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post #31 of 41 Old 11-16-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oh hey was that you who posted on the ad on Facebook? :) thanks for the tip! I was really excited lol. Still working on researching more if its him on not.
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Oh hey was that you who posted on the ad on Facebook? :) thanks for the tip! I was really excited lol. Still working on researching more if its him on not.
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Yes that was me lol
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post #33 of 41 Old 11-16-2013, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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The Internet is a small place apparently :)

Are you located near Houston as well?
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post #34 of 41 Old 11-16-2013, 10:19 PM
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Lol! It is! No I'm an hour south of Fort Worth :p
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Unless he puts on a lot of weight, you are going to have severe bridging if you use a western saddle. He is going to get back sore at the withers and toward the back of the saddle. All you will need to solve this problem is an antibridging pad. Back pain could cause him to buck. This pad should be the answer.

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post #36 of 41 Old 11-18-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Unless he puts on a lot of weight, you are going to have severe bridging if you use a western saddle. He is going to get back sore at the withers and toward the back of the saddle. All you will need to solve this problem is an antibridging pad. Back pain could cause him to buck. This pad should be the answer.

Do you think an english saddle would be easier to fit him for?

I'll look into getting a pad like that. He has been putting on some weight now, but not so much on his back yet... My other gelding had trouble getting back muscle...he gained muscle in his back after I started riding him more. He hasn't had a problem with my saddle.


I can get pictures of this guy with my saddle on if it would help..
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An English saddle may be easier to fit, but you will need a riser pad under it.

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post #38 of 41 Old 11-18-2013, 06:40 PM
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Wow I can't believe you got such a nice horse for free!
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post #39 of 41 Old 11-18-2013, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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@celeste, I'll look into it..I've been thinking of trying english honestly, but haven't gotten around to it. If I could ride him english even for awhile until/if his back gains muscle.

@frlsgirl, yeah I was surprised too..a few other people wanted him. But he was suppose to have some issues, and they needed him gone because he was bullying an older mare they had had for several years.
I haven't had any real problems with him yet other than when he bucked. And he does crib, but not often..mostly in the stall. And he will pace at the gate when he wants to come in. But I think it's more of a quirk and he's ready to eat.

He's been gentle on the ground, even while being led by my mom who isn't horse savy and on the way to eat in his stall. So that's pretty impressive, my other horses will now her down if they're going to eat and she's leading the way...:)..both of them know they can push her around though.


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About the bucking, could he buck because he needs his sheath cleaned? His back doesn't seem sore in his back but he does stand awkwardly camped out sometimes, and he looks like he could use a cleaning. Plus it probably has been awhile since he's had one... I do plan to get it cleaned soon regardless if it could be related to bucking or not.
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He could need his sheath cleaned.

He for sure needs padding under that saddle bridge area. Even if his back is not sore after a ride, I guarantee that is hurts during the ride.

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