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To those of you who's trainer went to WEG...are you frightened!?!

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  • To those of you who's trainer went to WEG...are you frightened!?!

    My instructor just got back from WEG. She's a GP rider and an 'S' level judge herself. She just sent us an email confirming this week's lessons.

    Here's part of the email that we received:

    "...the horses and riders at the World Equestrian Games were inspiring. We need to set a video evening to watch the best rides together. It's back to becoming the best we can be."

    So why am I frightened?
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

  • #2
    Probably because it will probably involve some no stirrups torture sessions

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    • #3
      Did you see the manner in which most of the horses were ridden in their warmups by very well known competitors. I'd be frightened too.

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      • #4
        Hopefully they won't be teaching you to crank up your crank and ride Rollkur for 30 minutes as a warmup!

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        • #5
          Gods my thighs hurt even thinking about it!

          Originally posted by Coppers mom View Post
          Probably because it will probably involve some no stirrups torture sessions
          Yeah DD was pretending to be Isabel Werth on the pony this weekend. Yeah no... 20+ y/o pony with no pizazz just laughs at you when you try to get him to canter much less piaffee.
          Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
          Originally Posted by alicen:
          What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.

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            #6
            To those of you with no senses of humor:

            Since we already crank, spank, rollkur, LDR, bute to the max, make our horses bleed in the mouth, use max metal, wack our horses in the head, use two too-long whips, wear spurs, tie our horse's heads to our knees- I think we have it all covered!

            So to all of you that:
            • Do NH, parrelli or similar
            • Believe in Bitless Bridles
            • Think crank bridles, flashes and/or weymouth bits are the work of the devil.
            • Hate any top rider that might put their horses deep, LDR or in Rollkur or even slighly behind the bit
            • Have never ridden at a recognized show, or have only done so at 2nd level or below yet somehow have the knowledge/experience to critque a WEG horse/rider combo
            • Have no sense of humor


            Go start your own topic and chat amongst yourselves...That way I know who to put on my ignore list.

            Thanks and please continue.
            "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
            "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
            Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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            • #7
              GULP! GoG is glad we have a Dr's excuse to get out of lessons for a few weeks!
              "Shoot low Sheriff! She rides a fast pony!"

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gallop~on~Grant View Post
                GULP! GoG is glad we have a Dr's excuse to get out of lessons for a few weeks!
                I bet instructor will want to see the original, written excuse!
                "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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                • #9
                  You know I just didn't think of the implication of my trainers going to the WEG. Mine are coming back this week. I guess I should stock up on Thermacare heating pads and Bengay. However I think I will just let my horse be suprized.
                  Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
                  -Auntie Mame

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                  • #10
                    You are probably right.

                    ROLLKUR!!! ;b
                    "Shoot low Sheriff! She rides a fast pony!"

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                      #11
                      However I think I will just let my horse be suprized.
                      Ginger708, please don't tell your horse. He's likely to throw a shoe or something just to get out of work. If we have to suffer, so should our horses!
                      "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                      "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                      Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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                      • #12
                        My trainer went to WEG, but the real fear sets in when she comes back from a clinic with Felicitas, always with "More Exercises from Hell."
                        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

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                        • #13
                          I'm looking forward to my lesson this evening with renewed enthusiasm!

                          (And that's from me watching WEG online, let alone whatever my trainer has been up to...)

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                          • #14
                            Just wait until she gets back from riding with Steffen Peters...
                            "Shoot low Sheriff! She rides a fast pony!"

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                            • #15
                              This will be me:
                              Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

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                              • #16
                                I wish I had a trainer who went to WEG! Even if he/she didn't agree with some of the huge variety of methods used to get to that level, I would welcome the torture!

                                As it is, I will just have to try to torture myself. Whip under thumbs, park hubby in arena to repeat "leg long, look up" over and over and over.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by SillyHorse View Post
                                  My trainer went to WEG, but the real fear sets in when she comes back from a clinic with Felicitas, always with "More Exercises from Hell."
                                  For me it's after a Gary Rockwell clinic the whole barn kicks it up a notch.
                                  Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.
                                  -Auntie Mame

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Gallop~on~Grant View Post
                                    Just wait until she gets back from riding with Steffen Peters...
                                    eewwww! Hadn't thought of that. Now I'm really skeered!
                                    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                                    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                                    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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                                    • #19
                                      ginger708, by "kicks it up a notch" do you mean "practices dodging thrown chairs"?

                                      ; - )

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by SandyUHC View Post
                                        ginger708, by "kick it up a notch" do you mean practice dodging thrown chairs?
                                        ; - )
                                        To those that say dressage is boring, I think we could contend with WWF!
                                        "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
                                        "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
                                        Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

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