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        05-20-2009, 12:30 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Equu -

    That's a four-beater. It was really common about 6-10 years ago in western pleasure shows. About the most unnatural gait you can get.
         
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        05-20-2009, 01:48 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Aah it won't load at school so I'll watch at home tonight. Did you get a video of the pirouette?
         
        05-20-2009, 04:01 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Blegh. Four-Beating.

    They still do it in shows around here. Ocassionally my horses 3 beat forward canter will place..but it's usually the 4 beaters.
         
        05-20-2009, 04:29 PM
      #24
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Equuestriaan    
    Aah it won't load at school so I'll watch at home tonight. Did you get a video of the pirouette?

    Oh, it's not a video of us. It's one that I found on YouTube.

    We didn't get out to the barn today, we bought a 1958 Chevy today instead.

    Tomorrow is going to the barn, and if he's moving okay, we'll video tape! Poor guy was bobbing his head, so he's lame in a sense at the moment.
         
        05-22-2009, 06:49 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I disagree with what Joshie said about it being very hard to start dressage. Anyone can do it at any time, it's just a matter of practice.
         
        06-07-2009, 02:26 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Hey! It's me again. My husband rode today and then I hopped on. DH rode pretty hard, and Java got sweated up. Guess what? His $2,000 frickin' western saddle isn't fitting quite right. He's got two dry marks. Unless DH put it a bit too far forward, which very well could be the case. It's fit him spectacularly for the past six or so years, and other than him being a bit less muscled, he hasn't changed.

    Anyways, back to the topic. Because I actually want to do dressage (NOT COMPETITIVELY) and my english saddle is too small for me (my fat butt gained 30 pounds after I had foot surgery. Ugh.) and doesn't really fit Java too well, I'm looking at buying a saddle.

    A girl at my barn has one for sale. It's a pretty new Wintec with the CAIR gullet system and I've ridden in it before (although not on Java - on a little bitty pony haha!) Or I was looking at buying the same one in an all around. Hers is a dressage saddle. The reason I tested hers out was because I wanted to buy one, but now she's pregnant and has sold her horse and is selling all of her tack, too.

    So, what do you all think? Yay/nay? The new one is selling for $400 so I figure she'll be selling hers for $300-$375 or so. I haven't called her yet.

    I think for me to actually start asking him to move out a bit more to pursue dressage then I'll need a saddle to ride on. Bareback is fine and dandy, but I can't ride for quite as long because my legs get exhausted so quickly.

    Woohoo. I can't wait. I'll have to sell my old english saddle to justify spending money on a new one. But it's cheaper than buying a new western saddle when Java will probably get as muscled again.

    Man, I really write novels.
         
        06-08-2009, 12:02 PM
      #27
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    Originally Posted by Sixxofdiamonds    
    Well, you did answer my question!
    OK, I might be a little ornery. Horse riding isn't easy. Doesn't matter which type of riding you do....it's not an easy sport. Dressage has a language unto itself and I notice that I need a language translation. Straight and bend have different meanings in dressage.

    A challenge can be fun!
         
        06-08-2009, 12:30 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joshie    
    OK, I might be a little ornery. Horse riding isn't easy. Doesn't matter which type of riding you do....it's not an easy sport. Dressage has a language unto itself and I notice that I need a language translation. Straight and bend have different meanings in dressage.

    A challenge can be fun!

    I've noticed that - the language translation. I hope this challenge is fun! It was getting a bit boring just doing what we always do. But with this forum and riders at my barn, the idea of dressage is opening up to me.
         
        06-08-2009, 01:02 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sixxofdiamonds    
    I've noticed that - the language translation. I hope this challenge is fun! It was getting a bit boring just doing what we always do. But with this forum and riders at my barn, the idea of dressage is opening up to me.
    Yeah, it definitely is a challenge. I started learning dressage like a month ago. I still haven't accomplished anything but I've learned a lot! Dakota's not really made out to be a dressage horse but I do my best. =]
         
        06-08-2009, 05:54 PM
      #30
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sixxofdiamonds    
    I've noticed that - the language translation. I hope this challenge is fun! It was getting a bit boring just doing what we always do. But with this forum and riders at my barn, the idea of dressage is opening up to me.
    Guilty here !!!!!! I have been teaching Joshie on the side ( in chat )
         

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