kissyk74

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    Toledo, Oregon
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    My son,my horses, stained glass, reading
  1. Left Lead Issues

    He is 8 this year I have owned him since he was 2. The first yea I had him was all ground work, then I had others ride because I am to big to ride him, (I got him for my son) over the years ppl have started him and stopped, The poor guy has had 5 different riders and no one has finished him. Now I have a girl riding him that has done really well, she has been riding him for the last 2 yrs. Neither of us are pros, and have little experience when it comes to the final steps, in the past the horses that I have ridden picked up both leads it was just getting them to learn the cue. But this guy is just not giving us any clues as to what we can do. Anyways, he does move off his hind end, he will pivot off his hind end and he will use both leads as he races across the pasture so I know he can pick it up and he can keep it, he is just showing the pony in him I guess. This horse is ridden on a daily basis, for at the very least 2 hours a day somedays longer. Thanks for the help Christy
  2. Left Lead Issues

    Does this pony stay soft in the face, able to pick up the lope without falling into it out of foreward momentum, but by driving up correctly from behind? Does the pony have hip and shoulder control? OK I am not sure about shoulder control, so please define a bit more for me please. And regardless which way he is going he only picks up the right lead and yes he does stay very soft in the face his head level and a nice slow canter. He can pick up the left lead when it is on his terms and he will hold it, but when he breaks gait and you ask him to pick it up again it may be 20 times or more before he will pick it up again. As for driving from the behind I have to say that I think he is more front driven, although when he stops he does not stop on his front end it is all in the rear. How do we get him rear driven? Thank you so much this has been most helpful. Christy
  3. Left Lead Issues

    Thank you for the advice, the websites. I will put in my budget to get him looked at, because if and I do mean if he picks up the front lead he is cross fireing on the back. Once again thank you for you help and advice, I will let you all know what I find out. Christy
  4. Left Lead Issues

    Please I need help, I have a quarter pony that will not pick up the left lead, I have tried bringing him back down to the trot and picking it back up again, I have tried to have him canter from the stand still. Someone said pull his nose to the outside and push him around, that didnt work. He will not do it on the lounge line or when he is being ridden. Any suggestions would be helpful. Oh I dont have an arena it is strickly field work. Thank you for all and any help.
  5. Equine COPD

    It has been a few years since I have logged on to this site, so I am glad to see that it is thriving, I have a 19 year old 1/2 shetland 1/2 welsh pony that was just diagnosed with COPD, I have tried to do some reading up on it but I am not getting what I really want. SOOO Does anyone have any clue as to some good ways to ease my pony, the vet gave him a steroid shot yesterday and today he seems to be doing better, but the doc says that if he does not respond to the pills that I will have to either adopt him out to someone in Eastern Oregon, or put him down. I have had this pony for 17 years, he is a part of my family, I dont want to adopt him out,and the last thing I want to do is put him down. SO please any help would be great. Yes he is stabled and has a small area that he gets turned loose in, he runs with another pony but she seems to be ok... He has just regular oregon coast hay, with a pelleted complete feed. I am not on the computer much so please dont get affended if I dont respond back right away, I am in need of help and would like as much info as I can get Thank you so much Christy
  6. Equine COPD

    It has been a few years since I have logged on to this site, so I am glad to see that it is thriving, I have a 19 year old 1/2 shetland 1/2 welsh pony that was just diagnosed with COPD, I have tried to do some reading up on it but I am not getting what I really want. SOOO Does anyone have any clue as to some good ways to ease my pony, the vet gave him a steroid shot yesterday and today he seems to be doing better, but the doc says that if he does not respond to the pills that I will have to either adopt him out to someone in Eastern Oregon, or put him down. I have had this pony for 17 years, he is a part of my family, I dont want to adopt him out,and the last thing I want to do is put him down. SO please any help would be great. Yes he is stabled and has a small area that he gets turned loose in, he runs with another pony but she seems to be ok... He has just regular oregon coast hay, with a pelleted complete feed. I am not on the computer much so please dont get affended if I dont respond back right away, I am in need of help and would like as much info as I can get Thank you so much Christy
  7. How do I know if i am going to buy the right size cart ?

    Hope this site helps... http://www.americandrivingsociety.org/Tabl...%20Shafts%20etc.