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    It is a huge expense, but we were able to get...

    It is a huge expense, but we were able to get extended financing through our local farm credit. I convinced my husband it was a lot cheaper than paying training board!
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    I fully expected to open this thread up and read...

    I fully expected to open this thread up and read about how all the other full-time working moms are nailing the horse thing. I'm so relieved!

    I'm married with a kindergardener and a 4th grader,...
  3. Thread: Jiaogulan

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    I used it for a mare with DSLD/EPSA. Her case...

    I used it for a mare with DSLD/EPSA. Her case was fairly rapid in onset and deterioration and unfortunately it did not help her. The DSLD yahoo group did seem to indicate that it was more helpful...
  4. Coming from an Arabian horse lover, owner and...

    Coming from an Arabian horse lover, owner and fan, I would have to pass on this one.

    http://www.equisearch.com/article/the-anatomy-of-dressage-horse-hindquarters This is a very helpful article...
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    I had success in diminishing my gelding's...

    I had success in diminishing my gelding's cribbing using chaste tree berry (vitex agnus castus) which is a domamine agonist. My theory is somewhat counter-intuitive; cribbing is said to release...
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    As someone who has had acl/meniscus surgery,...

    As someone who has had acl/meniscus surgery, standing still at mounting is a 100% requirement.

    1. Get one of those big, sturdy 3 step mounting blocks.

    2. Determine your horse's personality...
  7. Thread: Spur Stop

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    On a good note, I can say that my WP gelding, and...

    On a good note, I can say that my WP gelding, and the other WP horses I have ridden are all well introduced to lateral work and do move away from pressure well. But forward and contact on the reins...
  8. Thread: Spur Stop

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    I own a western pleasure gelding who was trained...

    I own a western pleasure gelding who was trained with a spur stop.

    If you touch both spurs to his sides (at the same time) just behind the girth he will come to a very abrupt halt with his head...
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    It is honestly very difficult to tell the...

    It is honestly very difficult to tell the difference between an expensive hat and a cheaper one unless you are very close (much closer than the judge will be).

    The key to any hat is getting it...
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    Jane Savoie has a great video and I can't find it...

    Jane Savoie has a great video and I can't find it right now!!! Boo!!! http://www.janesavoie.com/help-stiff-horse-bend/ Here's a good start but the video is super helpful.

    I ride better tracking...
  11. I started riding as an adult (19 or so), and I'd...

    I started riding as an adult (19 or so), and I'd say I was neither confident nor timid, but somewhere in between. That did not last long after I purchased my first horse, a 9yo TB gelding who had...
  12. http://www.doversaddlery.com/ovation-gel-body-form...

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/ovation-gel-body-form-dressage-girth/p/X1-02194/?ids=p1jxn53jozj20oj2f3hn2rjy

    I have this one and I like it a lot. You're welcome to try it if you want. I haven't...
  13. So sorry you still have no definitive answers OP....

    So sorry you still have no definitive answers OP. :( My vote would be for trying blistering next, of the given choices. Around here I don't think it's terribly expensive.

    I hate to harken back...
  14. HDR Karla monoflap and Ventura (Ventra?) saddle reviews

    Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with these saddles?
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    I stumbled across this in my searching for local...

    I stumbled across this in my searching for local stuff to do this winter:
    http://williamsdressage.com/id4.html

    His lesson prices are high compared to what I've been paying, and I haven't found...
  16. Awesome, thanks guys!

    Awesome, thanks guys!
  17. Looking for winter clinics, schooling shows, etc. DE/MD/VA/PA areas

    I'm trying to compile some winter schooling options. I'm interested in clinics, fix-a-tests, schooling shows, basically any opportunity to get a horse out to school and to prep for next year's show...
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    I have discussed this very idea with my best...

    I have discussed this very idea with my best friend. It would be so helpful to be able to haul your horse for a 3 day weekend to a trainer to get some training rides and lessons in a condensed...
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    OP, where are you located? Not too long ago...

    OP, where are you located? Not too long ago there was a big hullaballoo on Facebook where a breeder was giving away a broodmare who fits your description to a T (had been ridden around the farm...
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    A very good reason to make sure you are feeding a...

    A very good reason to make sure you are feeding a fixed-formula feed!
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    I've been using them (by using I mean paying my...

    I've been using them (by using I mean paying my very capable farrier of course :lol: ) for several cycles to correct negative palmar angles. Horse was negative palmar and plantar (front and hind)...
  22. I have encountered vets (2) who refused to...

    I have encountered vets (2) who refused to euthanize.

    With the horse in question, I knew it was time but he was a stoic sort, and was in beautiful condition. Despite daily previcox,...
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    I had a mini who was prone to choke due to not...

    I had a mini who was prone to choke due to not having about 1/2 of her teeth. One thing the vet recommended, and I feel is extremely important (but unheard of and very unpopular) is to withhold all...
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    For what it is worth, I did (upon the advice of...

    For what it is worth, I did (upon the advice of my vet) bodyclip and leave my obese pony unblanketed in hopes of helping her to burn calories and lose weight. It was not successful. She grew a 2nd...
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    I see the typical coon-footed appearance and...

    I see the typical coon-footed appearance and thickening of the suspensories both fronts and hinds of DSLD/EPSA horses. He also has the lacking topline and droopy overall appearance of DSLD horses,...
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