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        05-10-2013, 02:13 AM
      #3011
    Foal
    Hey All! Im new here, but I thought itd be nice to start talking to people my age on here :)
         
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        05-10-2013, 02:47 AM
      #3012
    Yearling
    Welcome Cruise Control, you live near(ish) to me! Halfway between my hometown and where I go to school anyway. Do you ride English or Western?
         
        05-10-2013, 01:18 PM
      #3013
    Weanling
    Thanks for the tip! I have never heard of Horseloverz! Looks like I'll be distracted from work for a few...um...hours?
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        05-10-2013, 07:53 PM
      #3014
    Weanling
    There's really good deals on there once in a while. You just have the be careful about quality and do your own research on the brands since there's just soooo much on there. I bought some Oster clippers off there a while back though that I just love.
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        05-12-2013, 11:58 PM
      #3015
    Weanling
    Jax was a superstar today so I cut our workout short, took off his bridle and put his lead rope around his neck to try bridle-less riding FOR THE FIRST TIME! He was amazing! At first he was a little confused, like "wait... can I go back to eating now? Are we done?" but as soon as he picked it up we were circling, doing serpentines, trotting and backing! Even did turns on the forehand and hind in each direction!

    I was so happy that I hopped right off and called it a day. :) What a wonderful way to end the weekend. How was everyone elses' weekends?
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        05-13-2013, 07:47 AM
      #3016
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    Good for you, existentialpony! It's so rewarding to try something new with your horse and get wonderful results right away, out of patience and trust!

    Since I started riding Snickers more often and working more on my position, I have, apparently, become more tense in my body, as Snickers has on occasion pigrooted, bucked and mini-reared in a protest of my tension. His back and tack are okay, already checked with the help of professionals, but he is very sensitive to overly intensive pressure or tension, so no wonder he dislikes his rider tensing up. Oh well... That's why I'm having lessons, being lunged, etc. Hopefully I'll soon get better for him again. Also, he's a very opinionated young lad and has always enjoyed a very relaxed style of pleasure riding, so starting to work on self carriage, impulsion, rhythm, and so on, makes him a little grumpy at times, although he's very responsive altogether.
         
        05-15-2013, 09:38 AM
      #3017
    Foal
    Hello all, sorry I've been gone for so long. Did you miss me?

    Work was ridiculously busy, and I've been remodeling my house so that I can sell it and buy a house with some land so I can stop paying for board and have my horse in my backyard. I'm excited. But that leads me to a question. I need all of your opinions. I'll have to install a new fence before I move Mellzy, and I know that I'll use electric fence, but I would like your opinions on what you prefer to use. Do you prefer to use high tensile wire, braided wire (without barbs), or polytape? Growing up we used high tensile, but the barn Mellzy is at now uses polytape. I can see pro's and cons for each, but want some opinions from other horse owners.

    Thanks in advance for your opinions.
         
        05-15-2013, 09:43 AM
      #3018
    Green Broke
    My old barn we used the polytape. Biggest pain in my a** in the winter. That stuff isn't worth crap in the cold. It stretches out, blows in the wind and then when it's freezing cold out the plastic insulators break from the little resistance the tape has from blowing in the wind. My new barn has the high tensile wire. Honestly it seems so much more maintenance free and the horses seem to respect it way more than the tape. As much as people think it's dangerous I would probably put it on my property after dealing with both kinds.
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        05-15-2013, 11:58 AM
      #3019
    Yearling
    The barn I used to be at uses hitensile wire. It is low maintenance, and easy to tighten if it becomes loose at all. The horses respected it pretty well.
         
        05-15-2013, 12:00 PM
      #3020
    Yearling
    All my permanent fencing is electric high tensile wire,have always used it and never had any issues.I don't care for the tape,for the exact reasons that Poppy mentioned..
         

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