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  1. Generally, if you are asking yourself, then a...

    Generally, if you are asking yourself, then a forum group, if leaving is the best plan, then leaving is the best plan.
    After 20 years I am sure it will be like leaving home...but it sounds as if...
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    When I first brought everyone home, I thought the...

    When I first brought everyone home, I thought the trailering around to lessons and for trails and clinics was going to be more of a pain than it might be worth.
    Wrong.
    My horse(es) are so used...
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    Thanks... I'll shoot her a note and see what...

    Thanks... I'll shoot her a note and see what comes of that.

    Someone PM'd me Ten Broeck Farm...not sure a pony would be anything they'd be interested in working with, but certainly the site looks...
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    Thanks...will look into that. I wish this guy...

    Thanks...will look into that.

    I wish this guy were 14 hands; I would never need another horse! Figures I find such a speacial little creature and he's so small.

    If nothing else, I'm...
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    Higher level longeing-long lining/pony

    I have a beautiful small pony who looks like a mini Lippizanner, complete with the ability to perform caprioles, courbette, ballotade and levade on a whim, only at liberty, and generally when he is...
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    Thank you all! I have access to miles of...

    Thank you all!

    I have access to miles of cranberry bogs, so footing is great ...have to cross roads and pass thru gates and a few woodsy areas, so it's nice riding. He's a pretty brazen little...
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    This was in line with what I was thinking, but...

    This was in line with what I was thinking, but didn't know if my thinking made any sense...lol

    Since I trailer off farm a few times a week for my other horse, for lessons and trails, I can pack...
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    3 y/o...going nicely, but now what?

    My young gelding has turned 3, and is going nicely u/s, w/t/c.

    I do NOT want to burn him out or stress his body by too much work, so my question is, at this point, what exactly should I be doing....
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    Ok gotcha. I was taking it literally. Once I...

    Ok gotcha. I was taking it literally.

    Once I reread everyone's earlier posts, I figured that was the case.

    Thanks for the clarifications. =)
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    When I go back and reread part 1, #4 I still get...

    When I go back and reread part 1, #4 I still get boggled as to exactly who can ride a pony at what level and at what level the pony is capped off at, (excuse the poor grammar) if there is indeed a...
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    Not that I am FEI bound, but ya never know.:D ...

    Not that I am FEI bound, but ya never know.:D

    I'm so confused with what is being said. I was having a conversation with my trainer regarding pony tests and the fact that kids have to ride the...
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    Where were you when I was looking for a brown...

    Where were you when I was looking for a brown dressage saddle??!!! :sadsmile:

    I tried the consignment route but found Ebay reached a far larger audience.

    I sold three saddles last year within...
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    I'm just emerging from the throes of pony war...

    I'm just emerging from the throes of pony war myself. =)

    One is a sec A that came to me in rough shape. Rude, abrasive, studdy, trampley-run-you-over sort. But absolutely flipping adorable, and...
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    If you flat iron the mane, do not use hairspray...

    If you flat iron the mane, do not use hairspray or gel in it first! The heat will make the iron stick to the gel or spray in the hair.

    Best to use a smoothing cream, comb thru well, and take...
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    Nice Exvet. =) Even nicer to have such a great...

    Nice Exvet. =)
    Even nicer to have such a great mind!!
    as much as I do enjoy the training and work in the arena, it is wonderful to have those nice trail rides and the brain to do well out there....
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    Really nice youngsters. Pretty grey up there. =)...

    Really nice youngsters. Pretty grey up there. =)

    Exvet is yours a Welsh?

    My coming 3 youngster is now w/t u/s in the arena and out in the field, starting some canter strides at the corners...
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    I thought you were kidding when I saw the post....

    I thought you were kidding when I saw the post. :)

    I just ordered mine too!!!
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    Thanks for the welcome! He's a Sec D Welsh...

    Thanks for the welcome!

    He's a Sec D Welsh Cob. I'm on the small side, so his size will suit me quite well.

    He's just hitting 14h (just a hair under currently) but is beefy, so takes up...
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    So many lovely youngsters out and about already!...

    So many lovely youngsters out and about already!

    My "baby" is coming 3 in May, and we are just now getting started. He was just gelded in November so needed a little time to get rid of that...
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    Hahah...my paddock looks as if a sort of Shetland...

    Hahah...my paddock looks as if a sort of Shetland Rapture has happened...looks like piles of fuzz with no body present. =)
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    What Simkie says...and a bit more. Trim the...

    What Simkie says...and a bit more.

    Trim the mane to about where you want it. Hold the mane up, as one would, cutting layers into human hair. If you notch cut down into the mane, and then also...
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    If you thin closer to the bottom and don't go...

    If you thin closer to the bottom and don't go crazy, You shouldn't have a problem.

    Do NOT thin from about the halfway point up to anywhere near the neck.

    I have a couple that hate being pulled...
  23. The last abscess my mare had, blew out thru the...

    The last abscess my mare had, blew out thru the coronary band. YIKES was she in hobbling pain.
    Vet had me soaking three times a day in warm water with Epsom salts, and slathering her sole and...
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    The old laundry bottles with treats in them seem...

    The old laundry bottles with treats in them seem to work well. I also bought a yoga ball that is my next thing to toss in with my coming three yr old.

    The good thing about the laudry bottles is...
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    Smeone up there mentioned the tug... I loved the...

    Smeone up there mentioned the tug... I loved the jutes for a goog tug, and I used a good hard tug session as reward/release from an exercise, so drive would pump back up again. From babyhood they...
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