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  1. Tips for a Mare Who Rubs Her Tail When She's in Season?

    Title pretty much says it. She only rubs her tail when she's in season. Of course, this is every three weeks right now. It wasn't so bad over the winter when her seasons were mild, but with spring...
  2. OK, how can I not show her off :) Molly...

    OK, how can I not show her off :)

    Molly resting up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8811382@N02/14145670574/in/set-72157644579516052

    Our first dressage schooling show:...
  3. Bwaaaa haaa haa! :yes:

    Bwaaaa haaa haa! :yes:
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    My barn uses box fans, but the owner requires us...

    My barn uses box fans, but the owner requires us to buy new ones each year. This year I noticed that they were selling sealed motor box fans for use in windows (advertised as keeping the rain out and...
  5. Wow, quietann and a few others really nailed it!...

    Wow, quietann and a few others really nailed it! The only thing I can add is that, b/c they are so smart, you really need to build their confidence in you, or they will take over/take advantage b/c...
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    I'm not qualified to comment, but I'll give you a...

    I'm not qualified to comment, but I'll give you a bump--good luck!
  7. Love all the tips! Thanks ever so much. Next time...

    Love all the tips! Thanks ever so much. Next time out I'm going to try a back step or two, and Foxtrot, I love your exercises. When we did the hills yesterday I stayed out of her face going down...
  8. LOL, tbchick! She's currently a weak Morgan...

    LOL, tbchick! She's currently a weak Morgan horse, I don't have any of the TB issues. Muscling up quickly is, unfortunately, not a concern :) view lack of strength and therefore lack of balance...
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    Wow, thanks Gumtree, very interesting. Maybe I...

    Wow, thanks Gumtree, very interesting. Maybe I should clarify, it was actually a post purchase exam by a performance horse specialist.
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    LOL! The other pictures are a quarter horse...

    LOL! The other pictures are a quarter horse gelding I considered leasing :) I'll see if I can get some better shots of her tomorrow.
  11. Hill work routines and advice for going downhill?

    I am lucky enough to have a variety of long hills in the area and would like to make better use of them. Some are long and gradual, some long and very steep (like hard not to slide off) and some are...
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    quietann--YES! She jumps any little thing she...

    quietann--YES! She jumps any little thing she can, especially narrow streams, ditches, puddles and culverts, but yet she'll walk into the creek and splash around and blow bubbles :)

    gumtree,...
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    Thanks Bornfree! Her hinds are out behind her as...

    Thanks Bornfree! Her hinds are out behind her as I was attempting the "Morgan" pose before our in-hand class at a schooling show. And you are spot on, her pedigree has a lot of government in it--I...
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    Thanks all! Her back is a bit long and a little...

    Thanks all! Her back is a bit long and a little weak, I'm working hard to build her topline, but it will take a while. GotSpots, her movement is actually not the high-stepping Morgan, she has great...
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    Conformation Critique Please

    Hi all,

    I've always wanted to play this game and finally have a horse! Molly is a nearly 16 hand Morgan, 8 yo, and in training for a little under a year (she was a poorly started pasture-puff...
  16. Thanks! I LOVE Sally Swift's book, but she's...

    Thanks! I LOVE Sally Swift's book, but she's looking for something more technical and upper level (though I will lend her my copy). Dressage 101 looks like it might suit her, and while the horse is...
  17. Dressage Book Recommendations for Hunter/Jumper/Eq Trainer?

    Hi,

    I'm looking for suggestions for a dressage book to get for my trainer. Her background is hunter/jumper/eq, western eq, but she got interested in dressage through "Wessage" and my desire to...
  18. The plain, original, usually blue, Unscented...

    The plain, original, usually blue, Unscented Speed Stick by Mennen for men. I've used it over 30 years and it is the only one I've found that works. The Lady Speed stick just isn't as strong and all...
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    LOL! I have the opposite problem--all I have is a...

    LOL! I have the opposite problem--all I have is a dressage saddle--I'm really going to look silly jumping and going cross-country in that! Hopefully mare will have approved a regular saddle by the...
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    Which Waxed Thread for Sew-in Braids

    Hi, Stupid questions, but, I want to do the Euro-style braids and the all instructions I've seen say to use waxed thread. So, is it this one...
  21. You may have taught her a valuable life lesson....

    You may have taught her a valuable life lesson. Don't feel bad.
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    I prefer the new layout, it used to take forever...

    I prefer the new layout, it used to take forever to load and scroll down.
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    I don't think a stronger bit is the answer,...

    I don't think a stronger bit is the answer, especially if it is partly your fault. I'm not an expert by any means, but what has been working with my mare to stop her rushing fences was doing some...
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    Awww, so cute! And I love the name "Finders...

    Awww, so cute! And I love the name "Finders Keepers." This post is sooo cool and totally made my day :) Thanks and good luck.
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    This. I've ridden in a variety of dressage...

    This. I've ridden in a variety of dressage saddles and could never comfortably keep my feet in the stirrups of a few--mostly Wintec's, Pro and Isabella, but basically anything very padded, blocked,...
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