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  1. Thread: Up Up Down

    by Bobblehead
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    Up Up Down

    The up up down exercise at the posting trot is really hard for me. Up down down is easy, sitting trot is pretty easy, my jumping position gets compliments from my instructor. But that one exercise...
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    Another vote for Kingoftheroad's plan. I will...

    Another vote for Kingoftheroad's plan. I will never have much confidence, nor much ability :lol:, but my instructor has drummed into me again and again and again that if I can be excellent at those...
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    I'm not as intense as she is, but I definitely...

    I'm not as intense as she is, but I definitely know the feeling. In my most recent lesson, I was unable to answer my instructor's questions about "how that jump felt." I think the split between...
  4. I think any good detergent will clean the tail,...

    I think any good detergent will clean the tail, although as Timely Impulse said, multiple washings may be needed. But with my gray mare, I always had to soap her entire body at least twice anyway,...
  5. Have you tried searching on those sites for...

    Have you tried searching on those sites for horses similar to yours and in your area? That would give you an idea.
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    Lucasb's post is excellent, follow that advice...

    Lucasb's post is excellent, follow that advice and it will definitely help. However, there are a couple of other things to keep in mind. First, if you're really looking for a stable hand position,...
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    Ksetrider, how did you handle supplements? That's...

    Ksetrider, how did you handle supplements? That's what I find hardest to deal with. Horse goes on Calm & Cool for the show season, then off, or horse gets Chaffhaye or beet pulp until it's bulked up,...
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    Managing Grain Feeding

    Does anybody use a color-coded or similar system to organize grain feeding for larger barns with multiple paddocks? By larger I mean more than, say, 20 horses. I'm doing this now for my trainer and...
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    This is pretty much where I'm at! Can you tell...

    This is pretty much where I'm at! Can you tell me more about feed analysis programs? I'm not sure I know what that is. My barn owner is very proactive and recently persuaded a feed company to...
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    Wow, thanks for all the responses! First, where...

    Wow, thanks for all the responses! First, where would I find the Pony Club materials? On line I assume?

    The one-man-show vet is, let's see, a kind word would be eccentric. VERY disorganized....
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    Overcoming My Ignorance

    I still consider myself a new horse owner (only 5 years into it). I've been relying heavily on the barn owner where I board my 8-year-old mare. This woman is very knowledgeable and sensible, but I...
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    Dental Question

    My mare is 8 years old and last had her teeth done last August. The dentist came out to the barn last week on a weekday, so I couldn't be there since I work full time. The barn owner tells me that my...
  13. Thread: TICKS!!!

    by Bobblehead
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    Equispot shouldn't wash off if you're bathing a...

    Equispot shouldn't wash off if you're bathing a couple of days after administering it, but I'm also not positive that it will really help with ticks. I'd go with the Frontline.

    Are these horses in...
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    Yah, there was minimal heat and swelling for...

    Yah, there was minimal heat and swelling for about 4 days maybe, none at all now. She's done a little cantering on her own in play, not much because she's a pretty quiet girl. June 5 will be just...
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    Pass up June 5 Show?

    My horse had a slight tendon strain 2 weeks ago. She's been rested and is now not favoring the leg. Yesterday was the first time I actually rode her. Mostly walk, interspersed with a few easy trots...
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    I have to agree with pretty much all of this. I...

    I have to agree with pretty much all of this. I like your idea of waiting till an opportune comment from her (she does say things once in a while) and making a useful suggestion, which I haven't done...
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    Sadly, no. They don't even require helmets for...

    Sadly, no. They don't even require helmets for motorcyclists. Bicyclists, yes.
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    Should I MMOB?

    My horse is boarded at a great barn. The barn owner is also the instructor, and she is a terrific teacher and extremely knowledgeable. The barn atmosphere is great. There's just one thing that...
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    This is what I do, and it works really well. It's...

    This is what I do, and it works really well. It's important to me to know not just where I should be going, but what gait I'm supposed to be in. I do it in private, though. :winkgrin:
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    Yes, this is kind of what it felt like. She was...

    Yes, this is kind of what it felt like. She was telling me also to give the leg aids on the "up" phase of the rising trot, which was fiendishly difficult! LOL. Merrygoround has a great point about...
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    What Is It About Sitting the Trot?

    I had a wonderful lesson yesterday where we began working on extension and collection at the trot. I've ridden extension before (a little) but never collection, so when we got to that part it took...
  22. I agree with this but would say, imagine YOURSELF...

    I agree with this but would say, imagine YOURSELF doing it that way in your mental picture. You already know what you should have been doing, or your post would have been about how mystified you...
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    Kudos to you, I know how wonderful it is to feel...

    Kudos to you, I know how wonderful it is to feel your confidence coming back. Sounds like you have a very wise instructor, too.
  24. I was assuming private lessons because that's all...

    I was assuming private lessons because that's all I have. But either way -- fun for me is jumping actual jumps. When my instructor thinks I need to back off from that, or for people who aren't quite...
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    I love dogs. At the barn, NOT. I actually don't...

    I love dogs. At the barn, NOT. I actually don't understand why people bring their dogs to the barn. It's an equestrian center, not a dog park! Oh, the excuses they have--
    - He can't be left home...
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