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        09-26-2012, 09:41 PM
      #5501
    dee
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    I hear you G8tedh0rse. You can't ride color. My favorite color for a horse is a plain old bay. I've had colored horses and plain horses. Give me a plain horse any day...with one exception.

    My girl is a grulla - and I get lots of compliments on her color. I bought her sight unseen, and had no idea what color she was - she and her pasture buddy were in a bad situation, so I got them for cheap and took them home. Didn't even know if they were broke to ride or not!

    Turned out they both were broke. Her pasture buddy didn't know anything, but he was sweet and gentle. Dance was a pain when we first got her, and everybody but hubby and I was afraid of her. Daughter was shocked when I roder Dancer the first time, and even more shocked when I took her out on the trail (she did great!). She is pretty much the type of horse I like to ride - slow and steady. As my riding confidence increases, I may try to see if I can get her out of first gear - so far, no one has had much success at that except for a former neighbor. He complained that she wouldn't gallop, but when I saw the video of him riding her, I saw the prettiest gait I've seen in years...turns out she singlefoots - if you can get her out of first gear, that is! I have gotten her into a trot before, but I didn't try to get her to drop down into her "road gait" as my mom calls it.
         
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        09-27-2012, 12:13 AM
      #5502
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    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Ahh gives him character lol
    Yes like a big beauty mark haha
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        09-27-2012, 03:11 AM
      #5503
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    Originally Posted by G8tdh0rse    
    I sold my Palomino so I am going to have to get another avatar. He was big and pretty but spooky. I'd rather have a plain brown horse that is a joy to ride than a pretty color that is a pain. I like to enjoy the scenery and the company and not have to worry what the horse under me is going to do. I like great ground manners, nice company manners, well trained and in my case, smooth gaited. How about the rest of you. What traits do you like in the horse you want to ride?
    Well for me its having hair on the horse. Stella is developing a bald butt however, the front is improving. I have two, two day treks one mid November and the other first days of December. Both good rides and if Stella keeps improving as she is I will be there.

    I went over the invite I recieved and the instructions and gear required. Now that has left me a little confused and concerned. The instructions were breast straps and crupper were required to be used. Now what concerns me is. How did they know I am of the age, and weight, that I have developed man breasts that need strapping. I don't even want to think about the crupper.
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        09-27-2012, 10:07 AM
      #5504
    Foal
    Hmm Stan. Maybe the crupper is to make sure that you sit tall in the saddle? It'd be attached to the breast plate harness, no?

    At the rate Stella's going, she will hopefully be fine in time for your rides. However, I wonder if the grass behind her will start turning brown as she walks on?

    I had a decent ride on Tuesday, but nothing much to report. I do envy everyone who can see their horses, or just horses, every day or so.
         
        09-27-2012, 10:34 AM
      #5505
    Weanling
    Good morning everyone!

    Grace: Thanks so much for that info! I would have never thought to wipe my hoofpick with an antibacterial cloth, that makes so much sense!! I too am a total nazi with her feet, I clean them EVERY day, and am RELIGIOUS with applying the thrush stuff every 3 days. I was at my wits end with the WHY it wouldn't clear up completely.

    I'm so glad for you that Kes is going so well under saddle, makes everything else that they put us through worth it doesn't it =) Has she warmed up to you again yet? Or is she still being b$%chy? I had read online that a mare's cycle is usually between September to march, and that they are more moody then. Maybe it's just that?

    Stan: Oh dear I am totally guilty of envisioning you in a crupper and breastplate, it had me rolling with laughter! I do beleive that those items are for your beauty (stella) and not for you lmao! You can always blanket her bum area if the hair has not grown back sufficiantly so she can stay warm =)

    CS: Cody is beautiful! Hope you get to hop on him this weekend. His pastern is looking great, I wonder if I can get some of that stuff shipped here to Canada?

    On to my crazy sassy one, had a ride last night, she was in quite the mood....Had a hard time getting her to bend and get on the **** bit, she kept avoiding it, so I got her loooong and low, no problem whatsoever....at a trot nooooo problem at all....I don't know if it's because she's 3 1/2 or she really doesn't like contact. As soon as I would "pick up the reins" she shoots her head up in the air like a giraffe and goes at a mad trot around the ring. I have her in an eggbut snaffle (pic below) which is supposed to be easier on the mouth, eh well, i'll ask my trainer see what she says, I'm having a lesson on monday hopefully she can fix this problem, or tell me how to get it fixed!



    Have a great day everyone!
         
        09-27-2012, 01:06 PM
      #5506
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    [QUOTE=Fahntasia;1698548]

    CS: Cody is beautiful! Hope you get to hop on him this weekend. His pastern is looking great, I wonder if I can get some of that stuff shipped here to Canada?

    Hmmm I am not sure. Is canada considered international?
    I bet if the company can't I could possible try to get you some.
    Thank you for the compliment I sure do love him he is quite the caracter.
         
        09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
      #5507
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    Fahntasia I hope you can get the Bit issue and her feet under control it is frusterating I know. Our 6 year old Grace has a hard tim with the bit too. We did have her teeth done.. she had one wolf tooth andfloat and that seem to help Alot
         
        09-27-2012, 02:44 PM
      #5508
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    Hey all, thanks for putting me straight on the use of the breast straps plate, and crupper. It comes as a great relief. Just goes to show if some thing is written just not quite right a person with a broad sence of humour can get it confused. Just a little light entertainment. But I will email the same question to the orginiser of the trek. Should get a smart response.

    I have the solution for Stella's balding butt. If it continues to shed hair at the present rate, Body painting will be the solution. The design still has to be worked out. Stella has an ample rear end and a bit of a waddle side to side as she walks. Any ideas for a design?.

    Well its 5-30 friday morning 10 more hours of work and its the weekend being spent indoors as it is raining cats and dogs, also predicted to continue over the weekend. Summer is just around the corner.

    Cheers all
    Stan
         
        09-27-2012, 03:41 PM
      #5509
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    Poor poor Stella :(

    Maybe a pretty Flower on her but or a field of them... or maybe a paint it so she looks like a zebra.

    Thank you For the giggles Stan you are a riot
         
        09-27-2012, 06:25 PM
      #5510
    Yearling
    I almost hate to post this...I am still wondering what a crupper is????
         

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