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    The new rider for HMD is an amazing rider with a...

    The new rider for HMD is an amazing rider with a great owner investing in mid to upper level horses for her for the long term. She deserves every one of them. And let's not include Stephen Peters...
  2. I'd just start experimenting with braiding and...

    I'd just start experimenting with braiding and see what you feel like you need to change about your particular horse. I like the Tipperary Dutch braid video that everyone usually links to:
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    Yes--I hadn't even thought of that, but I agree...

    Yes--I hadn't even thought of that, but I agree and I hope that is the motivation.
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    Is there live stream anywhere? Would love to see...

    Is there live stream anywhere? Would love to see Verdades again! Another note...a certain recently imported Danish horse is being shown at the concurrent national show. 3 grad prix tests in 3 days...
  5. Thread: Foam vs. wool

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    Love my devoucoux. Is 3 years old and foam is...

    Love my devoucoux. Is 3 years old and foam is not hard at all. Trainer has some others older and also no problems. Only rode in one when a billet broke on my wool flocked saddle and I'll never go...
  6. I thought I read somewhere that Laura Graves...

    I thought I read somewhere that Laura Graves decided to skip the World Cup and focus on the Pan-Ams. And Damon Hill was removed from Helen L's barn and they (Becks-the owners) won't even say if...
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    hi there--I suffered through 7 years of riding...

    hi there--I suffered through 7 years of riding with a bulging disc, which meant my riding commitments were often so compromised I made zero progress. It finally herniated and the best thing that...
  8. devoucoux. mono flap. you'll never go back.

    devoucoux. mono flap. you'll never go back.
  9. Greta Pell

    Greta Pell
  10. JBD--I think you're perfectly right in your...

    JBD--I think you're perfectly right in your paranoia about dressage "people". I'm one of them. But I recently relocated to an evening barn with great trainers and my world is so much better. I do...
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    Mary explains the mechanics of what top classical...

    Mary explains the mechanics of what top classical riders are doing...and it is not often what you would expect. That does not make it less classical. But for instance, sitting "tall" will not get...
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    Versailles Equestrian in Virgil is a great...

    Versailles Equestrian in Virgil is a great facility and you could take the metra to Elburn. BUT if you get limited to local trains, all the way out there (or home) takes almost 1.5 hours by train. ...
  13. Thread: Head Shaker

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    Have teeth been floated/checked recently? Is...

    Have teeth been floated/checked recently? Is very common cause of head shaking and could be causing lots of discomfort.
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    Heather Blitz' Poydras

    Does anyone, or anyone who knows Heather, know what happened to Poydras, her young horse from a few years ago?
  15. my horse foundered on Senior--but not just from...

    my horse foundered on Senior--but not just from that. He was also not diagnosed IR but my vet recommended putting him on Purina Wellsolve just to eliminate ANY inflammation he might be experiencing...
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    I use smart digest ultra and will never take him...

    I use smart digest ultra and will never take him off of it. Started about 3 years ago when he developed a lot of gut noise/bloat and seemed a little sensitive there. Within 30 days he was...
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    Hi there--my gelding does the same, but with both...

    Hi there--my gelding does the same, but with both hind feet, and he has stifle issues. He is older than your guy though. If you look in the sand and there is a little "swing" mark in front of the...
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    Hi there Serenity--I think you just have a...

    Hi there Serenity--I think you just have a regular evasion on your hands, No pun intended. He's learned to mimic on the bit for all those lessons. You can keep him ok on the circle because it keeps...
  19. I haven't read through every post in this forum...

    I haven't read through every post in this forum so sorry if I am repeating something.....

    I think....if you want to find the next Valegro, you have to spend the years learning and have the talent...
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    The point you are all missing, can be summed up...

    The point you are all missing, can be summed up here by "amateurs' struggles". CH is saying that there should NOT be that much struggle, be it 6 years or whatever. CH is pointing out to Americans...
  21. Blistering is fairly old fashioned and does cause...

    Blistering is fairly old fashioned and does cause pain/discomfort. I went to Dr. Langer at Wisconsin Equine and he perforated the stifle ligaments in a short procedure and we went home the same day....
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    and as an aside: one of the most helpful things i...

    and as an aside: one of the most helpful things i have ever done for my riding is to stop comparing myself to some mythical perfect rider. its ok if i am not perfect - and expecting perfection only...
  23. for larkspur...I have not ridden with Jane but I...

    for larkspur...I have not ridden with Jane but I have watched this video and some others on Dresageclinic.com I do not see how "newbie" dressage riders would be encouraged to "yank on their horse's...
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    and add Lisa Wilcox to that list.

    and add Lisa Wilcox to that list.
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    "can't think of 4 names"?!

    I can't believe she said she can't name four potential combinations even for the next Weg....PARAGON?! This horse is truly international caliber, Carl Hester was even quoted as saying it was the one...
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