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  1. #1
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    Default Words of wisdom from a Dressage Coach:

    Shoulders like a queen,
    Hips like a whore.


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    LOL
    One of my favorites - if you find yourself struggling to ..uh..communicate effectively with your horse:
    "Dressage is an art....not a martial art!"


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    Regarding an, um, enthusaistic response to a leg cue:

    "It's OK, at least she's in front of your leg!!!!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by baroqueNheart View Post
    Shoulders like a queen,
    Hips like a whore.
    I am so using this!



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    but wont that get riders hula-ing their hips instead of absorbing the motion?



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    Umm, hula hoop is round and round. Canoeing isnt.
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.



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    Riders shouldn't have a canoeing motion either.
    www.destinationconsensusequus.com
    chaque pas est fait ensemble



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    But you do need that looseness through the hips. If this imagery helps you get there, more power to ya!



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    I'm guessing the OP quote was said by a sexist pig of a man.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    Default Velvet dear

    do try to get a sense of humor this year.

    Most of us not only understood, we got a chuckle.


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    I've heard too many of those quotes from older, top trainers. It's not funny to me. I have a sense of humor, that's just sexist crap from a man that has no respect for women. Not enough to use the correct terms, anyway.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    Default Older, male = sexist

    Because back then there wasn't anything considered wrong or rude about it.

    I've heard just as bad or worse from women trainers. One of my former trainers had a male, homosexual student who she regularly yelled "t*tts out" at. He'd just laugh and sit up straighter.


    I think that crude physical references either bother you or they don't. I don't think that assuming that was first coined by a man was fair, it likely wasn't.

    Ever read those trashy bodice-ripper novels by the lady authors? Talk about sexist, Jeesh.

    You should hear female dance coaches talk.



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    I actually read it on tumblr so I can't take credit for it. Not only is it funny but it's true. I had a trainer that used to tell me to "be seductive!"



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    From a German trainer (female) a million years ago at one of the Violet Hopkins intructor's seminars. While riding Tempi Changes in loafers when she hopped on to demonstrate: "girls, point your nipples East and West". I loved it, and have used it at times.


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    I have recalled the happy TaTa quote many a time

    It is actually more core correct that "get your shoulders back"

    Though the shoulder like a queen hips like a whore could also apply to the horse, particularly in the walk
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