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    My pony cross always wanted to get quicker, I had...

    My pony cross always wanted to get quicker, I had to teach her to get longer. I would recommend hill work or pole work. It is the push and drive, not the speed. I also had to realize my pony cross...
  2. I personally love to watch an uber talented horse...

    I personally love to watch an uber talented horse with a superb rider/ trainer. It might not be the type of horse I would want to ride train, but holy heck, if it's not awesome to watch. Edward is a...
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    Myler combination bits, they disperse pressure...

    Myler combination bits, they disperse pressure all over the face. They look like a lot of bit, but it goes off of nose, poll and bar pressure. They offer some lift as well, and independent side to...
  4. Vaccinating the herd for rhino, if one mare is getting bred.

    I have a fairly closed herd. I am breeding my one mare this spring, and am wondering if everyone here should get a Rhino vaccine. I will vaccinate Her pasturemates for it, but should i request the...
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    If you have any interest look at these, ...

    If you have any interest look at these,

    www.kbuildings.com not sure if it will link you, but I know they sell a lot of them in the Midwest. I have one on my property for car, tractor, boat and...
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    I worked for a short time with an MD barn...

    I worked for a short time with an MD barn company. Like everyone is saying, depending on excavating, concrete work, quality and size of lumber, etc.....prices can really vary.

    I would want to...
  7. Agree 110 percent with Cheerio. If you have never...

    Agree 110 percent with Cheerio. If you have never been to a stallion barn or breeding operation, there is definitely a risk factor to the horses and the humans. Yes, you might have seen poor examples...
  8. I ride in a 60x108 indoor, and also have a 70x200...

    I ride in a 60x108 indoor, and also have a 70x200 outdoor. I would go with the longer ring, unless you plan on jumping a lot in it. I love having a long enough side to extend, and although 60 is...
  9. Button dressage braids, and what I need to know!

    I can braid, but they are hunter braids with yarn. All of my horses have thick manes, and if I do very small hunter braids they work fairly well. This season, I want to upgrade to the dressage braid....
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    I have a very nice large outdoor arena, and when...

    I have a very nice large outdoor arena, and when we decided to build a small indoor my husband suggested leaving the sides open. Well, where I live, it was a joke. If I want to ride outdoors, I will...
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    Tip one, try to sit to her smaller trot and...

    Tip one, try to sit to her smaller trot and gradually add a little power until you can no longer stay with her....then scale back to the smaller trot. That will start to give you the feel of starting...
  12. I had the vet out, but at this point.....I want...

    I had the vet out, but at this point.....I want to be aggressive in treating it to prevent more spreading. One spot cleared up and now is starting to scab again. I am going to try a couple of the...
  13. A lot of great ideas! Thanks, and keep them...

    A lot of great ideas! Thanks, and keep them coming in case the battle persists....
  14. Ideas on treating scratches in the dead of winter.....

    I am sure this has been discussed before, but I am looking for new ideas. Horse has four white legs, scratches on two of the four....and it is still spreading with new scabs starting. Vet looked at...
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    I also agree that the RID's are not typical draft...

    I also agree that the RID's are not typical draft horses. My now 8 yo mare that was out of a connemara/ tb mare, and sired by OLearys Irish Diamond is lovely in every way. He dam was alpha and a bit...
  16. My mare has an idsh book, so I would assume they...

    My mare has an idsh book, so I would assume they would accept that. They parentage is verified already. I will have to look into it!
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    I really like the Irish draught crosses I have...

    I really like the Irish draught crosses I have seen. The Irish draught seems to be more of a heavy sport horse, not just a cart horse. I have a really nice Irish draught mare, and a super Irish...
  18. I am thrilled to see this now,but it I wish it...

    I am thrilled to see this now,but it I wish it would have been available for my idsh mare a few years back. It's great they are branching out. Will those horses be eligible for acps awards and points...
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    I like a youngster that will willing go away from...

    I like a youngster that will willing go away from the other horses . One that will consider me as a part of the herd. That can be taught sometimes though. I also like a horse that will be tolerant of...
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    I think that you need to find a trainer that is a...

    I think that you need to find a trainer that is a fit with you as well. I have worked with more than a few trainers. I will pay for good honest instruction, being treated respectfully, tell me how,...
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    It really depends on you, and what you are...

    It really depends on you, and what you are looking for.

    I do lessons, as I can afford them, with a great coach. We get along well, and he makes vast improvements in my riding in short sessions....
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    Does my horse really need a USEF number?

    I am planning on showing at a couple of rated dressage shows this year. My only goal is to get scores towards my bronze medal. I will not be trying to get qualifying scores for regionals.

    This...
  23. I really like the stallion Braveheart as well. He...

    I really like the stallion Braveheart as well. He is in Texas, and his sire O Learys Irish Diamond is my mares sire. I watched him in a demo, and was very impressed with him. If I am not mistaken he...
  24. Steeped In Luck also has a purebred RID son...

    Steeped In Luck also has a purebred RID son that's at stud. His name is Pairadox Gold Coin. I am breeding my RID mare to him this spring. He is over 17 hands, bay, three very nice gaits, and built...
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    I have had a bit of experience with curlies, as...

    I have had a bit of experience with curlies, as one of my clients has owned a few of them over the years. I would do some sort of clip on your horse in the colder months. They have much more hair...
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