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    Yeah I understand about the hidden costs....its...

    Yeah I understand about the hidden costs....its the upfront cost that is the stumbling block for lh.

    Yes, I think its the tucking....hmm that really fits what happens...thx
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    Beowolf, no offence taken :) yes, I smiled when I...

    Beowolf, no offence taken :) yes, I smiled when I read your 2.0 because that is exactly what I have said I don't want.
    Perhaps the pic is exaggerating the legs a bit....she oversteps well at a walk....
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    Ibex I actually completely agree! I have argued...

    Ibex I actually completely agree! I have argued that same argument with myself nearly every year ;)

    This time of year seems to bring out the 'baby' urge. :winkgrin:

    I live in a relatively...
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    The pedigree I listed is all on her sire's side. ...

    The pedigree I listed is all on her sire's side. Dam is grade. :)
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    match for mare?

    I have a mare I am considering breeding. Her pedigree includes
    Landgraff, Caletto 2, Arkansas, and Sender.
    The mare is a bit stubborn, at times difficult but never mean. Her worst conformation...
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    Traumerei What thickness would you recommend?

    Traumerei
    What thickness would you recommend?
  7. Thread: shoulder in

    by colorfan
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    Thank you all , this has clarified my...

    Thank you all , this has clarified my overthinking!
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    felt pad or gel pad

    What do you think of the felt pads like 'English contour pad'?

    My application is for a youngster that is developing muscle and for an older mare who came with muscle atrophy due to a long term...
  9. Thread: shoulder in

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    shoulder in

    I have checked with a few online resources, -sustainable dressage, dressage accademy, as well as looking at several explanations in books.
    Most diagrams seem to show the bend in shoulder-in...
  10. During the summer I began starting my ride with...

    During the summer I began starting my ride with no stirrups, just for a few minutes to stretch my legs and open hips, check my position. I have found it very revealing and helps to keep me mindful of...
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    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her...

    Frankly, right now I probably wouldn't choose her either if I saw her today. lol
    However, I do own her and she does seem to have a good mind.
    And I truly don't have the time to ride 6 days a week...
  12. Thread: grooming

    by colorfan
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    grooming

    I would like to present my horses as best I can which includes grooming.
    To that end what are some things you do to make your horse look his best?
    How long do you spend brushing? Do you go through...
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    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your...

    Thank you both netg and beowolf for your comprehensive evaluations.
    Yes, Beowolf, I feel a bit vulnerable. lol

    She is Trakehner,
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    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends,...

    I am used to looking at quarter horse rear ends, lol, so she really looks light in that department to me.
    Learning to take better pictures is a goal for this winter.
    She is 16.1 and one of the...
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    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. ...

    She is not yet under saddle so not well muscled. Yes her feet really need to be trimmed.
    She is willing and easy to work with so far.
    thank you for the feedback.
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    conformation for dressage

    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Kateleftconfo.jpg
    http://i1031.photobucket.com/albums/y379/Laur6206/Kate/Katerightsideconfo.jpg


    What do you like about this mares...
  17. Thread: Swollen knee

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    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. ...

    I can echo Petiepies post pretty much verbatim. My mare has had a big knee-just above the joint, since way last summer.
    The vet has looked at it three times, each time he is less concerned as...
  18. My experience is pain makes the horse tight,...

    My experience is pain makes the horse tight, relief allows them to stretch.
  19. If you have access why not try someone elses...

    If you have access why not try someone elses saddle? I have seen amazing transformations in ridden horses when a better fitting saddle is used. Sometimes it may look right but the horse still says...
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    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally...

    :)I agree with Happytalk. I will occasionally take my cat for a ride,(short) and once in a while to the vet to be weighed. Purposely so when she does need to go it is not a hugely traumatic event....
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    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my...

    I have routinely used my home washer to wash my horse blankets and others that come in for repair.
    My washer doesn't have the x large tub so the really heavy winter blankets need a double wash and...
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    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed...

    ha, that's just what I have been doing. I feed outside in a corral, would you move her off when she pins her ears until she offers to come back politely?
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    agressive mare

    One of my mares has gotten a bad attitude esp during feeding.
    She was a very spoiled girl when I got her, she came at me with her teeth once the day after she came to live with me.
    She has always...
  24. Thread: DT article

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    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick...

    :encouragement:Thank you for such a quick response. I really appreciate it!
  25. Thread: DT article

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    DT article

    Due to a mix up in my address, odd because I never changed it, haven't moved but for the past several months have been getting hit or miss issues of DT.
    Anyways.....I have missed the January issue...
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