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    I have transition envy after watching that...

    I have transition envy after watching that freestyle! I especially loved the extended canter to pirouettes. Go Guenter!
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    Thanks Maude! I am so excited! Now the 8-10 week...

    Thanks Maude! I am so excited! Now the 8-10 week wait!
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    Well, after much deliberation, I ordered the foam...

    Well, after much deliberation, I ordered the foam CWD. I got to ride in it again, and my mare loved it. I was told if the worst happened, I would need to send it to CA to have the panels replaced...
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    Foam vs. wool

    I am trying to get some info on foam saddles, as I tried a French one yesterday. I have always had wool flocked, and have been told it is the best because you can change it. Does the foam break down...
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    CWD Saddles

    I just tried one of these on a whim and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. Has anyone else ridden in one or owns one? What would you say it would compare to? I have never ridden in a foam...
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    Thin Line! I have small hands and two reins are a...

    Thin Line! I have small hands and two reins are a lot. I used to use plain reins with stops, but I was always shortening my reins because they would slide to the next stop and be too long.
  7. Yes, I offered my very sound 18 year old I 1...

    Yes, I offered my very sound 18 year old I 1 schoolmaster to her, but he was too old!
  8. Yes Emily F, I failed to mention it needed to be...

    Yes Emily F, I failed to mention it needed to be a 7 mover. Not that your TB couldn't be that, but in my neck of the woods, that is a tall order for under 15K. I just meant to highlight the fact the...
  9. Exvet, you and I are kindred spirits. Who could...

    Exvet, you and I are kindred spirits. Who could possibly say your horses are not sport horses? They clearly have not seen any of your photos! I hope I actually get to meet you one day at a show in...
  10. Interesting thread. I am an AA that has a full...

    Interesting thread. I am an AA that has a full time job, husband and child. I switched to dressage on my event horse and got my bronze, silver, and half of my gold metal on him with me doing most of...
  11. OMG Norton, that is awful! I wouldnt blame you...

    OMG Norton, that is awful! I wouldnt blame you for never sending one off ever again!
  12. I would send the horse if you have the means....

    I would send the horse if you have the means. Like you, I was an event rider who was proficient through First level. I sent my Prelim horse to a local dressage trainer to sell as he was maxed out at...
  13. Since my name here is 4WdNstraight guess what I'm...

    Since my name here is 4WdNstraight guess what I'm good at? So what my trainer has said about bend is to give a little outside rein so they can get over to the inside. This really resonates with me...
  14. So very sorry. Hugs to you. I agree, I would...

    So very sorry. Hugs to you. I agree, I would spoil him.
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    Diamo Gold

    Does anyone knows what he seems to throw, or what type of mare does he work best with?
  16. Do what Sascha recommended. Make sure when you...

    Do what Sascha recommended. Make sure when you make the turn on the diagonal that you are absolutely straight. It is easy to lose the outside shoulder which can ruin your changes.
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    I call this "seeing dead people"

    I call this "seeing dead people"
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    Wow, szipi that is interesting. I am kicking...

    Wow, szipi that is interesting. I am kicking myself that I didn't breed her at 3 or 4.
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    Thank you for the great responses so far. My mare...

    Thank you for the great responses so far. My mare is by Don Frederico out of a Wesley/Dakar mare. I can't add any pics, but she is smaller-15.3 or 16 hands. She was inspected as a 3 year old with...
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    Breeding your riding mare

    Hi all. I need some collective wisdom here. I have a 7 year old mare who is schooling 4th/PSG. She is one of two horses I own, with the other one being an 18 year old sound I1 horse. I have had...
  21. I think there is a bigger problem here with...

    I think there is a bigger problem here with getting the FEI pony divisions off the ground. The atmosphere at most dressage shows is not kid friendly. If you go to an A rated hunter jumper show,...
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    My trainer has one out of a jumping bred mare as...

    My trainer has one out of a jumping bred mare as she is amazing. Big, beautiful and canters for a 9. She is going to be a dressage horse. I have seen two others around here that look hunters and...
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    Another vote for Thinline

    Another vote for Thinline
  24. Thread: WWYD?

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    Yes, I've talked about the possibility of one...

    Yes, I've talked about the possibility of one student half leasing him, but she purposely has a small clientele, so no other possibilities. SuzieQ, I realized when I was typing before, that I don't...
  25. Thread: WWYD?

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    The mare is not dangerous anymore, but was as a...

    The mare is not dangerous anymore, but was as a youngster. She is the type that is very dominant. In the wrong hands she could easily become dangerous, which is why I fear for her soft landing. I can...
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