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    Very small! I haven't seen any Mal Byrne...

    Very small!

    I haven't seen any Mal Byrne bridles, though people always rave about them. They do look nice, though!
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    Are you in Australia too? I bought mine online...

    Are you in Australia too?

    I bought mine online and had it shipped over... couldn't find it in any of the saddleries here!
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    My first step would be to seriously check it out...

    My first step would be to seriously check it out for pain.

    A friend of mine was in a similar situation recently... fairly green rider with experienced horse, though horse lacking work ethic. He'd...
  4. I remember being shocked when my old hot-head won...

    I remember being shocked when my old hot-head won an equitation round at our young rider state champs many years ago. This horse was NOT an equitation horse at all, jumper through and through (and...
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    I've recently bought a Schockemohle Ashford for...

    I've recently bought a Schockemohle Ashford for my mare - same colour as your gelding, similar head.

    I love it. It looks lovely, and is attracting quite a few comments from people who see it...
  6. Totally depends on the horse... I tried a saddle...

    Totally depends on the horse... I tried a saddle custom made XXW for an 18hh WB, built like a house on my just-scraping-16hh WB mare... Totally different builds - she's pretty solid, but looks like a...
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    My coach is always saying how when you're riding,...

    My coach is always saying how when you're riding, the body is basically divided into three parts - the upper body, the seat, and the legs. Your hands are in the "seat" category. A good hand does not...
  8. Because more often than not, draw reins are used...

    Because more often than not, draw reins are used to get the horse into a pretty 'frame' with the nose tucked in, without the rest of the body being considered. They're great if you want the leverage...
  9. Perhaps I did misunderstand, though I still fail...

    Perhaps I did misunderstand, though I still fail to see how a dropping of the neck is conducive to roundness... I would say that when there's a 'kink', you have a dropped neck - dropped at the base,...
  10. True roundness won't be achieved with draw reins....

    True roundness won't be achieved with draw reins. I see what your trainer was getting at by having you have them on - removing one path of resistance so you can get the feeling of an unlocked neck,...
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    I don't know if you can get them in the States,...

    I don't know if you can get them in the States, but I have a Spooks jacket which I think is just beautiful, and it's definitely great in the heat. I've ridden in it in competitions in the middle of...
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    This is something that really irks me. The amount...

    This is something that really irks me. The amount of friends that I have that ask "so when can I come and ride your horses" astounds me... Or guys deciding that a great first date would be to go...
  13. Thread: splints

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    My mare popped a couple when she was 5 - initial...

    My mare popped a couple when she was 5 - initial treatment was 3 weeks rest, apply DMSO, and see how things go. When there was no improvement after those 3 weeks (very very mild soreness present), we...
  14. It's a tricky one, I suppose! I for one...

    It's a tricky one, I suppose!

    I for one wouldn't pay to ride somebody's greenie - they would have to pay me to do that for them. By the same token, I'd be reluctant to lease out a horse that I...
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    I was just in the position where I had to decide...

    I was just in the position where I had to decide whether or not to take a break... The financial strain, the lack of time (and lack of social life), the work commitments and a lack of facilities were...
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    If the horse is getting so distracted, you're not...

    If the horse is getting so distracted, you're not asking her to do enough to keep her focused. When you're warming up, try to keep her focused on you - don't give her time to get stressed out and...
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    Jerking on the reins should never happen, but...

    Jerking on the reins should never happen, but sometimes a horse might need a good kick to get it listening. If you sit there and gently niggle away with your legs trying to get the horse going, it's...
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