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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

    "Are you sure? I always heard that Samuel Riddle didn't run him because he thought early May was too soon to ask a three-year-old to go 1 1/4 miles. I...
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    "Was it cowardly for Man O' War's owner to skip...

    "Was it cowardly for Man O' War's owner to skip the Derby but go to the Preakness and Belmont?"

    Not really a useful comparison IMO.



    Man O`War was sick at Derby time and that is the reason...
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    Sure, I was disappointed that we didn`t have a TC...

    Sure, I was disappointed that we didn`t have a TC winner this time.

    I agree with grayarabs, I like their comparison with Three Day eventing and letting some horses avoid roads and tracks and then...
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    There is a reason why the U.S. Gov`t chose...

    There is a reason why the U.S. Gov`t chose Morgans crossed with tbs for their remounts.......hardiness, trainability, good feet, stamina, able to make good use of little food. Morgans by themselves...
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    The last one to pass was 20 of CKF. The one...

    The last one to pass was 20 of CKF.

    The one before that was 19. CHF

    The one before that 17. Lymphoma

    The one before that, liver failure at 19.

    My current housecat is 18 and acts like a...
  6. Pocket Pony YEAH! :D Sounds like you are...

    Pocket Pony YEAH! :D

    Sounds like you are having a great time at the clinic and another layer of the onion is peeling off for you.

    You were smart to use your hackamore at the clinic where you...
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    Native American bridles were made of braided...

    Native American bridles were made of braided horsehair, they consisted of ONE rein not two. A horsehair bridle would have been very easy to make and if the horse responded well to the riders weight,...
  8. Here we use limestone fines. We always have a...

    Here we use limestone fines. We always have a perpetual pile of limestone fines for sweetening and leveling stalls, filling in holes, straightening fence posts etc. Great stuff to have around a farm....
  9. I am of the philosophy that they are just trying...

    I am of the philosophy that they are just trying to live their lives too and we have a few of them. Groundhogs are protected in my state so even if I wanted to shoot/poison them, I couldn`t without...
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    I`m glad you brought up Baucher because he...

    I`m glad you brought up Baucher because he actually found out that his horses were not forward thinking because of his premature and over use of the "curb" and it hindered their forward movement...
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    "This is classical dressage with slack in the...

    "This is classical dressage with slack in the rein:

    http://www.classicaldressage.ru/_ph/18/2/865459359.jpg[/url]"


    Actually, you reinforce my point. N.O. in that picture is riding off the...
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    YES!!!

    YES!!!
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    cowgirljenn, I am not in the habit of trashing...

    cowgirljenn,

    I am not in the habit of trashing names, which is why I kept silent about voicing my opinion for so long. The reason for my post was not to say "so and so does it wrong", but to...
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    I don`t mean to ruffle any feathers but I am...

    I don`t mean to ruffle any feathers but I am going to finally voice my opinion. Take it or leave it. ;)

    I have a backround in dressage that has spanned 5 decades, not just reading books, I mean...
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    We have many Great Horned owls in my neck of the...

    We have many Great Horned owls in my neck of the woods. They are amazing creatures, have their chicks in the winter. They do not have a sense of smell and skunk is their favorite food.(Caution here...
  16. OP, that is GREAT news. Thanks for letting us...

    OP, that is GREAT news. Thanks for letting us know.

    Keep us informed, we are all learning from this.
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    When I got my mare she was just a weanling. We...

    When I got my mare she was just a weanling. We were walking down our lane, she and I, corn field on one side, hay field on the other. You could not see over the corn, it was already that tall. Lots...
  18. MVP.........I know someone who actually said...

    MVP.........I know someone who actually said that.....she had brought her mule to the clinic. :winkgrin:

    If Buck was in the neighborhood and I didn`t have to fight the crowds(the last clinic he...
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    A few things to ponder. "Think of the horse...

    A few things to ponder.

    "Think of the horse as your partner....and it's all one great dance" Buck B.

    "Is there a place where can sit where your saddle and her soul just fit?"
    Freddie Dorrance...
  20. I don`t have much extra to add just that I am...

    I don`t have much extra to add just that I am sure glad this thread has turned out the way it did and I got to meet you all on a deeper level and learned about your backrounds. I`m really enjoying it...
  21. I detach the hose from the water source so ENOUGH...

    I detach the hose from the water source so ENOUGH air and gravity can clear the hose of water. Then I walk the hose to make sure it has all drained, even a little bit of water can quickly freeze if...
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    After many years of experience riding, showing...

    After many years of experience riding, showing and working at a breeding farm, I bred my lovely 3rd level tb mare to a top Hannoverian stallion. I did everything right; working with my vet, even...
  23. This is just an observation and an opinion so you...

    This is just an observation and an opinion so you know what that might be worth........zero..... but here goes anyway.........

    No one,.... not horse, human or dog learns when they are in a state...
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    There is a good behind the scenes article about...

    There is a good behind the scenes article about the making of the movie etc. in the western magazine; "Cowboys and Indians" this month.

    It sounds GREAT!

    I remember that Derby and how it felt to...
  25. OP, my point was not to brag......the point I...

    OP, my point was not to brag......the point I wanted to make is that with all that exposure, I was still missing the vital principles that makes a real horseman. I am still on that quest and will be...
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