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  1. Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences...

    Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and advice. My first post was a vague vent so here are some more sordid details.

    Netg, please don't feel sorry for my horse. He gets loved on and...
  2. Horse kicks out right hind when I ask for left lead canter.

    Well crap. Things were going so well until 3 weeks ago. Then my horse started kicking out his right hind when I ask for left lead canter.

    He doesn't do it lunging, and he doesn't do it every...
  3. Is this rude to bring additional saddles to a fitting?

    I love saddle shopping!... said no one ever. I have a saddle fitting session coming up. My fitter has a few contenders in her inventory but I was hoping to source one or two used saddles on my own...
  4. Good luck with the surgery! My horse had his T17...

    Good luck with the surgery! My horse had his T17 process removed combined with ISLD in 2009. He's doing great.

    I remember my horse was allowed to move to a 12x12 turnout within days of his...
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    I wish I could practice passing at home. Best I...

    I wish I could practice passing at home. Best I can do is weave amoung the pleasure riders or scatter some cones about and pretend they are ponies.
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    I feel your pain - literally in my thighs and...

    I feel your pain - literally in my thighs and abs. You are exhausted because all your energy is spent stablizing against being jostled around. This is what helped me when I went from a smooth horse...
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    Thanks everyone! I'll be using your input to put...

    Thanks everyone! I'll be using your input to put in smart, controlled rides. My horse has a big stride but he has a slow rhythm. We won't be lapping anyone or be careening around recklessly but he...
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    Advice please on navigating busy flat classes

    I'm taking my horse to a few schooling shows this season. I'm used to riding in small groups or alone. The thought of cantering around in a crowd is unnerving.

    My horse has a huge stride. ...
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    The juggle is always a struggle. Things that...

    The juggle is always a struggle.

    Things that help:

    1) I board my horse.
    2) A supportive husband who tells me to get out and ride when I turn into a raging banshee.
    3) A flexible work schedule...
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    Thank you for your feedback. I think my boy is...

    Thank you for your feedback. I think my boy is pretty special and its nice that other people see it too. I'm just happy he kept his cool through the show and didn't send anyone to the hospital. ...
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    Is my eventer really a hunter?

    A friend took my eventer to a little schooling hunter/jumper show this weekend just for giggles. It was his first show ever and they did really well despite leads all over the place and being jumped...
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    Hi Nandou, You are in the same position I was...

    Hi Nandou,

    You are in the same position I was 2 years ago! I am happy with my horse's progress after surgery. He had a combination of ISLD (cut ligaments) and the traditional surgery where the...
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    I'm sorry CMMariah. I hope your horse has a good...

    I'm sorry CMMariah. I hope your horse has a good prognosis. My horse is more than capable of doing what I had hoped (lower level eventing). He is limited by my skills as a rider rather than his...
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    My horse has been under saddle for a year now and...

    My horse has been under saddle for a year now and doing great. We go to our first eventing clinic in May! He shows no signs of discomfort or pain. His topline filled in as his back strengthened. ...
  15. Do you always follow through with diagnostics and treatment?

    My horse had surgery to correct kissing spines last November. We've been back under saddle for about 6 months and he is progressing nicely in his event training. He is moving well, tracks evenly...
  16. My chestnut TB gelding had the exact same thing...

    My chestnut TB gelding had the exact same thing happen to him last year. He was nine. Started as a white pimple on his third eyelid. It had grown to the size of a grain of rice by the time his...
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    Update on my guy. He's doing wonderfully. No...

    Update on my guy. He's doing wonderfully. No back pain and coming along in his event training. There is a small bump at the incision area but it doesn't require any special treatment. We do a lot...
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    Another way to help....

    I got this e-mail today asking for equine volunteers.

    Hi everyone,
    Christy Feldman of Custer County has asked that I put out an URGENT request to anyone who is available to help the Colorado...
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    Sporthorsegirl - do you mean you are thinking of...

    Sporthorsegirl - do you mean you are thinking of having the overriding processes removed? PM me your e-mail address and I can send you my horse's xrays before surgery, pictures after surgery and...
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    I'm sorry the outcome was not what you had hoped...

    I'm sorry the outcome was not what you had hoped Sporthorsegirl. Your horse is fortunate to have such a thoughtful and caring owner.

    My horse is doing great 12 weeks post surgery. We are in...
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    Thank you everyone for sharing your stories and...

    Thank you everyone for sharing your stories and encouraging words. Seems like there is hope for my beta boy. Its been a decade since I've had to bring along a greenie and it could be I am the one...
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    Wimp of the herd, but a lion cross country?

    Greetings! I've just been cleared to start riding my new TB after successful rehab from kissing spine surgery. Now the real work begins! He is my second eventer, my first just passed after 12...
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    Congratulations Sporthorsegirl! Good news for my...

    Congratulations Sporthorsegirl! Good news for my gelding too. He has been cleared to ride! Just 10 minutes at the walk, building up to full work in 6 weeks. I can free jump him in 4 weeks. His...
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    Update on my horse. He is doing great 7 weeks...

    Update on my horse. He is doing great 7 weeks post surgery. Vet confirms there is more movement in his back. The swelling has gone down considerably at the incision area and he no longer flinches...
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    My horse's "hotspot" was not literally hot. The...

    My horse's "hotspot" was not literally hot. The vet could feel the misalignment of the vertebrae. The horse would noticeably flinch when the area was palpated.
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