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    03-07-2012, 04:02 PM
  #591
Foal
I use a kimberwick with a roller on my thoroughbred too. Sonny responds to it so well. He was on a full cheek snaffle when I got him and was always throwing his head with it. Our Grullo uses a custom made medium ported bar bit. Has for years, every since his cuttin' days. He's an old man now and just likes to ride.
     
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    03-07-2012, 05:31 PM
  #592
Green Broke
Foxhunter-that is just too cute!
     
    03-07-2012, 05:45 PM
  #593
Yearling
Foxhunter - that is darling. I just love lambs, they are so sweet.
     
    03-07-2012, 06:29 PM
  #594
Yearling
Opinions needed - if the boy I look at today is "the one". Is it unheard of to leave a check to "hold" him until I can get my trainer out to look? I know someone else is looking on Sunday, and maybe I could get the trainer out to look on Friday. I guess I'm worried I'll lose this one to someone else as well...
     
    03-07-2012, 06:57 PM
  #595
Green Broke
It's done often-depends on the seller. Wishing you a happy & fruitful search.
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    03-07-2012, 09:15 PM
  #596
Super Moderator
So... Husband flew to Norfolk for the day and my horses decided to run through my Ramm fencing....

I am not even the least bit ashamed to say.....

I fixed it with baling twine and duct tape!!!!
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    03-07-2012, 09:20 PM
  #597
Foal
I love this thread. I just turned 52 and was out of horses for more than 20 years. I wasn't as sensible you others, when I was horse hunting. Bought a qh stallion that "could ride". Right. First of all, the stallions I used to take care of were sweetie pies compared to Archer. He really had my number and took my confidence right away from me. I was sooo in over my head with him.
I sold him, bought a Morgan/Appy cross mare that was good. After two years (yes, two years) we still hadn't really bonded. She was a nice horse, just didn't click with me. I sold her and bought a young coming 3 yo who could lead, had nice ground manners and that was all. He and I clicked from the first time I touched his face. I taught him to ride and in a month, I'll take him to a trusted trainer to finish him. I feel I'm out of my depth with reining and finishing him. We get along great, he's all of that and a bag of chips, in my book. I have taken him to 2 desensitsing clinics and he's a star! He absolutely loves bridges. Funny guy. As has been mentioned, my muscles have been sore and I have to get back in shape. Teddy is a Fresian/Appy/Percheron cross. Not real tall, but quite stout, as you can imagine -see the pictures. (he makes my butt look small) I never thought I could train him, and any other horse it might not have worked. But he's super calm and very trusting of me. Thank God. After the Archer debacle, I wasn't sure I wanted to get another horse. Turns out I'm really glad I did. It took a few tries, but I found the right one. Good luck Country Woman and With Grace. There is a soul-mate out there for you both. I think it was fun to "horse shop". Don't rush, just enjoy the ride.
     
    03-07-2012, 09:24 PM
  #598
Foal
I'd also like to say that it is sooo refreshing to "meet" so many strong women. I love it. I hope to meet someone in Minnesota who wants to ride this summer. (I'm more than a little allergic to the cold, but am trying to get over that and ride in the winter).
     
    03-07-2012, 11:39 PM
  #599
Trained
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
I was looking through some old albums in Photobucket and thought you might like this one.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...andRachels.jpg



Maisey, my Border Terrier adopted the lamb sleeping on her. This lamb was very premature, bald, the only survivor of five and I never thought I would pull her through.
Maisey, for some reason decided that Rachel was in need of a mother, came into milk and would feed her.
Rachel lived in the house as I was feeding her by tube to start, every hour day and night. When she was big enough to go outside she refused to eat, lay in a corner of the stable and sulked. Maisey would lay outside the stable door and was doing the same so after three days I relented and Rachel came indoors. I brought Sybil in so Rachel realised she was a sheep and not a dog but it didn't work. I had a dog sheep.
awe the picture is priceless
     
    03-08-2012, 11:12 AM
  #600
Yearling
I have come up with a theme song for my horse buying adventure...needless to say the appt to look at the gelding last night did not go as hoped. The black TB thought I was looking for a rodeo horse...enough said (I'll post the whole story on my blog later)
     

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