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  1. Thread: Blind horse

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    Blind horse

    Hi Cothers!

    I would like to know your thoughts and experience with blind horses.

    At the barn I used to ride, one of the mare recently became blind. She is 15yo, got a baby 4 months ago and...
  2. Thread: Blind horse

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    I will follow your advice and put this thread in...

    I will follow your advice and put this thread in the Horse Care section.

    EDIT: any way to delete this thread?
  3. Thread: Blind horse

    by Florent
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    Blind horse

    Hi Cothers!

    I would like to know your thoughts and experience with blind horses.

    At the barn I used to ride, one of the mare recently became blind. She is 15yo, got a baby 4 months ago and...
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    I got as many good and bad adventures within...

    I got as many good and bad adventures within U-Ship and outside U-Ship...

    At the end of the day I would recommend discussing over the phone with the company you select, just to make sure they are...
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    Palmolive sounds good...but is there one without...

    Palmolive sounds good...but is there one without scent?
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    Can I put my horse in the dishwasher? :winkgrin:

    Can I put my horse in the dishwasher? :winkgrin:
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    How to groom a horse?

    Here I go with my stupid questions... :D

    How do you get your horse to be super clean when showing?

    Obviously, I know how to groom...but what are your tricks?
    Do you think a clipped horse is...
  8. Thread: Dumb horse

    by Florent
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    I respectfully disagree: ignoring a problem does...

    I respectfully disagree: ignoring a problem does not always make it disappear. Circling around the post does not make the horse focus on the post. He is asked to focus on being on the aids, without...
  9. Thread: Dumb horse

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    Sorry, I did not properly explained the...

    Sorry, I did not properly explained the situation. Basically:
    - walking on the rail, then horse contracts and is frightened by the post (no doubt on that) which is obviously not on the rail!
    - so I...
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    Thanks Dianehalpin!!

    Thanks Dianehalpin!!
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    Where do you find the schedule of those shows?...

    Where do you find the schedule of those shows? For Illinois? :-D

    I am guessing those are not breed inspections?

    Also just to get an idea, how much costs a professional handler?
  12. Thread: Dumb horse

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    Ahahah!! :D Sounds too familiar...but I really...

    Ahahah!! :D Sounds too familiar...but I really enjoy horses that walk straight unless otherwise directed...those are good horses!!



    I also hope I can...I have my own horse to start, and am not...
  13. Thread: Dumb horse

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    This is true. But when he hears a noise he...

    This is true. But when he hears a noise he behaves differently than what I was referring to. He freezes and looks in the direction of the noise.



    Smells do not come and leave within seconds,...
  14. Thread: Dumb horse

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    I am glad to see people sharing their...

    I am glad to see people sharing their experience!!!

    @naturalequus
    You are right. The horse needs to be conditioned to trust the rider/handler and seeing something often does not mean he will not...
  15. Thread: Dumb horse

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    What would you think of a horse permanently...

    What would you think of a horse permanently scared of things that do not scare any other horse and that he has been shown many times? I am thinking about things such as jump poles, pile of dirt...
    ...
  16. Thread: Dumb horse

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    Good, that's the kind of information I was...

    Good, that's the kind of information I was looking for. :)
  17. Thread: Dumb horse

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    Wtf? What is that for?

    Wtf? What is that for?
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    If you are light-weighted, your horse will most...

    If you are light-weighted, your horse will most likely jump higher without saddle than with a saddle...well...of course you need to have a very good position, just like those two girls!

    As for the...
  19. Thread: Dumb horse

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    Dumb horse

    Very simple topic...

    How do you know whether your horse is "mentally challenged" or not?

    Is there any test for equine?
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    Think about the following.... When people want...

    Think about the following....

    When people want to learn, they go to college. It will cost YOU at least $10k a year... :D
    My point: if you are really learning something (maybe simply what working...
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    Oh!!! The good old question!!! :D Most already...

    Oh!!! The good old question!!! :D

    Most already gave the right advice (in my opinion). Keep the horse only if you can afford it.
    Like most, I had to wait to be able to pay for the...
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    Poll: That's an interesting post.... I would go to...

    That's an interesting post....

    I would go to any kind of show without a trainer as long as I have the experience and expertise to perform properly by myself.

    My only question to all: how do you...
  23. Just for the pleasure of being slightly off topic...

    Just for the pleasure of being slightly off topic and to comfort Arizona DQ remark... :D

    Immigration in the US is NOT illegal.
    Illegal immigration in the US is illegal.
    The US immigration law...
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    Alterby> Do not worry about my skills, confidence...

    Alterby> Do not worry about my skills, confidence or understanding of "horse mechanisms"...I can assure you you will hardly find a sound horse I cannot properly ride. I am not here to brag about my...
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    Well...this sounds like a story where the snake...

    Well...this sounds like a story where the snake is eating his tail....

    I am from Europe and now live in the US, so I can safely say I have a good feeling of the difference between the two...
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