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        07-17-2012, 10:42 PM
      #591
    Trained
    Please send us rain ! We havent had any in over 2 months and the crops are dying =[
         
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        07-17-2012, 11:01 PM
      #592
    Yearling
    All you bitless riders,do you just ride with a rope halter,or do you use a hackamore? If a hackamore,what hackamore do you prefer?
         
        07-17-2012, 11:11 PM
      #593
    Green Broke
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    All you bitless riders,do you just ride with a rope halter,or do you use a hackamore? If a hackamore,what hackamore do you prefer?
    I don't think I would ever ride truly bit less. I like the leverage a hackamore provides. I also have a side pull rope halter. Junk I think. My horse hates the thing. But I typically ride with a bit since I'm English focusing on dressage.
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        07-17-2012, 11:23 PM
      #594
    Yearling
    With doing alot of "boonies' riding,I feel more secure with a bit as well. I've found it's pretty much impossible to keep a horse under control when it encounters a bear,cougar,or moose,ect. Without one,it's just more safe all the way around to pop in a snaffle. I wouldn't mind getting them to the point where they could go bitless though,just for cruising around the farm and such.
         
        07-17-2012, 11:33 PM
      #595
    nyx
    Weanling
    A bear!! You encounter bears!!! Omg. Id die in the spot from a heart attack if I saw a friggin bear!
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        07-17-2012, 11:41 PM
      #596
    Yearling
    Actually,the cougars are almost worse,because they are so sneaky and quiet;they like to stalk you. Now that freaks me out! I do find bears to be pretty scary to though,they're so unpredictable. Thankfully,we don't get too many cats or bears around, although horses come undone just about as bad when they see moose,for some reason,and those we have a few more of.
         
        07-18-2012, 12:44 AM
      #597
    nyx
    Weanling
    Serious! Wow, lol..

    Do cougars and bears attack?
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        07-18-2012, 12:49 AM
      #598
    Yearling
    They will,especially during mating season or if they have babies,or if they're on or near a kill. If I know there's one in the area,I just stick close to home. Better safe than sorry!
         
        07-18-2012, 12:54 AM
      #599
    nyx
    Weanling
    Holy cow that's scarey. I don't think id leave the back varenda lol.
    Glad there is nothing like that here is Australia.
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        07-18-2012, 01:08 AM
      #600
    Yearling
    I WANT TO RIDE WITH YOU! We have come across cougars when riding in the badlands and in the Killdeer mountains but no bears :(
         

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