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  1. OP, if your horse fell at liberty, I'm not so...

    OP, if your horse fell at liberty, I'm not so concerned, but if the horse trips or has fallen with you up, I would definitely urge you to tread with some caution. Having the horse fall while ridden...
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    Fascinating!

    Fascinating!
  3. It kind of depends on what you mean by "adjust to...

    It kind of depends on what you mean by "adjust to dressage" and how far you want to go.

    Any riding horse can benefit from basic dressage riding because it's about developing an athlete. However,...
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    Oh and in case you were wondering, yes, per...

    Oh and in case you were wondering, yes, per square foot it would be cheaper to put in a nice laminate or possibly even hardwood floor. ;) "Dirt cheap" turns out to be a pernicious lie.
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    The real barrier here is the cost of bringing in...

    The real barrier here is the cost of bringing in material. Rock/sand is heavy. Now is a good time to do an arena while fuel costs are low, but the cost for you is wholly dependent upon the...
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    Of course you're free to think so and most people...

    Of course you're free to think so and most people can judge for themselves. The new show bridles are a lot tidier and of course you can put in any browband.
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    Yeah, I do. I don't think it puts any more...

    Yeah, I do.

    I don't think it puts any more poll pressure on than a typical bridle using a flash, drop, or figure 8 noseband. I agree that with a plain cavesson you can create less poll pressure if...
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    I've seen hundreds of horses confined with pipe...

    I've seen hundreds of horses confined with pipe fence in very high pressure situations, and I really like it. It's expensive to put in but IMHO very safe.

    I don't like the pipe panels that have...
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    I like it but I agree there's not much you can do...

    I like it but I agree there's not much you can do if it doesn't fit. I think it is especially nice for making the bit more stable in the mouth. The stiffness that can make it awkward if it doesn't...
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    You are conflating several things on this that...

    You are conflating several things on this that are not accurate.
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    I think it's really pretty special what she's...

    I think it's really pretty special what she's accomplished. Money helps sure - it helps prevent the blind alleys, it ensures you have a capable horse, gives you access to good teaching - but you...
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    California is the land of 100+ lb bales, I'm...

    California is the land of 100+ lb bales, I'm afraid. I didn't even know smaller bales existed before I hung out on COTH.

    And yes, in alfalfa growing regions here, 8-9 cuttings is typical. The...
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    Suddenly not eating is very dangerous for cats....

    Suddenly not eating is very dangerous for cats. Glad you called the vet.
  14. For me, in my wizened old age, I'm pretty mellow...

    For me, in my wizened old age, I'm pretty mellow about the cosmetic aspects of a saddle, but most people are not. I got a used Stackhouse jumping saddle with a few rat bite marks on the front rolled...
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    I would check out the Horseguard temporary fence...

    I would check out the Horseguard temporary fence kit. It uses electric tape and fiberglass rods. It's pretty straightforward to install and remove.

    Also check out https://www.premier1supplies.com...
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    If you have to buy cubes because you have to,...

    If you have to buy cubes because you have to, they're available and better than nothing.

    However, real alfalfa is better for the horses, giving them more to munch on, and because it is less...
  17. Remember that empty weight of the trailer doesn't...

    Remember that empty weight of the trailer doesn't include water in the living quarters. Water is heavy, and the empty volume in living quarters can be a big temptation to overload.

    tangledweb's...
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    For neuro issues cropping up in an older horse,...

    For neuro issues cropping up in an older horse, I'd also consider bloodwork to test Vitamin E and selenium levels.
  19. That's fantastic. What a great equalizer for...

    That's fantastic. What a great equalizer for everyone.
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    Great advice telling her how you did it, and less...

    Great advice telling her how you did it, and less what she needs to do.

    Also I'd highlight the other points about it not necessarily be that great a deal financially. Not only is there the cost to...
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    Is it the Flambards series by KM Peyton? KM...

    Is it the Flambards series by KM Peyton?

    KM Peyton is one of my favorite horse authors, prolific and well worth checking out.
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    That's a really nice fence concept. It seems like...

    That's a really nice fence concept. It seems like it's the sort of thing that would ship and install well, and be a very sturdy and safe fence.
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    All of them, I think. And of course, it's...

    All of them, I think.

    And of course, it's still the case that once you *win* the Medal or Maclay finals, you can't ride in the class any longer. I don't think anyone has ever considered it to be a...
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    Yes she did. The best of the American and the...

    Yes she did. The best of the American and the German system turns out to be very good indeed.

    She didn't win the Medal or the Maclay, though she top tenned several years and IMHO was more...
  25. I think it's not "ankle" that threw people, but...

    I think it's not "ankle" that threw people, but "rolled". In a human, to roll your ankle is to do it laterally, a left-to-right failure. That can cause no injury or maybe a sprain. In a horse, that...
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