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post #11 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 11:18 AM
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anebel, I don't think the sarcasm was called for. Rather then insult, why not try educating?
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post #12 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 12:29 PM
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^^ Relax.

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #13 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 12:51 PM
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Um, I am relaxed? But this forum is supposed to be about education. Just because anebel knows alot about dressage does not mean she should be belittling and sarcastic towards those that know less then her
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post #14 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 12:57 PM
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She isn't 'belittling', she is just expressing her irritation towards the beliefs that others have. I can see her point. It is a little irritating.

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #15 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 01:59 PM
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Anebel, perhaps educating this rider would be of more help than being rude/sarcastic.
Just my 2 cents, for what it's worth.

Spyder and MIEventer gave some excellent advice :)


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post #16 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 03:08 PM
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Ok Sunny06 - where is your phenominal advice to help the OP out?? I am anxious to hear your thoughts.

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post #17 of 51 Old 07-21-2009, 04:48 PM
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Please dont laugh at my example but this is what worked for me,

I would turn my inside hand like turning key which gave him a TAUGHT contact and as soon as he dropped his head I released the key (contact) and he soon learn dropping his head takes away pressure. If he is hesitant very subtle close and open your hands while turning the key (sponging the rein)

While doing this push him with your inside leg and keep a TAUGH contact with your outside rein and half halt every other stride or so to keep him from bolting.

right image is what it would look like to turn the key


sorry if I'm bad at explaining but this worked for my horse when he star gazed.

Ah and PATIENCE IS THE *KEY
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I find it fascinating to see a lamp with a key hole in it...I wonder if one have to use a key to turn it on? That's pretty funny actually.

"Honey, it is dark in here, turn the light on!"

"Ok, just a sec - I have to go thorugh my whole key chain to find the right key that will turn it on"

"ok..got it!......now....where's the lamp?"

*Crash, bang, boom*

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post #19 of 51 Old 07-22-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice guys, I rode dressage with my old instructor and then came to my new place and it was anything but dressage. So I'm now trying to remember my dressage aids while teaching him the new ones. I was wondering should we work on collecting and exstending before we start putting everything together like getting him "looking good" he looks great for a horse that was supposibly born to race.

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post #20 of 51 Old 07-23-2009, 12:48 PM
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I find it fascinating to see a lamp with a key hole in it...I wonder if one have to use a key to turn it on? That's pretty funny actually.

"Honey, it is dark in here, turn the light on!"

"Ok, just a sec - I have to go thorugh my whole key chain to find the right key that will turn it on"

"ok..got it!......now....where's the lamp?"

*Crash, bang, boom*
lol i didnt even realize it was a lamp
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