overos

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    western pleasure, young horses, staying on
  1. I would really like to train my gelding to drive for the pinto world show, some day. I have been browsing carts for sale for a long time and finally found a brand I recognized nearby. But I wouldn't notice if some of the details were breed specific (it's been used for morgans). Does anyone with experience know if this would work, or have an opinion about the price? http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/3027487434.html
  2. Thanks for all your advice. Does anyone have any experience with the continuous stall mats, the main brand I think is called stall skins? I have been looking into those, but because there are not solid dividers between the stalls at this time, I was considering just covering the entire part of the "horse area" with those mats over a subfloor...? Thanks again. I am pricing crushed granite today!
  3. I think you can just dye them black using human hair dye. I've seen this done on gray horses. And you won't even have to worry about being careful on the mane because if you dye some of his coat black in the process, it won't matter!
  4. Hi everyone, what do you recommend as a surface underneath mats in a horse stall if the existing floor is dirt? I am putting stalls and rubber mats down in a repurposed older barn. There is new tin over the old wood and I've reinforced the old dutch doors. I wondered if there is something better than just leveling the dirt to make a floor that will drain/stay level/etc underneath the mats before I put them down. Thank you!
  5. Are these viewable somewhere online? They were on youtube, but now only the first 9 minutes is up there. Thanks!
  6. I actually don't think your hands are too far apart for showing western in a snaffle. It does look like right now your horse is leaning on your hands and traveling without much elevation, which will make slowing him down correctly impossible.
  7. I actually don't think your hands are too far apart for showing western in a snaffle. It does look like right now your horse is leaning on your hands and traveling without much elevation, which will make slowing him down correctly impossible.
  8. I think this is a pretty common response with laid back horses that just don't want to go faster. I've had this same issue come up with my pleasure horses, when I've been focusing on being slow and relaxed for a couple of weeks without remembering to ask them to move out and canter or long trot under saddle. They pin their ears, curl up their necks, and that pre-bucking sort of roundness in their backs. This could certainly be a soreness or saddle fit issue, but it could also be something that isn't difficult to push her through if it is just behavioral. Force her forward with a crop if she doesn't respond to your leg. Just my advice! Good luck.
  9. I think this is a pretty common response with laid back horses that just don't want to go faster. I've had this same issue come up with my pleasure horses, when I've been focusing on being slow and relaxed for a couple of weeks without remembering to ask them to move out and canter or long trot under saddle. They pin their ears, curl up their necks, and that pre-bucking sort of roundness in their backs. This could certainly be a soreness or saddle fit issue, but it could also be something that isn't difficult to push her through if it is just behavioral. Force her forward with a crop if she doesn't respond to your leg. Just my advice! Good luck.
  10. It's probably not feeling great when he pulls back and rips around. I would saddle him without tying him up until he gets over it. I'm not a huge fan of saddling my horses when they're tied, anyway. Good luck!
  11. It's probably not feeling great when he pulls back and rips around. I would saddle him without tying him up until he gets over it. I'm not a huge fan of saddling my horses when they're tied, anyway. Good luck!
  12. Yay Abby, you grown up! I'm glad to hear you're keeping your priorities in order
  13. Yay Abby, you grown up! I'm glad to hear you're keeping your priorities in order
  14. There's really a difference between people who consider their horses show horses and people who consider them pets. No need to be ashamed if you fall into the latter category.
  15. There's really a difference between people who consider their horses show horses and people who consider them pets. No need to be ashamed if you fall into the latter category.