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    BUMP

    BUMP
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    Yes, the advertising is pretty convincing. Tthe...

    Yes, the advertising is pretty convincing. Tthe automation built into the "Fodder Solutions" units is very appealing. And there appear to be people using sprouted grains to feed other types of...
  3. Feed Alternatives - Hay, Pasture, Fodder Solutions?

    We are buying approximately 10 acres in No. Cal with a small "fixer upper" on it which will be suitable for housing a caretaker. We plan to develop this property as a private dressage training...
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    Experience with Fodder Solutions

    We saw this vendor at horse expo and were intrigued by the idea. I did a search and couldn't find much on this forum about this process. Is there anyone on this forum with experience using this...
  5. I suggest an Enterprise Budget

    It really helps to start with an enterprise budget to determine what your costs/revenues might be and whether the project is economically feasible. You can find examples by googling, especially ag...
  6. What SUPER news! And CONGRATULTIONS, Edgar!!! ...

    What SUPER news! And CONGRATULTIONS, Edgar!!!

    In my experience, Edgar has always demonstrated his devotion to the breeding of quality sport horses. I remember a thread on this forum last August...
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    How many days/week to work 3 year old?

    I've just started my first 3 year old (well, a couple months ago), and I'm not sure how much work is enough versus too much. He really enjoys the attention, and seems to look forward to our sessions...
  8. Please don't give up. It would be very...

    Please don't give up. It would be very unfortunate if the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge these people, however you ultimately decide to define them, was lost. Most of the confusion (and...
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    I think it depends on what you plan to do with...

    I think it depends on what you plan to do with the horse. I chose to be a dressage rider and to breed dressage horses. During my riding career, I have ridden quarter horses, thoroughbreds,...
  10. I have another happy ending to report. We had...

    I have another happy ending to report. We had same situation as your friend. Mare aborted twins very late in pregnancy and prolapsed uterus. Vet cleaned her up in the field (2:00a.m, pitch black...
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    As a beginner breeder, I repeatedly heard...

    As a beginner breeder, I repeatedly heard experienced breeders preach the importance of mare line information. As a result, for years I tried to get information about the motherline of the mare that...
  12. I'm not sure how stolensilver feels about...

    I'm not sure how stolensilver feels about bayequest.com, but I have been helping a friend look for a horse for her daughter for the past several weeks, and we have been using bayequest almost...
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    Hopefully Fannie Mae will chime in here, but I...

    Hopefully Fannie Mae will chime in here, but I interpret her comments to mean you don't breed to a stallion with a "long" back, which is also something you don't want. Rather, you breed to a...
  14. Sabine - Congratulations. I have followed...

    Sabine -

    Congratulations. I have followed your posts on this and other bb's for a long time and have developed great respect for your knowledge and expertise. It's wonderful to see your efforts...
  15. Just to keep the record straight, abuse as...

    Just to keep the record straight, abuse as defined in the FEI General Rules includes more than just actual physical harm:



    Emphasis added.

    Is this training method "necessary" to accomplish...
  16. There are only 2 things I care about: 1) the...

    There are only 2 things I care about: 1) the stallion must compliment the mare; 2) temperament, temperament, temperament.
  17. Is something wrong at the heart of competitive dressage?

    Tune in to any forum where dressage is the subject and you find significant debate over issues as basic as: the doping standards, the judging system, rider performance standards, and whether certain...
  18. BRAVO.

    BRAVO.
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    I found these to be really different and the best...

    I found these to be really different and the best I have ever seen. The bead work is spectacular!

    They are made by Christi Wood, The Baroque Horse, Equine Leatherworks and Adornments. I deal...
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    Thanks to all those who have responded. I've...

    Thanks to all those who have responded. I've passed these comments on to my friend for her consideration. These things are never easy.
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    Yes, he did all of the above, including flexion. ...

    Yes, he did all of the above, including flexion. The mare did not fail the flexion.




    The question in my mind would be, what if the xrays come back clean. That doesn't rule out a soft tissue...
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    Simple leg yields, when done correctly, also help.

    Simple leg yields, when done correctly, also help.
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    If there had been no lameness, we would have...

    If there had been no lameness, we would have proceeded to standard(?) PPE radiographs. However, since there was lameness, the blocking was primarily a diagnostic tool to determine whether the...
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    Risks vs. Rewards when hunter shopping

    I'm posting this for a friend who has asked for my advice as she is a "horse mom", knows nothing about buying a horse, and is not sure what to do. My friend is in the market for a first horse...
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    What's wrong with our sport???? In my opinion,...

    What's wrong with our sport???? In my opinion, too much head and not enough heart (Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect and Trust) for both our horses and each other.
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