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  • #61
    Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

    In fairness, he's not the only one. It's really amusing how often trainers embellish their accomplishments... I've heard one who barely has a record at PSG brag about being the only FEI trainer in the state (we have a few who have been successful at GP and produced other FEI riders). I've also seen trainers showing horses two levels below what they were shown by a more experienced trainer and bragging about their scores... It's great if you want the learning experience. But don't take a 3rd level horse 1st level and brag about scoring well and winning, and take credit for it being your training. There's showing lower to FIX an issue from a different trainer, but most of us are smart enough to recognize that. Especially when multiple horses you've tried "fixing" magically develop rearing/spinning issues on centerline when you try to go above a certain level.
    Multiple school horses he trained at a barn in exchange for board developed dangerous habits including stopping at and running out of the gate, so much so the owner had to take them out of the school horse line and retrain them. Then he stopped coming for the entire winter because he didn't ride when it was below 40 and lost his stall. So the maestro doesn't fix horses. He did ride a solid second level horse at training as described above, getting a blue ribbon when he was the only one in the class and claim he had trained the horse. He lost that ride, too. Some people personify the word putz.
    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post

      Multiple school horses he trained at a barn in exchange for board developed dangerous habits including stopping at and running out of the gate, so much so the owner had to take them out of the school horse line and retrain them. Then he stopped coming for the entire winter because he didn't ride when it was below 40 and lost his stall. So the maestro doesn't fix horses. He did ride a solid second level horse at training as described above, getting a blue ribbon when he was the only one in the class and claim he had trained the horse. He lost that ride, too. Some people personify the word putz.
      Sounds like he is quite good at UNTRAINING horses.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Nous View Post

        The picture is a still from CDJ’s Masterclass at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show:
        https://youtu.be/ymtcrCyYoCk
        That's why the Canadian flag on the pad was blacked out.
        ... _. ._ .._. .._

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Bogey2 View Post

          That line about the horse being easier to ride blew my mind, a trained horse is harder to ride if you don't have the basic foundation on how to use you seat etc. I struggled when I started dressage because I bought a schoolmaster. I needed to learn how to use my body totally differently that I did on hunters. So seriously, a rank beginner will not know how to get a trained horse on the bit....that must be why he struggled and got stuck in the corner. LOL
          LOL, my old bones eventually got tired of dealing with a reactive red mare, so I sold her and bought my saint of a gelding. On my test ride I managed to clip a jump wing with my foot while trying to get between it and the wall, his total non reaction to the resulting crash added greatly to my decision to buy him.

          so on one hand I have a lovely steady Eddy, who can even carry kids in basic PC lessons, BUT, BUT, ask him to actually work, and he shows up all your deficiencies as a rider, both in the jump ring, or dressage arena. I would love to see Meatloaf Maestro ride him.
          "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

          "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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          • #65
            Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post

            Multiple school horses he trained at a barn in exchange for board developed dangerous habits including stopping at and running out of the gate, so much so the owner had to take them out of the school horse line and retrain them. Then he stopped coming for the entire winter because he didn't ride when it was below 40 and lost his stall. So the maestro doesn't fix horses. He did ride a solid second level horse at training as described above, getting a blue ribbon when he was the only one in the class and claim he had trained the horse. He lost that ride, too. Some people personify the word putz.
            I never said he didn't. I said he's far from the only "trainer" being outright dishonest about their skillset. I've been around for every NP train wreck we've had... And I am fully aware this is a person who has zero business being a pro, and needs some serious remedial lessons.
            Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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            • #66
              Originally posted by alicen View Post
              He doesn't really want us to post his movementless "piaffe" again, does he?
              Dear, that "piaffe' posting was far from movementless. Some of the movements were hilariously impressive.
              Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

              Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Nous View Post

                The picture is a still from CDJ’s Masterclass at the Rolex Central Park Horse Show:
                https://youtu.be/ymtcrCyYoCk
                If The Maestro can't look at that video and see that Charlotte has wonderfully soft, giving hands, then he may well be literally blinded by his envy of Those Who Can And Do.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Scribbler View Post

                  NP like SW/DH and LK, is documented as someone who has dipped his toe into cyber harassment and I believe even IRL harassment of people over online incidents.

                  Fun as it is to have folks like this in your feed for the trainwreckspotters among us I myself will not follow or friend someone like this because you can't predict when the craycray will be aimed at you. There might be some discussion on your FB newsfeed that gets under their skin and then they have your name and PM and other details. Plus they can then respond on your threads.

