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    03-07-2012, 04:02 PM
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
Green Broke
Foxhunter-that is just too cute!
    03-07-2012, 05:45 PM
Foxhunter - that is darling. I just love lambs, they are so sweet.
    03-07-2012, 06:29 PM
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
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
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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
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
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
Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
I was looking through some old albums in Photobucket and thought you might like this one.

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
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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