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    Because that's not ALL that builds good eq...

    Because that's not ALL that builds good eq riders. And I don't have an issue with work without irons. I have an issue with instructors putting weights on beginners who are already challenged enough...
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    ALL good equitation comes from balance in the...

    ALL good equitation comes from balance in the stirrups, flexion in the leg and hip joints, with weight in the heel I cannot imagine that this rider's instructor ever used ankle weights.
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    No. Anything that has the potential for putting...

    No. Anything that has the potential for putting foot through stirrup and getting hung there isn't for a beginner student. Or for an experienced instructor.
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    Even more worrisome when instructor seems more of...

    Even more worrisome when instructor seems more of a dilettante (riding instruction is secondary/tertiary career) than a bona fide pro.
    I've taught and trained in several disciplines for over 25...
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    With ankle weights too large for rider, and...

    With ankle weights too large for rider, and sitting down on rider's instep? That's a neat trick to try and make a beginner do.
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    Always wondered about that word. Is one gruntled...

    Always wondered about that word. Is one gruntled on a regular basis and only dis-gruntled when offended or irritated?

    The whole concept of gruntling is food for hours of contemplation. :yes:
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    They are the Velcro-strapped kind. Rider was...

    They are the Velcro-strapped kind.
    Rider was pictured sitting in a Lane Fox saddle, with feet out of stirrups, knees rotated out so the back of her thighs were against the flap, and ankle weights...
  8. Ohhh, I HOPE someone puts those criminals out of...

    Ohhh, I HOPE someone puts those criminals out of business! They still have $100 of my money for a bridle I never got. That was before eBay got so customer protective. They should never be allowed...
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    Leg weights on a beginning rider? Seriously?

    So I saw a photo today on the internet of a young rider whose instructor thought it appropriate to put ankle weights on her. This is a beginning rider (less than a year of weekly lessons) whose...
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    She's had a few really interesting ones (Judge...

    She's had a few really interesting ones (Judge Judy).

    There's also a court show called "Texas Justice" that has had a few horse cases; one "starring" a notable Iberian trainer who is no stranger...
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    ^^This^^. A demand letter, sent via certified...

    ^^This^^. A demand letter, sent via certified mail, is usually enough to make most folks fork over. Check these out: http://www.tidyform.com/demand-letter-sample.html
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    I,.................they,............................

    I,.................they,.........................
    There are sometimes just no words.
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    I can understand why he's your ex. Sounds a bit...

    I can understand why he's your ex. Sounds a bit like mine.

    When we were still married and living together but planning to separate, my ex insisted on accompanying me to work one Saturday at the...
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    I had an ACL reconstruction using central third...

    I had an ACL reconstruction using central third of my patellar ligament in May of 1997. I was back in the saddle in six and a half weeks. Four months of rehab for an arthroscopy is a looooong...
  15. Oh, no. Me being me, I was jumping up and down,...

    Oh, no. Me being me, I was jumping up and down, screaming and crying all the way through the home stretch. Still can't quite believe it. What an amazing, fantastic, incredible colt.
  16. I was thrust unwillingly into the S vs. SP mess...

    I was thrust unwillingly into the S vs. SP mess many years ago, when I bought my Andalusian stallion. He was sold to me as an S/P. I couldn't have cared less, since I bought him as a performance...
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    Not sure that is possible. USPS gets cranky when...

    Not sure that is possible. USPS gets cranky when something you've paid THEM to deliver, is delivered by someone else.

    Certified letter/return receipt saying that X items will be delivered to...
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    Sorry, but what does "gaslighting" mean? Yes,...

    Sorry, but what does "gaslighting" mean? Yes, I'm a dinosaur, so don't even go there.
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    Yes, please - I'd like a PM.

    Yes, please - I'd like a PM.
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    I have a friend who was in your EXACT situation. ...

    I have a friend who was in your EXACT situation. She had the nicest horse in the barn, and the BO thought that that allowed HER to basically free-lease the horse to her advanced riders who wanted...
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    I'm just as "snarky" as you, and would do EXACTLY...

    I'm just as "snarky" as you, and would do EXACTLY the same thing. Lessee has clearly forgotten whose horse this is, and should be STRINGENTLY reminded, ASAP.

    OP, move YOUR horse to YOUR CHOICE...
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    Bumping for an update. Any news?

    Bumping for an update. Any news?
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    I'd have new boarder provide you with copies of...

    I'd have new boarder provide you with copies of her adoption agreement from CRL, as well as proof of payment. That way, if CRL shows up, you call the cops and show them the paperwork. If CRL...
  24. Ariat USED to make a wide paddock boot; not sure...

    Ariat USED to make a wide paddock boot; not sure if they still do. Worth checking out, though.
    The suggestion to buy men's boots is a brilliant one. I'm going to remember that.
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    Oh, they do. Along with trainers who are off at...

    Oh, they do. Along with trainers who are off at shows for months on end and still charge clients at home full price. For nothing. I could give you a list of the places around here with that policy.
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