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    Why wouldn't she? Vets, at least the ones I've...

    Why wouldn't she? Vets, at least the ones I've consult with so far, have been enough qualified to assess horses hooves. They can also take X-Rays, which can be important, and work WITH the farrier...
  2. Like you said, kids qualifying to NAJRYC aren't...

    Like you said, kids qualifying to NAJRYC aren't poor. Their horse budget allows them to buy, lease and keep in training really nice horses and if they have the right contacts, Ex-WEG champions. I...
  3. Take your horse to a specialist. After all...

    Take your horse to a specialist.

    After all this time and no real diagnostic and/or improvement, your horse is in real need of a specialist who will ultrasound for ligament/soft tissue injuries. ...
  4. Spitting sour grapes on Jr/Y riders...:rolleyes:...

    Spitting sour grapes on Jr/Y riders...:rolleyes:

    They DO have to earn their tickets already.
    Schoolmasters are hardly overpriced; they are usualy worth their weight in gold!
    Would you loan your...
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    Something new must be bugging him at night. Maybe...

    Something new must be bugging him at night. Maybe another horse, a cat, a racoon, bees?!?

    Some horses are real escape artist but after 3+ years of ownership, you would have known better as this...
  6. Alicen Sign language! ;)

    Alicen

    Sign language! ;)
  7. A "certification" may be just a piece of paper...

    A "certification" may be just a piece of paper but it still shows that the person went through some sort of a standardized training/learning process. It doesn't mean you are a better trainer but it...
  8. The Juniors or Young riders still have to ride...

    The Juniors or Young riders still have to ride these former GP champions correctly. Just think about Matthias Rath and Totilas; not only was he not an easy ride, he had the pressure to perform right...
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    I'm a french teacher from Montreal (Qc), as you...

    I'm a french teacher from Montreal (Qc), as you can read in my profile, and English is obviously not my first language. I speak Spanish, a little Italian and some German. But it's ok, I stand...
  10. @Trubandloki: The PPE was only longing and...

    @Trubandloki: The PPE was only longing and flexions. No X-Rays. I know it can be more expensive than that!
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    I didn't say the OP couldn't do whatever she...

    I didn't say the OP couldn't do whatever she wants. She can, it's her horse.

    I just wonder why she would pay a trainer for their expertise and not follow their advices. We are not talking about...
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    Yes. And now, as a teacher myself (high...

    Yes.
    And now, as a teacher myself (high school), I would never act/respond like this idiot teacher in your little story.

    A simple "thank you kiddo, I will take care of this and make sure...
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    Why do you pay this trainer if you don't want to...

    Why do you pay this trainer if you don't want to follow instruction you are paying for?!?

    I you don't trust your trainer's judgement/skills/techniques, just find another trainer that will fit...
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    :D It's the Pan Am!!!

    :D It's the Pan Am!!!
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    Keep posting videos!!! I'm scribing today and...

    Keep posting videos!!!

    I'm scribing today and in between riders, we (me and judge) are enjoying it!!!
  16. How can a PPE with only flexion and lunging could...

    How can a PPE with only flexion and lunging could cost up to 1k$

    PPE: max 200$ (and that is pushing it)
    Hotel for 1 night: (let's go wild) 200$/night
    Meals (lunch, supper, breakfast, lunch) :...
  17. Thread: kk bits

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    Not so fast!!! KK also refers to bits that...

    Not so fast!!!

    KK also refers to bits that don't necessarily have a middle bean/peanut/lozange/center link.
    I have a single jointed KK snaffle (formely known as KK Balkenhol) who's stamped with...
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    This. I wouldn't wait until the end of the...

    This. I wouldn't wait until the end of the leasing contract.

    Even if Stepmother was giving stepdaughter a "lesson"... really?!? What is this trainer so afraid of?!? I bet s/he heard Stepmother's...
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    I've found that on youtube:...

    I've found that on youtube: http://youtu.be/ICaIkZU8zcs

    Basically, she just kinda cut her corners from K to F (F to K) and went straight to the rail after.
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    The lower in the mouth the bit is placed, the...

    The lower in the mouth the bit is placed, the stronger the effect the bit will have. The jaw/bars is usually thinner there, the roof of the palate is lower and it gives you more room to pull.

    If...
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    So the bit is hanging way too low. Forget...

    So the bit is hanging way too low.

    Forget about the "wrinkle rule" and just put the bit higher. I actually no longer ever care for that rule as it really never applied to any of the horse I...
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    Equitop Myoplast. Did wonder for muscling my...

    Equitop Myoplast.

    Did wonder for muscling my mare. She had some time off but by the end of August, she'll be on that supplement again.
  23. Thread: needles

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    When I had to inject Miss Mare her IM adequan I...

    When I had to inject Miss Mare her IM adequan I learned a good way to do so without the tapping and the whole ritual I was used to.

    Pinch skin in the neck where you would inject. Take a good...
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    I'll be the voice of dissent here. Where do...

    I'll be the voice of dissent here.

    Where do you live? How old is your mare and does she have any special condition/needs? Will she be in a herd or alone in a paddock (next to others)?
    Talk with...
  25. But if her farrier was doing a geat job and her...

    But if her farrier was doing a geat job and her horse was just finally fine, she'd had nothing to write on her blog...
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