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post #1231 of 1323 Old 12-02-2015, 06:18 PM
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What is your mare's name?
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Walk as fast as you can ( with long strides ) without her trotting.

See if Linda Tellington-Jones has any YouTube videos on this. She uses it in her exercises.
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You could look up Marike de Jong or Manolo Mendez they have a some good stuff with things like lateral bend and getting horse to step under with the hind. Once my trainer sends me the photos she took in our lesson I'll show you!
Thanks, that would be awesome to see the photos from your lesson !

The massager therapist and chiro make it look so easy when doing scretches on my mare.

I can do flexions with my mare but I need to use carrots

And I can do this one leg scretch but mare will only do it a couple times or she gets antzy.
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Hoofpic,
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What is your mare's name?
Thanks. That pic wasnt the best cause it was the week she moved into the new barn and she was not relaxed at all in the new barn. Im going to take some pics of her during christmas and hoping to get some real good ones. I think its time where I get a nice collection of her now that she has her fuzzy winter coat on haha. Would love to get some without her halter on but not sure how thats gonna work.

Her name is Fly (registered name MyFlyLady).
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Anna,

Here is one of my pics of her when she was 1.5yrs old, so cute!!!!! She still wears that same halter today!



And here is a pic of her from the previous owner when she had her in her backyard. Not very clear I know sorry.

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She was all alone, by herself, no other horses. Poor girl was really lonely She was only there for 2 months alone but still, 2 months alone is still 2 months. As you can see, she was in a forest like backyard, tons of trees, branches, not a lot of grass and I think she drank out of the small creek.

She wasnt very comfortabe or happy there mainly cause the place was so wide open, so if a predator was to get her, she was very vulnerable having to watch 360 degrees around her. She didnt have a shelter, when it rained I think she just stood under tree branches. She didnt get a lot of company and Im almost certain she was underfed. The day that I first visited her and the time after I went back to do the shots, I didnt want to leave. When I walked by to my car, I looked back and she looked so sad when we left. She stood by the gate wanting more attention.

No offense to the previous owner, but she definitely wasnt taken care of as well as she is now.
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Got my sheet now from last night.

Chiro suggested looking into a Diamond Wool pad with shims or a sway back pad with inserts. Im guessing shims = inserts?

Possibly a wade saddle? Anyone heard of them?

And a back on track pad that is good relief for the topline.

Looks interesting.

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I would consider that clip more of a commercial than a review, it was produced by SmartPak I believe. They sell BOT products.

I have some BOT quickwraps the vet recommended for Chief's legs, I really like them. Also saw some other horse, dog and people products I would like to try. However; not sure I would try a saddlepad as they create heat and so far as I know that is not what is desired in a pad generally. There may be a reason to with a particular horse though.

I'm no saddle pad expert so take my opinion with that in mind. I know people with Diamond Wool Pads that love them, and several have the contoured pad with inserts you mentioned. My BO for example, I recommended it to her and she loves it. They are a very good deal for the money, be careful though to get a 100% wool one, as they do offer some in blends.

Also not a conformation expert, but your mare does not look swaybacked to me. As she develops with proper training her back should come up some, as she may be traveling a bit hollow. So I would not think she needs a swayback pad or that it would be good for her to have on when she is going properly.
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Got my sheet now from last night.

Chiro suggested looking into a Diamond Wool pad with shims or a sway back pad with inserts. Im guessing shims = inserts?

Possibly a wade saddle? Anyone heard of them?

And a back on track pad that is good relief for the topline.

Looks interesting.

Back on Track Saddle Pad Review - YouTube
Back On Track products are amazing. I have several and am always amazed how quickly swelling and pain goes down when I use them.

Wade saddles are awesome. I have a Dale Chavez Custom (look for a used one) and I'll be buried in it, it's so comfy. I use a DuraTech ballistic gel pad and I love it. Never seem to have sore spots when we're done riding. Dura-Techģ Support Contoured Pad with Tekno-Dri in Work/Protective at Schneider Saddlery

I saw this too and it might be something to look at: T3 Matrix SHIM Pad with Felt and Advanced Ergonomic Inserts in Work/Protective at Schneider Saddlery

Or maybe this: Classic Equine BioFit Correction Saddle Pad in Work/Protective at Schneider Saddlery
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I would consider that clip more of a commercial than a review, it was produced by SmartPak I believe. They sell BOT products.

I have some BOT quickwraps the vet recommended for Chief's legs, I really like them. Also saw some other horse, dog and people products I would like to try. However; not sure I would try a saddlepad as they create heat and so far as I know that is not what is desired in a pad generally. There may be a reason to with a particular horse though.

I'm no saddle pad expert so take my opinion with that in mind. I know people with Diamond Wool Pads that love them, and several have the contoured pad with inserts you mentioned. My BO for example, I recommended it to her and she loves it. They are a very good deal for the money, be careful though to get a 100% wool one, as they do offer some in blends.

Also not a conformation expert, but your mare does not look swaybacked to me. As she develops with proper training her back should come up some, as she may be traveling a bit hollow. So I would not think she needs a swayback pad or that it would be good for her to have on when she is going properly.
I could be wrong but I think when my chiro was talking to me about BOT pads, I was given the impression that you dont ride with BOT pads but you just leave them on them without a rider on? I could be wrong though. Afterall they are more of a theurpeutic pad than a regular pad.
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I've heard good things about Diamond pads. You really can't go wrong with a good quality wool pad.

So something to keep in mind about western saddles...there is no standard. You have wades, associations, modified assiciations,barrel, cutting, ranch cutting, roping, trail, pleasure, reining...and a few more types that I probably left out. All of which have different trees, twists and gullet sizes. I suggest spending time in the saddle fitting section of the forum. Lot's of good information there. As far as wade saddles go...they tend to not have a lot of wither clearance. When most people think of a wade saddle...they are just envisioning a hard seat saddle, with a deep pocket and a big horn. In reality- you can get pretty much the same thing on a modified association tree which may end up fitting your horse better. For now, I wouldn't give any thought to what kind of saddle...start researching western saddle trees and fit- then you can carry that over to what type of style you want.

Oh and by the way- I love your avatar!
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