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  1. Jleegriffith: Thank you! He is "big fun" to...

    Jleegriffith: Thank you! He is "big fun" to ride. I really like your 4 yo mare!! If I were looking for something for me --that's the kind of draft cross I would be interested in buying. Nice...
  2. We are having lots of fun with our draft cross...

    We are having lots of fun with our draft cross (my hubby and a friend share him). We just started him over jumps recently and he is completely game for it--and has a cute jump. That being said, the...
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    Seat lessons are very valuable for helping with...

    Seat lessons are very valuable for helping with this. Ask your trainer if they will give you some seat lessons (trainer lunges the horse while you are in the saddle). The trainer controls the horse...
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    Ummm--please re-read my first post. I actually...

    Ummm--please re-read my first post. I actually said that I was FINE with the rule and was not the least bit upset. I'm not sure where you got the impression I was upset that they wouldn't violate...
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    Jumping back in here because I want to make sure...

    Jumping back in here because I want to make sure you don't think I was trying to push a "barely" Training level horse into 1st level. Intro level was ridden by my husband--it was his first show_ever...
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    I am not sure what is the reason behind the...

    I am not sure what is the reason behind the rule--sounds like it is for the horses welfare based on the other posters replies. However, we ran into this rule last summer due to unplanned...
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    I bought the navy BoT dressage saddle pad as a...

    I bought the navy BoT dressage saddle pad as a birthday present for a friend. She has had it since October and it seems to be holding up fine (and she uses it almost every ride since it's been...
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    Today, I put a new hole in the jaw strap so I...

    Today, I put a new hole in the jaw strap so I could actually close the dang thing. I did get it closed but it was really tight. Shortened the cheekpieces so that it was higher on her nose. When I...
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    Well, my Miklem arrived and I tried it tonight. ...

    Well, my Miklem arrived and I tried it tonight. I had the same fit challenges that several of you have mentioned. When I had the noseband up where it seemed high enough on my horses nose--then the...
  10. Isn't it a relief to finally get a "big red...

    Isn't it a relief to finally get a "big red arrow" that says, "HERE IT IS!!" :) I also had a mystery issue that ended up getting identified with a bone scan. I can't remember how many times I had...
  11. Thread: Winter Progress!

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    We are back to jumping! :) I know--most people...

    We are back to jumping! :) I know--most people work on dressage in the winter and jumping in the summer, but my horse was on the rehab train so it was the opposite plan for me. I am lucky to have an...
  12. Some really good advice posted already here, but...

    Some really good advice posted already here, but what you describe above sounds like a horse that is being "nappy" (term used when they don't want to be away from the herd, or the barn, and they just...
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    Well---I completely lost any willingness to bend...

    Well---I completely lost any willingness to bend left in my mare a couple weeks ago. It was getting quite persistent and I was at the point where I was ready to rename her Zoolander ;). Sitting...
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    I just bought one of these for my jumping saddle....

    I just bought one of these for my jumping saddle. I am really happy with it. The girth helps a lot with my saddle placement because my horse has a very small girth groove with a very large, laid...
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    Dee Vee: Thank you!!! :) Just placed my order...

    Dee Vee: Thank you!!! :) Just placed my order with Bakers (crossing fingers that one actually arrives!)
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    So sorry for this to have happened (even if it...

    So sorry for this to have happened (even if it wasn't your horse) --horrible to go through. Have you confirmed that the horse was vaccinated for rabies? That's another thing (that I think several...
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    Draftmare: Nothing to add here except where did...

    Draftmare: Nothing to add here except where did you manage to get a Midklem right now? All the tack shops (and online) that I have tried, have them on backorder. I do have one on order with...
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    Thanks again for all of the insights--super...

    Thanks again for all of the insights--super helpful. I do want to clarify what my goals are in the immediate future. I don't even plan to move up to 2nd this year. I showed 1st level last year and...
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    MVP--some really good advice and things to...

    MVP--some really good advice and things to consider.

    Alpha mare: Yes, I have other horses to ride--however they are: 1) my oldie that I ride lightly (used to be a lovely mover but is really...
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    Merrygoround---yes, at home trainer has a very...

    Merrygoround---yes, at home trainer has a very good eye and is a great instructor. She has had some past injuries and some physical challenges that make her riding abilities more limited.
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    Thanks for the input. Some good advice. ...

    Thanks for the input. Some good advice. Dressagelvr--I like your suggestion of sitting on some 2nd/3rd level horses. What's funny is that I have had the opportunity to ride 2 types of horses...
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    Sending a horse to a trainer - your experiences

    I am considering sending my horse to a trainer for a month and wanted to get some input from others who have done this. I wondered if it was worth it or if it was just a temporary fix. My horse...
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    We have an 18 h Perch/KWPN cross. Maybe it's his...

    We have an 18 h Perch/KWPN cross. Maybe it's his draft side--but he does not require a ton of food to keep him in good weight (and he is worked 6-7 days a week).

    He gets: 4 lbs Safe Choice ...
  24. posted by FLeventer: ^ This is one of the...

    posted by FLeventer:

    ^ This is one of the reasons that I *do* continue to work my horse in the winter. Where I board, our pastures are lovely---until about December. Then, due to weather, they...
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    Great--thanks for all the perspectives. Sounds...

    Great--thanks for all the perspectives. Sounds like this is not something that is detrimental to my horse so I will just keep working with this trainers approach and not be such a weenie! :D
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