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post #41 of 54 Old 01-13-2012, 10:20 PM
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But..but ..but you may end up with one of these...


Oh, boy... THAT is gross, Spyder... Really!

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post #42 of 54 Old 01-13-2012, 10:24 PM
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Seems to me like you could get the same result by going to the pool store Or Wal-Mart and buying a noodle for a dollar. Kind of a cute idea though :)
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Its a blob fish....

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post #44 of 54 Old 01-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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And to think that I used to smirk at the Parelli folks "riding" each other (one on "all fours"), & their "conga line" simulating a horse, while one student ground-worked the conga horse! LOL!

What seems to me would be helpful, however, are those new machines simulating a horse in all its gaits, so one can practice independent seat development, & some on-screen program showing how the rider is distributing her weight in a mechanized saddle, promoted by Jane Savoie.

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post #45 of 54 Old 01-15-2012, 11:57 PM
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Well those machines are great Northern, if you can afford one. Here in Aus they sell for something like $50 000 each.
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post #46 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 12:40 AM
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Yup Kayty is right. I asked my husband for one for Christmas. Poor old man nearly had heart failure when he actually looked into it for me... he is a sweet thing lol.

I did look at the price to take lessons on one - here in Perth there is a place that has it... for $100 an hour.

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Much more convenient going to Equitana and testing it for free :P

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Equitana is a decent distance from here I was going to go last year, but got married in September, so might have been pushing it lol

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Pffff Equitana is far more fun that marriage!!

I didn't go last year either, though I was absolutely desperate to go to the Edward Gal/Hans Peter Masterclass, I couldn't get leave from work :(
Melbourne is much more convenient for me anyway I guess, and I went in 2010 and spent way too much, the shopping is brilliant! Hopefully they have some good international "stars" again this year to make it worth the trek over.

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Well those machines are great Northern, if you can afford one. Here in Aus they sell for something like $50 000 each.
You can try them at the Expo here for $20 or so. I've seen one, however looking at the people trying it I didn't feel an urge to try. The reason is every horse feels differently: I mean the amount of contact, the way it moves, even how you have to communicate with it. If they tell me I need to hold reins that tight it means absolutely nothing to me, because even with my 2 horses, contact feels very different. So it's fun to try, but I'm not positive how helpful it is in real ride.
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