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  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! These were the kind of...

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! These were the kind of ideas I was hoping to get!

    I've done obstacle courses with the beginners and gamblers choice with the more advanced riders. I LOVE the idea of relay...
  2. Help - Ideas for Mounted Games on Horseback during lessons

    So I teach, mostly beginners, at a really nice hunter/jumper barn in the Midwest. Its the end of January, we still have at least 3 more months left of winter before we can start riding outside. I...
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    My best friend has been to SEVERAL Leslie Desmond...

    My best friend has been to SEVERAL Leslie Desmond clinics, I have never been.

    My BFF SWEARS by her! She always has had wonderful things to say about her and the clinics.

    You should go and I...
  4. This isn't *new*....I worked at a tack shop in...

    This isn't *new*....I worked at a tack shop in the early/mid 90s and there was a local trainer we knew VERY WELL....actually I never met him but he was KNOWN.

    He had VERY SPECIFIC requirements of...
  5. I have a hard-keeping-on-the-hot-side...

    I have a hard-keeping-on-the-hot-side Thoroughbred gelding too.

    I KNOW this goes against everything we know about nutrition but HONEST TO GOD this is the only protocol that has kept his energy...
  6. Thread: Arena Lights

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    Arena Lights

    I'm looking at upgrading/improving the lights in our indoor arena.

    What do you recommend?
  7. Thread: Feed Help!!

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    I just picked up an old schoolie that needs some...

    I just picked up an old schoolie that needs some serious weight put on so I feel your pain.

    Since your already using a Tribute feed, try the Kalm Ultra and Essential K. The Kalm Ultra is 12%...
  8. Thread: Saddles?

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    I would think that you would be able to find a...

    I would think that you would be able to find a NICE used saddle...older model or out of style...at your price range.

    I was able to get a used Stubbon Woton (probably 35years old now) for $300...
  9. A couple of years ago I took several students to...

    A couple of years ago I took several students to a local circuit hunter show. It was very laid back-they excused jackets, allowed standing martingales in flat, and several other "no-no's" I can't...
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    Just a funny side note...on our local h/j circuit...

    Just a funny side note...on our local h/j circuit there is pony that roots and the little girl has somersaulted off a couple of times. After the third time her trainer came out with some baling...
  11. You too huh? We had one at our barn as well. ...

    You too huh? We had one at our barn as well.

    One of my boarders had a cute little well mannered Arab gelding. We started to notice that he was getting really obnoxious during feedings (snaking...
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    Oh these can sometimes be my favorite! :no: I...

    Oh these can sometimes be my favorite! :no:

    I have told my talkies "If you are talking then you can hear what I'm saying and you might miss something very important"...I'm sure the talkie has...
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    Am I wrong in thinking about switching to a...

    Am I wrong in thinking about switching to a complete feed and decreasing the amount of hay I feed to make what hay I do have last?
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    Funny (not ha-ha funny)...I've done this method. ...

    Funny (not ha-ha funny)...I've done this method. Not always. And I make sure they don't run into their stalls. The horses in my care will walk in when I give them a guiding hand, turn on the end...
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    My daughter was talking to one of my students who...

    My daughter was talking to one of my students who had just come back from visiting her grandparents in KY.

    Student says: They have penny horses in KY that you can ride in fron to the stores.
    ...
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    THIS! THIS! THIS! I LOVE this method!! I've...

    THIS! THIS! THIS!

    I LOVE this method!! I've used it for ....YEARS now and I haven't had a horse object. My best friend is anti-pulling but every spring I go to her barn and pull her horse's mane...
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    I got my first horse when I was 16 years old, he...

    I got my first horse when I was 16 years old, he was a saddlebred gelding whose registered name was "Top O Hill Bourbon Stonewall" we just called him Bourbon. I was talking to a non-horsey guy...
  18. Nevermind...I should have read the entire thread...

    Nevermind...I should have read the entire thread before posting.
  19. Ok...I was beginning to think that I was crazy...

    Ok...I was beginning to think that I was crazy thinking the same thing!!!

    Is this a new "style" or riding?

    I REALLY am NOT trying to be snarky...please educate me!
  20. Make sure your volunteers are ASSIGNED to a...

    Make sure your volunteers are ASSIGNED to a station. That way they know what they are responsible for and you know who your "go to" person is.

    I've been to shows where 4 people were trying to...
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    THANK YOU so much for all of the responses!!! ...

    THANK YOU so much for all of the responses!!!

    I'll touch on a couple of things...

    * Yes, I know that the current "pay" is WAY to low but remember...I only had 4 horses up until this month and...
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    I can understand this sentiment but I'm in the...

    I can understand this sentiment but I'm in the same situation as the OP...opened a boarding & lesson barn in June.

    My feeling is...even though I don't OWN the property it is MY business that...
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    This. This is what I do for my students as...

    This.

    This is what I do for my students as well as myself.

    I tend to have alot of students with various confidence issues start to ride with me. And I think I draw them to me because this...
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    Discounting board...

    In June I opened my own boarding & lesson barn (yay!). I had my three horses and one boarder...barn chores were NO PROBLEM between the two of us plus one of my students helping out occasionally.
    ...
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    Student update

    So I took your suggestions to our next lesson...shortened stirrup, warm-up in two point, and a small gymnastic. Lots of improvement and an "AH HA" moment...

    I made the comment that I suspected...
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