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  1. So we are all right. :) I do the switch to a...

    So we are all right. :) I do the switch to a sharper bit often with some horses and it really works well in just 1-3 rides on the flat. I am less inclined to go to an elevator bit with a green horse...
  2. X ^^^^ this, yes. But timing is so critical....

    X

    ^^^^ this, yes. But timing is so critical. And frequency. And duration.

    and regress a bit, back to little contact for awhile until the horse openly asks for contact politely.

    also,...
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    oh Seema..... Whatever shall we do without you? ...

    oh Seema..... Whatever shall we do without you? :cry:
  4. This is my go to bit for any horse that tends to...

    This is my go to bit for any horse that tends to be heavier in the bridle. It also works well with one who needs a lot of leg - as you can lighten up the front end as you push the back end... if that...
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    me! I want the PM as well! ETA: Got it! X 3...

    me! I want the PM as well!

    ETA: Got it! X 3 !!!

    And it is really not a huge deal - but thank you to all who sent it.
  6. And if you are as old as I am, you may recall...

    And if you are as old as I am, you may recall when the only field boots came in brown, and all black boots were dress.
  7. Piedmont Equine. The best!

    Piedmont Equine. The best!
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    Thank you for sharing. Your son looks fabulous...

    Thank you for sharing. Your son looks fabulous and wow, he really has come a long ways from a few months ago!
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    Yes but ULR are learning that they still need a...

    Yes but ULR are learning that they still need a good bit of blood to be successful. I recent had a very well respected ULR tell me that he would be trying to buy my ISH except that he did not have at...
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    And my point, which was not clear (apologies) is...

    And my point, which was not clear (apologies) is that increasing the endurance demands is a safety concern. If anyone is arguing that the LF was safer, due to the greater endurance element and lesser...
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    As a seller, I typically make it clear that the...

    As a seller, I typically make it clear that the price is firm, only to avoid those who do not have the funds. I MAY then consider offers if I feel like the buyer is super and would provide a perfect...
  12. Great news! And in terms of people questioning...

    Great news! And in terms of people questioning your program or expertise, that is the CoTH way and please do not take it personally. No one knows the details of you or your knowledge and believe me,...
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    indeed, although with some course designers, that...

    indeed, although with some course designers, that logic is quite elusive! :lol:
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    Sad loss. Tripped, broke leg, geeze, that is...

    Sad loss. Tripped, broke leg, geeze, that is freaky. Sounds like it could've happened at BN as easily as it did at the CCI*** Thoughts and prayers for all involved as it sounds as though he was a...
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    Thank you for answering my questions. :)

    Thank you for answering my questions. :)
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    All great suggestions! I am definitely visual and...

    All great suggestions! I am definitely visual and I also name jumps usually with the color as part of the name. I also walk the first few jumps, stop, recall with visual cues, walk the next few, etc...
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    How distressing - another horse dead. What horse?...

    How distressing - another horse dead. What horse? Where?

    I agree totally with you and Viney about the water jump issue.

    One issue with the increasing difficulty of our fences is that we are...
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    BP, your post has me totally confused and it has...

    BP, your post has me totally confused and it has occurred to me that I may be missing the entire process as you see it. Can you describe your view of that process? :confused: I am curious. From my...
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    Tips for Learning Courses... quickly

    I did not find a previous thread but if there is one that you know of, please point me to it. The title pretty much tells it all. I grew up in hunters and had no problem that I recall learning...
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    So, Manahmanah, JKautrey, vineyridge and others....

    So, Manahmanah, JKautrey, vineyridge and others. Next time there is yet another thread bashing "TPTB" for not collecting data, let's please get to noting that there are data currently and data being...
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    In reference to why people do not ride at the...

    In reference to why people do not ride at the upper levels...

    Well, I'll be damned! This may just deserve to be a signature line!! Oh CoTH, how I love thee... let me count the ways! :lol:
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    So is there anyone here who knows much about...

    So is there anyone here who knows much about setting up a foundation that could be used to set up syndicates? I am no attorney, but I suspect that there is at least one amongst us who would know what...
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    So how about getting a list of Seema's syndicates...

    So how about getting a list of Seema's syndicates and starting a fund to continue those syndicates? Caitlin, Sally, and many others have been supported by Seema. I would bet that Seema would really...
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    http://useventing.com/news/memoriam-seema-sonnad...

    http://useventing.com/news/memoriam-seema-sonnad

    Memorial service details will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Seema Sonnad Junior Rider Development Fund, c/o...
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    Thank you for such a sensible and clearcut...

    Thank you for such a sensible and clearcut explanation, and one based on actual data. I also believe that we can state with considerable confidence that due to the increase in media coverage and...
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