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  1. So, is she still going around telling AA's that...

    So, is she still going around telling AA's that if they don't have horses with flashy gaits that they shouldn't bother showing? I'm referring to the video she did with Steffan Peters about...
  2. So, is she still going around telling AA's that...

    So, is she still going around telling AA's that if they don't have horses with flashy gaits that they shouldn't bother showing? I'm referring to the video she did with Steffan Peters about...
  3. Please let us know which ones you like best!!!

    Please let us know which ones you like best!!!
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    "...She doesn't ever reassure, set goals or make...

    "...She doesn't ever reassure, set goals or make statements of faith in my abilities. It drove me so nuts that it was actually affecting my riding; I was upset and tense in lessons because I felt...
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    I really appreciate the many thoughtful responses...

    I really appreciate the many thoughtful responses my post has generated and there were several suggestions that I have already explored:

    - body work (Pilates)
    - attending clinics and watching...
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    A Touchy-Feely Question

    I need some guidance from any horse person out there who can relate to my dilemma. I've spent the last 3 yrs rehabilitating my horse from some bad training and although she's recovered, this period...
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    Mystery Lumps on Mare's Tongue

    My mare had a dental exam earlier this week and the vet found 2-3 marble-sized lumps on her tongue. They aren't ulcers and are located behind where the bit would sit. We are doing antibiotics to see...
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    Mystery Lumps on Mare's Tongue

    My mare had a dental exam earlier this week and the vet found 2-3 marble-sized lumps on her tongue. They aren't ulcers and are located behind where the bit would sit. We are doing antibiotics to see...
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    Karen Rohlf Clinic

    Thinking about participating in a Karen Rohlf clinic. Has anyone been to her clinics and would you recommend?
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    Straight Tree/Curvy Back?

    Found a saddle that appears to fit my horse very well based on the panels, but the tree is straight and my horse is short coupled with a curvy back. Should I take a chance that the saddle will work...
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    I'd like to focus a little more on communication....

    I'd like to focus a little more on communication. In my mind, this is the key aspect of the trainer/client relationship and I'd like to better understand what people think a client should reasonably...
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    Trainer/Client Do's and Dont's

    I need some advice from the trainers out there -- what are reasonable expectations for a client to have about entering a trainer relationship?

    On the flip side, what would you consider to be...
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    OK, for those who have been critical of my...

    OK, for those who have been critical of my decision not to (a) sell my horse and (b) dump this trainer in favor of continuing to be a compliant doormat, I just want to say that I am trying to do...
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    UPDATE:

    The conversation with my trainer (in lieu of my weekly lesson) about riding my horse more turned into a discussion about the veterinary osteopath’s recheck that happened earlier the same day. The...
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    OK, here are some more details. I bought my...

    OK, here are some more details. I bought my horse at 8 months old because I thought she had potential and at the time I couldn’t afford to buy a “made” horse (this was in early 2007 when the horse...
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    AllWeatherGal - thank you for sharing your story....

    AllWeatherGal - thank you for sharing your story. I'm so sorry for your loss and I am taking your message about making things happen to heart. Thank you.
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    Thank you all again for your comments/ideas. I...

    Thank you all again for your comments/ideas. I sent my trainer an e-mail tonight complimenting him on how well my horse is doing and explaining my need to be involved in her training and to ride...
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    I want to thank you all once again for responding...

    I want to thank you all once again for responding -- you have definitely given me some things to think about!

    I tried not to get bogged down in too much detail in my original post, but given that...
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    WOW!!! I just joined the forum because I really...

    WOW!!! I just joined the forum because I really felt I needed some feedback on this issue and I can't tell you how much I appreciate the quick replies -- Thank you!!!
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    Can This Trainer Relationship Be Saved?

    I have a young horse that was started incorrectly and developed numerous physical problems. Went to another trainer for 6 months and the horse didn't improve. Went to a third trainer who lunged the...
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