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  1. Stallions and Broodmares
    Hello im Looking to breed a little mare of ours. She is on the smaller side. She also matured slower than others that we have. We are looking to add some size, quicker maturity and, cow to her foal. I've been looking extensively and can not find heights of cutting studs. I know that most cutters...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I am currently looking at a saddle to buy but know nothing about the brand. It is a Dakota with new blevins, new conchos, new d rings, and was apparently professionally conditioned and oiled. I dont know if theyre good quality or what it would be worth. I couldnt get pictures on here so...
  3. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I'm going to be gaming along with ranch rodeos and i'm wondering which saddle type I should purchase for doing this? I don't like how far up a barrel saddle puts me but I also don't want to die going around a barrel (not that I really need the seat assistance, just a mental security thing I...
  4. Cutting and Team Penning
    I am switching from what I call my "foo foo show pony" life (I showed the all around at QH and APHA shows) to the ranch horse events. I am not going to make showing my priority. I just want a good using horse I can have fun with and learn some new "tricks" in my old age (I'm in my 50's). I would...
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. I obtained this saddle from a guy I used to caretake for. I know next to nothing about saddles so any help would be greatly appreciated. He told me it was a cutting saddle but his wife used it for pleasure riding. I would consider it to...
  6. Cutting and Team Penning
    I've been getting into cutting and I have am considering purchasing a finished cutting horse in about a year or two. I am a teenager and already the size of a small adult but I still want to do cutting. I have heard that shorter horses are better for this. People at my barn recommend a horse...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Does anyone have any tips on my cutting horse? While cutting cattle he gets waaaaaay too close and we lose the calf....I try to pull him back but it hasn't worked well he just jolts forward.. Does he not understand? I don't have a problem with any other horses that get too close, they always...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    About a year ago I got into Ranch Sorting and Cutting, my trainer is 2 hours away and I would like to be able to practice on cattle at home however the price of cattle is through the roof right now! I was talking to someone the other day and they said they had heard of people training with...
  9. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I've been studying [lots of books + online videos] cutting horse training & cattle ranching for about a year now so I know a good deal of the terminology and am familiar with, what I understand to be, the proper practices of the discipline but, only in THEORY with very little real-life-hands-on...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've been riding horses for years and would love to show, I am most interested in cutting (I ride Western). As a dairy farmer, I've played with cows on horse back and just recently bought a young quarter horse that I would like to cut with. He isn't trained and I want to learn with him, I need...
  11. Cutting and Team Penning
    Well as a few of you may know I'm now working under a cutting horse trainer and yesterday was my first day at "work".. It was really more of just meeting the owner and meeting everyone, I start full time the first week of February. So after meeting everyone and talking for a little while I rode...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey all, I have an extremely nice cutting saddle that I absolutely love, however, I most likely won't ever see the cutting ring. I was wondering if anyone knows if I can have the tall cutting horn removed and replaced with a shorter horn, more appropriate for trail/mountain riding. Thanks...
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I posted a few months ago when I was on the hunt for a new saddle, and I thought I found the deal of a lifetime. I got a Circle Y saddle that had the rear cinch and breast collar, for only $500! usually its hard to find the saddle alone for that price, but of course it was too good to be true...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi, I am ordering a new cutting saddle which measures 28" from front to back. Would I be safe with a 32" pad or should I order a 34"? Thanks!!!:D
  15. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Howdy All, I'm a newbie forumite. I know a little about my chosen field and my network extends to central US where my trailers are manufactured. Not here to Hard Sell my products, just make conversation with friendly folk. Drop me a line if I can asisst. :wave:
  16. Trailer and Horsebox queries
    Gidday to all Forumites from Australia. Not hard to work out what I do. Not here to BANG ON about my product but here to engage in intelligent horse related conversation. Only to happy to pass on a little of our combined experience should you wish to ask. The main thing to know is we are into...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I bought a cute show pad that's really pretty, but it's too big/long for my 14hh POA. What are some things I can do to make it smaller? I don't really want to fold it (wouldn't it be uncomfortable for my horse?) but I will if I have to. Could I cut it up? I'm hesitant to do that because it...
  18. Cutting and Team Penning
    I just purchased a new mare shes an AQHA 10 yr old mare De Luxe Maganna and she was trained & shown in cutting but the people i purchased her from just trail rode her. She rides amazingly & has one heck of a handle on her, very sensitive to leg pressure & movements. I am not familiar at all with...
  19. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    I just joined this forum so I guess an introduction is in order. I am a horse trainer and clinician from Louisa, Virginia. Currently I train Ranch Horses and I also train Mustangs and assist the US BLM with adoptions. I have come to like those critters. I used to rodeo and did so for over 30...
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