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    Your knee doesn't need to be in contact with your...

    Your knee doesn't need to be in contact with your saddle. Your inner thigh does, but not gripping and the inner calf of your leg needs to be against but not grabbing his side.

    I suspect that...
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    Does one need to be under attack to post? I had...

    Does one need to be under attack to post? I had no idea!
  3. BO here just added minocycline to grain with a...

    BO here just added minocycline to grain with a big dollop of lo sugar applesauce and it was all gone.
  4. I haven't read each and every post, but I have...

    I haven't read each and every post, but I have seen nothing about how much hay and forage she gets daily. That, not grain is the foundation of the diet
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    The best longe whip I own has a leather (...

    The best longe whip I own has a leather ( rawhide) lash. It is very light and very durable, but will need occasional detangling, as it like to get knots in its end. I have looked to see of I could...
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    I would say that it would take more than one...

    I would say that it would take more than one grain of salt! :D
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    A lot of OTTB's do make it the the eventing...

    A lot of OTTB's do make it the the eventing world. Not all of them are 4*, but many at the lower levels.

    Have you looked in your own backyard?
  8. We silly straight dressage people call it "...

    We silly straight dressage people call it " Having the horse listen to your seat".. With a little practice on the flat most horses, unless no longer paying attention, can do this at all paces. ...
  9. Perhaps a lot of two point work on the flat will...

    Perhaps a lot of two point work on the flat will solidify your lower leg on the horse so that it doesn't shift. Also don't pinch with your knees, or allow your seat to come up too far out of the...
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    This can be backed up by quietly closing the...

    This can be backed up by quietly closing the fingers without backward movement.

    However, if you horse is not accustomed to listening to your seat alone. You may need to start with the legs and...
  11. Couldn't get any of the videos to open!

    Couldn't get any of the videos to open!
  12. I wonder if he would make the team? ...

    I wonder if he would make the team?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs_-DKUimeo
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    Lightly clean with a glycerin or Ivory soap, dry...

    Lightly clean with a glycerin or Ivory soap, dry and apply Hydophane or Flexalan with a paintbush in the rough side with a light coat on the ouside. Re-apply as needed.
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    Angelico- I have a friend with a 10 yo OTTB with...

    Angelico- I have a friend with a 10 yo OTTB with pin firing scars on his front shins.

    I too thought it went out with high button shoes, but it appears that there are still a few bad...
  15. Good then you are ready to move UP!

    Good then you are ready to move UP!
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    I haven't ever seen a catheter used for...

    I haven't ever seen a catheter used for euthanasia. But I've observed that the newer grads seem to like them when there is going to be more than one injection.

    I have noticed that older, horses,...
  17. Nothing changes except the quality of blankets.:)

    Nothing changes except the quality of blankets.:)
  18. This ^

    This ^
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    Among other possibilities, in chair seat with her...

    Among other possibilities, in chair seat with her lower leg in front, she is rising behind the motion, which makes her horse hesitant to go forward. Same situation in the canter. If she is also...
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    As stated before mineral oil blocks absorption...

    As stated before mineral oil blocks absorption and is just that, part of petroleum conduction and is not digestible.

    Vegetable oils comes from , obviously, vegetable or plant sources and are...
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    As usual there are some choices that are hard to...

    As usual there are some choices that are hard to answer correctly. Others are straight forward.
  22. I regret never finding the connections of one I...

    I regret never finding the connections of one I got by a similar route to the OP's.
    It turned into a 3-day horse, which I think would have surprised them, as it was a dietary management problem...
  23. They stopped using it because too many riders...

    They stopped using it because too many riders forgot to lean back :rolleyes: and they got tired of bandaging those back legs :eek:
  24. You are pulling your knees up, and probably also...

    You are pulling your knees up, and probably also gripping with your knees. So much emphasis is put on heels down, that many people focus on that rather than what the entire leg is doing.
    ...
  25. Cute!

    Cute!
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