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"I've been having trouble with my horse being "dead sided""


Dear Keith...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I know you probably get thousands of emails everyday,but I've been having trouble with my horse being "dead sided". I would like to know how i can get her more responsive to my leg. If you find the time to answer this i thank you in advance.

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