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    There are many nicely made in England saddles...I...

    There are many nicely made in England saddles...I have both, one French saddle (Forstier) that I do ride some in, and another English saddle (made by Ideal) that I also ride and hunt in. They are...
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    A chain over the nose is usually my go-to method,...

    A chain over the nose is usually my go-to method, but with a pony that is bad for diving for grass, sometimes the chain under the chin works better.
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    Speaking of tents, I bought a TB right off the...

    Speaking of tents, I bought a TB right off the track, and took it on a short ride to a neighbor's house two days after I bought it. I was standing on the horse talking to the neighbor, and a pop-up...
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    As a trainer, you usually can see basically what...

    As a trainer, you usually can see basically what you've got even if the horse is unfit. You can tell basic temperament, basic training, and basic form over fences. I buy horses all the time that...
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    Certainly. We've broke out older horses and had...

    Certainly. We've broke out older horses and had them go on to have useful lives.
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    Could be the fact that it is winter. Or his back...

    Could be the fact that it is winter. Or his back could still be sore. When I have a sore-backed horse I usually have at least a massage done on it, and sometimes chiropractic as well. He not only...
  7. Love the ad! That would be just the way to sell...

    Love the ad! That would be just the way to sell him! I bet it would work.
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    I have a small horse that is a packer and has...

    I have a small horse that is a packer and has taken kids as young as five on their first solo rides. But he's still able to pack around a 3' course if needed. But he is not free or very low priced....
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    Cool Calories can work well, but be aware you...

    Cool Calories can work well, but be aware you need to feed a fair amount of it to help with weight gain...I've never had any horse gain weight on less than 8 of their scoops (the ones that are in the...
  10. The gaiting will make it tougher to sell to the...

    The gaiting will make it tougher to sell to the non-gaited crowd. If he will reliably gait under saddle, I would market him to the gaited horse community instead. Appaloosas are one of those horses...
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    With your description I would go Baucher.

    With your description I would go Baucher.
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    For resale, the 16.1H horse will be worth more...

    For resale, the 16.1H horse will be worth more than the 15.3H horse as a general rule. However, in your example, at a $5000 price point, they probably would be pretty equal, but you would put your...
  13. Regarding riding on the trail alone; no, I as a...

    Regarding riding on the trail alone; no, I as a seller would not allow that. There is too much liability. I have in the past allowed a seller to take a horse a short ways up the road from the farm...
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    By the way, when you treat for lice, you need to...

    By the way, when you treat for lice, you need to retreat in a couple of weeks to get any new ones that hatch.
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    Lice powder works well.

    Lice powder works well.
  16. I agree with the poster who says the horse sounds...

    I agree with the poster who says the horse sounds barn sour. this can be a pain in the neck to correct. When I have had to deal with it I will do various things: one, I work the horse on the...
  17. Hunter & Sport Horse (I think that was what it...

    Hunter & Sport Horse (I think that was what it was called)
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    Poll: I always leave halters on, because it is easier...

    I always leave halters on, because it is easier to catch them if they escape. New England.
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    usually a hunter division is two to four over...

    usually a hunter division is two to four over fences classes and a flat class, depending on where you are showing.
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    A couple of things. In my experience, sometimes...

    A couple of things. In my experience, sometimes young horses will have a one-time moment when they have a bucking fit like you described--and then they don't ever again. Those horses need to be...
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    I would agree that most sellers don't knowingly...

    I would agree that most sellers don't knowingly misrepresent their horses. They just may not know. I drove 4 hours one day to look at a 15.2H bay QH mare. When I got there it was a 14.3H chestnut...
  22. Definately see a doctor. I knew someone once...

    Definately see a doctor. I knew someone once that got very groggy riding, and they were having an allergy attack that was closing off their airway so they couldn't breathe!
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    I had to quote this because I agree...

    I had to quote this because I agree...
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    Wow! That is one way of looking at it that I had...

    Wow! That is one way of looking at it that I had not thought of...I guess I expect people to ride a little better than they do. But I think you are right, that is a problem. I think that it really...
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    No, it isn't a problem videoing a horse that...

    No, it isn't a problem videoing a horse that needs the ten minute warm-up, it is a problem showing it to buyers when they arrive! They as a general rule do not want to watch a horse warming up--this...
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