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  1. Long ago I ran into the technique of the rider...

    Long ago I ran into the technique of the rider IMAGINING that his/her reins were wooden poles instead of leather, of the rider moving his/her hands AS IF the reins were wooden poles whenever the...
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    The big round ring replaces the curb strap/chain....

    The big round ring replaces the curb strap/chain. It is an old type bit, very severe, the horse tends not to argue with it because it can be very, very painful for the horse.
    I saw this type of bit...
  3. Thread: cuba

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    It is about time. Here you have an example of a...

    It is about time. Here you have an example of a poor-to modestly well off country thumbing its nose at the most powerful country in the history of the world successfully for fifty years, even after...
  4. The Arabs I ride tend to prefer the thinner bits,...

    The Arabs I ride tend to prefer the thinner bits, so long they are not thinner than 11mm. They seem to prefer the JP Korsteel bits with the curved mouthpieces that give their tongues plenty of room...
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    I am sort of old fashioned. Does your feed...

    I am sort of old fashioned.

    Does your feed have corn in it? Lots of old time regular horse owners way back before cars took over believed that corn made their horses "hot". If they wanted a...
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    The only thing I've used that works in this case...

    The only thing I've used that works in this case is the Corrector saddle pad system http://thecorrector.net. I have been riding my riding teacher's Arabians with the Corrector for years now with a...
  7. When I first saw that they were cutting sports...

    When I first saw that they were cutting sports the first equestrian event considered in the article for cutting out was 3-Day eventing, because of the cost of the cross-country courses.

    My first...
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    I have two. I used them for a while before I got...

    I have two. I used them for a while before I got enough money to get many synthetic girths. I HAD TO put them in fleece sleeves because on some horses they pulled hair out on the front. The horses...
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    I have two. I used them for a while before I got...

    I have two. I used them for a while before I got enough money to get many synthetic girths. I HAD TO put them in fleece sleeves because on some horses they pulled hair out on the front. The horses...
  10. Oh, they had a number of policies on me. NONE...

    Oh, they had a number of policies on me. NONE had my consent (I did not give my consent to the conditions of the trust fund either), I had no idea most of them existed, none of them paid out to my...
  11. My mother probably was. It was pure hell, living...

    My mother probably was. It was pure hell, living with her, talking with her, and doing anything when she was around, I was her favorite target though every one got it.

    One of the worst aspects...
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    I think that English show saddles were made to...

    I think that English show saddles were made to show off the horse's shoulder to make the horse look more impressive in the ring. This is not the saddle seat saddle, or (so far) decorated, it is a...
  13. I once talked to a large breeder of Arabians, and...

    I once talked to a large breeder of Arabians, and he said that his colts often had low sperm counts in the two year old range. He said that they often started producing more sperm in later years,...
  14. Thanks Merrygoround! I don't remember anything...

    Thanks Merrygoround! I don't remember anything about it in the stuff of hers I've read, but even if she has not researched it I am sure that she could think up of probably five different ways to...
  15. Motion of the Horse's Tongue During Movement

    I have been wondering if anyone has done any studies about what the horse's tongue does when the horse is moving his legs. Are there any studies?

    I have lots of dressage books but I do not...
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    Well, about a year ago I got a BOT saddle pad. I...

    Well, about a year ago I got a BOT saddle pad. I did not notice much difference with the horse (I ride each horse only 30 minutes a week), but one day I wrenched my back some at the stable, looked...
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    I came back to the USA in 1963. My parents had...

    I came back to the USA in 1963. My parents had been telling me all through my childhood that in the USA there were no class structures and everyone was equal.

    They neglected to say that Blacks,...
  18. I was having problems with my feet hurting/going...

    I was having problems with my feet hurting/going numb in the stirrups. The pain would last for days.

    My pain/numbness went away when I switched from the Fillis stirrups to the old fashioned...
  19. I have Lettia click buckle girths with the Coo...

    I have Lettia click buckle girths with the Coo lmax lining. If I was into tightening the girth from the saddle all the time I would adore them.
    As it is I sometimes have trouble getting the girth...
  20. If you can find a singing teacher that teaches...

    If you can find a singing teacher that teaches opera. Back when I did (late 1960's) there were no portable small microphones and everyone had to learn to project, manage their breath, and properly...
  21. For me it is not so much that riding per se is...

    For me it is not so much that riding per se is bad for horses. However BAD RIDING and poor horsemanship is bad for the horse. Good riding, with properly fitting tack and proper training and...
  22. I blog on Barnmice. That way if I get writer's...

    I blog on Barnmice. That way if I get writer's block for months (like this year) people can see other stuff at the site, all about horses!
  23. I had an emergency appendectomy too this year. ...

    I had an emergency appendectomy too this year.

    It took me about 3 months to start getting my riding abilities(and muscles) back and I am still working on my coordination. I think the anesthesia...
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    I am quite close to your size. I will get up...

    I am quite close to your size.

    I will get up on a big horse (18.2 the biggest) but I do NOT like it, I have to do a lot that really is not effective because my legs are 12" to 18" too short. ...
  25. I used to feed hemp seed powder (HEMP, not the...

    I used to feed hemp seed powder (HEMP, not the stuff for getting high, it is the stuff they make rope out of, I got it in a health food store) to an ancient arthritic mare for a few months. It...
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