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  1. Oh, Oh, I'm in LOVE!!!

    Oh, Oh, I'm in LOVE!!!
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    With green horses I'm more of the "doesn't...

    With green horses I'm more of the "doesn't matter" type. Keep you sessions short in the arena. Save the problematic exercises for the end and when you get one or two good, connected circles by the...
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    If you wear skin colored underwear usually...

    If you wear skin colored underwear usually nothing shows through.
  4. I thought he was in all very complimentary to the...

    I thought he was in all very complimentary to the top horses, trainers and riders he mentioned in the article. He was just discussing how the sport has become big business (horse showing) big money...
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    When we would hire a groom at the track their...

    When we would hire a groom at the track their interview contained a "wrap this horse part". It just about told you what you needed to know. Hopefully, anyone working with a poser will soon enough...
  6. To me classical dressage means (to paraphrase NO)...

    To me classical dressage means (to paraphrase NO) a system of progressive gymnastics of muscle suppling, strength and confidence building. I'll add mental relaxation and confidence to that too....
  7. Not to minimize her reactions to touch but I have...

    Not to minimize her reactions to touch but I have in the past come across horses (especially mares) who react to someone trying to be too gentle in their touch. I'm not saying be rough but just firm...
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    You must be talking to Manni about not liking...

    You must be talking to Manni about not liking ground work. I'd rather be in the saddle of course, but having re-started a few in my day, I know the valve of ground work. Thanks for the information.
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    "The mass of men lead lives of of quiet...

    "The mass of men lead lives of of quiet desperation".

    We had a girl around here because she took a two week Equi-tour trip insisted that she had studied in Europe. (true)

    I've got my crock pot...
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    The value of ground work is undeniable especially...

    The value of ground work is undeniable especially with a sore horse that shouldn't be ridden and that sounds like she specializes in. Not really my problem and I do a lot of similar exercises under...
  11. Did the ride by the trainer end with a calmer...

    Did the ride by the trainer end with a calmer horse?
  12. Thread: TOf and TOH

    by CFFarm
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    http://www.usdf.org/EduDocs/Training/Turnonthehaun...

    http://www.usdf.org/EduDocs/Training/Turnonthehaunches.pdf

    https://www.usef.org/documents/disciplines/dressage/FAQ/TurnOnForehand.pdf
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    Straightness Training

    http://straightnesstraining.com/


    Anyone have any experience with this girl? I use a lot of her techniques (that I can tell without joining) myself on my very crooked horse. Is it worth getting...
  14. Not that it matters but....I agree with...

    Not that it matters but....I agree with everything he said.
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    Another thing to think about. When you use...

    Another thing to think about. When you use bedding you can "bank" around the walls of the stall. This keeps horses from becoming cast if they roll in the stall. Less chance of bed sores and slips....
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    Had a couple of mares that could be just as...

    Had a couple of mares that could be just as dangerous.
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    What's his diet other than the supplements? Do...

    What's his diet other than the supplements? Do you hack out? Sometimes it's as simple as boredom and working in another area can do wonders.
  18. Poll: I took in an aged pony. Moon blindness,...

    I took in an aged pony. Moon blindness, underweight, ulcers, very defensive (still afraid of hoodies and heavy coats) hard to catch. She would be dangerous for a child or beginner. We love her and...
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    We are so glad those of you who don't like...

    We are so glad those of you who don't like Florida left. Thank you.
  20. http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/01/06/mud-rash-fightin...

    http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/01/06/mud-rash-fighting-the-bad-bacterial-boys/#axzz3yRnJSU8U

    Could be scratches. They can get pretty bad (as in the cases above) and if the the does interfere it could...
  21. My Free Max is quite normal looking. ...

    My Free Max is quite normal looking.

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    It looks cold.

    It looks cold.
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    http://www.janesavoie.com/help-stiff-horse-bend/

    http://www.janesavoie.com/help-stiff-horse-bend/
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    Paper work.

    Paper work.
  25. The fact that horses change shape when they move...

    The fact that horses change shape when they move to me is another reason for a treeless, not against. a hard tree isn't going to move with the horse. A treeless saddle when it warms with use forms to...
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