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  1. I saw her original post on Facebook when she was...

    I saw her original post on Facebook when she was looking for a horse. Some of the responses were... unrealistic! I don't think many people really understand what an international prospect looks...
  2. Poor thing! Please someone save him! I was so...

    Poor thing! Please someone save him!

    I was so impressed at how pure his gaits were in spite of being so horribly ridden. I wonder if he would breath better if his head and neck weren't folded in...
  3. I hate the County Logic girths - so do several of...

    I hate the County Logic girths - so do several of my horses! They are hard (HARD) and the stretch seems to be inconsistent - I've used two (and owned one) and they had NO stretch at all, then I hear...
  4. 2nd this! I am on the West Coast, so no help to...

    2nd this! I am on the West Coast, so no help to you, but we are doing a clinic series (symposium type setting) geared toward lower level riders, and are giving Pony Club a major discount to come...
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    This post makes me really sad. I love Friesians...

    This post makes me really sad. I love Friesians - as a breed, they are probably the kindest horses you could ever imagine. But in a few years, everyone will look at this specific colt and say "see,...
  6. No kidding! The piaffe is suppose to show the...

    No kidding! The piaffe is suppose to show the ability to levitate (levade), and in that picture, it looks like Toto could just lift his front end right up into the air, doesn't it!?!?! I have never...
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    I wear Easy Riders (by Eurostar), and even when I...

    I wear Easy Riders (by Eurostar), and even when I wear brilliantly colored underwear, you can't see through them. You can buy them for about 100 - 120 euro plus shipping.
  8. For me, this would be Toto under Gal (but not...

    For me, this would be Toto under Gal (but not Rath), Valegro, Rosamunde, the list goes on and on. Most of the top riders (aka Olympic short list) and their horses are just A M A Z I N G Guessing...
  9. The biggest audience crowds are in Europe - very...

    The biggest audience crowds are in Europe - very few people watch dressage in the US. And those crowds who are watching are quite knowledgeable - horses and dressage are a big part of the European...
  10. I got the Fairfax girth for my very sensitive...

    I got the Fairfax girth for my very sensitive princess pony. She seems happier with it - and we haven't had any chafing or edema since I got it (I do NOT over tighten girths, and she still sometimes...
  11. May take a ground person too - that is the...

    May take a ground person too - that is the problem with the greenies - they do't steer so well! If you can't close the gate, then have someone there making the gate area unpleasant.

    Also - teach...
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    I would second these! The patent ones clean up...

    I would second these! The patent ones clean up REALLY easily - it is like the dirty just slides off. The quality is fabulous too - I've got a pair of the snakeskin patent that are going on 3 years...
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    Agree, I'm sad that they are going too, but they...

    Agree, I'm sad that they are going too, but they don't tend to use big name clinicians for this series, which means people are less interested in traveling very far to watch them. This past year,...
  14. I can't quite envision it, but the requirement...

    I can't quite envision it, but the requirement for a COAT is conservative color, not one color. Contrast is allowed as long as it is conservative.

    VESTS must be solid color - no contrasting...
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    To "refresh" his memory...:dead:

    To "refresh" his memory...:dead:
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    Oh my... You've just opened my eyes in so many...

    Oh my... You've just opened my eyes in so many ways. Love how he compares himself to Robert Dover

    IT'S ALL POLITICAL! There are riders just as gifted working different jobs, or completely out...
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    I DO use TOH and TOF - it is a good exercise for...

    I DO use TOH and TOF - it is a good exercise for shoulder and HQ control AND helps a horse to engage. I was at a clinic a few weekends ago, and the clinician (who has been to Europe and is a pretty...
  18. Depends on how badly it was damaged, but...

    Depends on how badly it was damaged, but definitely decreases value. Blemishes are worth some money in the saddle world. Get on eBay and do an advanced search and see what has been sold in similar...
  19. I like a 4 loop serpentine the length of the...

    I like a 4 loop serpentine the length of the arena - it is not that small - 15 meter 1/2 circles. . Most clinicians I've worked with say keep the horse on curved lines when they are tense - so a...
  20. Well, they don't drug test the riders... :lol: ...

    Well, they don't drug test the riders... :lol:

    In reality, some really good advice that comes from musicals (I LOVE musicals) - The King and I - Ana says when she is worried, she whistles a happy...
  21. Agree with several here, just standing can work...

    Agree with several here, just standing can work for some horses, but for some that is even worse! My mare needs her feet to MOVE when she's worried. So my job is to keep her moving but keep her...
  22. Totally agree, but they aren't usually out...

    Totally agree, but they aren't usually out coaching competitors! Remember, he has coached our Youth team (competition oriented) and the New Zealand High Performance team (competition oriented).
  23. Lots of transitions - LOTS! I like the...

    Lots of transitions - LOTS! I like the serpentine idea (I use serpentines a lot), but would add transitions all over - walk at every centerline for example. I always keep my mare on curved lines...
  24. Ahhh, that is good to know - the article made it...

    Ahhh, that is good to know - the article made it sound like he was gone!



    But that is NOT how scoring works - the movement includes the collected trot in and out of the halt too (in the...
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    Horses WILL eat moldy hay. And there can be dire...

    Horses WILL eat moldy hay. And there can be dire consequences. I would dump the hay - give it to someone with cows. Mold can cause stomach issues, but it can also cause breathing issues! And...
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