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    Zenyatta, I'm hoping your horse is still doing...

    Zenyatta,

    I'm hoping your horse is still doing well!
  2. One barn I worked at had a gelding who would poop...

    One barn I worked at had a gelding who would poop in his stall AFTER he had been turned out ALL DAY! The barn owner would try to leave him in the barn yard for a few extra minutes to try and get him...
  3. For the price of a Shire's small hole net, I...

    For the price of a Shire's small hole net, I think it's worth it for you to experiment. It may take a day or two for your horse to figure out how to extract the hay from the net, but once it's...
  4. My 30 year old pony taught my 6 year old TB that...

    My 30 year old pony taught my 6 year old TB that you should poop and pee prior to coming in to eat.

    Love that pony!!
  5. Thread: Ponying questions

    by jawa
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    Yes, they must be comfortable with the rope under...

    Yes, they must be comfortable with the rope under their tail. Even a horse that will not misbehave for the rope can make it difficult to remove the rope because they clamp their tail down.

    Your...
  6. Thread: Ponying questions

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    My advice is going to be based a bit on dog...

    My advice is going to be based a bit on dog training.... "Fido, OK." Means that only Fido is released or what ever the command is.

    I was ponying today. My 6 year old TB has been laid up in the...
  7. WOW! She put you in a VERY dangerous position. ...

    WOW! She put you in a VERY dangerous position. What if the other boarder's horse had gotten hurt? And then they (the other boarders) start remembering all the little ways you let your "friend"...
  8. A barn I was in for years was a cinder block...

    A barn I was in for years was a cinder block barn, with dirt floors. Hay stacked on pallets with some plywood behind to keep it off the walls was the best way to stack and not have any spoilage. A...
  9. Thread: Batter Up!

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    That's something my cousin and I would have done!...

    That's something my cousin and I would have done! Great horse.
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    Well, if we are going to tempt you with VA, Sarah...

    Well, if we are going to tempt you with VA, Sarah Greenway with Levermont Farm would do nicely. http://www.levremont.com/_/Home.html
  11. Thread: New Hunt Horse!

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    Congrats. He's a lovely boy! Hopefully he will...

    Congrats. He's a lovely boy! Hopefully he will be one who likes to stay clean, cause that's a lotta horse!!

    On a side note, I had a 14'1 pony that stayed sparkling clean until hunt season and...
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    I've been thinking about this a bit, and if her...

    I've been thinking about this a bit, and if her pathways for feeling pain are normal, maybe it truly is more being afraid and embarrassed. Give her a way to be empowered to fix the pain herself. ...
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    My son is 13. We nicknamed him "Bumpy". From the...

    My son is 13. We nicknamed him "Bumpy". From the time he was a toddler to about 10 or 11 years old he was constantly falling or knocking into things. At first I would try to catch him before the...
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    The trick I used for hunting a crazy maned pony...

    The trick I used for hunting a crazy maned pony was to spray with quick braid, then lay a heavy towel on his neck for 15-20 minutes while he's eating his breakfast and I'm tacking up. This would keep...
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    If he has never met the end of a standing...

    If he has never met the end of a standing martingale, it may be a disaster. A running will provide some correction and containment, but I find horses don't feel as reactive about them.

    If you...
  16. Wateryglen and Huntin' Pony, That's part of...

    Wateryglen and Huntin' Pony,

    That's part of the "Great brain"!! No alcohol abuse allowed!!

    That's why they invented a side pass right?!!
  17. Thread: Poor saddle fit

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    I'm guessing, but this may be better directed to...

    I'm guessing, but this may be better directed to the western forum.
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    Would he be distracted by a likits, or some such?

    Would he be distracted by a likits, or some such?
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    I have 2, but usually ride alone, so 1 is left...

    I have 2, but usually ride alone, so 1 is left behind. I have a 30 ish year old lg pony that I take out for short slow rides first, leaving the 6 yr old TB alone.

    I leave him in the stall with...
  20. 1. A horse that has been in work--So you know...

    1. A horse that has been in work--So you know they will be more likely to hold up to the job.

    2. A GREAT BRAIN--Hunting is exciting, with tricky footing and unrelated distances to jumps.

    3. ...
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    Not sure of your barn set up, but just changing...

    Not sure of your barn set up, but just changing stalls has done wonders for some horses. Whether it be to a quieter end of the barn, a more active one, or not having a horse on one side or the...
  22. Once you get involved, you may find that there...

    Once you get involved, you may find that there are some unrecognized packs near you. The only way to find out is word of mouth and to be invited. Best of luck.
  23. I know of a lady who has 2 horses, one of which...

    I know of a lady who has 2 horses, one of which has a roached mane. That's her formal/high holy day horse. Only braids his forelock! His tail has been thinned/clipped for eventing so not able to...
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    If you came in 10 minutes UNDER the optimum time,...

    If you came in 10 minutes UNDER the optimum time, you were not on the slow side.

    A hunter pace is supposed to replicate a fox hunt. When out hunting you spend lots of time walking, trotting,...
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    One other recommendation, try in an enclosed...

    One other recommendation, try in an enclosed field first. That way if it's a disaster, it's not a total disaster.
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