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    09-13-2012, 05:53 AM
Snickers is one sexy beast lol. :P

I too wanna see my birdie! I can't pick him up untill the 4th of November, its killing me!! I think ill name him Pedro. :)
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    09-13-2012, 06:02 AM
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Name him Cookie and then frustrate him by offering him a cookie.

Snickers is one sexy beast lol
Isn't he? Last lesson he was a bit stiff in the trot for a moment and my trainer commented that he'd find it easier to lengthen the stride if he pulled his "fifth leg" up lol.

I want to buy him a new saddle pad for the competition. He will have bright orange reflective gear (a tailguard and a breastplate) and I wonder what other colors would fit good with that orange? Some more orange? Brown? Hunter green, maybe?.. We'll have our usual black sidepull bridle and black saddle.
    09-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Green Broke

There's a better picture of the saddle. But now the girth is waaaaaaay to big for Lizzy and I need an english girth with 1.5 in buckles grrrr... Where do I find those?
    09-13-2012, 09:56 AM
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Don't your local tack shops carry narrow English girths? Or you could always try ebay. And I really like the merchandise of - have bought several items from them.

But what a nice saddle you have! Very beautiful. Is that an Aussie saddle?

This reminds me I need to buy a new girth too, eventually... I got my current one used and it will fall apart one of these days. I also need new stirrup leathers and I would love a new sidepull, not one that is composed of spare bridle parts. And a tree that grows money. Ugh...
    09-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Green Broke
My girth has 1 in buckles and the Aussie saddles need 1.25 I guess. I'm having the boy go measure it this morning so I can order one online.

I guess these take special girths that I can guarantee won't be sold in my local tack shops as I pretty much know everything they sell lol.

When you find that money tree let me know, I would like some seeds to plant one too.

So now I don't get to ride in my new saddle until sometime next week when the girth will arrive, highly disappointed right now.
    09-13-2012, 10:13 AM
Well, seems I missed a lot in the past couple days.

First off, going back to the car talk portion... I'm a Chevy guy, always had the best luck with them. Used to have an early 90's Ford F-150 with a 305 engine that had plenty of power to pull a trailer, but towed terribly. Every bump felt like the truck was going to spin and jacknife the trailer. My 94 Blazer towed the same trailer like there was nothing there, with two Belgian mares in it. Dad's new truck is the same approximate year with about the same engine as that Ford had, and pulls the trailer no problem. So I'm a Chevy guy. As for the AWD comment, it's a marketing ploy basically. In theory it's supposed to alter the torque to each wheel independantly so that if one tire starts spinning, the torque is reduced there, but increased to the opposing tire to counter the spinning. But the only way it's effective is if you keep on the gas steadily, which most people don't do once they start slipping.
And any time there is a rear end collision, it is assumed that the person in the rear is at fault unless there is evidence to the contrary. The theory is that a person whould always have thier vehicle under control enough to avoid an accident under any conditions. If the officer tried to blame you for everything, you should have taken pictures of the scene, gotten numbers from people who were present, and gotten the cop's badge number because he's obviously a moron and shouldn't be allowed on accident scenes.

Oh, and Poppy, that saddle looks almost identical to the one my dad has. He loves it and it has been on anything from a tennesee walker with narrow shoulders, to his big haffy mare. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Also, I keep forgetting to take my camera out to the barn to get pictures of Mellzy, but they are coming, I promise. She's coming along quite well, just stubborn. Tonight, we work with the dreaded tarp. She did great with a plastic bag on a carrot stick, by the end she barely even cared it was there. If she trusts me enough to be around the tarp, I think it's time to put a saddle on here, see how much she hates that.
    09-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Green Broke
Haha yea I know all about the bull with AWD that's why when I got my new SUV it HAD to be able to LOCK into 4x4. All the american brands you couldn't lock into 4x4 unless I got a suburban or the sorts which was way out of my price range. Kia and Hyundai are the only two that I have found allow you to lock the 4x4 to avoid all the stupid which tire is actually turning crap. Plus the only way to get through snow covered roads is to have each tire continously turning at the same speed as the others, otherwise you will start to veer off a straight line. Although I hate that I can't keep 4x4 locked at speeds greater than 30 mpg, I get the fact that most people these days have no idea how to navigate 4x4 but I do and I would like to travel as close to highway speeds in the blizzard as I can. Haha ok rant over.

Yes, pictures must come soon. And I've gotten to the point where I just throw a saddle on see what happens then if improvement is needed go back lol. I can sit through just about anything, unless they roll on you like Lizzy tried one day.

I'm pretty excited for when I can actually ride in my new saddle. I hope Lizzy likes it as much as me.
    09-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Originally Posted by countryryder    
What kind of bird? (I'm assuming you mean the feathered kind,lol)
I have two Zebra Finches.They're a riot to watch!
I used to have zebra finches too, they were so much fun! Do yours lay eggs, countryryder? I put a little nest into their cage and suddenly I had so many babies! I took the nest back out because I was having a hard time finding homes for all of them.
    09-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Driving with 4X4 locked in at speeds of greater than 30 mph will shred your transfer case and cost thousands to replace. If the conditions warrant that you need to be using 4 wheel drive, you shouldn't be driving at highway speeds anyway. If you get stuck while in 4 wheel drive, what option do you have for getting out? People have a false sense of security with 4X4's. They are great for snow, but inevitably there will be ice under the snow, and you can have 8 wheels spinning and it won't matter on ice.
    09-13-2012, 01:18 PM
Green Broke
I've been told that driving at highway speeds on dry pavement will do that. My truck I had I usually only had it in 4x4 if driving in a blizzard or getting out of somewhere. I usually drive 40-45 in those conditions I'm not talking 55-60 lol. I've spun out on ice too, but it was still in 2wheel at that point, started sliding backwards down a hill lol.

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