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  • Part loaner own grooming kit
  • Part loan own grooming kit

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    02-11-2012, 02:40 PM
  #161
Trained
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Originally Posted by mildot    
You have to spend money, but not a lot of money, to get quality.

I scored a pair of custom made boots, that are worth at least $800, on ebay for $125.

very nice boots

I found a pair of ariats for 120 and they were 240 at the store
     
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    02-11-2012, 02:42 PM
  #162
Trained
If I lease do I still need my own grooming kit
     
    02-11-2012, 05:00 PM
  #163
Banned
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
If I lease do I still need my own grooming kit
It depends where you keep your horse. If at home, yes. If you keep the horse where the owner stables it (the most common occurrence), then no as every barn I've ever been to has a bin with grooming brushes, hoof picks, etc.
     
    02-11-2012, 05:41 PM
  #164
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mildot    
It depends where you keep your horse. If at home, yes. If you keep the horse where the owner stables it (the most common occurrence), then no as every barn I've ever been to has a bin with grooming brushes, hoof picks, etc.
I'm here in Michigan (United States), and I've never been to/worked at a barn where there were universal grooming aids - Boarders usually have their own locker or at least their own personal "space" for tack and everyone buys a plastic tote and puts their own stuff in it. When my horse was boarded, I took a sharpie and put her name on everything, (not to sound stingy, as I would be happy to lend to someone in need, but sometimes people "help themselves"), and then when grooming, there's my tote handy with all her stuff! I was surprised at how inexpensive the basic grooming items were, and if one doesn't "over-accessorize", it's very doable! Plus, it's nice to have something only for your horse - I always show her her brush and let her sniff it first, then the hoof pick, same thing, etc. She always knows it hers :)
     
    02-11-2012, 06:09 PM
  #165
Banned
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Originally Posted by Northernstar    
I'm here in Michigan (United States), and I've never been to/worked at a barn where there were universal grooming aids -
All three barns that I've taken lessons and/or leased have a tray/bin/bucket of brushes, combs, and picks right by the cross ties for the school horses and any boarder is free to use them. Though most people who own horses make up their own private kit.
     
    02-11-2012, 06:38 PM
  #166
Super Moderator
I free lease a couple of mine to a couple teenagers. The first time I tried it, the girls had nothing. ZERO tack and they were so demanding and disrespectful...

This second set actually has alot of their own stuff. I told them they didn't have to use their stuff but they like to. They do use my bridles and bits but I buy them whatever they ask for (i.e. One wanted a french link instead of the snaffle I had) and then the other wanted splint boots... but they've also bought blankets and coolers and all sorts of things for my horses....
     
    02-11-2012, 07:02 PM
  #167
Foal
I am 52 (and counting) and got back into horses about a year ago when I purchased my Fjord. I have always loved the breed and have wanted to own one forever. When my last child left the nest, I missed having kids at home so much I got myself Olie to mother. It has been wonderful. My last horse 10 plus years ago was a Saddlebred, could not
Have picked two more different horses! At least with a Fjord, the ground is not far if you fall off! LOL
     
    02-11-2012, 07:52 PM
  #168
Banned
I use the bridle, saddle pads, boots, and dressage saddle that were assigned to my horse before I leased her.

I've purchased my own corrective half pad for it and over Christmas I took the school saddle I use, stripped it, re-dyed it, re-sealed it, had it re-stitched, and replaced the old stirrup pads.

I also have on loan a Wintec AP saddle from a friend with a standing offer to buy it for dirt cheap, which I will do. It came without leathers and irons so I bought those. I also did not like any of the schooling girths on the rack so I bought a nice fleece lined one for Calypso.
     
    02-11-2012, 08:36 PM
  #169
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
is the Half Arab the way to go
And when I should I get the horse stuff like grooming things
Lead rope and stuff like that

I need a sturdy horse
I am 5'6'' and 190lbs but I have balance issues with my right side
We had a half QH/half Arab years ago. I always thought he was smart and the way he moved was like liquid - gorgeous. I love the QH breed but the Arab gives them a little extra pizazz and class (I hope the QH people here don't blast me for saying that...I have 3 QH myself, and love them, but still - some Arabs are just drop dead gorgeous). So, I think the QH/Arab combo gives you good potential to have a smart, easy-going people-pleasing horse with a lot of 'try'. You should definitely save the money to get a dead-broke, middle aged horse that's been there and done that. For you, with your balance issue, you might talk to folks at a therapeutic riding center and see if you can get a lead from them. Their horses are used to kids/clients who have balance issues and aren't upset by that off-balance rider. They're always moving horses in and out of the centers as their needs change. Also, sometimes the therapeutic riding centers will have a great horse that's just not a good fit for them, like being too tall -- we have to hold the kids in the saddle and tall horses are problems for short side-walkers like me.

I think you definitely could pick up some things now for fun, to have tucked away in your 'horsey hope chest'. But you can always pick them up later and it's easy to find things on sale or online, so there's no rush. Sounds like you want to have a few things to enjoy, so go ahead and get hoof pick, bucket, brushes, rubber curry comb, lead rope with a popper on the end, etc. Don't get anything that will rust or expire or that has a potential to be too big or too small (blankets, halter, pads, sport boots).

Have fun!
     
    02-11-2012, 08:40 PM
  #170
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
I love how this thread took off
It's a good one!
     

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