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  1. Yes, In the context of someone sending them a...

    Yes, In the context of someone sending them a video in of them teaching, and telling the rider, "pay no attention to what I say, you just keep the horse looking good". She is now certified.

    And...
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    Pain that isn't helped by banamine, and the two...

    Pain that isn't helped by banamine, and the two hour a way to come back vet is leaving?

    Have you a trailer? I'd think of heading to a big veterinary facility.
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    Radiographs are definitely in order here. A vet...

    Radiographs are definitely in order here. A vet who does a lot of lameness work would also be useful. Sometimes things are sooo obvious if you've seen it a 100 times. ;)
  4. I would wash or cold hose well initially. A...

    I would wash or cold hose well initially. A spray bottle filled with dilute chlorhexidine also works well. I avoid peroxide. Then I would apply a water soluble ointment or cream. I use silver...
  5. That sounded so much like the ARICP certification...

    That sounded so much like the ARICP certification that I looked up the requirements. Three verifiable recommendations from known active H/J trainers (and don't forget, it's a small world) sent...
  6. Dressage at Saratoga,some years ago had a mounted...

    Dressage at Saratoga,some years ago had a mounted troop in front of the grandstands firing their pistols while dressage was continuing on the far side of the track. The far side wasn't far enough.
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    Since good transitions improve the canter. there...

    Since good transitions improve the canter. there is nothing wrong with doing a downward, regrouping and lifting off to canter again. There is also nothing wrong with cantering him out of the arena,...
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    "A contributing factor was likely my weight...

    "A contributing factor was likely my weight wasn't quite perfect for the Prince of the Pea's canter on the straightaway"-PossumHorse

    Give the girl a blue ribbon!!;)
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    Electric fence. Even one strand down low. ...

    Electric fence. Even one strand down low.

    This farm uses it for ground hogs too Works very well.
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    I'm assuming from your post that this is not an...

    I'm assuming from your post that this is not an "under saddle" activity. The head booing usually happens when there are small flying insects around. They need not be near the face, just anywhere...
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    OK use the ground poles to help him think...

    OK use the ground poles to help him think forward. At the same time though you need to think sit up and back to try to keep him from dropping too much on his forehand, which is a normal early...
  12. Congrats!

    Congrats!
  13. There are those who have passed their...

    There are those who have passed their certifications, and still don't make good teachers. There are some who have passed their certifications and are wonderful teachers. Same with those who were...
  14. Ah yes, but a tribunal is made up of tribunes. ;)

    Ah yes, but a tribunal is made up of tribunes. ;)
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    Seromas are usually caused by trauma that causes...

    Seromas are usually caused by trauma that causes oozing of fluid into the area. The last one I saw was years ago, on horse that had a sliding fall on a very hard surface. It was months healing,...
  16. Tribunes-ancient Rome So are these plebian...

    Tribunes-ancient Rome

    So are these plebian buyers, who need protection from you, a patrician?

    Maybe she's lost in time.
  17. I've heard of vets that are so good, that they...

    I've heard of vets that are so good, that they can feel with their fingers what
    other vets need an US to Dx.

    I doubt that your vet is one of them.

    Get another vet.
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    Here is a very good article on the subject. ...

    Here is a very good article on the subject.

    http://www.equinewellnessmagazine.com/articles/regular-shut-eye-is-important-to-your-horses-well-being/
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    Having been on both sides, started out basically...

    Having been on both sides, started out basically just riding, then a very small smattering of dressage, and then on to eventing. Now i'm back to dressage.
    As an eventer, we did dressage, got it...
  20. You have gotten a lot of comments here. I have...

    You have gotten a lot of comments here. I have found that the driving forward into a fixed hand school works only for the rider who understands how to give instantly, or for the horse that quickly...
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    Regarding glue on costs. We might just be lucky...

    Regarding glue on costs. We might just be lucky with our farrier but here in my area I don't think anyone has paid that much for glue on shoes, and after a solid curing time, horses went out.
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    Quit being such a Yank. I learned from the...

    Quit being such a Yank.

    I learned from the headgirl of someone who spent a goodly time at the SRS way back when Podhajsky was still riding and lecturing. And it is longe.

    And Susie-Q, it's...
  23. The advice you got to put him on a smaller circle...

    The advice you got to put him on a smaller circle was spot on Sometimes one tap of the whip is not sufficient.

    It is nice when horses are our friend,but, and here's the hitch, they are herd...
  24. Here ibn NE, it's weather dependent. When the...

    Here ibn NE, it's weather dependent. When the grass stops going. The only change we usually make is increasing the amount hay they get. This year we may have to increase grain because if they ever...
  25. What type of hay is he eating? Something with a...

    What type of hay is he eating? Something with a good % of alfalfa would be helpful instead of jiggering up his concentrate intake.
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