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The winter months can be a great time for learning new skills, or honing and perfecting skills that are already in your arsenal. Sometimes a little challenge can break the monotony in the wintertime, whether for the trainer or the student. There is a trail exercise we came up wit


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I have my semi retired Irish Sport horse on ulcer guard and someone suggested gut smart because it’s cheaper, are they the same thing?


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I have a 3 year old gelding that started showing signs of stifle problems as a yearling. From a yearling to 2 year old it progressively got worse and his legs, one or the other, were locking up. I had his stifles injected a few times and the muscles above the stifle injected one time. As a 2 year old I started giving him Equinyl Combo last October


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“I just bought my first horse and he came with a SmartPak that has a multi-vitamin, vitamin E and selenium pellets, a hoof supplement and a joint supplement in it. I moved him into a new barn when I bought him and my barn owner is worried that I am giving my horse too many supplements.


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My question is, do fly repellent supplements work? I know that for larval killer, all horses must be on it. But will the repellent kind like garlic mixes work at all?


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f your horse is feeling fresh, he’ll be unable to focus, and will most likely resist your cues. If you were to ride him while he’s too fresh, you’d be setting yourself up for a fight. As you get him out of his stall or pen, observe his body language.


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I’ve heard lately that electrolytes are contraindicated for horses with a history of ulcers – is this true? My OTTB mare was diagnosed and treated successfully for her ulcers


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Giving to pressure is horse training 101, and one of the first and most basic things that we teach our horses. As important as it is, this step is often missed and not only does it become a training issue, but a safety issue.


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I am having a little trouble with my mares jog. I feel like she is jogging true and up with cadence. However, when my friend watches me, she says my mare is jogging long and she isn’t under herself. Can you please recommend a “fix”


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My horse is 15 years old and gets sweet itch every spring. Someone told me to add Flax seed meal to her diet.


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The horse went real good for the first couple of weeks and then he started to act up, like get spooky and rear, and then all of a sudden he started to crow hop to the side when anybody dismounted.


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When I was a young rider, it did not take me long to learn that if I wanted to participate in the sport of riding, I had to learn to become a good rider. I was in the dressage saddle learning this. Learning to become a good rider was not only necessary in the dressage saddle but is required in any saddle on any breed of horse.


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My young Appendix of 26 years just managed to get a severe ligament/tendon injury. We are going to have the stem cell procedure done, but he will still be on stall rest for 4 to 6 months…


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Q: My daughter has an AQHA gelding that has a bad habit in the show ring. When they going into a western horsemanship class he will be good until you start the pattern. He try’s to lope off and buck, then my daughter looses control and he won’t stop. Is he just getting ring smart and anticipating the pattern?


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Using the word “dressage” hurt our educational merit in the beginning. I would have people come up to me at horse expos, and write letters, emails, and Facebook messages noting that they were Western riders and “didn’t do” dressage.


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