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    Back in the day, it was standard to have many...

    Back in the day, it was standard to have many years' worth of experience before going pro. Believe it or not, experience was valued over getting paid. Thus 6 years of teaching lessons before going...
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    Starting a Business/Going Pro - Advice?

    So about a month ago, a bunch of my friends (now customers) encouraged me to go pro. And its something I've been tempted by for a long time, so I did - and at a great location in the middle of...
  3. I agree. Get a new trainer. It doesn't have to be...

    I agree. Get a new trainer. It doesn't have to be a dressage trainer though; find a trainer with experience with OTTBs or retraining project horses that knows how to train you to train the horse. You...
  4. I think you need someone on the ground to help...

    I think you need someone on the ground to help you problem solve. My guess is, like you said, someone needs to take you back to basics and tweak your fundamental ride. This can include position,...
  5. I have a buffalo hide saddle that's 12 years old....

    I have a buffalo hide saddle that's 12 years old.

    It still stains my breeches, especially right after a good oiling, but nothing like the first year I had it.

    My understanding is the buffalo...
  6. It honestly just takes time to develop the skill...

    It honestly just takes time to develop the skill - and a lot of staring at photos. Start with JW equine (google it) and their articles. Purchasing a conformation book (such as "The Horse Conformation...
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    What age to start jumping?

    So, its been something of a controversy lately at my barn - an ongoing debate between experienced owners, inexperienced owners, and trainers. At what age should a OLD/TB cross horse be started over...
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    Ooh ooh I didn't realize there was a club! I...

    Ooh ooh I didn't realize there was a club! I qualify - last August, I came off for the first time in 8 or 9 years, despite having spent most of them breaking youngsters and training greenies....
  9. Seconding this; we've had a lot of luck with...

    Seconding this; we've had a lot of luck with these. You can use it over and over again, in case you find yourself with a repeat offender :-P

    And sorry horsepoor; I've never experienced being...
  10. Now who's failing reading comprehension? That...

    Now who's failing reading comprehension? That suggestion doesn't qualify as "DIY resourcefulness" or "creative" in the slightest.

    Bloodshed. Really. What are we killing here, a child? I suppose...
  11. Bacardi, might want to stay off the forums when...

    Bacardi, might want to stay off the forums when you're feeling that witchy. why not try some good, old-fashioned DIY resourcefulness sometime? I don't hear you coming up with any creative ideas. :no:...
  12. Could you vacuum cleaner him out? Not that he'd...

    Could you vacuum cleaner him out? Not that he'd get sucked into the machine, per se, but rather to "grab" him long enough to go into a cage?
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    I'm going to second this. I fox hunt and have...

    I'm going to second this. I fox hunt and have gotten to know some great draft crosses through it (we have deep, thick, sticky black mud out there and drafties handle it considerably better than the...
  14. Thanks for all the help! Not again - I followed...

    Thanks for all the help! Not again - I followed your advice, and miss Mira has a page on sporthorse-data.com.

    And thanks TKR!! I'll be saving your reply for future reference :)
  15. TB Bloodline Analysis of Oldenburg mare?

    I'm seriously pondering breeding my young Oldenburg mare (when she's old enough) and was wondering if any wise old hands could help give me an analysis of her bloodlines - specifically, the TB in...
  16. Thread: Hay Prices

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    Dallas, TX - $10/bale for coastal and the quality...

    Dallas, TX - $10/bale for coastal and the quality varies by feed store, but is often questionable. Personally, my bales are good quality, but that's because I pick it up an hour out of town in the...
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    Sticky: Free breeding lease - 3 yr old maiden sabino...

    Free breeding lease - 3 yr old maiden sabino Oldenburg mare in Dallas, TX

    Photos:...
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    When trotting, doing two beats up and one beat...

    When trotting, doing two beats up and one beat down around the ring is also great... also, two beats down and one beat up.

    Two point though, definitely key. Once you feel stable, try it over trot...
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    There is an unfortunate difference, generally,...

    There is an unfortunate difference, generally, between the barn kid and the show kid - show kids often do prefer the easy rides/rides on "superior" horses, whereas the barn kid tends to be horse...
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    They're all amazing horses and amazing riders;...

    They're all amazing horses and amazing riders; they have to be to get this far.

    But included in phenomenal riders are high-level trainers and high-level riders. I think the best are both. By...
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