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  1. For the next two or three weeks: A) Keep your...

    For the next two or three weeks:

    A) Keep your knuckles touching at all times... every gait, during all transitions, etc.

    B) Do not permit your hands to drift one way or the other over the...
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    Do you have time to ride two horses or do you...

    Do you have time to ride two horses or do you plan to retire the mare in the next couple years?

    Personally, I'd sell the mare. A 16h warmblood with 8 gaits, showing 1st, should get you at least...
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    I see plenty of these animals around. They're...

    I see plenty of these animals around. They're just weeded out because no professional or upper level adult amateur is going to waste their time on a horse like that.

    And I've not noticed that the...
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    Are you sure you really want to make it to PSG? ...

    Are you sure you really want to make it to PSG?

    Sounds like upper levels are not in the cards for this horse - or at least not for this horse with you. Do you want to spend the next seven years...
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    And there you have it. Kindness, generosity of...

    And there you have it. Kindness, generosity of spirit, compassion, and erudition personified: the animal lover.
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    What is it about your mare's temperament (and...

    What is it about your mare's temperament (and yours) that made your previous trainer think that? What sort of horse did she think you'd do better with? All trainers are not good at working with all...
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    It also says that the horse was known to be...

    It also says that the horse was known to be difficult and had already been through four other trainers.
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    Well, the good news is that your goals are...

    Well, the good news is that your goals are definitely achievable, and horses with PSG potential are not that few and far between. You don't even have to break your bank to get one.

    The bad news is...
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    Oh, I don't know. I knew plenty of kids growing...

    Oh, I don't know. I knew plenty of kids growing up who burned bugs under magnifying glasses or caught birds in mouse traps. I also knew kids who helped with slaughtering and plucking chickens on...
  10. As much as I love warmbloods, I have to agree. ...

    As much as I love warmbloods, I have to agree.

    There's a lady at my barn who rides a QH mare - they're nearly ready to hit the ring at 3rd. I think that horse would drive her owner home and do the...
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    Love the cloud-pruned evergreens potted at the...

    Love the cloud-pruned evergreens potted at the corners. I'm in the process of installing a Japanese garden so it was so neat that they went with that theme.

    I like IW's horse.
  12. Thread: Show Costs

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    Working full time at 70? I'd take retirement...

    Working full time at 70? I'd take retirement over horses.
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    They look like they would work the same as a...

    They look like they would work the same as a dropnose. Lots of stability and the mouth kept shut with very little possibility of evasion by opening the mouth or crossing the jaws or getting the...
  14. Question about this stallion's pedigree

    A barn friend recently said she was going to look into this guy... don't know if he's still available or not. I was just wondering if anybody could tell me about his pedigree. I know very little...
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    Nobody here is blaming anyone for anything. ...

    Nobody here is blaming anyone for anything. Nobody is saying everybody must show X level or have the same goals. Nobody is looking down on anybody. If you interpret these posts as though they are...
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    Sure, but that's no reason to never make it...

    Sure, but that's no reason to never make it beyond first level. I mean, how many thousands of dollars, years of lessons, etc. does it take before a person comes to grips with reality?

    From what...
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    If you'd rather have smoke blown up your ass,...

    If you'd rather have smoke blown up your ass, then by all means... see how far that gets you.
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    Not to mention it seems to attract middle aged...

    Not to mention it seems to attract middle aged people with fear issues and little athletic ability who aren't particularly coachable.
  19. Flash bridle.

    Flash bridle.
  20. I think that's a good rule of thumb. Generally...

    I think that's a good rule of thumb.

    Generally speaking, I'd say TBs and Arabs tend to maintain basic fitness and wind better than warmbloods. But they lose a lot of strength quickly if taken out...
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    I hope it didn't come across like I was talking...

    I hope it didn't come across like I was talking about Kottas, or anybody specific in that post. I've never audited or ridden with him or anybody else from the SRS. It was just a statement about...
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    There's another thing to consider: a lot of...

    There's another thing to consider: a lot of damage can be done in very short order when a clinician goes stomping around in another training system. There are many roads to Rome, many different...
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    First off, a horse with that history isn't going...

    First off, a horse with that history isn't going to be a fan of any bit in its mouth. If your current bit fits her correctly, then there really isn't a reason to change right now.

    Second, she's...
  24. No time at all. I still ride in my old Tristan...

    No time at all. I still ride in my old Tristan Extras (Schultheis) from when I was a kid. You'd have to pry them out of my cold dead hands.

    I have yet to own a horse that doesn't go well in this...
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    I use a paste. I've owned horses that wouldn't...

    I use a paste. I've owned horses that wouldn't eat hard feed at shows, and that way I know they're getting what they need.

    If they're good water drinkers then I don't even bother, but I live in...
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