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  1. When Possum was off his "tums" equivalent...

    When Possum was off his "tums" equivalent (U-Gard) he was stiff as a board. Could not get a bend, nearly dead to the leg.
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    Feel free to walk the whole XC course but keep an...

    Feel free to walk the whole XC course but keep an eye out for on coming horses. And when someone yells "Heads Up" that means there is a horse coming and you need to be out of the way. Otherwise we...
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    Fence judging over the years I have noticed that,...

    Fence judging over the years I have noticed that, particularly at T and P, if a horse has multiple stops or sticky fences there is a good chance the rider does not have a good two point between...
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    Sorry not a direct answer but related. A good...

    Sorry not a direct answer but related.
    A good piece of advice that I heard from Lendon Gray, at a clinic once, is to focus on watching just one part of the rider for the whole ride/video. Just...
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    Slow

    Possum damaged/tore his thigh muscle last October. He's still on pasture rest. I've tried bringing him back to work but couldn't get past 15 m of walking without the swelling coming back. So right...
  6. A variation of above exercises that my instructor...

    A variation of above exercises that my instructor has had me do is

    Canter your generic 20m circle, do a transition to the trot and immediately start a 10m circle in the opposite directions. ...
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    Thank you for clarifying Janet. You are a great...

    Thank you for clarifying Janet. You are a great resource to this forum, with your ability to quickly provide a clear summary of the rules for us.
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    My funniest was a non-spook. Walking back from...

    My funniest was a non-spook.

    Walking back from the show ring on a very windy fall day. A very sizable leaf blew across the asphalt towards us, at a 90 degree angle. Riding large a young OTTB, I...
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    judges power?

    Slightly off topic - but what authority does the judge have to eliminate the rider vs the TD?

    I know the the TD can. I was ring steward at a multi-day show a few years ago and the first...
  10. I know exactly where you're coming from. I could...

    I know exactly where you're coming from. I could not figure out how to unlock my first SNM spray bottle either.

    There is a square in the middle of the spray head, below the nozzle, you push it...
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    Rule of thumb To get the sitting trot you need...

    Rule of thumb
    To get the sitting trot you need flexible hips
    To keep the sitting trot you need strong abs.

    If you are struggling (and boy can I relate). Try doing in saddle (and out of saddle)...
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    Welcome to Louisville. There is a lot of horse...

    Welcome to Louisville. There is a lot of horse activity on the east side. Oldham and Shelby counties have lots of horses. Good selection of vets.
    Try the Oldham County, KY Equestrian Facebook and...
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    I have heard quotes from a study done (England, I...

    I have heard quotes from a study done (England, I think) where they did MRIs on about 100 horses with a "navicular" diagnosis. About 70 of them had soft tissue (tendon or ligament) damage inside the...
  14. One thing to do (and it's much harder to do than...

    One thing to do (and it's much harder to do than say) is make sure your forearms are relaxed. Tension there easily translates to tension in the back which then prevents that stepping under that you...
  15. It depends on the style. To find easy to fill hay...

    It depends on the style. To find easy to fill hay bags look for ones that have 3 dimensions, not just 2. Those that are wide can be much easier than hay nets to fill.
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    I never thought my allergy to horses was stopping...

    I never thought my allergy to horses was stopping me from doing anything, but you guys have shown the 'sins' that it has saved me from.
    No eating without washing my hands (other than the horses'...
  17. I went through this last year. Horse pulled off...

    I went through this last year. Horse pulled off a shoe in late April and was sore after that. Found the tendon was sore, so we did an ultra sound (a week later when the tendon was no longer sore)....
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    Louisville Slugger museum. The Frazer History...

    Louisville Slugger museum. The Frazer History museum sometimes has some good stuff too, especially if guns are appealing.
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    Sometimes the first step on this road feels like...

    Sometimes the first step on this road feels like what I call "tall withers". It literally feels like your horses withers' are a couple of inches higher than normal.
    I think the feeling may be more...
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    Speaking of apps. Does anyone have suggestions...

    Speaking of apps. Does anyone have suggestions for a training /rehab journal? Ideally one that can handle more than one horse.
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    Poll: Mega sweaters

    I recall hearing once that mega sweaters are more likely to develop anhidrosis Is that really true?
    I've got a mega sweater that cut out at each time it hit 100F in 2012, after the first big heat...
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    Navigating

    You will find navigating much more challenging. Partly because you are concentrating so hard on driving. But mostly because the signs are different shapes and in different places. Most road names...
  23. Better in cooler weather makes me think about...

    Better in cooler weather makes me think about less sweating and electrolyte levels in the blood. Some of the tying up causes are with potassium regulation. Given how individual horses can be, Mild...
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    Small Serpentines

    One exercise that works well for me is to ride very small serpentines. The horse has to do a slow trot and the exercise improves the use of their back, making it easier. I can then focus on sitting...
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    Yes, have used it several times. It does a nice...

    Yes, have used it several times. It does a nice job of loosening up tight muscles. I also have been using it this winter on a horse smith a damaged thigh muscle - gets more blood flow, etcetera to...
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