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    They either make all the difference in the world...

    They either make all the difference in the world or none at all. My horse was completely indifferent to it when he went in one. When I was working in a tack shop, I always encouraged people to try...
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    I recently moved my horse for far, far less...

    I recently moved my horse for far, far less infractions. Care is number 1 in my book, especially as a former BM who took great care of her boarders. I left fabulous facilities (gave up a beautiful...
  3. I put a different kind of pressure on myself, and...

    I put a different kind of pressure on myself, and ended up spending a small fortune on help from a sports psychologist. I don't regret that time with him, because I think the things we talked about...
  4. I ride mostly in the jumpers now (I like to pop...

    I ride mostly in the jumpers now (I like to pop into an adult eq class when I can). I definitely look for my next jump if we need to make a tight, efficient turn. I have to be careful with MY horse,...
  5. When I was still working as an assistant trainer,...

    When I was still working as an assistant trainer, there was one little mare I would occasionally put some training rides on (the owner knew and was fine with me riding instead of the boss. The mare...
  6. Yes. I know what you mean. You can't fix things...

    Yes. I know what you mean. You can't fix things by going forward when you're rehabbing. But you are not creating a monster. When you are able to ACTUALLY school her, she will be ready for it. But,...
  7. And today's edition of "Toby's new friends."...

    And today's edition of "Toby's new friends." https://instagram.com/p/BBiJ22jFoPY/
  8. First off, it's better to poke her and keep you...

    First off, it's better to poke her and keep you and her safe while rehabbing than risk reinjury for her or you getting hurt.

    Every horse will be different (I've had some that have gone through the...
  9. It really is! I spent a couple of hours during...

    It really is! I spent a couple of hours during the day yesterday, just keeping an eye on him, and then went over to tuck him in at sunset. And, the funniest thing was my cats (who walk with me and my...
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    I find as I get older, I am more interested in...

    I find as I get older, I am more interested in beautifully simple places that are efficiently laid out. As long as it is easy to work in, well ventilated, has hot water and lots of storage space (one...
  11. After working at MTE for two years and seeing how...

    After working at MTE for two years and seeing how many pairs of brand new, never used, gorgeous custom boots from various companies that didn't fit we got in because said company wouldn't make it...
  12. When your horse surprises you in a good way

    I'm posting this little story here since my eventing friends know about Toby. I figure you all would appreciate this.

    After two amazing years at an amazing farm, I made the decision to move Toby...
  13. I would be hesitant about getting too aggressive...

    I would be hesitant about getting too aggressive about keeping teens away. Sometimes they aren't just tire kickers. I think providing as much relevant info as you can, including a video link, can...
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    If she's still sound and quiet, why does she have...

    If she's still sound and quiet, why does she have to retire completely? Lots of people are happy to have a horse to do easy wtc on or to gently trail ride a couple of times a week. And it keeps those...
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    I don't know much about Ecogold, but you couldn't...

    I don't know much about Ecogold, but you couldn't pay me to use Fleeceworks. I have ALWAYS been very disappointed in the quality and durability of everything I've had of theirs. If I'm going to do...
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    On the rare occasion I carry a whip, I carry it...

    On the rare occasion I carry a whip, I carry it mostly in my right hand (unless I need it for a specific reason in my left). To salute, I just take it in my left hand with my reins, salute, gather...
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    When I was running a trainer's barn, we STRONGLY...

    When I was running a trainer's barn, we STRONGLY recommended are chosen practitioners (vets, farrier, dentist, etc), and had very good reasons for both why we chose the people we did (best of the...
  18. I would do this, as well.

    I would do this, as well.
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    Consider how you were riding when you were that...

    Consider how you were riding when you were that age. I don't know about you, but I could wtc and jump around small courses. I had an understanding on how to bend (make your pony the same shape as the...
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    Lol! Yeah, I've never been good with instruction...

    Lol! Yeah, I've never been good with instruction like this. But I think I have natural feel (well developed feel from riding like a crazy kid) so I think I probably do a lot of stuff like this...
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    If you like him and enjoy him, I agree, express...

    If you like him and enjoy him, I agree, express your interest pending his healing fully. I would ask to see his vet records regarding the injury and ask to speak to the treating vet to get the full...
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    While the smacks were harsh (no reason to raise...

    While the smacks were harsh (no reason to raise your hand above your head to get it done), I didn't mind the correction. The horse stopped (and, yeah, I saw it coming, too, but whatever). I DID mind...
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    The very first cat we had when I was kid had been...

    The very first cat we had when I was kid had been tortured by some cruel delinquents and had firecrackers tied to her tail and lit. We picked her to take her home from the vet who did the amputation....
  24. Yup. Ulcers. My guy, while picky, eats well and...

    Yup. Ulcers. My guy, while picky, eats well and enthusiastically. The only time he doesn't is if he's ulcery. And everything you described are reasons to be ulcery.
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    Honestly, even as an adult with 25+ years in the...

    Honestly, even as an adult with 25+ years in the saddle and a set of pretty sophisticated aids, what you're describing is stuff that makes me a little cross eyed. I can't imagine trying to teach this...
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