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    06-01-2012, 11:41 AM
  #3091
Trained
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Originally Posted by Stan    
Who is the muso CW. You or your husband. I play guitar, have a Taylor and Washburn electric. Generally play the Taylor. I brought it a few years ago when in the States. Wife and I attended a country music festival in Le Mars for several days then drove down to Nashville to take in the sights. That's where I got the Taylor. Great guitar very nice sound and US made, not China which is what we get over here.
Here a lot of muso's in the country clubs I attend now and again, rave about the sound of their guitars, made in China, then I get the Taylor out, that generally sorts the sound from the noise. Not that all Chinese made instruments are crap just the ones we seem to get in NZ.

Its the same with clothing. I get shirts out from the States, made in China, but the quality is far better than the quality we are dished out in NZ. We have two main retail outlets the Warehouse and Farmers, both provide Chinese clothes at a high price and low quality. Hence I get mine from Sheplers even with the freight and the $ exchange rate, its cheeper, and they fit.

Now the saddle. Hows it fit you and horse and what brand. If Belle is proving to be easy to handle she may respond using only a halter. I at times have ridden both Savannah and Stella using a halter. Its all in the training, no bit is going to stop a horse once it gets it into its head to run The brutes just clamp down on the bit and go. But boy what a ride.

Now the world knows what I think about Chineese products dumped into NZ. The saddle that fell apart on Savannah was Indian made but I won't start on that issue.

Have a great ride next time out.
the guitar belongs to my husband Marc. Its a Yamaha

The saddle is a Big Horn
It seems to fit the horse very nicely
I hope to get a girth on Sat and the owner give me her bridle
And saddle pad
Then hopefully on Sat I begin riding
     
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    06-01-2012, 11:52 AM
  #3092
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
the guitar belongs to my husband Marc. Its a Yamaha

The saddle is a Big Horn
It seems to fit the horse very nicely
I hope to get a girth on Sat and the owner give me her bridle
And saddle pad
Then hopefully on Sat I begin riding
I also do sound for the ocasional festival using Yamaha equipment. Good gear. My wife was a profesional Muso when we lived in Auckland befor the lifestyle change, Sings and plays a bass, amoungst other instruments. At the local clubs I back her. She still does the odd function and will be playing at a three day a jazz festival in Northland later this year. Very talented she is, and has great taste in men. ME
     
    06-01-2012, 12:00 PM
  #3093
Trained
My husband can play but can't sing a tune lol
I can't play I wish I did
     
    06-01-2012, 03:20 PM
  #3094
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
my husband can play but can't sing a tune lol
I can't play I wish I did
Like riding a horse lots of practice. I put my guitar down for 18 months and it took me months of practice to get back to where I was.

I find Stella is the same If I don't put in the time she forgets, or makes out she has, just to give me the run around. This week she gets to stay home as I have to drive the 4x4 at the end of the cattle drive. Quite disapointing as I was looking forward to the ride and to taking Stella up a notch or two. She has been on cattle drives before but this one would have cemented her learning and confidence in me amd me in her.
     
    06-01-2012, 04:18 PM
  #3095
Trained
My parents always said practice makes prefect
     
    06-01-2012, 05:56 PM
  #3096
Foal
Just turned 40.. used to visit the family farms and wanted to ride so bad. My uncle would grab one and saddle it and cut me lose. No riding lessons, no warnings just figure it out..lol when I was 16 got my first horse.. a buckskin filly that was green broke. I rode that horse everyday I could. She turned out to be the perfect horse for me. I rode her so much she was dead broke. When I went off to college, I was not interested in horses, more interested in the ladies so I sold her. The guys that bought her couldnt believe how well she was broke they ended up using her as a cutting horse and roping cattle off of her. Well I've ridden off and on for many years.. Usually got the job of going and riding friends horses after a long lay up so they could ride them again. Now I have the itch to get back into it. I am not going quarter this time, going either TWH or Mtn. I just love a good stepping racking horse.
     
    06-01-2012, 06:22 PM
  #3097
Trained
Hi Mason
Welcome to this thread. Hope you have fun and enjoy your stay here
     
    06-01-2012, 06:26 PM
  #3098
Green Broke
Welcome Mason
The more the merrier, we have a great bunch of peeps here.
     
    06-01-2012, 08:08 PM
  #3099
Yearling
Lost - I'm sorry the horse fell through. Your horse is out there, and you'll find it. Not sure if you read back far enough in this thread, but my horse finding experience was pretty crazy until Kes came along, and she wasn't anything I was looking for!

CW - Yay! I love that you have your own saddle (it does make things easier to have your own, even when you lease) Plus, it's nice to ride in your very own, that no one else is using.

Stan -how was your mint sauce?

Hunter - What are you going to do about your little escape artist? Is he getting out to visit other horses or is a food thing? How bad are the scratches he got this time around?

Mason - welcome! Hope to hear more as you find yourself a horse!

Kes and I met with our trainer this morning, thank god. He rode her, in all three bits, and experienced what I was experiencing. What he has found is that she is so used to being ridden in a curb, that she has forgotten how to be soft and supple in a snaffle (she's the same in every snaffle we tried, and he even used a more "aggressive" snaffle, if there is such a thing (not twisted or anything like that). I rode her in all three as well, and she was just bracing against them, then going behind them, and she has no brakes at all in them. So, we are going to retrain her to use the snaffle, with the help of a german martingale for a short time, and teach her again how to be soft in them. I'll still need to use curbs for shows, as she does go best in them, but for dressage I've got to get this girl working in her snaffles!
     
    06-01-2012, 09:03 PM
  #3100
Started
With Grace.
Mint sauce was great and I did not have any feelings on the rack of lamb it adorned.

I might get a couple of photos of the cattle drive tomorrow and post them but they won't be from between the horses ears (Stella) but from between the headlights.

Not in favour with she who must be obeyed at present I have displayed my displeasure at being relicated to the 4x4 and not riding. Well I surpose having Stella out front leading the way was just to much for the others trying to match up to her beauty. Not to mention the man in the saddle. Oh lord its hard to be humble when i'm perfect in every way.

I'm in the crap if the wife reads this
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