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    THIS. I rode in a clinic with George Morris...

    THIS.

    I rode in a clinic with George Morris earlier this year. He was tough but fair. The only time I saw him get upset is when he thought riders weren't paying attention. In some cases, I think...
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    It will be like England when it rains everyday.

    It will be like England when it rains everyday.
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    RIP Melvin Poe. I met him not to long ago...

    RIP Melvin Poe.


    I met him not to long ago when I went Fox Hunting in VA. It was my first time hunting and I recall him being a very kind and generous man, particularly to newcomers to the...
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    Everyone has different business models. Some...

    Everyone has different business models. Some people make a living on competing a lot of horses and not so much on coaching. Other people ride fewer horses but spend more time coaching.

    What's...
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    I've tried several models of Hastilow saddle just...

    I've tried several models of Hastilow saddle just a few weeks ago in fact. What I like about the saddles is they offer quite a few options for fitting the horse. It is relatively straightforward to...
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    So he has to memorize 5 dressage tests? double...

    So he has to memorize 5 dressage tests? double damn. lol.
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    I asked an FEI level rider this very question...

    I asked an FEI level rider this very question last week!

    She replied that she uses it discreetly on occasion when doing extended trot on horses with huge gaits that tend to pop you out of the tack.
  8. Not according to the dictionary :) ...

    Not according to the dictionary :)

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  9. true, but we can certainly provide advice in a...

    true, but we can certainly provide advice in a way that is constructive and motivating. It also means not jumping to conclusions by assuming that when something is "easier" one way is equivalent to...
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    I don't have any experience with that, but if...

    I don't have any experience with that, but if this horse seems to enjoy having a job, I'd do whatever it took to help him feel comfortable doing it. How wonderful that others will be able to learn...
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    yeah, I would agree with that too, provided you...

    yeah, I would agree with that too, provided you can contain the energy at the transition out of the lengthening.

    I've been taking lessons on a 3rd level/4th level horse and when I asked for a...
  12. The "rubber banding" sounds like a great...

    The "rubber banding" sounds like a great exercise.

    Interesting comment about it being easier to sit the mediums. I've been riding another horse recently who is confirmed 3rd level, schooling 4th,...
  13. yes I think that is correct. However, there is a...

    yes I think that is correct. However, there is a differene between answering the way you did which was very nice and appropriate: work on core, do blah blah blah exercises, vs assuming that someone...
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    I haven't shown second level yet, but I have...

    I haven't shown second level yet, but I have shown first level, but I would ask what do you feel most comfortable with? If this were a schooling show, I would take the opportunity to experiment since...
  15. I didn't say that I struggled with it, as I'm...

    I didn't say that I struggled with it, as I'm getting 7 and 8's on those in my tests. What I said is that I found it easier to do it posting than sitting.

    Honestly, why is it that when people...
  16. I do take lessons and have a good trainer that...

    I do take lessons and have a good trainer that I'm working with. I asked the question because I'm curious to see how other people are doing it. I suspect it has a lot to do with core, but wanted to...
  17. Mediums in 2nd level at a sitting trot vs. lengthenings in First level while posting

    I'm finding some advantages to sitting the trot in my first level tests. So now I sit a good portion of the time. However, I still find it easier to do lenthenings while posting. I find that helps...
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    Tell the truth. Life is usually easier that way. ...

    Tell the truth. Life is usually easier that way.

    See how the chips fall. That will usually save you a lot of grief when it comes to making decisions about people. Sometimes their reactions to...
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    Powered by Campell's soup! Out of...

    Powered by Campell's soup!



    Out of curiosity, when people are competing in 4-in-hand, how many horses do they take over as reserves, if any? Are they allowed to bring an extra horse in case...
  20. Another fun thing - go online and download the...

    Another fun thing - go online and download the Para dressage tests. I believe that some are walk/trot only. They focus a lot on transitions.

    Alternatively, do the Intro A or Intro B tests.

    Or...
  21. Outside of the ring he is probably more alert and...

    Outside of the ring he is probably more alert and listening more carefully in general.

    In the ring, the atmosphere is familiar and he can tune out.
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    and that is one reason why the US riders will...

    and that is one reason why the US riders will have to work a lot harder than those in Europe to gain the same amount of experience. In Europe it is relatively ewasy to travel from country to country...
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    Thanks to animal research, the folks at PETA can...

    Thanks to animal research, the folks at PETA can protest 11.5 years longer.

    I don't think it would matter what anyone did. PETA is always going to find something to complain about. I honestly...
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    I liked the jumps. Any company who sponsors...

    I liked the jumps. Any company who sponsors something to the tune of what Zoetis did is more than welcome to make whatever kind of jumps they want to. :)

    If they thought there was going to be PR...
  25. My horse used to have an issue with one...

    My horse used to have an issue with one particular ring at a certain facility in my area. Turns out that the facility had a storage container next to the jumping ring that was filled with carcasses...
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