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  1. Western Pleasure
    Hi. I have a2yo who recently had 3months western pleasure training . I plan on bringing him back this spring to continue but also do some small local shows for experience with him. As my 2year old and I were recently stuck in a rut . This spring when he goes back I plan on getting lessons with...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey y'all! This is my first post. I am excited to hear what you all say about this!:runninghorse2: Anyways, I've begun training my 14 yr old palomino gelding Doc for western pleasure and such. One thing we've always struggled with is picking up the correct lead on his right side. Years ago, he...
  3. Horse Shows
    I'm just wondering , what do they require you to do in a western pleasure class? How do they judge it? Do you need nice silver tack? Are some walk, jog and some walk, jog, lope? any answers related to western pleasure will be greatly appreciated. I'm new to showing western so I'm not sure how...
  4. Western Pleasure
    I am shamed in the show ring for performing in western pleasure. My Heathen was bred for it, and performs as an all around gelding. He also places well in english eq, hunter undersaddle, horsemanship and trail. I work with a professional reiner who owns one of the top studs of AQHA and he...
  5. Horse Show Clothing
    I havent showed in years and am entering in a small open horse show next weekend. How should i be wearing my hair? Hair net? Bun? tucked in the hat? thanks :-)
  6. Horse Talk
    any tips to get a western pleasure horse to pack their tail besides nerve blocking?
  7. Horse Talk
    So my new horse came off the trailer Tuesday, and I just adore him! I was very nervous to buy another horse sight unseen after my old show gelding fell apart, and wasn't planning on buying another one until after I broke my yearling next year. Oops, lol! Anyways, a little about him. He's a 3...
  8. Horse Training
    I have had a young mare for almost a year now and have been showing her western pleasure, horsemanship, HUS and equitation. I noticed that when I first got her she favored one side at the lope (the left). I figured her muscles hadn't developed as much in one leg than the other. It has been...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I need some opinions on western saddles! I'm looking for one, preferably under $500. Something relatively well made! Anyone have any good suggestions?
  10. Western Pleasure
    Hi there, Im from Australia, and have rode English my whole life. But I now have a young Australian Stock Horse that I thing would excel at western pleasure, trail classes, hunter under saddle, showmanship. Thing is i know nothing but western things, firstly CAN i use him, ? he doesn't have to...
  11. Horses for Sale
    I'm looking for a new western pleasure horse for myself. The horse would need to be of a reasonable sized build, I am 5'11. I would prefer something in the 15.1-16.1 category. I would also prefer a horse to be at least started undersaddle, although I wouldn't mind finishing it. I'm trying to...
  12. Horse Training
    hello! I have a 5 year old paint/pinto gelding. I got him a year ago and he is pleasure bred and a very nice mover. he was in training with a nasty owner as a 2 and 3 year old that really messed him up, and when I bought him he had a lot of issues, but this past summer got very good and earned...
  13. Horse Training
    Hey, I have a 6 year old Quarter horse who is already trained for western pleasure. He gives me a lot of issues though, he tests my authority. When walking him from the pasture to the barn he'll rear, bite, and even attempt to buck and take off running. When you get on to ride him, he won't...
  14. Western Pleasure
    Hi, Im looking at a two year old and My trainer has actually had this guy since he was a baby and I remember him riding him only at 1 years old and now, as a two year old, he's almost broke. So basically what I'm asking is, will there be any problems with this horse because of being rode so...
  15. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My horse is rather leg dead, which is terrible because it is not something that can always be fixed. Asking him to move into any gait, mostly the trot, is a chore. I know it's not a saddle fitting problem because he has the same behavior even bareback. He seems completely dead to whips and crops...
  16. Horse Breeding
    I am considering breeding my Western Pleasure mare in February 2014. She is a well bred mare and I was just wanting some opinions for what would be the best lines to cross her with for a Western Pleasure prospect. She is a bit hot even at her age so something a little cooler would be nice. This...
  17. Horse Talk
    First off, sorry if this is the wrong spot for this type of post! I'm brand new! :-) I'm looking to buy another horse for the first time in more than 5 years.. My little POA is so well-mannered, hard-working, and I love him to pieces, but He's 13.2hh ...I simply need a bigger horse if I want to...
  18. Horse Show Clothing
    Hello, I don't have any pics available. I am not very good at matching colors, so I need some opinions. She is a buckskin. Her saddle, headstall, and breastcollar are black leather with silver. I love the sand, brown, or gold colors and I like purple on buckskins. I need a saddle blanket...
  19. Western Riding
    Hi Folks, sorry if there is a previous post on this topic....I tried looking with no luck... I am in search for a good all around Western saddle that I can use for almost anything. I primarily use for lessons, arena work type stuff. Nothing too crazy. My ultimate riding goal is to be able to...
  20. Horse Show Clothing
    I'm looking for a new show shirt and need to decide on a color - I already have black chaps so preferably something that goes with those. This is my horse:
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