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    08-21-2008, 06:51 AM
....You no longer have that sagging feeling, do you??
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    08-21-2008, 01:26 PM
I would kill for my horses to have that as a natural head set! LUCKY!
    08-21-2008, 03:20 PM
OK - after watching this video, I am out the door to go see about getting a few videos of her and YOU guys (n gals) can see.

According to the video, and what I have seen, that is what she does. Like AI said, I am headed out the door right now, I wanna shoot a few videos, and then watch someone else ride her so I can watch what she's doing (now that I know what I'm looking for.

For sure that's how Ruby is holding her head (a touch higher, but not alot). I have never really watched her feet, placement , and order like the video shows, so I am going to check that out as well.

The only part of the puzzel that doesn't fit, is why would ANYONE want to send out this/an excelent / very decently trained horse out for slaughter? (I'm not implying that it's OK for ANY horse at all) but especially one that's trained well.

OK, I reread the last paragraph and that still sounds bad... I know what I wanna say, it's just not coming out right....I don't think any horse should be slaughtered. I just can't fathom it. But I can't fathom even more why one would want to slaughter a trained horse. Just don't make sence.

Sorry I'm so wordy - I just get all worked up over that topic (Ya, a teary eyed GUY pony lover!)
    08-21-2008, 03:22 PM
I'd love to see the video!!

I'm not sure what you are asking about the slaughter..??
    08-21-2008, 03:43 PM
I think what she's asking is why anyone would want to send a horse to slaughter when it was well-trained with desirable characteristics - I.e. It's not a wild poorly-built monster, it's a good riding horse, and surely therefore is going to be snapped up for someone who wants to use it, not eat it.
    08-21-2008, 04:01 PM
Financial reasons... increase in hay/grain prices... maybe his owner was heading off to college and to get quick money the sent him there.

The list is endless....
    08-21-2008, 04:47 PM
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The owner may not have planned to send it to slaughter... money reasons may have forced to sell... could have sent her to auction or sold her unwittingly to a meat buyer... it's hard to tell......
    08-21-2008, 04:57 PM
Ruby I know what you mean about the headset of some horses on a trail. As a regular trail rider with groups I see different styles of horses and riders. A few: A) Many riders are new so they have a tendency to keep a short rein thus the horse is holding its head high to stay away from the pressure. B) Lots of gaited horses that are trail horses. They will have a higher head set when they are collected and in gait. C) Some horses are new to trail riding. They are a little bit ga-ga goofy because of all the sights sounds and smells of a new trail. When a horse is in alert mode the head naturally comes up.
As long as she isn't dragging her nose in the grass trying to grab a bite, do as others have stated. Be proud of your relaxed mount and have fun
    08-21-2008, 04:59 PM
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My gaited boy carrys his head so high, it's inches from my nose! My QH... he just carries it wherever he's in the mood (trail is for fun so I don't collect on trail)....
    08-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Clair I'm pretty sure Ruby Tuesday is a guy.

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