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  1. I have a horse like that. I've since learned...

    I have a horse like that. I've since learned that it's due to massive insecurity and his inability to look to me to determine if something should be scary or not, and I think your horse might be...
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    I would be highly tempted but I don't think I...

    I would be highly tempted but I don't think I could do it. I believe that 90% of the sellers on ebay are honest and likely, the helmet was worn only twice (as a teen, I purchased a massively...
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    I've been there. It can be a very rosey...

    I've been there. It can be a very rosey situation...until it's not. I suggest considering your yearly and long-term goals. How long do you expect the teen to have your horse? Your daughter, the...
  4. Thread: Dance Moms - WTH!

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    Me too! I used to enjoy the show a bit but I...

    Me too! I used to enjoy the show a bit but I can't stand it these days. I feel so sorry for the kids. Also, despite Abby's favoritism of Maddie, Maddie didn't do so well in the Joffrey Ballet...
  5. Thread: When Do You Eat?

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    I'm a big lunch person. I eat an apple for...

    I'm a big lunch person. I eat an apple for breakfast and drink coffee. My biggest meal is lunch (I cook in batches, bring it to work and eat at my desk). I snack and pick for dinner (often raw...
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    Oh this thread makes me depressed! When I was...

    Oh this thread makes me depressed! When I was growing up, I pooled legos with my next door neighbor Ricky S. We had a big box filled with loose legos and we would spend days constructing...then...
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    Actually, I wanted to watch Gravity at IMAX, but...

    Actually, I wanted to watch Gravity at IMAX, but I missed it. I ended up watching it for the first time on the back of the seat of a Delta overseas flight. I loved it. I watched it on a proper TV...
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    I understand this is an old thread but... People...

    I understand this is an old thread but... People ride with fear sometimes because they really love to ride horses but something happened to them that caused the fear. Getting thrown, falling off,...
  9. The calories burned are entirely dependent on the...

    The calories burned are entirely dependent on the type of riding. Trail riding on leisurely terrain? Cross country schooling? More upper level dressage (sitting trot including figures and...
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    How does this relate to land use? Personal...

    How does this relate to land use? Personal freedom (i.e. smoking a joint) isn't the same as exploitation of public resources (i.e. grazing cattle on public land). Aren't you supportive of states...
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    Similar to water rights, grazing rights have been...

    Similar to water rights, grazing rights have been one of the most contentious issues in American history. The law is the law, even though it is highly exploited by business people, their lobbyists...
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    Thanks everyone. Luckily, my guy is a very good...

    Thanks everyone. Luckily, my guy is a very good eater and just needs calories (preferable "cool" calories). I purchased a bag ($32 in my neck of the woods) and I'll give it a whirl. He's such a...
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    As you know, my guy's a hot-head and this...

    As you know, my guy's a hot-head and this approach has really helped him develop focus and confidence. He's also extremely smart - he needs to understand that he "can" figure something out rather...
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    It's easy! For example, I put cones out. We...

    It's easy! For example, I put cones out. We work on direct rein around the cone (moving the forehand around the cone) and indirect rein (moving the hind end around the cone). This will eventually...
  15. This. For example, you can get your tempis most...

    This. For example, you can get your tempis most of the time, but not all of the time because sometimes your horse is too tense. Or you can get your flying change when your horse is well-prepared,...
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    Scribing is very fun. All you need to do is...

    Scribing is very fun. All you need to do is listen and write legibly and NOT focus on watching the ride unless it's a training level or maybe first level test! Just tell the judge that you're new...
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    Nutrena Empower Boost Supplement?

    Anyone use this on a hard keeper in work? Were you happy with the results? My horse has a hummingbird metabolism and I need a good caloric supplement *for a hot horse*. Any advice is appreciated.
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    I'm happy to say (knock on wood) that my...

    I'm happy to say (knock on wood) that my Greenbean is finally starting to make better decisions and look to the rider to make decisions about whether or not he should freak out about things in his...
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    I am currently boarding at a western barn and I...

    I am currently boarding at a western barn and I have to say that my dressage horse enjoys the obstacles - the see-saw in the arena, the "car wash" (cords hanging from a frame that he can travel...
  20. [QUOTE=BlueSunMare;7477967] A few questions: ...

    [QUOTE=BlueSunMare;7477967] A few questions:

    1. At training level, what is the proper response when a horse begins to lower/stretch their head into the bit...esp at the trot? Do you allow the...
  21. OP, thanks for your explanation. I suggest a...

    OP, thanks for your explanation. I suggest a broken (3-part) snaffle with perhaps bit guards or a curb strap on the snaffle so it doesn't go through the mouth if he misbehaves. I also think that if...
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    Guaguin, Garamond, Guava, Gondola, Geneva,...

    Guaguin, Garamond, Guava, Gondola, Geneva, Genever (mmmmm), Groupon, Granada, Ghost, Go Daddy, Gin & Tonic, Gypsy, Google, Gazpacho, Granite, Graphite, Gale Force, Gabriel, Guardian, Godspell,...
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    Thanks everyone. I had never heard of Vit E...

    Thanks everyone. I had never heard of Vit E being a calming agent, either. I went away for a couple of weeks last month and put my horse on 2000 I.U./day as sort of a joke with my trainer (he...
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    I have a ridiculously hard keeper and I've had...

    I have a ridiculously hard keeper and I've had him on Coolstance since December. I mix it with grain (currently Nutrena Proforce Fiber - very high fat). It seemed to help keep weight on and it does...
  25. What is "not been in consistent work in the last...

    What is "not been in consistent work in the last couple of years"? The answer might be key information regarding future pricing and use of this horse.
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