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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I know this is late but I purchased a R.W. Bowman saddle in April. This saddle was almost $3,000. It is called the Sendero. It also has the half covered stirrups and a half breed latigo. Why did I purchase this saddle? I had sat and tried every circle yokum,martin,wade,high end top of the line...
  2. English Riding
    My horse and I are new to English riding (2 years), and my horse was originally a gamer. I can't get her to drop her head and tuck her nose... Any Ideas? She won't do the thing where you hold the reins up and alternate pulling or whatever. I've tried half halting, any other ideas?
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a crates saddle that has a barrel horn yet a pleasure seat. I have someone interested in buying it if it is a pleasure saddle but I cannot honestly tell. I have tried finding a serial code on it and all it says is 169m. I have looked this up and found absolutely nothing. Any help would be...
  4. Western Pleasure
    so i am riding a horse that isn't a western pleasure horse, but I want to try it. Any tips on lowing down and lowering her pole?
  5. Horse Show Clothing
    I am maybe going to try riding ranch pleasure with my mare. What attire would I wear? :-:-):-)
  6. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    As a graduation gift to myself I figured I'd start the hunt for a saddle! :D This is what I'm looking for: 16" seat FQHB 7 1/4 gullet Small or no swell I'm short, so the stirrups would have to adjust to someone 5'1 Around the $1,000 mark I'd be willing to go higher for quality I...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Just for pleasure. No comps and shows and all that, so I was just wondering how much riding a pleasure tb gelding around 10 years should have. So maybe how many times a week and the maximum and minimin time for those days. I don't mind riding a lot, I totally love it. And also whats the best...
  8. New to Horses
    All my friends do comps and shows and they want me to do them too, but I don't really want to.. I have anxiety and I get nervous really easily. I am more of the person who just loves horses for pleasure and hacking, not winning.. I was just wondering if I was missing out, all of my friends...
  9. Horse Trainers
    I am just curious, who do you personally consider to be some of the top AQHA pleasure trainers in the US? (By pleasure I mean Western pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Showmanship, etc...)
  10. Horse Training
    Hi, Thanks in advance for reading and responding! I'm sorry for making another post about CA-seems like there is a million already out there! Just want some different thoughts and opinions! Alright I am seriously thinking of purchasing Clinton Andersons "Fundamentals" Kit. I've read several...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi! I've never ever ever shown a horse in my life.... come to think of it, I never really had a horse I could show...until now! I bought a +16hh registered apha gelding that's only 9 yrs. And I was wondering what kind of shows are most common( at beginner level ) for paints? here's our...
  12. Horse Talk
    This weekend was my very first western show, besides gymkhana. :D I've been wanting to do this for a long time and I'm so happy my boss gave me the opportunity. I shared Skippy with her daughter who I've been teaching. Needless to say there were lots of proud mama moments!! A little about...
  13. Western Riding
    I have a turtleneck, longsleve showmanship shirt that is pink with roses. It doesn't have cuffs or a collar. Am I allowed to wear this in a riding class like western pleasure? The shows are small and local, with usually about five in a class. Can I use a medium oil saddle with a dark oil...
  14. Horse Show Clothing
    Hi What are your opinions on grey hunt coats for hus and hunt seat pleasure? I have a chestnut, wasnt sure about grey on him, and I know some people think they look unprofessional. Do you think a judge has a preference I should take into consideration? Do you think tan breeches go with grey...
  15. English Riding
    I ride saddleseat and show saddleseat but i just got a tenneessee walker that i planned on riding western. I kinda changed my mind since I always ride english and want to get an english saddle, but i want something thats super comfy and that is good on trail rides. anyone have any suggestions...
  16. English Riding
    Hey guys! My horse Fudge and I made it to States in HUS pleasure! Sooo excited!! But I have a few questions. There will be a TON of competition and I am a bit worried. I need to get and keep his head lower than usual becsue when i get in the class it will come up a bit. Any tips for training his...
  17. Western Pleasure
    My pony is very relaxed (definitely not lazy, but chill) and just pretty decent at western pleasure because of that. He is bred for WP, but I can't seem to get him to hold his head low at a lope. I know he can do it, because at a walk he has a good, very slightly above level headset but he...
  18. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    After careful consideration, I have decided to sell my Circle Y Sheridan trail/pleasure saddle. It does not fit my mare and I do not want to cause her any discomfort or long term health issues. It's in fantastic shape, as it's barely been used. It's a 15" seat, SQHB, flex tree, softee...
  19. Western Pleasure
    Dressage and western pleasure (AQHA) are two completely different ways of riding. However, Dressage is the base of all riding. When the rider collects the horse into a slow canter, I personally think that it looks a lot like a western lope, just a bit faster and a completely different head set...
  20. Horses for Sale
    Hi all you wonderful horse people :-) I am looking for a good family horse. MUST BE THE FOLLOWING: - in ND or MN - Rides out alone - gelding ( or mare that doesn't have a marish attitude- lol ) - gentle Let me know what ya have :wink: Thanks
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