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    I'm sorry but 2 bags of shavings per week isn't...

    I'm sorry but 2 bags of shavings per week isn't enough, even if the stall was cleaned twice a day... My mare gets at least half a bag a day and my old gelding who pees more gets at least one if not...
  2. Rehome him. Find a safe place for him to land as...

    Rehome him. Find a safe place for him to land as a pleasure/trail horse and stop feeling guilty about it.
  3. This was your first mistake. Clearly, you're not...

    This was your first mistake. Clearly, you're not knowledgeable enough to train horses for your daughter. You are not a trainer. You've bought a horse sight unseen and loaded it onto your trailer...
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    Horses are mine, MINE!...

    Horses are mine, MINE!
  5. I just played with the Samshield helmet...

    I just played with the Samshield helmet configurator and ended up with a 2260$ bill... :D Lovely helmet...
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    You could contact ''Fine-Used-Saddles'' and let...

    You could contact ''Fine-Used-Saddles'' and let them know exactly what you are looking for. They have 4 for sale right now.
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    You are wrong. The OP is not a ''just'' a...

    You are wrong.

    The OP is not a ''just'' a friend. She's the trainer and she is a vital part of the business that goes on between her and the HO.

    The HO puts $$ while the OP puts her time and...
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    Respect is due to everyone. Half-boarders are not...

    Respect is due to everyone. Half-boarders are not second or third class citizens!!!

    The OP is not what I would consider a half-boarder anyway, more like a Co-owner. The OP is obviously in charge...
  9. Remove all shoes and send him to your friend's...

    Remove all shoes and send him to your friend's retirement farm.

    If you cannot ride him, why does he have front shoes anyway?
  10. He certainly didn't gain value. You've bought for...

    He certainly didn't gain value. You've bought for X$ what you thought was a sound horse and ended up with one having a permanent problem. Things won't certainly go better with time since the horse...
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    Does Santa have a budget? Are we talking custom...

    Does Santa have a budget? Are we talking custom or off the shelf?



    Just an idea but if you don't want to invest that much and only plan to show local, perhaps a good pair of half...
  12. Say something. By asking you to ride her horse,...

    Say something. By asking you to ride her horse, it means she values your skills and she's open to hear your opinion. If she doesn't listen then...too bad for her but at least, she'll know whatyou...
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    The horse was shown 2 months later at 3980 2013...

    The horse was shown 2 months later at 3980 2013 National Preview 3'3 Hunter classes with 2 other riders and the owner on the show ground. The horse seems to have placed ok overall that day.

    The...
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    So Mike, would you say this guy...

    So Mike, would you say this guy can't sit?
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    No you wouldn't get any funny looks. Most people...

    No you wouldn't get any funny looks. Most people at shows don't care or comment on such futile stuff. They don't have much time to blabber because they're too busy riding.

    My dressage saddle is...
  16. Thread: WWYD??

    by alibi_18
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    6Yrs old Young horses classes are demanding...

    6Yrs old Young horses classes are demanding physically.

    If the OP's son is riding a few times a week and her daughter as well: they are surely not good enough to train the horse like it should be...
  17. Counted walk is an exercise of balance and...

    Counted walk is an exercise of balance and collection without much contact on the rein.

    You should read Racinet; using your core muscles to control each foot.

    Good night!
  18. Half halts are done with the seat/core muscles....

    Half halts are done with the seat/core muscles. There is no other half halt. Pulling on the rein is no half halt and only shows the lack of core strength from the rider. The reins only play a small...
  19. Well then, you've never done a proper half halt. ...

    Well then, you've never done a proper half halt.



    Your horse isn't ''on'' your seat. Your horse meet your seat from under by arching its back muscles (and that power feel comes from the...
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    WTF again!!! Next what? They're going to attach...

    WTF again!!! Next what? They're going to attach your horse to a tree at the front of their property waiting for you to leave?!?

    If I was you.... but really, it is safer to just play it cool until...
  21. The core muscles are there to provide a maximum...

    The core muscles are there to provide a maximum stability by controlling the rider's posture and motion. It's the ability of the rider to use his core to activate and control the power during...
  22. Thread: WWYD??

    by alibi_18
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    I'm going to be the dissenting voice. If you...

    I'm going to be the dissenting voice.

    If you want your mare to be competitive in the 6yrs old young horse test, you'll need her to be fit and ready for that. We're not talking 1st level...
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    Really? If you look at saddles in history,...

    Really?

    If you look at saddles in history, they became flat and without block at the end of the 18th century because people in England were fox hunting and wanted to jump. Then in the early 20th...
  24. Me too. My mare has a full body clip with no...

    Me too. My mare has a full body clip with no saddle trace and never had an issue with riding right after being clipped.

    She actually feels better when fully clipped, she doesn't like to overheat....
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    My mare had a colic apparently because of a...

    My mare had a colic apparently because of a 'persistent follicle'.

    What I usually do (as per my vets) when a horse colics is I remove all food, hay included, until the horse is ''empty'' and...
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