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    01-01-2013, 04:15 PM
  #171
Foal
Does anyone shoot guns from the saddle? I've seen people do it before, just thought I'd ask here. If so, how did you prepare your horse for it?

I got an Uberti 1873 Cattleman .45 Long Colt for Christmas. Would be cool of I could be able to shoot it while on a horseback.
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    01-01-2013, 05:14 PM
  #172
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[QUOTE=Captain Evil;1822867]Here is a link to some of Beth Valentine's draft horse diet information.

Beth Valentine's Recommended EPSM Diets

That's useful Info to keep
I do find with our ID and our Clyde x that they almost seem like they could keep fat on shavings and cardboard so feeding them enough to keep a healthy digestive system without weight gain is quite a struggle
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    01-01-2013, 09:35 PM
  #173
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Originally Posted by Captain Evil    
Here is a link to some of Beth Valentine's draft horse diet information.

Beth Valentine's Recommended EPSM Diets

That's useful Info to keep
I do find with our ID and our Clyde x that they almost seem like they could keep fat on shavings and cardboard so feeding them enough to keep a healthy digestive system without weight gain is quite a struggle
My same struggle....
     
    01-03-2013, 10:44 PM
  #174
Foal
I have some GREAT news! I found a family friend, who has horse, to learn from about horses! She lives close too, which is good :) I'll only be able to go there on the weekends since she works late and I have school. So I'm going to try and go Saturday! :))

She has Quarters, but I'm still excited to go and learn. Any experience would be great. Woohoo!
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    01-10-2013, 01:10 PM
  #175
Weanling
I found my half draft on Petfinder.com. I searched for horses, extra large, gelding. I traveled 9 hours to see him and was hooked. He was a 4 years old nurse mare foal, green as grass and thought he was a lapdog. I adopted him, had him shipped to me and found a trainer (the third one) that knew how to treat drafts. I figure that lock, stock and two smoking barrels, I've put about $1700.00 into getting him here and training. Worth every penny.

Hugo is the biggest one in the pasture. Everybody knows his name. I use a standard saddle on him and a regular horse bridle fits except for the throat latch. He's 17hh and around 1300 lbs. He is barefoot and my farrier loves him. I've been told by countless folk that should I ever decide to sell him, they want him. He is a great ride but getting him to canter takes an act of Congress and you have to leave adequate room for stopping.

The first horse I ever rode was a draft cross. My first horse was a Morgan/QH/Thoroughbred cross that could jump like a gazelle.

I have to say that once you go draft, you never go back. Good luck in your search.
     
    01-10-2013, 01:29 PM
  #176
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i have some great news! I found a family friend, who has horse, to learn from about horses! She lives close too, which is good :) i'll only be able to go there on the weekends since she works late and I have school. So i'm going to try and go saturday! :))

She has quarters, but i'm still excited to go and learn. Any experience would be great. Woohoo!
yay!...
     
    01-10-2013, 01:55 PM
  #177
Foal
Yep :) it was fun! Haha
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    01-13-2013, 05:03 PM
  #178
Yearling
I know this is a bit late... but about the shooting off the horse's back. Here in SK it's illegal. Even if it wasn't, think about the horse's ears, and the muzzle blast! They're ears are a lot more sensitive than ours, and we use ear protection. And it would be hard to be steady while on the horse. I don't hunt (don't like loud noises and the thought of being able to kill) but my family and a lot of my friends do. I just can't see shooting off the back of a horse very smart. JMO though. Hope you can find a horse!
     
    01-13-2013, 05:06 PM
  #179
Foal
There are Cowboy Horseback Shooting events that I've found videos of. They make horse "ear plugs" too that they use.
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    01-13-2013, 05:09 PM
  #180
Yearling
I forgot about the mounted shooting... oops! Sorry about that! I was thinking hunting.
     

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