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  1. Pocket Pony, how was the Harry Whitney clinic?

    I was hoping to hear about this one, or read it on your blog.
    If it is already on your blog, I'll read it there.

    Did you go?
  2. A big, low horn such as would be on a true Wade...

    A big, low horn such as would be on a true Wade saddle would help.

    I had an old 'form-fitter' (high horn, big swells, high cantle) that I rode my OTTB in for a while...the thing would hold you in...
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    HIH, the other part that Dr. Deb understands and...

    HIH,
    the other part that Dr. Deb understands and tries to communicate is the deep emotional work, the communication on a feel rather than a mechanical signal.

    She has a book on CD that she calls...
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    OK, I'll take a stab at this. First, I would...

    OK, I'll take a stab at this.

    First, I would not have understood clearly what Buck is trying to accomplish on a physiological and physical level without having spent a LOT lot of time studying...
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    My OTTB in particular, No. I would not try to...

    My OTTB in particular, No. I would not try to pony if I were re-habbing him.

    My horse was handled as a racehorse by people who (unintentionally, I have no doubt) allowed the horse to move their...
  6. Large heart gene:...

    Large heart gene:
    http://www.sport-horse-breeder.com/large-heart.html

    Also a bit on wikipedia under Secretariat.
    Some other carriers include Seattle Slew. I think War Admiral...there are others....
  7. There should be some cow sense in there, with Doc...

    There should be some cow sense in there, with Doc Bar, Fritz Command, etc up fairly close.

    Most intriguing to me is the TB is on the damside. Marvelous if the large heart gene is in there. I've...
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    The Myler bit you posted is not a severe bit. Its...

    The Myler bit you posted is not a severe bit. Its mouthpiece may move, but it will not collapse onto the bars of the horse's mouth. A shanked, broken-mouth 'snaffle', and/or a tom thumb, has a...
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    A snaffle does not have shanks. Correctly...

    A snaffle does not have shanks. Correctly described, your horse was ridden in a curb/leverage bit with a broken mouthpiece.

    The combination of broken ("snaffle")mouthpiece with leverage makes such...
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    In my estimation, he is not a perfect finished...

    In my estimation, he is not a perfect finished horse, because he shuts down when the pressure gets to be too much. If you don't solve this problem with him...then something, somewhere, sometime (God...
  11. OP, you have got some good advice, and some...

    OP, you have got some good advice, and some derailing.

    First, and you already know this, don't go galloping around getting your horse crazy, to win a ribbon in the lower divisions.

    Second, and...
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    You're welcome. I'm humbled that you feel this...

    You're welcome. I'm humbled that you feel this way. I do like to answer others' questions, because it so often clarifies things in my own horsemanship journey.

    So...if feeding hay can redirect...
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    So glad this thread is not about tying a horse's...

    So glad this thread is not about tying a horse's head down and longing him until he 'learns self carriage'...ie fake headset!

    Great idea about cell phone/bluetooth. I could use that in other...
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    Yes...any horse can. But I suspect your horse...

    Yes...any horse can. But I suspect your horse (like mine, and like a lot of higher-strung critters or people) has trouble with the concept of 'turning loose'.
    Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt were masters...
  15. First suggestion is to go find a good...

    First suggestion is to go find a good chiropractor. Just like vets and MD's, there are good ones, great ones, average ones, and the ones you don't want working for you. But that should rule out...
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    Teaching a horse to hobble, even with the very...

    Teaching a horse to hobble, even with the very best of trainers, is still a risk. That said, I'd rather risk the hobble-breaking than not, because any horse can get his foot/leg trapped in a stall or...
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    A little canoeing now and then can do wonders for...

    A little canoeing now and then can do wonders for a relationship.
  18. Thread: Rearing :(

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    So it sounds like you are not being good enough...

    So it sounds like you are not being good enough with your rectangle (that is one of my own worst difficulties) and it was very evident to Mindy last time she handled your mare.

    When you ask...
  19. Thread: Rearing :(

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    OK, so first, rule out serious pain issues,...

    OK, so first, rule out serious pain issues, sounds like you're on that one.

    Second, find yourself a copy (rent it from Giddyup Flix if you have to, the're REALLY hard to find) of Ray Hunt's video...
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    Urbanhennery, a rein-back in dressage or...

    Urbanhennery, a rein-back in dressage or hunter/jumper corresponds to the backup in reining.

    A rollback is something else entirely, as you described so well.

    I am not well versed in the reining...
  21. Pocket, great to hear your report, fabulous to...

    Pocket, great to hear your report, fabulous to hear that you are doing well and ready to be working in the bosal.

    Bluey, there is more detail about the clinic on PocketPony's blog, the link is in...
  22. Thanks, Laurie. That's why I asked here. I...

    Thanks, Laurie. That's why I asked here. I haven't seen it before, but I figured there would be experienced COTHers who had. I've seen plenty of abscesses, but I haven't ever seen a HOOF abscess that...
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    The mare looks like she might be a neat, sweet...

    The mare looks like she might be a neat, sweet horse. The photos are not 'crituque-able', other than a nice face. I'd sure go see her in person, if she is sound, friendly, and fun to be around, she'd...
  24. Because there was a GIANT BUMP on the top of his...

    Because there was a GIANT BUMP on the top of his foot. After the abscess burst, the bump got way smaller.

    Not on his hoof, ABOVE his hoof. Forward of the coronary band, on the top of the bulb of...
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    Good point... don't go the 'sissy fingers'...

    Good point...
    don't go the 'sissy fingers' route, don't be afraid to USE the reins, to ask for something, to use pressure and release when you need to do so.

    Maybe a better definition of what I...
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