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    Depends on your horse. I live in the northeast,...

    Depends on your horse. I live in the northeast, where it is cold, and I don't blanket unless I have a horse that doesn't grow enough winter coat, or unless I have a clipped horse.
  2. Thread: Tough Pony

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    Maybe a change of career? If she is a really...

    Maybe a change of career? If she is a really stocky pony, I wonder if she would prefer driving to riding?
  3. I don't know where you are located, but I have a...

    I don't know where you are located, but I have a local tack shop near me that has a huge, and I mean huge selection of used tack--some of it at incredibly good prices. (I just picked up a Barnsby...
  4. Two of them from the same bloodlines with this...

    Two of them from the same bloodlines with this problem? I would suggest a different horse, as it sounds like the rearing is just in this horse.
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    Depends on the chiro and on the problem with the...

    Depends on the chiro and on the problem with the horse. I had a horse that was definately lame in the hind end. Took him to a vet that was also a chiro, and had him adjusted. The chiro said he was...
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    If the price is good enough, sell. I didn't with...

    If the price is good enough, sell. I didn't with two different horses, and in both cases the horses died within six months.
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    There is nothing wrong with putting him down. In...

    There is nothing wrong with putting him down. In fact, it may be the best solution.
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    Actually the lip strap runs NOT from the rein...

    Actually the lip strap runs NOT from the rein ring, but rather from the little opening half-way between the two rein rings, through the center ring on the curb chain to the other opening.
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    I had a horse with sweet itch. I did have him on...

    I had a horse with sweet itch. I did have him on grass, but it worked best if I kept him in in the early morning and the evening when the midges that cause it were active; I kept him out all day...
  10. Ummm...wedges don't improve movement from a...

    Ummm...wedges don't improve movement from a hunter standpoint; if they do anything they'll add more knee action. You get longer action with the lower heel/longer toe which is why racehorses tend to...
  11. The best protection is shipping wraps--bandages...

    The best protection is shipping wraps--bandages over quilts all the way down over the coronary band. Next best would be shipping boots. And the least protection is nothing. I had a bad shipper...
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    I think it is fine to both show and hunt your...

    I think it is fine to both show and hunt your horse...I show and hunt my horses, and I have a neighbor who does the same. If your horse is fit enough to hunt, doing a show is not that difficult for...
  13. I don't remember when I heard my first purr. But...

    I don't remember when I heard my first purr. But my old cat, as much as I loved him, I was disappointed because he really didn't purr. Once in a blue moon, he would purr so quietly you could barely...
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    Shivers and stringhalt: I have two lesson...

    Shivers and stringhalt: I have two lesson horses. One has stringhalt. stringhalt appears when the horse is moving, and the horse snaps the leg up high. The stringhalt lesson horse is old--but he...
  15. My lesson program has two crosbys, 9 courbettes, ...

    My lesson program has two crosbys, 9 courbettes, a passier, and another made in england close contact. With the exception of one deep seated courbette and one all purpose courbette, the rest are...
  16. Thread: Counting sheep

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    Problem with horses and sheep is that some horses...

    Problem with horses and sheep is that some horses think it is fun to pull the wool out of their backs.
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    For what its worth, the deal offered you sounded...

    For what its worth, the deal offered you sounded very standard and really non-risk to you. It is a deal I would have taken without question, and it is a deal I would have offered someone. In fact,...
  18. A good horse is never a bad color.

    A good horse is never a bad color.
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    The rule of thumb is 4 fingers behind your seat...

    The rule of thumb is 4 fingers behind your seat before you run out of cantle when you are sitting in the saddle.
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    Horses will exhibit behavior like this sometimes...

    Horses will exhibit behavior like this sometimes because they are standing still eating concentrates rather than moving. Naturally, the horse would be moving while grazing, and having to stand still...
  21. Thread: Swayback pad

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    I have a swaybacked horse, and a swayback pad. I...

    I have a swaybacked horse, and a swayback pad. I do not use the swayback pad on the horse. It doesn't fill in the right areas. I use a riser pad on the horse. The swayback pad is thicker in the...
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    My old stallion that I showed in hunters I quit...

    My old stallion that I showed in hunters I quit doing warm-ups with; if I did warm-ups he left his best jumps in there; it was better if I took him into the class for the first time--then he jumped...
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    One suggestion I would have would be for your...

    One suggestion I would have would be for your trainer to talk with the seller; the trainer can sometimes tell by what the seller is saying if a horse is going to potentially work for you or not; by...
  24. Thread: The Rearer- UPDATE

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    I would probably start asking the bending, taking...

    I would probably start asking the bending, taking contact, etc. on longlines first, because it is easier to deal with the sucking back/rearing issues on the ground. However, you have to be good at...
  25. I would not put a standing martingale on a...

    I would not put a standing martingale on a rearer. Back when I was training for the public, I had to do some rearers...I retrained them using draw reins, but again, you have to know what you are...
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