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    Well, honestly I have to say he was *never*...

    Well, honestly I have to say he was *never* forced-as in lunge line through the trailer and tied to the hitch, etc. I *asked* him to get in all the 18 times I loaded him-as in stood there, shook the...
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    Well, bornfreenowexpensive we will have to agree...

    Well, bornfreenowexpensive we will have to agree to disagree ;-). I think nipping can be a power trip and is in this case-hence he stopped after being in my barn a while. Bored look-sure I can pick...
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    Ok, what human emotion? When I said...

    Ok, what human emotion? When I said anthropomorphizing-that was sort of a joke? When I said "throwing his weight around" I mean challenging authority, which I did and do think he was somewhat...
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    [QUOTE=D_BaldStockings;8450951]First your horse...

    [QUOTE=D_BaldStockings;8450951]First your horse needs to lead up promptly and under control.

    Skip the backing up for now, just instill leading at the proper place on your right with you just in...
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    BeeHoney You are soooo right re: the red flag!!...

    BeeHoney You are soooo right re: the red flag!! And I really did hesitate about this horse before I bought him for that very reason. But he was so good the day I rode him and I liked him and the...
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    Um, I don't think I did put human emotions on a...

    Um, I don't think I did put human emotions on a horse. Just as you say happened with your mare, I am afraid this horse was allowed to get away with stuff and may be trying it again. I'm glad your...
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    Thank all Y'all for your ideas!!! I really...

    Thank all Y'all for your ideas!!! I really appreciate them!!!

    Just to clarify-I've worked with several OTTBs, a couple really green from the track. OTTB's are loaded a lot. This horse is 8 and...
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    Hey-Scott the cowboy petted the horse on his neck...

    Hey-Scott the cowboy petted the horse on his neck and said "come on boy let's get on" took two steps-he was 40 feet from the trailer-when he got the rear and the rope jerked out of his hands-I call...
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    Hey All, I really really appreciate all help!...

    Hey All,

    I really really appreciate all help! Just to give a bit more info-the trailer is big. And it's open-like a stock trailer, closed til like the last 2 feet then has 2 board sized metal...
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    Ya' know, I really think I am where you are. That...

    Ya' know, I really think I am where you are. That is my gut feeling. It was *certainly* my gut feeling last Thurs. when this happened. Not only were his front feet too close to my face but one of the...
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    Hey, Thank you for the advice!!! My father was a...

    Hey, Thank you for the advice!!! My father was a big believer in not forcing a loading issue as well. And the crop may have been, yep!, too much. The two things I think about that are-he would come...
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    New horse issues

    Hey All,

    Here's the problem-I looked for a horse for a looonnnng time. I have limited funds. No I did not expect a made horse. Yes I've brought along OTTBs before. So I got a horse from a dealer...
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    New Horse Problems

    Hey All,

    Here's the problem-I looked for a horse for a looonnnng time. I have limited funds. No I did not expect a made horse. Yes I've brought along OTTBs before. So I got a horse from a dealer I...
  14. Hey, sure I'll critique it for what it's...

    Hey, sure I'll critique it for what it's worth;-). I think you can reply to me privately on the forum.

    Regards,
    Huntin' Fool
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    Dear All, Thank you so much for your advice!...

    Dear All,

    Thank you so much for your advice! Both these horses are TB's so indeed easy to get/keep fit. My older horse does not like other horses so he may be a pain with the pony thing but he can...
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    Hey Jawa, That's a good workout plan! I...

    Hey Jawa,

    That's a good workout plan! I usually ride 5 days a week-though that's gotten cut into lately with just "stuff" weather included. BUT once daylight savings is gone I can't ride after...
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    Two Hunt horses

    Dear All,

    Any of you who work full time have two hunt horses? How do you get/keep them both fit? Do you like having two horses or do you think that one is fine? I guess I'm asking if it is worth...
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    Hey, Thank you so much for the response! So...

    Hey,

    Thank you so much for the response! So the aisle sweeps well? That's good to know. You put down more dust than I was planing but our situations seem similar, drainage wise, and that makes me...
  19. Buy men's pj's. They have pocket for cells! I do...

    Buy men's pj's. They have pocket for cells! I do my stalls in pjs as well. Ok, they are not sexy! BUT I wear a camisole *with* the men's bottoms so I hope I look a little better. Or I guess not,...
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    That's what the private messages are for;-) but I...

    That's what the private messages are for;-) but I *totally* understand that people may not want to comment.
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    Stalls/Aisle/Flooding

    Dear All,

    I'm building a new barn and am wondering about stall materials. Right now I'm thinking limestone dust and matts-any ideas appreciated.

    Also the last big rain some rain blew/puddled a...
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    Hey, All I can say is that I've seen a ton of...

    Hey,

    All I can say is that I've seen a ton of saggy centaur with mold on it. This may not happen to you or it may be easily fixable. I have "horse wire" that 2" x 1" ish wire with a hot wire on...
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    Charles Montgomery leaves Live Oak

    Dear All,

    I just heard that Charles Montgomery has left Live Oak and will be hunting the hounds on Wed. and whipping in on Sunday at Full Cry in Alabama. Anyone else heard this? Why'd he leave...
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    Dear 2ndyrgal, Well, you'd said the horse does...

    Dear 2ndyrgal,

    Well, you'd said the horse does that with jumps and other stuff too-I think you're lucky that he's never decided to hurt you. He sounds like one of those "too smart" horses that...
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    Brick barn aisle

    Dear All,

    I recently got a bunch of free brick. I was thinking of using it in the barn aisle.

    Has anyone done this and did you like it?

    AND how do you do it? I mean set it in concrete? Or...
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