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    A couple of ideas: we had a horse that loved to...

    A couple of ideas: we had a horse that loved to jump, but was terrible for flatwork. We interpersed jumps with her flatwork, and eventually she got over the problem. We had another horse that...
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    If you wanted a figure 8 and standing martingale,...

    If you wanted a figure 8 and standing martingale, you would either go with a flash noseband setup and put the martingale on the caveson one, or you would run another caveson with the figure 8. Makes...
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    i would price him in the $1500 range...

    i would price him in the $1500 range...
  4. Thread: Do Unicorns exist?

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    Yes, there is such a horse. You can find it most...

    Yes, there is such a horse. You can find it most easily in a QH/Paint/Appy type I would think, although I have seen a few TBs that would do fine as well. Warmbloods I can't speak for. Showing...
  5. Ummm... I have a pony that will take a half a...

    Ummm... I have a pony that will take a half a canter step, or so it seems, at the trot. She only does it when she gets bored. And then she will do it repeatedly. If she is being ridden and doing...
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    Bobby's Tack Oversized Bridle is very big...it...

    Bobby's Tack Oversized Bridle is very big...it has worked for me on both draft crosses as well as full drafts, without being huge draft size.
  7. Also, I have found massage with the chiropractic...

    Also, I have found massage with the chiropractic can help with a sore back...
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    Quick fix for the blankets where the T does not...

    Quick fix for the blankets where the T does not stay in the latch; buy some brake tubing, and cut a quarter inch piece off and slip it over the T. It acts as a spacer and keeps the T from coming...
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    Treat an older horse just as you would a younger...

    Treat an older horse just as you would a younger horse. They will come along fine. I have broke out several older horses, and have also retrained several older horses, including a 17 year old. Not...
  10. Thread: Pony selling vent

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    Sometimes selling a cheap horse is harder than...

    Sometimes selling a cheap horse is harder than selling a more expensive one. The internet does make alot more people who aren't serious contact one about buying, and it can be a PITA dealing with...
  11. I have had a couple of previous saddleseat...

    I have had a couple of previous saddleseat Saddlebreds in my lesson program that at one time had their tails done...but in my program their tails aren't kept in a set, so they return to a more...
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    The only luck I have had with a kicker is to...

    The only luck I have had with a kicker is to punish them very severely when they do it...as in, take a crop to them hard a couple of times or so--it doesn't cure the horse, but can get the horse to...
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    I just had a hip replacement this year, and am...

    I just had a hip replacement this year, and am riding much better with the new hip than I was with the old. The only thing I have noticed is that I have a little trouble swinging my leg over the...
  14. Thread: Putting head down

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    I think it is a learned behavior. I've seen it...

    I think it is a learned behavior. I've seen it before. The horse is a bit fresh and thinks it would be a fun way to get a rider off. Sitting up and driving the horse forward and keeping the head...
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    Yeah. I think the offer wasn't enough...if the...

    Yeah. I think the offer wasn't enough...if the horse is the right one, and the buyer wants it, and the seller doesn't accept the offer, the buyer needs to come up in price. I do not know what it is...
  16. Try parking trailer in paddock and putting her...

    Try parking trailer in paddock and putting her food in it? Leave her loose and let her figure out that she can stay on the trailer to eat her grain/hay?
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    Match the mane. Use white on the white sections...

    Match the mane. Use white on the white sections and black on the black sections.
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    I have used both a ground driven and a PTO...

    I have used both a ground driven and a PTO spreader. You can get a much larger volume spreader with PTO. PTO can empty it off in a pile in one place if need be. Ground drive, however, can be...
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    If you get the offer, sell him. I got an offer,...

    If you get the offer, sell him. I got an offer, didn't sell, and lost the horse due to a leg fracture six months later. Thought I learned my lesson, and would sell if given a good price. But, a...
  20. Thread: adult male beginner

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    You don't have enough weight in your heels, and...

    You don't have enough weight in your heels, and that is why your feet keep sliding into the stirrups. It is possible to readjust stirrups while trotting if you are a decent rider, but for a beginner...
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    I would probably address this issue with long...

    I would probably address this issue with long reins. I agree, longe her first in side-reins, then I think I would long line her.
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    Local horse dealer. Often they'll have something...

    Local horse dealer. Often they'll have something that is a nice prospect.
  23. Longing in the round pen so he isn't distracted,...

    Longing in the round pen so he isn't distracted, and so he doesn't get away is a very good idea. Longing him with a properly fitted caveson, a chain over the nose, or a longe line run through the...
  24. I would recommend looking at a TB or Appendix QH...

    I would recommend looking at a TB or Appendix QH for the cross...especially if you look into TBs that are known to cross well with the QH. Then you'll have a registered foal, and a TB typically...
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    How can you trust a horse that does this again? ...

    How can you trust a horse that does this again? That is something only you can answer, but in reality there are times that a horse will do something odd and never do it again. For example, I had a...
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