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    The rein back should be taught in a gentle...

    The rein back should be taught in a gentle progression, not as a sudden movement. Start walk-halt. Then trot-halt. Then trot-halt-reinback-trot. The idea is for the horse to anticipates they keep...
  2. It is not just cold it is unusually windy (30-50...

    It is not just cold it is unusually windy (30-50 mph gusts) some days and that has limited turnout at the barn for my horses.

    This thread is making me feel better that I have company - I am SO...
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    Suzie, just to clarify, the horse can compete at...

    Suzie, just to clarify, the horse can compete at different levels with different riders in the same competition year. So my trainer can show at 2nd and I can show at 1st on the same day (1 class...
  4. OP, I have known of 2 horses with wobblers. ...

    OP, I have known of 2 horses with wobblers. (neither were mine). One, owned by the woman who bred him, had to be put down within the year of diagnosis due to deterioration.

    Both were young, 4-5...
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    My horses are boarded at a barn with an indoor -...

    My horses are boarded at a barn with an indoor - they are blanketed and in the barn in these temps. The barn owner feeds sloppy wet beet pulp with their feed all winter.

    Even though the barn is...
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    Hello frugalannie, I can give you empathy but not...

    Hello frugalannie, I can give you empathy but not experience (of the indoor). I grew up outside of Boston and went to college in Michigan. Have some memories of wicked snow storms/winters in both...
  7. Two horses. Do you have another horse to...

    Two horses.

    Do you have another horse to ride?

    My experience was that I had a nice mare to ride and bought her daughter as a backed but green bean 3 coming 4 year old. Lovely gaits. I could...
  8. for PA - if you are anywhere that drains into...

    for PA - if you are anywhere that drains into the Chesapeake or other important water you will now need stormwater management for the impervious coverage for ANY indoor (roof) regardless of walls. ...
  9. volunteers vs staff

    Veronica, thank you for your explanation and point of view of the situation. I am really sorry to hear it is a clash between the volunteer side of the Show (the Fair volunteers) and the paid staff. ...
  10. Not sure if I missed this in other's replies - ...

    Not sure if I missed this in other's replies -

    everyone must have a valid Coggins and renew annually
    Everyone must be on a worming and vaccination schedule. If it is not the 'standard' for the...
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    I would want to have someone get on that horse...

    I would want to have someone get on that horse before buying. As others have said, sometimes there's a reason because of the horse and sometimes it's 'cause the owner/breeder couldn't support the...
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    I do not agree that USEF/ USEA or the...

    I do not agree that USEF/ USEA or the organization can help this situation - they'd have to monitor vet treatment and records. In this case it sounds like the horse changed disciplines (eventing to...
  13. mvp - where are you looking? (state/county?). As...

    mvp - where are you looking? (state/county?). As others have noted, the water and driveway, etc. can be very expensive or quite limiting on what you want.

    The builders and suppliers will give...
  14. Where are you located? How much are you...

    Where are you located?

    How much are you planning to build (need sizes of buildings). Depending on your local/regional permit rules you may need plans to scale for permits.

    Does this planner...
  15. BG.Dunmovin

    Both shows are on the USEF/USDF list if you look for Region 2. They typically are on wednesdays although 1 might be a saturday. Here are links to their websites. Dunmovin is a 1 ring show, nice...
  16. Chester County PA: Dunmovin - 3 Blue Goose -...

    Chester County PA:

    Dunmovin - 3
    Blue Goose - 3
    Allentown NJ (NJHP, mostly ESDCTA but also others) 5
    Bucks County HP - 6 (includes LVDA)
    DVCTA - malvern - 1
    MDA - Bel Air - 1
    Summer Days -...
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    Just to mention I was told some judges/trainers...

    Just to mention I was told some judges/trainers look at the imaginary line from eye to nostril to define 'BTV'. The plane of the face may be BTV but the nostril directly below the eye and considered...
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    Congratulations! to the team! So excited to see...

    Congratulations! to the team! So excited to see Laura and Steffen in the top 10.
  19. For me time is the biggest constraint. I audit...

    For me time is the biggest constraint. I audit 1-2 clinics a year. Each day of audit is one day I don't ride, or the many other things I should/want to do at home/with friends.

    The clinics I...
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    well said Marydell

    well said Marydell
  21. DR has a service center and showroom in Delaware,...

    DR has a service center and showroom in Delaware, off 141 south, I think it's route 13. past the airfield. It should be on their website - New Castle DE. Likely can do the repair in a couple of...
  22. Thanks Coth peeps for your info and ideas. ...

    Thanks Coth peeps for your info and ideas.

    fyi as more background, the fences span 45 acres, too large for extension cords. The painter has a mobile, truck-mounted sprayer/generator.

    The...
  23. I took it to mean per rail per foot, both sides. ...

    I took it to mean per rail per foot, both sides. For an 8' length of fence that would be $8, post included. It was a verbal quote and I would want it in writing before proceeding. I'm told that...
  24. If you have a lot of board fence to paint and no time

    In other words, if you are going to hire a painter for your fence (purchased with the property) what is a reasonable rate? I was quoted $1 per board foot, including posts. Painter said he had...
  25. thanks Beverly, good ideas. There are places...

    thanks Beverly, good ideas. There are places they can use that won't be in our way.
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