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  1. Isn't that the whole idea of them: to get in the...

    Isn't that the whole idea of them: to get in the way when we get out of position?
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    I have a tracking device but it's a pain to set...

    I have a tracking device but it's a pain to set up, so I use 2 cameras instead. I set one up at each end and then I have video of the whole ride. I actually enjoy sitting down and editing the...
  3. That's exactly why I bought a saddle with blocks:...

    That's exactly why I bought a saddle with blocks: to help me maintain a better position on a horse who is too big for me. I'm too old to be able to develop enough muscle to sustain a better...
  4. None of mine have ever had any problems going...

    None of mine have ever had any problems going from bare to boots (or shoes) and vice versa, and I add or subtract hoof protection on a regular basis, including nailed on shoes and boots with...
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    Thanks. I spaced out and washed my saddle with...

    Thanks. I spaced out and washed my saddle with the pressure washer, which turned out to be an effortless way to make a $800 saddle into a $20 saddle in 5 minutes or less. It didn't cut all the way...
  6. Have glue-ons put on for the show and then take...

    Have glue-ons put on for the show and then take them back off again. There are also a lot of different products that can be bonded to the hoof to add temporary protection.

    Another possibly is...
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    Would you tell me how to fix tears on the Wintec...

    Would you tell me how to fix tears on the Wintec material? I've been thinking about it, but haven't come up with any ideas.
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    I just sold a used pro with CAIR for about $450,...

    I just sold a used pro with CAIR for about $450, and bought a newer one with the contourblocs (no CAIR) for about the same. I had a much older pro that I bought for $200 used, so it really depends...
  9. ....because if they were riding their fancy WB,...

    ....because if they were riding their fancy WB, or any other horse, they'd be feeling too good to feel any need to try to put anyone else down!
  10. This. I think half the time people take things...

    This. I think half the time people take things as insults that weren't even really meant that way, and are relieved when the recipient takes it the way it was meant (or should have been meant).
  11. That's exactly what I do. Clean my tack the...

    That's exactly what I do. Clean my tack the night before (and try not to forget to load anything critical into the truck), get my horse up a couple hours before my test, groom him and put big braids...
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    Tongue click, although he'll accept "yes", or a...

    Tongue click, although he'll accept "yes", or a cough, sneeze or grunt. :-)

    I don't think that a precise click is very often necessary under saddle, because we're usually trying to mark less...
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    Theoretically, if one clicks when the horse is...

    Theoretically, if one clicks when the horse is moving, or accelerating, that's what will be rewarded, and then when the horse stops to get the treat that will also be rewarded. Others I talk to...
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    "OMG, I'm going to lose it and it took me 5...

    "OMG, I'm going to lose it and it took me 5 months to get it", describes my first couple of years with +R. But I was trying to learn how to free shape, so couldn't "cheat" with -R.



    I use 1:1...
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    True, just as humans do. IOW, I'll take safety...

    True, just as humans do. IOW, I'll take safety over food any day.
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    True. Positive reinforcement can be used...

    True.



    Positive reinforcement can be used by itself to modify behavior, which is why trainers use it with horses. Not because they want to be able to control them better, but because they...
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    Not only reliable (fluent), but on cue and...

    Not only reliable (fluent), but on cue and proofed.



    That's true, but the problem with going to a variable rate of reinforcement is that it makes it harder to change the response, because the...
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    Rewards are not bribes, and are no different than...

    Rewards are not bribes, and are no different than the release part of pressure and release, except there's no need to apply aversives (pressure) first because the reward can be supplied without it.
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    Something to consider: just about everyone rides...

    Something to consider: just about everyone rides with pressure and release and not everyone is particularly generous with the releases, which means that horses are often inadvertently punished...
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    Doesn't need to be a good video, nor do you need...

    Doesn't need to be a good video, nor do you need to stand there with the camera pointing at her. Just set the camera on a post somewhere and leave it on so that it captures enough of it so that the...
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    I've had a lot better luck with true barefoot by...

    I've had a lot better luck with true barefoot by not trimming so often, because as it turns out mine actually needed a lot of the hoof that was being trimmed off.

    It depends so much on each...
  22. Thread: Horse Dilemma

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    Those of us who keep our horses don't do it...

    Those of us who keep our horses don't do it because we think we're the only one who can care for them properly. We do it because we're aware of how horses end up in bad homes, or no home.

    Some...
  23. I buy my winter boots at least one size too big...

    I buy my winter boots at least one size too big and then adjust the fit with layers of socks. So as the felts compress I'll start wearing more socks, although I do like winter boots to be loose...
  24. Yes, watering an indoor in the winter is a skill....

    Yes, watering an indoor in the winter is a skill. Too much water and it freezes; too little and it only keeps the dust down for a short time. I like to wait until we're going to have several days...
  25. We trail ride all winter so got set up with extra...

    We trail ride all winter so got set up with extra wide stirrups and arctic pack boots years ago, and have already started using them this year because it's no warmer in the indoor than it is outside....
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