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    Add me to the list that prefers smaller horses. ...

    Add me to the list that prefers smaller horses. My favorite rides have been (and still are) the big movers in small packages, easy to contain but they have the stride to jump big and run fast. They...
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    I never had problems with the Tri Zones rubbing-...

    I never had problems with the Tri Zones rubbing- they are quite flexible and easy to fit to the horse- but I did have a horse seriously tear them up during a fall. They were still fairly new and...
  3. Getting into the ring at lots of dressage shows...

    Getting into the ring at lots of dressage shows will help, as other posters have mentioned. You get tense when you ride into the dressage court at shows, so your horses get tense, too. Find a...
  4. I feel for the BO in this situation. There is...

    I feel for the BO in this situation. There is never a "safe" option when it comes to these kinds of situations, and without specific provisions set in place previously by the horse owner (ideally to...
  5. SOUND. Old injuries are not a problem to some...

    SOUND. Old injuries are not a problem to some people, but many will pass over a horse that has a history of unsoundness in favor of the many available with no previous issues. In general, if you...
  6. Students are free to ride with whomever they...

    Students are free to ride with whomever they like, as long as they fulfill the lesson requirement for boarding (and no outside trainers are allowed on the property, students must trailer out if they...
  7. You say they are fine in the arena. I don't...

    You say they are fine in the arena. I don't quite know the setup of your farm, but is it possible to go out in the field and do some flat schooling? Teach your horses that even though they are...
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    As a multi-horse owner, I definitely have one...

    As a multi-horse owner, I definitely have one that is "special" and comes first. They are always well cared for and get plenty of my time- but I have a favorite, for sure.
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    I've never been at or worked at a barn with...

    I've never been at or worked at a barn with closed days, but as a professional, I understand the need. There are some things you just can't get done with boarders around, but these are things that...
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    The elevator type you linked in your first post...

    The elevator type you linked in your first post has the potential to be a very strong bit. I would not recommend that bit for any green rider or green horse, let alone a combination of the two.
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    Glad you're getting out! It sounds like it will...

    Glad you're getting out! It sounds like it will be fun and refreshing and just what you need.

    In terms of feed- check into local brands of grain. I, too, had a hard-keeper picky type who LOVED...
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    I ice anyone competing at training or higher, and...

    I ice anyone competing at training or higher, and usually poultice and wrap for the ride home (and overnight if they stay inside). In summer they tend to be out at night so they are unwrapped and...
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    Some things I've noticed at events that I really...

    Some things I've noticed at events that I really appreciate...

    - Ring number listed somewhere on the packet, or posted at packet pickup.
    - Speed and optimum listed on course maps
    - Good...
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    Lovely horse- he looks like a very good boy! It...

    Lovely horse- he looks like a very good boy! It looks like your daughter rides with very little contact- the horse looks relaxed and well-behaved, but he is not in front of the leg or "connected". ...
  15. I'd err on the side of caution if I were you- how...

    I'd err on the side of caution if I were you- how awful would it be to have a freak fall and mess something up? Besides, I'd imagine the jarring so soon after work like that wouldn't be conducive to...
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    The ice horse machine is ok, but not worth the...

    The ice horse machine is ok, but not worth the money, IMO. It can be a pain to put together and take apart, and you must be very diligent about cleaning it- a small amount of dirt or debris in the...
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    Sorry you and your horse didn't have a good...

    Sorry you and your horse didn't have a good experience. Have him checked by a good body worker (chiro, massage, whatever your preference) to help him sort out any soreness he may be having. As for...
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    I agree that there is a grey area here. I had...

    I agree that there is a grey area here. I had ridden sedated horses- primarily ones legging up from a long recovery that need to come back into work before being turned out, as other posters have...
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    Exactly what others have said about having a...

    Exactly what others have said about having a frank discussion with your trainer. No sense in playing guessing games about why you two are disagreeing when you can just ask- what does she dislike...
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    In terms of record vs price- I don't think you...

    In terms of record vs price- I don't think you can expect many horses under 10k to have an extensive USEA record. Lots of experience at unrecognized horse trials, pony club events, and foxhunting,...
  21. For those who don't appreciate the recounting of...

    For those who don't appreciate the recounting of "good deeds"... how about posting some (hypothetical) ideas of kind things people can do instead? You don't have to specify if it's something you've...
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    Based on your description (issues regulating the...

    Based on your description (issues regulating the canter) it sounds like she is lengthening to a long distance, not just leaving long. You are correct to practice regulating the canter on the flat,...
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    The best times, generally, are both early and...

    The best times, generally, are both early and late. Snatch up the really good deals while they last, and then wait until late to negotiate better prices on things vendors don't want to ship home. ...
  24. I feel that this kind of thing is a bit invasive...

    I feel that this kind of thing is a bit invasive to the new owner. I appreciate when those who have bought horses from me send me occasional photos and updates, but I don't expect to be able to...
  25. You've gotten some good advice here. Treat what...

    You've gotten some good advice here. Treat what you need to treat now, start him on some conservative maintenance if necessary, and go from there. A friend had a horse (4 or 5, can't remember) who...
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