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  1. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I recently got a new mare (14yr old paint 4h, beginner rodeo type mare) she came with a longer shank (prob 7 in) Correction ported bit. I’ve already had teeth done and vet checked full physical. my coach and I have tried and d ring and loose ring snaffle and a french link. the problem is she...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    A horse I rode recently much preferred long, loose reins. He kept tossing his head and fidgeting when I tried to shorten the reins. Having long reins made it more difficult for me to steer. Is there a way that I could get the horse to allow shorter reins?
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I currently have a hobby business of making paracord reins, halters, dog leashes, etc. I recently had a customer asking me about mecates, which I have never made. As I was researching paracord mecates, I came across a lot of stuff relating back mohair. Is it worth pursuing? If I started...
  4. General Riding queries
    Okay, I have a question. I had a riding lesson for the first time in about 3 years (I've done lessons on and off for almost 20 years now) and something came up that I guess I've just never heard before. Right now I'm still in Western and my instructor informed me to always keep my reins in the...
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Today my reins snapped (long story don't ask). They were rubber grip reins because my mare is rather strong! I would like to get good quality reins online but I've no idea where to get them. Please help me asap because I'm only really bringing her back into riding now.
  6. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello! I am looking to find laced reins with no animal derived components ( either synthetic leather or cloth material ). I have attached pictures of what I would like, I just can't seem to find any that are not leather! Thanks for any help!!!
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I was wondering what people's thoughts are on draw reins, my trainer uses them to help teach a head set. But I have never heard of other people's opinions.
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Does anybody know the name of those tubes that people thread the reins through to supposedly help keep ponies (I guess you could use them on horses, I've only seen ponies) straight? I was thinking they're called something like "straightlines" but I can't seem to find them online. I'm doing a...
  9. General Riding queries
    HAIII :cowboy: So, like the title says, can I? I'm looking into buying a horse soon and I don't really like bits and Hackamores seem like a pain to train your horse in as well. XD (not to mention EXPENSIVE) If you can, do you prefer nylon or rope? Also, do you think 2 lead ropes or clip on...
  10. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    Brand new, never used english circuit bridle with reins. Original price is $130, asking price is $95 or best offer! -Cob Sized -Hand Stitched Patterns on Noseband and Foreband -Dark Brown -Brand New
  11. Barrel Racing
    I'm expanding my gaming gear due to finally having a horse that does barrels really well. I've been practicing mainly in split reins being that they are what I have at the moment, but we plan on competing soon, and I want to be sure I find the best reins that work for us. So what kind of...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have been trained in dressage for the entirety of my riding life. However, I train with school horses not my own personal horse. He is not trained in dressage and I don't really want him to be, so I mainly just hack around, and have fun with him. Often times I dabble in western with him...
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    If anyone is interested in custom paracord tack, check out my Etsy shop! There are many different items and styles! You can choose from 400+ colors to match all of your riding gear. I would love it if you would check it out! All proceeds go to helping me keep my horse :)...
  14. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    Used Polos (2 blue, 4 gray) clean and ready for use $12 Union Hill AP pad navy and light blue Assorted 5" bits $15 The items were purchased used in good condition though were not used personally on my horse. New Leather headstall and matching laced reins $50 This set was...
  15. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Would anyone be interested in custom paracord reins? You could choose 1-9 colors,but they look best with 1-3 colors. Pictures will be up soon!!! I was just wondering if this is something people would be interested in buying.
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'd love to make a pair of paracord reins! I already have clips for them and know where to get the paracord, but how much cord do you think I'd need to buy to make 8ft reins?
  17. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    - Set of 2 hind SMB Elite large raspberry (pink) boots. Used 1x, too big. $65+ shipping or the whole set of 4 for $120+shipping - BNWT Weaver Trailblazer headstall and breast collar set. Retails over $130. $100+ shipping to US - Weaver 6' leather reins, professionally oiled. $15+ shipping...
  18. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I just saw a thread on fuzzy reins and I thought they would be cute for costume classes and parades. Dose anybody know how or have an idea on how to make these?
  19. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    Hello! This is my first time selling on here. I usually sell on ebay, but I thought I would try here first. I have positive feed back on ebay which can be seen here: eBay Feedback Profile for riderr78 I am cleaning out my tack room getting rid of stuff that I don't use. I have barrel reins...
  20. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, I'm a beginner pretty much, just starting to master the trot, and well, the barn I usually ride at, the instructor taught me different to the barn I went to yesterday - they told me everything I knew before was wrong. Okay so, at my first barn, the instructor told me to tighten my...
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