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        04-28-2013, 09:04 PM
      #2971
    Yearling
    I will for sure! I just started a thread in Horse Talk, under the title, Which One Do You Like Best... I posted a link to the website of the people I'll be working for. They have lovely horses!
         
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        04-29-2013, 03:17 PM
      #2972
    Yearling
    I've totally been stalking their website since I saw your other thread. They have such lovely horses, I bet you'll have a blast working with them!
         
        04-29-2013, 03:23 PM
      #2973
    Yearling
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    I've totally been stalking their website since I saw your other thread. They have such lovely horses, I bet you'll have a blast working with them!
    They do have beautiful horses! I'm in love with their stallion, Maruk!
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        04-30-2013, 02:56 AM
      #2974
    Yearling
    Yeah he's gorgeous!
         
        04-30-2013, 11:26 AM
      #2975
    Weanling
    I'm saving up to buy a horse hopefully by this time next year. I started riding again in September after 12 years of not riding. I have been riding with someone that owns a few horses and she has taught me quite a bit so far, but I am looking to learn more. Does anyone have recommendations for any books on horse care, or any other books that you have found helpful during your horse ownership?

    Thanks :)
         
        04-30-2013, 12:07 PM
      #2976
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    Just bought the first bit for Snickers - hope he doesn't object. I'll be riding mostly bitless anyway, just feeling like any horse should know at least how to accept the bit. :)



         
        04-30-2013, 02:29 PM
      #2977
    Yearling
    I ageee that horses should know how to work with a bit, its just another part of learning. How do you think he will take to it? And how is the new barn treating you both Saranda?
         
        04-30-2013, 03:02 PM
      #2978
    Yearling
    Hi jcraig! Some of the books I like, and that I have found helpful are the Centered Riding books by Cherry Hill. I found them really instructive and easy to understand.

    I hope he takes to it easily for you Saranda, how is the new place working out?
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        04-30-2013, 05:22 PM
      #2979
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    Cowgirl, well, Snickers was treated badly with the bit by his first owners who intended to prepare him for sale - in three days time, by just see-sawing him with with a sharp bit while he was in a dire need for a float. Naturally, he developed an automatic resistance... Since then he's experienced a mild bit for a few times from the ground and once with a professional rider, then there was a long break and now I'm (with the guidance of my trainer) going to give him another look at how the bit works. Hopefully, he'll come to accept that it's not as bad as he thinks it is. He just had his teeth floated and he's been treated very kindly and patiently with his training, finally accepting contact in a bitless bridle, so I believe that the bit won't be much of a bother now. I especially looked for a "tasty" bit, with copper, also a french link, which, as I believe, is softer, and a filled one, so that he has a heavier feel in his mouth, not just something that's dangling around his teeth. I'll try it out tomorrow - just by putting on a bitted bridle on him and free lunging, so that he gets to play with the bit a little and gets comfortable with the feel.

    The new place has actually been better than expected. The herd is really friendly and he's been blending in perfectly. The herd is being looked after well and Snickers had to be stalled overnight just for a couple of weeks - summer grazing has already started. Also, I've been enjoying the community and there's a chance to get quality jumping lessons by the BO for a reasonable price. All in all, I'm content and Snickers has been doing really well.

    Sorry if there's any funny grammar mistakes tonight, I'm a little tipsy. :)
         
        04-30-2013, 08:47 PM
      #2980
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by SMCLeenie    
    Hi jcraig! Some of the books I like, and that I have found helpful are the Centered Riding books by Cherry Hill. I found them really instructive and easy to understand.

    I hope he takes to it easily for you Saranda, how is the new place working out?
    thank you! I am looking these up now.
         

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