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  1. At the moment I would say the KWPN is most...

    At the moment I would say the KWPN is most accepting of TB mares.

    You don't need to have them inspected in fact, they won't inspect them. They will issue full Foalbook papers to foals by...
  2. This is why warmblood mares are typically...

    This is why warmblood mares are typically inspected as 3 year olds prior to their performance career. The inspectors need to give her a score for the quality of her gaits. An unsound mare...
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    For international sales a wire transfer is...

    For international sales a wire transfer is preferred, and I won't let the horse go, until the wire in in my account. For local sales, I typically say Certified Cheque or Money order, but have taken...
  4. Poll: Happy to help. I know doing it like this on COTH...

    Happy to help. I know doing it like this on COTH is not a perfect survey...but I do believe the numbers are big enough and different enough to show an interesting pattern.

    The key to success in...
  5. Poll: Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a...

    Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a breeder and I've been selling young warmbloods for a few years now and have noticed a bit of a culture difference in how people shop depending on the...
  6. Poll: Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a...

    Thank you all for your input in this poll. I'm a breeder and I've been selling young warmbloods for a few years now and have noticed a bit of a culture difference in how people shop depending on the...
  7. Poll: [QUOTE=lotc2005;8041294]I was slightly...

    [QUOTE=lotc2005;8041294]I was slightly apprehensive about shopping myself. I was most apprehensive because I was unsure about how I would be received by sellers since I was an amateur rider shopping...
  8. Poll: When I bought my Hunter/Jumper show horse I shopped....

    Just curious at the purchase process of the average COTH hunter jumper show rider. Do you feel confident shopping on your own, or do you ask for help. I appreciate your input.
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    Mine was just over 3 weeks when she lost her mom....

    Mine was just over 3 weeks when she lost her mom. We chose to use a bottle for the first month or so. She turned out fine. I put her out with other horses for company. She's food aggressive and...
  10. Poll: I mean what did YOU do when you were...

    I mean what did YOU do when you were looking...knowing the final result would reflect the average of the people who responded....if that makes sense. I know COTH poll responders don't necessarily...
  11. Poll: When I bought my dressage horse I shopped..... POLL

    Just curious at the purchase process of the average COTH dressage rider. Do you feel confident shopping on your own, or do you ask for help. I appreciate your input.
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    I think to sway people we have to convince them...

    I think to sway people we have to convince them of the importance of having "first dibs". By the time the horses are 3 or 4, they have been picked over. Many are no longer available for sale by...
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    I disagree. A well photographed good Knabb will...

    I disagree. A well photographed good Knabb will POP off the page by their beauty and unusual colouring. With the coloured horses you have already and advantage with making the horse stand out from...
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    keep in mind that the horse grounds much better...

    keep in mind that the horse grounds much better than you with bare feet on the ground or steel shoes. They are also much more sensitive to low level electric current. It could be the plug in...
  15. How about a Fjord. Super low maintenance, great...

    How about a Fjord. Super low maintenance, great temperament, great feet and legs, brave...sensible...steady. We have a 2 year old at home and he's just the best.
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    Next time try mixing the seed with a good flowing...

    Next time try mixing the seed with a good flowing dry sand. That will dilute the seed enough to allow you to spread at the desired topdressing rate.

    It will take many YEARS to spread by itself...
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    a) what atlatl said. b) well yes, if it makes...

    a) what atlatl said.

    b) well yes, if it makes you happy. Don't think I'd breed a full TB to Toto...doesn't really make logical sense for most breeders, but if you want a little Toto in the...
  18. I love a good chestnut...but the only ones I have...

    I love a good chestnut...but the only ones I have had were blingy. Plain chestnut can be a bit boring. My Checkmate is a bay filly with blaze and a few white socks. Very cute.

    Can you PM me...
  19. It depends a bit on your personal taste and what...

    It depends a bit on your personal taste and what discipline you are aiming for.

    I used Checkmate on an older style mare, and he refined, made a prettier head and it looks like she will end up...
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    cloud dust is VERY fine, typically mould from hay...

    cloud dust is VERY fine, typically mould from hay that was baled too damp. Leaf shatter dust will drop to the ground right away, and is not harmful. You can get dusty hay in all hay shapes, from...
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    If people are motivated to sell, they will get...

    If people are motivated to sell, they will get you videos and photos. I agree that I'd rather only post GOOD video. If I don't have good video, I'd rather not put up video at all. The expectation...
  22. I have one of the older Wintec Pro Dressage...

    I have one of the older Wintec Pro Dressage saddles (without Cair). You can pick them up for about 400 used. They have the Equisuede finish which rides really nice for dressage, much better than...
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    As for preservatives....well, those are a...

    As for preservatives....well, those are a necessary part of providing safe feed. Added at very low levels mould inhibitors and anti oxidants help keep feeds mould free, and prevents the feed from...
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    I work for a commercial feed manufacturer in...

    I work for a commercial feed manufacturer in formulation and I will tell you that what we put in our feeds is NOT crap. Quality ingredients are combined according to solid science, and I can tell...
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    Oh....missed that part somehow. Didn't realize...

    Oh....missed that part somehow. Didn't realize she's currently pregnant. I just see lots of mares for sale that have been open for a year or two or more. If it's a sport mare, I'll buy an open...
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