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    The only USEF rules I know of are the ones cited...

    The only USEF rules I know of are the ones cited above. That said, volunteers are often in such short supply that it can happen someone associated with a horse might scribe -- they just keep their...
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    SH, sorry about the confusion over regions. ...

    SH, sorry about the confusion over regions. There is a mini version of the Festival at Hampton Green in Michigan this weekend but it might still be a drive for you. In the meantime, if you go on...
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    Silly Horse -- Since you are in Region VIII, try...

    Silly Horse -- Since you are in Region VIII, try to organize a field trip to the Youth Dressage Festival in August. Motels are expensive there, so you would probably want to go only one day: ...
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    I have used Fred at Artcraft in Lambertville NJ...

    I have used Fred at Artcraft in Lambertville NJ for boots many times. Give him a call and see if he can help you without having your daughter there for the fitting.
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    The pas de deux score sheet is up on the USDF...

    The pas de deux score sheet is up on the USDF website, under the competition tab. You need to only declare a level to the show and thus to judge. The judge will tick off whether you have performed...
  6. If you find one at a tack store that you want,...

    If you find one at a tack store that you want, ask the tack store if they have a tube -- after all the thing had to be delivered to them in the first place and they may have saved tubes in the back. ...
  7. A fun goal for her might be the Region 1 Junior...

    A fun goal for her might be the Region 1 Junior Team Competition which is at the end of July at Morven Park north of Leesburg, which is maybe an hour from you. Go to the USDF Region 1 website for...
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    At USEF shows, there is no rule against saluting...

    At USEF shows, there is no rule against saluting with the whip your hand. If you were given an error for that, it was incorrect. You may salute with either hand. The best plan is to put the whip...
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    Sorry, I just caught on that this is an old...

    Sorry, I just caught on that this is an old thread being flash-flooded.
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    Vicki, Annie, Sarah, Beth, Jess Rizzi, Annie...

    Vicki, Annie, Sarah, Beth, Jess Rizzi, Annie Morris. I can vouch for all of them. I worked with Jess for 5 years before I moved to NC -- she made more difference for me as a rider than anyone I...
  11. Absolutely mag chloride. Specifically the MAG...

    Absolutely mag chloride. Specifically the MAG flakes. Both most effective and least expensive alternative for indoors. Call the dealers and get their advice. Won't work outdoors because it washes...
  12. Indoor or outdoor? The (lower-cost) solutions...

    Indoor or outdoor? The (lower-cost) solutions that work great indoors (or covered) won't work in the direct sun/rain.
  13. Buggs, you have a PM.

    Buggs, you have a PM.
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    Last month's issue of "USDF Connection" has an...

    Last month's issue of "USDF Connection" has an article on the accumulative effect of concussions.
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    Danier -- Are you, by any chance, in Canada? ...

    Danier --

    Are you, by any chance, in Canada? It is much more common in Canada to have tests read than it is in the U.S., and it is also legal there to have each movement read twice -- which in...
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    How long before you can ride? Start by asking...

    How long before you can ride? Start by asking the doctor. Having said that, my doctor threw up his hands at the question and exclaimed: "Riders are the worst!"

    My doctor did not want me to...
  17. Equi88 -- You have a PM

    Equi88 --

    You have a PM
  18. The book takes a key movement at each level,...

    The book takes a key movement at each level, discusses the training issues for that movement, and gives examples of exercises to develop that movement. Taken as a whole, the book illustrates some of...
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    I have done a product survey on longe whips a...

    I have done a product survey on longe whips a couple of times for "Horse Journal." The Telewhip (apx $55 on Dressage Extensions) is the smallest, lightest, longest -- 27' -- one out there, and it...
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    I have a pair of those heavy-weight hair nets and...

    I have a pair of those heavy-weight hair nets and I wear one under the helmet. After I ride I rinse it out with water and drop it on the top shelf of my tack space. It has usually dried by the next...
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    Soccer cones from Target. $10 and you are good...

    Soccer cones from Target. $10 and you are good to go. If you want to get fancy, mow the arena -- even a green horse will honor the perimeter between the longer and shorter grass.
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    I was intrigued by that picture on the cover of...

    I was intrigued by that picture on the cover of the new Dressage Extensions, because in my mind the stirrups are on backwards, set for jumping, not dressage, and thus bringing the knee/thigh tighter...
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    Either -- Starting dressage lessons at a young...

    Either --

    Starting dressage lessons at a young age is just fine as long as the instructor is comfortable teaching young kids and can make it fun and interesting as well as improving her...
  24. Spring -- I sent you a PM.

    Spring -- I sent you a PM.
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    A GMO closer to home for you is the Connecticut...

    A GMO closer to home for you is the Connecticut Dressage Association.
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