I'm not trying to be nosey...simply trying to learn...Thus, two questions:
1) I'd love to see this lady work her horse to get a mental picture of what is being referred to in the last few posts of the thread thus far. Therefore, how were you able to locate her YouTube videos without her name on YouTube? (<--technologically "doh!", here...sorry!)
2) Would anyone mind remediating the conversation a bit for just a second to explain for me the effect of sweating vs. not sweating in terms of fitness...I've never though to ask, as my lesson horse who is a 3rd level dressage horse and isn't asked to perform anywhere CLOSE to that level for ME in lessons sweats like a little hydrant after one hour of flatwork (walk/trot/halt/reverse/sidepasses/serpentines/ground trot poles and cavalletti patterns, etc...She's in quite good shape, though her sweating always WORRIES ME! I feel like if she's wet beneath her pad and leg wraps, as well as some mild sweating on her neck, chest and rump, she's working a bit TOO HARD for her, given that she's trained to do so much more , & I think in shape for such as well, (which I'M not anywhere near the level to ask her to do), I often am concerned about whether what I'm asking of her should even be considered a "good workout" for her! In other words, her sweating is something I should WANT? Good information & apologies for being so uneducated re: this issue.
Thanks all; and I can't wait to hear more about the plan for this highly motivated rider and her mount!!
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