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  1. Thread: adult male beginner

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    You don't have enough weight in your heels, and...

    You don't have enough weight in your heels, and that is why your feet keep sliding into the stirrups. It is possible to readjust stirrups while trotting if you are a decent rider, but for a beginner...
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    I would probably address this issue with long...

    I would probably address this issue with long reins. I agree, longe her first in side-reins, then I think I would long line her.
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    Local horse dealer. Often they'll have something...

    Local horse dealer. Often they'll have something that is a nice prospect.
  4. Longing in the round pen so he isn't distracted,...

    Longing in the round pen so he isn't distracted, and so he doesn't get away is a very good idea. Longing him with a properly fitted caveson, a chain over the nose, or a longe line run through the...
  5. I would recommend looking at a TB or Appendix QH...

    I would recommend looking at a TB or Appendix QH for the cross...especially if you look into TBs that are known to cross well with the QH. Then you'll have a registered foal, and a TB typically...
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    How can you trust a horse that does this again? ...

    How can you trust a horse that does this again? That is something only you can answer, but in reality there are times that a horse will do something odd and never do it again. For example, I had a...
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    I sell horses. I infinitely prefer a phone call...

    I sell horses. I infinitely prefer a phone call to an e-mail; if someone actually picks up the phone I figure the person is serious, and it gives me a chance to give them details about the horse...
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    I owned a registered Akhal-Teke once, but got...

    I owned a registered Akhal-Teke once, but got nowhere near that amount of money when I sold him! Anyhow, there are not a lot of them around.
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    In an Arabian halter, set up like an Arabian.

    In an Arabian halter, set up like an Arabian.
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    I will be the voice of dissent here; if your...

    I will be the voice of dissent here; if your horse goes well in them, then I don't see a problem riding in them. I have had two harness horses that did not do well with riders on their backs...but...
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    Sidebone usually is common in draftX's and rarely...

    Sidebone usually is common in draftX's and rarely causes a problem.
  12. I require any student that is showing to learn...

    I require any student that is showing to learn how to braid. To me it is a skill one should know regardless whether or not you hire someone to do it. Once my kids learn, none of them hires anyone.
  13. Yeah. Its hard to screen for not great trainers....

    Yeah. Its hard to screen for not great trainers. But I always ask a trainer to tell me about their client that is looking so I can determine if it might be suitable. Anyhow, if you sell horses,...
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    I've had good luck with some of the Courbette...

    I've had good luck with some of the Courbette saddles clearing withers like these...especially some of the older deeper seated all purpose types.
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    Or, roach it. Haflingers look nice with roached...

    Or, roach it. Haflingers look nice with roached manes. My draft team of HaflingerX would get so hot under their mane and collars that I would just roach them, and they looked good.
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    Sometimes horses will pull the wool out of...

    Sometimes horses will pull the wool out of sheep's backs. There wouldn't be a problem as long as the horse is not aggressive to the sheep.
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    For ponies that grass founder, I simply keep them...

    For ponies that grass founder, I simply keep them off grass permanently. Much easier than dealing with the consequences.
  18. Thread: Donkey questions

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    Donkeys will have a jenny for a mother; not a...

    Donkeys will have a jenny for a mother; not a mare. Mules have a mare for a mother...
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    Pelham is fine; baucher is not. Standard hunter...

    Pelham is fine; baucher is not. Standard hunter breastplate isn't seen that often, but is fine--no judge will have a problem with it. But don't try to use a breastcollar or elastic jumper...
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    I would go gas rather than that particular Ford...

    I would go gas rather than that particular Ford diesel engine...
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    You know, horses being horses, he could have...

    You know, horses being horses, he could have tweaked something in turn-out that made him lame for a few days--with lameness coming on as suddenly as it did, I would have suspected something like...
  22. Thread: sudden aggression

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    I've heard Lyme Disease can show itself in...

    I've heard Lyme Disease can show itself in personality changes.
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    They do it because we have conditioned them to.

    They do it because we have conditioned them to.
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    I had a couple of thin horses with shark-fin...

    I had a couple of thin horses with shark-fin withers; until they filled out and the saddles fit right I used a courbette saddle (tends to have more wither clearance) and a reverse wedge pad by...
  25. Setting an outside line of two fences, two...

    Setting an outside line of two fences, two diagonal lines of one fence each, and another outside line of two fences (make your diagonal fences each across from one of the end fences in the line...one...
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