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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm considering starting up trail riding with my horse. We have some fabulous trails in the area that lead through residences and the forests. However, I primarily ride english. I'd like a trail uniform for my horse. I've really been interested in casual riding and trails. I know nothing about...
  2. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hi guys. I just bought Chagall a new saddle. We have tried on like 20 different ones, and this one came out as the best fit for him. What do you guys think? :pinkunicorn:
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Has anybody every created a makeshift back cinch on a western? My saddle does not have a loop to connect one in the back, but it bounces a lot. I'm not sure if it does when I ride. Just would like to prevent it as much as possible from going all over. Didn't know if attaching a strap over the...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Wondering if you have used the Abrazo Hug winter blankets? I just bought one for my horse and am not very happy with it. I know it buckles different than a usual blanket but it seems so big and odd. Have any tips or tricks or maybe even just how you adjust or use your blanket would help a...
  5. Saddle Fitting Issues
    Hey everyone, I was hoping to get some opinions on the new saddle I got. It's a Wintec 250 Dressage saddle, currently has the medium-wide gullet plate in it. I know it does not fit my horse perfectly right now, and have no fear. The saddle fitter will be coming out to look at it and see what...
  6. New to Horses
    So I was wondering what you buy before you buy your horse as in tack, food etc.. I know you aren't supposed to buy the saddle before, as you need it fitted. And if there are any others that need fitting, someone told me don't buy a halter yet either? And do I just buy a bale of hay to put in...
  7. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I've had my Collegiate saddle going on approximately 9 years, and recently I noticed that when I use it with my mare it leaves dry marks on her back. I'm not a saddle expert, but I know enough to know that it isn't exactly a good thing. The only thing is her back hasn't been sore at all this...
  8. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I'm having such a hard time fitting my Standardbred mare with a western trail saddle. She is round, so I'm thinking full QH bars or wide bars are what she needs. But I'm having trouble with her shoulders. I've tried a couple different saddles and everything seems to not flare enough and doesn't...
  9. Horse Training
    This is my 2 1/2 yr old AQHA gelding. First time with a saddle ever! Very proud of him. However, this saddle looks really small on him, or is it just me? Can a young horse like that get fat? If he is fat, what is a good exercise training schedule I should put him on? He can lunge and we do...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello! My name is Katie and my horse, Frankie, and I have been having some saddle fitting problems the last year or so. When I first got her about 4 years ago I had been riding her in a rail western saddle it worked really well and her behavior was fine. She is a mare with a very strong mind...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi, Ive gotten back into horses after being out of it for a couple years. My butt won't fit in my old english saddle anymore. So iam looking for another one. And there is so much to saddles now. If my horse wears a fqhb western saddle, what width in a english saddle should i get? Also has...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, so I got a new rubber covered chain hackamore, and it doesn't look like it fits right. I tossed my fleece lined one for the same reason (horse sized, but it was so cheap that I figured it was sized weird and that's why I got it for so little money...), I'm thinking I need to go up a size...
  13. Horse Tack Reviews
    so... i'm not exactly in need of a new saddle but i'm also not certain that my current saddle is doing all that it can and should for my horse and me. however, i also don't know what styles/brands/models of saddles would work for us. i am 5'3" with what i would consider average length legs...
  14. Horse Tack Reviews
    LOVE them, like actually love them. My saddle doesn't fit perfectly (surprise surprise) so I did my best to find the closest fitting saddle in my price range, but of course, there were still gonna be some glitches. So I found ThinLine. I got the western ThinLine saddle pad, and it changed...
  15. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Anyone succesfuly fitted your quarter horse with an english saddle? My mare gets these dry spots behind her shoulders, I have checked the saddle and everything fits perfect except i guess its too narrow? However my saddle is the widest you can get (at least in a wintec) so then maybe the angle...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Not sure which forum to post this. I recently got my AQHA mare Dedee back and have started riding her more this season. I have an all purpose black wintec saddle. I watched the saddle fitting videos (the 9 steps), and for the most part (that I can tell) it follows all the rules, however my horse...
  17. Horse Talk
    I have a 17" Pessoa Rodrigo on trial for 3 more days. I love how it feels, my trainer thinks that the flaps are too short for me though. They didn't feel short when I rode, and I had a friend take pictures and I'm not sure that they look too short either. I know my trainer has more experience...
  18. Horse Pictures
    Okay, like I said on my last post, I took pictures of both his topline AND my saddle on his back. I already know just by looking at it, that is does not fit. However, if you see at the picture of his withers and his back in general, I think it would be extremely hard to find one that would fit...
  19. Horse Show Clothing
    At the 2009 and 2010 (I'm sure every year, these are just the ones I have attended :-) ) I noticed that the riders who make the finals in the hunter events, wear shadbellies. I really like the look, but do you think it would be worth it for me to spend the money on it? For the small chance that...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just bought a new hunter breast collar for my horse cause she doesn't have too much whithers and her saddle slips a bit. but im nooot too sure how to put it on exactly and fit it. I know the general of how it should go on, but where are certain pieces of it supposed to lay on the horses body...
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