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  1. I think pole work is great. Maybe now that you...

    I think pole work is great. Maybe now that you are trotting consistently it is time to trot over some poles. The poles can be randomly placed around the arena so there is no stress to either of you....
  2. Not mentioned is timing. Most times the pro...

    Not mentioned is timing. Most times the pro rides during the week and the ammy weekends. Many horses trailer in early in the week and the ammy does not show until the weekend. What does the horse...
  3. A business degree would be beneficial if you do...

    A business degree would be beneficial if you do end up owning and managing your own barn as it would help you evaluate costs and benefits of your expenditures and help you develop a business plan. ...
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    Love my Mattes pads. I put them directly on my...

    Love my Mattes pads. I put them directly on my horse's back and then a thin baby pad on top to keep the underside of my saddle clean. For showing just the half pad.
  5. Just ordered signaturespurs.com for a young...

    Just ordered signaturespurs.com for a young rider. She will be tickled to death when she sees them. Also ordered for some other friends.
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    My friend bought new panels from the trunk...

    My friend bought new panels from the trunk manufacturer and took off the old panels and put on the new. She said it was not hard. Price the new panels and see what the difference is compared to...
  7. At the barn I was at previously there was a...

    At the barn I was at previously there was a reduced rate and it was clearly spelled out on the price list. Then as horse started rehab there was a different fee based on what the protocol was going...
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    Most barns I have been at have various packages...

    Most barns I have been at have various packages for the clients. Training includes so many lessons or training rides per week or month. Review what the trainer offers and then select the program...
  9. Gave mini for gifts last year and got lots of...

    Gave mini for gifts last year and got lots of compliments - one person even used in her bathroom as she loved the scent so much! Just ordered full sizes for several people this year. Love the soap...
  10. My SP blanket is still going strong after 3...

    My SP blanket is still going strong after 3 years. Bought a sheet - not waterproof and that tore in about a month. Love the blanket though.
  11. I too have the Wahl Moser Arco clippers and they...

    I too have the Wahl Moser Arco clippers and they have helped me get my reactive horse used to clipping. Found that I could not have anything that felt like restraints or he would pull back and flip...
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    Ask the owner to repair the blankets. When the...

    Ask the owner to repair the blankets.
    When the horse next to mine ripped my horse's blankets I asked the barn owner to install hot wire between the two paddocks as besides ripping blankets the other...
  13. When I got my horse he was extremely head shy to...

    When I got my horse he was extremely head shy to the point where I had to take the bridle apart to put it on him. Also found out if he feels confined he panics and pulls back - has broken cross...
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    Never tried a Meyer but just got my second County...

    Never tried a Meyer but just got my second County this week. It is beautiful and I love it already. My first one still fits my horse but after 12 years I just wanted something new and my husband...
  15. Do you know anyone who has a horse needing a...

    Do you know anyone who has a horse needing a quiet retirement? Maybe you could offer a home and take ownership of the horse. I know several people who have "given" their former show horse to...
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    I think in December he will tell you if he would...

    I think in December he will tell you if he would prefer to stay a riding horse or retire. I thought I was going to retire my horse but he made it very clear he did not want retirement. Now lightly...
  17. My horse is a TB/Holsteiner cross with like your...

    My horse is a TB/Holsteiner cross with like your horse very sensitive to saddle fit. My horse looks large about 17 hands but wears a MN County Stabilizer now (have had for 12 years!) and I have a...
  18. I agree many of the saddle companies are spending...

    I agree many of the saddle companies are spending huge dollars on marketing their saddles and have reps at the major shows. Some of the other saddle brands do not have as strong a marketing dollar...
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    Being from California - green pasture turn out...

    Being from California - green pasture turn out for my horse. One horse per pasture area. Just green anything would be nice at this point where water is an issue everywhere.
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    Love Trainer's Choice beeches. No seam on the...

    Love Trainer's Choice beeches. No seam on the inside of the leg. Many different styles to choose from. Super comfortable for me. Not inexpensive but you can often find them on sale once you know...
  21. If you are having these issues and there are lots...

    If you are having these issues and there are lots that are hard to accept, how can your trainer accept the situation? Are her other clients having issues as well? Seems she should be looking for a...
  22. Some sellers require blood test as part of the...

    Some sellers require blood test as part of the sale agreement. Think it is often a good idea.
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    Check out eBay. Just bought a County for a...

    Check out eBay. Just bought a County for a friend and got it for $95 + $10 shipping. Arrived and looks brand new - just dusty. You may have to wait a bit but great deals do show up!
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    Just had the vet out to X Ray the hocks of my 18...

    Just had the vet out to X Ray the hocks of my 18 year old gelding as he had not had hock injections for 5 years and she felt his hocks may have fused. He was dragging his hind toe which usually...
  25. Pretty impressive

    Pretty impressive
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