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    There are plenty of "experienced" hacks out...

    There are plenty of "experienced" hacks out there, lol. I'll hedge my bets by having the DVM, not that it's fool proof but it's added insurance. The last chiro I used that was a human chiro, not a...
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    I'll one up this to say that I will ONLY use...

    I'll one up this to say that I will ONLY use chiros who are also vets.
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    Some of the contour girths are just so WIDE &...

    Some of the contour girths are just so WIDE & BULKY. :-/ I have a Schumacher that I quite like but I needed a smaller one and didn't want to pay the $$, so I purchased a Wintec. Yep, a...
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    Got it and totally understand, hope you find an...

    Got it and totally understand, hope you find an answer soon. :-)
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    ^^Wow, why the long wait in between tests, just...

    ^^Wow, why the long wait in between tests, just curious? Results??
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    Could the answer be as simple as showing up 15...

    Could the answer be as simple as showing up 15 minutes early and beating her to the punch? Just a thought....
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    Per FEI rules, card is permanent once pony is...

    Per FEI rules, card is permanent once pony is measured at age 8 or older. If the show offers pony classes, THEY are responsible for providing the vet and TD to be present to measure ponies at no...
  8. Two things: Vienna reins do not have to go...

    Two things: Vienna reins do not have to go between the horse's front legs, they can be adjusted in different ways. Side reins don't necessarily protect the horse's mouth from a bad rider's hands,...
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    Glad they're going to rectify this for you. I...

    Glad they're going to rectify this for you. I had an issue with them when I purchased the sheet. It came with the shoulder gusset sewn down. Included with the sheet were instructions on how to...
  10. Can she get a FEC done first?

    Can she get a FEC done first?
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  12. I *still* remember being chastised severely by a...

    I *still* remember being chastised severely by a Connemara breeder for daring to inquire what her deworming protocol was for her ponies. (I was considering purchasing one) She was also "offended"...
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    Bummer. Where was it swollen? (just curious) ...

    Bummer. Where was it swollen? (just curious) Pics? Please let us know the outcome....
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    Free websites to sell dressage boots?

    That's pretty much it, trying to avoid ebay. These are nice mid-priced boots. Craigslist and Tacktrader just aren't cutting it. ;-) TIA!
  15. A few more things I don't think have been...

    A few more things I don't think have been mentioned: Perhaps some groundwork (longeing) before riding that really emphasizes the need for dear mare-y to move FORWARD and AWAY from your aids. Use...
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    I agree with this and the videos are great too! ...

    I agree with this and the videos are great too! Not sure if they're still around...
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    Exactly, trust us on this, it's the strangest...

    Exactly, trust us on this, it's the strangest "training" technique!
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    What netg and Pembroke said, in spades. Get help...

    What netg and Pembroke said, in spades. Get help from a GOOD dressage trainer in your area if at all possible. :-)
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    Can you have your vet run a blood test for...

    Can you have your vet run a blood test for Vitamin E levels? That would be the best place to start. Since mine are in the normal range, I too give around 5000 IU. When they were not, I gave more. ...
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    Dressage-y rules, why yes, TONS of them. You...

    Dressage-y rules, why yes, TONS of them. You know we have a lot, right? LOL! I wouldn't worry about it too much, although perhaps down the line you could try something like a running martingale. ...
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    ^^This. Or, there is really no reason for a...

    ^^This. Or, there is really no reason for a bridle path, I've not done one on mine for years. Just a thought....
  22. Remember the bit check is done AFTER the test,...

    Remember the bit check is done AFTER the test, not before as it will upset the rider/horse flow. Of course, I'm sure you know this, but there was at least one ring steward that did not, ask me how I...
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    Following your train of thought here: I wonder...

    Following your train of thought here: I wonder if there are irons with more give in the bottom branch that would enable you to push "through" them, giving you that feel. I have the Herm Sprengers,...
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    ALL that has been said above. Also, maybe your...

    ALL that has been said above. Also, maybe your vet can pull blood to test the muscle enzymes, that is inexpensive and non-invasive. While my "problem child's" hair test came back negative, I too...
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    Um, it looks cut. It's not horrible, but you can...

    Um, it looks cut. It's not horrible, but you can definitely tell, your friends have been lying to you. ;-)




    Those scissors are $130.00!!! I'd like to see pics of your horses' manes, it...
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