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post #2091 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 11:48 AM
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welcome jcraig. Glad you're back after your hiatus from horses. Hope your next lesson goes well and you continue to enjoy riding.
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post #2092 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 02:34 PM
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WIRider - Lizzy and all the horses have staticy manes and tails. I wet the hair then put human conditioner in it and leave it. I usually use the suave stuff that costs .96 cents at walmart. Lizzy can get about 4 days out of braids in her hair and her tail braid will stay 2 weeks usually before I have to redo it. And yes I braid that stupid tail because otherwise she shoots liquid poo into it during trail rides lol.

I'm on the hunt for winter blankets. I have one heavy one Lizzy gets during January-Feb. She grows a good coat but being a hard keeper I'm not taking chances.
thanks for the info. Mellzy's mane and tale just seem a lot worse off than the haffy's I had growing up. Maybe it's just the location, who knows.

I can understand you not taking chances if Lizzy is a hard keeper. I know you've put a lot into getting her in top form. Wouldn't want to lose all that because of a cold winter.
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I think a lot of it might be our weather lately. I had never seen a horse with static in their hair until this year. Mane and Tail conditioner does work better but it also costs 15 times more so I just stick with the cheap stuff.

Ever try to use a shop vac on a horse? I'm thinking of trying my luck lol. It's to cold for a bath now and Lizzy is super dirty.

Lizzy is like my dress up doll lol. She gets to wear all the cute clothes but she is a grandma so I think I can pamper her. But jeesh did the cost of blankets jump from last year. Should have stocked up this spring.
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post #2094 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 04:28 PM
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Ever try to use a shop vac on a horse? I'm thinking of trying my luck lol. It's to cold for a bath now and Lizzy is super dirty.
I think you should videotape this as an educational film. I'm very curious if it is effective.
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post #2095 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 05:27 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts about the matter, poppy! We're really doing rather good with the sidepull, however, I have noticed that he's had a bigger tendency to keep his neck higher and stiffer if the reins go from his cheeks, compared to when the pressure points on his nose are lower and work more on his poll. When we tried the hackamore on him it seemed more that its' cues are clearer for him. I guess I might go with using both the hack and the sidepull for a while, working on his responsiveness in the sidepull and helping him getting accustomed with the movements in a hack, and I will place the reins higher on the hack, so that the leverage is very light.

Did a great recording session at the studio with my band tonight. We're working on a cover for a song of a Lithuanian neo-folk band whose work we appreciate very much. They're informed and ok with us making a cover for their song and we hope it means further cooperation. :)
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post #2097 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 08:04 PM
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I think you should videotape this as an educational film. I'm very curious if it is effective.
Oh you can bet if I attempt this it will be videotaped

So Lizzy is blanketed for the second night again. Poor girl, it's going to be in the 30s tonight and she just started shedding so she has no winter coat yet. She had her sheet on all day since it was raining this morning for morning chores. When I got to her she was barely warm under it. So now I'm in a hurry to find a lightweight-medium weight blanket for fall... at least for the nights when it gets so cold.
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post #2098 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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I'm so glad I don't have to blanket;I was blessed with easy keepers who grow thick,woolly winter coats. :)

I have made the decision to sell Savana. A hard decision to make,but I feel it's in her best interest as I never ride her any more since getting sick due to the pain it causes me. I gravitate towards riding the other two,who are smoother and quieter. Savvy likes to prance and has tons of energy,so she either needs to be held in constant check when riding,or worked like crazy,which I just can't seem to handle anymore. It's no fun riding when it hurts. So,I'm now looking for a home for her where she can be worked to her heart's content.
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post #2099 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 08:45 PM
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Good luck finding a new home for savana! Love the name. :) but yes you made the right decision, for the both of you by the sounds of it.

I still need a name for my birdie, im thinking alfy now lol
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post #2100 of 3149 Old 09-17-2012, 09:03 PM
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Oh, countryryder I love Savana... if I had the money, I would totally have her shipped to Manitoba. :( But I don't... so I hope you find a wonderful home for her.
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