Newbie Horse Owner! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 11-30-2010, 02:34 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,156
• Horses: 24
Since the cinching may be an issue, you might want to look at the Weaver brand smart cinches.
Cinch Up Your Horse With Smart Cinch | Roll Snug Cinch Buckle | Weaver Leather
They will make it so much easier to get the cinch tighter like it should be.

If you look in the "Horse Tack and Equipment" section here, there are a lot of stickied threads at the top talking about all kinds of bits and how to properly fit your saddle.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
smrobs is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 11-30-2010, 07:58 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,091
• Horses: 0
I like to stick to plain old smooth mouth snaffles or rope halters when riding :) I have seen alot of demage done with hackamores so I don't like them. Ever see a horse break it's nose I have and it isn't pretty

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
Peggysue is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 11-30-2010, 08:03 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
A single or double rope nose side pull is another good bitless option. You have a bit more control than a rope halter, but no leverage to worry about.

I like the Smart Cinches too. I have one and it's very easy to get tightened up. I'd recommend the mohair version as it's "grippy" on the horse to help prevent saddle roll, and more comfortable (breathable with a touch of give). If your saddle fits well (and your horse has some withers), you should be able to ride without the girth super tight.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 11-30-2010, 04:39 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 48
• Horses: 0
Thanks for starting this thread. I've learned alot too. Keep up the good work!
Ariel is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 07-14-2012, 02:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Posts: 53
• Horses: 1
I think that one of the most important things to know is when your horse is colicking. Be aware of how your horse acts when she is healthy so that you can catch colic as soon as possible. Here are just a few main colic signs that I like to remember.
-continuous rolling
-continuous laying down and getting up
-nipping at belly
-lack of appetite

Basically, if you catch colic quickly treatment will be easy.
HorsegurlHR is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad horse owner? horsesroqke Horse Talk 57 02-20-2011 11:03 AM
You know you're a horse owner when... MyBoyPuck Horse Riding 11 08-05-2009 10:27 PM
Hi new horse owner here Diegosmom Meet the Community 4 07-17-2009 12:53 PM
Help - New Horse Owner Michigan Horse Mom Horse Tack and Equipment 15 11-14-2008 11:45 AM
New horse owner taclyn Meet the Community 11 06-29-2008 06:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome