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    My husband and I have seen the "inner workings"...

    My husband and I have seen the "inner workings" of the top levels of several sports, and the naive thought that riders (or drivers) at the top levels make the best decisions for their horses, and...
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    In with a :winkgrin: !

    In with a :winkgrin: !
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    So excited to try out a new style! Thanks for the...

    So excited to try out a new style! Thanks for the info! Any thoughts one where to find fitted button-down shirts? I've had to buy mine from the boys' section but can't find a shirt with a snug enough...
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    Can women wear ties for dressage?

    Bear with me as I'm traveling and can't access a rulebook. But can you wear a regular tie instead of a stock tie? After wearing a shirt and tie as a groom on a carriage, it is so much easier and...
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    In light of this thread, we had an interesting...

    In light of this thread, we had an interesting experience this week that I thought I'd share.

    Our hackney, Dutch, is mostly retired, but we look him over each day to make sure all part are intact....
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    Well, you must show us a picture of it to start!...

    Well, you must show us a picture of it to start! :yes:
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    Goodhors and 2DogsFarm bring up some really good...

    Goodhors and 2DogsFarm bring up some really good points.

    Just to add, having a "low" neck is not the goal of either pleasure driving or combined driving.

    Regarding pleasure driving, the key is...
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    In my opinion, there is somewhat of a difference...

    In my opinion, there is somewhat of a difference between rearing and flipping over. However, the comment implied that flipping over was common in the hackney/ASB show ring.

    I am very familiar with...
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    Yes, isn't he the best! He loves his job and...

    Yes, isn't he the best! He loves his job and gives it his all every time he does it. He has the most heart of any horse I know. :)
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    Funny how that happens, huh? :winkgrin: You go...

    Funny how that happens, huh? :winkgrin: You go girl!
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    Goodhors makes such a great suggestion about the...

    Goodhors makes such a great suggestion about the reins, and marking them to help keep them even!

    We have two kids (both 9) helping us at the barn this summer ~ one is riding and the other prefers...
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    I am so glad the mare's owner is hopefully going...

    I am so glad the mare's owner is hopefully going to look into potential physical discomfort.

    There could be multiple contributing factors to this mare's behavior, such as physical discomfort AND...
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    Hi Zu Zu, Not trying to argue or take your...

    Hi Zu Zu,

    Not trying to argue or take your words out of context; however you state:

    ""The pony is standing in the line-up and when asked to back by the driver flips over ..... driver induced...
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    Or maybe she needs a different job, or someone...

    Or maybe she needs a different job, or someone who is willing to evaluate her to rule out any physical issues.

    To simply say this is only a training issue is why so many horses and ponies go day...
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    I considered buying the Centaur ones as well. But...

    I considered buying the Centaur ones as well. But they do not provide the same benefits as the Eskadron version, especially the ability to keep the leg cool, which I think is essential. In this...
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    Just a few thoughts: 1. A pony (or horse) that...

    Just a few thoughts:

    1. A pony (or horse) that has learned to rear and go over backwards has no sense of self preservation, which means it has no sense of self preservation for its rider or driver...
  17. Thank you, MunchingonHay, for the recommendation....

    Thank you, MunchingonHay, for the recommendation. :)

    We take in a very limited amount of ponies for training ~ our specialty is starting ponies for riding and driving careers, and we particularly...
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    I've not had a C-section, but had a kidney...

    I've not had a C-section, but had a kidney transplant done last summer (autotransplant where the left kidney was moved underneath the right kidney). The surgery required two large abdominal...
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    I am in LOVE with the Eskadron Climatex wraps! I...

    I am in LOVE with the Eskadron Climatex wraps! I use Saratoga bandages over the top.

    Started using them in the spring, but really appreciating them now that I'm rehabbing pony from slight tendon...
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    Frankly, I cannot imagine being married to...

    Frankly, I cannot imagine being married to someone so controlling.

    But that is the OP's problem, not the husband's. She allows him to control her and then tries to work around his demands to...
  21. This thread reminds me why I love COTH so much! I...

    This thread reminds me why I love COTH so much! I don't post a lot but have been here from the beginning...so the crayon reference made me lol! :) No one outside of our community will ever get how...
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    I got to the pony and child chased by ostrich (or...

    I got to the pony and child chased by ostrich (or rhea), with donkey photo bomb, stick art and laughed so hard I scared the dog. Because that is one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos! Has anyone...
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    [edit] Frankly, all I care about is that the...

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    Frankly, all I care about is that the horse's welfare (any horse's welfare) is considered first and foremost. The longer I'm involved with horse sports the more I realize that:
    1. What may...
  24. Thread: Thoughts please

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    And the OP is "rescuing" dogs and cats? It does...

    And the OP is "rescuing" dogs and cats? It does not sound like these animals are ending up in a better situation with regard to the dangerous situation she is placing them in due to lack of...
  25. The key with Gastro/Ulcergard is that it...

    The key with Gastro/Ulcergard is that it prohibits production of hydrochloric acid, which is produced 24/7 in horses (versus humans who only produce it when we eat). And it prohibits production for...
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