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  1. Thread: Alydar

    by SEPowell
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    I'm not sure if Alydar and his family has a good...

    I'm not sure if Alydar and his family has a good handle on spatial relationships. His son Wheaton broke his femur in his stall and I have a mare by Wheaton who is much safer to herself living in a...
  2. Thread: Sales rant

    by SEPowell
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    I think it's always worth asking the trainer why...

    I think it's always worth asking the trainer why a horse priced competitively has preformed poorly at competitions. A million things can go right and a million things can go wrong, especially if the...
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    Yes, and it sounds like you're starting at the...

    Yes, and it sounds like you're starting at the right place with his feet.
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    What a pony!! She looks like so much fun. I've...

    What a pony!! She looks like so much fun. I've never had a pony but I spent a lot of time one fall jumping one around the countryside riding bareback just because he was so game and so fun. I love...
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    I'm sorry you read my post before I revised it. ...

    I'm sorry you read my post before I revised it. My intent was not to be rude.

    Have you ever followed a gymnastics program for an extended period of time? It's not an easy technique. It takes a...
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    How about this as a mind experiment? :D Instead...

    How about this as a mind experiment? :D Instead of viewing the proposed changes as something negative, try viewing them as opportunities to examine your training/learning strategies. If dressage...
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    I love his breeding. Robertos are very nice...

    I love his breeding. Robertos are very nice jumpers and very athletic horses. I exercised a horse by Roberto for quite a while and he was incredibly kind and intelligent. I love that line so much...
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    In the Juvenile fillies I love Lady Eli. She...

    In the Juvenile fillies I love Lady Eli. She made it look easy. During much of the race she looked to the left. Every now and then the jockey would pull her head straight and then she'd start...
  9. Spinoff: Upper Lever Eventing, Lower Level Racing and the State of Horsemanship

    It seems that since eventing has become both a sport and a business for many riders there are times when its issues resemble some of those found in lower level racing. Two issues brought up in the...
  10. And hair!! I can see it now, no grey hair :mad:

    And hair!! I can see it now, no grey hair :mad:
  11. This was done a lot back in the "olden days"...

    This was done a lot back in the "olden days" ('60s and 70s) to make fox hunters. The goal was to get a quieter tb with big bone. Usually they jumped well but sometimes they weren't quite as nimble...
  12. Poll: Interesting. I currently have a tb for sale who...

    Interesting. I currently have a tb for sale who has pssm type 2. I put that in the ad. I'm sure it's a turn off to many, but I don't want him to go to someone who won't manage it correctly. ...
  13. Thread: low / no heel

    by SEPowell
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    Definitely listen to your farrier. I have seen...

    Definitely listen to your farrier. I have seen ottb feet go from narrow to nice and round with no shoes, excellent farrier work and time. Sometimes it takes a few years to really get the foot the...
  14. Both of you look great!! Does he look at you...

    Both of you look great!!

    Does he look at you every morning and say "I'm a Wabbit, what are you?" (My sister had a Bugs Bunny toy that said that and we thought it was hysterically funny and drove...
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    When I see a horse jump like that I think,...

    When I see a horse jump like that I think, "hummmm I'm going to really like what I see when the jumps get bigger". That was so easy for him. :)

    Can't wait to hear about him in the next year or...
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    You're not at all elitist, rather a serious rider...

    You're not at all elitist, rather a serious rider with goals and well thought out methodology for training and riding your horses. I thought that was part of being a good sportsman and it's riders...
  17. I'm no help at all, I love both names.

    I'm no help at all, I love both names.
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    So wise! From there you can go to the lecture...

    So wise! From there you can go to the lecture about riding at an appropriate speed for your horse so that you can set up a good approach to the jump and the horse has his best chance to jump it...
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    The changes are very well thought out and I...

    The changes are very well thought out and I welcome them. It's tough for a forward moving horse to fit into the time frame as it is now. Nothing at all is unsafe about the proposed changes.

    The...
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    OP you're a lovely rider and a thinker. My...

    OP you're a lovely rider and a thinker. My advice is to go where you'll ride as many different horses as possible. You're the type who will learn from the horses you ride and in the process improve...
  21. Thank you. I love Raytessa. He touches the...

    Thank you. I love Raytessa. He touches the ground so lightly he's like riding a panther.

    As a participant I saw very little of anything on the frontside so I'm really looking forward to seeing...
  22. The news from facebook is the livestream that was...

    The news from facebook is the livestream that was on the Bloodhorse will be on the RRP website soon.
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    Computers can be such a pain sometimes!! ...

    Computers can be such a pain sometimes!!

    What a bunch of nice horses. If I could run down to Ohio with my trailer I'd go straight to Mark Jumps and Proud Jared. I absolutely love their...
  24. I went and took a horse too. I had a blast. ...

    I went and took a horse too. I had a blast. There were many nice horses and just as many nice people.

    Emily your post is great and I couldn't agree more with you. The industry is standing...
  25. I just got back from RRP makeover where I had a...

    I just got back from RRP makeover where I had a blast. I'm so happy I did not sell the horse I took because he's da MAN. Like riding a black panther

    The only down side was driving there from...
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