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    Hey, COTH. Call the Times and set the record...

    Hey, COTH. Call the Times and set the record straight. It's the classy thing to do.
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    Really, there is not enough information to hazard...

    Really, there is not enough information to hazard a guess. Without a video, or at the very least, a photo, there is no way of knowing whether the horse is put together beautifully, or from random...
  3. It's an American thing. Not sure why the OP...

    It's an American thing.

    Not sure why the OP went ahead and did it, though.


    OP, thanks for making your nice horse available to young riders. Remember, they are YOUNG, and will make mistakes. ...
  4. Trying to 'fix' a conformation flaw (if it turns...

    Trying to 'fix' a conformation flaw (if it turns out to be one) by 'training' it out of the horse, will inevitably lead to a problem elsewhere down the line.

    Example: it's very easy to cause an...
  5. Or...you could stop doing the exercise he isn't...

    Or...you could stop doing the exercise he isn't properly educated and mature enough to perform.

    You could provide him with an alternative exercise designed to encourage him to balance up and...
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    Viney is simply working with statistics drawn...

    Viney is simply working with statistics drawn from records. You can't fault her for what they show.
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    What an ignorant statement. Truly. And I've seen...

    What an ignorant statement. Truly. And I've seen some doozies on these forums.
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    What he does have is a famously upside down neck....

    What he does have is a famously upside down neck. And a jumping style that compensated for it.
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    Nothing a mare does surprises me anymore. Just...

    Nothing a mare does surprises me anymore. Just go with it.
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    Been there, done that. Thanks. Yes, scared...

    Been there, done that. Thanks.

    Yes, scared horses can run you over blindly, hurt you badly, and not even know they did it. They can be very aggressive toward each other, and a stupid or...
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    I'd be very interested in learning of any...

    I'd be very interested in learning of any examples.

    I can think of many instances of aggression. But none that were motivated by fear. When fearful, a horse's normal instinct is to take flight....
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    So...why did you take on a rescue and then expect...

    So...why did you take on a rescue and then expect the extra expense involved with this project someone else's problem?

    This is the problem with so many rescue owners. In doing good, they don't...
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    Exactly. In my nearly 50 years of experience, I...

    Exactly. In my nearly 50 years of experience, I have NEVER seen fear or pain expressed as aggression.

    We're not talking about a reflexive kick when you're trying to clean a sheath or care for a...
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    With so many issues already ruled out, it would...

    With so many issues already ruled out, it would seem that you may never know until a post mortem whether there could be a physical issue that underlies the behavior.

    Is there a possibility it...
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    You might want to consider whether your horse is...

    You might want to consider whether your horse is naturally better suited for a different career than one as a 'quiet hunter.'

    To get a horse who isn't predisposed to be so to be quiet "right out...
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    Is it over or still going on? I'm hearing music....

    Is it over or still going on? I'm hearing music. And not seeing much.
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    When you say 'energetic,' is this a recent change...

    When you say 'energetic,' is this a recent change in his behavior?

    Because the diet he was on sounded pretty good.

    How hard is he working? (How 'calm' do you want him?)
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    It can be very difficult to convince "locals" of...

    It can be very difficult to convince "locals" of the wisdom of Table II classes.

    Winning and points takes precedence over all else. So it can seem quite alien to get to a 'better' level and all...
  19. Then again who needs COTH? The OP's are SURE...

    Then again who needs COTH?

    The OP's are SURE to get a host of quality recommendations from their query on Horse Show Diva! :confused::eek::confused:
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    :eek: MELT? As in cooking? How, in a microwave?...

    :eek: MELT? As in cooking? How, in a microwave?

    Or do you mean simply dissolving in hot water?

    (Cooking medicine seems so...so...NQR?)
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    Any of these suggestions sound very difficult to...

    Any of these suggestions sound very difficult to manage if you are taking care not to do damage to a not yet stable jaw. (How can you 'hold up his head' without disturbing it?) If he's eating well,...
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    Hoping the OP will be back with an update, and...

    Hoping the OP will be back with an update, and that it's a good one....
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    Sorry for the mixed news. A horse of this age...

    Sorry for the mixed news.

    A horse of this age might well have trouble chewing in any case (even if they are able to tear grass or hay with their incisors, it's their molars that cause trouble as...
  24. This injury is 8 months + 5 weeks ago? You...

    This injury is 8 months + 5 weeks ago?

    You need to be working WITH a vet, who needs to tell you EXACTLY what to do with this horse--no way can strangers on an internet give you advice on this one....
  25. Thread: Crop/bat/whip

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    It sounds like your rides aren't very structured....

    It sounds like your rides aren't very structured. Like the earlier poster, I wonder if you are working with a trainer?

    Consistency and structure are very important in training any youngster,...
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