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        05-04-2010, 10:17 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Just wanted to say, in the picture of your gelding with the english saddle? It looks like it's sitting too far up on his shoulder, making the pommel higher than the cantle (they should be even). If you ride in it like that, not only is it pretty uncomfortable for the horse, as you are sitting right on his shoulder and restricting his movement, it will put you into a chair seat and throw off your balance making riding that much harder.

    Good luck with them!
         
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        05-04-2010, 11:34 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Brindles    
    Is that your gelding in your avatar? If so, they could almost be twins! So cute!

    I'm just thrilled to be a horse owner again. :)
    Yep that's my lil man. Little brat bit the trainer the other day. I don't think he has ever gone that fast around the arena backwards. Lol
         
        05-04-2010, 11:36 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flyingyellowhorse    
    Just wanted to say, in the picture of your gelding with the english saddle? It looks like it's sitting too far up on his shoulder, making the pommel higher than the cantle (they should be even). If you ride in it like that, not only is it pretty uncomfortable for the horse, as you are sitting right on his shoulder and restricting his movement, it will put you into a chair seat and throw off your balance making riding that much harder.

    Good luck with them!
    I didn't notice that. The girth should be a fist width away from the elbow, then it will probably sit better.
         
        05-04-2010, 01:23 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Do you have any videos of their movement?
         
        05-04-2010, 02:56 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Yes, but they are not mine to post. They were sent to me by his previous owners. I'll take some this afternoon and post them tonight. :) Their movement is nothing terribly special, though. They're not registered so I won't be able to show with them anyway.

    Thanks for the correction about the saddle - didn't realize I had it up so high.
         
        05-04-2010, 11:26 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Ok, here are some videos of me lunging them today.

    Apologies in advance for bad quality. It's just a point and shoot.




         
        05-04-2010, 11:43 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Wow, two good lookin' mutts! They both have flashy color & would do well in the showring as far as movement goes.

    I see the gelding more of a "Western" type horse, the English saddle just doesn't look right to me. Although, I can imagine him in the hunter arena! He is very handsome & I love that rich color! I would price him around (or under) $450.

    The filly looks more to me as an English horse. She just screams it to me. With her movement.. It seems lacking for a hunter. He trot looks choppy to me, and her canter strides seem very short, but that's just my view point. I think if you could get her to move out at all her gaits, then she would really excel in the ring. I'm a sucker for palominos, I just happen to have three. I would price her $275-ish

    Hunter65 & I have "the same horse", lol! Looks like you have one with similar markings, also ;D.

    Here's my pony (Phillip) he & Hunter could be twins..
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        05-05-2010, 12:00 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Thanks! The boyfriend will be thrilled that the general consensus is that the gelding looks best in Western gear. I agree about the filly's choppy, short strides. I'm no expert at lunging, though, and the only way I know how to make a horse move out is under saddle. I can sure learn though. :) She's young so we've got a lot of lunging and groundwork in our future.

    Your pony is so handsome! He has a more golden color than my girl. Very pretty. :)
         
        05-05-2010, 12:14 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Thank you! He's sexy and he knows it :P.

    I noticed a lot in all four videos you we walking with them as they moved.. Unless you were doing this on purpose I would not recommend it. You were also really "getting after them", with twirling the rope. I saw that both horses were very responsive & did not need to constant hounding, so maybe you (as the lunger-person) could back off, and use you cluck/kiss commands, along with putting action to words.. [When you want a trot verbalize the word before trying to intiate them in action.. Say "Trot." & if they don't pick up to trot, persuade them with the rope.]

    I'm not sure if you were looking for advice, but I hope that was somewhat helpful! I was also not trying to say you weren't doing to correct thing, maybe I'm wrong and they need the constant reminder to 'keep moving'.

    Also, horses KNOW where you're looking at them.. While lunging don't stare them in the face, especially not in the eye. They know that you are fixating on them, and it's a lot of pressure! Pressure they do not like, lol. If you want them to move out more, stare at their butt >:)! Haha.

    Again, I'm not sure if you knew any of this, just trying to help. [:
         
        05-05-2010, 12:12 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
    Wow, two good lookin' mutts! They both have flashy color & would do well in the showring as far as movement goes.

    I see the gelding more of a "Western" type horse, the English saddle just doesn't look right to me. Although, I can imagine him in the hunter arena! He is very handsome & I love that rich color! I would price him around (or under) $450.

    The filly looks more to me as an English horse. She just screams it to me. With her movement.. It seems lacking for a hunter. He trot looks choppy to me, and her canter strides seem very short, but that's just my view point. I think if you could get her to move out at all her gaits, then she would really excel in the ring. I'm a sucker for palominos, I just happen to have three. I would price her $275-ish

    Hunter65 & I have "the same horse", lol! Looks like you have one with similar markings, also ;D.

    Here's my pony (Phillip) he & Hunter could be twins..
    There's the little cutie!
         

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