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    Wider foot bed huh? Never even considered it but...

    Wider foot bed huh? Never even considered it but it sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Jointed stirrups for hips/back

    I have been doing some reading on jointed stirrups. I have some issues with my SI joints and tend to have tight hips and lower back. With exercise they have gotten better but I was wondering about...
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    I feel your pain!! My tb was a NIGHTMARE to lunge...

    I feel your pain!! My tb was a NIGHTMARE to lunge for about 6 months. It got to the point where I wore not only gloves but a helmet because he would spin the away from me and start running and...
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    I have a 4 yr old tb, never raced, but he is much...

    I have a 4 yr old tb, never raced, but he is much stronger to the left as well. I did a lot of in hand work with him when he was 2 which definitely helped a ton when it came time to get on. I am also...
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    Massive improvements in just the past 3 rides. I...

    Massive improvements in just the past 3 rides. I have been engaging the inner thigh muscles and core and he responds beautifully. Playing with patterns and transitions and he is really catching on....
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    Welcome! I also have a 4 yr old. Never a dull...

    Welcome! I also have a 4 yr old. Never a dull moment. :lol:
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    Rhymeswithfizz, he never raced. I will work on...

    Rhymeswithfizz, he never raced. I will work on the orange squeeze technique next ride at the walk and trot. I feel like our signals are getting crossed. Just gonna take a step back and get him and I...
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    Ok, update time. Rode last night. Tightened my...

    Ok, update time. Rode last night. Tightened my thighs and engaged my core at the canter. Really paid attention to these two things when I asked for the transition from canter to trot and used my...
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    Lunged Saturday at w/t/c and he listened very...

    Lunged Saturday at w/t/c and he listened very well. Spent most time working on canter to trot and he was much more behaved than when I ride which leads me believe I am sending him a poor signal when...
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    Jumper route is the plan! Thanks for the...

    Jumper route is the plan! Thanks for the feedback. I am looking forward to my ride tomorrow to check myself and see where I can improve and help him out. He clearly gets it at the walk and trot so...
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    Posting trot sounds like a really good idea!! The...

    Posting trot sounds like a really good idea!! The shanked bit is not one I plan on using on the daily. It was actually recommended by my trainer. I don't much like using it so I am excited to put him...
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    He literally ignores me. He doesn't really speed...

    He literally ignores me. He doesn't really speed up, just kinda tunes out. I sit my butt in the saddle and sit up tall and close my fingers since he responds to that on the downward transitions from...
  13. Why post this under an "alter"? No reason to be...

    Why post this under an "alter"? No reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. I don't understand why some feel the need to hide perfectly normal feelings about riding. This sport is far from easy and we...
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    Downward transition from canter issues

    My 4yr old tb doesn't like to come back from the canter. All other transitions he listens pretty darn well, just any downward transition from the canter is a real struggle. I feel like he completely...
  15. Age of horse? Do you have any knowledge of...

    Age of horse? Do you have any knowledge of his/her past prior to purchasing?
  16. I have a busy busy schedule myself and know how...

    I have a busy busy schedule myself and know how overwhelming it can be. I always pack a bag with my barn clothes before bed and take them to work with me. If I had to go home after work before going...
  17. I have a tb gelding whose great grandfather is...

    I have a tb gelding whose great grandfather is Storm Cat. He is a very laid back guy but tends to get bored easily in his workouts. Just need to keep things interesting for him. He loves his naps and...
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    Well he was a champ. Behaved wonderfully and...

    Well he was a champ. Behaved wonderfully and really seemed to enjoy it.
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    He was never raced. However he is an attention...

    He was never raced. However he is an attention whore and loves people and other horses lol. Prefers being the center of attention over anything else. Hopefully that will work in our favor :)
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    1st show for horse

    I am taking my 4 yr old tb gelding to his 1st show tomorrow. We are not riding in any classes, just going to take in the sights and sounds. He has been off the property for several lessons and...
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    Humm... I have a 4 yr old tb who loves to hang on...

    Humm... I have a 4 yr old tb who loves to hang on the bit and drag me around. Wonder if this "drop him" technique will work for him. He is in that phase where he thinks he's the man. Maybe it will...
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    I just renewed his policy as of August 1st 2014.

    I just renewed his policy as of August 1st 2014.
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    I use The Hartford through Broadstone as well. I...

    I use The Hartford through Broadstone as well. I pay $263 a year for $2000 mortality and $5000 medical. Im much more interested in having some help if he gets sick or injured. The Hartford was the...
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    I have a barefoot tb who gets sensitive feet too....

    I have a barefoot tb who gets sensitive feet too. I have been using Venice turpentine on the bottoms and farrier barrier on the outside of the hoof and have had great results. I apply it 3 times a...
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    Shavings on top of the Magic Cushion did the...

    Shavings on top of the Magic Cushion did the trick. Well at least whiles he's in for the day:) I'll have to spruce up my hoof bandaging skills if he's going to wear it out.
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