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February 12, 2017 at 1:57 am in reply to: I need a comfortable dressage saddle!
I find my Stubben to be very comfortable. Best recommendation would to be to go to a place with a wide variety and try sitting in them.
It is never the horse's faultFebruary 12, 2017 at 1:55 am in reply to: Blanket or no blanket
Probably she will need at least a sheet, since her natural insulation has been removed.
It is never the horse's faultDecember 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm in reply to: Tennessee Walker will trot in pasture, but paces under saddle.
Not sure I have any suggestions, but if it helps many years ago a friend of mine had a TWH who was trained and shown very successfully as a hunter. So, it can be done.
It is never the horse's faultNovember 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm in reply to: Stall Size for horse losing weight
I don’t have a tractor at all. The hay man puts it in the bed of the truck, and we drive into the field, tie a rope to the bale and the other end to a tree, and just drive out from underneath it. Laziness being the mother of invention!
It is never the horse's faultNovember 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm in reply to: Stall Size for horse losing weight
Can you get round bales? I have two pigs and three normal eaters, and they are all doing fine with the round bale, which is a lot larger and easily accessed by all.
It is never the horse's faultNovember 9, 2016 at 8:35 pm in reply to: RJ classics Monterey vs. Ariat Heritage hunt coat?
The only thing that would really fit well is custom tailored. If that isn’t possible, go with whatever you find most comfortable. You may want two different sizes – one for hot weather and one for cold.
It is never the horse's faultNovember 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm in reply to: Picky Drinker
They can see red! Selena’s breakfast dish is red, as is her grooming box. She always thinks the box is more food.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 24, 2016 at 3:01 am in reply to: My sencitive (Nuts) horse
Yay! So happy for both of you! Good for you, not giving up and working hard to help your horse adjust to you, helping you adjust to her.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm in reply to: Help!
blondieandbay – I agree with much of what you say, but leases can vary greatly. When I leased Joe Joe, I paid all his expenses, including vet, farrier and dentist. I could ride him whenever and wherever I chose, and could even have moved him to another farm. The terms of any lease should be carefully studied before signing.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 15, 2016 at 4:43 am in reply to: Mean horses
I want the bullying to stop. I don’t have one leader, sadly I have two. Selena is the Queen of Everything, and Joe Joe is King of the World. It’s better now with four of them.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm in reply to: Choke
While waiting for the vet to arrive, you can give her a mix of mineral oil and warm water by syringe, to help pass whatever is causing the choke to move through. When I first got Joe Joe, he was low horse on the totem pole, and often pushed out of his feed. I was told to give him more grain after riding him (too much more, in my opinion), and found that giving it to him a little bit at a time solved the problem. Now that he is the king of everywhere, he no longer gobbles and so does not choke. Perhaps giving small amounts might help you?
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Joe-Joe. Reason: forgot some words
It is never the horse's faultOctober 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm in reply to: Thin mane and forelock
Adding flax to his diet will help some, but not a miracle.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm in reply to: Rider is Experienced – Horse is Not
G&S’s suggestions are the best. Do you know your horse’s background? I have two Arabians – one who won’t even consider jumping (abusive past owners whose kids just wanted to hit and jump), and one who will, when turned out in the ring, go around jumping everything because he likes it way too much. Sometimes, if there is a bad association with something, it will take a really long time and a lot of patience to get over it. And, not all horses want to jump, even though they can. If this is his only quirk, you are very lucky!
It is never the horse's faultOctober 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm in reply to: Mean horses
No, there is no attacking, thank heaven. The new girl came this weekend, and I notice that when I come in, she (Mia) and Rowan are together, while the two uppity ones are off doing their own thing. It is an improvement, but supporting a fourth horse seems an extreme way to make one of three happier! The joys of parenthorsing.
It is never the horse's faultOctober 6, 2016 at 7:51 pm in reply to: Pony can't collect the canter, hind end soreness, where to inject first?
I’d go with whatever the vet suggests. I would also stop riding him until he is free of pain.
It is never the horse's fault