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    Anyone want a thread for the Olympic dressage live?

    One of my best friends is called Pumpkin, she will tell you its a great name!
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    Anyone want a thread for the Olympic dressage live?

    I'm with you here TPO, I dont see anything remotely dull, mechanical or switched off either. I see an ability to produce huge athleticism without huge tension, and a remarkable partnership and trust with her rider.
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    Weekend plans

    Thats a genius post MP! You really should write a book, so perfectly explained. Its what I meant, but didnt express very well, on a previous thread about not really appreciating attention to detail and the basics until you get to GP, you've put it brilliantly.
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    hho news page

    I'm confused, I am a print subscriber and I got the same email that Tiddlypom has shown, but then I also got the notification that I have reached the limit of free news?
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    TM, I may be falling in love with Nova! What a star, absolutely perfect start to his xc career, so bold and sensible, but I think you may well be right, his jump is so careful he may be a little too much sj to be a high level eventer, but I think hes fabulous, you must be bursting with pride!
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    Asha, my 4yr old is a big, empty frame of a horse that needs filling in! He is big moving, and needs to build up his strength and stamina, he is fed a scoop of Hi Fi, half a scoop of Saracen Conditioning Cubes, half a scoop of Speedibeet twice a day, adlib hay, and in the field all day. This...
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    Make it make sense!!

    Todays instructor sounds brilliant, I do firmly believe that if you really understand something you are able to make it very simple.
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    Make it make sense!!

    I think you have possibly nailed it!!
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    Make it make sense!!

    Then talk to your instructor, tell her you dont understand what and why she is asking you to do, she should be able to tell you exactly what and why she is asking, thats her job, but if you dont tell her you are feeling lost, she cant help you. Dont assume she is trying to correct awful flaws...
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    Its frustrating isnt it? Mine does everything very happily alone, which is fab, but riding with other horses is an important life skill that cant be ignored, I'm sure mine will be fine, he did it when he was at the backing yard, no problem, but its the one thing I feel we are currently lacking...
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    Make it make sense!!

    This is sounding so over complicated! Please dont think I am being rude, but you are not aiming for Badminton,so try simplifying things. I agree shoulders over hips, but as MP said just try to be generally aligned and balanced, there is no need to do too much, no wonder you said earlier in the...
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    Another arena hire for my guy this week, the previous two he has done he has been very well behaved, but understandably tense, and held the tension for longer than I would like despite being very good. So we went out for a third time on thursday and I am so, so pleased, totally chilled from...
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    "I'm a robot when I ride" and other big breakthroughs - what's yours?

    Absolutely, I certainly find I work on the same things with the newly backed 4yr old as I do with the GP horse, I'm just more demanding with one than the other. I remember being frustrated that my one tempis (which are good) were only getting 6s in the test, because they dropped in quality once...
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    "I'm a robot when I ride" and other big breakthroughs - what's yours?

    Brilliant idea for a thread OP! I think I have two big break through moments, the first one is kind of the opposite of yours OP. I was riding in a lesson when my then trainer asked me why I had just done something, unfortunately I didnt even realise I had done something. This prompted a...
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    Backing 3/4yr olds

    Lovely pics Lannerch! What a good girl she is, and sounds like an excellent plan for her. TM, Nova looks awesome! Such a great attitude and an equally fabulous technique, you rode him beautifully, that video was a pleasure to watch, and a homebred too, you must be so excited with him!
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