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    I've always worked on my canter/walk transitions...

    I've always worked on my canter/walk transitions with my eyes closed because I felt it let me focus more and took out the anticipation of the transition. I definately feel more when my eyes are...
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    Very good advice! I hate when I find myself...

    Very good advice! I hate when I find myself looking down. I also nit pick a lot more when I am looking down.
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    Right canter transition issues

    I love transitions. I find they help a lot in getting the horse's attention, create better response to the aids and naturally increase self-carriage. I am having an issue with my right canter...
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    I'm happy to report we have cooler weather right...

    I'm happy to report we have cooler weather right now and he is sweating like normal. We are able to get some real work in and I will just have to be extra careful when it heats up again. I did...
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    Owner did stop the Benadryl as she was not...

    Owner did stop the Benadryl as she was not totally convinced it was not the cause.

    Thankfully the weather cooled this weekend and it will be cooler for most of the week so I hope to get more...
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    I've always just hosed for an extra long time if...

    I've always just hosed for an extra long time if they were really hot so I'm just as much of a jerk. I always scrape though. I rode TBs at a farm many years ago and we had to hand walk those...
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    Thanks for the info. He has a short mane so it's...

    Thanks for the info. He has a short mane so it's really a none issue, only way to go from where he is would be to roach and I'm not brave enough for that. I rode Wednesday evening and did a total...
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    Anything that holds moisture is a no-go round...

    Anything that holds moisture is a no-go round here. Light, moisture wicking clothing is the only thing that works. Plus it dries the quickest when I drench myself with the hose after a ride.
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    I appreciate all of the replys. It's in the...

    I appreciate all of the replys. It's in the owners' court on what they want to do. Owner feels the horse is fine but will consult with the vet. Unfortunately the riding early and late are not...
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    Why not wrap his legs? I'm not a fan of wrapping...

    Why not wrap his legs? I'm not a fan of wrapping legs for flat work, but instructor wants him wrapped because he is so big and he had a tendon issue. I wrap the front and unwrap as soon as the ride...
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    I called the vet and she is going to talk to the...

    I called the vet and she is going to talk to the owner about the non/little sweating. The vet is also not a fan of supplements but she feeds electrolytes during the summer and will talk to the...
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    The owner's have always welcomed me to talk to...

    The owner's have always welcomed me to talk to their vet so I will give her a call to see what she would suggest for the allergy problems. I'm not sure if they had him evaluated for his allergies. ...
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    He actually has a lite coat and does not even get...

    He actually has a lite coat and does not even get a heavy coat in the winter. My old competition horse had a heavy summer coat and I spent many summers clipping him throughout the summer. I am so...
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    Benadryl does exactly that to me so I was curious...

    Benadryl does exactly that to me so I was curious if it would have the same affect on a horse.

    He does sweat, just not as much as I am used to seeing when a horse is working. I mostly notice the...
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    I struggle with the heat myself. Lots of water...

    I struggle with the heat myself. Lots of water and I try to ride morning/evening or in shade but sometimes (especially a show situation) that is not possible.

    I did pour my water on him one day...
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    Big horses and heat - what do you do?

    I'm riding an Irish Draft and he is struggling with the heat. I've never ridden a big horse like this in heat and humidity and am suprised by the difficulty he is having. He is a big horse, 17...
  17. Any So MD riders wanting to get together for trails/shows/fun?

    Hi All!

    I've recently (8 months) been back in the saddle after a 7 year break and the horse I'm riding needs mileage with company (for safety). I take him out for lessons and we are planning some...
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    Back in KG now.

    Back in KG now.
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    Rose Haven Stables

    Alright, I have read the ugly stuff already so no need to re-hash that stuff, TYVM. I did not create this thread to bash Ms. Rose so if that is your intention I will immediately request the...
  20. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Janet:
    I just don't buy it (about Lucy liking or not...
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    The farm I work at stood Judge Smells for awhile....

    The farm I work at stood Judge Smells for awhile. The Smelly babies are nice and thankfully none of them have had smelly names.
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