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        09-11-2007, 05:13 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Ok guys/gals, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but don't you think some of you could be a little more positive?

    Keith and his family have bought Troy, they love him, they have a support network in place for advice and help. They're keen to learn and are giving Troy a happy loving home. They're committing themselves to learning and are getting pleasure out of it, instead of making negative or unneccessary remarks could you not offer advice, be helpful and make positive comments?
    We were all beginners once. All eager to spend our lives with horses/ponies. How would you feel if you were getting negative comments? Remember this forum is open to all ages and the majority of the members are minors. This forum is a "friendly" place, but so far Keith and his family aren't seeing much of that.
    If you have something to say that is negative or not of the same opinion, try thinking how that member will feel when reading it. Try wording it better, explaining why etc...
    The Horseforum is a brilliant place, and its growing all the time. Please don't make it a place for negativity or unfriendliness. :(
         
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        09-11-2007, 05:30 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    Well said Meggymoo!! I am being positive towards them, cause I know what it feels like being frowned upon, I also think it is quite rude to comment on how much the horse cost them!! C'mon make new members feel welcome!!
         
        09-11-2007, 07:31 AM
      #23
    Foal
    Thank you for your kindness meggymoo and sweetypie. You would have to get to know my wife and I a little better to know that our animals, not only our new horse, get more than enough attention. We are dog and now horse lovers.
    They will not be mistreated and we will continue to post pictures of him as he and we grow together.

    I have been doing alot of reading on the internet and wonder about this bitless riding. Does anyone do this? Do you just attach the reins to the halter? My neighbor gave me a halter that he thought would fit Troy but it was too small and gave him a tiny bare spot on his nose. I went yesterday and bought some wound dressing and cleaned it out and put the ointment on him and he stood perfect while I did so. He could sense my nervousness and stood there while I did it and even nudged me on my arm after I was finished as to say "thank you". I gave the halter back to my neighbor and he is going to give me another one that is a bit bigger. He also gave me some split reins! WOW! A brand new set!!! I live in the country outside city limits and I am not used to the way people are. Lucedale is a very small town. The whole county has a population of about 24,000 people. Everyone knows everyone. All the horse people I talk to all know my neighbor as Mr. Mickey. He grew up here. His father raises catlle and horses so Mr. Mickey has done it his whole life. He knows how to train them. All of his horses are in perfect health and are trained/finished. He has a BEAUTIFUL TN Walking horse that is HUGE!!!!! Hijack stands about 8 ft tall at his ears! He is 16.5 hands and rides better than a Cadillac. We are goin to buy him with our income tax. Hijack and Troy seem to get along well. I will post pictures of Hijack when I take some. He lives in the field behind us on our neighbors property and I can look at him everyday. Well, I think I have bored you who read this to tears so I guess I will stop for now.
    Keep the passion alive!!!
         
        09-11-2007, 07:38 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER
    ANGELIA.....do not only use mine as a example ...i'm not the only one...i once worked as a animal control officer when I lived in canada and saw the horrors of people who did not know how to tend to there horses (do you want pic's, there graffic) my husband works for the sheriffs dept and can back me up on cases here....i'm sorry but it seems that you like to show pic's but not take advice from any one here, which yes this is called a horseforum, we all get along and take EVERY ONE advice with a grain of salt if we do not like it...you know what forget it it's not worth the time....go and play on your side of the sand box...leave me alone
    Ms Twister, It is not the advice that is the probem. It is the "I'm concerned" attitude that you take towards us that we are going to let Troy become one of these statistics that you mention above. You think that people just buy them and then not take care of them? That is a poor atitude towards people. Be helpful and encouraging and see what kind of response you get. Do not be so quick to judge people without knowing their background or anything about them. You see we bought Troy without knowing much about horses, yes, but if we were not committed to taking the time with him to learn and get to know as much as possible, do you think we would have bought him then? I am not very knowledgeable yet but I know tons more now than I did 6 months ago when we first started reading and learning about them. We are beginners yes, but we are not completely ignorant...
         
        09-11-2007, 08:03 AM
      #25
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by keithturner
    I have been doing alot of reading on the internet and wonder about this bitless riding. Does anyone do this? Do you just attach the reins to the halter?
    Well, Keith, look at "Training" section. There are number of discussions about riding in halter. You have to TRUST your horse to do that though. The halter doesn't have much stopping power in it. Not every horse likes it too so you really have to try it in round pen/ring first to find out that. My second horse, for example, doesn't accept any type of sidepull or halter riding and goes in snaffle.
         
        09-11-2007, 08:07 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    Very True Keith! Everyones entitled to have there opion I guess.... So guys settle down abit hey?? I don't want to contact the moderators to lock this thread because of some irresponsible behaviour... Keith has just simply ask to comment on his horse, not to give him a hard time about being new to horses ect.
    :roll:

    Keep it real guys!!
         
        09-11-2007, 08:09 AM
      #27
    Super Moderator
    After looking at all these discussions... :)

    Angelia, I'm sure KT didn't try to be mean in any way. The bit which is on pic is indeed not the mildest in world. If you really want to try something ligther on your horse and you don't plan to use him in special events (which requires such bits), better try snaffle (one-joint or french), which is a milder bit (in fact french considers to be one of the mildest). As for tie-downs - I'v seen just once person used it on rearing horse. All I can say the horse perfectly reared with tie-down as well. ;)
         
        09-11-2007, 08:11 AM
      #28
    Super Moderator
    Hey, sweetie, we are not trying to be rude! Just comments afterwards cause more comments. Lol!
         
        09-11-2007, 08:43 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    Yeh I like to keep in touch with every post..... I am crazY leave me alone Kitten lol I think some members were being rude.... and so do others. But hey, hope we resolved the problem!!
         
        09-11-2007, 03:44 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kitten_Val
    After looking at all these discussions... :)

    Angelia, I'm sure KT didn't try to be mean in any way. The bit which is on pic is indeed not the mildest in world. If you really want to try something ligther on your horse and you don't plan to use him in special events (which requires such bits), better try snaffle (one-joint or french), which is a milder bit (in fact french considers to be one of the mildest). As for tie-downs - I'v seen just once person used it on rearing horse. All I can say the horse perfectly reared with tie-down as well. ;)
    The bit that is on him is supposed to be snaffle. It just has long things on the side. It has one break in the middle. Could you maybe show me a picture or something to tell me what you mean by a milder bit? The bit that is on him is the one he has used the 4 years that the previous owner had him. THank you for your time.
         

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