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    Richard Spooner and George Morris?

    Why is it that George Morris is not a fan of Richard Spooner and Cristallo? Does anyone know what it is G.M. is so against?
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    Perhaps my perception of "Pledges" is different...

    Perhaps my perception of "Pledges" is different from most. What I had in mind was a few dollars $3-$5 not $100!! Not sure what the OP had in mind...
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    I to think the responses on this thread are...

    I to think the responses on this thread are pretty awful... I think it's wonderful that a young rider working at a barn to pay for her own riding education is now seeking whatever means necessary to...
  4. Trottrotpumpkn For conversation's sake I would...

    Trottrotpumpkn
    For conversation's sake I would have retired after the slide at the Devil's Dike. I understand the benefit of the schooling opportunity, and if the horse had simply just "stopped" I...
  5. Does this one work for you guys? ...

    Does this one work for you guys?

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/Sports/CBC+Sports+Weekend/ID/2244315254/
  6. Was anyone else disappointed with Kyle King's ride in the Nexen Cup Derby?

    I watched the Nexen Cup Derby at Spruce Meadows on June 16th and have to say I was very disappointed with Kyle King's lack of horsemanship. After a pretty poor ride through the first half of the...
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    What are the rules of a Nations Cup?

    Hey Everyone,

    I am planning a fun event for some of my students to do at a schooling show and was wondering if some of you knowedgeable Cothers could help me out? I am hoping to organize a mock...
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    I have mixed feelins about GM's teaching. In a...

    I have mixed feelins about GM's teaching. In a lot of ways I find his teaching to be genius. I audited a clinic of his a couple of years ago where he explained that his snarky comments are delivered...
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    One exercise that I learned at a clinic, and have...

    One exercise that I learned at a clinic, and have since taught to all of my novice riders is to drop your stirrups and stretch your legs down to start your sitting trot. Then slowly pull your knees...
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    We are primarily a Hunter/Jumper barn, but we do...

    We are primarily a Hunter/Jumper barn, but we do have boarders who don't jump. 4 mornings a week I set a specific exercise that I can easily change up to accommodate my different training horses and...
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    How about Kensington (like the blankets) or...

    How about Kensington (like the blankets) or Dubarry (like the boots) :)
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    Thanks everyone!!! Keep the ideas coming!

    Thanks everyone!!! Keep the ideas coming!
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    IDEAS FOR LADIES NIGHT RIDING LESSONS

    I am organizing a bi-weekly "Ladies Night" at our barn for all of my student's mothers, the barn owner, the barn manager, and any other middle aged type lady who would enjoy some laid back lessons...
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    rodawn! Is that you Carol :) I recognize the...

    rodawn! Is that you Carol :) I recognize the mare! It's Lindsay!
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    I have a group of more advanced teens who seemed...

    I have a group of more advanced teens who seemed to be getting into a bit of a "funk" near the end of show season last fall. I came up with a plan that worked GREAT with this group!

    Firstly,...
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    Hmmm interesting post :) My husband is a...

    Hmmm interesting post :)

    My husband is a professional photographer, and he crops and colour corrects ALL his images before sending them out, however I've noticed that most show photographers...
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    I recommend using leather side reins with the...

    I recommend using leather side reins with the rubber doughnut insert. The elastic reins are to "stretchy" and encourage your horse to pull and fuss, where the leather/rubber doughnut reins have just...
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    Awesome, thank you!

    Awesome, thank you!
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    Non-Profit for kids

    Hey Everyone,

    I'm a local Hunter/Jumper trainer who truly enjoys teaching difficult kids/troubled teens, etc. and has had the opportunity to watch some magnificent transformations from kids going...
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    Thanks everyone, I'll look in to these options :)...

    Thanks everyone, I'll look in to these options :) I knew there had to be a better way :)
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    Less expensive de-worming options

    After once again spending a FORTUNE on individual tubes of de-wormer for our horses ($20 each times 23 horses) I thought "I must be missing something". I've checked with our vet, and the local tack...
  22. Honestly I think it would be nice to call ahead...

    Honestly I think it would be nice to call ahead and say that you're really looking forward to shadowing this trainer and you were wondering if there was a barn dress code, and what might be...
  23. Hey Everyone! Just an update... The horse...

    Hey Everyone!

    Just an update...

    The horse did pass a Pre-Purchase exam a year ago when his owner purchased him. We have done new xrays which have been compared to the PPE ones and show no...
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    Hey There, I think that's a FANTASTIC idea,...

    Hey There,

    I think that's a FANTASTIC idea, and I work in a similar situation myself. I am a young trainer who leases my own barn and has a nice amount of clients, but in no way am I BIG TIME...
  25. Thank you all so much! I'm going to have a second...

    Thank you all so much! I'm going to have a second look at him tomorrow :)
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