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    Your half right. I see flexi leads as enablers...

    Your half right. I see flexi leads as enablers of people who don't want to train their dog and delude themselves that they have them under control. So to me Flexi lead is approximately equal to bad...
  2. Honestly it really depends on the vet. I had one...

    Honestly it really depends on the vet. I had one trainer want me to have my vet do the vetting. Strange but okay. My vet is very honest and very thorough. They not only got the horse's current...
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    Oh heck no that would require people to actually...

    Oh heck no that would require people to actually take responsibility for their dog's behavior and do some work with the dog. No way even the majority of dog owners going to do that, but if this...
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    you really should write what you know not what...

    you really should write what you know not what you want to know. How many horses in training depends on the level of the riders, their owners, are they backed well enough they can forgo spending...
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    I have seen 100's of dogs on flexi leads. I've...

    I have seen 100's of dogs on flexi leads. I've never seen a well behaved dog on one.
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    Unless you have a coated dog it can feel a fly on...

    Unless you have a coated dog it can feel a fly on it. Do you think the fly weighs more than the tension it takes to elongate a flexi lead.

    I walk my dogs with slack as should every one. Yeah...
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    Because I'm sick of seeing stories like the one...

    Because I'm sick of seeing stories like the one on this board about the problems flexi leads called. I'm sick of seeing the dog on one side of the road and the owner on the other and thinking they...
  8. Next time my daughter bugs me for a goose-neck...

    Next time my daughter bugs me for a goose-neck trailer I'll know to say no. The two horse tag is going just fine.
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    The flexi lead is not slack when the dog is...

    The flexi lead is not slack when the dog is extending it therefore there is tension. The dog is being rewarded for pulling against that tension.

    Is the appeal of the flexi lead that people are too...
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    So it has a real in feature that will haul a 120...

    So it has a real in feature that will haul a 120 lb dog in? Or does it just shorten as the dog voluntarily returns to you or you run up to the dog?

    Still though I thought it was an element of...
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    I understand the functionality of a long line on...

    I understand the functionality of a long line on a dog. And all the conditions brought up here could be met with a standard long line. But why use a long line system that rewards a dog for pulling?...
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    Flexi Leads Why do people use them?

    I've seen them used more and more and I don't understand it. Yes it is a great way to teach your dog to pull as pulling on the lead is how they extend the length of it therefore rewarding the dog...
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    d Yes Well just apply what I learned on...

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    Well just apply what I learned on friday things are getting better. Actually held my daughter's horse off her back while she set fences (she was going to jump I just watch) and the mare...
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    you don't say where you live but...

    you don't say where you live but http://www.virginiaequestrian.com/ has tons of horse with a wide variety of prices skill level and types.
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    I have left mine out for over 30 years. We had...

    I have left mine out for over 30 years. We had one lightening strike in the back pasture. The power pole got nailed. And one of the horse's was terrified of the area for a week but other than that...
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    If it's anything like the hour and a half he...

    If it's anything like the hour and a half he spent with me yesterday she gets to take cat naps when he is explaining things to me. He got her to put her head down and just relax quite a few times.
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    Well I had a trainer out today who owns a appy...

    Well I had a trainer out today who owns a appy himself. It was for an evaluation, he was thinking the horse might need to be with him for a while based on us talking on the phone, but after seeing...
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    Yes her vision is fine

    Yes her vision is fine
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    The one I have has a history. Failed Ohio Amish...

    The one I have has a history. Failed Ohio Amish cart horse sold at 3 to a woman who sold her again to friend in VA. Fell out of the friends trailer at 35 mph on to the highway. Almost a year in...
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    Appy Owners Tell Me About the Personality

    I have had a appaloosa cross now for about 9 months. A snowflake who is just starting to get a few white spots.

    My only experience with appys before was a POA. My impression then was they were...
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  22. What type of Epsm/pssm does your horse have? ...

    What type of Epsm/pssm does your horse have? ALcar is specific for type one.
    My horse is recently diagnosed. The KER rep at my coop recommended just 1/2 cup of oil for her which she tolerates...
  23. Training is charged for by time. If the trainer...

    Training is charged for by time. If the trainer spends an hour on your horse be it ground work flat work or jumping it will be the same. I know of no trainer who says I charge this for training...
  24. Thread: Unusual Crosses

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    Not an icelandic cross but I remember seeing an...

    Not an icelandic cross but I remember seeing an ad for a paso fino(broken pace) x Rocky mountain horse (broken trot) cross. It said moves like it sounds. All I could envision was the poor thing...
  25. Smartpak won my loyalty when my horse died. I...

    Smartpak won my loyalty when my horse died. I canceled her smartpaks on line and checked that the horse has passed as the reason for canceling. I was annoyed at first because though her smartpak...
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