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  1. Thread: Barbour

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    Whenever I put mine on I am immediately thrown...

    Whenever I put mine on I am immediately thrown back to my childhood and all our camping trips in the old green canvass tent. Smells exactly the same and always makes me smile. I keep a short one...
  2. I've experienced good service from them,...

    I've experienced good service from them, including on some returns I've made due to my error in ordering the wrong size etc. The only time I spoke with someone who was "short" was one time when I...
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    Ours go out for exercise three times a week year...

    Ours go out for exercise three times a week year round, sometimes on foot, sometimes mounted. Not sure if you mean "exercise" or cubbing? We start cubbing the end of August.

    Our members are...
  4. I have two retirees and I keep them at the same...

    I have two retirees and I keep them at the same farm as my other horses, yes its lots of $$$ but I can lay my own eyes on them every day and that's important to me. One was happy as a clam to be...
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    I had one horse that came from a full time show...

    I had one horse that came from a full time show lifestyle to my fox hunting life style and for two years he did not do well on night turnout, would be cranky and exhausted in the mornings, sleep...
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    You might consider discussing this with a...

    You might consider discussing this with a cognitive behavioral therapist. They specialize in anxiety disorders and can help you redirect your thinking. Best of luck to you.
  7. I will try to articulate what it means to me. ...

    I will try to articulate what it means to me. When a horse is in front of my leg it means that rather than having to send a horse forward, all I have to do is "open the door" or allow them to go...
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    We have had three different horses that had been...

    We have had three different horses that had been recently gelded (as mature males, at 3, at 5 and at 7 years old respectively) introduced into the mixed herd successfully. The 3 and the 7 year olds...
  9. For what its worth there used to be a girl that...

    For what its worth there used to be a girl that rode in lessons occasionally on her TWH. First of all he was such a lovely horse! Second, he was an excellent jumper! She did not trot fences but...
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    This is a method my trainer uses, instead of...

    This is a method my trainer uses, instead of aiming the horse directly across the creek, he aims him so he's asking the horse to ride up the creek, he does this where the creek is wide and the...
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    You buy what you can afford (and can afford to...

    You buy what you can afford (and can afford to take care of properly!)

    Here is some perspective, what my horses cost by the decade:

    60's $200 (baby sitting money)
    70's $800 (OTTB)
    80's ...
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    Ditto on swimming. If you have access to a lap...

    Ditto on swimming. If you have access to a lap pool. Uses all the big muscle groups, develops cardio and is easy on the joints. I sleep like a baby after swimming.

    I am in my 60's and ride 5...
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    So very sorry...

    So very sorry...
  14. Here is an exercise that my trainer uses from...

    Here is an exercise that my trainer uses from time to time that is low risk as it doesn't actually involve jumps. I call it "The CRAZY Line". Down one long side of the arena poles and other jump...
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    For my one horse that won't self load (yet) I...

    For my one horse that won't self load (yet) I leave the right hand butt bar up and the divider in the center position, then lead the horse straight on into the left hand stall. There are treats up...
  16. I have one that is fully retired due to lameness...

    I have one that is fully retired due to lameness issues however she is pasture sound. I take her on long trail rides by ponying her while I ride another horse and she loves getting off the farm and...
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    You are a shining example of an excellent horse...

    You are a shining example of an excellent horse owner! Your persistence and patience probably saved this horses future. Bless you!
  18. My main hunt horse does it at some point in every...

    My main hunt horse does it at some point in every hunt. (I hate it! but I can usually tell its coming and prepare myself). Usually she does it when she is sweaty and we have been going for some...
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    Go to the Facebook page "Hunt Horses for Sale"...

    Go to the Facebook page "Hunt Horses for Sale" and you will get a broad sample of whats being offered on the market and for how much...
  20. I had a mare like that and finally learned from...

    I had a mare like that and finally learned from an excellent trainer that what I thought I was doing right was actually wrong.... by that I mean I was acutely aware of her sensitivity to the leg aids...
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    I've been measured in Omaha for all my pairs of...

    I've been measured in Omaha for all my pairs of Dehners starting back in the early eighties to present day. Fit has always been perfect.

    To the OP I find that the calf skin (I only have fully...
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    Every week or two depending on filth level. Do...

    Every week or two depending on filth level. Do them at home in super sized front load washer. Been doing it for many years and never ruined a blanket. I hang them up to dry.
  23. I hunt in Beval Stamfords, two different ones for...

    I hunt in Beval Stamfords, two different ones for two different horses. (Wide and regular) I like a close contact saddle and this one keeps my leg underneath me (as opposed to in front of me). Good...
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    I see. I would call that "walking off the...

    I see. I would call that "walking off the strides". My trainer has 12 feet marked on the arena rail so we can all practice walking that distance in 4 steps. This has taught me how I have to walk in...
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    Also in addition to the good advice above have...

    Also in addition to the good advice above have her say "land" after the jump or ground pole then count. Lots of beginners accidentally count the landing as a stride.
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