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  1. Lendon Gray did not say to drop her reins ALL the...

    Lendon Gray did not say to drop her reins ALL the time, certainly not in a test. If you had read my whole post you would have known that I said that dropping the reins was the start of the lesson,...
  2. Lendon Gray tells how to teach the stretchy...

    Lendon Gray tells how to teach the stretchy circle. Ride your horse in a 20m circle at a working trot, and ask for a fairly exaggerated inside bend. Depending upon the suppleness of the horse, that...
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    Poll: Come over to my house. All 3 of my mares work...

    Come over to my house. All 3 of my mares work well without a flash, crank, or noseband of any kind. Now I have a bunch of nosebands for sale.:winkgrin:
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    Poll: The horse's tongue is *supposed* to support the...

    The horse's tongue is *supposed* to support the bit. That's one of the first things you teach a youngster when you start it: you let the bit hang in the mouth so the horse can get used to it, and...
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    Poll: I took the nosebands off all of my...

    I took the nosebands off all of my bridles--something I had wanted to do for awhile but I caved to peer pressure--when I read that a top judge/trainer takes the nosebands off HIS bridles, too. He...
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    I suspect that this young woman knew how to...

    I suspect that this young woman knew how to communicate with the unruly grey TB. What the woman did is not magic, you could do it , too, but you need to learn it first. That's where the trainer comes...
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    He may be telling you that he prefers jumping,...

    He may be telling you that he prefers jumping, but his bucks and rears are him bad-mouthing you. He's telling you to f&*# off. That is not acceptable, and he needs to learn that. He needs to go back...
  8. Oh, whew! I'm relieved. I wish there was a smily...

    Oh, whew! I'm relieved. I wish there was a smily for when one is being sarcastic. How about this one? :rolleyes:
  9. I sure hope that was said facetiously. That horse...

    I sure hope that was said facetiously. That horse was WAY behind the vertical, and the one on the OP video is on his way to that, too.

    Some of you say that you'd rather see him doing what he's...
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    Yup, I agree.

    Yup, I agree.
  11. I agree, the priority item you need to look for...

    I agree, the priority item you need to look for is a horse with a good mind and temperament. If you can communicate with your horse you can do everything with it, to a point. A Dutch clinician rode...
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    I had a pair of Equi-Star paddock boots that were...

    I had a pair of Equi-Star paddock boots that were used only for riding, not mucking. After only 5 rides they split across the ball of the foot. I suspect that their tall boots would do the same...
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    Yes, yes, yes. Articles in HORSE JOURNAL have...

    Yes, yes, yes. Articles in HORSE JOURNAL have shown that neither boots nor wraps afford ANY support. They are meant for protection, only, and most horses don't even need them.
  14. He's already been pushed. They're holding full...

    He's already been pushed. They're holding full contact on him--actually, they have him behind the vertical--and he shouldn't even be in the arena yet. Egad.:o
  15. Yes, wow. But he was started at TWO, and that is...

    Yes, wow. But he was started at TWO, and that is way too early. I just read a book in which Ernst Hoyos is lamenting the fact that so many people are starting their horses too soon, before they're...
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    Yes, good question. If he's not forging or...

    Yes, good question. If he's not forging or hitting himself while learning his laterals, all boots will do is produce too much heat on the leg, not a good situation.
  17. If her back is sore, she certainly is going to be...

    If her back is sore, she certainly is going to be girthy: she's telling you that she HURTS under a saddle, and knows that a girth means a saddle. Protest the girth and you keep the saddle from being...
  18. I got a custom Hulsebos saddle for my PSL mare,...

    I got a custom Hulsebos saddle for my PSL mare, due to the way Lusitanos are built. Their backs are not an upside-down "V", like WBs, but an upside-down "U". In addition, they have such short backs....
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    One thing I've learned about Lusitanos--I have a...

    One thing I've learned about Lusitanos--I have a PSL mare who's 6--until you prove to them that you are as smart as they are, they are loathe to work for you. That's what the stallion was doing:...
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    In Snoball's case, closer is better b/c her horse...

    In Snoball's case, closer is better b/c her horse gets all-day t/o rather than 1 hour. Extra riding does not justify less t/o b/c riding is not the same as t/o. Horses need a chance to move at their...
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    I second the Bogs. We rarely have ice you'd slip...

    I second the Bogs. We rarely have ice you'd slip on here in western WA, but we sure have mud, and the Bogs are great on that. Cool patterns, too. Mine are brown with paisley.
  22. I have to agree. I have heard that the thick...

    I have to agree. I have heard that the thick inner seams of jeans will wear an English saddle's flaps. My saddlemaker confirms that. I was riding in jeans while starting my Lusitano filly, but when I...
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    My saddlemaker says that you should be able to...

    My saddlemaker says that you should be able to put 2-3 fingers between the tree and the horse's back. Four fingers means the saddle is too narrow, less than 2 means the saddle is too wide.

    But as...
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    I seem to be the only person who likes barn #3. I...

    I seem to be the only person who likes barn #3. I like #3 b/c of the extensive t/o. Yes, it's a longer commute for you, but your trainer is close and the $$$ would warrant 1/2 training, so you could...
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    Does he toss his head any other time, like when...

    Does he toss his head any other time, like when you halter him or brush his face? How does his face look, any unusual bumps? Does he chew okay when eating, and does he finish his food? Have you seen...
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