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  1. If you happen to have multiple horses I recommend...

    If you happen to have multiple horses I recommend getting everything out at once (as long as its ok with your barn to leave it there while you wait). While I see most of you aren't cleaning much...
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    I agree with those who say try turning her out...

    I agree with those who say try turning her out with something older and grumpier than her. I know it might not be possible given your boarding situation, but it really does help. Because as you...
  3. I've handled many horses for the vets to inject...

    I've handled many horses for the vets to inject (and we are talking about multiple different well-respected, high end sport horse vets). They all sedate AND twitch. They still sedate as much as...
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    No really it's true! I don't mind the Walsh...

    No really it's true!

    I don't mind the Walsh brand where there is one large tab of Velcro, but I can't stand the cheap ones with two strips of double Velcro...it seems like every time I get one tab...
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    Put them on a slightly smaller horse first...let...

    Put them on a slightly smaller horse first...let them break them in. Lol. I know this doesn't help you too much with your gelding that you bought these specifically for, but it's my go to strategy...
  6. Totally agree with everything about the above...

    Totally agree with everything about the above post.

    You might want to consider a babysitter to make it easier. I would say have someone lead one of his pasture mates, but given it's a threesome,...
  7. If you can safely do so in his field (ie....

    If you can safely do so in his field (ie. rambunctious herd mates won't be bothering you) I would start doing a little groundwork while you are still out there with him. Just very simple basic...
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    If you are going to breed in hopes of obtaining a...

    If you are going to breed in hopes of obtaining a particular color, you really need to research the genetics behind the colors. There are many great resources out there online. With the Appaloosa...
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    The last place I was at had the 3 sided banked...

    The last place I was at had the 3 sided banked island as a two stride to jump up, across, and back down. Because it was gently sloped towards the back as you say, jumping those narrower faces was...
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    I've heard "If you sit deep you'll see deep, and...

    I've heard "If you sit deep you'll see deep, and forward seat for the forward distance" from someone. Now obviously this isn't a 100% hard and fast rule, but I have seen it in action and definitely...
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    Can you share the video? Since you say he is...

    Can you share the video? Since you say he is young and just starting jumping, I wonder if he's just trying to figure out how to set his feet for takeoff, especially if the distance comes up as...
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    Whoops....I knew I was way too sleepy to be...

    Whoops....I knew I was way too sleepy to be writing anything so technical that late at night. And I still can't really think of how to describe what I want to say...I think need some horse and...
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    Has anyone here read the book "Reflections on...

    Has anyone here read the book "Reflections on Riding and Jumping" by William Steinkraus? If you haven't, you should. The best part is a collection of pictures of top competitors of the day. Some...
  14. Thread: Ilian De Taute

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    If you are looking to breed an amateur friendly...

    If you are looking to breed an amateur friendly temperament, then by all means consider Ilian. He is an absolute gentleman and pleasure to be around. All of the offspring I have known have been...
  15. If you feel out of control, are you sure you...

    If you feel out of control, are you sure you aren't getting into a pulling/bracing war with her. It's a very easy mistake to make, since at the most basic level we think "pull to stop"....however,...
  16. They have probably just found the "open door" to...

    They have probably just found the "open door" to passively evade....as they realize your right hand is "busy" and they can slip under. I agree with those who say come up from under...then you can...
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    I have definitely dealt with horses who "shut...

    I have definitely dealt with horses who "shut down"....and not just at trailer loading. Sometimes it's like a passive aggressive way of saying..."ya...no" rather than putting up a stink like a "bad...
  18. Thread: Ear Plug Help.

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    I see a lot of horses with a mild distaste for...

    I see a lot of horses with a mild distaste for earplugs go completely bad about getting them in and OUT (usually the tougher task, actually) - and about their ears in general - after regular use. ...
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    Glad it worked out for you. Can I just ask,...

    Glad it worked out for you.

    Can I just ask, what were the symptoms you noticed to realize he had a yeast infection? Any other symptoms you saw from the overcleaning?

    I will admit I'm an...
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    Try spectating a horsey, but non-H/J, event. I...

    Try spectating a horsey, but non-H/J, event. I have had some great fun watching the races (just make sure you have someone who will prevent you from bringing the loser of every race home :D). Go to...
  21. Western Apparel Store = Quality Real Leather...

    Western Apparel Store = Quality Real Leather
    Men's section = lack of bling...a good thing for me!
    Sale Rack = :D

    Seriously, I am all about the cheap clothes and definitely have my share of...
  22. Sorry, no set times,lol. That will probably be...

    Sorry, no set times,lol. That will probably be the biggest shocker to you. Hurry up an wait (and wait, and wait) is an understatement.

    The other big one is the warm up fences. It's not the one...
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    As others have mentioned, it depends on a variety...

    As others have mentioned, it depends on a variety of factors. I will advise, that if you do decide to keep him barefoot, don't try to stretch the $$ savings and stretch out the time between trims. ...
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    For stalls on farms off site. So, while still...

    For stalls on farms off site. So, while still exorbitantly expensive, it does typically include the things that would be an additional split at a horseshow (or just unavailable), like your turnout,...
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    Have you tried the "slow feeder" to see what it...

    Have you tried the "slow feeder" to see what it does with his hay consumption?
    While it sounds counterintuitive, I have actually had very good luck with getting picky eaters to eat MORE out of small...
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