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post #11 of 20 Old 08-29-2012, 09:17 PM
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George does have a dry sense of humor, but that is not George's voice in the video. It is a past student's voice. George is riding in the video but the past student is doing the voice over and it is an excellent imitation and exaggeration of what George would say.
Absolutely correct. But, it is VERY representative of his kind of humor. That is why the riding community found this so funny.
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post #12 of 20 Old 08-29-2012, 09:26 PM
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I'm actually auditing a clinic of his this weekend, as we weren't sure if my mare would be ready to go when applications were due. I'm riding with him when he comes to my barn in April. There's a few rules of his that I remember, but I'll come up with more this weekend, just PM me Sunday or Monday & remind me! :)
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Stephen Peters, Jan Ebeling, Robert Dover, Jane Savoie, etc... basically everyone in dressage land now expects a braided horse, regardless of the level.
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I had a clinic over the weekend with a student of Steffen's - she certainly didn't expect horses to be braided, just neat, clean and tidy presentation.
She said that Steffen is a stickler, and she has picked a lot of that up from him, but watching her lesson videos from when she had her horse in the US with him, she was very tidy and clean... but not braided.
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Like I said, I was the only one who wanted to braid. The people hosting the clinic would have had braiders do the braids for people, last thing you want is someone attempting to braid for a clinic like this.

I was at a clinic last October and the only girl who braided got called out for doing it. The guy said something like " so are you trying to make a point to me that you are a hunter rider or something? " and he was not very nice to her for the rest of the clinic
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Like I said, I was the only one who wanted to braid. The people hosting the clinic would have had braiders do the braids for people, last thing you want is someone attempting to braid for a clinic like this.

I was at a clinic last October and the only girl who braided got called out for doing it. The guy said something like " so are you trying to make a point to me that you are a hunter rider or something? " and he was not very nice to her for the rest of the clinic
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That is so weird lol. Dressage folks love to get our braid on hahaha, and most clinicians really appreciate the extra elbow grease put into turnout. At all of the symposiums and "demo" clinics I ride in I even go for white breeches and a stock tie with a black vest, and sparkles in my braids. Strictly demo rides get tails, sparkles everywhere and a top hat.
The PRE that I am riding I will not ride "in public" without being braided because the long mane is so unkempt looking, and unless I am riding outside at home (bugs), I braid it for "normal" training rides in the indoor.

So weird the differences in turnout, I would have guessed that GM would have required braiding for his clinics haha.


That last bit reminds me of my friend who has competed in the FEI rings in both jumping and dressage, she was riding with Mac Cone and fell off at one fence, and for the rest of the time he was like "remember when the dressage rider fell off???" and then laughed. The poor girl, but she is such a good rider so I don't think he picked on her too hard other than making fun of her for riding dressage :P

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I love braiding, I think it can make any horse look 20x better if it's done right, I think the concern is sloppiness which is 100x worse than a mane not braided


People are dropping out of the clinic?? There WAS a wait list not spots is every group are open? I hope the groups stay small but I'm very curious as to why people who have already paid are not going now... Very weird . I was next to harassing the guy running it to get me a spot!
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I watched this on the USEF Network...

2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session - USEF Network

It's pretty cool and has some of the best riders/trainers in the country. Have someone take pictures for you!!! I wanna see pictures!

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I'll have my mom on video duty , no pictures allowed... I'm guessing because of the flashes. I'm having a problem on who to groom for me, my mom is okay but she doesn't ride and get mad at me when I'll ask her something she's missed -example- putting a leather piece of the bridle back into the keeper.

But the politics of the horse world I should bring my coach / another rider but I don't want to make anyone mad so my mom is the easiest answer even though I know and she knows that it's not the best choice
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I just 'groom' for myself at clinics and most comps! I prefer to do things myself, and if someone else tacks up for me I'll always go over with a fine toothed comb anyway.

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