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    Agree with those saying the horse needs a new...

    Agree with those saying the horse needs a new start. Not necessarily turning her out for months but go riding on looong rein, long walks, long trots on long rein, check your own riding skills, the...
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    How true about horses recycling their jokes!!! ...

    How true about horses recycling their jokes!!!
    The real art is us riders learning to utilize this feature and that is Training :)
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    Poll: At my barn only one rider uses the arena at a...

    At my barn only one rider uses the arena at a time.
    I do not teach children, I do not teach anybody, I train horses. My riding hours are from 7AM till 12PM and my boarders are welcome to the ring in...
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    [QUOTE=Nootka;8747571]Pro...

    [QUOTE=Nootka;8747571]Pro Jumpers/dressage/eventing are a different animal from the Ammy counterpart. These horses are often tough rides, free thinkers, reactive and quick off the leg. This is what...
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    I have a lot of TB experience and I support...

    I have a lot of TB experience and I support Beowulf opinion. Rainrot is bacteria or fungus! Antibiotics will task your horse system and your vallet and mostly will do nothing to help. Forget...
  6. How about we look at this "fat" issue from a...

    How about we look at this "fat" issue from a horse point of view?
    Fat horse = we all agree that fat horse will suffer problems with joints, feet, metabolism, etc. Fat horse's vet will be quick to...
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    Arena mirrors hit by bird :(

    I've had my arena mirrors installed last month and was so exited about them. Untill today. I was riding and a beautifull pilleated woodpecker flew up off one of my oak trees and hit the mirror right...
  8. My husband is a cyclist and cyclists have a...

    My husband is a cyclist and cyclists have a formula for how many bikes they need:
    n+1 (n being a number of bikes currently owned)
    So I adopted the same formula for my horses :)
    We are now at 4...
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    How much time do you spend around the horse not...

    How much time do you spend around the horse not riding? Watching his interactions in his herd? He could be low in the pack. That will do a lot to his feeding behavior and condition.
    I retrain...
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    We used to have sheets w/out any attachments or...

    We used to have sheets w/out any attachments or buckles that were thrown over racehorses in cool down. That was in Europe years ago. 1980s.
    Trainers just threw the sheets to the passing by riders...
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    Beautiful horse. Please let us know how he does...

    Beautiful horse. Please let us know how he does in his new life.
    I retrain retired racehorses and I am super interested in their careers.
    Best of luck!
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    Much of the obesity epidemic is the politically...

    Much of the obesity epidemic is the politically correct excusing fat people.
    Fat is being called overweight, big, healthy looking, large, genetically predisposed,
    woman size- wow...
    In relation...
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    Why is it somehow incorrect to comment on riding...

    Why is it somehow incorrect to comment on riding student's weight?
    Riding is an athletic activity. In other sports it is normal to be aware of one's weight.
    Have you seen overweight beach...
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    My trainer says "we ride a horse not a watch"......

    My trainer says "we ride a horse not a watch"... lessons are $75 and take as long or short as needed.

    PS: love the name throwers by the way ;-)
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    Yes, I have encountered trainers who dealt with...

    Yes, I have encountered trainers who dealt with these issues: they have given up on giving leg up and they commented loudly on rider's weight. Also they pulled an overweight rider off a horse.
    It is...
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    Try to ask your vet about Bismuth Iodoform...

    Try to ask your vet about Bismuth Iodoform Paraffin Paste (BIPP).
    It actually facilitated my young horse severe foot wound healing. Post maggot treatment.
    Enoch looks like a very nice strong foal....
  17. I think people who claim "they can pick a future...

    I think people who claim "they can pick a future success horse off the track- or have some mystery skills to do so" are plain fabulators.
    Or that the young OP has no business doing so, it will be a...
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    Great! You are half way there! Inexperienced...

    Great! You are half way there! Inexperienced horses will jump unknown. Like water or ditch or tarp or so. It is their instinct and it is good! Would you rather have him step into the unknown and get...
  19. Thread: Jumping creeks

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    "If he starts to rear back him up and wait"...

    "If he starts to rear back him up and wait"
    Please do not listen to this.
    Back up a rearing horse? Wait for what? The creek to dry out?

    Practice over and over with a mounted friend over a...
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    TBs, 16.2-17 hands, 1200+ lbs, novice to prelim...

    TBs, 16.2-17 hands, 1200+ lbs, novice to prelim they all get 9lbs of oats split into 3 feedings, unlimited TA hay. Unlimited meaning they have fresh hay available all the time. Outside 24/7. Unless...
  21. There are a lot of winter season people with...

    There are a lot of winter season people with horses "trained" like this visiting here in Florida. Most of them never walk past a local cow pen much less get to their trail ride!
    Their horses end up...
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    He can grow. One of my OTTBs grew from 16h 4 yo...

    He can grow.
    One of my OTTBs grew from 16h 4 yo to 17.2h 7yo.
    Big boned thick horse.
    I'd look at your horse pedigree and see what his dad and mom were like.
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    Poll: Thoroughbreds for sure....but look at "Sport...

    Thoroughbreds for sure....but look at "Sport Bred" ones from a breeder....not recycled OTTB's who usually come with mental or physical baggage!![/QUOTE]

    Nonsense above coming from a breeder of...
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    Sad reading above. But there is a way: do not...

    Sad reading above. But there is a way: do not participate in subjective judging sport like hunters. If that is where you come from. Come over to jumpers or better yet eventers!
    Learning from ground...
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    I do not know about any fit and capable and yet...

    I do not know about any fit and capable and yet thick ridrs to be ridiculed or looked down on. Some of us know an example of thick and overgrown steeplechase jockey turned one of the most successfull...
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