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    I did it upside down (when I used one) because it...

    I did it upside down (when I used one) because it didn't get coated with slobber and was much easier to undo after the ride.
  2. My younger horse has great difficulty dealing...

    My younger horse has great difficulty dealing with the heat. His temperature goes up, but not into fever range, and he gets very cuddly and pathetic. He also gets more frequent and wetter poops if...
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    If Trainer speaks such a thing, get a new trainer...

    If Trainer speaks such a thing, get a new trainer as clearly Trainer is too stupid to help you with your horse. :winkgrin:


    A couple of thoughts for you.

    Be aware that your forgiving hand...
  4. I would... Scrap that... I DID have to hunter...

    I would... Scrap that... I DID have to hunter braid a horse on the weekend who came out of his stall with a 12" long mane (seriously, who DOES that to their braider?) and I had no choice but to get...
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    I find the really light, soft sheets cling to the...

    I find the really light, soft sheets cling to the horse and make them hotter than the heavier, stiffer fly mask mesh type. Those seem to allow better airflow. But any sheet will make the horse...
  6. Thread: Fussy Filly

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    Random thoughts - gas? Excess acid pushing into...

    Random thoughts - gas? Excess acid pushing into her esophagus? Cramps from an allergy type reaction to something in the feed?

    That's a tough one. I hope you find the answer.
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    Ah, see how far out of the loop I am. My Myler...

    Ah, see how far out of the loop I am. My Myler was purchased over ten years ago and the sweet iron mouth was one of their big selling features. They didn't do full stainless at that time.
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    Love it! My younger horse has a very thick tail...

    Love it! My younger horse has a very thick tail and this would contain the top nicely to show off his bum. :)

    I don't like the hunter style braid-to-the-end-of-the-tailbone look at all. ...
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    Real Myler bits aren't solid stainless steel...

    Real Myler bits aren't solid stainless steel either. The cheek rings are stainless, but the mouthpieces are a sweet iron and go dark with use.

    I've never had a bit break, but once I looked down...
  10. The vet thinks that is conservative?!? I did a...

    The vet thinks that is conservative?!?

    I did a good bit of research into fitness/rehab back when my four year old hung his foot in the fence and was off for four months healing up. Number one...
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    I don't know what your feeding concerns are...

    I don't know what your feeding concerns are related to, but I have a horse with EPSM who dropped weight in the winter a couple of years ago. I put the weight back on with Brooks' Fibre Omega Plus...
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    Pause a moment to think about the process of...

    Pause a moment to think about the process of shedding one coat and growing the new one. Perhaps the seasonal variations where I live emphasize the cleverness of the system nature provides.

    As the...
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    Used to be I'd use a lead role tied round to the...

    Used to be I'd use a lead role tied round to the halter when I first got on a horse. The last two I spent a good bit of time teaching them what the bit meant, by standing on one side or the other...
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    Thank you all!

    Thank you all!
  15. I boarded at a barn that had a maiden mare...

    I boarded at a barn that had a maiden mare (Arabian) reject her first foal. She HATED him so much that even tied up she was so tense he couldn't suck any milk out. It just dripped out of her when...
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    I know it sucks to come up injured in the middle...

    I know it sucks to come up injured in the middle of show season, but it is highly unlikely that you will be able to show in a week. If you call the show secretary now you might get lucky and they...
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    Eighteen months. Two years before I was...

    Eighteen months. Two years before I was comfortable in the concert hall padded seats.

    Six plus weeks before riding again, and I started with ten minutes of two point because I could not sit in...
  18. I had one who produced a lump on his lower jaw. ...

    I had one who produced a lump on his lower jaw. I assumed it was the young horse , roots growing a little angled business. The vet didn't like the look of it and wanted an X-ray before touching his...
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    If you are wanting to feed vitamin E for a reason...

    If you are wanting to feed vitamin E for a reason (as in resolve a specific issue) then skip Greenhawk's Greenline. Elevate has the bioavailable form of vitamin E and you can feed less and get...
  20. Check the timing of your half halts in the...

    Check the timing of your half halts in the canter. Ideally you want to put your leg on (leg into a holding hand, all aids short and released) when the shoulders are coming up. If you get the timing...
  21. Echoing the comments about using your leg rather...

    Echoing the comments about using your leg rather than trying not to bump him.
  22. That's weird. It looks like the straps cross...

    That's weird. It looks like the straps cross under the jaw as well as over the nose. never seen that before.
  23. I had a horse who offered full, correct, flying...

    I had a horse who offered full, correct, flying changes from the beginning - as I sat up and balanced after landing. 12 years later he STILL will not "catch up" with his hind end if he switches just...
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    Another book is Creative Dressage Schooling. ...

    Another book is Creative Dressage Schooling.

    Whatever exercise or pattern you use you will get more out of it if you know what you specifically want to focus on during that ride. Things like...
  25. My horse had shockwave treatments when he injured...

    My horse had shockwave treatments when he injured his hind suspensory. He healed beautifully and the post healing ultrasound made the vet say it looked like that of a horse half his age.

    I know...
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