                  I realise everybody's risk calculations are different, but my recommendation would be to quietly block or unfriend before you are on his radar.
                  I never though that far into it, yikes! Thanks, I will definitely be unfriending him.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Mara View Post

                    True....NP embodies the attributes of the worst caricatures of Republicans (I am NOT making this political!!!) and he's proud of it to boot. Worse, he's quick to savage those who disagree with him.

                    Depending on what your FB reveals about you, Scribbler posts some good advice. Even if not political on FB - if you were to post video or stills of yourself riding, he'd be quick to grab those and post his (uneducated) criticisms of you on his blog or FB page if he ever felt something you did offended him.
                    Thanks! Removing him as soon as I finish typing this.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by GiveEmEl View Post

                      Thanks! Removing him as soon as I finish typing this.
                      Yeah he's not one I would have on my friends list. I have plenty of "friends" on my friends list that are a part of the horse world that I don't know personally, perhaps have never met, but he certainly wouldn't be one of them!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post

                        We all know this Dressage Emperor has no shadbelly.

                        Excuse me while I grab my ibuprofen, that much pulling on the leg makes it a bit sore.
                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by GiveEmEl View Post

                          I never though that far into it, yikes! Thanks, I will definitely be unfriending him.
                          Good plan
                          He saw myself and an irl friend commenting on an ISF post, and sent a friend request.
                          My simple "no thanks, your reputation precedes you" was met with a sad, childish spate of fake assertions that his lil friend knew me when i worked at ISF, and fabricated tales about me.
                          The guy is pathetic.
                          Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                          http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

                            I never said he didn't. I said he's far from the only "trainer" being outright dishonest about their skillset. I've been around for every NP train wreck we've had... And I am fully aware this is a person who has zero business being a pro, and needs some serious remedial lessons.
                            I never implied anything about anything you said except to add to your story and point with a Maestro example. Cheers!
                            Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Mara View Post

                              If The Maestro can't look at that video and see that Charlotte has wonderfully soft, giving hands, then he may well be literally blinded by his envy of Those Who Can And Do.
                              She has a short upper arm and really cannot reach down to her crotch to diddle and fiddle down there like the Maestro likes to do. It always amazes me how he is so ignorant he can't see beyond her conformation and watch how she uses her hands and arms so well and sympathetically to the horse.
                              Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by AnotherRound View Post

                                I never implied anything about anything you said except to add to your story and point with a Maestro example. Cheers!
                                Gotcha! I guess the recent drama threads have me assuming the worst of people! My bad!
                                Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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                                • #76
                                  Can we all salute the true Maestro that Reddfox pointed out? I think I still have 7-up in my keyboard from this one.

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                                  • #77
                                    Originally posted by MyssMyst View Post

                                    Gotcha! I guess the recent drama threads have me assuming the worst of people! My bad!
                                    No prob.
                                    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                    • #78
                                      Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post

                                      Iirc that horse in his pic was already trained to Second, and he touted the accomplishment of showing it at like TL and then winning some year end award, ... leaving out that technically at that level, as an adult, he was his only competition... go figure.
                                      Someone correct me if I've muddled that, it's been a while since considering his accomplishments.
                                      If we are speaking about the same 'year end award' it wasn't. The local GMO in New Jersey gives recognition and ribbons for any rider that received a score of over 60% in competition but did not win a year-end award. 2016 it's still listed on the website.
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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by StellaTMK View Post

                                        If we are speaking about the same 'year end award' it wasn't. The local GMO in New Jersey gives recognition and ribbons for any rider that received a score of over 60% in competition but did not win a year-end award. 2016 it's still listed on the website.
                                        Correct me, but I in agreeing with the above, now seem to remember that the class he went in (and won a blue because he was the only one in it) gave him a score which would count towards year end rewards in a local riding club, but he didn't get a year end reward because he didn't do any of the other classes to qualify for an actual reward. This was the solid second level horse he claimed he had trained and was riding in a training level test. Yes, he got a ribbon because his score was over 60%.

                                        Sort like someone elese we know in LaLa land who says they got an award they only partially qualified for, but didn't complete.
                                        Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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                                        • #80
                                          I also remember him defending the ride he did in the 4th level class dwhere he only got 40% with his saint of a mare by saying, when someone pointed out to him that his 10 metre circles were 20 meter-some-other-geometry, by saying that he didn't do the small circles in the class because the horse wasn't ready yet to do those movements, so he did the size circles she was able to do well, and it was about the horse and what was good for the horse, not the test, and the judge should have recognized that he was riding the horse at her level and rewarded him mfor the circles he did do. No lie. He really said that, once. Probably only once, but he said it.
                                          Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.

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