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    Etiquette for lesson request

    Hey all! Quick question. Last summer I freelanced at a place nearby, riding, barn sitting, and giving lessons while the boss was away. There was one little girl who was very dedicated, and shipped...
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    I third Ginny, I worked with her (not for her,...

    I third Ginny, I worked with her (not for her, though) when I freelanced last summer and she has a wonderful reputation for a good reason.
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    Haha, I was JUST going to post something about...

    Haha, I was JUST going to post something about Cass! What a balanced canter, and after only a month of let down post track!
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    I would much rather use Dorm in a horse like this...

    I would much rather use Dorm in a horse like this once or twice and give him some good rides, and then switch to Ace. Or you could try a mix of Ace and Xylazine, sometimes that calms their heads...
  5. Just gonna throw in yet another incarnation of...

    Just gonna throw in yet another incarnation of the same thing:

    Go to school! Get the degree! Keep it general, like Anthropology or English or Business or Communications, you can always specify...
  6. Woah...really? This is a rule now? Wow...this...

    Woah...really? This is a rule now? Wow...this is going to be a HEEE y UGE problem. I myself used to fill out tons of entry blanks signing all the boxes, and I can tell you, the owners/riders were...
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    North Carolina Horses/Horse People

    I may get flagged for this, but I don't think so since I"m not looking for renumeration. If it's illegal, just have one of the moderators pull it and I apologize!

    I posted in the off course...
  8. When I found out that IRH was discontinuing the...

    When I found out that IRH was discontinuing the model that I loved from them that cost 99$, I bought 3. :) One of them is so faded now that it's actually a light tan color, and doesn't even look...
  9. I usually average 1 hour a horse, with about 25...

    I usually average 1 hour a horse, with about 25 minutes groom/prep time and 35 minutes of riding. The cool down always takes longer than the prep, but if a horse isn't "perfect" when I'm done, then...
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    Horseless rider in NC

    I'm 27 in Greensboro NC. I've ridden for several BNTs and will start grad school at UNCG next week. PM me for any horses that need a good George Morris (one of the BNTs) ride! :)
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    Best local place to advert in NC?

    Hey all, I don't know the NC horse scene very well having just come from VA, and I'm wondering how to reach those people who have horses needing a professional ride in their backyards/on site who...
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    ...are we still talking about this?

    I mean no, really, are we STILL talking about this??
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    "Flame Ready" bats and whips??

    So it finally happened...my custom bat that I've had for going on 5 years now disappeared. I guess it was time anyways, since the end was coming apart and fixed with black vetwrap...

    But I just...
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    I agree with the above poster. At the end of...

    I agree with the above poster. At the end of each ride, I do once around each way "long and low" to allow the horse to stretch out after all of the work we did. Very much a "down dog" position in...
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    Ummm...really?

    Your TRAINER cleans YOUR tack for you ?? Really?

    Wow.

    Is this after she does a training ride? That I can understand. After your lessons, when you've ridden, please say that YOU clean it.
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    Yay! to the no jumping rule

    I think that findeight stated the perfect solution to the problem. There are private pools that still enforce "no diving" and "no deep end" rules.

    If this is mainly a boarding facility with a...
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    Dogs are mostly at horse shows because the...

    Dogs are mostly at horse shows because the trainers/professional riders/workers, for the most part, have dogs. Since they're on the road for most of the year, the dogs have to travel with them,...
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    Origin of the See Saw Hands

    As someone who was once afflicted with this heartbreaking disease (but fortunately cured!), I was wondering where it came from. In a biblical, chicken or the egg type of way. You still see so many...
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    I would still get the vet out just in case to...

    I would still get the vet out just in case to check and see.

    If pain isn't an issue, then I would work on getting him fit again. I don't know what your routine is, but I would nix the canter for...
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    I would back down to w/t work and get the vet out...

    I would back down to w/t work and get the vet out asap, also a chiropractor, since this is a completely new and seemingly baffling out of the blue issue.

    Have you recently moved up to a higher...
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    There are a few things that caught my eye in your...

    There are a few things that caught my eye in your description that may be getting in the way of the change.

    First, you want the change on the straightaway. You don't want it "in the corner", as...
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    Two words: Diet Coke (and...

    Two words:

    Diet Coke



    (and peppermints :) )
  23. All the bit suggestions sound fine, but am I the...

    All the bit suggestions sound fine, but am I the only one who has a problem with those reins?? It looks so easy to get your hand caught in a fall and get dragged around! Isn't this exactly why we...
  24. Could you post a link to the CWD handle reins? ...

    Could you post a link to the CWD handle reins? I'm not quite understanding. Is your hand going through some sort of strap to keep it in place?

    As for bits, I would stear away from a Kimberwick...
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    Professional rider fitness expectations?

    Yesterday, a young horse stepped on my little toe, and so while I can still ride, my other fitness routine of running or elliptical is out the window for a few days. So today I swam instead, and it...
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