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    To the OP, it is also quite easy to take your...

    To the OP, it is also quite easy to take your average horse and make them lazy, that's a training issue. I seem to have done it with my young horse and now that we're moving up, I need to undo it....
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    Seems like it's just another approach to medals...

    Seems like it's just another approach to medals to me. I don't have an issue with it, more information is always better than less information.

    The reality is that if people haven't shown at all...
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    I like my irh elite, but the lining breaks down....

    I like my irh elite, but the lining breaks down. Thinking of upgrading to the samshield, anyone have any opinions?

    I am tiny and everything looks huge on me.
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    Interesting side note - I was up at Starr Vaughn...

    Interesting side note - I was up at Starr Vaughn last weekend. My mare is retired there, I went up to ride in a clinic with my young horse and the CDS jr clinic happened to be going on at the same...
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    I would have told the kids to knock it off and...

    I would have told the kids to knock it off and ask them to walk me over to their parents. Then had a word with the parents.

    Show mgmt should have done that instead of making repeated announcements.
  6. Start with a headshot and a couple of stills,...

    Start with a headshot and a couple of stills, then get right to the dressage.

    Clinic footage is good if it is with a good clinician, shows variety and the horse is being good away from home. What...
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    Well Lurking, I for one completely understand...

    Well Lurking, I for one completely understand where you are coming from.

    It's easy to get worked up when you feel slighted. Especially if you are already stressed, don't get to show much, had...
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    Honestly, I think you are wrong about the breed...

    Honestly, I think you are wrong about the breed issue.

    I compete a aqha in dressage and everyone loves him - my trainer, other competitors, judges. I have never, ever experienced breed bias.
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    Well I have more questions - did she warm you up...

    Well I have more questions - did she warm you up at all or only the other student? I can see her talking into the comtek with the long time student and having you ride near her so that she can also...
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    Poll: I have let them grow, but I must confess it...

    I have let them grow, but I must confess it looks rough around the edges to me. I much prefer the neatly trimmed look.

    Have noticed absolutely no difference in my horse - he seems to bang himself...
  11. Honestly I think it's just the braying that is an...

    Honestly I think it's just the braying that is an issue.

    When I've shown against Laura, one mule is very quiet and the horses could care less. One mule is very loud (in the stabling, not while...
  12. Just depends on what you want to get out of it...

    Just depends on what you want to get out of it and who the trainer is.

    If you want to get a young horse out and about, and it's a good trainer, sure.

    If you want to work on some details and...
  13. I have shown against Laura but for some reason we...

    I have shown against Laura but for some reason we have not actually met. Good rider and trainer. Her mules are very well behaved.

    But I must admit the braying is difficult to deal with. Moxie,...
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    I am one of those few dressage riders who has yet...

    I am one of those few dressage riders who has yet to find a pair of full seat breeches I can ride in. I hate them - rub me raw and I feel like I don't have freedom in the saddle.

    So I ride in low...
  15. It depends on your goals. I would vote for...

    It depends on your goals. I would vote for option c: take lessons on a schoolmaster, save up and buy my own horse a year or two from now. Re-adjust life so that you can own a horse and get one...
  16. You need to try different types of stirrups and...

    You need to try different types of stirrups and different lengths with your leathers. I have a very bad back and it's stunning how much better my back got when I switched to Herm Sprenger jointed...
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    I will admit that I think it is a more polished...

    I will admit that I think it is a more polished looking to have a saddle and bridle match in color, but I've seen Heather ride a couple of times in person and my only memory was of a very tactful,...
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    One additional question, aren't there different...

    One additional question, aren't there different rules for FEI? At a CDI?

    Not that it would be an issue for me personally :lol:
  19. I would try to pick up an economical saddle like...

    I would try to pick up an economical saddle like a winter to tie you over until you can get the saddle you want. The ideas mentioned are all good, but really your best bet is to get a saddle and...
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    Mardi, thank you for posting that. I must admit...

    Mardi, thank you for posting that. I must admit that the experiences that I have had have left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth for the discipline. It's nice to know that the attitude is not...
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    Well Gilroy Gaits could be great except for the...

    Well Gilroy Gaits could be great except for the hurricane force winds between 3 and 6 predictably every night during summer.

    And that facility also features reiners doing run downs and slide...
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    I think it is completely unreasonable to show up...

    I think it is completely unreasonable to show up for your championship test and have people doing run downs and slide stops next to you. I board at a multi-discipline facility and it is near...
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    Everyone has their pluses and minuses, but one...

    Everyone has their pluses and minuses, but one thing I've realized over the years: I cannot stand drama with the horses. I need to work with people who are professionals. I have a big, stressful job....
  24. Working hard since Thurs on a 27 year old horse....

    Working hard since Thurs on a 27 year old horse.

    Did I really just read that?

    I am sorry, but this is not what dressage is about.

    In fact, it offends me. I could care less what you wear,...
  25. Am I the only not that thinks it is rather...

    Am I the only not that thinks it is rather unreasonable to take a horse that hasn't been in regular work for four years to a clinic? Seems like a lot to ask of the horse from a fitness standpoint.
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