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    I have really like these boots. ...

    I have really like these boots. http://www.doversaddlery.com/ventech-all-purpose-boots/p/X1-04677/ I was surprised because I am not a fan of the old style Professionals Choice boots---but some of...
  2. THanks for all your replies! I am more in line...

    THanks for all your replies! I am more in line with MysticOakRanch and Redmond in how I have brought along my young horse. I started her in a jumping saddle and have been posting the trot. I...
  3. Young horses: When do you start sitting the trot?

    I was watching some of the videos from the USDF site with clips from young horse clinics. I was a little surprised to see the clinician ask the riders to sit the trot on horses that were 3 years...
  4. This sounds exactly like me! I bought my 3 year...

    This sounds exactly like me! I bought my 3 year old in June and I am having so much fun with her, I have to remind myself to take it slow! It helps that I have 2 other horses to ride (one is 9 and...
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    We don't have cavaletti's at our barn--but we do...

    We don't have cavaletti's at our barn--but we do have lots of ground poles. I have been setting up ground pole exercises once a week for my husband and his horse---and I ride my horse through them...
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    I have been following it! I went to Adelaide...

    I have been following it! I went to Adelaide last year (as a spectator) so it caught my eye. What a great adventure---of course, now she is in the hospital. Hope her appendix checks out and she...
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    Not a breeder, but I have a 1/2 Trak 1/2 Tb that...

    Not a breeder, but I have a 1/2 Trak 1/2 Tb that I event at the lower levels. I know a few other local eventers that have Traks, or crosses. My mare was originally bred to be a hunter, I bought her...
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    Thank you for all the replies. Very helpful. I...

    Thank you for all the replies. Very helpful. I bought a bag of the pelleted alfalfa today The pellets are small, like pelleted food. I did find alfalfa cubes at another store-- so I may try...
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    Alfalfa cubes vs pellets

    I wanted to start feeding my 3 year old some alfalfa cubes to help ,maintain her weight this winter ( I board and she is out 24/7 with another horse, so I don't have as much control over how much hay...
  10. Awww---great story! Hopefully (down the road)...

    Awww---great story! Hopefully (down the road) you can also get this horse trained to the point that his owner can get on and ride him too!

    We have a draft cross (1/2 Percheron) who is doing...
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    Young horse training- the first year

    The "young horse trainers" thread got me thinking. Interested to hear from all of you who do bring along youngsters. What do you focus on AFTER backing through the first year of work? I know that...
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    If you are too nervous to eat something that...

    If you are too nervous to eat something that requires chewing, then I would suggest making a smoothie of whatever variation you like. That is my breakfast of choice every day, including show days. ...
  13. Thread: 2015 AEC numbers

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    Looking at the entry list and have a dumb...

    Looking at the entry list and have a dumb question. What do the divisions labeled as "ATC" represent? I see there is an Amateur, and Horse division, and then an ATC division.

    And I agree with...
  14. Sounds like you did a good job of training her up...

    Sounds like you did a good job of training her up to this point where the step of "a person sitting on my back" was a complete non-event! How rewarding is that??

    Now the real fun begins!! ...
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    Exactly!!! I hear riders talking about buying a...

    Exactly!!! I hear riders talking about buying a foal in utero, etc. because they can afford it now. And these are people that don't have their own farm. My thought on that is---ok, so add up the...
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    I bought a 3 year old in June from someone who...

    I bought a 3 year old in June from someone who has owned her since she was a yearling. She did have a few weeks under saddle at that point. We did flexions and the vet saw nothing on those. We did...
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    Like Redmond said, I think it depends on the...

    Like Redmond said, I think it depends on the horse. I have a 3 year old that I am riding lightly. She was started in January 2015 and was lunged and backed for 6 weeks. So, she was started late in...
  18. Thread: Bone Scan Stories

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    I had one done on my mare for a suspected SI...

    I had one done on my mare for a suspected SI problem as well. The vet I was working with, was a equine back specialist, and recommended it. It DID light up in the SI region--but it was not a bony...
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    Agreed LAZ! We went to the Burghley House on...

    Agreed LAZ! We went to the Burghley House on Monday (day after the event was over).

    We rented a car and stayed in Corby, which is another direction entirely---and not nearly as quaint and...
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    Well---unfortunately, I wouldn't call this area a...

    Well---unfortunately, I wouldn't call this area a "hotbed" of eventing (or even lukewarm) but if you have a trailer, there are options not too far away! For events and XC schooling, you need to...
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    Originally posted byAljierene ^This is a...

    Originally posted byAljierene


    ^This is a very good observation! Many horsepeople seem to be more bonded to the horses that are challenging, that they have had to go through lots of trials and...
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    Can I join in on this thread? Because I now have...

    Can I join in on this thread? Because I now have a new and VERY green bean! Bought her in June and she is 3 years old. She was started in February for a month, then went back out into the pasture...
  23. Dune: I just noticed that you resurrected this 2...

    Dune: I just noticed that you resurrected this 2 year old thread I posted! Yes, this all was resolved after the bone scan revealed what the issue was. We followed the protocol (stall rest, hand...
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    When I was in Australia---this seemed to be the...

    When I was in Australia---this seemed to be the "thing" for tails at competitions. At least the upper level event we went too. It stood out to my husband because almost all of them were sporting...
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    I ended up with a black jumping saddle as well...

    I ended up with a black jumping saddle as well (it was used, and I liked everything about it but the color!) But it's in great shape--not faded out. I have a black bridle anyway (I use my dressage...
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