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  1. Dr. McCormick at Middleburg Equine.

    Dr. McCormick at Middleburg Equine.
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    Actually, yes you are. Which is the whole...

    Actually, yes you are.

    Which is the whole point, and why our relationship with horses is so special, that with the proper training and knowledge of horsemanship, they will submit themselves to...
  3. Lord Helpus could possibly comment on her race...

    Lord Helpus could possibly comment on her race pedigree prospects if someone PM's her.

    Will check back in a few days to see photos/video.
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    Lord Helpus could possibly comment on her race pedigree prospects if someone PM's her.
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    There are quite a few very special efforts on...

    There are quite a few very special efforts on that video. She's very nice. That she's a mare and a TB will likely keep her price down, though as cheap as OTTBs are, there is likely room to make a...
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    A horse that's loose with a longe line attached...

    A horse that's loose with a longe line attached is a dangerous situation. It's not a question of 'letting go,' but of getting out of control to start with. If the line is held short enough and...
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    TB or WB, it's a MINORITY of jumpers who excel at...

    TB or WB, it's a MINORITY of jumpers who excel at the upper levels.

    Bad jumpers of any persuasion (TB or WB) kill the jump.

    Since both power AND speed are required in the right balance in...
  8. Injury is a ramification that has consequences...

    Injury is a ramification that has consequences which must be dealt with on both physical and mental levels.

    It's quite natural after a bad fall to reassess things and be more cautious the next...
  9. A few don't do well on it, and it's not for easy...

    A few don't do well on it, and it's not for easy keepers, of course, but alfalfa is quite beneficial for many horses, particularly at shows, as it has natural buffers that protect against ulcers.
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  10. The key is to provide the right type of roughage...

    The key is to provide the right type of roughage in quantities what will lead to weight gain.

    A horse needs to consume roughage equal to at least 1.5% of its body weight daily just for fueling...
  11. From personal experience (broken leg with tear of...

    From personal experience (broken leg with tear of the ligament connecting the fibula to tibia) as well as teaching others who have had either knee or ankle surgery, I also advocate for using a...
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    Have been skimming through this thread. How...

    Have been skimming through this thread.

    How about this proposition:

    There is nothing inherent in a TB that will either guarantee or kill a great jump.

    But take a great jumping TB, or a...
  13. Had a long conversation about 'barefoot' this...

    Had a long conversation about 'barefoot' this week with the shoer at WIHS. The winner of the WIHS Childrens jumper class was barefoot. LOTS of shoes were removed for every hack class in the hunter...
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    What Fred and VB said, zombie thread or not! (and...

    What Fred and VB said, zombie thread or not! (and gosh it IS amazing how things get stirred up after years and years?).

    Keep up the good work, Viney!
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    I have observed this discussion and taken part in...

    I have observed this discussion and taken part in it on the FB page devoted to this issue.

    A huge problem is the premise that no one should have to be inconvenienced or disappointed, let along...
  16. At 2.5, Cougar Trail...

    At 2.5, Cougar Trail (Jaguar Mail / As Di Villagana) is not yet ready for prime time, but if at maturity is still a stallion (as Fred points out, they must prove themselves), at 5/8 TB, he is very...
  17. We use them, and really like them, but didn't get...

    We use them, and really like them, but didn't get the one with the visor. To me, just seemed one extra 'thing;' and in a tack shop isn't really a great place to test the visor to see if it would be...
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    Glycerine is put on tack to ensure it never...

    Glycerine is put on tack to ensure it never dries. It will not speed up drying time, but will have the opposite effect.

    Alcohol or liniment in the water will speed drying time. But if you...
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    You haven't said whether your pony lives in or...

    You haven't said whether your pony lives in or out. That would make a difference in deciding what the best approach is. Obviously, any plan that involves clipping also leads to a blanketing...
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    I've posted this before: For mold, wipe down...

    I've posted this before:

    For mold, wipe down tack with a clean dry towel to remove visible mold. Then spray it with Lysol disinfectant ("kills mold and mildew").

    Let it dry, then use...
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    It shouldn't actually require much thought. ...

    It shouldn't actually require much thought. There are a LOT of books with pictures, and now there are many many examples available to watch on video, not only of riders in competition but also...
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    Keep your toes out slightly, and think about...

    Keep your toes out slightly, and think about drawing your heels down, back and in, but not everyone's ankle is in contact with the horse's side when in the correct position because some of it has to...
  23. I had to give up here in NoVA! Livestream just...

    I had to give up here in NoVA! Livestream just won't cooperate!
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    Riding while pregnant is no big deal. But...

    Riding while pregnant is no big deal.

    But riding while on blood thinners is another kettle of fish.

    Last year, an avid fox hunter I know had a heart attack and was placed on blood thinners...
  25. Why does my computer continually change LIVE...

    Why does my computer continually change LIVE stream to LIFE stream? Isn't liVestream a word yet?
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