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  1. I received a bunch of 4's on a test because my...

    I received a bunch of 4's on a test because my mare likes to have her tongue flopping in the wind. The comments were "tongue out = automatic 4" which when I read the rules, there is NO mention of an...
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    Tongue over bit

    I have a 14 year old TB mare that I'm riding Training level dressage. She has a bad habit of getting her tongue over the bit. She has done this since I bought her several years ago. I currently...
  3. The scribe can actually watch her ride her test...

    The scribe can actually watch her ride her test because the only comments she has to write are "perfect 10".
  4. She gives George Morris lessons. She can ride...

    She gives George Morris lessons.

    She can ride a flawless Grand Prix test bareback and brideless.

    She turned down the ride on Totilas because he kept worrying that he would mess up.

    Her...
  5. The world's most interesting dressage rider...

    Her horse braids their own mane

    Her horse memorizes the tests
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    OMG that is totally me! My work has a super nice...

    OMG that is totally me! My work has a super nice golf course next to it and every day I think about cantering all over it. The golf course also has a really nice and wide gravel walking trail...
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    and level 2 dressage is "consistantly loses...

    and level 2 dressage is "consistantly loses position at trot and canter" yet level 2 show jumping is jumping small gymnastics.
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    I don't understand - on level 3 under show...

    I don't understand - on level 3 under show jumping it says that "still using hands to maintain balance" or something like that but a level 3 on cross country is "able to do 2'6" over xc fences". ...
  9. Just an FYI - the tattoo probably isnt readable. ...

    Just an FYI - the tattoo probably isnt readable. I rescued a presumed 7 year old OTTB and two different vets couldn't read it. They said its common as the horses get older.

    I have an 82" sheet...
  10. Thanks - that makes me feel better. I will wait...

    Thanks - that makes me feel better. I will wait until 3 months I guess to be safe. UGH - I'm at 7 weeks post op - that means 5 more weeks until I can ride!!! :sadsmile:
  11. So went to the neurosurgeon (best in Houston)...

    So went to the neurosurgeon (best in Houston) back in the beginning of January and had surgery the next morning. He said "why did you wait so long to come to me?" I'm a different person now - pain...
  12. I got quoted $1 per mile to join up with some...

    I got quoted $1 per mile to join up with some people heading out to fox hunt in the north Houston area.
  13. Whine warning - I'm so sad that I can't ride right now

    So I herniated a disc in my back (see http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=333689 if you want more info) and now I can't ride my horses which is seriously making me sad and depressed. ...
  14. 12 mm disc herniation at L5-S1 and disc...

    12 mm disc herniation at L5-S1 and disc protrusion L4-L5. Been referred to a spine specialist. But my orthopedic doctor says no working out except swimming. Hopefully I can get into the spine...
  15. Thanks for all the encouragement. This past...

    Thanks for all the encouragement.

    This past weekend was KILLER for me - I just laid in bed popping vicodin every 4 hours - sleeping or not. Eventually couldnt take it anymore and went to the ER...
  16. Lol thanks for the encouragement. :). My parents...

    Lol thanks for the encouragement. :). My parents keep saying "you're too young for back problems". Yea tell that to my back...
  17. Yea I cant walk or do anything without taking...

    Yea I cant walk or do anything without taking vicodin first. I can barely get dressed, put on my pants then lie down for a bit so the pain in my leg stops then put on my shirt, rinse and repeat. It...
  18. Update - Anyone with a herniated disk? when did you start riding again?

    So went to the doctor yesterday and my physical therapist and we all think I herniated a disk in my lumbar spine. Going to get an MRI next week to confirm the diagnosis. I'm having severe pain all...
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    It kinda makes me stop and wonder if its all...

    It kinda makes me stop and wonder if its all worth it, ya know? I know everything has risks associated with it - even driving in your car to go to work. I guess just live your life to the fullest...
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    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Shadowbrook-Thoroughbre...

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Shadowbrook-Thoroughbred-Joanna-Campbell/dp/0061064831/ref=pd_sim_b_8

    This one was my favorite and Im pretty sure its eventing themed
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    http://www.amazon.com/Battlecry-Forever-Thoroughbr...

    http://www.amazon.com/Battlecry-Forever-Thoroughbred-Joanna-Campbell/dp/0061064823/ref=pd_sim_b_94
    loved this book too
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    I loved loved loved this series as a...

    I loved loved loved this series as a child/preteen!
    http://www.amazon.com/Thoroughbred-01-Horse-Called-Wonder/dp/0061061204/ref=sr_1_27?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323989419&sr=1-27

    about racing but...
  23. I want the black girth! I'm buying a new to me...

    I want the black girth! I'm buying a new to me saddle to fit my shark finned horse I think for xmas and so my brown girth would just clash horribly! lol
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    I got a concussion (don't know how to say this...

    I got a concussion (don't know how to say this cause concussions - including mine - last for weeks!) earlier this fall when I fell off and smacked the back of my head. I used to play ice hockey and...
  25. may I ask what kind of "homework" do you do...

    may I ask what kind of "homework" do you do specifically? Thanks
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