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    I see. I would call that "walking off the...

    I see. I would call that "walking off the strides". My trainer has 12 feet marked on the arena rail so we can all practice walking that distance in 4 steps. This has taught me how I have to walk in...
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    Also in addition to the good advice above have...

    Also in addition to the good advice above have her say "land" after the jump or ground pole then count. Lots of beginners accidentally count the landing as a stride.
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    Practice posting to the canter, you can't do it...

    Practice posting to the canter, you can't do it from a chair seat....
  4. For the dust that just wont brush out or wipe out...

    For the dust that just wont brush out or wipe out with damp towels I reverse the vacuum and blow it out.. Seems to work better than trying to suck it up with the vacuum.
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    If you do a search of the forum you will find...

    If you do a search of the forum you will find hours of reading material, 99.9% negative....
  6. If I think about the steps as I ride I tend to...

    If I think about the steps as I ride I tend to have my horse set up correctly and get a clean change. These are the steps I go through (They actually occur more quickly and fluidly than it sounds in...
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    Ask your hunt secretary. Some hunts would mind,...

    Ask your hunt secretary. Some hunts would mind, some would not. (mine would)
  8. Short answers: 1) Hours in the saddle, nothing...

    Short answers:
    1) Hours in the saddle, nothing substitutes for being in the saddle.

    2) Practice the most those things which make you the least comfortable. (George Morris) Me, I hated jumping...
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    I pay $25 for an hour exercise ride, which...

    I pay $25 for an hour exercise ride, which includes catching horse, grooming, tacking up and doing trot and gallop sets. However, the person doing this is at the farm to do the same for about 6...
  10. Just wanted to share experience at our barn with...

    Just wanted to share experience at our barn with horse that had chronic back pain. It ultimately was relieved by SI injections but the real big improvement occurred when this horse was put on almost...
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    I take my arthritic senior horse for long trail...

    I take my arthritic senior horse for long trail rides at the walk which he seems to really enjoy. The tougher the footing the shorter I make the ride (as in 1 hour versus 2). My vet thinks...
  12. Whenever I would worry that my less than...

    Whenever I would worry that my less than professional efforts were going to "ruin" my schoolmaster jumper my trainer always said there was nothing I could do to my horse that he couldn't fix in a...
  13. Many people pump with their bodies because they...

    Many people pump with their bodies because they (with out realizing it) lock their elbows. Practice sitting the canter and exaggerate pushing your hands forward with the rhythm (and your horses neck...
  14. Voltaran gel is available over the counter in...

    Voltaran gel is available over the counter in Canada for about $20. I buy it when I'm in Canada on business. I use about 1 tube a year for various strains and pains.
  15. For what it's worth, other people are never...

    For what it's worth, other people are never thinking about you as much as you think they are (true for all of us). Just set specific goals for you and your horse and then compete against the goals...
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    For what it's worth my trainer makes us post to...

    For what it's worth my trainer makes us post to the canter fairly regularly as an exercise. If you are not centered over your base of support it is very difficult to post with every stride. In fact...
  17. I found that cheaper road studs definitely wear...

    I found that cheaper road studs definitely wear down more quickly. The ones I get for about $2.50 each from Smart Pak seem to last longer, that said how long depends of how hard the footing is. I...
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    For my horse if I set two poles at 50 feet apart...

    For my horse if I set two poles at 50 feet apart and canter them in four strides, that replicates the pace I need to carry down a line of fences. So I canter those poles until the pace feels normal....
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    My Dehner calf skins broke in on the first ride...

    My Dehner calf skins broke in on the first ride and feel like butter.
  20. Every hunt has it's own rules so best to check...

    Every hunt has it's own rules so best to check with your specific hunt. Speaking only for my club, the Volants would not be approved (and you would definitely be spoken to; kindly and in private; by...
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    My club hunts without the intent of killing...

    My club hunts without the intent of killing although I'm sure if we came upon a sick or wounded fox or coyote they might be in peril. We often know who we are chasing by the pattern they run. They...
  22. Ditto this and Congratulations. Far too many...

    Ditto this and Congratulations. Far too many people neglect to do the homework and then get frustrated with their horses for not knowing their job. Hope you have a fabulous season ( I can't wait...
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    My hunt has fixtures that range widely in size. ...

    My hunt has fixtures that range widely in size. The smallest give us a hunt between 1.5 to 2 hours and the largest we hunt for 3 to 3.5 hours. Contact the hunt secretary and get a more...
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    My hunt has fixtures that range widely in size. ...

    My hunt has fixtures that range widely in size. The smallest give us a hunt between 1.5 to 2 hours and the largest we hunt for 3 to 3.5 hours. Contact the hunt secretary and get a more...
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    I had a similar issue with a mare I was taking...

    I had a similar issue with a mare I was taking out of broodmare status back to under saddle. At first I kept ring work to a minimum but did lots of trail work, starting with short rides and...
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