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  1. OP: I encourage you to get out of the arena...

    OP:

    I encourage you to get out of the arena and with other horses in a safe environment as much as you can. Your horse will appreciate and enjoy the company and will pick up on the other horses'...
  2. Rule out the usual suspects - saddle fit, teeth,...

    Rule out the usual suspects - saddle fit, teeth, ulcers, tying up, etcetera. You are right to have involved the vet and I assume you will follow through with his/her recommendations.

    I am going...
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    Three weeks.

    Three weeks.
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    and he was born on February 29, so hasn't even...

    and he was born on February 29, so hasn't even had his first birthday yet!
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    Building on TallyHo's idea, Inkjet!

    Building on TallyHo's idea,

    Inkjet!
  6. IIRC, Hawaii was the sire of Molokai, the very...

    IIRC, Hawaii was the sire of Molokai, the very successful event horse. I think there was another one around the same timeframe too.
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    Fiebings makes one that I have used with success:...

    Fiebings makes one that I have used with success:
    ...
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    If you do manage to get him picked up (I hope),...

    If you do manage to get him picked up (I hope), you will need to verify his identity somehow. Did he race? Does he have a tattoo?
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    Sheridan is a reasonable day's drive from Denver...

    Sheridan is a reasonable day's drive from Denver if that helps anyone think of someone to contact.
  10. Maybe contact some of the big horse transport...

    Maybe contact some of the big horse transport companies? If they have a light load going, they might be able to accommodate an extra trunk.
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    Get a good trainer to set gymnastics for you. ...

    Get a good trainer to set gymnastics for you. Close your eyes on the approach and keep them closed all the way through.

    Don't look at the oxers until you have jumped them a few times.
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    Try to avoid the inter-island transport by ship. ...

    Try to avoid the inter-island transport by ship. Owners/caretakers are not allowed to accompany the horses and bad things can happen. A friend from California almost lost her horse because his...
  13. Here's a step-by-step description. ...

    Here's a step-by-step description.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Dressage-Arena

    (I did not verify but it starts right!)
  14. Conversion calculators available, including: ...

    Conversion calculators available, including: www.meters-to-feet.com

    A wheel will get you started, but you really need a tape to get the corners square. Use 3-4-5 right triangle rule to make the...
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    Family Man Father Knows Best Daddy's Boy...

    Family Man
    Father Knows Best
    Daddy's Boy
    Daddy-o
    Who's Your Daddy
    Secret Liaison
    Quick Hit

    Given the trend, I think I'll quit there!
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    I used to memorize dressage test patterns and...

    I used to memorize dressage test patterns and ride them at walk. The last time I was rehabbing a suspensory, I was riding 4th on a different horse so I used the rehab horse to practice the patterns....
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    It might be time to do the right thing, even if...

    It might be time to do the right thing, even if it is the hardest decision of your life. We'll send lots of ((((((((hugs))))))))))) and some jingles too.
  18. I've used Smith-Worthington breastplates for...

    I've used Smith-Worthington breastplates for several years now. They look good, hold up well (fox hunting, so no joke) and are well made. I think I have the "better" leather. But the prices are...
  19. Poltroon has some very good suggestions. Well...

    Poltroon has some very good suggestions. Well explained, too.
  20. Wow do I agree with beau159. Re-train. Even...

    Wow do I agree with beau159. Re-train. Even though it takes time.

    As for bumping the mouth as a corrective technique, especially with a bit with "more bite," ouch.
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    Sharpie?

    Sharpie?
  22. It's not about words, it's about actions. Some...

    It's not about words, it's about actions.

    Some parents of humans don't act responsibly. Many owners of pets do. And vice versa.
  23. jtwall: I have been a newspaper editor and...

    jtwall:

    I have been a newspaper editor and reporter and I hope that this will be a good learning experience for you - you must exercise judgement regarding the sourcing for every article. If you...
  24. jtwall - You should have waited a day or so...

    jtwall -

    You should have waited a day or so to get the rest of the story. It's not as if it was breaking news on Sunday.
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    Yes, I have been using it for my mare who has...

    Yes, I have been using it for my mare who has allergy-triggered head shaking for three or four years. She stays on it for 2-3 months in the spring. This year the allergies have been particularly...
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