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  1. The problem with using the word "professional" or...

    The problem with using the word "professional" or "Pro" is that it has a well established meaning that has nothing to do with the rider's competence. Pro means that the person accepts remuneration...
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    What do you mean by "just?" I have known...

    What do you mean by "just?" I have known geldings that needed weekly cleanings. Some have a reaction to shavings. Some are irritated by sheath cleaners (particularly those with tea tree oil).
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    In addition to worms, a dirty sheath can also...

    In addition to worms, a dirty sheath can also cause tail rubbing. Some horses need their sheath cleaned more frequently than others do.

    If the sweat on his legs makes him itchy, rinse him off...
  4. I completely agree! :cool:

    I completely agree! :cool:
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    Another one... or two! ...

    Another one... or two!

    http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2016/07/21/low-claimer-with-41-starts-rocks-prix-st-george/
  6. You may want to try giving an open (or leading)...

    You may want to try giving an open (or leading) rein in the corner on the canter depart. Without throwing your outside rein away, move your inside (right) hand out away from the shoulder toward the...
  7. With these cases, it is often a question of the...

    With these cases, it is often a question of the timing of the aids, so that the outside (left) hind is stepping down on the ground when you ask for the canter depart on the right lead. The canter is...
  8. I agree. There is more that must be scored here. ...

    I agree. There is more that must be scored here. The transition into and out of the free walk is just a part of the score. Apparently, the transition into the free walk had some jigging steps. ...
  9. I agree with all of the above. After I start a...

    I agree with all of the above. After I start a horse and he has about 90 days on him, I trail ride him alone mostly because I find that other people do stupid things that can get me into trouble! I...
  10. You simply have to remain calm and have more...

    You simply have to remain calm and have more patience than he does.

    Do NOT let him rear under saddle. If he starts to go up, turn him to get him off balance so that he cannot go up. "Spinning"...
  11. Again, I think that sellers want to avoid coming...

    Again, I think that sellers want to avoid coming right out and saying "no beginners" out of fear that it may be interpreted that the horse is difficult to ride or has behavioral problems. They want...
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    Have you posted or looked on Equinesite.com? ...

    Have you posted or looked on Equinesite.com? That is a more local site and you may get more information.
  13. I agree with Countrywood. The term intermediate...

    I agree with Countrywood. The term intermediate rider in an advertisement is generally used to avoid using the negative statement "no beginners."

    An intermediate rider can steer, post on the...
  14. A horse can develop into a bucker simply out of...

    A horse can develop into a bucker simply out of "high spirits." Bucking is a form a play that you will often see young horses engage in on their own at pasture. It may be defensive in that since...
  15. But they aren't saints either. Case in point: ...

    But they aren't saints either. Case in point: Lovely owner who did absolutely everything for her 4th level horse, veterinary, alternative medicine, saddle fit, you name it. She was an intermediate...
  16. Have you never known horses that buck people off...

    Have you never known horses that buck people off at the mounting block? I have. Have you never known horses who jump our of their paddock every day? I have.

    Admittedly they are few, but they...
  17. Part of what the OP may not understand is labor...

    Part of what the OP may not understand is labor demands. For example, an owner may want "all day turnout." But unless you have extra workers sitting around all day, if you have large individual...
  18. The problem is that if you have 10 horse owners,...

    The problem is that if you have 10 horse owners, you have 10 different opinions on what is "right" and what is necessary. Have you encountered owners with temperature charts hanging on their stall...
  19. My $.02 1. This horse needs someone who can...

    My $.02

    1. This horse needs someone who can stay on to ride it for a while. The more the horse practices at bucking someone off the better that it will get at it.

    2. That doesn't mean that...
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    Oh please, save your self righteousness. Read...

    Oh please, save your self righteousness. Read "Saving Baby" written by the woman who started CANTER, and then tell me how Americans care for their horses.
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  21. Check out- Boxberry Hill Farm 407 Boxberry...

    Check out-

    Boxberry Hill Farm
    407 Boxberry Hill Rd
    East Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536

    (508) 564-6648

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boxberry-Hill-Farm/117112941681692
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