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  1. Does the seller have a kid you can see interact...

    Does the seller have a kid you can see interact with the pony? Even if it's a kid that's several years older you'll be able to see whether the pony is super easy to lead, groom, etc.

    The pony...
  2. Converting to Western in the SF Bay Area?

    I've recently relocated to San Francisco from Europe and am looking to get back in the saddle. I'm an experienced English rider, but I'd love to try something different. I'm not very familiar with...
  3. Sticky: Horseless Rider in the SF Bay Area, CA

    I recently relocated to San Francisco from Denmark, and am looking for a horse to ride a couple times a week.

    I have level 2 riding instructor certification from Denmark, and have worked as an...
  4. I just sent one of my beautiful boy Barokko that...

    I just sent one of my beautiful boy Barokko that I lost just a few weeks ago. I hope it's in time.
  5. Poll: I replace if there's any chance that my head hit...

    I replace if there's any chance that my head hit the ground (or anything else hard). I'd also replace if the helmet got dropped on the ground or the like. I've replaced quite a few helmets through...
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    Poll: Mine wears reg brushing boots + bell boots on all...

    Mine wears reg brushing boots + bell boots on all four. Gives him basic lower leg protection without adding significant heat, which he hates = more uneasy in the trailer. I usually do't blanket, only...
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    6 out of 7, I don't boot unless there's a...

    6 out of 7, I don't boot unless there's a specific reason to. I boot for jumping, if the horse regularly interferes, or if it's a youngster not properly in control of its feet yet. I'll occasionally...
  8. Thread: This hurts

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    (The quote is from Lars Petersen, not Andreas...

    (The quote is from Lars Petersen, not Andreas Helgstrand, which is relevant as Petersen lives and trains in the US and has done so for several years, whereas Helgstrand's career has only been in...
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    They WILL fall, and if you do it long enough, you...

    They WILL fall, and if you do it long enough, you WILL witness some nasty ones, too. It's vital that you as an instructor are able to keep your cool and be aware of your surroundings even when things...
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    Poll: I thought I was about to go shopping this...

    I thought I was about to go shopping this Christmas, my horse was very sick and the vet wasn't hopeful - but he made it, just got the all-clear, yipee :D So I'm not shopping in the foreseeable future...
  11. My barn's pastures are nice and big, but very...

    My barn's pastures are nice and big, but very muddy by the gates and water troughs. Indoor our biggest problem is that we don't have enough empty space - there's nowhere to hang blankets to dry,...
  12. Thread: Braiding

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    Poll: other. my friesian-X's long mane is always...

    other. my friesian-X's long mane is always braided when I ride, actually it's just pretty much always braided period ;)
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    Ooh, I love the idea of the team comp. being a...

    Ooh, I love the idea of the team comp. being a quadrille, that would make it a real team effort!

    I agree about the uniform, why can't we look like athletes? In other sports they wear a pretty...
  14. I have a cross (with DWB) I bought as a 4 1/2 yr...

    I have a cross (with DWB) I bought as a 4 1/2 yr old, just started under saddle. The relationship I have with this horse is unlike any other horse, he's much more MY horse. He responds to me...
  15. As a trainer I care about how all of my students...

    As a trainer I care about how all of my students do at shows. We always talk about which shows they are going to, which tests to ride, and prep for each show in lessons, so I'm always interested in...
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    "Did you using the sales sites? Word of mouth?...

    "Did you using the sales sites? Word of mouth? Your trainer?"

    First horse I considered was a horse I was word of mouth, a horse at my barn. Turned out there were just too many physical issues with...
  17. In Denmark clipping muzzles and inside ears is...

    In Denmark clipping muzzles and inside ears is considered cruel. I thought it was prohibited, but I've just checked, and it isn't actually illegal by law or rules. But the common perception is that...
  18. I would never recommend dropping loyal students,...

    I would never recommend dropping loyal students, word of mouth is much more valuable than having fancy students. There will be a natural exchange of students (someone moves away, sells their horse,...
  19. Shoe size is a UK size 6 which translates to a US...

    Shoe size is a UK size 6 which translates to a US size 8.5 and a Euro size 39 (more info on shoe sizes than you ever wanted here: http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html ).
    And of course the 37cm is...
  20. Petries are marked with model and 3 sizes (foot,...

    Petries are marked with model and 3 sizes (foot, calf width, height).

    So 2000 is the model. 6 is the foot size, 37 is the calf width (in cm), 47 is the height (in cm).
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    Here (in Denmark) the rules state that cash...

    Here (in Denmark) the rules state that cash prizes go to the owner of the horse, and non-cash goodies go to the rider. Ribbons are awarded to the horse & rider combination, but the rules don't...
  22. Thread: Voltaire?

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    We have an 8 yr old Voltaire gelding in the barn,...

    We have an 8 yr old Voltaire gelding in the barn, one of the big ones ;) 186cm, super comfy and above average gaits, and the capacity to jump anything. I've seen him jump 170cm without breaking a...
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    Ronaldo, 2002 gelding Pinto Friesian/KWPN cross...

    Ronaldo, 2002 gelding
    Pinto Friesian/KWPN cross

    This horse is a dream come true for me, his gaits, disposition, size, everything is perfect, I feel so privileged to have such a great little horse...
  24. 5 yr old friesian/DWB, ridden 6-7 days a week....

    5 yr old friesian/DWB, ridden 6-7 days a week. Dressage (1st-2nd level work) and trail riding (1-2 hour rides, incl conditioning rides with interval training, occasionally with light jumping).

    His...
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    Mairequi & Ponies123's - and goatsandponies(!):...

    Mairequi & Ponies123's - and goatsandponies(!): I've got another Coco!

    I haven't seen any other Rainbows yet - her barn name's Pony, haven't seen any of those yet, either...
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