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  1. slc replied to the thread Could he do a LD endurance ride?.

    A horse needs many months of slow conditioning, gradually increasing the distance over a long period of time. You don't just go out and...

    Mar 27, 2017 at 10:10 AM
  2. slc replied to the thread Tips for picking up a certain lead over fences?.

    And the less warning the better on that exercise! What we call the Figure Eight of Death. LOL. "You're doing it til you get it right!"

    Mar 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM
  3. slc replied to the thread Waterford bit.

    Like I said - standing on rounded stones vs standing on a flat slab of stone. The flexibility of the Waterford makes it have more...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM
  4. slc replied to the thread Waterford bit.

    There are some horses for whom the whole world is just not big enough. I got one like that.

    Mar 26, 2017 at 7:55 PM
  5. slc replied to the thread Waterford bit.

    Until we started evaluating bits according to 'political correctness'(translation, BS), the Waterford bit was 'harsher' or had 'more...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 12:35 PM
  6. slc replied to the thread Waterford bit.

    My own thought is that I wouldn't use a Waterford for dressage. No matter what the problem was. And if I showed up to any decent...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:53 AM
  7. slc replied to the thread Horse people more introverts or extroverts?.

    I've never found horse people overall to be consistently introvert or extrovert. Horse people vary a great deal. Some are very...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 6:37 AM
  8. slc replied to the thread Odd growths on new mare.

    Probably scar tissue. Might be hard to remove if they are very vascularized, but often they're not and can just be snipped off...

    Mar 26, 2017 at 6:33 AM
  9. slc replied to the thread Excessive Salivation?.

    Depends on what's causing the excess salivation. Some salivation is normal. It can increase 'a normal amount' for certain feeds and...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:47 PM
  10. slc liked Kristal H's post in the thread Some one is going after the NRHA.

    Futurities don't need to be banned they need to be moved back to a minimum of 3 yrs old. USDF young horse dressage and many of the...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:06 PM
  11. slc replied to the thread Some one is going after the NRHA.

    training them as babies is the norm in those riding sports. You can always ban futurities. I mean you can try.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 4:01 PM
  12. slc replied to the thread Some one is going after the NRHA.

    It's hard to picture such an insane thing or fathom a person's 'reasons' for doing such things, but my guess would be that he pulled the...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 1:56 PM
  13. slc replied to the thread Critique my new gelding please!.

    You're almost positive he DOES have a sore back? Based on the rest of your sentence I'm thinking you meant to say 'I'm almost positive...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM
  14. slc replied to the thread Some one is going after the NRHA.

    I would disagree with you about Valegro, but there's no point. I already realize there would be no possibility of reasonable discussion...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  15. slc replied to the thread Finally! ;) What do you think?.

    She is overweight. The old saying 'fat hides a multitude of sins' never worked for me, but it does apply to horses.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 11:42 AM