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    Jingles!!!!

    Jingles!!!!
  2. PB, I don't care if you wear a helmet or not...

    PB, I don't care if you wear a helmet or not (except that it might increase my insurance costs). What I do care about is insulting those who do chose to wear one. Which you have done.
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    Is D the same as X? when you say "made" do you...

    Is D the same as X? when you say "made" do you mean "mare?" I have a headache trying to figure your post out.
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    My condolences to friends and family. A loss...

    My condolences to friends and family. A loss indeed for the community.
  5. Thread: Odd question!

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    There are nerve problems such as Bell's Palsy,...

    There are nerve problems such as Bell's Palsy, which can cause this and yes it can happen overnight. Perhaps an ENT consult would be useful, or a neurologist, depending on what your PCP has observed.
  6. I think I was kicked out once. One horse was...

    I think I was kicked out once. One horse was moved to a dressage place that had the facilities to take care of post op stuff, and while he was there I bought a stallion that was really quiet. The BO...
  7. I am sorry about the update. Crappy indeed, but...

    I am sorry about the update. Crappy indeed, but better now than later. .And as for golf - I *think* that in this day and age it is rare indeed to take muscle which would interfere with returning to...
  8. In order to keep your shoulders back while...

    In order to keep your shoulders back while riding, you have to train your muscles to hold in that spot. If you use a brace or other artificial device, you are teaching those muscles that they don't...
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    dot, I was taught that the aid to move sideways...

    dot, I was taught that the aid to move sideways is given when the leg is off the ground, with the spur. The aid to move forward/push is given with the rider's weight when the leg is ON the ground. ...
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    Sorry, IMHO stepping in the right stirrup when...

    Sorry, IMHO stepping in the right stirrup when the right hind is up will encourage the hind to go down sooner. If you step into the right stirrup when the right hind is down you will increase the...
  11. Depending on your state, and your STBX's state of...

    Depending on your state, and your STBX's state of mind, collaborative divorce might be an option. Read about it here http://www.harrishuntpa.com/the-collaborative-divorce-method
  12. I am so sorry. It probably will get worse before...

    I am so sorry. It probably will get worse before it will get better. But remember - it WILL get better!

    No advice about FL, but maybe it would be helpful to give a general area.
  13. I got a good price for my used Verhan from Pelham...

    I got a good price for my used Verhan from Pelham - but it did take over a year.
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    Happens to me, too. In the winter. Try...

    Happens to me, too. In the winter. Try different pads because they can be slightly longer or shorter, and rotate them.
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    Have you read The Ghost in My Brain? It is the...

    Have you read The Ghost in My Brain? It is the story of a man who had a severe TBI, and how he did manage to rewire his brain. Took the help of people who really understood the issues. He had some...
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    Try this exercise. Post the trot on a 20 meter...

    Try this exercise. Post the trot on a 20 meter circle. Drop your outside stirrup. Can you post an entire circle? Pick up the stirrup and drop the inside stirrup. Is this easier or harder? Post...
  17. Not shoulders back - think armpits and...

    Not shoulders back - think armpits and shoulderblades down. You (we alll) need to strengthen those muscles that hold our shoulderblades flat against the ribs and toward the spine, so that the arms...
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    Think about it - approximately trot or canter 650...

    Think about it - approximately trot or canter 650 strides (depending on the horse) equals one mile. You can count the number of strides to go once around your arena or working area, and then see how...
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    I tighten mine fairly tight - but I cannot see if...

    I tighten mine fairly tight - but I cannot see if this one has the strap that goes just in front of the cheekbone, which also needs to be tight. As long as the cheekpiece keeps below the eye, it is...
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    I have a Dabrim, and I found that at a fast...

    I have a Dabrim, and I found that at a fast canter the brim bent upwards in the breeze, and once even flew off, to my horse's amazement. Not sure what they can do about that!
  21. Thread: Clinicians

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    Yes, Karl Mikolka is still doing clinics,...

    Yes, Karl Mikolka is still doing clinics, although he only does three lessons a day. He is 80 and had a tough time with cancer a few years ago. He tends to only go to people he has worked with for...
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    On days that I do not ride, I do 45 minutes of...

    On days that I do not ride, I do 45 minutes of Pilates and 45 minutes of exercises that my physical therapist designed for me, based on my asymmetries and weaknesses. This program has really helped...
  23. Thread: Clinicians

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    Karl Mikolka

    Karl Mikolka
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    It is frightening when a horse cannot stand -...

    It is frightening when a horse cannot stand - frightening for everyone. You do not know when he will give out and hurt himself, the farrier, or you.

    I was facing this with a beautiful two year...
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