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    It's a bit of an auction barn trick, back the...

    It's a bit of an auction barn trick, back the horse through the school once or twice before mounting. Partially to build muscle, partially to replace lunging if they're a little cold backed.
    Rein...
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    Another vote for TSF. This is a great girth...

    Another vote for TSF.

    This is a great girth and I have switched all my horses to it. Bonus is it's not hideously expensive!
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    I actually like the idea of your trainer's warm...

    I actually like the idea of your trainer's warm up better, however that doesn't make it "perfect" for you and your horse either.
    There should not be any flexing of the horse's head/neck as extreme...
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    This will all be specified in the FEI Schedules....

    This will all be specified in the FEI Schedules....
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    From Catherine Haddad (and so from Schultheis)......

    From Catherine Haddad (and so from Schultheis)...

    The double is meant that the rider does not have to be so strong in holding the contact.
    That the hands can stay still, together, near the...
  6. Yes he is fantastic!!! Very lovely horse and...

    Yes he is fantastic!!!
    Very lovely horse and Carrie is a lovely rider and person :-)

    I will tell her she needs to post a video for his fans haha
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    Yep just going to post airbnb.com it's like...

    Yep just going to post airbnb.com it's like couchsurfing but slightly less sketchy!!
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    Not a well known brand - but Lami-Cell are great...

    Not a well known brand - but Lami-Cell are great helmets and they don't break the bank, plus a good fall-replacement policy. I think they look nice.
    You can get them on european sites, and there's...
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    You have to go to On Course Consignment, not...

    You have to go to On Course Consignment, not optional.
    Kontiki and La Fogata for dinner.
    Get to the freestyles early for good seats, and take some time to wander around near the barns and pick out...
  10. Thread: Gold Coast opener

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    It's only a CDI1* - not allowed to run GP at a 1*.

    It's only a CDI1* - not allowed to run GP at a 1*.
  11. Thread: Plum shadbelly??

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    http://www.usprea.com/news/2014/11/12/uspre-news-2...

    http://www.usprea.com/news/2014/11/12/uspre-news-2014/another-pre-national-champion-stacey-hastings-and-police/

    They're pretty swanky!!
  12. Thread: Plum shadbelly??

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    Equiline also has them in that color. Just...

    Equiline also has them in that color. Just gorgeous - have you seen the coats also with the DeNiro boots in the same color???
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    Depends completely on the horse and rider and the...

    Depends completely on the horse and rider and the program and, and, and.

    However, that being said I have seen horses broke at 5, or broke at 4 and with a 6 month/1 year break, still doing a PSG at...
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    This is different for every horse and it's...

    This is different for every horse and it's important to have LOTS of tools in your arsenal to address each way the horse has difficulty maintaining the correct position.
    Transitions are great, but...
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    With a horse who finds bending in the HP...

    With a horse who finds bending in the HP difficult, I am not sure that HP to LY is a very good exercise. Maybe for a horse with difficulty remaining fluid or who tends to overbend it is better... But...
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    Are black boots with contrasting or brown piping...

    Are black boots with contrasting or brown piping also allowed??

    I think I will still be asking the TD...
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    I teach a young man who is very fortunate to have...

    I teach a young man who is very fortunate to have a number of horses to ride.
    I am a dressage instructor - he prefers to ride in a jumping saddle - I am fine with this. I can't imagine dealing with...
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    The biggest issues I see with a SI most often...

    The biggest issues I see with a SI most often are:
    Not riding the hindlegs straight on the track.
    Using too much inside rein.
    Inside leg too far back.

    A shoulder in will feel correct when you...
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    When I have gone I always buy my tickets direct...

    When I have gone I always buy my tickets direct from the site for the big events like the freestyle and I buy them on site for the other events.
    There are many hotels in walking distance - I have...
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    Show him that you would like contact - but don't...

    Show him that you would like contact - but don't hold him back or restrict him in it.
    I like to take a horse like this and flex him to the left and to the right (jaw flexions) and then give the rein...
  21. One word - ponies!! Those things can turn so...

    One word - ponies!!

    Those things can turn so fast if you're not careful you'll get whipped into the ground so fast you'll chip a tooth!
    Always a grab strap on those suckers and I hold onto it...
  22. This depends so, so much on the horse - what are...

    This depends so, so much on the horse - what are their strengths and weaknesses?
    And of course also the rider.

    This is why it is important to have a great coach - it is difficult to learn to ride...
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    Which tests and levels are ridden at a CDI, as...

    Which tests and levels are ridden at a CDI, as well as the level and number of judges required, is determined by the number of stars the event is (and any letters following).
    This information is...
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    http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/07/29/british-dressage...

    http://horsetalk.co.nz/2014/07/29/british-dressage-approves-inflatable-safety-vest/#axzz394nklybu
  25. Hop on and push some buttons, see how the horse...

    Hop on and push some buttons, see how the horse responds to pressure and corrections - within reason. You can't slam a young horse into a frame but they should be generally able to put up with being...
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