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post #31 of 48 Old 09-30-2010, 10:27 PM
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Lol Appy-tude isn't a bad attitude. Appaloosas tend to have more personality then a lot of the other stock breeds. They also tend to be very, very smart. But just like with every breed, it goes on a horse by horse basis. :)
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post #32 of 48 Old 09-30-2010, 11:02 PM
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Lol Appy-tude isn't a bad attitude. Appaloosas tend to have more personality then a lot of the other stock breeds. They also tend to be very, very smart. But just like with every breed, it goes on a horse by horse basis. :)
Agreed 100%. Everyone has their opinions, and IME you either love appys or hate them. Appy-tude is a great word for it. I think appys have a tendency to be melodramatic, but it's a factor I find very endearing.


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post #33 of 48 Old 10-01-2010, 01:04 AM
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5+ years ago I was looking for a lesson horses and found Travis



Then I saw an ad for a Grey roan appaloosa need experienced rider. I could not get it out of my mind and eventually called, saying "I need a horse described as needing an exp. rider like I need a hole in the head" Kim, his owner was moving the end of the week and after a long time trying to find him a home was sending him to auction that Friday. I took him as a project.



Then 2 years ago I had find homes for all my horses but one. Kim had moved back to the area and was looking for a grandchildren horse and took Travis in.




Elwood remains my project






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post #34 of 48 Old 10-01-2010, 01:12 AM
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He's gorgeous.

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What Lone said.
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post #35 of 48 Old 10-01-2010, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Indyhorse, in your experience with Appys how are they? What's your opinion on them?
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post #36 of 48 Old 10-01-2010, 08:43 AM
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A SADDLE PAD IS NOT A CHOICE, ITS A REQUIREMENT!!!! Doesnt matter how long your gonna ride for.
The real purpose of a saddle pad is to keep the saddle clean.
If your saddle fits your horse correctly (as it should) a pad is not a requirement. Period.

Or should I say A PAD IS NOT A REQUIREMENT.

Yes, pretty much everyone uses a saddle pad now days.

Certainly not something worth yelling at someone about, especially when you are not 100% accurate.

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Indyhorse, in your experience with Appys how are they? What's your opinion on them?
Not Indy but I will give you my opinion.
I own two. They are currently polar opposites personality wise. They are proof that the breed runs the full range of personalities.
One is the type of horse that you would trust putting your elderly grandmother on and know that he would do everything in his power to keep her up there. The type that works to keep his body underneath the beginner rider who is loosing their balance. He is also the type who will give an experienced rider who is trying to make him truly work a run for their money. Yes, he can do it, but he will make you ask correctly before he does.
The other is just ....shall we say....difficult. Fingers crossed that as she ages she will become less difficult.
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post #37 of 48 Old 10-01-2010, 09:07 AM
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UH, yeah it is a requirement. unless you have a custom fitted well padded saddle it is a requirement! Western saddles do NOT have enough padding to keep a horse from getting sore without one, thats why they are so thick!
If you dont then sleep on the floor, you dont NEED a soft bed.

Common sense people!
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It is not common sense. You are making leaps that are not accurate.


I do agree that the OP should use a pad. I do not agree that it is a scream worthy requirement.
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Who is screaming? Posts, get overlooked, so in order for her to not miss it I did that in all caps.
The poor horse is pregnant, it needs the OP to get some lessons. Your advise about pads is a joke. No matter how good it fits, there is still pressure from the rider.
The seat on the saddle is padded for rider comfort, why should a horse ride a person around without some. It shouldnt.

This horse is pregnant and the owners are new. OK, get some lessons. No trainer or instructor will tell you its ok to ride without one.

If she continues to ride without one, she did get the point im not nagging, the horse will get sore, then it wont act right, then the new rider will be riding a horse that is in pain. Horses in pain will hurt people. If my back hurts and you get on it, Id throw you. Wouldnt you?
Just trying to keep a new rider, safe and a pregnant horse comfortable.
Having horses is about the horse, not just how it can amuse you.
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You obviously know that all caps is screaming. You screamed. No reason to scream.

People ride saddle seat all the time with out a pad. I do not think they are being cruel. Many western saddles have a fleece layer on the bottom. It is not there just because it is fun to install.

Again, I agree that the OP should use a saddle pad. I do not agree that it is a scream worthy "requirement".
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