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  1. I've never heard a seat saver called a numnah -...

    I've never heard a seat saver called a numnah - and I grew up with British terms.
  2. Thread: DELETE

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    When measuring "english"style saddles they are...

    When measuring "english"style saddles they are measured from the front of the pommel to the back of the cantle - so I think you are measuring them too small.
  3. I'm not sure I'd want to use it as bedding. I...

    I'm not sure I'd want to use it as bedding. I lived for a while in a peat area and so the horses were living on peat land. It played heck with their feet. Even the smallest little holes would end up...
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    Needing CoTH advice

    I am competing in a wild horse challenge. I have been allocated a large pony who is proving to be very trainable. Our first competition is in a few weeks time. The ridden section is a freestyle and...
  5. Hormonal birth control didn't work on the New...

    Hormonal birth control didn't work on the New Zealand widl horses. Not sure why, but it hardly made a dent in their reproductive rate.
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    When you get your next stable job, why don't you...

    When you get your next stable job, why don't you explain that you are a little out of practise and suggest that for the first 3 months you are paid a contract price for the work they want you to do....
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    I haven't read all the replies, but I usually say...

    I haven't read all the replies, but I usually say to people who are in the should I sell / should I keep quandary: Go out and seriously look for a replacement. If you find a horse who will replace...
  8. Is the bar to stop Rory getting in? And if so,...

    Is the bar to stop Rory getting in? And if so, why so high when its not going to have a horse in it?
  9. I'd love to use them, simply from their videos....

    I'd love to use them, simply from their videos. Clearly they know horses- in all their forms and types and personalities. And it looks as if they have fun providing that excellent customer service.
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    I use a hood. In summer, cotton with a slippery...

    I use a hood. In summer, cotton with a slippery lining along the mane. I really like the way they don't rub the mane out, but train it to lie flat.
  11. I believe that children today are less exposed to...

    I believe that children today are less exposed to danger and thus accidents and pain than they were 20+ years ago. They have little opportunity to assess their pain levels and work out how much pain...
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    I didn't read the whole article, but wonder what...

    I didn't read the whole article, but wonder what the definition of "long term" and "many years" is. Human athletes tend to have a longer "working" life than equine athletes. The fewer number of years...
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    I think that after a few minutes when they got...

    I think that after a few minutes when they got used to it, a number of mine would proceed to attack it and stomp it into the ground!!
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    Because when you do go fast (which is what...

    Because when you do go fast (which is what eventers ?do), the flap pushes up against your helmet, rather than down over your eyes (which is REALLY dorky).
  15. Thread: Hands?

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    Is she riding outside the arena? Up and down...

    Is she riding outside the arena? Up and down hills and banks, through water, over logs etc? She needs to have a reason to maintain contact and trotting or cantering down a hill is a pretty good...
  16. I have travelled numerous horses over the years...

    I have travelled numerous horses over the years in hobbles. I train them when I am starting them, usually roping or strapping up a front leg. Horses learn to tolerate the restriction very quickly....
  17. A little bit off track, but: My vet has a life...

    A little bit off track, but:
    My vet has a life size model horse that they stand in the aisle way in front of the boxes if they have a single horse in for care. It makes a real difference to the...
  18. You beat me to this. Everything we feed our...

    You beat me to this. Everything we feed our horses are "substances" - and could actually also be defined as "performance enhancing". Most of the "substances" are also herbs - because horses are...
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    I was an extra in two of The Lord of the Rings...

    I was an extra in two of The Lord of the Rings movies: galloping across the plains, escaping into the castle, going out to battle with my fellow rangers and lots of foot soldier scenes with Shadowfax...
  20. Watch some horses in a herd and observe how the...

    Watch some horses in a herd and observe how the alpha mare (usually) or gelding manages the bratty, pushy horses who try to get above their station. Treat him like that.

    Other horses would...
  21. This is a kaimanawa pony who was at my place...

    This is a kaimanawa pony who was at my place recently for handling after being mustered out of the wild. At this stage she was about 6 weeks off the ranges. Clearly lack of exposure to horse eating...
  22. That mule is very well trained to voice - he's...

    That mule is very well trained to voice - he's doing as he's told. He's wearing blinkers, so can't see behind himself and can't really tell where his wagon is going.
  23. What's happened for the pony? This is one of the...

    What's happened for the pony? This is one of the most awesome things about COTH. I see people from all over the place pulling together to make things happen for a pony no one has even met. Go COTH.
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    I've used heaps of different sorts and also hate...

    I've used heaps of different sorts and also hate the ones that blow hair into your face. Lister are the best. They have vents at the back, behind where you hold them. (Well the three different models...
  25. See, that's why I drive as well as event. They're...

    See, that's why I drive as well as event. They're both such an adrenalin buzz. I'd love to do four ponies in hand like that. I also have to say that back stepping is just as much fun as actually...
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