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    Cool!

    Cool!
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    Get earbuds wit mics and use your cell phone to...

    Get earbuds wit mics and use your cell phone to "call" your student, who would also be equipped with earbuds/mics.

    Works better than the $300 sets, and Friend probably already has a cell phone.
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    Years ago i had a ganglion cyst right at the base...

    Years ago i had a ganglion cyst right at the base of my right ring finger. Hurt like Hell to hold the reins in that hand and interfered with drawing. I was a freelance pencil-and-paper animator back...
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    Your elbows don't collect the horse, your seat...

    Your elbows don't collect the horse, your seat and leg aids do. Make sure she's really REALLY in front of your aids. You should be able to get her nice and round without working so hard. Been there,...
  5. Thread: bits

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    I'd suggest riding more forward in an up-tempo....

    I'd suggest riding more forward in an up-tempo. Use a light seat and get your horse really rolling along.

    Saw this work with many horses at the recent Christoph Hess symposium here. The technique...
  6. Sent you a PM, GoodHoss.

    Sent you a PM, GoodHoss.
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    You might try shortening your stirrup leathers a...

    You might try shortening your stirrup leathers a hole or two and ride her in a half-seat, allowing the back to swing as much as it can. I like netg's suggestion of gallops, too. Really get her going...
  8. Thread: hill work!

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    What SnicklefritzG said. Once yourhorse is a bit...

    What SnicklefritzG said. Once yourhorse is a bit more acclimated to hill work, there are some variations you can do. These are things my equine massage therapist suggested for my 4th level horse, so...
  9. You'll be fine. Many of us get the chance to do...

    You'll be fine. Many of us get the chance to do clinics with judges. Many of those same people judge at shows around here. There is no conflict as long as a rider who has cliniced with the judge did...
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    Yup. ;) ( was agreeing with Crockpot, though!)

    Yup. ;) ( was agreeing with Crockpot, though!)
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    I have that barn smell in my condo -- which is...

    I have that barn smell in my condo -- which is NOT above a barn. I must bring it in with me on my boots and barn clothes.

    I don't mind it.

    Oreck air cleaners work well in my "bird room"....
  12. No problem.

    No problem.
  13. You are not wrong. Your snotty friend is wrong,...

    You are not wrong. Your snotty friend is wrong, and likely will have her head handed to her when she moves up the levels.
  14. Well, you might be thrilled with a 55% if last...

    Well, you might be thrilled with a 55% if last time out you got a 45%!
  15. Yes, you've let a bunch of non-riders into your...

    Yes, you've let a bunch of non-riders into your head! Out with them!

    I do NOT understand this sliding scale thing you speak of, but never mind -- I've never heard of that method ever anywhere...
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    Absolutely cavalletti are helpful! As far as...

    Absolutely cavalletti are helpful! As far as height of the cavs, goes, listen to your horse. Each one is different. You are right to start low and go from there. Good that you have a good HJ trainer...
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    Dangit, BabyGoose, you beat me to the punch! Yes,...

    Dangit, BabyGoose, you beat me to the punch! Yes, it takes true courage for a person to admit to being a constitution-loving Republican.

    The liberal press has made sure Republicans and...
  18. Figgy, Mr. Figs, Figster, Vinnie Figarino, Tex,...

    Figgy, Mr. Figs, Figster, Vinnie Figarino, Tex, Big Fat Red Horse.
  19. Ditto that. The Diana will always be in style.

    Ditto that. The Diana will always be in style.
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    OP, your mare is gorgeous -- I'd take her in a...

    OP, your mare is gorgeous -- I'd take her in a heartbeat! And you seem like a person I'd be proud to have as a friend.
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    That's darling!

    That's darling!
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    The new britches from FITS are pretty dang...

    The new britches from FITS are pretty dang sticky. They squeak a little bit -- but not too bad. Might bother some sensitive/green horses (as in Manamanah's post above), but not my tame fellow. I've...
  23. I have very thin hair that I desperately want to...

    I have very thin hair that I desperately want to put into a bun when I finally get to wear my shadbelly. i've grown it out long enough to put into a bun snood, but it's such a pathetic little wad of...
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    What? No video?

    What? No video?
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    I was judged by Mr. Steiner many moons ago when...

    I was judged by Mr. Steiner many moons ago when he was judging hunters. He once even placed my Quarter Horse ahead of one of our BNT's -- which made my day, if not my whole career in the hunters. So...
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