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    Mar. 4, 2015, 11:44 PM
    CHT started a thread Fitted Saddle Pads in Hunter/Jumper
    It has been a long time since I have been in the market for a shaped saddle pad (I think the one I have is over 20 years old), so perhaps the...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 11:39 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Talk to me about spurs in Off Course
    I trip over long spurs too. And spur myself when I go down to take off the brush boots and such... I would ask your instructor what type of spurs...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 08:11 PM
    Yes, in Alberta, so indoors, with light and dark spots. Barn is pretty evenly lit though in the aisle (lights are high up). Yesterday the light...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:48 PM
    I didn't read all the replies, so it may have been mentioned, but have you tried Alpha Lipoic Acid?
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:37 PM
    I have had students leave not because they are unhappy, but because they want to do something different. For example two left to take up eventing,...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:30 PM
    I WISH I had had some knowledgeable, objective person helping me when I shopped. But I don't have a trainer so I looked on my own. This may be why my...
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    Mar. 4, 2015, 02:26 PM
    I posted a while back about the increasingly spooky horse and his nervous rider. The pair is going MUCH better now that I am riding the horse. I...
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    Mar. 1, 2015, 06:00 PM
    CHT replied to a thread I am having a hard time in Off Course
    I have been there and I understand how you feel. In my case, the horse ended up in an inappropriate home (hot horse sold to small kid), but...
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    Mar. 1, 2015, 01:18 PM
    When shopping I would be more likely to trust that the 16.1 hand horse was 16+, whereas it seems 15.3 hand horses are more often to be under 15.3 but...
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    Feb. 28, 2015, 06:16 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Emergency Vet Calls in Horse Care
    I think my vet just bills it all as one fee, but definitely quite a bit more for after hours or Sunday work!
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    Feb. 28, 2015, 06:12 PM
    Negotiating base price AFTER the PPE seems like a poor plan. Once the horse does ok on the vet check you don't really have any leverage to negotiate...
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:52 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Dude Ranch Horses in Western
    Oh, just wanted to add regarding the tack. You might be able to really help these horses by working to assign/organize tack for each horse with...
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:49 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Dude Ranch Horses in Western
    I think it IS possible for a horse to have two modes: dude horse and lesson horse, but you might have to modify your expectations. First off, I...
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:38 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Overly Drooly Horse in Horse Care
    Likely something in her hay if it is a one time thing. Perhaps mention to the BM/BO just in case they notice it with other horses too. If it...
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:29 PM
    Could be the vet knows something about the horse (that affects its value) that you don't, but doesn't feel that they can tell you straight out.
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:23 PM
    CHT replied to a thread rein back to build top line in Dressage
    QH, Andalusian, Arabian and Pasos (I don't recall if they were Paso Fino's or Peruvian Pasos)
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:18 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Use of the School Halt in Dressage
    I appreciated his mustache. I could see trying to train this to improve a regular halt could result in a horse that thinks the lifting of the leg...
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    Feb. 27, 2015, 09:15 PM
    I like having two horses as if something happens to one, I still have the other. My two are fairly different, so it also helps me not fall into...
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    Feb. 26, 2015, 08:06 PM
    CHT replied to a thread rein back to build top line in Dressage
    The question is academic (trying to learn from other disciplines). I agree that using a rein back as a punishment is counter productive: I have...
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    Feb. 26, 2015, 12:18 AM
    CHT replied to a thread Bosal hand position in Western
    This changes its balance so that the weight of the reins/bosal puts pressure on the bosal unless the horse tips its nose under , and encourages the...
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    Feb. 25, 2015, 08:20 PM
    I used to have a student with selective mutism. People thought she was rude/a snob because she wouldn't say hi to them, and would instead give a...
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    Feb. 25, 2015, 08:11 PM
    That is a good question. I would assume it would be covered, but not sure if the customer would have to sue us to get the coverage. (our insurance...
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    Feb. 25, 2015, 07:56 PM
    I have been told by a couple "breed" trainers that they rein back to build a horse's topline. Do you think this has merit?
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    Feb. 24, 2015, 12:23 AM
    An OCD lesion in an older/proven horse wouldn't necessarily bother me depending on location, particularly if it flexed ok. My fanciest hunter had...
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    Feb. 23, 2015, 04:35 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Show Stopper Saddle in Western
    You can show them in open (all breed) shows for sure. Never heard of that type of saddle...link?
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    Feb. 23, 2015, 04:33 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Bosal hand position in Western
    could be they are making sure the reins are off the neck, so the horse learns to be extra responsive when they do feel the reins against their neck....
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    Feb. 23, 2015, 04:29 PM
    Depends on the show. The gold shows run locally always put braiding required in their program (although roached manes are permitted). So although not...
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    Feb. 23, 2015, 12:08 AM
    Are you looking for a fancy project or something to have fun with? Looking for a nice QH or Paint that is going well on the flat, and then starting...
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    Feb. 23, 2015, 12:02 AM
    I am a minimalist. My horses get their bridle paths clipped, and any long fetlock hairs, but that is it for clipping. I rarely bathe them, but I will...
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    Feb. 22, 2015, 11:54 PM
    CHT replied to a thread Do you trailer others? in Off Course
    Liability wise you should be covered by your provincial association membership if both you and the person you are hauling for have one, AND you don't...
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Horse Trainer/Instructor
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I run a small boarding stable and teach lessons for riders interested in entry level hunters/jumpers and dressage.

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