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    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her...

    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her either if I saw her today. lol
    However, I do own her and she does seem to have a good mind.
    And I truly don't have the time to ride 6 days a week...
  2. Thread: grooming

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    grooming

    I would like to present my horses as best I can which includes grooming.
    To that end what are some things you do to make your horse look his best?
    How long do you spend brushing? Do you go through...
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    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your...

    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your comprehensive evaluations.
    Yes, Beowolf, I feel a bit vulnerable. lol

    She is Trakehner,
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    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends,...

    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends, lol, so she really looks light in that department to me.
    Learning to take better pictures is a goal for this winter.
    She is 16.1 and one of the...
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    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. ...

    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. Yes her feet really need to be trimmed.
    She is willing and easy to work with so far.
    thank you for the feedback.
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    conformation for dressage

    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Kateleftconfo.jpg
    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Katerightsideconfo.jpg


    What do you like about this mares...
  7. Thread: Swollen knee

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    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. ...

    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. My mare has had a big knee-just above the joint, since way last summer.
    The vet has looked at it three times, each time he is less concerned as...
  8. My experience is pain makes the horse tight,...

    My experience is pain makes the horse tight, relief allows them to stretch.
  9. If you have access why not try someone elses...

    If you have access why not try someone elses saddle? I have seen amazing transformations in ridden horses when a better fitting saddle is used. Sometimes it may look right but the horse still says...
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    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally...

    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally take my cat for a ride,(short) and once in a while to the vet to be weighed. Purposely so when she does need to go it is not a hugely traumatic event....
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    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my...

    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my horse blankets and others that come in for repair.
    My washer doesn't have the x large tub so the really heavy winter blankets need a double wash and...
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    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed...

    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed outside in a corral, would you move her off when she pins her ears until she offers to come back politely?
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    agressive mare

    One of my mares has gotten a bad attitude esp during feeding.
    She was a very spoiled girl when I got her, she came at me with her teeth once the day after she came to live with me.
    She has always...
  14. Thread: DT article

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    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick...

    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick response. I really appreciate it!
  15. Thread: DT article

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    DT article

    Due to a mix up in my address, odd because I never changed it, haven't moved but for the past several months have been getting hit or miss issues of DT.
    Anyways.....I have missed the January issue...
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    :yes:Just a thought.....head/neck position is...

    :yes:Just a thought.....head/neck position is different at different levels. An upper level dressage horse will have the appearance of a higher carriage than an entry level horse.
    Some trainers...
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    saddle cover for riding

    I was perusing saddle covers on ebay and saw what I thought was a nice idea.
    A saddle cover with slits so you could put the stirrups through.
    I thought this was so if the stirrups were dirty they...
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    smooth wire for hot wire

    I saw some smooth wire sold for hot wire, I am interested in trying it . Has anyone had experience with smooth wire designed for hot wire fencing?
    I am wondering specifically if I will need a...
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    When I cook a roast I always throw in extra...

    When I cook a roast I always throw in extra vegetables Besides the standard, potatoes, carrots and onions try adding squash, sweet potato, turnip, parsnip, I am fine with adding beets but the color...
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    Good to know about nightshade/potatoes. I...

    Good to know about nightshade/potatoes. I wouldn't go out of my way to feed onions but when making supper onions are often on my menu so the peelings go in the bin along with the other veg scraps....
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    So is it safe to say none are toxic? What about...

    So is it safe to say none are toxic? What about carrot tops? I know most peelings aren't toxic just wondering about hidden dangers.
    example: lawn grass is fine to graze but once gone through the...
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    vegetable scraps for horses

    Usually I take all my vegie scraps to the compost but at this time of year I like to stop adding so it can cook.
    As I was gathering up the peelings from making a stir fry tonight I got to wondering...
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    Could someone tell me when the video was taken...

    Could someone tell me when the video was taken please.
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    thanks for the explanations. From what I am...

    thanks for the explanations. From what I am understanding then a horse that isn't accepting connection with the bit can't get/be through.
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    the term 'through'

    Could someone explain to me what this term, 'through' means or refer me to a book that does explain it?

    Recently I had a conversation with someone and it seems we have different ideas of what this...
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