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  1. It's commonly known that long backed horses are...

    It's commonly known that long backed horses are easier to ride. They may have more difficulty stepping underneath themselves but a long back is better than a too short back. The nicest horses I've...
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    I love my Hastilow. If you're in the West you...

    I love my Hastilow. If you're in the West you can get one from Dawn Anderson of Anderson Equine, if you're in the East you can get one from Annette Gavin of Hastilow USA. Excellent quality,...
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    I played around with my farrier's mule last year....

    I played around with my farrier's mule last year. I never got around to cross country schooling but we went to some little jumper schooling shows. He was trained for gaming and mounted shooting. ...
  4. This is a huge pet peeve of mine as a massage...

    This is a huge pet peeve of mine as a massage therapist.

    The issue isn't that the horse is "overdeveloped" underneath and "underdeveloped" over the topline but that they are long underneath and...
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    We have bees on our farm and have had situations...

    We have bees on our farm and have had situations where the horses are grazing directly in front of the hives on a hot day when the bees are very active foraging. The horses were essentially...
  6. Cats aren't designed to eat free choice or dry...

    Cats aren't designed to eat free choice or dry food - cats are desert animals designed to get nearly all of their moisture from their food. You cat is likely dehydrated and suffering from health...
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    Moving it back was a good call and it likely...

    Moving it back was a good call and it likely needs to go down a gullet size if it is a adjustable Wintec.

    The problem with the adjustable Wintecs is that only the gullet width adjusts, not the...
  8. I think the sun bleached ends are cute!

    I think the sun bleached ends are cute!
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    Perhaps the vibration helps to release some...

    Perhaps the vibration helps to release some tension farther up the leg. I would look into getting some bodywork first (ie sports massage) to see if some of the neck stiffness and pelvic tilt can be...
  10. You're better off just getting a new saddle since...

    You're better off just getting a new saddle since you'll have to have new panels constructed since the foam is glued into the existing panels and cant be removed without destroying them. I also...
  11. I also groomed for someone who used a fake tail...

    I also groomed for someone who used a fake tail on her Arab-x in trot ups and Dressage. Kept his tail from flipping up over his back which for some reason the judges didn't like. Got much better...
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    If you look in the Bothell area, which is North...

    If you look in the Bothell area, which is North East of Seattle you'll find nice places with plenty of turnout and trail access. If a lot of space isn't an issue there are often people living in the...
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    Reading your post I thought I had come across a...

    Reading your post I thought I had come across a client of mine who has had this exact thing happen to her horse and responded the same way. For him they were both at night (in the dark). His stall...
  14. Ask your bodyworker what you can do between...

    Ask your bodyworker what you can do between sessions to help him stay comfortable. It's no good when the sessions are spaced too far apart that he can become a wreck in the meantime, so teaching you...
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    As a equine massage therapist I also suggest you...

    As a equine massage therapist I also suggest you obtain a diagnosis before making any treatment plans if only to rule out serious injury. Continuing to ride her or exercise her with an injury could...
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    What do you mean by "weird bump on the bottomish...

    What do you mean by "weird bump on the bottomish of his withers"? Is this a muscle knot or a subluxed vertebrae?

    Look for a saddle fitter with credentials -- after a few bad experiences I will...
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    I bought one and rode in it for a year. Bought...

    I bought one and rode in it for a year. Bought it from John Merryweather who is the JM in JMX. He fit it too narrowly for my horse and I had to sell it and give my horse's back time to rehab from...
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    I'm in Area VII and know Lindzi personally and...

    I'm in Area VII and know Lindzi personally and the horse she did her YR Championships on. She's absolutely legit and is a completely down to earth awesome person.

    She's 0% drama and I felt she...
  19. If you want to get a really inexpensive saddle...

    If you want to get a really inexpensive saddle get a Thorowgood with an adjustable tree. They're wool flocked so the flocking can be customized to your horse's back by a qualified saddle fitter and...
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    For a rider-specific core workout I recommend...

    For a rider-specific core workout I recommend Beth Glosten's Rider Pilates

    Her book is excellent at outlining postural errors and includes exercises to address and fix your problem areas with the...
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    I've found closing my eyes helps me gain a better...

    I've found closing my eyes helps me gain a better feel for how my seat is moving and whether I'm in balance with my horse. Ideally, a longe lesson with no stirrups on a steady-eddie type horse where...
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    My vet uses it on her event horse and swears by...

    My vet uses it on her event horse and swears by it. I've never used it myself but I can't see how it would hurt to use occasionally as a longing tool. I wouldn't expect it to make you breakfast --...
  23. If it's the V6 then it has a towing capacity of...

    If it's the V6 then it has a towing capacity of 3500lbs.... so they can pull the trailer with maybe one horse in it... or two ponies if they're going downhill and they don't need to brake at the...
  24. If your shedding out a horse DON'T buy a...

    If your shedding out a horse DON'T buy a furminator -- they are much less effective than shedding blades.

    We actually bought a horse furminator and a dog shedding blade and are now using the dog...
  25. I used some of the material out of the old Lvl1...

    I used some of the material out of the old Lvl1 videos from Parelli.

    Very straight forward instruction on how to work your horse from the ground. My TB had been getting in my face a lot and I...
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