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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
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    Thank you for your kind words! This horse also...

    Thank you for your kind words! This horse also has piaffe and passage, and we occasionally hunted first flight before his semi-retirement. I got my Silver medal on him as well. (all aside of course!)...
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    Well here's this thread:...

    Well here's this thread:
    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=318594

    And here's a photo of him from our last show....
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    Hi! ^ That's me. I got Will when he was 6/I was...

    Hi! ^ That's me. I got Will when he was 6/I was 12 to event and do Pony Club stuff. He didn't like jumping so I switched to dressage in high school. We topped out at 2nd level since he couldn't get...
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    Your horse really is stunning. She looks like the...

    Your horse really is stunning. She looks like the quintessential ladies' mount. What breed is she?

    And congratulations on the championship! Are there many in Canada who show aside or are you the...
  6. I got my OTTB to be an eventer, but he wasn't...

    I got my OTTB to be an eventer, but he wasn't bold enough to enjoy the galloping and jumping part, so we switched to the non-jumping part. I still consider myself an eventer who just happens to own a...
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    I am currently a young professional. Every...

    I am currently a young professional. Every trainer I talked to growing up was very clear that being a trainer is a tough life. Long hours, crazy people, high risk, low pay, etc. I was told, "Don't do...
  8. I've always used "Music Editor Free" and "Free...

    I've always used "Music Editor Free" and "Free Audio Converter" for my freestyles. I tried Audacity but found the interface less intuitive than MEF, but that might be because that's what I'm used to....
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    I am only leasing him because I can only afford...

    I am only leasing him because I can only afford to keep 1 horse and I need to get a youngster going so I will have something to ride once the little big man officially retires (I am apprenticing now,...
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    I'm in the midwest, because I know that makes a...

    I'm in the midwest, because I know that makes a difference too.
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    How much to lease FEI horse for?

    I am considering leasing out my horse and I have no clue what to charge. He is my baby, I've had him for 11 years now, and we're in a bit of a unique situation.

    A bit about him:
    17 year old 15.3h...
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    When people are already griping and moaning about...

    When people are already griping and moaning about the cost of showing, do you really think our governing bodies are going to raise costs so that they can do a statistical analysis of dressage...
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    I highly encourage any of you with questions...

    I highly encourage any of you with questions about the dressage judging system to participate in or audit the USDF 'L' Program. They explain how judges are trained to judge, and it really isn't as...
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    Our first time out at PSG in the side saddle....

    Our first time out at PSG in the side saddle. Test was going swimmingly until our second 1/2 pirouette, at which point dear Will had a bit of a 'moment' and decided to give me a big middle finger....
  15. Holy cow! That's an OTTB?!? Sweet :)

    Holy cow! That's an OTTB?!? Sweet :)
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    An extra thought- If you are really concerned,...

    An extra thought- If you are really concerned, you can write USEF/USDF that you would like to show side saddle and would like their assurance that it is ok. Then you can bring their written...
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    I also have my silver aside and have been showing...

    I also have my silver aside and have been showing aside in recognized shows for several years now.

    The only thing I do is bring my cane up to the technical delegate and make sure it is allowed...
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    Ride aside! ...

    Ride aside!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD0qGJ8gofU
  19. Here's my boy when I got him over 10 years ago:...

    Here's my boy when I got him over 10 years ago:
    http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr112/helent623/Helen_and_Willy_side_view1.jpg

    And this is him earning me my silver medal this season:...
  20. You two make a lovely pair. Agreed with...

    You two make a lovely pair. Agreed with everything said by ideayoda. Would add, though, that it looks like (as far as i can tell under the apron) you are still using the leaping head a bit for your...
  21. It is very doable. I took my TB to (currently)...

    It is very doable. I took my TB to (currently) competing PSG, and schooling pi/pa with hopes to move up. Yeah, he will never get the big numbers for his gaits (actually I have a small party everytime...
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    You just described my gelding. :)

    You just described my gelding. :)
  23. Thread: Biomechanics

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    I am currently with a biomechanics-based...

    I am currently with a biomechanics-based instructor, and I love it! My riding has improved more in the past month than it has in the past 2 years. (ftr I was showing 4th before coming to her) At...
  24. I just showed my OTTB at 4th this spring, with...

    I just showed my OTTB at 4th this spring, with hopes to move up to PSG next season to finish my silver medal. He's got all his laterals, pirouettes, tempis down to 2's, and the other day he offered...
  25. Sort of related question- What's the difference...

    Sort of related question- What's the difference between the PSG and up classes at USDF shows and the CDI shows? I know about the differences in judging and organization etc, but what's the difference...
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