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- Certainly. Your comment makes perfect sense. I think most novices equate a non-problem horse with the plodding old lesson horse that you have to pound on the ribs to get to a trot.
Glad you like the blog. I only get to work with most of those horses for a short time before the owner leases them out or sells them. Lots of seat of the pants work going on there. I haven't been out there at all this season. We're closing things out here stateside in preparation for moving to our retirement farm.
- Oh, no I didn't have surgery on my shoulder, one of the reasons that they kept me so long, everything was help together with tape, and I wasn't allowed to move much until it kind of stuck together. Also we have the joy of the Canadian Health service, who don't want to let you go until you are fit. LOL< the final tally, was broken shoulder blade, and breast bone, 9 distinct breaks of fractures to the ribs, and a slightly bashed knee, all on the right, the left got off with a broken wrist. Then there was the punctured lung, all topped off by a great case of gravel rash just to make me look pretty! Your injuries were a lot worse from what I remember...
- Year ago I got drilled into the ground while trying to get on Ben, my big black guy, here you go http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...n-hard-363410/ there is the story. I hear you about the bra straps, that and when I am wearing loose tops in teh heat here it all creeps down my shoulder
- SOrry, I'll stop laughing in a minute! Yes, I am grateful that I have recovered nearly 100%, still a bit lopsided, and my ribs ache when it rains, but mostly I am good. I'm glad you found Blossom, you got her after your accident didn't you? I swear that if Gibbs hadn't already been here I may have never got back on a horse again.
- When I got my Paso Fino mare she was ridden in a side pull & I was told she didn't like a bit. I did try her w/a couple of different ones-she responded, but was uncomfortable. I had a bitless set-up-rode her in that sometimes, used a jumping hackamore a few times & did trail ride w/just a halter & looped leadrope. After a couple of years she started taking advantage when other horses moved away faster than she liked or on going downhills. So I went to a snaffle, then found a French link in a parelli headstall. That turned out to be perfect. The picture of that is in my profile, I believe. After 2 years of no bits, & really getting to know me & our trails, it was no longer an issue.
- About HagonNag
- Cynical, sarcastic and intolerant of fools. My bitch switch sometimes gets stuck "on." :-)
- State of Confusion (SC)
- trail riding, flowers, opera, blues, watching the dawn w/coffee. Fall. Mountains.
- happily retired rabble rouser
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- Still married after 45 years to her DH, still laughing, and enjoying her horses, DB & Blossom!
- I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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- HagonNag liked post by Mulefeather On thread : occasional blanketing !?!?!Honestly if the horses are not old, suffering from some sort of health issue, or it will be wet as well as cold, I wouldn't bother blanketing. If they have a place where they can get out of the wind...Liked On: 11-17-2015, 01:17 AM
Posted On: 11-16-2015, 04:02 PMHagonNag liked post by Saddlebag On thread : No hay in paddock?BOs are always in the tentative position when they have to be absent that the hired person is doing the job as directed. A empty stomach can lead to ulcers. A small mesh hay net slows down...Liked On: 10-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Posted On: 10-13-2015, 12:18 PMHagonNag liked post by beverleyy On thread : A couple questionsWow. That's all pretty ignorant. You have your way of doing things and expect other to "butt out", yet you seem to be quite judgmental of their chosen ways. Everyone has their own methods that...Liked On: 10-26-2015, 02:47 PM
Posted On: 10-25-2015, 11:29 PMHagonNag liked post by Saskia On thread : Determining the value of a horseIt sounds like a cop out but horses really are only worth what someone will pay. It will differ depending on the horse, your location, the season and the market. As a rule though, OTTBs are about...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 04:19 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 04:09 AMHagonNag liked post by natisha On thread : What are some basic stable manners? Advice for first lesson?Good for you! The only other thing I can add is if your parents stay to watch please ask them to be quiet. I don't mind questions from watchers after a lesson but during one drives me batty.Liked On: 10-25-2015, 04:17 AM
Posted On: 10-24-2015, 10:42 AMHagonNag liked post by khorses23 On thread : What are some basic stable manners? Advice for first lesson?i agree with what was said above. i work at a show barn - so we have a trainer and an assistant trainer, they both teach lessons. and then we also have boarders. the biggest issue that annoys us when...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 04:15 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 11:26 AMHagonNag liked post by gssw5 On thread : What are some basic stable manners? Advice for first lesson?Most likely you will get oriented by the barn staff, everybody has their own way of doing of things and usually have a reason for why they do it that way. Learn their procedures and follow the...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 04:15 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 10:29 AMHagonNag liked post by LoriF On thread : What are some basic stable manners? Advice for first lesson?Just be yourself. Ask what the rules are and listen carefully. Don't go in there acting like you know everything. If there is something you are not sure about, ask. If you make a mistake just...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 04:14 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 10:25 AMHagonNag liked post by bsms On thread : Tips for a new horse owner new to horses?Something that works for me is just walking a horse around on a lead rope. Take the horse out and away from the arena. Walk the horse anywhere you can get him to go. I think you can learn a lot about...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:48 AM
Posted On: 10-22-2015, 12:09 PMHagonNag liked post by MomH On thread : Tips for a new horse owner new to horses?Get you hands on him. Meaning, groom him, but feel his whole body, familiarize yourself with his body so you know if/when anything is wrong.Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:45 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 07:03 AMHagonNag liked post by Eolith On thread : Tips for a new horse owner new to horses?I agree that it might be good to spend some more quality time with him. Doing some basic groundwork can be incredibly useful for starting to fine tune your communication with one another and brushing...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Posted On: 10-20-2015, 01:22 AMHagonNag liked post by BearPony On thread : Choosing a horseYes, the build of the horse is so much more important than its size/height, although of course you may feel more comfortable on certain sizes of horse. Of course, the size of horse you may be...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:36 AM
Posted On: 10-23-2015, 12:02 AMHagonNag liked post by DraftyAiresMum On thread : Choosing a horseI'm 5'7" and at my heaviest was 270lbs in my socks (now weigh about 210lbs). My big 17hh, 1600lbs draft cross carries me with pretty much zero effort, but then again, so does my best friend's 14.3hh,...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:32 AM
Posted On: 10-21-2015, 12:28 PMHagonNag liked post by Avna On thread : Choosing a horseThere've been strenuous recent discussions on this forum about what horses can comfortably carry weight wise. What I recall is that there have never been any definitive tests, as the only one done...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:32 AM
Posted On: 10-21-2015, 11:40 AMHagonNag liked post by Elana On thread : What to do for new OTTB dropping weight and muscleThis horse looks to simply not be getting enough pounds of digestible food. He needs more calories. Thoroughbreds eat a LOT of feed and they need QUALITY feed as in the best you can buy. They...Liked On: 10-25-2015, 03:04 AM
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