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  1. Thread: Sweet feed

    by Silverbell
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    Apologies for the unintentionally misleading...

    Apologies for the unintentionally misleading thread title. The feed is Triple Crown Complete, which smells sweet but is probably not a "sweet feed" as we know it. Anyway, many thanks! I am happy...
  2. Thread: Sweet feed

    by Silverbell
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    Sweet feed

    My barn is switching to a feed in which the first two ingredients are beet pulp and molasses. I can opt out and continue with the senior formula my older horse is getting now, but it would be less...
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    I was so cheered by this information (being...

    I was so cheered by this information (being ancient myself) I looked it up and found her age is actually 63-- which of course is no less incredibly awesome-- and rides 20 horses a morning. So I'm...
  4. The animated video lacked only one thing-- mud...

    The animated video lacked only one thing-- mud slowly splotching up the view until our first pair of goggles is pulled down, whereupon the view is instantly clear again, only to be re-splotched, with...
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    A host of excellent suggestions-- many thanks to...

    A host of excellent suggestions-- many thanks to all!
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    These are really good!

    These are really good!
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    How do you encourage yourself

    when prospects are bad (physical limitations of horse, financial limitations of rider, unpleasant barn atmosphere, etc.) and you need a boost?
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    I once read someplace that greys are generally...

    I once read someplace that greys are generally more unflappable than their bay and chestnut cousins; maybe that's why they're more expensive! The grey OTTB mare that I'm riding now certainly bears...
  9. Thanks to all-- for the good information, not to...

    Thanks to all-- for the good information, not to mention entertaining descriptions!
  10. Has anybody heard of bedding a stall in this way?

    One of the stall cleaners at our barn leaves each stall with the bedding swept clean a good four feet at the front and the same at the back, leaving a narrow strip of bedding across the center for...
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    Off season fitness

    Freelance exercise riders, do you ever not travel with the business and if so, how do you stay fit during the off season?
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    Dressage Life, that feels like the right way to...

    Dressage Life, that feels like the right way to go. The owner is really nice and who knows, if we do well might decide to go all in. : )

    High Flyer, quite understandable (and congrats on the...
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    Exhibitor-Owner Agreements

    A recent thread on the hunter/jumper forum prompted me to ask: If a rider is showing a horse owned by someone else, who gets to keep the ribbons? I am schooling a horse for an owner who is thrilled...
  14. Can't wait to put these to use! Thanks, everyone!

    Can't wait to put these to use! Thanks, everyone!
  15. Today while doing forward and back within trot...

    Today while doing forward and back within trot (our “accordion” exercise) I had the idea of matching the shortened steps to the quicker lengthened tempo, making them quicker too, and the little...
  16. This is very do-able. Thank you!

    This is very do-able. Thank you!
  17. Gets quick during lengthen stride in trot

    I am schooling a TB-Andalusian mare, beginning First Level. The only wrinkle that has me completely stumped is, we can’t lengthen stride in trot without quickening tempo. She will remain soft in...
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    It is sooo important to ride for someone you...

    It is sooo important to ride for someone you trust. I’m curious if scary coach behaves the same way with all her students. Don’t let the turkeys get you down. Recently I tried one lesson with an...
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