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    Default Epiphany

    I had an epiphany tonight. The longer I spend in the dressage world the more experts I meet who know everything there is to know about dressage. With all these experts, isn't it amazing we don't have a plethora of riders and horses to chose from to make up an gold medal Olympic team?
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    A lot of those experts don't show because all the judges are biased.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    A lot of those experts don't show because all the judges are biased.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    Alibi, I guess we're alone in feeling this way.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    Maybe they are out riding their horses instead of being glued to the internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy.pony View Post
    Maybe they are out riding their horses instead of being glued to the internet.
    Like you?
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    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb


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    Ah! Velvet! Those are the ones that "are all hat and no cattle", but considering they spent megabucks on that hat, they gotta wear it somewhere, even if they spend most of their time "talking through their hat".
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.


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    They don't really know what they're talking about, as clearly I'm the expert.


    Y'know, because I can get my 1st level horse doing airs above ground. And the judges ARE biased, because they don't give appreciative scores since they don't realize he's actually just showing them how advanced he is.

    Duh.
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netg View Post
    They don't really know what they're talking about, as clearly I'm the expert.


    Y'know, because I can get my 1st level horse doing airs above ground. And the judges ARE biased, because they don't give appreciative scores since they don't realize he's actually just showing them how advanced he is.

    Duh.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    BTW, my epiphany happened at the barn. And, no, netg does not board there...at least I don't think so...
    "Relinquish your whip!!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    A lot of those experts don't show because all the judges are biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet View Post
    The longer I spend in the dressage world the more experts I meet who know everything there is to know about dressage.
    Tsk,tsk, Velvet. You've clearly been hanging out with the wrong people.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alicen View Post
    Tsk,tsk, Velvet. You've clearly been hanging out with the wrong people.
    Well, I've been at many barns, in many locations across the country, and I have to say this is a common denominator. Not EVERYONE is this way, but it seems the majority are and I can say that I do understand some of it. It's a monkey-see monkey-do thing. If the instructors they've known were insecure and behaved in this fashion, quite often the students do as well.

    Darn. I just got serious. And here this was entertaing to at least a few of us!

    You gotta love that the western dressage topic has more interest than one that points out a flaw in the logic some people live by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrygoround View Post
    Ah! Velvet! Those are the ones that "are all Top-hat and no Canter", but considering they spent megabucks on that hat, they gotta wear it somewhere, even if they spend most of their time "talking through their hat".

    Fixed that.
    My horse is a "Hare-Brained Controvert".


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    Well done, Graureiter!
    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb



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    You all are just big meanies. I can pretend that I'm THE Dressage goddess doing my training level test, moving up to PSG by the end of the summer, talking out of my helmet, err top hat, if I want to.



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    I don't care what people think of themselves or talk about, as long as they don't start acting like they're my trainer and telling me what I ought to do, try, etc...

    Can we please develop some sort of universal symbol for "No Unsolicited Advice?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by whitewolfe001 View Post
    I don't care what people think of themselves or talk about, as long as they don't start acting like they're my trainer and telling me what I ought to do, try, etc...

    Can we please develop some sort of universal symbol for "No Unsolicited Advice?"
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    Default Well...

    i DO know everything.
    "I can't help but think good horsemanship has to
    do with the mind." Maria Bertram, Mansfield Park by
    Jane Austen.



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    You gotta love that the western dressage topic has more interest than one that points out a flaw in the logic some people live by.
    Oh dear. Thread not getting enough attention?

    Maybe it's because your "epiphany" is very old news for most of us?


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