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    A square arena is not so ideal. Tough on the...

    A square arena is not so ideal. Tough on the lesson horses to have to circle constantly and the beginner riders to turn constantly. And, as a warm up space for a show - not so good either. ...
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    Shallowbrook, Stoneleigh, Orion Farm (S. Hadley,...

    Shallowbrook, Stoneleigh, Orion Farm (S. Hadley, Ma) and Mount Holyoke College (S. Hadley, MA) all have 2nd indoors which help IMMENSLY for both shows and lessons. If you can do it, do it!

    One...
  3. Hi! Good discussion - thank you. Team 2 did...

    Hi! Good discussion - thank you.

    Team 2 did indeed score higher than team 1 and at first look I was surprised by that but after contemplating things a bit I can now see the merits of team 2. ...
  4. Which horse has the better dressage test "score wise" overall?

    Team 1 - novice type rider on pleasant, easy going horse. Rider hits all her "marks" for the pattern of her test. Horse is on a somewhat loopy rein yet shows good rhythm and self carrying balance. ...
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    KWPN bay gelding for non-riding home

    Preston is a lovely 16.3 bay KWPN gelding 16 years old. He came to us with some neck arthritis and we believe that has now progressed a bit to the point where he will not pass the spin test. He is...
  6. Oh yes...I would be extremely careful with anyone...

    Oh yes...I would be extremely careful with anyone who rented or took my trailer on a summr lease. A full ppe!
    1. prove to me your horse/s are exceptional loaders and riders
    2. prove to me you...
  7. Why does no one rent out their horse trailer? What are the pitfalls?

    Hi,

    Since no one else on the planet rents out their horse trailer, I am sure there are important reasons as to why not. If you would be so kind, what are they?

    I have a nice little Brenderup...
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    Horse can't breathe ...maybe...ideas?

    Hi,

    Any of you have experience with a horse that has anxiety due to not being able to get enough oxygen?

    I am the instructor of a lady with a HOT Connemara mare. I have ridden the horse a...
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    Love mine. It fits a bunch of horses, the...

    Love mine. It fits a bunch of horses, the balance for me is very good and the quality has held up with heavy use for years.
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    Oh...the hill

    Our outdoor ring has a grassy hill on one side. When we have large IHSA shows and there are GOBS of spectators all on the hill, talking and moving and sitting and standing, the horses are perfectly...
  11. Definitely not a riding school! Those horses...

    Definitely not a riding school! Those horses need the MOST comfortable and well fitting saddles out of anyone. Sad to say but your saddle is pretty much useless/unsafe for riding by anyone however...
  12. Area I meeting this Sunday - who's going? or I should say who's coming?

    Whoohoo. The meeting is right at my place of work - Mount Holyoke College. David O'Connor will be the guest speaker - can't wait. Who else is coming?
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    With QH be aware of HYPP and make sure it is neg....

    With QH be aware of HYPP and make sure it is neg. 7years old is about when that starts to show up if I am remembering correctly. If it is a grey, check for melanomas also.
  14. Horse Show Managers - how are you storing your ribbon boxes??? Need creative input!

    Hi,
    We run lots and lots and LOTS of horse shows between 4 riding teams, team Zone finals, and open shows. Currently we store our vast amounts of ribbon boxes on "oh so attractive" shelving units...
  15. Hot, hot, HOT TB/Connemara - what bit/bridle?

    Hi!

    I am a long time horse professional. Yes, we flat. Yes, we work on conventional excersises to make hony listen. I am looking for some new ideas for this horse. Hony sized jumper - done WEF...
  16. My husband bought me a horse for Christmas. We...

    My husband bought me a horse for Christmas. We have a large school string and this horse was not liking being a school horse. I took to riding him (as no one else would) and found his passion was...
  17. Love, love, love the idea!!! Ok - what do...

    Love, love, love the idea!!!

    Ok - what do you need and how much for each part? (if you would please share??)
  18. Horses from College Program needing homes - Western MA

    Hi,

    We have three horses we are currently looking for good homes for. All are free to good homes.

    1. Maggie - very kind grey TB mare, 14 years old, 15.3 hands. She has a background in local...
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    Tell me about Ainsley saddles

    Hi!

    I love tack. I like knowing about different brands and what their good points are and not so good points are. I certainly "know" the Ainsley brand but I don't really know anything about...
  20. Ahhh - this brings back memories for me. Many...

    Ahhh - this brings back memories for me. Many years ago when I was a young professional, I took some of my lesson kids to a local but nice rated show. It was sooooooooooooooo hot that day. I had...
  21. Well the article was an EYE for distance not FEEL...

    Well the article was an EYE for distance not FEEL for distance. The riders I mentioned have exceptional feel, talent and communication skills with their horses no dispute there. However...does Tori...
  22. Where were Tori, Scott, McLain, Kent, Boyd and Phillip in "An Eye for Distance"?

    Might need a flame suit here when I say I was dissappointed to read the IMO "weak" article that accompanied the cover on this week's Chronicle, "An Eye for Distance".

    I mean no disrespect to the...
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    Stoneleigh Burnham event - LOVELY!

    Hi All,

    I volunteered today at Stoneleigh and if you are like me and have not been up to their event is several years, you must GO! It was absolutely gorgeous. The grounds were stunning. They...
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    Frank Bassett puts lovely training on horses from...

    Frank Bassett puts lovely training on horses from what I have seen.
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    It seems that there is not much of this offered...

    It seems that there is not much of this offered in h/j land. There is an AWESOME eventing instensive riding camp for Jrs. at GMHA in Vermont. I think it is called the Jr. Horsemanship Camp or...
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