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    Your other horse has smooth gaits. You have no...

    Your other horse has smooth gaits. You have no problem sitting her. But you cannot sit the other mare with difficult gaits. Can your instructor sit her gaits? How about others? Learning how to...
  2. At 8 months under saddle be happy she gets her...

    At 8 months under saddle be happy she gets her leads and can carry 20 m. circles. It is early to worry about getting off the forehand at any gait.

    It is not unusual for horses to lose forward...
  3. Canter is improved by transitions,. In order to...

    Canter is improved by transitions,. In order to strike off, the horse must rock back. The more often they rock back the stronger they get.

    Transitions and lateral work need not be confined to...
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    It does sound like scratches. Do not clip! Do...

    It does sound like scratches. Do not clip! Do do a Search for scratches or mud fever. either of which is treatable but time consuming. Leaves the scabs alone.

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    It does sound like scratches. Do not clip! Do...

    It does sound like scratches. Do not clip! Do do a Search for scratches or mud fever. either of which is treatable but time consuming. Leaves the scabs alone.
  6. Sorry! Extrapolating human vaccines and human...

    Sorry! Extrapolating human vaccines and human immune reactions with equine vaccines and equine immune reactions is just plain puffery.

    When we don't vaccinate our children, we are playing with...
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    I would have gotten rid of the divider a first. ...

    I would have gotten rid of the divider a first.

    Next, try a stock trailer where she can ride facing backward.
  8. 6weeks does not sound like a lot of time when...

    6weeks does not sound like a lot of time when dealing with any suspensory problems. And they can absolutely make them continually lame.

    Wherever you go for the MRI, be sure they have capability...
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    I would look down around Winchester Rd, It...

    I would look down around Winchester Rd, It really is minutes to KHP.
  10. Take your time picking an instructor. The...

    Take your time picking an instructor. The advantage of starting in the barn of a BNT is that you can be sure that what you learn will be correct, and those that are their assistant are there because...
  11. It takes an educated seat, and a horse that is...

    It takes an educated seat, and a horse that is fit and has an understanding of the question, Some horses come round and onto contact easily, others, there will always be a discussion. The more up...
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    Some soft tissue changes in the foot do not show...

    Some soft tissue changes in the foot do not show up on radiographs, and the odds of an ultrasound showing anything are very slim. The only accurate way is with MRI's.

    However the farrier...
  13. And you did your last Prelim event when? If you...

    And you did your last Prelim event when? If you think these horse/rider combos just hop out of a box, and go CC you are totally confused.

    And as far as Three day horse/rider combos go, the...
  14. Great! I learned to drive in a dense traffic...

    Great! I learned to drive in a dense traffic area, take away my mirrors and I'm most unhappy.
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    I would vote for bruising due to missing shoe. A...

    I would vote for bruising due to missing shoe. A hoof tester will prove the point.
  16. A temp of 103.2 /103.9 is of itself quite...

    A temp of 103.2 /103.9 is of itself quite significant. It was most likely a reaction to the vaccinations.

    The attending veterinarian can advise you as to whether the going down was a result of...
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    Cuter than George M. ;)

    Cuter than George M. ;)
  18. The purpose of dressage is not to make CC safer. ...

    The purpose of dressage is not to make CC safer. Eventing came from a military background when the rider took his super campaign fit horse, did a dressage test to prove that the horse while on his...
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    Usually a loose lower leg. Be sure you are not...

    Usually a loose lower leg. Be sure you are not pinching with your knees. Spend bit of time in two point during each ride, increasing the amount of time slowly as you may be sore at first.

    Also,...
  20. I would have your trainer hop on and see what she...

    I would have your trainer hop on and see what she feels.

    Were you using side reins with the cavesson while longeing?
  21. Poll: Having a GN trailer with box stall capabilities,...

    Having a GN trailer with box stall capabilities, my horses are content there, but a stall has advantages.
  22. A plain cavesson such as used in hunter classes...

    A plain cavesson such as used in hunter classes serves no purpose unless it is used to secure a standing martingale.

    A drop nose band is meant to stabilize the bit, and should never be so tight...
  23. They don't forget that they bit you and don't...

    They don't forget that they bit you and don't ever think they do. But, you need instant response to the bite so they relate the response to their action. You don't see a horse waiting a minute to...
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    No blocks, no ultrasound, no radiographs? :(

    No blocks, no ultrasound, no radiographs? :(
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    Cruiser12 -----Good for you. As those muscles...

    Cruiser12 -----Good for you. As those muscles build it will get easier.
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