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post #11 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Wow thanks! That's a lot of good info! I actually really wanted to take Urs to the draft show at KILE this year. Sadly, it was on a Friday and I couldn't take off work.

Quentin is nice. I agree! The show grounds is less than 10 min away from where my horse lives. I do feel like they had more saddle seat shows than hunter shows this year. I hope they have more hunt stuff next year.

I will certainly look into the Jack Frost Jubilee! The class list looks like a lot of fun!

If you've been to a few of the CRC shows then we may have met. However, I did miss one CRC sunday show this year. If you don't remember a huge, black draft cross, then I probably wasn't there.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 11:16 PM
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I don't remember... last Sunday show I was at was in May with my trainer's horse. But I did do several Wednesday shows this year. I have the crazy fat Haflinger with the head sticking straight up with the really long mane and I rode a paint saddle horse with a french braid. He has a halfblue/halfbrown eye. Ring a bell at all?
Ursula sounds familiar, though. What's her show name?
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Hope to see you there at Jack Frost! I'm the crazy Haffy... that's going nuts way over there and then falling asleep LOL!

Odd how we can wake up in five seconds at 3:30 for a horse show, yet barely be able to drag ourselves out of bed when we get up for school/work between 5 and 7!
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-22-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately that doesn't ring a bell. They sound like a couple of lovely horses though! It may have been the May show that I missed. I've been showing Ursula just as "Ursula". She's unregistered and I think her barn name is unique enough for showing right now. I may think up something creative eventually, but that's it for now.

If you've been doing the Wednesday evening shows, my mom has been bringing her black and white gypsy vanner gelding (LS King's Ransom) for my riding instructor's daughter to show. So you may have seen a naughty gypsy gelding in the arena.

Thanks for the training advice offer. Ursula, though green, is not overly stubborn. I think it's me that needs more training at this point! Though if you have any tips on how to get a flighty horse over a fear of clippers without getting killed, any advice would be greatly appreciated. :) We also haven't been able to overcome our fear of rope gates in obstacle trail. We always go last for trail because we destroy it! Though by the end of the season we managed to master CRC's super scary bridge!

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post #14 of 17 Old 10-22-2013, 10:52 AM
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Yep, I've seen the Gypsy! Very beautiful!
Hmm, I've never worked with a horse that's scared of clippers like that, but when I wasn't sure about my Haflinger I mimicked the sound of the clippers. You might want to mock-clip your horse and just run them over where you want to clip without them on, then mimick the sound while mock-clipping. Try to get to the root of the problem. Try that, do it for like 2 minutes after you ride or while you're feeding and just get her used to the fact that the sound isn't scary and won't hurt her. Then after she's completely comfortable with that turn it on but don't clip. If she's accepting the clippers when they're on, then you mayclip. But take it slowly!
My Haffy loves the super scary bridge LOL I did choice trail at their last gaming show and she had a blast with it. That was our very first time working with trail obstacles and I pinned second, miraculously. Hm.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-22-2013, 01:20 PM
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I have done horse training and Jumping lessons. I live in Mechanicsburg, PA and own a horse who is located in Harrisburg. Where abouts is your horse? I could possibly travel there.

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post #16 of 17 Old 10-22-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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HunterJumper1998, thanks for the tips! I have already tried leaving the clippers running near her while she eats. It kinda worked. And I can touch her with them on her back. That's just not the area I need to clip. Ursula is my bearded lady and she needs a shave. Sadly, she won't let the clippers touch her jaw while they are on. The key is probably just more patience. I have, however, not tried to mimick the sound with my voice while pretending to clip. That might help. I will give it a shot! xD

Congrats on your placing in trail! It's not easy stuff.. at least not if you have a spooky nut like my mare! lol.

Flashboy2011, thanks for the offer! I'm looking for an instructor that can teach a more advanced rider. I have been riding for 13 years, have experience with green horses on the flat, and have competed over fences up to 3'6". However, it has been quite a few years since I've jumped regularly, since I was away at school and my current project was too young. I have not started a horse over fences before. I need instruction on the finite details of my own form since I've had some much time off, as well as exercises to improve the form of an inexperienced horse. I was hoping for an instructor with some significant experience and a good reputation to help me pull everything together. If you think you fit this bill, please PM me!

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Phillip Dutton Eventing But I'm not sure if he's in your area. My trainer (I'm in MD) gave him very good feedback as being a coach (and yeah, I know he is a great rider ). (I bet he probably not cheap too)

Personally I'd love to take a lesson with him myself!

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