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    Nov. 20, 2015, 11:07 AM
    For serious work, I have always used a work collar (as opposed to a buggy collar). And work hames.
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    Nov. 19, 2015, 03:32 PM
    One other thing your barn owner could do about casting; they could put a two-by-four around the edge of the stall wall at a certain height to give...
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    Nov. 19, 2015, 03:31 PM
    The old fashioned way to keep them from getting cast was to bank the bedding up against the walls, not put a heap in the middle. That said, I...
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    Nov. 19, 2015, 03:28 PM
    x replied to a thread Draft or draft crosses in Off Course
    I would look at a draft cross for that size person; preferably a Belgian cross, although a Shire cross could work as well. I find the Percheron...
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    Nov. 19, 2015, 01:18 PM
    Clicker training. She just doesn't have any self motivation to move forward; I have had horses like this and have turned them around using clicker...
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    Nov. 18, 2015, 09:30 AM
    x replied to a thread Curb chains in Hunter/Jumper
    What is the purpose of going through the ring on the bit? I always go hook to hook, putting it through the ring looks like it is going to affect it...
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    Nov. 17, 2015, 09:37 AM
    I use 15 inch english saddles for kids, and have kids up to 8 or 9 riding in them. For super young kids I use a 14 inch. But given how young your...
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    Nov. 11, 2015, 11:32 AM
    x replied to a thread Ranch Pleasure/Ranch Riding in Western
    As far as a flank cinch on your saddle; if it has a ring along the skirt behind where your regular girth is, or if it has a slot in the skirt behind...
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    Nov. 10, 2015, 12:39 PM
    x replied to a thread Shipping Fees? in Off Course
    The most reasonable one I have found in New England is $1/mile.
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    Nov. 10, 2015, 11:49 AM
    Training-wise I would long-line her before trying to get her to move under saddle. Then I would try getting her to move under saddle again. ...
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    Nov. 4, 2015, 02:25 PM
    x replied to a thread Hock injection success stories? in Dressage
    Horse dead lame in the hind end. Had vet out and xrayed as having some hock arthritis. Injected the horse, and horse came 100% sound and went back...
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    Nov. 4, 2015, 09:28 AM
    I have a horse that chokes bad on any grain that has beet pulp in it. And he chokes bad. The vet recommended that I not give any grain that had...
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    Nov. 2, 2015, 09:00 AM
    One of my students had a chincoteague--they got it from someone who had originally got it off the island, and who had used it as a breeding stallion....
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    Nov. 2, 2015, 08:55 AM
    I opted for steel--that way I can easily weld on it to fix it. Aluminum doesn't rust, but it does still corrode from salt...
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