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    I also wear makeup everywhere. I work in a...

    I also wear makeup everywhere. I work in a professional environment by day and generally my day is not just at the barn, even on show days so I just start every day the same. The best by far I've...
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    Thanks all. To be honest, I haven't wanted him to...

    Thanks all. To be honest, I haven't wanted him to 'work' on the lunge at the canter but he's pretty laid back when free in the paddock and I actually haven't seen him canter in a long while! So while...
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    3 Yr Old and Balance at Canter?

    Our just turned 3 year old has just started some lunge work a few days a week for the past month. Walk/trot is ok, no issues, just building some strength. But asked him to canter a couple times and...
  4. I love the "perfect practice makes perfect"...

    I love the "perfect practice makes perfect" saying, because it is so true, and agree that I get the best "perfect practice" in my own mind and do find it helps in the real application.

    Just did a...
  5. Tips on Position for Rider Who is Big on Visualization/Mental Practice

    So I started as a Hunter rider. Did that for many years. Then switched to dressage for a bit and while I still don't consider myself fully a "dressage rider" (i.e. not yet at the point of having that...
  6. Thanks again everyone. I think, based on the...

    Thanks again everyone. I think, based on the responses, this is very common and I may be thinking it is worse than it is because I'm accustomed to WBs with a lot of blood or TBs as well, but...
  7. Thanks, everyone. Just a few points of...

    Thanks, everyone. Just a few points of clarification. The horse is 5 years old (one poster had mentioned something about the horse not being able to do the work at 3) and while only backed for about...
  8. Exercises to Instill Enjoyment of "Forward"?

    Just as the title suggests, I'm looking for any hints and exercises to help a young horse learn the joy of 'forward.' Five year old Andalusian mare just started this year and while she's very...
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    Thanks everyone! Such inspiring stories! Mine has...

    Thanks everyone! Such inspiring stories! Mine has no mental/emotional problems. He's actually a dream to work with, better than the adults around him. It makes me sad because he seems like such an...
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    Photos of Orphan Foals at 6 mo. vs. Adults?

    Just as the title says, does anyone have pics of their orphans around 6 months old and then when they're fully grown? Mine was orphaned around two weeks old and has had the best of care but seems to...
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    Wow so many helpful suggestions! I thought it...

    Wow so many helpful suggestions! I thought it might be a long shot posting for a Canadian based stallion on this board. I'm very grateful for the advice and will definitely look into them all. Thanks!
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    Anyone have a link to Radjah Z's site? I found...

    Anyone have a link to Radjah Z's site? I found one video online, but can't find a site with his info including offspring?
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    Thanks all. I'm going through the suggestions...

    Thanks all. I'm going through the suggestions right now. Just wanted to add, I'd like to avoid frozen if possible.
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    Older Style WB Stallion...in Canada?

    Looking for a short-coupled stallion with a lot of bone for next year. Something very old fashioned wb as my mare has shown she throws a leggy, tall foal herself and I want to add the more solid bone...
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    Finally Chose BC Quantum - Any pics ..?

    After a long search for the right saddle, I took a trial on the Quantum and loved it. I'm trying to figure out what colour I want, and I'm liking this one from the photo:...
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    Haha, yes I realize this type of business is not...

    Haha, yes I realize this type of business is not set up to make huge profits but this particular one does make a profit, mostly because it runs a successful beginner lesson barn as well. I was just...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. We actually already...

    Thanks for the suggestion. We actually already have access to all the financial details. I see the current situation perfectly but just wanted to compare to other generally acknowledged 'industry...
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    Questions: Possibly Buying Into Farm

    Possibly looking into buying into an existing business and just looking at the financial info, wondering how everyone else ensures profitability in a business when costs for feed, bedding, labour,...
  19. Ironman is actually one of my favourites. Looked...

    Ironman is actually one of my favourites. Looked into him two years ago with another mare and he just wasn't her ideal cross in my opinion, but I do think he'd cross well with this mare. I think...
  20. Stallion Suggestion for next Year... I know, another one.

    I know people ask all the time but why not...

    Looking to breed my mare next year. She just had her first foal this spring, he's a leggy, correct, outgoing colt, whom she clearly improved a lot of...
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    Well, he has been vaccinated at the beginning of...

    Well, he has been vaccinated at the beginning of the spring (probably late March) and then symptoms started around the end of June. Not sure if that seems correlated.
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    Very Sudden Allergy-type Symptoms?

    Hi all. Wondering if anyone has some ideas maybe we haven't thought of yet. Six year old gelding very suddenly (as in within a matter of days) has started showing allergy-like symptoms, beginning...
  23. H/J Riders Who Have and Love the Black Country Quantum?

    Just wondering what your body type is, and what problems you had with other saddles before you found your perfect fit in the Black Country Quantum? I'm looking to get this saddle on trial after...
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    Thanks everyone. I've put in an email to the...

    Thanks everyone. I've put in an email to the Brooks people and will likely go with them as I've used their products in the past and been happy with the quality. But does anyone use Optimal by Purina?...
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    Thanks for the responses so far. Two more...

    Thanks for the responses so far. Two more complicating factors - I'm in Canada (no Progressive Nutrition up here) and baby will be moving home with me at 4.5 months and I don't have a Buckeye dealer...
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