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    So this thread is from 2010, and it's weird to...

    So this thread is from 2010, and it's weird to see it bumped up.... but I had to respond to this.

    Facing your body toward the spooky thing makes a big deal of it, and tells the horse to spook at...
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    :lol: I guess you share the story enough to have...

    :lol: I guess you share the story enough to have to copy and paste a lot of the same post, because I'm pretty sure I read these exact words recently :lol:

    Sorry, that was off topic and in no way...
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    It's a fairly terrible pic to evaluate her by, as...

    It's a fairly terrible pic to evaluate her by, as are most track photos because no one is stopping to spend an hour doing "glamour shot" flattering photos. Also, she's racing fit - which creates an...
  4. Thread: The Bachelorette

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    I think it's great that in interviews she has...

    I think it's great that in interviews she has essentially said "I'm a 30 year old woman in 2015, and I wanted to have sex, so I did. Anyone with a problem with that should get over it."

    I am...
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    If it makes a difference, new saddle fitter in...

    If it makes a difference, new saddle fitter in the area now..... the old one is no longer affiliated. I know the previous fitter butted head with some....




    My next saddle will probably be a...
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    I would NOT use a Schleese fitter, and only...

    I would NOT use a Schleese fitter, and only consider it if the saddle is an appropriate price for a saddle w/ no warranty.

    I have seen many, many people with bad experiences with Schleese. Some...
  7. Contact. I did breed stuff for years.... While...

    Contact. I did breed stuff for years.... While I think it was good experience for me, I kind of wish I had never done hunters either. Four years of being told not to sit up so straight, and...
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    I love the switching idea.... :) I would...

    I love the switching idea.... :)


    I would just remember all 3/4 tons aren't made equal. I would go for one that has the engine cooling and stronger suspension. When I was looking, most trucks...
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    Saddle fit is one VERY key component. As a...

    Saddle fit is one VERY key component. As a dressage rider, I knew my seat was blocking my horse and I HAD to fix it. I couldn't figure out how. In my first lesson with him, my trainer made it...
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    Yeah, I think your description sounds like it...

    Yeah, I think your description sounds like it would work - it's how I get the bend, and the outside thigh, almost by the knee, basically pushes for moving the shoulder. Normally I think turning the...
  11. Thread: Question

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    On a similar note, before I had seen him teaching...

    On a similar note, before I had seen him teaching I didn't think it was worth spending the money to ride in a clinic with Jeremy Steinberg on my TB, because I knew we would have acrobatics and...
  12. Thread: Unlocking Elbows?

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    I assume you mean locked straight? Think...

    I assume you mean locked straight?


    Think about having your elbows tied to the top of your hips (pelvis). If they are there, they can't be locked unless your hands are pointing at your feet.
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    As noted, shorter stirrups to sit ligther does...

    As noted, shorter stirrups to sit ligther does not mean not using your seat. And as noted, using your seat is more than just seat bones, too. :)


    Charlotte doesn't ride with a really short...
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    Eh, that's what all of Europe said about Ravel. ...

    Eh, that's what all of Europe said about Ravel.

    I am glad Adrienne has young horses she is training coming up the pipeline, and hope this one works out well for her to fill in the gap between now...
  15. Right? Now, had I ignored all the adults...

    Right?

    Now, had I ignored all the adults around who said "it's too expensive" when I said I wanted to ride dressage, maybe I wouldn't have to be consciously re-learning it and fighting with my...
  16. Celebrate the little things! Aa brag thread for all. :)

    I haven't started one of these in a while, so I want everyone to feel free to share your own brags! I don't care what they are - little things you have been struggling with ARE a big deal. :)


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  17. Thread: Tight Backed Mare

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    Absolutely possible to fix. I own two horses...

    Absolutely possible to fix. I own two horses with naturally tight backs beccause it's one area where I tend to improve the horse easily. Now, getting a horse to step under? Not so much in my...
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    I use calves to move the rib cage and hind legs,...

    I use calves to move the rib cage and hind legs, thigh more for the shoulder. So if I'm doing shoulder in and get the bend, but the shoulder isn't off the track, I use thigh to press it over. This...
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    I used a large dog sized cage. Our first barn...

    I used a large dog sized cage. Our first barn cat was a kitten who couldn't escape yet, so she stuck around because we kept her in a stall then she grew. Our second barn cat (a feral trap, named...
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    I assume the title was meant to ask if we have a...

    I assume the title was meant to ask if we have a pro ride type horse?


    My gelding is DEFINITELY not one who would be labelled ammy friendly. He bucks, and he bucks HARD. He was Mg deficient and...
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    Absolutely. My trainer brings in clinicians...

    Absolutely.

    My trainer brings in clinicians whose teaching and methods are complimentary to his regularly. We discuss in advance what problem areas to cover based on either recurring problems...
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    It's because they are showing they value their...

    It's because they are showing they value their own space more than yours by not parking in their available space.

    Though if it's not property of an immediate neighbor, it's probably someone...
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    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?4...

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?466689-Heart-Bar-Shoes





    Well, you trust your farrier, but you have it for protection for a problem which didn't exist anymore, and you...
  24. Random musings on pre-dressage dressage knowledge

    I started taking lessons at six, on a longe. It was in a western saddle, but every trainer at the school I rode at has dressage basics and the owner was one of the founders of the local GMO.

    When...
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    That's what I have. The shower isn't great and I...

    That's what I have. The shower isn't great and I wear water shoes in it, but *most* places I stay have showers. I just bought a portable camping toilet with disposable envelopes because everywhere...
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