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  1. Earlier this year there was a "split in the...

    Earlier this year there was a "split in the company"…whatever that means. For about 3 months their idea of "customer service" was the equivalent of radio silence. Their phones were shut off, Facebook...
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    Did you have any neurological testing done? A...

    Did you have any neurological testing done? A horse that one day takes you to the jumps and the next comes out of the corner stopping or rears and flips over sounds like there may be something...
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    Here was what I wrote about my experience with...

    Here was what I wrote about my experience with Rob Gage:

    A great clinician will help a rider to come away with four things:
    Lessons learned
    Aspects to work on at home
    Partnership built...
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    Someone once said to me that the more you...

    Someone once said to me that the more you practice counter canter the harder it will be to fix. For my mare it was primarily a weakness behind. A barn I worked at had a treadmill and that helped her...
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    Oh, this is such a sore topic for me. I agree...

    Oh, this is such a sore topic for me. I agree with the title "LET'S ALL GET ALONG" We are all trying to use the ring and need to work together to make it safe. I have been fortunate to have trainers...
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    From my experience with rearing horses the...

    From my experience with rearing horses the behavior is about making it all about them. It takes everything away from the work, can be intimidating, and puts the focus completely on what their opinion...
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    There is a BWP keuring inspection happening at my...

    There is a BWP keuring inspection happening at my farm soon, so I look forward to an official inspection and opportunity to speak with the judges on their opinion of her.

    Paulamc, I have to thank...
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    Stallion Suggestions Appreciated!

    I am looking to breed my 2008 Holsteiner mare.

    I've been doing a ton of research on stallions but I'm finding the ones I am drawn to have a lot of similar holstein blood and I am concerned about...
  9. It's extremely important for horses whose regular...

    It's extremely important for horses whose regular rider is not as experienced to still have weekly rides where they are ridden very correctly. Done right, the horse should be easier for your daughter...
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    I know of one horse who used to be super spooky...

    I know of one horse who used to be super spooky until he lost vision in one eye. Now he's the perfect 3ft eq/hunter winning championships at big shows like Traverse City. I know another who is...
  11. If while at university you decided you really...

    If while at university you decided you really wanted a career as an art teacher, but they had no art program, would you stay to graduate in a major that didn't suit your aspirations just because you...
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    When I was younger there was a seahorse jump at a...

    When I was younger there was a seahorse jump at a show in a pastel blue and pink that a lot of horses stopped at. My trainer at the time said horses can see the lighter pastel spectrum easier so to...
  13. I learned this lesson the hard way when I was...

    I learned this lesson the hard way when I was younger! My trainer always said "if you look at the dirt, and lean at the dirt, your horse is going to put you in the dirt" and she was right!

    Some...
  14. I think it's important to discuss the goals of...

    I think it's important to discuss the goals of many trainers today realistically. Most aren't in the business of instructing to produce the grand future of the sport, they're just looking to stay in...
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    First of all, expect that the PPE will come up...

    First of all, expect that the PPE will come up with SOMETHING flagged. So don't panic when the vet starts discussing details which sound like issues but may not affect the pony at all or be...
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    I like to replace "Equitation" with "Effective...

    I like to replace "Equitation" with "Effective Riding". Some horses jump better from a crest release, some appreciate the automatic...some jumps allow for you to sit more still in the air...some...
  17. All desire to move or spend a long vacation in...

    All desire to move or spend a long vacation in Hawaii was recently killed for me. A friend shared with me some info she learned from some family friends who live there. Apparently because of the...
  18. Horses that get strong and sort of fling...

    Horses that get strong and sort of fling themselves over the fences are usually doing it out of self preservation. That tells me he doesn't understand what his job is yet and how to properly put...
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    Yes. Especially for classes running in the...

    Yes. Especially for classes running in the mornings when there can still be a bit of moisture or while it's raining. Any little thing you can do to help your horse not slide around while on grass is...
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    I agree, but these were not the "step up" type or...

    I agree, but these were not the "step up" type or fancy mounts. There's definitely something to be said for paying for a horse you can move up on, which is why I said a high price tag can be...
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    Hunter prices seem out of hand due to the large...

    Hunter prices seem out of hand due to the large commissions that can be pulled in. It seems a horse's price is more determined by the budget of the client and not the actual value of the horse. This...
  22. My first horse, Hans, was already at the barn so...

    My first horse, Hans, was already at the barn so looking time was zero. I looked for my hunter for a few weeks and looked for my eq horse for months. It got to the point I drove my trainer crazy...
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    There was a horse who belonged to an Ammy rider...

    There was a horse who belonged to an Ammy rider at the barn I rode at as a junior who fits this bill. At home he was a pain to ride. I dreaded the times I had to hack him because you had to kick and...
  24. What about Formally for a show name then...

    What about Formally for a show name then something like Annie or Molly (thinking of short girl names that sound like they end similarly to "Formally") for a barn name?

    But then again I'm big on 1...
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    Look for barns that require you to take 94 and...

    Look for barns that require you to take 94 and avoid anything that requires taking 90. I live in Chicago and have been riding in Lake Forest, Libertyville, and Antioch/Zion. During rush hour, my...
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