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  1. I'm thinking that it doesn't matter so much if PP...

    I'm thinking that it doesn't matter so much if PP has an actual effect or a placebo effect. If the horse and rider are able to go in the ring and be more relaxed, this might be more helpful then...
  2. Showing without actually competing is no fun! ...

    Showing without actually competing is no fun!

    How many classes/division? Is it possible to have all courses set for the lower divisions so that riders can do back to back rounds or hunter type...
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    Well, I can see how there could be some jealousy...

    Well, I can see how there could be some jealousy issues. A lot of people Think of their horses as their children and we wouldn't want them to like stepmom more then us would we. :-P

    That said, I...
  4. Also, it's very easy to get frazzled when you are...

    Also, it's very easy to get frazzled when you are on the phone with an angry buyer and make ridiculous promises.

    My advice is to listen to what she has to say and find out what she wants and what...
  5. I think a good first step is to find out what is...

    I think a good first step is to find out what is not working out and offer to go and help her with the horse.

    If the buyer doesn't have a trainer (and it doesn't sound like it) she might not only...
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    I don't like poling, if you have to do it, it's...

    I don't like poling, if you have to do it, it's because you are riding a horse that is not careful. I am in the position where I can choose to only ride horses who wants to leave the rails up.
    ...
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    As mentioned, nothing new here. OP specifically...

    As mentioned, nothing new here. OP specifically mentioned poling. There are references to it and how to instructions in riding handbooks from the early ninteenhundreds.
    Why people do it? Because it...
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    How about if it's the rider getting nervous and...

    How about if it's the rider getting nervous and tense before going in the ring, what do we give her to calm down?

    Wait a minute, I smell a big business opportunity here! :-D :-D :-D
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    Just do the jumpers. Having been an eventrider...

    Just do the jumpers. Having been an eventrider you'd probably find the hunter/Eq a bit booring anyways in the longrun, and jumpers are very cut and dry. Fastest clean trip in the end of the class...
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    Ok, so the full story is that somebody videotaped...

    Ok, so the full story is that somebody videotaped the trainer doing this at a big show this summer and handed the tape in to the stewards. The rider, a minor, got suspended for the class. The...
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    Hard enough for the horse to move each foot.

    Hard enough for the horse to move each foot.
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    Thoughts on this trainerritual.

    A trainer kicks one of her riders horses on each hoof (and says "now get your feet up") for good luck before going in a jumperclass.


    Would love to hear what your first reaction is to reading...
  13. OP could very easily have decided to just focus...

    OP could very easily have decided to just focus on her own final once she found out she had also qualifyed. I Think she's beeing very generous to still let the kid ride and splitting the cost seems...
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    Try to not only watch him in the ring, but also...

    Try to not only watch him in the ring, but also in the schooling area before he shows.
    Best is to watch him show first and then try him, that way you have an idea what to expect and you won't have...
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    Get your trainer and her trainer to earn their...

    Get your trainer and her trainer to earn their commissions by working together and doing what they need to do to get the deal done. :-D
  16. We have a sad case in my area right now, where...

    We have a sad case in my area right now, where somebody wanted a safe pony for a timid little girl and ended up buying a pony who the entire neighborhood knows are prone to bad behaviour, the wors of...
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    Not having read all posts I run a risk of...

    Not having read all posts I run a risk of repeating what somebody else has already said

    I feel that the problem with schooling could easily be solved if trainers just worked together. Everybody is...
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    I think that once they have switched horses they...

    I think that once they have switched horses they are not allowed to switch back again.
  19. I think it depends a lot on what moment the...

    I think it depends a lot on what moment the picture is taken, compare theese for example. :-)

    http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/CreweHill/candyringsjoumln1-1.jpg...
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    Great way to get your horses lame in my opinion!...

    Great way to get your horses lame in my opinion!

    I don't consider anything under 2 ft to be jumping but rather a part of flatwork for the jumpers and they will do work over small jumps once or...
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    In Sweden the owner of the horse always has a...

    In Sweden the owner of the horse always has a right to the X-rays or any other findings.
    All vets are also required by law to volonteer any and all information they have on a horse during a PPE...
  22. Hi, thanks for your input guys. I haven't been...

    Hi, thanks for your input guys. I haven't been online for a few days and was surprised this thread was still alive!

    I've read through all posts and pretty much feel that it has all been said at...
  23. #wishful But you are doing the hunters right? I...

    #wishful
    But you are doing the hunters right? I can absolutely see that working out just fine.

    It is impossible to do 1.10-1.20 jumpers on a large pony on the buckle. The courses are too...
  24. AKB. I didn't think so, but that is what I'm...

    AKB. I didn't think so, but that is what I'm dealing with.

    I have a student with ADD and she does require a different approach for sure. She stays very focused in her lessons compared to "real...
  25. #Perfect10 It certainly would be helpful, my...

    #Perfect10 It certainly would be helpful, my "better" (for lack of a better word) students do private or on occation semi-private lessons and I have ridden almost all of their horses at some point...
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