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        11-12-2008, 08:54 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by IrishRider    
    Wow, he's gorgeous. That's so cool that you have had him since he was born. I'm a little new to this forum so I don't know that I have seen pics of him jumping.
    Here he is jumping.



         
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        11-12-2008, 09:02 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    In the second and fourth photo is that drool hanging from his mouth? . . . But he very pretty drool and all =)
         
        11-12-2008, 09:05 PM
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    LOL Drool is very, very acceptable.
         
        11-12-2008, 09:54 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Very nice! And drool is a good thing in dressage ;) (it's pretty gross when the horse has just eaten hay though)
         
        11-13-2008, 01:43 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    Here he is jumping.



    He's quite a lovely horse.

    Speaking of drool, why is it acceptable in dressage? Is it acceptable in H/J?
         
        11-15-2008, 11:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by IrishRider    
    He's quite a lovely horse.

    Speaking of drool, why is it acceptable in dressage? Is it acceptable in H/J?
    If the horse is working the bit properly and correctly flexed for dressage the saliva glands in the horse will be active and moisten the bit. A horse should not have excessive drool but a whitening of the lips is good and some may fall off.

    In h/j because the head/neck is not usually flexed in the same manner it will not appear. Also hunter requirement has a longer more open frame to be "right" for them so drooling would be considered a "bad" thing.

    Just a matter of what is wanted in each discipline.
         
        11-15-2008, 02:59 PM
      #17
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    Can some say gorgeous! XD
         

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