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    11-15-2011, 01:46 PM
  #41
Trained
You might circle the post with heavy chain links and attach it around the gate with a heavy spring hook. =D
     
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    11-15-2011, 01:50 PM
  #42
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Thats funny you mentioned it... lol my dad is actually picking it up for me today so I can do that...
They keep calling him "the escape artisit" and the biggest line so far is "oh s*** the new guys out again." lol its hard to keep him qt when he wants to be out with the other horses on the other side of the property... he likes to make things difficult. :/
     
    11-15-2011, 02:14 PM
  #43
Trained
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
...One thing you'll notice if you ever fall off your horse is, he'll most likely stay with you. I've never had an Arab run all the way home with an empty saddle. They might run 25-50 feet after you scare them silly by falling off, but they come back and stick around til you're back up and ready to ride again. Or to walk them home from the ground if you can't get back up...
Agreed. Some years back, Mia did a double bolt. I got her stopped from one, tried to dismount, and she bolted in mid-dismount. I flew thru the air and landed back first on some rocks, and still have the pain to remind me. But as I rolled upright, still on the ground, I saw her racing away. I shouted, "Mia, you ______ _____ _____ !"

She spun around and galloped back to me. I was thinking I was going to get trampled, but she stopped next to me, stuck her head next to my chest, and I'm pretty sure I heard her say, "What are you doing down here? Now, make the bad thing go away..."

Happily, we had already made it back to my property, and the corral was a short distance away. I leaned on her the whole way. That girl can bolt, but there isn't a mean bone in her body. Some scared ones, maybe, but no mean ones.
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    11-15-2011, 03:24 PM
  #44
Trained
LOL, Kait, here's another funny story for you, involving another mare I had, Odbitka aka Odie-o-doe. She was my Houdini horse. I lived in an area with a bunch of little kids and as we all know, horses are kid magnets. I kept coming home and finding little kids in the corrals and had to involve their parents to get that stopped as a NOT GOOD THING. But I still kept coming home and finding Odie out and about on the property and so of course, thinking it was kids, kept putting her back and not changing anything.

Christmas morning, I woke up to someone tapping on my bedroom window. I opened my shutters and there, lo and behold, stood every horse I owned in the yard under my window, Odie in the lead. I was cussing some little kids, a blue streak. Then I looked at my clock and discovered it was 7:30 on Christmas morning and had an epiphany. There is not a kid alive that's going to be running around unlatching the neighbor horses gates at 7:30 on Christmas morning, no how, no way. It was ODIE all along! LOL!

The only latch I ever found that would work was a Quick Link, Long Quick Link SS T316 - 2.10" Length : Ratchet Straps, Tie Down Straps, E Track Tie Downs, Moving Blankets & Pads, Cargo Straps, U.S. Cargo Control, because she couldn't get her lips around the screw part. That's the only thing that ever kept her in.

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    11-15-2011, 03:49 PM
  #45
Trained


Here's a pic of Lady Barbieri (Barbary X Ffantasia), She Who Must Be Adored. RIP Lady B, you were my first Arabian and taught me sooo much!
     
    11-15-2011, 04:00 PM
  #46
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I now understand why lady b MUST BE ADORED lol she is gorgeous she deserved your every ounce of love lol .. but im not kidding she is gorgeous :) rip to such a pretty girl
And I will look into that lock.. I have a feeling it will be worth it :)
     
    11-15-2011, 04:19 PM
  #47
Trained
You can get them at any hardware store and I saw them the other day in TSC. I'd catch Odie with her lips on the barrel trying to unscrew it, she just couldn't quite get it to work. When I sold her, I sent along a quick link with her so she wouldn't be able to let herself and all her friends out at her new home. LOL!

Thanks for your kind comments about Lady B, she was something else!
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    11-16-2011, 01:16 AM
  #48
Yearling
Arabians are definitely the smartest horses. My arabian is the most loyal horse I have ever had. One day we were running on a dirt road with a friend and he got spooked because 1. My friend's horse randomly stopped in front of us. And 2. My other friend was driving her truck kinda diagonal from us. My foot came out of the stirrup and I flew off when he went around a corner. He only ran a little ways until he stopped and turned around. He was coming back and a guy that lived in a house around there got him and held him for me. Kait, I am going to tell you something. An arabian is the kind of horse that likes to be ridden. They like going places. They love human companionship. And they are sensitive and have feelings. I absolutely cannot ride another horse and let Zahir see. If that happens, he wont let me catch him. Usually he walks up to me in the field. Your horse will out last any of your friends' quarter horses on the trails. Arabians love to be around people. The more you work with him, the more he will trust you and the less spooky he will be. Zahir hates other horses but loves people. He is an odd horse, but amazing. Your arabian will be your best friend. It is okay to lunge him. Like said above, he will get very fit, but never tired. Lol. I don't worry about saddle fit...i use a treeless saddle and that fixes any problems lol. Fits him perfect. Do not let him go. Youll regret it :) I am hoping to get more arabians in the future.
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    11-16-2011, 01:22 AM
  #49
Yearling
This is Zahir :) the day after the parade
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    11-16-2011, 01:22 AM
  #50
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Question 1
What types of bits do arabians use most. I tried snaffle and he only responded by direct rein. And he is suppose to neck rein.

I use a loose ring Hermsprenger snaffle, donated by my instructor- yes I know, I am really lucky!!

Question 2
Do I have to invest in an arabian made saddle if my current twh saddle fits him. I just need to get a different pad to fit his high withers. But everything seemed to look really good.

If your current saddle fits him no, you don't need a special saddle.

Question 3
I know all horses are different. But is there anything arabians do that is common. Like habits or traits

They can be harder to desnitize, no not all, like mine, but some can. They also tend to hold their tail and head high in the air, and they can have a very prancy trot when showing off when ridden or in pasture.

Question 4
He won't come to gate when we are there. We can walk to him but have to hide the halter. Which is fine but I want him to want to come with me at the same time. So how do I get him to come to me because he wants to.
Keep in mind. I put him in our round pen and he ran himself without me asking for it. Then came to me and followed me around. But once we went to the field it was like oh yea human gone lol

Go outside as much as possible and just give him a treat. If he is nippy you can bring it out in a bucket.
Question 5
Is there any special gaits they have. He moved out very nicely with high steps in his trot and canter. It was very flowy and beautiful to watch. Is it just w/t/c or am I missing something :/

They can have prancy gaits.
     

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