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  1. Bought a feral four year old. Could not train him...

    Bought a feral four year old. Could not train him to pick up right hind no matter what I tried. Would either kick, or break crossties and exit the area. Started giving him a treat for every foot he...
  2. This was not a "warmblood championship". Totally...

    This was not a "warmblood championship". Totally inappropriate thing to say.
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    8 of us are going, and already have purchased...

    8 of us are going, and already have purchased tickets. Did not know about the first four rows being removed, so am excited to know tickets are better than I thought!
    We also went together and rented...
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    My gelding is very straight behind, and also...

    My gelding is very straight behind, and also shortbacked. He is half TB. As others said, making sure they are strong enough for the work is important. He does find it harder to collect, but has a...
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    The sound of horses munching A freshly groomed...

    The sound of horses munching
    A freshly groomed arena
    Handgrazing at a show, after achieving ones goals for the day
    Those bright eyes
    Walking out on a long rein after a good lesson
    first cup of...
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    To the OP- I think those comments are pretty...

    To the OP- I think those comments are pretty typical for someone starting to show 2nd level. Don't give up! If you work with a trainer, let her know you want honest criticism of the level of...
  7. I did. Horse number one, he knew I was...

    I did. Horse number one, he knew I was considering it. Informed him I had gone ahead and bought horse. He looked at me and said "I have to think about this". The next day we discussed it and agreed,...
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    Just a general comment-the barn can be beautiful,...

    Just a general comment-the barn can be beautiful, the vet care tremendous, no expense spared....and the horses still not treated well. In any discipline/country. As my Mom would have said-can't...
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    After my own experiences, and hearing horror...

    After my own experiences, and hearing horror stories from friends and online, I would not leave a horse in training anywhere, with anybody, unless I could be there almost daily. I have seen horses...
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    I pay $325 a month for pasture retirement board....

    I pay $325 a month for pasture retirement board. (midwest) That fee includes daily grain, with the addition of an supplements I choose to provide (pay for)added, an appropriately fenced pasture, with...
  11. "It would take you all of 5 minutes to sign up...

    "It would take you all of 5 minutes to sign up for Facebook, and you do not have to use your real name, post any photo, location, etc. You do not have to friend anyone, or accept friend requests. ...
  12. Thread: Barn Drama

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    Yes, there are. And it does start with the BO and...

    Yes, there are. And it does start with the BO and BM, along with the trainer, if there is one. They have to have a clear set of rules, and then be able to calmly enforce those rules across the board....
  13. As someone with a large horse, there are people -...

    As someone with a large horse, there are people - who handle smaller horses just fine, who are intimidated by his size. He knows this, and can act accordingly. A sharp tug on the lead, and a growly...
  14. Fasciotomy to remove pressure on ligament and...

    Fasciotomy to remove pressure on ligament and neurectomy to cut nerve.
  15. My horse has the same injury. Was told by vet (at...

    My horse has the same injury. Was told by vet (at well known veterinary school) to do surgery, and given pretty grim prognosis. Did some research on who has had success treating these types of...
  16. I think there is a big population of horse owners...

    I think there is a big population of horse owners who do not know what conformation is, and even if they did, would not care. They want horses they can ride on the weekend, throw the neighbor kids up...
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    Did the lameness exam include blocks? That would...

    Did the lameness exam include blocks? That would give you someplace to start looking.
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    Horse tore his right check ligament. Vet school...

    Horse tore his right check ligament. Vet school called it a "significant injury". They said at least 6 months, and recommended a small paddock/dry lot. I turned him back out in his pasture, we did...
  19. The other issue that comes into play is the...

    The other issue that comes into play is the comfort zone one. Starting collection means building power-for a lot of older ammies that is pretty intimidating. An international rider I cliniced with...
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    Turnout

    He is either unhappy or bored. Turn him out 24/7. Happier, healthier horse. :yes:
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    temp difference

    [QUOTE=Shagyas Rock;8213831]If it's so warm that jackets are waived, I cannot imagine wanting to wear a blackor even a navy shirt. Dark colors absorb heat - soaks it in like a sponge actually. . ....
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    Compression fx T8 after a fall down some stairs....

    Compression fx T8 after a fall down some stairs. Back to work in 6 weeks (job involves heavy physical activity). Some arthritis there now, and strangely, the spot over the bone is itchy. Happened 20+...
  23. I bought the Mountain Horse Victoria, and then...

    I bought the Mountain Horse Victoria, and then too them to a local shoe shop that does custom work. Had a gullet put in, and had them stretched. Have had them 3 years and are holding up great.
  24. Thread: Draft Horses

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    My full percheron, that I showed in 2006. ...

    My full percheron, that I showed in 2006.
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=10204372117288132&set=pb.1386199818.-2207520000.1425392609.&type=3&theater
    My draft cross, Perch/TB...
  25. www.forresthillfarm.com Jennifer Kaiser and...

    www.forresthillfarm.com
    Jennifer Kaiser and Korin Rinaldo
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