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  1. Horse Tack Reviews
    Who has some input on Jim Taylor saddles? What exactly is the "shoulder free tree" that they advertise?
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I have a tiny reining bred AQHA mare that I am looking for a saddle for. She is pretty short backed and I find its hard to find anything with a shorter skirt- I am open to cutting, reining, cow horse or even roping saddles for her! There is not a lot of info on these saddles and how they...
  3. Reining
    I've been riding for years but have just now gotten into training and showing reining. We're going to our first big show this up coming weekend (13Sept19 to 15Sept19) and have run into a startling question where we can't seem to find the answer. I noticed in a previous feed there was a mention...
  4. Horse Talk
    So i'm stuck in a bit of a ruck. I have been offered a working position at a barn In Texas BUT i'm currently in California. I want to go so bad but that means leaving in a week. I would have no friends or family over there. I am very close to all of my friends and spend my majority of my time...
  5. Western Riding
    What is the groups general consensus on show span (like lifespan but for showing) for reining horses? I'm interested in a 14 year old that has been owned and trained (as a 2 thru 5 year old) professional NRHA trainer. I have bought from him before (15 years ago) and he is a great trainer...
  6. Horse Breeding
    Hello Friends, I would love some help and suggestions for weaning my 4 month old a filly. I really don't want to separate them b/c they are so sweet together, but I understand I should do it by 5-6 months. Any suggestions on how to do it would be greatly appreciated.
  7. 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...
  8. Western Riding
    I need some help and or suggestions. I'm having a specific problem, but it's hard for me to communicate exactly what the problem is in words- because I feel it may be muscle related and I can't quite pinpoint where the weakness is...so bear with me, please. And ask as many questions as you need...
  9. 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...
  10. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Shine And Spin Quarter Horse AND Chocolate Chic Olena Quarter Horse
  11. Horse Breeding
    I've ventured this subject before, but now that I know I will be breeding my mare I am getting more serious about the stallion. My mare, Shine and Spin, (aka Jazzy) is NRHA registered, she is also very cowy. I have heard the Shining Sparks babies are really doing well in the Reining Cow horse...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So, I am heading off to college in the near future, and I hope to try out for the IHSA western team if I get into my top college (the only one I'm looking at with a western team) However, there is a slight issue. I have never been able to afford to show nor have my own horse. By the time I am...
  13. Reining
    So I moved this post from Horse Health to reining b/c the vet ruled out lameness. (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/reining-horse-kicking-out-when-he-474586/page4/) My gut always felt like it was my horse, Gunny, yanking my chain anyway. I have had my horses with two different top...
  14. Horse Health
    My horse, Gunny (sun of Gunner) is having issues lately. When I go to stop him he is kicking out with one or both hind legs. How I can explain it is... that it's almost like he is landing after a jump on both front legs, kicks out and then tucks his butt under him. A kick out in the reining...
  15. Horse Training
    I have a burning question question for you guys. My "arena" is really just the pasture I turn out my horses in. I can't till it up and make a dirt arena, and I don't have room to build one. What are some exercises I can do with him (reining) to practice without him slipping?? Besides the...
  16. Horse Conformation Critique
    This is a colt by Start Little Lena (Son of Smart Little Lena), and out of Easter Bunny Kid (Daughter of Brennas Kid (not familiar with these lines)). His pedigree looks good on top, but I'm not sure of the maternal side lines, or performance records. He was foaled in March 2013, so he is almost...
  17. Reining
    Hey there, what kinda horse would you expect with a pedigree Custom Crome x Be Aech Enterprise? I know the show results of those studs, but what about the charactere, its strength's, its weak points, disposition, conformation, attitude, health, etc.? Looking forward to your opinions, thank you...
  18. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I am a reining trainer and coach in the Richmond, VA area. I am thinking about putting on a Beginner reining clinic in the near future. I am not sure where to advertise but thought I could get suggestions here. :D
  19. Reining
    Is it best to use a snaffle or a curb bit for reining competitions? I often see people using curb bits and I ddon't want to cause my horse pain.
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! I'm new here, although I've lurked quite a bit. I'm going off to college in the fall, and need to find a saddle that suits me for reining, but is not limited to that. I love the square cut skirts. I've seen several with huuuge skirts and over-the-top tooling and bling. I'm an artist...
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