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  • Birthday 07/17/1984

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  1. Who Is This Horse?

    German para dressage rider on a psl.
  2. Dressage Chit Chat #27

    [quote name='shiloh04' date='Dec 31 2009, 08:13 PM' post='3867698' I do want to see if I can get some interest for a couple more clinics this year. I would host them here, but I don't have the facilities. I understand. I'm hosting Patience Prine-Carr (arabian/half arabian dressage clinic), Ulla Salzgerber and Christoph Hess this year. Debbie McDonald and potentially Ingrid Klimke next year. When I initially crunched numbers, it was hard to imagine anything would fill. But so far, so good.
  3. Dressage Chit Chat #27

    You know Krazy, I wish my GMO did that. I can barely get them interested in clinicians that I bring in. Our banquet is 75 a plate, and I'm surrounded by people who I'd rather not be surrounded by. Plus we really don't have the fun stuff.
  4. Dressage Chit Chat #27

    Hello from under the rock! Holiday came and passed at work. I had a slew of visitors and things happen at my house over this month so I coudn't get to here most of the time. Parents gave me a shiny new flip camera (plus books!! Love books) to play with, so I'll definitely be packing it to the barns. here are the first results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Uoltg8usI...;feature=autofb
  5. Dressage Chit Chat #27

    We have that problem out here. What we eventually did was set the fence back about three more feet, dug a narrow ditch by that particular fence line and set bushes in it to conceal it. Last time a moron tried to take out the fence, it tore out their under carriage. We were tempted to put a small cement curb below the bushes, but that seemed just a hair bit too mean.
  6. Gmo's?

    The other nice part about the eventing stuff is that they have similar breed classes to USDF. I usually send those who may not have the gaits on the dressage triangle over yonder to the eventer triangle.
  7. Gmo's?

    No, I don't doubt that either. However, the horse may decide otherwise.
  8. Gmo's?

    I would do USDF when you're ready to compete him. You never know, you might have an eventer on hand.
  9. Gmo's?

  10. Gmo's?

    You can say pending on the USEF application. It's what I did and they accepted it. But I definitely feel your pain. I have AHR, USDF/EF and PHR to feed. In addition to my own membership re-upping.
  11. Gmo's?

    Until last year (or this, I forget which), USDF used to give you a discount for being a GMO member. You can still use your GMO membership in lieu of USDF membership, but will not be eligible for awards or Region Champs.
  12. Hano/perch Colt

    The registry doesn't issue papers for drafts, only AWS. No inspection required for just papers. I believe he could get auxiliary papers with AHA, but could never be inspected or approved.
  13. Back With So Many Questions

    Awfully arrogant to assume. Good for you for working hard. To get to your stated goal, you need to sacrifice. Whether it be horses or sweat, it's up to you. It's your path. You may work hard, but you're not working any smarter. You may have learned to re-trained a horse, but this discipline is another animal entirely. I can't speak for anyone else here, but I put my fair share of sweat equity into my animals. I'm usually up at 6, and done by 8. I, probably like a good portion of this board, do my own work and whatever side work to help keep funds in the pocket. I bought my mare young, trained her up to where she is, and we're going forward from there. I'll be the first to admit, I am lucky because she's the first horse, that actually liked doing the discipline. Dressage horses aren't sored. Roll Kur, even though I'll probably get flamed for this, is a training tool. Whether it' good or bad, remains to be seen. If you don't understand the subject or how it's used, then I don't think you have the right to comment on it. I can tell you is they don't do it just to win or take short cuts in the training. What you are proposing though, is cruel to achieve short term results in a long-term sport. You want to do dressage, which is very admirable. But part of dressage is picking the right horse for it. Yes, you will find all horses can do dressage to a certain level, but to get beyond say, first level, you need an athlete who can stand up to the training. I'm not saying dump them. I'm saying find them a home where they will be useful. Aside from the yearling, that mare will probably not enjoy being a dressage horse. We all have dreams. ****, I want to ride at Gladstone. The point is this, you can't do both successfully. You either have to get the horse trained, or you need to train yourself first. It's easier to do the latter than the former, especially if you have a green horse in the barn. Either way, it's not going to happen. If you want to do the WS position, then you will have to make that decision.
  14. Back With So Many Questions

    I know he accepted a guy who had two, but paid for board, which roughly equated to about 1.5k a month. No real experience in dressage. But you are right, he had outside support in the form of a business.
  15. Back With So Many Questions

    For future use, if you are paid (with or without a DNA relationship), you are an employee. I don't care if it's a mom and pop store, it is a business, it should be ran like one. If it's not, then walk the line, keep good relations, get everything in writing and eventually find a new job. Sorry to rain on your parade. But, it's best to go in with eyes open instead of being blindsided. WS positions are a younger student's game. It's not to say it's impossible, rather, it's something you need to deeply consider before jumping into it. You need to also consider what you're going to do with all your animals while you're on sabbatical because most likely you'll be going out of state. Shiloh and you should talk further- she did a stint for a guy in my area who is known to accept non traditional students.