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    Are you now 5 years down the track? If so,...

    Are you now 5 years down the track?

    If so, has the horse not yet hit the big time? When is he going to?

    Horses don't care what they do as long as they are fed and cared for. He will not stand...
  2. I rope horses as part of their training. I can't...

    I rope horses as part of their training. I can't throw a lasso, though I'd dearly love to - another tool to add.

    The horses that I work are feral. They come any age, mares and stallions as well...
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    Buck's pretty up front. I wonder if the person...

    Buck's pretty up front. I wonder if the person who posted the photos on face book saying they were abuse (and I note that the person who actually took the photos didn't appear to see it as abuse) has...
  4. I am not usually a grammer nazi, but this post...

    I am not usually a grammer nazi, but this post has to be the all-time best example of why paragraph breaks and punctuation were invented!!!!
  5. I grew up hooning ponies around (with my...

    I grew up hooning ponies around (with my siblings) on country like this. Best place to learn to stick on a pony ever. Apart from mustering, it was our job, from a very young age, to look for "cast"...
  6. I use neither!!!! Shock, horror! I have very...

    I use neither!!!! Shock, horror!

    I have very little hair there, and am told that it is the excretion from hair pores combined with bugs on the skin which create the smell. Sometimes I use talcum...
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    Wow, wherever that lady lived sure had scary rats...

    Wow, wherever that lady lived sure had scary rats if she thought your dog looked like one!
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    I have angora goats. A few years ago I had an...

    I have angora goats. A few years ago I had an orphan kid who was being hand raised by one of the children living with me at the time. Vet came to see a horse and brought with her a visiting vet....
  9. I hear it often - usually children and...

    I hear it often - usually children and americans!!! The same people usually say "twenny" for "twenty" and "thirdy" for "thirty".
    What you hear around you is the way you end up speaking.
  10. I've seen that video a few times now- always get...

    I've seen that video a few times now- always get a giggle. I've never seen an explanation of what actually happened, but it looks as if the lead jockey suddenly realised that he was on the wrong...
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    The shoulders are not what you should be thinking...

    The shoulders are not what you should be thinking about when you are working out diagonals - as aregard said.

    You should be rising as the INSIDE hind leg comes forward. We are lucky that trot is a...
  12. When you pick up her feet, tip her toes back...

    When you pick up her feet, tip her toes back towards her heel. Its much harder for her to push down on you if you do that. It also means that most of the time you can hold her foot up with one hand,...
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    As a previous poster said: lure him into a stall...

    As a previous poster said: lure him into a stall while you are there. Make sure he knows that he gets treats, pats and cuddles in the stall. Then when he is outside that stall he gets sprayed with...
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    I am a huge fan of TBs - Off the track, breeding,...

    I am a huge fan of TBs - Off the track, breeding, racing, whatever - BUT - this really doesn't sound like a good plan. If you want to breed a triple crown winner, you need to get to know TBs - not...
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    What an awesome postie!!

    What an awesome postie!!
  16. In my experience - and I start all horses to cope...

    In my experience - and I start all horses to cope with flags, whips, ropes etc.- if they have had a couple of good sessions (around 10 - 20 mins each) or are basically well handled, albeit...
  17. One of mine has trained me to fiddle with his...

    One of mine has trained me to fiddle with his forelock - twirl it round my finger as I'm talking to someone or waiting. He puts his forehead low against my leg so his forelock / top of head is just...
  18. A friend and I put costumes together for two...

    A friend and I put costumes together for two little girls on their welsh ponies. The tomboy was dressed as a knight with her horse with cover, poll tassles and all. The other child wanted something...
  19. We hunt over wire all the time, and often over...

    We hunt over wire all the time, and often over barbed wire too. Horses get used to it, we aim for the posts and they rarely have any problems. The only problem I see is that they don't learn to jump...
  20. Either tell her up front that you won't be taking...

    Either tell her up front that you won't be taking her anymore, or tell her that you are frustrated with her being so slow. Next time you are going somewhere tell her you will be leaving at such and...
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    I second the idea that pony might be at his...

    I second the idea that pony might be at his weight limit.
    If you want to continue to work on this, here is what I do with my little pony (also 10:1 hh) First I drive him. That gets rid of the...
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    I've taught large numbers of children to ride,...

    I've taught large numbers of children to ride, not usually in a riding school type system, but rather a get out and have fun way. They have all turned out to be good riders, well admired for their...
  23. I understand what you are saying - BUT: The...

    I understand what you are saying - BUT: The product I used is a recognised omeprazole treatment, but is uncoated so that the drug treats ulcers in all areas of the gut. The article you quoted...
  24. Naturally, we have different laws here and no FDA...

    Naturally, we have different laws here and no FDA (MPI instead), but when one of my horses recently appeared subjectively to have ulcers (no scope) my vet gave me a tube of unbuffered / uncoated...
  25. Don't mean to hijack, but I'd love to have a...

    Don't mean to hijack, but I'd love to have a omeprazole product that is designed to feed through. The ones we can get here are all fairly small dose (5 - 10 mls).I always feel that with a dose that...
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