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  1. More important than wrinkles is where the teeth...

    More important than wrinkles is where the teeth are. Geldings are usually a bit harder since the bit needs to sit between the molars and the canine teeth. Mares don't have canines so somewhere...
  2. Ann Sutton. I believe both she and Karen Lende...

    Ann Sutton. I believe both she and Karen Lende O'Conner retired there. Horses tried to bounce it unsuccessfully.
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    I had a horse brought to me for training that...

    I had a horse brought to me for training that would collapse his front end after saddling when he was asked to walk forward. Turns out he had a rib "out." I had a vet do osteopathy on him to put it...
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    For the most part, I think it can be taught to...

    For the most part, I think it can be taught to someone with an open mind. Some people are just more intuitive or observant than others and will be better at it.
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    You are missing the point here I think. If the...

    You are missing the point here I think. If the horse is fighting, you have over faced it. Just as teaching a horse to jump the first time and facing it with a 3 foot fence would also be over facing...
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    Yes. Negative Reinforcement is not bad! It is...

    Yes. Negative Reinforcement is not bad! It is something unpleasant that is removed when the desired behavior is offered. People confuse it with punishment. A leg aid is negative reinforcement. Apply...
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    For over 25 years TTouch founder, Linda...

    For over 25 years TTouch founder, Linda Tellington-Jones has taught a week long "Starting the young horse" Clinic at the Bitterroot Ranch in Wyoming. During that time only ONE horse ever bucked....
  8. Is this fence harder or easier than the XC fences these days?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153117584222935&set=gm.10155682169980374&type=1&theater

    Whadya think?
  9. I was told yesterday by a saddle fitter that...

    I was told yesterday by a saddle fitter that these sheepskin half pads absorb shock really well. She has a computerized saddle fit system (she did not bring it with her though) and she said you can...
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    Are you sure it is the hocks? SI and saddle fit...

    Are you sure it is the hocks? SI and saddle fit issues can cause over use of hocks making them sore.

    Have you tried a Chiropractor or Osteopath?
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    I think In Reality and Damscus throw good...

    I think In Reality and Damscus throw good temperaments.

    I had a Damascus grand daughter a few years ago. She came off the track and in just a few weeks became a kids horse. She was very quiet and...
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    I had one that was by Great Above but his dam...

    I had one that was by Great Above but his dam sire was Clever Trick. He was incredibly athletic but was missing a couple of screws. I asked someone who had handled stallions at several farms in...
  13. The dread is gone and I have a new horse! Here...

    The dread is gone and I have a new horse!
    Here he is:
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/my+road+scholar
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    That pic reminds me of when I once saw a local,...

    That pic reminds me of when I once saw a local, "well-respected" show hunter trainer schooling a horse in a gag bit attached to a wire headstall.

    Really?

    If these trainers were any good they...
  15. Do PPEs fill you with a feeling of dread or of glee? Yippie!!

    This will be the second one in this search for a horse. I've made a concerted effort to be a bit distanced so I don't get too attached. He is nice but I am very unsettled about it.:uhoh:
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    I am wondering if she is in breach of contract...

    I am wondering if she is in breach of contract for not providing the services. Look at the contract and see what it says about her end of the bargain.

    Can you have someone familiar with reading...
  17. She didn't exactly sit tight!

    She didn't exactly sit tight!
  18. I have never understood why they are allowed to...

    I have never understood why they are allowed to use the whip so much. In eventing we are allowed 3 times behind the leg and only after a disobedience or to get the horse to go forward.

    I think...
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    Was the Extension agent Timothy Mize?

    Was the Extension agent Timothy Mize?
  20. I second the LS. Your horse could have food...

    I second the LS.

    Your horse could have food allergies. You can test for them.
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    PULL UP! Makes a HUGE difference in their...

    PULL UP! Makes a HUGE difference in their comfort level!
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    Okay so the deal is I AM a professional. I...

    Okay so the deal is I AM a professional. I reschool and rehab difficult horses. And I have plucked many horses out of auctions and from kill buyers. But at the moment, having sold a horse last fall,...
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    Cantering on a loose rein while you are talking...

    Cantering on a loose rein while you are talking on your cell phone while not wearing a helmet in the warm-up ring of the oldest horse show in the country is a super cool thing to do!
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    Need input on ongoing EPM treatment

    So my 22 year old gelding with a heart condition showed ataxia over two months ago. Vet and I suspected EPM and started treating it first with dex for a week and ducoquinate. Blood was drawn and a...
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    Wow! You are Blessed! Go buy a lottery ticket or...

    Wow! You are Blessed! Go buy a lottery ticket or bet on a race or something!

    I caught an almost fire many years ago. A boarder had put a water heater in a bucket and forgotten it and left the...
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