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    I had a QH for 27 years that I had to put down...

    I had a QH for 27 years that I had to put down last year. He had a scar across his tounge, on the top of his head and even muscle separation on his shoulders. I bought him from a local stable but...
  2. Sorry, got those initials mixed up. It's USEF. ...

    Sorry, got those initials mixed up. It's USEF. My point is it can vary depending on the area and organizers.
  3. That would depend on how casual the schooling...

    That would depend on how casual the schooling show is. In the northeast most schooling shows require proper dress which is listed by the USDF. Maybe a little relaxed for beginners but still light...
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    My horse is way over the age. Funny his breeders...

    My horse is way over the age. Funny his breeders did the same thing, let their teenager name him. Must be a trend. As I said, I can live with it. He can just be the cute horse with the funny name....
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    Please post if you find a way to do this. I...

    Please post if you find a way to do this. I bought a Morgan with an odd name a year ago. The breeder said sure, change it but keep the prefix. They didn't mention the rule. I can live with the...
  6. Try hydrating the skin from within. I take...

    Try hydrating the skin from within. I take evening primrose pills when it gets dry from heat and cold. Fish oil would work but I find it gives me a nasty taste all day.
    Also when I do get...
  7. Taking an oil supplement helps. Evening Primrose...

    Taking an oil supplement helps. Evening Primrose Oil pills don't leave you with that awful taste fish oil does. I have had excema all my life, this happens a lot. When I get a split I put a...
  8. That is so funny! I had a horse stay here as a...

    That is so funny! I had a horse stay here as a short term favor to a friend in need. I was between horses and he was alone for the first time in his life. I had a makeshift mirror out behind the...
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    I have read on here, lol, that to complain...

    I have read on here, lol, that to complain requires a person to file it and pay a fee to do so. I doubt most people would do that unless it is really serious. I have never heard of a source of...
  10. Snaffle or curb

    We are offering the NAWD tests. A rider contacted me about the bits. I guess in QH shows it depends on the horses age. I looked it up and the rules for this group and it's all snaffle or bitless...
  11. Not only the scoring

    We have a show coming up and offered these as new classes. Thank you for alerting me to this. In going over the tests I found out they changed one, changed the coefficients in several and alot of...
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    My friend sent one to a sale barn in Plympton,...

    My friend sent one to a sale barn in Plympton, MA. I don't know how much you can say on here. Just try Reunion Farm, they have a website.
  13. I thought I was old enough to be a classic. I...

    I thought I was old enough to be a classic. I love classical music, art, riding. And I am still a gal at heart.
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    PS - not to say alot of the experienced judges do...

    PS - not to say alot of the experienced judges do not!
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    I just audited the L program and they want them...

    I just audited the L program and they want them to say something positive first - and then an honest but constructive and hopefully helpful critique. They said they don't want to discourage riders,...
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    I just audited the L program and that was a big...

    I just audited the L program and that was a big emphasis in the training. They wanted the additional comments to include something positive first, then an honest but hopefully helpful comment. So...
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    In our town (Norwell, MA) they do barn...

    In our town (Norwell, MA) they do barn inspections and the guy shows up unannounced. I do know who he is so have never asked for ID. Altho he has official paperwork he fills out and has me sign. ...
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    I have one and love it. It came with my horse...

    I have one and love it. It came with my horse who has similar conformation than you mentioned. His former owners sold tack and said it was the only one that fit (granted they did not have some of...
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    It is called the Fillis method of holding the...

    It is called the Fillis method of holding the riens. It is supposed to keep you from pulling down on the horses mouth. I have never tried it but did see it offered at a clinic and wondered so...
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    I used to absolutely die when my mother insisted...

    I used to absolutely die when my mother insisted on doing her shopping in her riding cloths. Now of course I do it, lol. But now everyone does in whatever sport clothing they have on. And of course...
  21. 'Academic Equitation' by General Decarpentry has...

    'Academic Equitation' by General Decarpentry has some diagrams. There are several from page 72 on, Chapter 5 which is entitled "Lifting of the Neck". I don't know if they are what you are looking...
  22. I can think of some books that you might like to...

    I can think of some books that you might like to see. "Give Your Horse a Chance" by L. d'Endrody, "The Rider Forms the Horse" by Udo Burger and Otto Zietzschmann and also "Balance in Movement" by...
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    It was Catherine Haddad, the article was "How to...

    It was Catherine Haddad, the article was "How to Train a Fearful Horse" in Dressage Today, June 2009. I kept that article because I worked with an animal behaviorist for a period over my horses...
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    Yeah, I bought one of those too, it doesn't seem...

    Yeah, I bought one of those too, it doesn't seem to do anything. I now have that loose bait in a plastic up next to it hoping that will attract some to it.
    I did buy an expensive trap for outside...
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    Buck: I would post a picture if I knew how! ...

    Buck: I would post a picture if I knew how! Maybe I will make that my mission now. But yes, it is a neat cross.
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