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    There is nothing more expensive than a free...

    There is nothing more expensive than a free horse.....
  2. I find myself looking at the back of my horse's...

    I find myself looking at the back of my horse's head (poll area) trying to see what the hell he's thinking....hee, hee
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    http://www.horsenation.com/2013/08/21/oh-crap-mome...

    http://www.horsenation.com/2013/08/21/oh-crap-moment-of-the-day-dressage-apocalypse/

    Not a train but living in the land of lightning strikes I think I would have excused myself regardless of what...
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    I didn't realize that PP's followers even needed...

    I didn't realize that PP's followers even needed a saddle...I guess they do ride once in a while......I've only see their western one which looked very well made....but my friend who wanted one...
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    If she is on a good, mineral balanced, feed and...

    If she is on a good, mineral balanced, feed and good quality forage she shouldn't need electrolytes unless she's in heavy competition or training. But I agree, it's probably not them.

    She's 2....
  6. Thread: Cribbing study

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    Duh...anyone who has spent time around cribbers,...

    Duh...anyone who has spent time around cribbers, weavers, stall walkers, etc. knows they are high stress horses. That's why they do it. I think the best thing one can do is of course, try to relieve...
  7. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    Great post Arlosmine! ...

    Great post Arlosmine!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdiAdFQY9oM
  8. If you ever get a chance to see the short...

    If you ever get a chance to see the short film...I think it's called "Sun Dog" it's amazing. About a native American meeting up with a Spanishard's horse for the first time....
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    That's just silly......

    That's just silly......
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    may only comment is "very athletic horse"........

    may only comment is "very athletic horse"........
  11. Great idea! I once made ice boots out of rubber...

    Great idea! I once made ice boots out of rubber waders......
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    I remember when Bill Veeck was there and I read...

    I remember when Bill Veeck was there and I read his book too. Great book. Funny. And your right, when I worked there, a lifetime ago, it was always on the verge of closing. We never knew from one...
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    Poll: One of the things I always liked about dressage...

    One of the things I always liked about dressage when I used to show.
  14. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    If a horse learns that you won't ask him to do...

    If a horse learns that you won't ask him to do anything to put him in harms way (either pain, panic or danger) for no reason, there is a natural "submission" (I prefer the term willingness) where he...
  15. Shoulder in (with correct bend-meaning from head...

    Shoulder in (with correct bend-meaning from head to haunches thru the body, not just bending the neck) Haunches in (with correct bend) adding straightening in between and changing bend from one side...
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    Since it seems to be when he's loading by himself...

    Since it seems to be when he's loading by himself it's sounds to me like he's gotten a bit herd bound and doesn't want to leave his buddies.
  17. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    On the International Dressage Riders' Club...

    On the International Dressage Riders' Club facebook page there is a discussion of this very subject with some good suggestions.

    The Dressage Committee are considering changing the word...
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    Add a link to his webpages. And I was confused...

    Add a link to his webpages.

    And I was confused about Lucky Acres and Prospect Stable too.
  19. Thread: SUBMISSION

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    I think the problem in America is that people...

    I think the problem in America is that people tend to put the word "forced" with the word submission.
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    They used to say the same thing about the old...

    They used to say the same thing about the old wharf area warehouses.
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    My horse of a lifetime was always super fit and I...

    My horse of a lifetime was always super fit and I trail rode and trained her almost everyday with a bareback pad.
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    Before the early 80's dressage tack was usually...

    Before the early 80's dressage tack was usually brown. Styles change. As long as it's not distracting from your ride.
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    You must insist that the horse goes forward,...

    You must insist that the horse goes forward, forward, forward. Not just faster but coming from behind.
    There's several exercises to use to encourage the horse to 'trust the hand', as long as you...
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    There's a lot of good, professional trainers out...

    There's a lot of good, professional trainers out there. Dressage has been around for a long time and it's not that elitist anymore.
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    Yeah, I just cut the loop off too.

    Yeah, I just cut the loop off too.
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