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post #11 of 23 Old 04-02-2008, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I do keep the halter on because I've had problems with the horses not liking each other I keep them loose enough so if they lay into them it will slip off and I tested it to make sure it would work can't use a regular halter on maggie it was rubbing her cheeks raw

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post #12 of 23 Old 04-02-2008, 09:10 PM
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Do you keep them in the pasture with their halters on? That's a really bad idea.... especially with rope halters because they won't break if a horse gets it stuck and they can hang themselves.....
I cannot even being to explain how much i disagree with that.

I keep halters on my horses at all times. Its a safety percausion. Rope halters yes, i advise not to keep on but regular halters, if they are fitted correctly need to be on. I have had my fair share of horses get lose without halters and im telling you it will never happen again. They will always have halters incase something happens. You never know what could come up.

Just had to say that
I was mostly worried about the fact they are rope halters..... Other than that i'm not all-out against it
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post #13 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 12:22 AM
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I love the face and color of dandy (if she was built uphill, I would come and steal her from you as my dressage horse even though the judges don't really like the colored breed)(even so, if your colored horse moves much better then the $25,000 dollar horse, the judge can't ignore.) I also love taking an older unreg. mix-breed broodmare with out much training that is hairy and you can tell her age into the ring and beating the 6yr.old warmblood gelding
(they don't like it when I do the local shows)
as far as Maggie goes, keep up the good work. I just got a really skinny TB mare (but no where near as skinny as Maggie) that has started to gain weight. Have you tried giving her beet pulp? also, if in a stall, keep lots of hay in front of her
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post #14 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 12:26 AM
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Maggie is a rescue horse and we're still working on her weight. I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow I didn't have anyone to hold them and it was around feeding time so they were not standing still Maggie does have some joint problems. but even if she's never really ridable I still love that old sweetheart :) I got both horses for free never look a gift horse in the mouth LOL
I really don't care what anyone thinks of my older retired/rescue horse's conformation...as long as they can get around in the pasture soundly, that's fine with me
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post #15 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 02:19 AM
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I really like the first ones colouring!

Congrats for rescueing them

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Maggie is a rescue horse and we're still working on her weight. I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow I didn't have anyone to hold them and it was around feeding time so they were not standing still Maggie does have some joint problems. but even if she's never really ridable I still love that old sweetheart I got both horses for free never look a gift horse in the mouth LOL

I really don't care what anyone thinks of my older retired/rescue horse's conformation...as long as they can get around in the pasture soundly, that's fine with me
Thats correct, although she asked for a critique.

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post #16 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 04:26 AM
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Thats correct, although she asked for a critique.
She asked for a critique on Maggie's condition, not conformation.


dinglehead, GREAT job getting & keeping weight on Maggie in only 2 months! And Dandy is very cute & pretty with a nice, alert look. It's hard to see her confo well because of her motion and camera angle.

I would seriously consider not keeping those rope halters on for turnout. Even if you can slip them off by hand, they might not slip off if twisted and knotted around a post/branch/hoof/whatever. Is it possible to turnout Maggie without a halter and get a leather one for Dandy?
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post #17 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 06:54 AM
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it would work can't use a regular halter on maggie it was rubbing her cheeks raw
My horse got bold spots on cheeks after month of nylon halter too so I know what you are talking about. :( Can you try may be the padded one or something? It's not the best for warmer weather, but at least a try... Something like that
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/2000/AK4400

P.S. I didn't try to pick on you in any way with the rope halters, but my barn owner used to keep rope halters on her mustangs and ended up with the bad accident with one of them. :( Horses can ALWAYS find something to hurt themself.
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post #18 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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tell me about it Leroy got a rake handle stuck up his butt when I left it out once it was horrible took months to heal but he was alright the vet did say if it was half and inch to the left it would have punctured a major artery and he would have bled to death so I got lucky here's some more pictures of Dandy I absoutly love Dandy's color it suits her



got a picture of Dandy's butt



this is the kind of day I hate Dandy she did this right when I was going to ride her


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post #19 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 10:59 AM
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Very downhill, sickle hocked, cow hocked. Neck doesn't tie in correctly to the shoulder or the head. Over at the knees. Apple butt. Elbow doesn't line up with the withers correctly. Hamms are nice, pasturns look good. Nice head.
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post #20 of 23 Old 04-03-2008, 12:05 PM
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The 3rd pic (in water) is absolutely lovely!
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