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  1. I expect this is an incorrect impression, but...

    I expect this is an incorrect impression, but from your post it appears that you have your own agenda and goals for this client's horse, and you are asking how to get the owner out of the way of...
  2. My first horse's bridle is in a shadow box with a...

    My first horse's bridle is in a shadow box with a laminated photo, shoe, lock of mane hair, an owl feather we found on a hack one day, and two engraved plates (one has name and dates, the other the...
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    My first horse was like that. Once we started...

    My first horse was like that. Once we started home, we were going home and trying to change direction was... well, let's just call it a risky proposition (he would rear).

    I fixed it by going...
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    You could jump in and support the person being...

    You could jump in and support the person being bullied who is trying to say no to the bully. Along the lines of "I have to admire you Jane for standing up for your horse's best interests and saying...
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    My chestnut plaid Rhinos did that disinterating...

    My chestnut plaid Rhinos did that disinterating trick too, BUT it took four years for the rainsheet and six for the midweight winter blanket. I figured it was the UV, mud, and wear taking it's toll....
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    My vet called it "poop juice" when my boy had it....

    My vet called it "poop juice" when my boy had it. :lol: She said it was an indication of an irritated hindgut. I talked to quite a few people and tried a number of different things before finally...
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    Don't discount the "still getting used to the new...

    Don't discount the "still getting used to the new saddle" idea too quickly. If the old saddle was keeping your leg too far in front of you then your muscle memory has you compensating for that...
  8. This!! Yes, jointed irons absolutely can cause...

    This!!

    Yes, jointed irons absolutely can cause more pain for some people. They erased my knee and ankle pain (over time) completely, but I have talked to people who had their pain increase. ...
  9. People can only walk all over you if you lie down...

    People can only walk all over you if you lie down and allow it. Get up and move barns! I totally agree with those who've said you'll feel like a weight has lifted from your shoulders.

    Go barn...
  10. What you need to do is block the excess moisture...

    What you need to do is block the excess moisture and poop tea from your horse's feet. I used to use Fiebing's Hoof Lotion (the lotion has a cantering horse on a yellow can - NOT the "Hoof Dressing"...
  11. I wore a shed flower out in one grooming session...

    I wore a shed flower out in one grooming session last spring! I didn't feel it got as much hair off as my Unigroom rubber curry.

    I have a Furminator now, but I still feel the curry gets more hair...
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    This might help ...

    This might help

    http://endgame-journeys-end.blogspot.ca/2009/09/and-so-it-begins.html

    I'm so sorry for your impending loss. Spoil him rotten this week. Take pictures. Love him. (((hugs)))
  13. I rode a horse like this for someone for a while....

    I rode a horse like this for someone for a while. Older than yours, and further along in training, but was retraining to a more laid back discipline. The mare just lost her brain after the first...
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    I so want to do that for my young guy's summer...

    I so want to do that for my young guy's summer clip!! If he needs it again this year.
  15. Apparently you needed to put wings at each side...

    Apparently you needed to put wings at each side and a rail over those folding chairs! :lol:
  16. Mine is very sensible (okay, apart from the first...

    Mine is very sensible (okay, apart from the first day tearing around in the somewhat larger paddock that was then pulled in to make it the 5x stall sized one) but I still make sure he is working...
  17. When my boy injured his hind suspensory he also...

    When my boy injured his hind suspensory he also paritially tore the outside branch off the sesamoid bone. It's been five years and I don't even think about the injury any more. He does everything...
  18. You know how when you're out somewhere and come...

    You know how when you're out somewhere and come off your horse they tend to either bolt at high speed or stand and look at you like you're an idiot? I came off my boy, scraping his bridle off with...
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    In the canter try hugging the horse with your...

    In the canter try hugging the horse with your legs on the up - the moment the horse's shoulders come up (he is in suspension and reaching forward with his hind legs at this point). Then allow the...
  20. Good story, and well told. :) The...

    Good story, and well told. :)

    The Carnivorous Mouse Incident is the first one that comes to mind for me. Please forgive me for putting a link to my blog instead of copying it here.
    ...
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    Well clearly your friend (having gotten you into...

    Well clearly your friend (having gotten you into this situation) MUST go with you and video/take pictures of the event. :)

    Have fun with it!
  22. Mine injured both hind extensor tendons in the...

    Mine injured both hind extensor tendons in the same summer about 7-8 years ago. He had a couple of weeks of stall rest with hand walking on firm to hard ground (nothing soft). I cold hosed and...
  23. For riding the canter forward from back to front,...

    For riding the canter forward from back to front, and maintaining the rhythm of the canter I like this deceptively simple exercise:

    Set up a cavaletti or tiny jump at X (to be jumped B-E...
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    Essentially yes, except I was skipping the...

    Essentially yes, except I was skipping the cutting off excess bit, and the sewing it back on bit.

    I was offering a picture, TBFAN, not asking for one. ;)

    Here:...
  25. I have an International Air Lite with the dial. ...

    I have an International Air Lite with the dial. I've crunched two of the same helmets in the last three years and the dials never shifted. In the winter I tighten and loosen the dial near daily,...
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