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  1. One thing I've learned is that the older we get...

    One thing I've learned is that the older we get the more we deserve and should have a horse that is fun. Part of fun assumes safe - or reliable or whatever word you want to use. I have two friends,...
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    Having bought a number of horses over the years,...

    Having bought a number of horses over the years, this is something I don't quite get. My trainers have generally been involved, and seem to limit themselves to finding a horse, not helping me get...
  3. heronponie - yes, I agree its different, but the...

    heronponie - yes, I agree its different, but the point I was thinking about was: where is the line between "violence" (not my first choice of words) and training and just bad horsemanship?
    I...
  4. Thread: "Show boots?"

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    I learned a long time ago that I'm lousy at...

    I learned a long time ago that I'm lousy at caring for boots. SO I have a show pair and a beat up, rarely cleaned, never polished other pair. When show time is in the air, I dig out the nice ones...
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    I'm going to 2nd NorCal's concern re the longe...

    I'm going to 2nd NorCal's concern re the longe line work. I have a retired horse w/ cervical arthritis issues, though thankfully he improved greatly w/ injections and has been stable for about 2...
  6. While I agree with his points (how could you...

    While I agree with his points (how could you not?) I didn't really get the feeling that he thought violence is "fairly common" in dressage, only that it does exist - as in every other discipline. ...
  7. OP - If you are lucky to find her an alternative...

    OP - If you are lucky to find her an alternative home, that sounds like a good option. Does her disposition fit with light work by less experienced rider?

    I'd expect that you won't have a taker...
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    I have to say that reading the updated article...

    I have to say that reading the updated article that COTH did, many questions raised here were answered. And I agree that we don't necessarily have a right to know the answers and we don't know the...
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    Apparently large colon displacements are lower...

    Apparently large colon displacements are lower risk of adhesions, but according to my local vet, they don't really know if there are any unless the horse has to be opened up again. But recurring...
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    Here's what I THINK: 1. Breeding rights comes...

    Here's what I THINK: 1. Breeding rights comes with an agreement as to when the horse will be retired to stud - ie end of this year. In the TB business, with live cover, there are only so many slots...
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    Articles indicate that he had received numerous...

    Articles indicate that he had received numerous offers over $20 million. Coolmore was "too good to pass up" or some such quote. Zayat will keep ownership control - I read somewhere that he always...
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    This made me laugh! She was darn good...

    This made me laugh!

    She was darn good looking there, and even at that age had a regal look about her.
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    THIS ^^ (and similar other responses). I did...

    THIS ^^ (and similar other responses).

    I did this with a young filly before she was old enough to back. The trails were next to barn, and it gave me the opportunity to get her nicely settled...
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    One of the questions I have asked vets is "which...

    One of the questions I have asked vets is "which comes first - the gas build up or the displacement?" None of them really knows...
    My mare is not normally a gassy horse - except when she has her...
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    OP - Have been down this path with my mare. (2...

    OP - Have been down this path with my mare. (2 displacement surgeries, 3 "mild" colic events, a bout of anterior enteritis, all in under 3 years).
    We have undertaken about every management idea we...
  16. Brookledge I'm sure runs up and down the east...

    Brookledge I'm sure runs up and down the east coast. You might also check Creech out of Ocala. They brought my horse down from Ky. a few years ago and did a nice job, driving most of the way...
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    OP - Add me to the list of those whose horse has...

    OP - Add me to the list of those whose horse has cervical arthritis. C5-C7. He was diagnosed at 22, via xray and after ruling out EPM. Xrays were done at barn. So it is possible, and didn't seem...
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    Gretchen Nelson, Hilltop Equine. She is on the...

    Gretchen Nelson, Hilltop Equine. She is on the northwest side of Orlando.

    Oakley Equine Sports; located in Deleon Springs, but I know she has clients down in Oveido area.
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    For 3 years I had a county rep tinkering with and...

    For 3 years I had a county rep tinkering with and selling me two different saddles trying to fit my warmblood. A tricky horse to fit, but really it was crazy. Custom rep came up to my barn, and...
  20. I know nothing about these people but will ask...

    I know nothing about these people but will ask why you don't just put an ad on Dressage Daily for a couple months and see what happens? They aren't a cheap ad, but compared to a month at a sales...
  21. Thread: Preakness

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    I look at these two races and see a very talented...

    I look at these two races and see a very talented colt who was blessed with two great rides. VE kept him out of traffic and off the rail thru the Derby. This time he got him off quick and not boxed...
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    I'm not a fan of slants because there seems to be...

    I'm not a fan of slants because there seems to be wasted space. I have one because my mare decided several years ago that she was going to scramble around and hurt herself on a straight load. She's...
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    At the shelter spend some time with the dog;...

    At the shelter spend some time with the dog; either walking, playing in fenced area or hanging out in a "meet and greet" room. Ask for a demonstration of cat reaction. Ask to walk it with another...
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    Is the horse young, new to work or whatever, and...

    Is the horse young, new to work or whatever, and you are expecting her to change? If that is the case, then I would wait - or look at saddles with adjustable trees.
    But regarding financing: I...
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    yes, Snicklefritz, it seems like he would be very...

    yes, Snicklefritz, it seems like he would be very established by then, rather than the comment that he will be aimed at the 2016 Olympics as someone else stated.
    He is in good hands overall, so I've...
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