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  1. Thread: GGT footing

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    I found my 10 mover tripping a lot in that...

    I found my 10 mover tripping a lot in that footing and we had to change his shoes to help him. A rolex contender friend had to have her horses shoes changed during the event to help him on the...
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    I agree with not using food except maybe a treat...

    I agree with not using food except maybe a treat once she is in and secure. What I would try and like the others said, every day and with tons of patience, lead her to the trailer and if she will...
  3. Thread: Warrenton

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    First time at hunter breeding but long in the...

    First time at hunter breeding but long in the horse show world! Yes, he has been wearing a bridle and yes we have a good braider. We will go to a show or two ahead of time
  4. I showed in England quite a few years ago and it...

    I showed in England quite a few years ago and it was quite different than here and I hear that Germany and the other places are even more different!
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    We are in west central PA training board is $800/...

    We are in west central PA training board is $800/ regular board is $550 Both include stalls, bedding, any amount of hay as needed, grain as needed, adding supplements that owners purchase on their...
  6. Thread: Warrenton

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    We are going to stay at a friends place about 1/2...

    We are going to stay at a friends place about 1/2 hour away-better get on that and ask! The horse was nominated and we thought it would be fun to take him out to see the world. Junior Johnson is...
  7. Thread: Warrenton

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    Warrenton

    Talk to me about showing yearlings there. We have a nice yearling and a good handler but would like to know more as we have never been.
  8. The Arabian Horse Association and I am sure other...

    The Arabian Horse Association and I am sure other breeds have programs to introduce horses to the public and invite them to come to shows and barns sign up to participate. I think it is a great idea...
  9. We as owners and exhibitors need to be able to...

    We as owners and exhibitors need to be able to interact with the rare appearances of the public at our show and be polite and encouraging within the bounds of safety. Niceto let the public know we...
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    When explaining the difference between hunters...

    When explaining the difference between hunters and jumpers (I HATE the term "hunterjumper"!!) I explain that hunters are kind of like figure skating where jumpers are more like hockey. Really helps...
  11. Starting a baby I find is easier because you do...

    Starting a baby I find is easier because you do it your way and your method and not having to redo or undo negative things. Though the OTTB has been exposed to lots of things, easy enough to teach a...
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    I would ignore them or do the southern thing:...

    I would ignore them or do the southern thing: "well bless your heart"! but if I found out they were working with my horse when I wasn't there, heads would roll!
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    I wanted to ad that as instructors and trainers...

    I wanted to ad that as instructors and trainers we need to establish ground rules from the get go and that clients need to understand our time is as valuable as theirs. Sadly, some feel we are...
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    I have successfully started many a kid 5 and...

    I have successfully started many a kid 5 and under and they are the ones that truly love to ride and be around the horses. I had some super lesson horses that I could put the kids on and work with...
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    {Possibilities are endless and you can do pretty...

    {Possibilities are endless and you can do pretty much anything that comes into your mind that involves transitions, circles, changes of directions, lengthen, shorten, ride dressage tests, figure 8's,...
  16. Look for a good canter or gallop. Trotscan be...

    Look for a good canter or gallop. Trotscan be improved. Naturally good conformation is important but you can usually get a "feel" of athletic ability when you see them cavorting around with their...
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    This was very interesting as I have just started...

    This was very interesting as I have just started reading "Wild"!
  18. this trend should be a major advantage to less...

    this trend should be a major advantage to less than BNT's s they are at home more and can spend the time developing young horses and them to the trainers and their owners!
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    Keep in mind that all courses have a logical flow...

    Keep in mind that all courses have a logical flow from one jump to another and that is what always helped me.
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    Very tragic thing to happen to anyone of any age...

    Very tragic thing to happen to anyone of any age at any venue! Everyone deals with grief in different ways and one way is to carry on and do your grieving when you are alone and can punch pillows and...
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    I remember seeing riders in Newmarket boots and...

    I remember seeing riders in Newmarket boots and linen jackets. My first ratcatcher had a bow tie! Then there was the chokers of all different colors and my mom had made me a bunch of them! In the...
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    If I see a tack shop in my travels, I will stop...

    If I see a tack shop in my travels, I will stop and have a look see but I don't really hunt them down. When I was in Reno a few years ago and had nothing else to do and was just driving around seeing...
  23. Try schooling a horse over PVC pipe rails and...

    Try schooling a horse over PVC pipe rails and then see what kind of respect he gives his jumps! We could use the word "sturdy" for the top rail! LOL!

    Pet peeve words: Stud as in :I have a stud"...
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    As above but also make sure there are no health...

    As above but also make sure there are no health issues that prevent a clean change. Very important also not to canter around corners on the wrong lead. Stop and correct and then carry on but like...
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    I called and for a mere two payments of 49.99 you...

    I called and for a mere two payments of 49.99 you can own this book. For $10 more you can also get a CD and the shipping was like 24! You will get an email so you can tell a story about your USEF...
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