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  1. Student in the military being stationed over seas

    One of my students is in the Air Force and will be spending 15 months stationed in Turkey starting in November. During this time, she will be leaving her fantastic gelding in my care and we are...
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    Is o ring the same as loose ring then? I always...

    Is o ring the same as loose ring then? I always thought they were different. Thanks!
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    AQHA bit rules

    I am a hunter/jumper rider who has been helping prep a horse that is going to be doing some Western classes under aqha rules. I've read the rules online, but feel a little confused as to what bits...
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    Normal $35 is per lesson, not per hour. It takes...

    Normal $35 is per lesson, not per hour. It takes this student at least half am hour to tack and untack.

    During our talks, the mom clarified to me she didn't want student catching solo at all which...
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    Lesson Parent Problem follow up

    This is the follow up to this thread: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?430000-Problems-with-a-lesson-student-parents-Am-I-being-unreasonable

    Cliff notes version of that thread: I...
  6. The update I received from my vet today was that...

    The update I received from my vet today was that the strain that the horse has is one most horses carry, it is typically latent, but on occasion will flair up in some horses, and is one that spreads...
  7. Tack Truck and Trailer Organizational Solutions

    My tack truck and trailer tack room have long been a black hole of way too much stuff. One of my spring time goals is to get my trunk organized enough I don't feel I am in a perpetual state of...
  8. I know a huge amount of the tardiness was my...

    I know a huge amount of the tardiness was my fault because I kept letting it slide, but I do think most people know you shouldn't show up half an hour late and not even apologize. Regardless, they...
  9. Reading the responses I realize I left out some...

    Reading the responses I realize I left out some key details, sorry I was tired. I am replying from my phone to get them out there so sorry for typos, I will edit when I am home on my computer.
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  10. Ok, this is kind of long and rambly, sorry for...

    Ok, this is kind of long and rambly, sorry for that. I am paraphrasing most everything, so I didn’t use quotes, sorry if it is hard to read or follow.

    Our chat went as well as could be expected....
  11. Thanks again everyone. I feel much more prepared...

    Thanks again everyone. I feel much more prepared to go into our chat tomorrow. I am still somewhat young and tend to hate confrontation especially with "real" adults. Reading through this several...
  12. Thanks everyone. A few clarifications -Kid takes...

    Thanks everyone. A few clarifications
    -Kid takes two lessons a week, one on my weekend of Monday, so moving it won't work. She has various lessons/clubs every other night and just join 4H horseless...
  13. Problems with a lesson student/parents-Am I being unreasonable

    I am writing this for the second time as it went poof when I hit submit, so sorry if I missed something, I will try to clarify as needed.

    Background:
    I work a full time job, 8-5,...
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    Thanks everyone! Some of these I have tried, but...

    Thanks everyone! Some of these I have tried, but there are a lot if good ideas. Hopefully some will work for her
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    Student cannot learn leads

    One of my students has me perplexed. She can feel (and see) her diagonals without fail. If I ask her to pick up specific lead, she can get it most the time, she can do simple changes. If, however,...
  16. She is in a stall and run, so it isn't turn out...

    She is in a stall and run, so it isn't turn out related.

    I thought I'd be out of luck with the feed through. My preference for staying out of fly sheets is due to her tendency to get rubs. I got...
  17. Bug control options for a horse with conflicting issues

    I have a horse who is allergic to both some sorts of bug bites and fly spray. She has had reactions to Pyranha, both natural and standard, zonk it, and ultra shield green. I gave up on store bought...
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    Student is most comfortable in a dressage saddle,...

    Student is most comfortable in a dressage saddle, but I teach hunter/jumper, really as long a it is English, discipline won't really matter, just a safe trainer. North Dallas is as specific as I know.
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    Horse is in Fort Collins right now and has lived...

    Horse is in Fort Collins right now and has lived in Colorado her entire life. I was hoping that just moving in the winter would give her enought time to adjust to the heat, but I have no experience...
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    Barns in North Dallas area

    A student of mine told me today she is moving to Dallas and I am trying to help her find a barn. The horse won't move until late fall or so, and student said if she doesn't find a place that is...
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    We are still x raying because I am paranoid and...

    We are still x raying because I am paranoid and the farrier doesn't mind having a new set to shoe of off every time. I have thought about stopping, but every time i think about it I start to panic a...
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    Calories for the foundered horse

    My horse foundered in one foot about a year and a half ago from a joint injection. At that time, she was probably about a 6 weight wise, had a bit of fluff, but nothing extreme. She was pulled from...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to get...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to get it on alone (slight struggle, but made it).
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    New field boot zipping up

    I got a new pair of field boots (Mountain Horse Richmond) and I love them. The only issue is on my bigger calf (about a quarter inch wider) I can't get the zipper zipped up the last inch or so alone....
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    Thanks, I will check out the website.

    Thanks, I will check out the website.
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