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  1. Thread: Cowboy Drama

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    Sounds more like a territorial dog pissing to...

    Sounds more like a territorial dog pissing to mark its territory. But then I wasn't there either ....

    but I have spent a considerable amount of time around too much testosterone in an arena. ;)
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    Nay for me personally. But get what you like. You...

    Nay for me personally. But get what you like. You only live once. :)
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    My horse will do this occasionally, and it is...

    My horse will do this occasionally, and it is definitely an evasion. He's a trickster and when doesn't feel like working he will wiggle around and try to get me out of position. If that doesn't work,...
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    He spooks when you're not paying attention....

    He spooks when you're not paying attention. That's not dirty. That's you ... not paying attention. Doesn't mean you can't relax on him. It just means you can't be a sack of potatoes up there. If he...
  5. Thread: Cowboy Drama

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    Oh please. She's not buddies with these people. ...

    Oh please. She's not buddies with these people. That was rude. Period.




    I know several. But it's the cowboy wannabees who are the worst. The really good western riders are appreciative of...
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    From my limited experience, I'd say they're...

    From my limited experience, I'd say they're comparable.

    I trialed a 36cm Duett when I was saddle shopping a few years ago. It was wide enough but the panels were too curved and it rocked. I ended...
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    If you fall off your horse, suffer a TBI to your...

    If you fall off your horse, suffer a TBI to your non-helmeted head and end up broke and unable to pay for your medical care, you will be on Medicaid. The tax-paying public will have to pay for...
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    Disclaimer: this is not QHs, so you can totally...

    Disclaimer: this is not QHs, so you can totally discount if you wish, but ...

    I had a nice little Arabian mare who had a lovely naturally slow lope and jog trot. We had to work on balance, but it...
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    Here's the difference, Bluey: I would wager a...

    Here's the difference, Bluey:

    I would wager a large sum of money that if you showed a cross-section of riders a video of a GP horse cantering and trotting -- collected, extended, whatever -- they...
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    I was going to leave this thread alone, as I'd...

    I was going to leave this thread alone, as I'd said my piece.

    I have no dog in this fight, as I've never shown in AQHA. I've shown Arabs in WP but got out 10 years ago because they were starting...
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    You have bred beautiful horses for naturally slow...

    You have bred beautiful horses for naturally slow gaits. Then those gaits are bastardized and shaped to what we see in the wp show ring. I'm sorry, but to MOST people, it is not a pleasing sight to...
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    I've been hearing that for 10 years. The Rocky...

    I've been hearing that for 10 years. The Rocky Mountains will be worn down to nubs by the time any real change happens.

    In fact, I think these horses look worse than the ones I saw 5-6 years ago.
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    What Bogey said. Heels out makes you think...

    What Bogey said.

    Heels out makes you think about turning your leg from the hip socket, so you're not adding tension from the knee down. If you don't have skinny man thighs (good phrase), take...
  14. Thread: Dressage Curmudgeon

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    It's the same with Facebook, COTh and any horse...

    It's the same with Facebook, COTh and any horse forum you can name. You have to take the advice and input you can use and leave the rest.

    It may be that the advice is over your head and you'll...
  15. Thread: Dressage Curmudgeon

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    Amen, sister. I started to reply to some of...

    Amen, sister.

    I started to reply to some of these posts, but thought better of it. They're the kind of people I ignore and avoid IRL. Best to do the same here. :yes:
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    At a show where show management allows the public...

    At a show where show management allows the public free access to the stall area, it is not my responsibility to keep people away. That would be the responsibility of show management. It is their...
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    Without clicking on the forum, I can see the most...

    Without clicking on the forum, I can see the most of first question in OT and most of them are enough to make me gag even without reading the entire post or any of the follow-ups.

    For me, the OT...
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    I don't think you were referring to my post, but...

    I don't think you were referring to my post, but just in case ...

    Turning the corner and seeing four kids under the age of 6 in the stall -- two were petting my horse's hocks -- just about gave...
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    The silence in OT is delightful.

    The silence in OT is delightful.
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    In your original post, you said show management...

    In your original post, you said show management invited them to tour, not just randomly visit.

    I have shown at Arabian breed shows for many years. I cant' remember show management encouraging...
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    I don't blame you for being annoyed. That type of...

    I don't blame you for being annoyed. That type of comment would annoy me, too. But she's not "making you feel" anything. You're allowing her to.

    I'd do what Peanut Butter Pony suggested and then...
  22. Thread: Trainer question

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    Most of mine have usually taught from the ground....

    Most of mine have usually taught from the ground.



    No.

    I had one instructor who preferred to sit on a horse during lessons because he was more comfortable and could demonstrate. But he was...
  23. Hmmmm ....

    Hmmmm ....
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    Could be the determining factor.

    Could be the determining factor.
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    Me, too. I only worked with one person who did...

    Me, too. I only worked with one person who did this. She was helping me over the phone with alternative medicines for a severely injured horse (who subsequently healed completedly).

    In the...
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