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  1. If the horse will tolerate them, the...

    If the horse will tolerate them, the "Lende"-style shipping boots are excellent. They go on and off really fast and they are not hot.

    Some horses don't like the hinds and will kick more. ...
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    You are doing what I would do, BUT I have had...

    You are doing what I would do, BUT I have had things that looked like that and turned out to be "whacks." They resolve much faster than either of the other possibilities you have discussed. Xray...
  3. slow hill work, transitions, lateral work, rein...

    slow hill work, transitions, lateral work, rein back (work up to backing up hill), belly lifts during grooming, plus what others have said
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    I have one from 1983. Works fine with a non-HD...

    I have one from 1983. Works fine with a non-HD interface box. (I have satellite, not cable.)
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    Just as her back is round and springy, so yours...

    Just as her back is round and springy, so yours needs to be. Your lower back has to be slightly(!) round in order for your seat to follow as Pembroke describes. Then your core can help you follow...
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    Good advice all around. I have purchased...

    Good advice all around.

    I have purchased several pieces of land without a realtor. If the seller does not have an appraisal, you can get one of your own. Find a successful attorney who does...
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    I apply the lederbalsam with my fingers. It's...

    I apply the lederbalsam with my fingers. It's great for moisturizing your hands too! Never occurred to me to put it on a sponge - go figure!
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    Escudo II website shows several chestnut babies. ...

    Escudo II website shows several chestnut babies. So, since you know that your mare has one chestnut gene and he does too, that gives you about a 25% chance of a chestnut baby. Bay is probably most...
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    I did this lay-up on my own mare a couple of...

    I did this lay-up on my own mare a couple of years ago. While not directly relevant to the pricing question, in addition to a stall in the barn, I did use a moveable 12 x 12 pipe corral placed...
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    If you can't get figs, try this - ...

    If you can't get figs, try this -

    https://www.virginiachutney.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=56

    Killer with lots of things, including Humboldt Fog!!

    P.S. Not...
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    Have you reset the "braking onset" level? That's...

    Have you reset the "braking onset" level? That's the adjustment that lets you change how hard the brakes come on when you step on the pedal. On mine, it is a thumb wheel on the left of the box.
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    Silly Horse: Beverly's replies that you consider...

    Silly Horse: Beverly's replies that you consider "simplistic" offer a lot of meaning in a few words. "Profound, based on lots of experience," is probably closer to the truth.

    Since we're in...
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    I had a vet tell me once that the old timers...

    I had a vet tell me once that the old timers would rub a splint daily with a chicken bone. He didn't put much stock in the chicken bone but said that rubbing briskly with the side of my thumb for...
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    Some well-regarded names there - notably Grange...

    Some well-regarded names there - notably Grange Finn Sparrow who has produced A LOT of great eventing ponies, including recently Will ya Love Me and Nio's Sparrow. Hayselden Perseus is an English...
  15. Yes, I find it helpful too. Have you seen Ellen...

    Yes, I find it helpful too. Have you seen Ellen Eckstein's video segments on Eclectic Horseman's Gazette DVDs? For me, they greatly enhanced my understanding of Bringing it Together.

    My favorite...
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    Looks to me like it says, "Sloothaak" as in...

    Looks to me like it says, "Sloothaak" as in Frankie Sloothaak.
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    Whatever you decide, be careful! The two helmets...

    Whatever you decide, be careful! The two helmets do not fit the same.

    I have the Matte and I had to get a size larger or smaller, can't remember. Try it on before you buy it.

    By the way, I...
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    I have used them on young horses that play with...

    I have used them on young horses that play with the bit because I had two who would flip the snaffle over with their tongues. A loose strap - I've always thought of it as a "lip strap" - under their...
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    I have a small motion-activated solar light in...

    I have a small motion-activated solar light in the feed area of my run-in shed. It works like a champ. It's much better than a headlight for the feeding chores because the light covers a...
  20. Can you do a relaxed rein-back? Does he lift his...

    Can you do a relaxed rein-back? Does he lift his front feet or slide them? Does he back straight or does he veer one way or the other? All of this depends on strength behind as well as...
  21. I like your "handle," DollyDot! (For a filly,...

    I like your "handle," DollyDot! (For a filly, of course)

    For a slightly obscure reference, "Sunday at 9." That's the time slot that Bonanza ran in for most of its (long) history.

    Have fun!
  22. SLW has it right - there's a very wide variety of...

    SLW has it right - there's a very wide variety of saddles in the hunt field and no one I know frowns on anyone else's choice. I personally ride in a Stackhouse that's fairly flat and extremely...
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    Wow - that freaked me out for a few seconds. I...

    Wow - that freaked me out for a few seconds. I have a TB mare who is now 26 years old and her mother was Chelsea Miss. I started to reply to your post and then realized that this was a different...
  24. The "trainer's approach" in post #8 is very...

    The "trainer's approach" in post #8 is very correct and very well described.
  25. Analogously, the best colt-starters I know will...

    Analogously, the best colt-starters I know will say, "if you want a horse to walk off when you get on, get on when they are walking off."

    What I am saying is that if she gets tense before the...
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