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    You might want to consider whether your horse is...

    You might want to consider whether your horse is naturally better suited for a different career than one as a 'quiet hunter.'

    To get a horse who isn't predisposed to be so to be quiet "right out...
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    Is it over or still going on? I'm hearing music....

    Is it over or still going on? I'm hearing music. And not seeing much.
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    When you say 'energetic,' is this a recent change...

    When you say 'energetic,' is this a recent change in his behavior?

    Because the diet he was on sounded pretty good.

    How hard is he working? (How 'calm' do you want him?)
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    It can be very difficult to convince "locals" of...

    It can be very difficult to convince "locals" of the wisdom of Table II classes.

    Winning and points takes precedence over all else. So it can seem quite alien to get to a 'better' level and all...
  5. Then again who needs COTH? The OP's are SURE...

    Then again who needs COTH?

    The OP's are SURE to get a host of quality recommendations from their query on Horse Show Diva! :confused::eek::confused:
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    :eek: MELT? As in cooking? How, in a microwave?...

    :eek: MELT? As in cooking? How, in a microwave?

    Or do you mean simply dissolving in hot water?

    (Cooking medicine seems so...so...NQR?)
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    Any of these suggestions sound very difficult to...

    Any of these suggestions sound very difficult to manage if you are taking care not to do damage to a not yet stable jaw. (How can you 'hold up his head' without disturbing it?) If he's eating well,...
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    Hoping the OP will be back with an update, and...

    Hoping the OP will be back with an update, and that it's a good one....
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    Sorry for the mixed news. A horse of this age...

    Sorry for the mixed news.

    A horse of this age might well have trouble chewing in any case (even if they are able to tear grass or hay with their incisors, it's their molars that cause trouble as...
  10. This injury is 8 months + 5 weeks ago? You...

    This injury is 8 months + 5 weeks ago?

    You need to be working WITH a vet, who needs to tell you EXACTLY what to do with this horse--no way can strangers on an internet give you advice on this one....
  11. Thread: Crop/bat/whip

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    It sounds like your rides aren't very structured....

    It sounds like your rides aren't very structured. Like the earlier poster, I wonder if you are working with a trainer?

    Consistency and structure are very important in training any youngster,...
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    It will take time (and his jaw needs to rest so...

    It will take time (and his jaw needs to rest so it can start to heal, so keep food soft, as sipping is better than chewing). IV fluids will keep him hydrated, and the amount of weight loss, though...
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    Brookledge More horses going TO Oclala right...

    Brookledge

    More horses going TO Oclala right now than away as that circuit is just starting up. But that means empty trucks after dropping off loads.
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    "bagging him?" Do you mean giving him IV fluids?...

    "bagging him?" Do you mean giving him IV fluids?

    I'd wonder that they are feeding him chopped anything at this point. Wouldn't a soaked senior feed that could be sipped rather than munched be...
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    You look like you are riding really well. Why do...

    You look like you are riding really well. Why do you think it's wrong?

    Do you have video?
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    1/3 lease price, divided by 12, x 3 (assuming 12...

    1/3 lease price, divided by 12, x 3 (assuming 12 weeks of WEF)

    Then a WEF premium of at least double (more for a big winner), with lessee paying all associated expenses, including shipping,...
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    If you get your kicks from working with horses...

    If you get your kicks from working with horses that you might lose control over at any given second, and would like to perpetuate the idea that this is the norm, have at it.

    That's certainly not...
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    If the horse has doubts about this, the...

    If the horse has doubts about this, the partnership is in trouble. Sometimes serious trouble.

    Panicking horse in a crosstie? Just get out of the way.

    Panicking bolting horse on a longe...
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    Height/weight on driver licenses are not...

    Height/weight on driver licenses are not generally verified. Not a good example.

    This is a problem manufactured by adults with a LOT of money and prestige at stake.

    The "concern" voiced by...
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    I came to the realization some time ago that...

    I came to the realization some time ago that 'ground covering' in the show hunter sense of the word simply means big, and does not imply that a horse is traveling at a significant pace.

    That...
  21. Not necessarily. The FEI has been known to...

    Not necessarily.

    The FEI has been known to issue such reprimands when the alternative is not to and leave themselves open to accusations by animal rights movement of being insensitive.
  22. THAT'S the video?

    That has got to be the worst quality video I have ever seen, and I can make no judgement call as to whether the horse was overcorrected, or simply overreacted to an appropriate correction in the heat...
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    She is not being a bitch. She's a HORSE. She's...

    She is not being a bitch. She's a HORSE. She's acting like a HORSE who is being irritated (as opposed to trained) and she is attempting to express it and rid herself of the irritation (you).
    ...
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    Watched the video. Could it be soreness? ...

    Watched the video.

    Could it be soreness? Sure.

    He goes pretty typically of a horse that is brewing navicular soreness. This can happen in both feet, so the horse can appear to jog sound. ...
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    Bottom line is this is not a saddle problem, or a...

    Bottom line is this is not a saddle problem, or a pony problem, or a saddle fitter problem The problem is that you are big for this pony, not a lot you can do about that. You're an adult--in other...
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