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  1. The day at a show, that the owner of the next...

    The day at a show, that the owner of the next trailer strolled off to do things, and there was a commotion in the trailer. We rounded the corner to see this 1200# beast astride the center board.
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  2. tinah's answer is absolutely correct. In order...

    tinah's answer is absolutely correct. In order to get her head down, she must relax and start using her abdominal ,muscles and relaxing her back. This cannot be done by holding onto the head,
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    The stretchy trot circle requires the rider to...

    The stretchy trot circle requires the rider to send the horse forward from the leg, into a hand that maintains the same feel as up, but on a longer rein. The rider must be able while sending...
  4. I would star making a search for a suitable...

    I would star making a search for a suitable trainer with the amenities and abilities to handle and train your colt on case the "children" can't learn to share the sandbox. It will be necessary to...
  5. Ultimately, you are the owner. He is your horse....

    Ultimately, you are the owner. He is your horse. If you wish to move him to the trainer's barn, that is your decision. Now if the trainer will not take him, as he is boarded at your friend's barn,...
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    There are key parts to the collection that you...

    There are key parts to the collection that you have missed in the lesson. Under the direct supervision of your instructor they can monitor you and make quick simple corrections. So wait.!!!
  7. Think of yourself as a cadet on parade. Stand...

    Think of yourself as a cadet on parade. Stand tall.
  8. I use it for young horses as a preliminary to...

    I use it for young horses as a preliminary to S/I, the key being to maintain the bend of the 10m circle and push out sideways almost in a LY.

    I use it the same way for riders, to help them...
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    Good idea!!!

    Good idea!!!
  10. One of the boarders at this farm took her mare...

    One of the boarders at this farm took her mare here 6-7 years ago. She sent pictures recently and the mare looked wonderful. She treks there regularly to check in her.
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  11. Vast doses of Tincture of Time. Relive, relive...

    Vast doses of Tincture of Time. Relive, relive it, and relive it again and know that you made the right decision at the right time. This, too, shall pass!
  12. Start treating her like a horse in a new barn...

    Start treating her like a horse in a new barn with a new trainer. she is a horse, not a machine to be parked in a stall until someone is ready to rev it up and run it around an arena.
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    You are assuming her expansion is dietary. Any...

    You are assuming her expansion is dietary. Any other possibilities? Last trimester?

    If it is a haybelly, the remedy is easily supplied. More active and longer work periods. In your case cutting...
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    Merrygoround, I know TBs aren't immune, although...

    Merrygoround, I know TBs aren't immune, although they are generally a thousand times better than other breeds .

    Agreed;)
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    Odds are that he will test positive for Cushings....

    Odds are that he will test positive for Cushings. Even TB's are not immune.
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    I think that, most likely, your farrier has...

    I think that, most likely, your farrier has changed.
  17. What you are seeing is the blood supply to the...

    What you are seeing is the blood supply to the laminae. A view of a foot perfused with a radiopaque material. And that blood supply is very important! When that supply occludes, you have a foundered...
  18. As with most abscesses, of they are not easily...

    As with most abscesses, of they are not easily located and drained, you wait it out for what can seem and endlessly long tome. And it is!! Even if you can open and drain, then you end up waiting...
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    As he does this only on one rein, at the canter,...

    As he does this only on one rein, at the canter, I would suspect a stiff on one side problem, making it difficult to canter in that direction. If your vet finds nothing abnormal, I would continue on...
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    She's acting quite normally. In fact you are...

    She's acting quite normally. In fact you are lucky she was as good as she was. Many horses would have you extricating your self from the blackberry bushes.

    In time, she will get over it.
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    If you have a saddle shop in your area, take the...

    If you have a saddle shop in your area, take the time to sit in various saddles. There is a big difference in size and placing of blocks.

    Unfortunately though, dressage saddle weight increases...
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    Like reins they vary. Measure the length of your...

    Like reins they vary. Measure the length of your present pair, and if they are suitable , get that length. Be aware that quality usually counts re stretchiness. Some like the layered stitched...
  23. Since it is not the protein level you look at...

    Since it is not the protein level you look at when going for weight gain but the fat, why not consider something like Ultium with a 12.4% fat content.
  24. If it happened once and has since settled, then...

    If it happened once and has since settled, then perhaps they have established pecking order, and peace will reign. I have seen this, even when they have had several weeks to acclimate. And I have...
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    When my youngster occasionally decides to be...

    When my youngster occasionally decides to be obnoxious about handing over his feet, He gets a swat with the flat of my hand.

    One of the mares was fond of waving a front foot when I was removing...
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