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  1. OP- my 2012 colt was at least as lax behind, if...

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    my 2012 colt was at least as lax behind, if not worse, than your filly here. We called him 'elf feet' at the time. Anyway, at 24 hours old he too got sick and was in isolation for 5 days at...
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    oh i keep yanking them off, making them bleed and...

    oh i keep yanking them off, making them bleed and even feeding them to him. it worked on the other yearling at our place, but not him-not yet anyway.
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    thanks guys! after being on the fence about it, I...

    thanks guys! after being on the fence about it, I have decided to pack him up and show him. Got a lot to do in the next week, yikes!

    thanks for the encouragement to take the plunge :)
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    wow, first I am sorry you have to deal with this....

    wow, first I am sorry you have to deal with this.

    I would certainly hope the breeder would take him back and offer a replacement horse. Which I know is hard for you to accept because you did all...
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    to show or not to show: baby with warts

    my yearling unfortunately grew warts over the last month or so-of course just in time for Warrenton. They are pretty localized to the left side of his face: a small cluster of 3 on his ear, 1 small...
  6. generally if it's a 1 day show- short circuit,...

    generally if it's a 1 day show- short circuit, VHSA associate or otherwise- braiding is not necessary.

    If the show is 3+ days (warrenton horse show, warrenton pony show, rated shows, etc), then...
  7. Journeymen in Middleburg is great, but often busy...

    Journeymen in Middleburg is great, but often busy and can be slow.

    Skeeter in warrenton is a great alternative-he's quick and inexpensive.

    I also have a friend who used to work at Journeymen...
  8. check out the short circuit horse show assn's...

    check out the short circuit horse show assn's website. they have good shows usually and the farms have good footing. held at various local barns and also at the warrenton show grounds.

    also...
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    this might sound totally crazy but i have seen it...

    this might sound totally crazy but i have seen it a couple times-the only thing different than riding in an arena and a big open field (with perimeter fencing visible or not), is the footing. I was...
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    I would approach is at you are still the owner,...

    I would approach is at you are still the owner, and they keep saying his is 'injured' and 'off'. I would be concerned if someone leasing my horse had a story every week as to him being lame, legs...
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    new to jumpers-first show is tomorrow!

    hey all,

    i posted on here a couple months ago about my hopeful hunter mare not quite wanting to go as a hunter...anyway we've shifted focus to the jumper ring and she is doing really well!

    We...
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    My WB colt (born 4/11/12) is 15.1h in front and...

    My WB colt (born 4/11/12) is 15.1h in front and 15.3 ish behind. all the string tests, etc said he would finish around 17h. he is very big boned but carries himself quite daintily. Some days he...
  13. it really depends on the severity of the KS. ...

    it really depends on the severity of the KS. some have it where the vertebrae are really jammed together, others where it is lightly touching. I had a big TB who had KS right at the top of his...
  14. I agree with most of what is said here. have you...

    I agree with most of what is said here. have you asked your daughter what kind of goals, if any, she has at this point? If she enjoys showing, but isn't necessarily into the competitive aspect of...
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    Agreed BonnieBon... OP, feel free to PM me if...

    Agreed BonnieBon... OP, feel free to PM me if you'd like.

    also, Janet- I ride with Pam currently and have for several years. She has past experience in jumpers and is currently guiding me through...
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    baby steps. the more times you fight him and...

    baby steps. the more times you fight him and make it traumatic, the more you are perpetuating whatever issue he is having.

    start slow, have a spotter on both sides of the ramp. coax him gently...
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    Jonelle Mullen, Pam Haviland (formerly Freeley),...

    Jonelle Mullen, Pam Haviland (formerly Freeley), Kevin Freeman...integrity is hard to find in the horse world these days. These 3 I have had years of personal interaction with them and are the only...
  18. I agree with Rachel at iselltack.com. takes less...

    I agree with Rachel at iselltack.com. takes less commission than most other consignors and really does legwork to get your saddle out and tried/fitted with clients. She sold my saddle in 3 days and...
  19. Ford-it's been 6 weeks back jumping since we...

    Ford-it's been 6 weeks back jumping since we evaluated the saddle fit and found an issue. What prompted us to evaluate the fit was the sudden plateau in her form and development o/f. We had been...
  20. thanks guys! looking up Culpeper and my wallet to...

    thanks guys! looking up Culpeper and my wallet to see if I can do it.

    To clarify, she had done ONLY dressage when I purchased her. When we jumped her when we tried her, it was literally her 2nd...
  21. Wellen Red Rock? Ian McVai? Maybe the Hairs will...

    Wellen Red Rock? Ian McVai? Maybe the Hairs will recognize her?
  22. thanks for the pep, guys. I do need to give it a...

    thanks for the pep, guys. I do need to give it a shot.

    We did the whole nine when it comes to her health-saddle was not fitting a few months ago (topline changed post-baby). We have that sorted....
  23. need some encouragement-my heart horse doesn't want to be a hunter

    Could really use some pats on the back and helpful advice. some back story...

    I am 27 and spent my whole life have done the A circuit hunters. Never one of those girls who had a bazillion dollar...
  24. Yes, they do all say Biarritz on the rivets. ...

    Yes, they do all say Biarritz on the rivets. What I have never seen before was the metal placard underneath with what it says on this one. There is nothing stamped on the leather anywhere, only the...
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    tall socks help. but what are you riding in? ...

    tall socks help. but what are you riding in? breeches and tall boots? half chaps and jeans? if half chaps, then theyre too wide at the calf which allows your pant leg to move and the stirrup...
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