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post #11 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 04:20 PM
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I don't think anyone should tell you when or when not to be able to rant a little about something...

Anyway, sucky that shes being like that but you are going to a different barn, when are you going? Is the new barn nice?

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think anyone should tell you when or when not to be able to rant a little about something...

Anyway, sucky that shes being like that but you are going to a different barn, when are you going? Is the new barn nice?
lol thanks...if I can't rant about stupid little things on a horse forum, I'm royally screwed aren't I? :p
I need to be less sensitive about stuff like this but darn it, I get so tired of people sometimes.

We are supposed to be moving into our own home in mid November (still waiting to hear back if our offer has won out against the other one), and hopefully, HOPEFULLY (fingers crossed) the horses will be with us before Christmas. It has a lighted two-stall barn with tack room, water access and feed storage, a hitching bar, lots of trees, and two very large paddocks with nice, sturdy fencing...the larger of which will serve a dual purpose as a place to work. It's nothing fancy but man it will be nice to have them at home. Plus there are trailheads nearby. :)
We'll probably end up hauling back over to this current stable every week for lessons, but that's not a big deal.

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post #13 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 06:03 PM
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LOL I get it that all those little things kinda build up and you just need to air out!

Sounds nice! And hope all goes well, what sport do you do with your horses?

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post #14 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 06:41 PM
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Pickles?! Love that name!

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post #15 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Arksly -- lol, I deliberately chose it because I wanted something light-hearted. He has a bevy of nicknames though.

Ray - I have been a self-taught trail rider with some hunt/jump experience in my early youth. If Pickles is ever sound again I would like to show him in hunter pleasure, in-hand classes and do some training level dressage.
Lilly is showing WP with my mother this spring. I would secretly like to train her to drive lol She WAS an endurance prospect but that's sort of iffy right now.
What about you?
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post #16 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 09:33 PM
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omg haha i understand how you feel with things building up!!

for me personally i don't like using studchains x] i have anger issues and i don't normally get angrey really only got mad at a horse once wasn't mad either just grouchy hungrey and sleepy seeing as i woke up at like 5 30 am xD but anyway my point is im afriad for my horse cause im afraid ill hurt him accedently... so no stud chains plzzz! now i say again i don't get frustrated at HORSES very easily don't start saying i have issues plz =3=

but for normal ppl stud chains are fine o3o

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post #17 of 23 Old 10-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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To each his own I geuss. I never used a stud chain on Pistol and I can't tell you how many people said he was dangerous, crazy, etc. In fact my trainer said that when she first met him about 7 years ago. He was 19 at the time. Ok, I geuss at 26 and still ornery enough to run you clean over, I suppose, just maybe, we might could call him crazy... Nope, can't do it. He's just ornery.

My 4 year old however, I use a chain on when I longe him at shows. He gets excited and he's big. My biggest fear is him getting away from me at the show, wich has happened. With the chain, I have more control over 1200 lbs of pure muscle.

But really, rant on. Because your right, it's your decision.

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To each his own I geuss. I never used a stud chain on Pistol and I can't tell you how many people said he was dangerous, crazy, etc. In fact my trainer said that when she first met him about 7 years ago. He was 19 at the time. Ok, I geuss at 26 and still ornery enough to run you clean over, I suppose, just maybe, we might could call him crazy... Nope, can't do it. He's just ornery.

My 4 year old however, I use a chain on when I longe him at shows. He gets excited and he's big. My biggest fear is him getting away from me at the show, wich has happened. With the chain, I have more control over 1200 lbs of pure muscle.

But really, rant on. Because your right, it's your decision.
See, I think there is a right time and place for a chain, but constantly drilling me to put one on my own horse made me blow my top at long last I guess. He's not even that bad, that's what gets me! Or maybe I'm just used to him?
I don't see him as dangerous...he has spirit but when you tell him to quit, he does. Yesterday he had an ATV towing a manure cart drive right under his nose and he didn't even flinch, was fine with all the other activity going on, doors slamming, children running around, dogs. Absolutely fine.

I feel a lot more chill about it now. That's what ranting generally does for ya.

dede - Yeah...it's good that you know your limits. :) Like anything we use on horses chains can be abusive but used correctly, they can be essential in some circumstances as well. When I first got Pickles I never walked him anywhere without a chain until I worked out some of his issues.

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post #19 of 23 Old 10-09-2010, 09:22 PM
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Halters are weak and useless.
They do nothing when a horse goes off.
Bascially I would only use a halter when Im leading a horse a few metres to a new stall or to the lunge ring.

Now im not some inexperienced handler - been working with racehorses and found out nose chains, stud chains or a anti-rearing bit are effective.

I think everyone should invest in one of these these items no matter how quiet your horse is.
The thing is you just need to find the item that works best for you and your horse and make sure you actually know how to use these items effectively.
If you dont like these items, its the same as putting on a bridle and leading with a double clip lead.

Hate how people say these items are cruel and only for use on the racing circuit - clearly they have only seen the bad side of these items of people using these items wrongly.

If my horse goes off I rather have that extra control than being dragged dragged along with just a halter on it.
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post #20 of 23 Old 10-09-2010, 10:58 PM
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Ranting really does make it better doesn't it? I have a 2 dollar chain that I can add to any lead or lunge line if I need it. I keep it in my trailer so that I have it if I need it.

And the way you feel about your horse is how I felt about Pistol. He would rear, but away from me, and he rarely actually pulled out of my grasp. He would prance and dance and act the fool but I was never in danger, nor was he ever going to escape. (he would however break a leadline in a heart beat when tied to a trailer).

Riley just gets excited on the lunge line but he runs towards me and he runs so fast that he looks like he's going to fall. With the chain he still bucks and races around me, but in a controlled manner....

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