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    This is a place where a friend retired her horse...

    This is a place where a friend retired her horse in Va. She was very pleased every time she visited.

    http://www.visitlongbranch.org/
  2. You are starting sensibly and slowly. As far as...

    You are starting sensibly and slowly. As far as tying goes, you could start tying in her stall, which is a common track practice, which she may have had done,even though unraced. I too would sit on...
  3. It would seem that there is galvanizing, and...

    It would seem that there is galvanizing, and there is galvanizing. There are also grades in steel and aluminum.

    Of the three, I prefer aluminum, with galvanized steel as a second. However, no...
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    Ditto Simkie

    Ditto Simkie
  5. For those of you who suggested mineral oil,...

    For those of you who suggested mineral oil, remember that it's purpose in colics is not only to lubricate but also to block the absorption of toxins. It blocks intestinal absorption of good things...
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    Gravel, clay, sand are still subject to digging. ...

    Gravel, clay, sand are still subject to digging. Mats placed over a well tamped floor will really help. Well cleaned stalls done on a daily basis shouldn't require total bedding replacement. ...
  7. Building Strength and balance is a long slow...

    Building Strength and balance is a long slow affair. Lateral work at the trot, which will be as foreign as the canter to him,will also help as well as transitions.
  8. At this point in time. I elect for an...

    At this point in time. I elect for an appropriate "crash dummy"

    At one time I went it on my own.

    With age comes wisdom.
  9. Sadly , neither link works for me.

    Sadly , neither link works for me.
  10. How do you collect him up? Using the reins is...

    How do you collect him up? Using the reins is not the answer.

    You must hold your body in the slower trot, collecting yourself up, then quietly ask for the canter, and make your body stay in a...
  11. The only thing I've ever done with these is to...

    The only thing I've ever done with these is to coat the area with ichthammol ointment to keep it open and draining. I've let the horse be on as much turnout as possible.
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    RE: mule bits Are you referring to something...

    RE: mule bits


    Are you referring to something like double bicycle chains attached to two rings.:eek: I found one in an old barn in Missouri. No wonder Missouri mules were noted for being...
  13. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Where do we find them,...

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Where do we find them, these wonderful people.
  14. For the rider it is both physical and mental. ...

    For the rider it is both physical and mental. Once they're "there" the physical part is no longer difficult. But, building the timing strength and coordination in the first place is hard. A lot...
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    Years ago I took a horse a good distance for a...

    Years ago I took a horse a good distance for a potential buyer to try. It was a customer of an old well known friend. Potential buyer had an emergency , couldn't come.

    Against my better...
  16. Easygirl- Quarter Horses can be steady eddies or...

    Easygirl- Quarter Horses can be steady eddies or pistols depending on their breeding, crossing the with draft will get you a grade horse, crossing them with a TB will get you an appendix which if...
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    Ah, we're back to the rider. Rider needs to...

    Ah, we're back to the rider. Rider needs to spend more time focusing on being stronger herself!
  18. I'm with you in spirit!! Forget the flesh!

    I'm with you in spirit!! Forget the flesh!
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    You are on the right track closing your legs,...

    You are on the right track closing your legs, however your legs must keep closing as you simultaneously slow your rise, but lengthen the up time.

    A collected sitting 10 m circle in the corner...
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    I wonder if the OP is serious? Robert...

    I wonder if the OP is serious?

    Robert Dover,George Morris, the late Jack Fritz, come easily to mind.
  21. Spectacular drive to the finish.

    Spectacular drive to the finish.
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    I never realized how young she was. Rest in...

    I never realized how young she was.

    Rest in peace.
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    I will second de Kunffy's Athletic Development. ...

    I will second de Kunffy's Athletic Development. You probably are already familiar with the movements, but he puts them into perspective as to their positive usefulness. "Advanced Techniques of...
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    It is not unusual for a horse to have this...

    It is not unusual for a horse to have this problem. As said, it's a matter of strength and straightness.

    This is where the rider must be absolutely steady and strong in not only their position...
  25. There is sitting in a following full seat, and...

    There is sitting in a following full seat, and there is sitting lightly in a following full seat. Few horses in their early education are ready for a full driving deep seat.

    A full seat doesn't...
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