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  1. #1
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    Default "A Day in the Life" . . . of One Amazing Trainer

    Don't miss the following scenes: (a) riding her stallion out with the mare and foal, (2) ring work with the ducks, and (3) mowing the lawn with the horses. And plenty more she does in this video! Makes me want to visit England and hang out at her farm!

    http://youtu.be/WrO3NMBMcFk
    Last edited by Mike Matson; May. 6, 2013 at 08:14 PM.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    Blech.... people like her make the rest of us look bad...


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    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    I like the way the foal walks up to her and lets her pat him without the normal jerky response foals have by nature when doing that, to be wiggly and impatient.
    He has a more mature horse's response.
    Will be interesting to see how he is as an adult.

    The way she, from her horse, parks horses and then goes back and works with them independently, that I had not seen before.

    Very interesting video, thank you.



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    Default setting myself up for disdain I'm sure but....

    I'm failing to see what is so terrible about this. Horses all look to be in good health, rider is wearing safety gear. I've never quite understood why some NH types are so obsessed with the "tarp method" - personally I would not *want* my horses to be completely desensitized, but that's just me.

    The only parts that put me off is working the stallion in the same field as loose mare and foal (????) - not really sure what she's hoping to gain from this. Leading from a car is also not something I would do.

    Each to their own.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



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    Event4Life, Isabeau was using humor, per her emoticons. That's why I was laughing after her post.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Nicely trained ponies! I wish my 6 year old was half as quiet as her 3 year old!



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    Can I just ask what the relevence of the word "female" is in the title? Can we not just say "Trainer"? Or are you saying she's "good for a girl".



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    She's not "good for a girl". She's superb.

    But I'll take your point and remove it in the title.

    Now perhaps you can change your rolly eyes to a smile?
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    She's not "good for a girl". She's superb.

    But I'll take your point and remove it in the title.

    Now perhaps you can change your rolly eyes to a smile?



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    Goodness Mike, everyone's a critic these days Great video, those look like some happy horses
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    I can't decide if I should saddle up the drama llama, dust off the clue bat, or get out my soapbox.



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    Yes, Big-Grey-hunter. Welcome to the new world order. Tread carefully!
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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    And everybody's a little touchy.

    There's your smile.

    Can you answer my question tho....why include the word "Female"? Honestly just curious. Look, another smile.



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    I love your !

    Well it's a female dominated board so I thought I draw attention to a superb female trainer.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


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