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    03-08-2012, 05:29 PM
  #621
Foal
His back is a bit long so he might have some trouble getting in frame.
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    03-08-2012, 05:34 PM
  #622
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
Obviously western pleasure bred...probably walks real slow, too...
I was thinking more Southern breeding. TWP, maybe.
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    03-08-2012, 05:53 PM
  #623
Green Broke
Hi Grace! I haven't been on the forum for the past 2 days, but just caught up on all these recent posts....
How I wish you were here in MI! The director of Horse North Rescue has (her own, not a rescue) a lovely and well trained Tennessee Walker for sale well within your price range, and the owner of the outstanding, gorgeous stable where my horse was boarded, (Talamar Morgan Farm) is now selling some of her well trained morgans! These are two very, extremely accomplished horsewomen that I would highly recommend to anyone....
If your travels bring you near, do let me know! In the meantime, best of luck :)
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    03-08-2012, 07:59 PM
  #624
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Originally Posted by Faceman    
Obviously western pleasure bred...probably walks real slow, too...
Are you accusing him of being a peanut roller?!!!!
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    03-08-2012, 10:56 PM
  #625
Foal
Maisie, you should just go as fast or slow as you feel comfortable with. Why rush it? I think it would build your confidence more, if you take your time. I've never ridden on a postage stamp, ha ha, you English riders call a saddle, so I can't imagine what it would be like to go at a canter in one. That's just me. I have never had any formal training. I ride American Indian style. Get on and hang on. I used to ride 15.2/15.3 horses when I was nine years old. Without any saddle, just a bridle. I used to get on them by laying on their necks and being slid onto their backs, when they raised their heads. I only weighed about a minute and a half, at that time. I used my whole leg and despite my attempts to learn to use stirrups; when the going gets tough, I still use my whole leg to hang on. I can ride an idiot horse, but I look like my uncles long-deceased dog doing it. Never showed, obviously. Just really enjoy myself. I half envy those of you who show. I worked for a hunter/jumper show/training barn for a while. It looked like a lot of fun.
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    03-08-2012, 11:54 PM
  #626
Yearling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I'll sell you a dressage horse! He's a little chunky right now but with a wee bit of a diet... and maybe a hoof trim... some shoes... a saddle... and a carrot, he'll win you over!
Now this screams Prix St George like no other horse I've seen!! I bet I can't afford him...

I forgot to ask...does he ride in a snaffle???
     
    03-09-2012, 12:20 AM
  #627
Started
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Originally Posted by With Grace    
Now this screams Prix St George like no other horse I've seen!! I bet I can't afford him...

I forgot to ask...does he ride in a snaffle???
I'm now interested my kind of horse and I don't mind if he does snaffle

I'll offer two sheep and a jar of mint jelly
     
    03-09-2012, 02:27 AM
  #628
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Originally Posted by Nine    
Maisie, you should just go as fast or slow as you feel comfortable with. Why rush it? I think it would build your confidence more, if you take your time. I've never ridden on a postage stamp, ha ha, you English riders call a saddle, so I can't imagine what it would be like to go at a canter in one. That's just me. I have never had any formal training. I ride American Indian style. Get on and hang on. I used to ride 15.2/15.3 horses when I was nine years old. Without any saddle, just a bridle. I used to get on them by laying on their necks and being slid onto their backs, when they raised their heads. I only weighed about a minute and a half, at that time. I used my whole leg and despite my attempts to learn to use stirrups; when the going gets tough, I still use my whole leg to hang on. I can ride an idiot horse, but I look like my uncles long-deceased dog doing it. Never showed, obviously. Just really enjoy myself. I half envy those of you who show. I worked for a hunter/jumper show/training barn for a while. It looked like a lot of fun.
The first time I rode in a western saddle it felt so big and slippery!

Like you, I did most of my riding bareback. Not so much a matter of gripping but riding purely by balance. Being mainly ponies, we all learned to vault on.

When I rode western bringing cattle down off the Rockies, I found out why western saddle have a big horn - to hang onto! The mare I was riding was the ugliest and had terrible conformation but hell, could she work cattle and turn on a dime. I learned a lot from her including that a cow pony has an eye for cattle like a working collie has an eye for sheep.
     
    03-09-2012, 07:52 AM
  #629
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The mare I was riding was the ugliest and had terrible conformation but hell, could she work cattle and turn on a dime.
I'd have loved to meet her. I've got a huge soft spot for ugly, talented horses. Give me a big old hammer head with a nice personality and some ability please.
     
    03-09-2012, 01:39 PM
  #630
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Originally Posted by maisie    
I'd have loved to meet her. I've got a huge soft spot for ugly, talented horses. Give me a big old hammer head with a nice personality and some ability please.
Heck, this mare had a big heavy head. She was about 14.2 in front and 16 at the rear. Her neck was short, good shoulder, good well boned legs and strong feet. Her back was long enough to have three saddles on her and non touching!

When I saw her I was worried I would be to heavy for her but she was fine. I was told to go bring a heifer that had broken away back. We set off after it, and this was on the Rockies, shale and sage brush.
Now, I have never worked cattle before so trusted in her knowing what the heck to do but we were just running after the heifer. I neck reined her to go left and she went right. Turned the cow and then set off down the slope faster than A) we had gone up it and B) a lot faster than I thought safe!

Now I have ridden some very strong horses in my time and can usually find a brake but not with this mare! It suddenly struck me that she had grown all her life on these mountains so just let her get on with it. I sat there muttering the Lord's Prayer and she stopped when we got back to the herd.
Everyone was laughing because this was her 'party' trick and I was congratulated on letting her get on with it. Fat chance I had to do anything else.
Fortunately I did not need a laundry change.
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