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    Rosehill Dressage, Northville, MI. Anne Stahl has...

    Rosehill Dressage, Northville, MI. Anne Stahl has students of various ages and is a kind trainer.
  2. I have ridden exclusively PREs for the last 15 or...

    I have ridden exclusively PREs for the last 15 or so years, and have owned seven. Many of them naturally go with a lot of leg "action" that does not really cover ground, a rather hollow back, and a...
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    If you do a search for dressage barns in Fenton,...

    If you do a search for dressage barns in Fenton, Highland, Hartland, and/or Howell, you will come up with plenty of barns to call and ask about their footing.
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    Carole Grant. First, I believe, to get...

    Carole Grant.
    First, I believe, to get individual and team gold medals at Pan Am Games.
    Excellent clinician.
  5. I have found the shape and design of the curb bit...

    I have found the shape and design of the curb bit to have more effect than a slight size difference. But if the curbs are the same design, sure, the size could affect the horse's way of going.
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    I inherited a young appy that really hated to...

    I inherited a young appy that really hated to work hard, but was bombproof on the trail. I wanted to ride dressage. So I found him a good home with someone who just wanted to trail ride and feel...
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    Me. 3 horses, 1 trainer, 0 shows. :cool:

    Me. 3 horses, 1 trainer, 0 shows. :cool:
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    I agree, Foxtrot. Flaws or no, Fuego had so...

    I agree, Foxtrot.

    Flaws or no, Fuego had so much charisma and joy, it projected to everyone--that's why he got that spontaneous standing ovation.
    At some level, I think it spoke to all of us who...
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    I have 4 PREs, all imports. Would never have a...

    I have 4 PREs, all imports. Would never have a warmblood again! Love the temperament, size, brains, trainability, looks, everything...:cool:
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    Count me as another one who stood up and cheered...

    Count me as another one who stood up and cheered and cried after his WEG performance. Such joy and such heart---it's why most of us are in this sport, after all. :yes:
  11. Squeeze every drop of fun out of every single...

    Squeeze every drop of fun out of every single day! More of us should be brave enough to live as you have. :yes:
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    At my barn last year, 5 horses died because they...

    At my barn last year, 5 horses died because they absolutely would not leave their stalls as the barn was burning. And one mare was chased out of the burning barn 3 times before she quit trying to...
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    :yes: Really, I enjoy the pressure of trying to...

    :yes: Really, I enjoy the pressure of trying to be the best I can be, and don't need a show deadline to make me work hard. Showing doesn't strike me as fun, so--I don't.
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    me.:D

    me.:D
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    If you teach your horse to like regular...

    If you teach your horse to like regular marshmallows, they are easy to stuff a pill into, and cheap, too!
  16. Google Vanessa or Albert at European Connection,...

    Google Vanessa or Albert at European Connection, LLC.
    Vanessa has been my trainer for several years.
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    I have a horse just like what you're describing. ...

    I have a horse just like what you're describing. (He was a stallion till age 14, then I had him gelded, which helped somewhat.)
    He's very smart and challenges his rider, and learned he could stop...
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    The horses in the clips aren't really piaffing,...

    The horses in the clips aren't really piaffing, just trotting in place. It takes powerful hindquarters, which in turn takes TIME and CORRECT TRAINING, to allow them to sit for true piaffe.

    If...
  19. I have a tooth grinder, and went through all the...

    I have a tooth grinder, and went through all the checks you did, and all was fine.
    He does it from concentration or tension, when doing a movement that is hard for him or when he would rather not do...
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    Coreene, thanks for that reminder. I too cry...

    Coreene, thanks for that reminder. I too cry just at the opening of that video, and I've seen it many times.

    The other emotional thing I remember is driving home from work the day after, and...
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    Another yes. And what's more, his horses go so...

    Another yes. And what's more, his horses go so fluidly and happily that you can see it's not just about drilling and forceful riding.
    That is a rare ability.:yes:
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    You know, there is such a thing as "riding a...

    You know, there is such a thing as "riding a horse sound." If this horse is in his mid 20s and has been a lesson horse for a long time, he's no doubt got some joint and/or ligament pain.
    Hell, my...
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    see above ^ :yes:

    see above ^ :yes:
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    Did y'all check out some of their gadgets and...

    Did y'all check out some of their gadgets and equipment?
    Their dressage saddle is a mere $4800--less, of course, if you've already forked over mega bucks to be a "member."
    And just think of the...
  25. If you are planning on keeping tack, grooming...

    If you are planning on keeping tack, grooming equipment, etc. at the boarding barn, make sure you have coverage via your homeowner's insurance in case of loss or theft.
    My horses recently survived a...
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