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  1. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hey everybody. So for you that know I rescued Henry, a 5 year old AQHA gelding back in October... well now that he is up in weight and actually has muscle I got some photos and would like your thoughts on him. Sorry if they're not perfect he doesn't do well with being tied so is kind of fidgety...
  2. Horse Training
    What is your method of neck reining and about how long does it take? I am wanting to teach my horse and would like to hear from fellow riders what they(you) have found to work well. Thank you in advance!!:cowboy:
  3. Jumping
    I've ridden Western for several years in the past, to the point where I leased for a couple of years and then owned for a few more before I went off to college. Since then I've only done occasional lessons here and there, but things in my life have changed and I'm looking to start picking up...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am thinking about switching my arab mare, who is trained in English hunt seat, to western. I currently ride her in a d ring French link, she has to be rode in cob tack. I was wondering what people's advice would be for what to ride in, how to retrain, and just other tips in general. Thanks
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Below is a picture of the saddles I'm looking to buy. Number 1 is a Billy Cook Reiner saddle Number 2 is a NRHA Saddlesmith Bob Loomis Reiner Number 3 is a TexTan roper Number 4 is a Circle Y Reiner Or so do the adverts claim!! Now which saddle, do you think is the best? You can judge it by...
  6. Western Riding
    Hello, I have been riding English for 8 years, but have recently become interested in Western (mainly for trail riding). I am potentially interested in purchasing a western bridle, but have no idea where to start for bits. I own three English bits that I change out for my mare occasionally. I...
  7. Horse Tack Reviews
    I have a saddle that I want to sell for a barrel saddle. I don't have any pictures at the moment so I'll do my best describing it. It is a 17in. Circle Z saddle with full quarter horse bars. It comes with everything including original stirrups, leather cinch, and stirrup hobbles. It is kind of a...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been riding Mav since January and cant find a bit that he responds well too, I've tried multiple snaffles, and i couldn't get him to stop at all. i tried a hackamore and he was better but still wouldn't stop, ive tried this one...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have an arab mare I am transitioning to western. The only problem is I cant find any cute cob size western headstalls. Does anybody know where I can find any?
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have an Arabian mare that I ride in a French link D. I am trying to find a version of that for western riding. Any help is greatly appreciated. Egsme
  11. Barrel Racing
    I currently have a 2009 thoroughbred I broke myself and am now starting on barrels. He is doing excellent, except for one thing.... his back keeps getting sore. I'm getting a new saddle for Christmas and am needing opinions on what I can get to stop this from happening. I've heard of the Semi QH...
  12. Horse Shows
    So I am of a local show club and they are struggling to get help from the members to put on a show. This is supposed to a member run club with board members to guide it. The problem is that most of the members are not helping and only showing up for their classes. For the setup of the classes...
  13. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    I have a spotted draft mare that I plan on taking to our first "big" show in a couple weeks. I would like to show her english and western since in my opinion, and my trainers, she is a great all around mare. Question is how do I need to do her mane for these classes? Her mane is thick and down...
  14. Horse Grooming
    I have a spotted draft mare that I plan on taking to our first "big" show in a couple weeks. I would like to show her english and western since in my opinion, and my trainers, she is a great all around mare. Question is how do I need to do her mane for these classes? Her mane is thick and down...
  15. Horses for Sale
    Brocca >>Located at Freedom Hill Horse Rescue in Owings, MD >>Free with reasonable donation >>Approximately 30 Years Old >>16hh Standardbred Gelding Brocca is a wonderful senior horse best suited to be a companion with limited light riding only when he is sound. Since he has Cushings he will...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, im going to be getting this hybrid saddle " TE102 HILASON ENGLISH TREELESS ENDURANCE TRAIL PLEASURE LEATHER HORSE SADDLE " i currently have this pad " https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/pt/5-star-standard-pad-12117 " i was wondering if that pad will fit correctly with that saddle, im...
  17. Rodeo
    I am so excited to start doing high school rodeo in about two weeks (I'm a Freshman, so this will be my first year). I've been doing Junior rodeos my whole life, so I'm excited to try something new. Does anyone else do high school rodeo? How do you like it, and have you ever been to...
  18. Western Riding
    Please share your opinions on starfishing below! :) In my opinion: I realize it's an accident when a rider gets popped out of the saddle occasionally when kicking. But if you're kicking that hard, you're probably doing more harm to your horse than beating the clock. I think there is...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    This saddle seems to be semi-quarter horse bars. It does not have a brand on it. Hoping to get some advise on whether it fits my horse or not and also the saddle pad to me seems to big, would like some comments on that as well if I should get a smaller size and thinner pad. Thanks so much in...
  20. Saddle Fitting Issues
    So after getting a new horse two weeks ago (yay!), a friend of mine offered to lend me her western saddle, since she used to have it on her old horse that had a similar build. I got a fitting, English saddle with my horse so figured I'd take her on that offer just for fun, and it also mean I'm...
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