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  1. Horse Training
    I ride a saddleseat show horse gelding who is 18y/o. Lately I have been wanted to jump him a little just to get him moving a different way and because he likes new things. The problem is he always hits his feet, front sometimes but usually hind. It makes him trip sometimes. Our "jumps" are only...
  2. Horse Training
    My gelding was trained for years in a twisted snaffle. Since I bought him and have learned more about bit abuse, I really want to not use such a harsh bit. (He hasn't shown any signs of pain from it and is cleared by the vet btw). Anyway I read that some horses loose feeling in their mouths and...
  3. Horse Health
    So I know a topline develops from the horse stretching long and low. Many saddle seat horses I know have an excellent topline even though they hold their heads high. Is it possible to develop a topline like that? And if so what are some exercises I can do on my Saddlebred? *no hate against...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I don't have any words to describe how much I dislike this. This is apparently saddleseat on stock horses or Appaloosa's (I don't even know). I'm not one to ever say that I dislike a discipline, maybe a lot of the people within certain disciplines, but I've never found myself unwilling to try...
  5. Gaited Horses
    Do you have any favorite online stores to buy gaited tack, apparel etc. from? Please share! In particular, I am in desperate need of a new pair of navy kentucky jodpurs and I am not sure what online stores are good. I am tall and skinny too so if you could suggest any brands that would be...
  6. Horse Riding Critique
    This is me riding a horse named Andy, a five-gaited saddlebred. Any critique is welcome as well as tips! I know my feet have a tendency to turn out and I loose contact with my thigh, given my background in huntseat it happens most of the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nm6WIhnUZU (Our...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Someone gave found a saddle and gave it to me. I cant use it, nor do I need it, so i am hoping to resell it. It is in good condition, but it has no identifying marks or name brands on it. I assumed it was a dressage saddle, but the more I look at it, the more I seem to doubt... It has no knee...
  8. Horse Shows
    What saddleseat equtation classes offer a pattern with in that class?
  9. Horse Talk
    I'm going to be going into saddleseat equitation this coming show season on my saddlebred. :lol: I have a question though... What saddleseat equtation classes offer patterns?
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi. I posted this question in another Form but I would like more opinions on my question. Question: Could I ride English in a Cutback Saddle? To rephrase, Could I ride with my legs down farther and more in the front of the saddle Unlike what they do when riding Saddle Seat in a Cutback Saddle...
  11. Gaited Horses
    So I havn't seen many threads about Saddleseat. So I am officially dedicated this to tips , rules, outfits, horses, pictures, oils/supplements, pretty much anything to do with saddleseat. I just started this year with a Kentucky Mountain horse and need some help(:
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I recently got a gaited horse 5 months ago and I joined 4-H ready to compete. I have the rule book for saddleseat and all, I know what to wear etc. But... How do I get my kentucky mountain horse to do the slow canter like gait? He won't stay in his gait (Rack).. How do I keep him in it? Is...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I have a kentucky mountain horse who is 5 years old. He gets 19.5 lbs of hay a day and a lb of oats mixed with healthy coat. Thats him.. Anyway. I recently learned that oats is only a short time energy feed.. and Ace only gets 30min of excersice a day plus he is in the pasture all day except...
  14. English Riding
    I just kinda need to get this off my chest.... Lol. I really miss Saddleseat and my Saddlebreds. I've tried almost every kind of riding and ever since i was a little girl I was showing Saddlebreds. And in the past idk 3 years I havent even sat on a Saddlebred. The reason I left the Saddlebred...
  15. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi, I just recently switched riding disciplines from saddleseat to hunter jumpers. And Im in love with jumping. But I just need to know how do you know what size saddle you are? Like is it the same as saddleseat saddles? Cause I know the fit and position is totally different. I just need a...
  16. Member Journals
    In the summer of 2010, I went to my first saddleseat barn. I started riding, (I had just came from a western barn) I started helping out, and then one weekend when feeding outside, I saw Him. There was three horses in one huge pasture, 27 year old Belle, babysitting two yearlings, Poppy and...
  17. 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...
  18. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    If i were to buy a quarter horse and i ride saddleseat would that be ok? I don't know much about quarter horses so if i were to ride it saddleseat just for practice not showing, would that be ok? i would also want to be able to throw on a western saddle and ride for pleasure also. thanks (:
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Im looking into buying a saddlebred horse to ride saddleseat on. I would be keeping this horse at my home not boarding and i would really like to be able to ride it western for pleasure riding. I didn't know if you could do this but i was wondering if you can put a western saddle on a saddleseat...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    so i just won the auction for this saddle on ebay. I think i got a great deal but i am not extremely knowledgeable with this brand. I dont show or jump so i will only be using this saddle for arena riding and the occasional trail ride. Here is the link to the saddle with the sellers...
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