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  1. The horse would have to have her uterus and...

    The horse would have to have her uterus and ovaries taken and that is considered the unsucessful part. . .I guess when it has been done, the horse is not the same, nuts, etc. That would almost be...
  2. Vet called today. Bad news. After she talked to...

    Vet called today. Bad news.
    After she talked to new Bolton, she said that they said, removing their uterus is very unsuccessful. They are too hormone driven. Vet at new Bolton also said that she is...
  3. Need some help . .. anybody deal with this before?

    I have a mare, arabx? that we rescued. She is about 12 years old, sweetest thing.I have a little lesson program and use her for my intermediate riders.

    Well about 2 years ago, we came out to...
  4. Thread: icy ring.

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    Also, the ground is not really frozen. ..if it...

    Also, the ground is not really frozen. ..if it were, I would not teach on it. Makes for too hard a landing if one of the little guys falls and the ponies hooves take a beating.

    Pet Safe salt is...
  5. Thread: icy ring.

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    Thank you so much for all the suggestions. ...

    Thank you so much for all the suggestions.

    Probably will not try things for traction, only because the kids are so little and wouldnt want the horse to take a bad step or scare the child. . .just...
  6. Thread: icy ring.

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    icy ring.

    I'm sure there is no perfect solution, but I figured I would at least try.

    I have had a farm for about 4 years now. . .teaching small children to ride. Every year we rented an indoor for a sunday...
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    I've posted on here before about what I do...

    I've posted on here before about what I do because I think it's unique. . . I only take the young children (3-12). . .then when they have either advanced past what I will teach, or are over 12...
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    Crow hopping pony

    I have this cute stinker of a pony who has a bad habit of crow hopping. He is about 13h and never does it with me because I can keep my hands up. Throw a lesson kid on and he is an angel at the trot,...
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    All I teach is young children and beginner...

    All I teach is young children and beginner riders. . ..from the age of 3-12 for the most part! I have learned a lot of tricks of the trade. Most of the ones have already been mentioned in this...
  10. Thread: camp ideas

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    Lucky for us (or unlucky for our pocketbooks), we...

    Lucky for us (or unlucky for our pocketbooks), we have a tack shop right next to our farm. . . .we walk the kids there almost weekly (depending on heat!) long driveway to walk .. . .we love the owner...
  11. Thread: camp ideas

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    camp ideas

    I'm pretty good at coming up with great options for summer camp for the kiddos, but this week with having 7 weeks I'm in need of some new ideas so we don't get bored!

    We are having each week have...
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    awesome. . .thank you all for the great...

    awesome. . .thank you all for the great resources!

    Yes, definitely do not underestimate the little ones. .. .especially the 7-8 year old group. . .they know their stuff more then the tweens!
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    Teaching Confirmation

    I am in charge of doing the bookworks for my local Pony Club. Each week I prepare a topic to prep the kids for Quiz rally. . .

    In one of the next meetings I have to do a lesson on good/bad...
  14. Thread: Awards

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    Awards

    Looking for some suggestions. I have an awards banquet for my lesson kids each year. This year because the party is in January instead of December almost every single child is coming, 50 some kids. I...
  15. Thread: Child Fear

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    The advice so far has been great. I do not...

    The advice so far has been great.

    I do not agree with the posters to leave her on the 11 hand pony. . .I think I need to start to wean her off now while she still does have the ability to ride...
  16. Thread: Child Fear

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    I agree temporarily. . . however give it another...

    I agree temporarily. . . however give it another 6-12 months and her legs will be close to the ground. . . .she should probably be on about a 13.2-14 hand pony at this point. I guess being as skinny...
  17. Thread: Child Fear

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    Child Fear

    Sorry in advance for the long winded post. . ..I am at a total standstill with one child (10yrs) I teach.

    When child was about 7 she owned a pony that supposedly through her into the fence. By...
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    Here's what we do. ... we live in an pretty...

    Here's what we do. ... we live in an pretty expensive area. . .riding lessons are pretty popular but like we all know, cost $$$ to be able to ride and ride competitively.

    We keep our lessons to...
  19. Yes, Prize Box has been wonderful .. . . also...

    Yes, Prize Box has been wonderful .. . . also helps to get the kids out after a lesson, because the prize box is outside the barn in the clubhouse area. . .I have a few older kids that really need...
  20. Some helpful things I have done that has sky...

    Some helpful things I have done that has sky rocketed our lesson farm in 3 years. . ..

    1. Focusing on young kids . . .. sure not every farm is only going to take little ones, but we do. . . if you...
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    I also have this game and am addicted!! On...

    I also have this game and am addicted!!

    On another note, anyone have the interactive book "naughty pony"?
    I use it with my new lesson kids, and pony class kids. THey love it and it teaches some...
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    Thanks for the great info! Pony is about...

    Thanks for the great info! Pony is about 12-14ish. . .rescue, so it's a guess.
    Yes, definitely leaves impression when we press into it. It's 2-3 thick, bulges out and then is flat on top. like you...
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    It's directly under her barrel, would be very...

    It's directly under her barrel, would be very strange place for a swelling from a kick. . . i would think?

    It is hard, but if you press your finger into it, leaves an indent.

    Vet just called....
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    It's been a few days. . .she lives outside, with...

    It's been a few days. . .she lives outside, with a run-in for the most part, and has had a blanket on. Gave her a bath after the lesson today and noticed it. . (I'm running alongside the kids during...
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    We have called a vet. . . but she has not come as...

    We have called a vet. . . but she has not come as of yet.
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