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  1. His lunge line work has always been a bit of a...

    His lunge line work has always been a bit of a challenge, he w/t quietly both directions, cantering is a a work in progress. Though if I lunge him in side reins, he is beautiful.
  2. Supershorty, I do collect him up for at the trot...

    Supershorty, I do collect him up for at the trot prior to asking him for the canter, however, he still gets strong and steamrolls...I've even tried keeping him on a smaller circle rather than using...
  3. Issues whilst teaching trot to canter transitions...

    I've been schooling my off track standardbred for the last 2 years now, and he has been coming along beautifully. He came to me with no idea of how to carry himself with a rider, and with no left...
  4. Thread: My new Pony

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    It's been a long time since I posted any updates...

    It's been a long time since I posted any updates about my boy, well, w tried our first round of Cross Country this past week...I think he enjoyed it :P
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    Been away from the forums for a while and just...

    Been away from the forums for a while and just found this thread...Beautiful pics, everyone! All are lovely horses.

    Here are my current favorites:
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  6. Thanks. His left lead canter isn't quite so...

    Thanks. His left lead canter isn't quite so balanced yet, but as he came to me refusing to canter on the left lead at all, I am pleased with his progress. His balance has improved immensely over...
  7. As for his canter, here is a short clip... ...

    As for his canter, here is a short clip...

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154132426395648&set=vb.833745647&type=3&theater
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    Stretching Ariat Bromont tall boots?

    I recently got a new pair of Ariat Bromont tall boots, the insulated ones with the plaid lining. I can get them zipped up except for maybe 1/2 to 1/4 inch from the top...any ideas? They are a...
  9. Conformation Critique?--Canter video post 4

    I would like some honest opinions about my 16.1hh 11 year old off track Standardbred. He has been retired since the age of 7.5, used as a trail horse until I got him in March of 2013. I'm looking at...
  10. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Mostly just dust, the arena is attached to the...

    Mostly just dust, the arena is attached to the barn, so the dust from the arena tends to permeate the barn.
  11. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Ok, I've come to the point to varnish my locker,...

    Ok, I've come to the point to varnish my locker, question is, shall I go with a clear coat varnish (I love the look of the pine) or a stain? Even with a clear coat, I'm thinking the dirt will show...
  12. Thread: Tack Locker

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    http://www.amishcountryproductsandmore.com/images/...

    http://www.amishcountryproductsandmore.com/images/CDSW3R.jpg

    2DogsFarm, is this sort of what you are wanting? That's the website I got the idea from, my Uncle just modified it and made it...
  13. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Hey Angela, he reinforced the back of the locker...

    Hey Angela, he reinforced the back of the locker where he attached the saddle rack, he also, as you can see from the pic, put in a dowel brace underneath. The 2x4 idea sounds like it can work.
  14. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Sure Ariel, it is 5 feet high, by 32 inches wide,...

    Sure Ariel, it is 5 feet high, by 32 inches wide, by 30 inches deep, the shelf is 14 inches from the top, and the saddle rack is 12 inches from the bottom of the shelf.
  15. Thread: Tack Locker

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    I know, right? He's a retired Chief of Police,...

    I know, right? He's a retired Chief of Police, and his Shop is his haven...notice the shop vac in the picture, every last mote of wood is cleaned up, not to mention how meticulous he is with his...
  16. Thread: Tack Locker

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    @2DogsFarm, if you were closer to Northern...

    @2DogsFarm, if you were closer to Northern Ontario, I'm sure my Uncle would be commissioned to make one for you...
  17. Thread: Tack Locker

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    Tack Locker

    So, thanks to my super talented uncle, I now have the tack locker I have always wanted! Just need to finish it with a clear coat varnish, I'm also going to put in one of those battery operated push...
  18. Thanks everyone who responded. The horse has...

    Thanks everyone who responded. The horse has since been moved, and along with him 5 others have left, including mine. Turns out the BO ended up being responsible for the vet bill, as she used the...
  19. it was deep enough that his hind legs were 3/4...

    it was deep enough that his hind legs were 3/4 submerged in it.
  20. WWYD? Away on holidays and horse is injured..

    So, what would you guys do if, while away on holiday, your horse fell in a hole, got cast up against a metal pipe fence, and was stuck like that for hours. Happened at a barn I was at. The BO...
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    in 2008, riding a diva mare, she was sometimes...

    in 2008, riding a diva mare, she was sometimes awesome, sometimes, well, unreliable. Coming down a line, mare jumped in well, continued to the oxer, prepared herself to jump, then just quit. I...
  22. Thanks everyone, our next show is July 27.

    Thanks everyone, our next show is July 27.
  23. Thank you emipou, it should be okay now :)

    Thank you emipou, it should be okay now :)
  24. An Update on my Standardbred Trotter---just...

    An Update on my Standardbred Trotter---just wanted to share a pic from our very first show. We did the hack division and he was fantastic. He nailed his leads and was a true gentleman in the ring,...
  25. MyGiant, my previous horse was an off track...

    MyGiant, my previous horse was an off track standardbred pacer too, and it took me four years of retraining, but we eventually made it to the hunter ring. We showed at all levels, even a few "A"...
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