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    I know she is coming along. I am a patient...

    I know she is coming along. I am a patient person in that I do not rush the work and understand development and therapy - but at the same time - during the process I am often re-evaluating what I am...
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    She does have sensitive feet - and I have...

    She does have sensitive feet - and I have rehabbed a lot of exracers feet with barefooting. I know it takes a lot of time - and patience. And I also know that keeping her working as long as the...
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    I don't see really huge changes - seems like a...

    I don't see really huge changes - seems like a lot of tweaks and clarification. So I am all good with all of this! And I love using dressage to teach my kid students because I explain the...
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    Shoulder loosing work

    I have spent the last 20 years as an adult training and riding - mostly working for an off track rehab until 10 years ago and then I seem to inherit horses - warmblood, a Connemara, several QHs, TBs,...
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    Barefooting will also help encourage growth and...

    Barefooting will also help encourage growth and reshape of the hoof. In my experience - 30 years of it and going through a trimming certification years ago based on vet science - if you put shoes on...
  6. I like what was just said about the fact if you...

    I like what was just said about the fact if you need or feel like your horse is quick and better at a more challenging height or speed, move up a level instead of change the level to be more...
  7. deleted - for some reason the forum posted my...

    deleted - for some reason the forum posted my comment twice!
  8. How big is he? I have a Conn cross and I am...

    How big is he? I have a Conn cross and I am normally a TB person too. I actually just bought an OTTB to play with - she is really just learning to balance and have a long stretch through the back...
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    I have a super pony too that I have been working...

    I have a super pony too that I have been working with that is only 14.1 hands. I have jumped a lot of horses in my life and this pony doesn't throw me up like you might expect a small horse to over...
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    It sounded adversarial to me when I read it. But...

    It sounded adversarial to me when I read it. But thing is - media - journalism, they can use whatever words they can - creative license so I would not start a thread about it until more info comes...
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    I agree with others have said - I will say that...

    I agree with others have said - I will say that saddle fitting is so important. I am sometimes criticized for my smallish saddle. I am 5'2" and 100 lbs with short thighs. I also need a narrow...
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    My County has a 3 tree and a narrow twist. Its...

    My County has a 3 tree and a narrow twist. Its so old but I cant find another saddle that fits my conformation and my horse's at the same time. I even tried a custom saddle and nothing fits like my...
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    It is a person problem not your problem. Truth...

    It is a person problem not your problem. Truth is, I really like constructive criticism but most of the time people who hand out unsolicited advice do not have all the facts. That is what makes me...
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    Rescue can mean a few things. And there are many...

    Rescue can mean a few things. And there are many degrees of it. You can rescue (in the VERB sense) a horse away from a job he hates - you can rescue a horse away from someone who has poor training...
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    Kids and young adults often do not want to work...

    Kids and young adults often do not want to work hard nowadays - go talk to farmers who pick up hay for a living - they cant find anyone to work for them anymore and when they do, they are slow and...
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    Young horse with a broken mandible

    So I noticed a few weeks ago, when my 2 year old was playing in the field with a boarder's pony, my young horse had a little swollen spot on the underside of his mandible and it had a bloody spot in...
  17. I have this horse or maybe his brother. Mine is...

    I have this horse or maybe his brother. Mine is a Connemara paint. He is an incredible jumper - he can compete with most big horses if he wants to. I guess I am glad I focused on eventing with him...
  18. I used to have a horse that needed bellboots on...

    I used to have a horse that needed bellboots on in the turnout - he would go through a lot of bellboots until I found some Made in England pull on - they still exist in complete perfect condition in...
  19. Keep everyone posted! I have a mare like this -...

    Keep everyone posted! I have a mare like this - she is a full Arabian, very well conformated for dressage - really cadenced in her gaits. I have been so busy with my other horses that I get on her...
  20. Back to the thread and I am sorry if I missed...

    Back to the thread and I am sorry if I missed this - I got lost on the tangent BUT I am not criticizing it! It is still very helpful! I find that a lot of issues get helped out with grid work....
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    The great news is - sounds like you have learned...

    The great news is - sounds like you have learned a lot and so you can actually look at this as - YOU get to INTERVIEW for a new trainer! I would contact your local chapter and find out all the local...
  22. Just outside of the box ideas in addition to the...

    Just outside of the box ideas in addition to the good ones above...

    of course VET the horse AND take lessons to make sure you are riding correctly - these two things may be your cure.

    But if...
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    Thanks. It is not in the joint. But I am...

    Thanks. It is not in the joint. But I am waiting to get the X-rays. My vet said she just doesn't know what to say without looking at them. They could be calling something arthritic changes that...
  24. If you tend to finish on your dressage score then...

    If you tend to finish on your dressage score then you need to focus on the dressage. Invest in more lessons. Go to clinics and local dressage shows.

    When I warm up a hot horse, lateral work and...
  25. I have worked with two high level trainers...

    I have worked with two high level trainers lately. One is well liked but I find her really sarcastic. And too much sarcasm wears on me . She comes off negative and the other one is very upbeat. ...
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