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  1. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    One thing I heard over and over was. "The horse...

    One thing I heard over and over was. "The horse should be obedient, but never submissive", from I judges and SRS instructors. They always threw in that a well schooled horse "exudes self-confidence"....
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    Nice list. Thanks CCF :)

    Nice list. Thanks CCF :)
  3. Follow your vet's advice. Don't use this farrier...

    Follow your vet's advice. Don't use this farrier again.

    I just went through a serious farrier disaster ... the farrier actually pretty much said my vet didn't have a clue.
  4. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Obedient Willing Cooperation One of the...

    Obedient Willing Cooperation

    One of the problems with the words is that most of the high caliber dressage work has been developed and refined in countries that don't use english as their first...
  5. You can set up any website with joint...

    You can set up any website with joint administrators if you like. That means that you always have the password as well as the webmaster.

    One of the problems with all of the do-it-yourself...
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    Bobcat. If you look closely at a blowup of the...

    Bobcat. If you look closely at a blowup of the first photo you can see very faint spots, especially on the sides toward the belly.
  7. I build simple, clean, tailored to your needs...

    I build simple, clean, tailored to your needs websites that are horsey.

    I design them based on what you have and what you want to develop into if that is part of your goal.

    I start with...
  8. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Very few horses, if any, practice dressage...

    Very few horses, if any, practice dressage movements on their own with the consistency that they do after correct schooling.

    If you guys want to be obtuse about it, just remember we aren't much...
  9. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    You would knock out half of the high scores just...

    You would knock out half of the high scores just by substituting “spine parallel to the track of the movement” for “straightness”.

    Submission could be replaced by synchronization or...
  10. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Maybe you missed where I posted that horses OFTEN...

    Maybe you missed where I posted that horses OFTEN practice all of the movements out in their paddock or pasture ... that's close enough for me. I only see that in horses that have been coming through...
  11. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Seriously alicen have you ever worked with a...

    Seriously alicen have you ever worked with a horse that pretty much wants to work?
  12. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Here is one definition of submission: ...

    Here is one definition of submission:



    There are others that have similar implications.
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    Loose rings can pinch the lip. It will catch the...

    Loose rings can pinch the lip. It will catch the skin at the corner. Sometimes you will see a sore, sometimes not.
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    There is a saying in classical horse training...

    There is a saying in classical horse training 'That the horse is always right'.

    And in BAD dressage I think it is very much about a rider shoving the horse around.
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    No, the horse isn't going to be thinking about...

    No, the horse isn't going to be thinking about his spine being parallel to the track of the movement .... that's our definition of mathematical work .... but the horse should be very capable of...
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    Thinking doesn't help you dance better, but it...

    Thinking doesn't help you dance better, but it does very much allow you to understand and learn how to do it well ... then you don;t have to think about it. It has become automatic and you can let it...
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    I also expect my personal horse to actually look...

    I also expect my personal horse to actually look out for me and take care of me on occasion.

    Much different than working with a sour horse or a lazy horse or a horse that hasn't learned to be an...
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    The IQ of the horse doesn't matter in the arena...

    The IQ of the horse doesn't matter in the arena as much as it does during the overall lifespan and, hopefully, the number of places that one rides.

    That is the point I was getting at.

    Jumping...
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    If the only place one intends to ride their horse...

    If the only place one intends to ride their horse is in an arena, then yes, one without a high iQ is a good idea. If one plans to actually take the horse out into some real countryside then having a...
  20. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Well, some horses have a better vocabulary than...

    Well, some horses have a better vocabulary than others ... because their handler / riders encourage a range of communication and behavior skills :)
  21. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Good post, Abbie S..

    Good post, Abbie S..
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    They are filled with air .. so I would think it...

    They are filled with air .. so I would think it would show up.
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    There are a lot of ruined horses out there...

    There are a lot of ruined horses out there because people treat them like morons.

    No one says you need to treat them like people.
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    Wow! I've had two horses that would practice the...

    Wow! I've had two horses that would practice the movements I taught them out in their paddocks. The Cob I have now does the should-in down the aisle of the barn when he wants to go work. He also uses...
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    Can you feel where you think it is?

    Can you feel where you think it is?
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