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    That's funny--I always did the opposite--roached...

    That's funny--I always did the opposite--roached and tidy for the summer, grow out for the "warmth" in winter...mind you, rural Ontario might be a tad colder than the Island?
  2. Thread: Argh! My Trainer

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    Not to hijack this thread, but genuinely...

    Not to hijack this thread, but genuinely curious--would you continue to ride with a trainer that also has extreme or racist views and is very public about their opinions?
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    and that is safe it put on his heel as well, yes?...

    and that is safe it put on his heel as well, yes? That would definitely be an easy solution and worth trying, thank you!
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    Abscesses and the Pasture-boarded horse

    My horse has had a series of three abscesses in a row--one drained through the sole but the other two drained through the top of the bulb of the heel.

    Although I have been doing my level best to...
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    I had a horse that started out with aggressive...

    I had a horse that started out with aggressive behaviour and after several months of ground work and round penning, he became a very willing and inquisitive partner. I completely agree with you that...
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    Not sure if you were looking for them of the...

    Not sure if you were looking for them of the horse or the bit? http://www.bitbankaustralia.com.au/neue-schule-verbindend-9011/
  7. Sometimes (in a safe and controlled environment)...

    Sometimes (in a safe and controlled environment) I have my riders cross their reins...it does a lot for straightness and awareness
  8. I always have to remind myself not to read the...

    I always have to remind myself not to read the comment section of youtube.
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    This is one of my friend's yearlings, also...

    This is one of my friend's yearlings, also looking a bit scruffy, but the bone structure is still pretty evident, despite being growthy
    http://i.imgur.com/oW5Unz4.jpg

    If it were me, I would pass...
  10. Thread: Update on baby

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    hahaha! My other horse is a Paint cross and he...

    hahaha! My other horse is a Paint cross and he has NO colour...le sigh...but I am definitely glad that I picked this little girl up...she just needed a little TLC (also, the owner was very honest...
  11. Thread: Update on baby

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    Update on baby

    Last summer I purchased a yearling that was badly emaciated and unhandled, but a year later she is thriving. She is just about 15 hands (maybe a smidge over) as a two year old. She was Argentinus x...
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    I like the mental image of doing up your pant...

    I like the mental image of doing up your pant zipper...it draws your belly button in and rounds your hip out and under
  13. Thank you! I am just North of Oshawa.

    Thank you! I am just North of Oshawa.
  14. Looking for a coach for long-lining in Durham Region (Ontario, Canada)

    This may be a long shot but I am looking for a trainer to come work with my horse and I on long-lining technique. I used it with great success as a tool for my Thoroughbred, but it has been several...
  15. Thread: Lunging Cues

    by Luna
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    That's funny, I do nearly the exact same thing....

    That's funny, I do nearly the exact same thing. When I ask my horse to halt, I expect him to halt on the circle, but if I step backward, he turns to present both shoulders equally and then I can...
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    lovely!! Thank you for sharing :)

    lovely!! Thank you for sharing :)
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    Did you see the owner riding it? You may be...

    Did you see the owner riding it? You may be somewhat more impressed to see the drastic difference between their respective rides.
  18. A little late to the thread but I just wanted to...

    A little late to the thread but I just wanted to say that I have a horse who is very similar to yours and I really found great success with using an Exselle Allure. It has lovely shoulder clearance,...
  19. Thread: Lungeing Question

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    I find it helpful to use the whip pointing...

    I find it helpful to use the whip pointing towards the shoulder when i need the shoulder to move away (though too far ahead of the shoulder would give you a change of direction). The first thing I do...
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    I switched as a rider, but I still coach mainly...

    I switched as a rider, but I still coach mainly Hunter/Jumper. Making the switch was not because of any one thing. I got older and fatter, I became more interested in the bio-mechanics of the horse...
  21. Thread: Video Critique?

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    I forgot about poles! lol...I was going to...

    I forgot about poles! lol...I was going to mention that doing raised trotting poles into small x's or bounces can really help to shift their focus to where their feet are instead of the jump, and I...
  22. Thread: Video Critique?

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    She is cute and you definitely have a couple of...

    She is cute and you definitely have a couple of things working against you--namely that you had the tack malfunction and that she happen to be very clever and therefore anxious and anticipating. How...
  23. I think your exercise may be described in this...

    I think your exercise may be described in this article...I love these for integrating poles as well....easy to set up and use progressive steps for completion...
  24. Holding the reins upside down (like driving rein,...

    Holding the reins upside down (like driving rein, or how most beginners instinctively hold the reins) increases the 'pull' on the rider's elbows, allowing them to start being more conscious of the...
  25. Thread: Exselle Bridles?

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    I loved my Exselle bridle. I also had two Exselle...

    I loved my Exselle bridle. I also had two Exselle saddles, one cc and one dressage, both made in Walsall England, and I loved them.
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