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    01-19-2010, 11:40 AM
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Foal
New to horses and forum from Ohio

Hi everyone I'm new here. I was born and raised on a beef farm but never ended up getting any horses. When I moved my girlfriend in with her horses I ended up buying a mare I liked and got into trail riding about a year ago. She has moved out and I decided to keep my mare, so I joined up here to try to learn more about her. My ex did most of the caretaking and, while I do know the basics, I really don't know a whole lot about the little stuff. She's an 11 year old half paint, half perchon. She's big. Lol.



     
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    01-19-2010, 12:36 PM
  #2
Foal
Welcome. Feel free to ask anything that you have questions about you can get alot of great help with everything from training to the small things. Don't be afraid to ask the simplist questions because chances are someone else will have the same questions. Plus there are all sorts of levels or riders on here. GOOD LUCK! You have a beautiful horse!
     
    01-19-2010, 01:04 PM
  #3
Showing
Howdy and welcome to the forum. This is an awesome place to learn new things and there are tons on knowledgeable people here. Your girl is absolutely gorgeous. I love her blue eyes with her dark coat.
     
    01-19-2010, 02:24 PM
  #4
Started
Hello and welcome! Your horse is lovely!
     
    01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Firstly welcome! And your horse is beautiful, blue eyes!
How big is she?

Oh and I too am new to horsecare lol, I have owned my 1st horse for 3 months (near enough) and have been riding for 10 years.
     
    01-19-2010, 05:42 PM
  #6
Green Broke
OMG! She's beautiful. I'm in Ohio, too. If she's missing from your pasture you know who has her, lol.
     
    01-19-2010, 06:24 PM
  #7
Showing
Welcome, I'm sure you will find lots of folks here to help you on your horse knowledge journey
     
    01-19-2010, 06:44 PM
  #8
Foal
Thanks. Those eyes are even brighter in person, they're something else. I just measured her and she's 15-3 if I measured right. Tallest part of the bone above the sholders right? She seemed bigger than that by looking at her. The ex had just quarters and one paint though, I'm used to being around them. I'm only 5'9" and about 150 pounds, so she's big to me. Lol.

First dumb question. How would I be sure a saddle fit her right without trying it on? The one I used to use fit her alright but I no longer have access to any of the tack. All I have is a halter and lead rope for her. I'm guessing for a headstall I would just look for something in a large horse size, they all seem pretty adjustable to me. I've always ridden her with either a hackamore or just clip a lead rope on each side of her halter. I was going to get another hackamore for her, I don't see any need to put a bit in her mouth. Any thoughts on all of this? Thanks again.
     
    01-19-2010, 07:53 PM
  #9
Showing
If you wish to ride her bitless, then there is nothing wrong with that. For now, you can just stick with the halter and lead if she is responsive enough in that. Though in my honest opinion, there are much better options out there rather than a mechanical hackamore. When I want to go bitless on my horses, I either use a soft hackamore (a rope halter with mecate reins) or a bosal hackamore. Again though, if she responds well in the mechanical hack and doesn't seem to have any issues with it, then it will work fine to keep her in that. She probably would need tack designed for a large horse, the best way to know what size bridle she would need is to get one of those soft measuring tapes and measure over her poll to each corner of her mouth, across her forehead where the browband would lay, and then behind her ears and around her throatlatch. You should be able to take those measurements to the tack store and find a bridle that will fit her. Some tack stores will allow you to bring the horse to them and try saddles on them until you find one that fits. However, if that isn't an option for you, given her size and breed, she would probably need a saddle with Full Quarter Horse Bars (those are about the biggest you can easily find without going to draft sized tack) and the gullet would probably need to measure 7 1/2 inches.

Here is a good site that will teach you all about western saddles, their parts, and how to size them.
Saddle Gullet - Gullet Sizes

Wow, sorry for the novel.
     
    01-20-2010, 01:53 PM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by jules083    
Thanks. Those eyes are even brighter in person, they're something else. I just measured her and she's 15-3 if I measured right. Tallest part of the bone above the sholders right? She seemed bigger than that by looking at her. The ex had just quarters and one paint though, I'm used to being around them. I'm only 5'9" and about 150 pounds, so she's big to me. Lol.

First dumb question. How would I be sure a saddle fit her right without trying it on? The one I used to use fit her alright but I no longer have access to any of the tack. All I have is a halter and lead rope for her. I'm guessing for a headstall I would just look for something in a large horse size, they all seem pretty adjustable to me. I've always ridden her with either a hackamore or just clip a lead rope on each side of her halter. I was going to get another hackamore for her, I don't see any need to put a bit in her mouth. Any thoughts on all of this? Thanks again.
yes measure to the 'withers' you got it right!
And yeah ride her bitless if that is what she used to. If you ride western then I have no idea how to answer the second question but if english then have the saddle professionally fitted or wear a sheepskin saddle cloth with it (thats what im doing as I havnt has my horse long and he needs a temp, saddle until he looses his belly! I have another, fitted, saddle waiting for him.
     

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