Seriously?????? Was everything else intact???? Did the squirrels eat into your gifts? What is UP with your Canadian squirrels????
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    Keg, I think I would have risked saying something...

    Keg, I think I would have risked saying something like "there isn't room for a third horse right now. Can you wait until one of us is finished?" And I'd have brought the concern to the barn manager...
  16. PS. Depending on your relationship with your...

    PS. Depending on your relationship with your horse, can you get him to drink if you stand in the stall and put a finger in the bucket and swirl? My horse and I have a routine where after I ride, I...
  17. I give flavored electrolytes in feed because they...

    I give flavored electrolytes in feed because they give additional cations besides salt. My horse like it.

    I have a standard mineral block in his turnout, and a Himalayan salt lick. He...
  18. OP, here are a couple of additional suggestions...

    OP, here are a couple of additional suggestions to the many good suggestions you've had so far.

    There is alfalfa tea, and there is alfalfa tea. Alfalfa pellets and cubes often contain "stems" and...
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    Like what other people said, I give a longing...

    Like what other people said, I give a longing horse a wide berth. I time when I pass said horse, and will do other maneuvers in other places if horse is having a difficult time. That said, at my...
  20. Velvet, this is why I will always have the utmost...

    Velvet, this is why I will always have the utmost respect for Heather Blitz and Catherine Haddad.
  21. To the OP. I agree. Anne Gribbons is abrasive...

    To the OP. I agree. Anne Gribbons is abrasive and always has been. She is also elitist in a way that many of her cohort are not (at least, openly). Most of us in the sport constitute "the...
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    Well, to the OP, I was forced to learn some...

    Well, to the OP, I was forced to learn some Parelli from a Parelli trained (4 star) cowboy who since left Parelli (he took dressage lessons with a very notable dressage trainer, too). Of note, my...
  23. Sticky: I hope my giftee got her gifts and like them! I...

    I hope my giftee got her gifts and like them! I know she was out of town but I'm hoping she'll let me know if she liked her gifts! I facebook stalked her prior to buying!
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    Agreed, it is not all about angles. Some horses...

    Agreed, it is not all about angles. Some horses have the best conformation on paper and not so great movement. Hilda G. did a clinic at a barn I was at and an 8.5 conformation mare was a 6.5 mover....
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    OP, You've gotten some good information in...

    OP,

    You've gotten some good information in these posts.


    Springiness is very much genetic, and much to do with conformation. Exercise regimes alone will change muscle fiber types. You can...
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