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    The intro dressage test

    Another post with a quick question...I'm taking my 6yr old to a schooling horse trial in a little over a week. He did the w/t/c beginner novice level dressage test last year but since he hasn't been...
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    Thank you all SO MUCH for your insight! All...

    Thank you all SO MUCH for your insight! All things to think about and apply. :) Maybe he's just a little more uneducated than I thought (not his fault...lack of consistent riding's fault)...are these...
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    Honestly he is NEVER longed- and it's something I...

    Honestly he is NEVER longed- and it's something I could very well do. What do you longe them in, according to age/experience? I have side reins and a surcingle. Does it make a big difference? I've...
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    Ah yes you are right about my seat...I have a...

    Ah yes you are right about my seat...I have a tendency to get a lighter seat off the saddle and go forward instead of sitting with my seat bones under me. So create more energy using seat? I remember...
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    How to get a horse to carry themselves

    This is most definitely a "me" problem and I want to better understand what helps the horse to do this, and what prevents the horse from learning how to do this. I did hunters for a long time, took...
  6. Questions about pony with mild laminitis & IR

    Here's a little background on medium-size pony:

    From age 4 to 10 he was kept on 24/7 turnout in field without much lush grass, a little grain 2x a day, and grass hay in the winter. Was always a...
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    I'll chime in and say I love alfalfa hay for my...

    I'll chime in and say I love alfalfa hay for my hard keeper 17yr old TB. He typically drops weight in the winter but since adding it this past February, has looked better than normal with less grain!...
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    Like others have said...choose quiet horses known...

    Like others have said...choose quiet horses known to be less reactive, be aware of your situation/surroundings to be more prepared of a potential spook (not saying you should be on edge, but if there...
  9. I have a teenaged large pony that is anxious and...

    I have a teenaged large pony that is anxious and used to bolt when you mounted. Very unsettling and obviously not okay. She is also very food motivated without getting pushy/rude (definitely...
  10. I'd say check for pain first, even if his...

    I'd say check for pain first, even if his disobediences are kind of inconsistent. My teenaged TB used to do a mixture of things: rush and take off long, go a decent pace and chip, have the right spot...
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    I think she's scared and probably doesn't trust...

    I think she's scared and probably doesn't trust you (since you only just got her).

    I have a 26 year old Arabian x Quarter Horse large pony gelding that I've owned for 10 years and came from an...
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    Ahh solved the problem: it was ulcers

    I had posted a thread recently asking for advice on what could be wrong with my horse. I just wanted to do a follow-up post on what the issue apparently was as well as his symptoms, for those that...
  13. FTGH (MD): Arabian/Arabian cross mare- companion or breeding

    Free to good home (located in MD but can go anywhere): Grey 16yr old, 14.1hh Arabian/Arabian cross mare. No papers, registration status is unknown. Sound and most suitable for use as a companion....
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    Sound like I'll try treating for ulcers...my...

    Sound like I'll try treating for ulcers...my older TB had ulcers over the winter (we found out by having him stopped while he was at the Leesburg vet hospital) and the vets had us do 30 days of daily...
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    Ok...maybe we'll try another round of doxy. Last...

    Ok...maybe we'll try another round of doxy. Last time the vet had recommended 30 days...is that normal or should we try longer?

    Until the two seperate occasions of acting like a totally different...
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    What's wrong with my horse?

    Looking for any input and ideas on what could possibly be wrong with my horse. If there are no easy little changes I can make to see if that would help, I'll consult my vet (again) to do further...
  17. I know nothing about flowers....what to plant?

    I'm in MD and am planning on planting flowers asap but I know nothing about them...surely there are plenty of experienced gardeners here. :)

    They'll be going in the front and sides of the house in...
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    Oh and JBCool- song is "Best Day of My Life" if...

    Oh and JBCool- song is "Best Day of My Life" if you recognize that...popular on a lot of soft rock/today's hits stations.
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    Thanks...the more ideas thrown around the better!...

    Thanks...the more ideas thrown around the better!

    Sarabeth- Thank you! He is very loved. :)

    JBCool- He is by Digamist, who is by Blushing Groom. This is his full pedigree. Any relation?
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    Show name for a very happy/silly horse

    Any and all ideas! Thinking about a new show name for my horse Reagan as he's only ever been to shows with me, and all local. He's a 6 year old chestnut TB gelding, awful registered name, and a...
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    I second this. I don't quite think your dog...

    I second this. I don't quite think your dog recognizes she's in a "social group" with you, the dogs, and the cats.
  22. Hmm...I've had my 17yr old TB for 7 years, I am...

    Hmm...I've had my 17yr old TB for 7 years, I am not a professional (bought him as a junior, I am now "amateur age"), and he STILL jumps really hard, really big, and cracks his back. He didn't know...
  23. It's not your fault she can't jump your horse....

    It's not your fault she can't jump your horse. Depending on how green of a horse you end up purchasing, maybe ask her to put some better/more flat basics on the horse and ask her which pro she would...
  24. Thread: Hay hut

    by Crown Royal
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    The very nice boarding facility where I've kept a...

    The very nice boarding facility where I've kept a horse or two the past few years has one in each field and they work well there with every small herd (no more than 3 horses in a field). I have a...
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    Great post for it's humor...but I am very sorry...

    Great post for it's humor...but I am very sorry you have to constantly babysit an idiot. I'd immediately put locks on my dogs' crates and I would make your parents very aware of the chaos happening...
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