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    02-01-2013, 09:21 AM
  #291
Green Broke
He is such a pretty horse. So happy you are getting to spend some time w/him.
     
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    02-01-2013, 10:22 PM
  #292
Showing
:) Thanks ladies!


So happy. Since my last post we have found TWO saddles, one English and one Western, that fit Sky like they were made for him! He had a chiropractic appointment and the adjustments, his trim, and his new saddle have turned him into a completely different horse. He's standing square, he doesn't mare-lift his back legs, his back ribs opened up, and he isn't locking in his hips. We did find out that his pelvis is situated lower than the average horse though! Interesting.

Pics of the saddles courtesy of the lady looking after my horse :) Plus some of me riding. Before and after adjustments mentioned above!

Topline!


*We clipped a lightning bolt into his hind back when he was nice and dry!



Tacking him up


Riding before adjustment


Riding after adjustment



We did get round and that back up but no pics to show for it.

New English saddle! Ashley & Clarke Dressage :)



Western saddle :) Royal King!



Will get more pics of them down the road...

Big ol ears :)




Love him <3 3 days before I go back to NZ and working..
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    02-02-2013, 12:10 AM
  #293
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For that Western saddle, you can take the fender and "roll" it so that the wide part goes higher and the skinner part (where it "turns" ) that is where the stirrup hangs will be longer and better able to turn. The fender and the straps of leather behind it that hold the blevins buckle form a single loop that goes around the stirrup bar. (like a loop of towel around a bar, or a belt on a car's engine). So, pull the back strap downward and the front part, the wide fender part, will go upward.

Does that make sense?
     
    02-02-2013, 08:30 AM
  #294
Showing
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
For that Western saddle, you can take the fender and "roll" it so that the wide part goes higher and the skinner part (where it "turns" ) that is where the stirrup hangs will be longer and better able to turn. The fender and the straps of leather behind it that hold the blevins buckle form a single loop that goes around the stirrup bar. (like a loop of towel around a bar, or a belt on a car's engine). So, pull the back strap downward and the front part, the wide fender part, will go upward.

Does that make sense?
Umm a little.. kind of like just getting the skinny part at the bottom then using the little 'hobble thing' to secure it? I will give it a try!
     
    02-08-2013, 09:54 PM
  #295
Showing
Well I've been back in New Zealand for roughly 3 days now. I miss him already but have heard he's doing well! A few more pictures :)

I am pretty sure the forum is blocked on my network. On a guest network atm...
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    02-10-2013, 09:35 PM
  #296
Showing
More pictures









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    02-11-2013, 04:53 PM
  #297
Started
Wow Love all the pictures You all look so happy!!!
     
    02-11-2013, 05:11 PM
  #298
Green Broke
Loving all of these wonderful photos!!! He looks so good, and you both look so happy - how fortunate to have such a good friend caring for him while you're away :)
     
    02-11-2013, 05:30 PM
  #299
Showing
Sky and I are very fortunate to have our friend :) She does a wonderful job with him!! And the barn is incredible too!
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    02-11-2013, 05:45 PM
  #300
Green Broke
The photo you've chosen for your avatar, was my favorite of him, btw! :)
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