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  1. Your now full barn and happy clients will say all...

    Your now full barn and happy clients will say all that needs to be said for you. This is part of the narcissistic aftermath - to destroy your name. I would say nothing, and hold your head high and...
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    The only horse I ever rode that did this ended up...

    The only horse I ever rode that did this ended up having both an arthritic stifle and kissing spine in the vertebrae right under the back of the saddle.
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    I like to think of train wheels motion as a...

    I like to think of train wheels motion as a visual for a following hand at the canter.

    Watch this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACUPIyUhlXc

    Think of the wheel as being the horse cantering...
  4. OP: You may want to read this article. ...

    OP: You may want to read this article.

    https://www.americanfarriers.com/articles/6322-caudal-heel-pain-navicular-syndrome

    Just because the x-rays looked good, doesn't mean that there isn't...
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    I also thought I should mention Lovatt & Ricketts...

    I also thought I should mention Lovatt & Ricketts (or known in the USA as Arabian Saddle Company) saddles.

    They have a more hoop tree type design with an open pommel and allow for good shoulder...
  6. Thread: Helmets?

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    I use the T4 in the Suede (got on clearance from...

    I use the T4 in the Suede (got on clearance from Pleasant Ridge) as my summer helmet on hot days. It is really comfortable and well-ventilated and doesn't look half bad on, either.
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    I really don't understand the drama about dogs at...

    I really don't understand the drama about dogs at the barn. I could care less whether others bring their dogs with them or not, as long as they are not chasing the horses, going in the paddocks or...
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    For Stubben, I would try the Roxane S first, or a...

    For Stubben, I would try the Roxane S first, or a Siegfried, in a 31 or 32 cm tree. I would avoid the NT tree, which is supposed to be flatter.

    If you have an independent fitter, you could...
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    It really depends on the cost of the horse, your...

    It really depends on the cost of the horse, your budget and your willingness to invest in future care.

    I do not do PPEs. Of the 5 horses I have owned, 1 ended up having problems and the...
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    Have you tried a wider tree Stubben? Perhaps a...

    Have you tried a wider tree Stubben? Perhaps a Roxane S or Siegfried in a 31 or 32cm tree? They would have the slightly curvy tree your horse's back likely requires and the Roxane S has a pretty...
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    You may also want to look into PSSM as an option...

    You may also want to look into PSSM as an option as well. I wouldn't proceed to actually doing a muscle biopsy right away, but I would try the diet and see if you get any improvement.

    My TB is...
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    If you are looking in the budget of Collegiate,...

    If you are looking in the budget of Collegiate, HDR, Circuit, etc., I really like the Intrepid saddles best in that price category. They are wool flocked and have interchangeable gullet options, or...
  13. OP - YOU ARE DEALING WITH A TRUE NARCISSIST. You...

    OP - YOU ARE DEALING WITH A TRUE NARCISSIST. You must read up on this personality disorder to fully understand how they operate. Extricating yourself from this situation will be extremely...
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    Try Peter Gisborn in Erin, ON ...

    Try Peter Gisborn in Erin, ON

    http://www.petergisborn.ca/sales/#all/1/list

    or Mac and Christi McQuaker of Gryphon Farms in Schomberg, ON

    http://gryphonfarms.com/default.asp

    Windswept...
  15. Or, conversely, skip the hack or try eq or...

    Or, conversely, skip the hack or try eq or jumpers. If you're not a contender for champ or reserve after the o/f, then hacking isn't really necessary, anyways.

    It seems you say that she mostly...
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    I'm impressed this trainer is admitting to missed...

    I'm impressed this trainer is admitting to missed days. A lot don't, or put working students up the majority of the time and consider this the training you paid for. I agree that you need to decide...
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    I would pursue spine x-rays to rule out kissing...

    I would pursue spine x-rays to rule out kissing spine, as you indicate her behaviour is worse with a rider up.
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    Stubben is a great option for older/used in those...

    Stubben is a great option for older/used in those specs.
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    I think the answer to this question is largely...

    I think the answer to this question is largely dependent on your horse's condition, age and weight. If your horse is mature, at the right weight and is at the current fitness level required for his...
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    Bought them, tried them, hated them. They fall...

    Bought them, tried them, hated them. They fall down, bunch up around the pastern, etc. Don't waste your money.
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    Some people just aren't very teachable. This lady...

    Some people just aren't very teachable. This lady may be one of those types. My advice is just keep doing what you are doing, either she will like it or she won't. Since this is a temporary...
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    I'm also a Stubben convert. I've had a Siegfried...

    I'm also a Stubben convert. I've had a Siegfried MF Special, an Edelweiss and now a Roxane and I can honestly say they are an excellent value. You get a lot of saddle for your money these days. ...
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    Best places to market a Stubben?

    I am attempting to sell a used Stubben saddle, but as I live in the hot bed of hunter jumper land in Ontario, I'm currently not having much interest in it. Thus, I am turning to the infinite wisdom...
  24. If you are primarily riding on the trail and he...

    If you are primarily riding on the trail and he is having hard times on gravel and rocks, this is not an uncommon problem for a naturally thinner soled barefoot horse. Some horses just don't...
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    My extremely hard keeper TB has thrived on...

    My extremely hard keeper TB has thrived on Trimax, and I've tried high end feeds including Tribute and Buckeye. He is not hot on it.
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