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post #51 of 53 Old 02-27-2017, 08:09 PM
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I started out riding english because it was what most people did in my area, then when I moved to a different area, I thought I would like to try riding western and I bought a nice quarter horse mare, a granddaughter of Poco Bueno and boarded her at a well known stable.
Since I was new to western riding, everyone there was giving me advice on how I should be doing things, often contradictory so I did become confused especially as some advice didn't make sense and I knew better even tho' new to western riding.
I finally just thanked people for their input and only listened to the owners as they were excellent riders and trainers.
The others were all experts in their own minds and I suppose were trying to help but don't listen to everyone even if they have been riding for years.
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post #52 of 53 Old 03-02-2017, 03:58 AM
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Avna.. I have never seen that method used in my area. I have been to a few barns in No. CA. that had manure and bedding stacks in stalls and to me it stunk.
I would never use that method. In my area, you would have animal control at your barn as the law is ALL manure must be removed..
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post #53 of 53 Old 03-02-2017, 11:18 AM
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Hi Horselovr, All!

Google "Critical Thinking". Apply this process to the things you encounter in life, particularly (and including this post, BTW) stuff from The Internet. Enough said about that.

I will comment that in my experience, you can judge the creditability of a horse person just by watching how they interact with their equines, and (perhaps even more so) by how the animals respond to them.

Steve

PS: I keep the stalls clean; the horses have made their own "poop-pile" outside the barn, and they _do_ seem to enjoy the warmth on cold days.
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