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  1. QH people?

    quote: Originally posted by hero 'n ponie: Oh.. and I have a question about the registry. The last 2-3 owners before me did not register themselves as his owner, and I can't get in contact with the last name on the papers, so I am not on the papers. Is there any way to fix this? You'll have to contact the AQHA. They will give you the details on how to correct the problem. They might have more current contact information on the last listed owners.
  2. QH people?

    quote: Originally posted by hero 'n ponie: Oh.. and I have a question about the registry. The last 2-3 owners before me did not register themselves as his owner, and I can't get in contact with the last name on the papers, so I am not on the papers. Is there any way to fix this? You'll have to contact the AQHA. They will give you the details on how to correct the problem. They might have more current contact information on the last listed owners.
  3. QH people?

    Jan babies are usually halter or race babies. His bottom side is somewhat halter bred and top is race bred. My guess is they were going for a racing foal.
  4. QH people?

    Jan babies are usually halter or race babies. His bottom side is somewhat halter bred and top is race bred. My guess is they were going for a racing foal.
  5. Needing some saddle opinions please!!

    He looks a lot like my mare. She took semi-qh bars when she was 3-4 years old and now (at 9) takes Full QH bars. That is what you want to look for, a tree with Full QH bars. The gullet measurement should be 6 3/4" or wider. You don't want a draft tree, or gullet 7 3/4" or more as it will be too wide. I have an older Circle Y with Full QH bars. It was made in the mid 80's. It fits my mare very well, and fits many types of horses well. I would highly recommend an older Circle Y or Tex Tan with Full QH bars. The saddle should have the year made stamped by the serial number under the fender (on the bottom flap). Look for one made previous to 1995. The newer saddles just aren't as good as the older ones. Also, your pad can make a BIG difference! I started using a ThinLine pad and my mare has been doing much better. Her transitions are smoother and her trot seems less choppy when we're going fast. I use it over a thin wool felt liner pad. About ThinLine pads: http://aretesaddlery.com/tack/index.php?ac...od&productId=46 The one I have: http://aretesaddlery.com/tack/index.php?ac...od&productId=72 [ 08-18-2007, 11:05 AM: Message edited by: luvs2ride79 ]
  6. Flexing Vertically on the Bit

    Work on getting him to flex to both sides first. Get his neck limbered up at the stand still and at the walk. At the trot and canter, work on true bend to counter bend on a BIG circle, using your legs to make sure he bends his whole body, not just his neck. Also keep him moving well from behind in the counter bend, really pushing him forward. You should feel his back come up under your seat. This means he's using his haunches and back correctly, taking weight off his front end. Once he's limbered up, he should naturally start relaxing his jaw.
  7. Flexing Vertically on the Bit

    Work on getting him to flex to both sides first. Get his neck limbered up at the stand still and at the walk. At the trot and canter, work on true bend to counter bend on a BIG circle, using your legs to make sure he bends his whole body, not just his neck. Also keep him moving well from behind in the counter bend, really pushing him forward. You should feel his back come up under your seat. This means he's using his haunches and back correctly, taking weight off his front end. Once he's limbered up, he should naturally start relaxing his jaw.
  8. Hard to catch horse

    Treats and food WORKS. I don't like running around a pasture after a horse, so I make them WANT to come to me. The easiest way to do that? With FOOD. Then once you do catch them, pet them, groom them, and turn him back out. Make the horse realize that halter does not always equal work. THEN you can back off treats/food as he realizes that being caught CAN be a pleasant experience. Food may seem like a short cut, but if it works, who cares??? You can work on training and dominance issues at the same time, so you can solve the root of the problem. But who wants to run around a big pasture after a horse who doesn't want to be caught??? Not me! My mare used to be very hard to catch. But now, all of my horses come to meet me at the gate now, and we do NOT feed them or treat them but every once in a while, or if we happen to come at feeding time. They're happy to be caught whether or not they get a food reward. It does work... [ 08-17-2007, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: luvs2ride79 ]
  9. Hard to catch horse

    Treats and food WORKS. I don't like running around a pasture after a horse, so I make them WANT to come to me. The easiest way to do that? With FOOD. Then once you do catch them, pet them, groom them, and turn him back out. Make the horse realize that halter does not always equal work. THEN you can back off treats/food as he realizes that being caught CAN be a pleasant experience. Food may seem like a short cut, but if it works, who cares??? You can work on training and dominance issues at the same time, so you can solve the root of the problem. But who wants to run around a big pasture after a horse who doesn't want to be caught??? Not me! My mare used to be very hard to catch. But now, all of my horses come to meet me at the gate now, and we do NOT feed them or treat them but every once in a while, or if we happen to come at feeding time. They're happy to be caught whether or not they get a food reward. It does work... [ 08-17-2007, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: luvs2ride79 ]
  10. how to thicken a mane?

    Keep it well conditioned in the summer. You can braid it to reduce breakage, just be sure to take it out at least once every week or two weeks to wash, condition, and re-braid. Bagging the tail can help if your horse will keep one in. Try giving her a 1/2 dose of hoof supplement and 1 cup of black oil sunflower seeds. The good stuff in hoof supplements is also good for hair growth. The Omegas in BOSS are really good for skin condition, which helps with hair growth. Start feeding it to her now and just keep things up through next summer to see if it makes a difference. ETA: I tried MTG, but it didn't make a difference on my mare. [ 08-15-2007, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: luvs2ride79 ]
  11. how to thicken a mane?

    Keep it well conditioned in the summer. You can braid it to reduce breakage, just be sure to take it out at least once every week or two weeks to wash, condition, and re-braid. Bagging the tail can help if your horse will keep one in. Try giving her a 1/2 dose of hoof supplement and 1 cup of black oil sunflower seeds. The good stuff in hoof supplements is also good for hair growth. The Omegas in BOSS are really good for skin condition, which helps with hair growth. Start feeding it to her now and just keep things up through next summer to see if it makes a difference. ETA: I tried MTG, but it didn't make a difference on my mare. [ 08-15-2007, 09:53 PM: Message edited by: luvs2ride79 ]
  12. Acidophilus

    If you want to get something just for horses, I have had good luck with both Probios (powder form) and Source Micronutrients.
  13. Acidophilus

    If you want to get something just for horses, I have had good luck with both Probios (powder form) and Source Micronutrients.
  14. What do I need? Help please!!!

    I agree, have your vet look at him to determine the cause of his stiffness. If it's arthrtis, then get a supplement that has Glucosamine, Yucca or MSM, Vitamin C, and Chondroitin (sp?). The Glucosamine helps stimulate synovial fluid (good fluid in the joints) and the Vitamin C helps it work better. Both Yucca and MSM are anti-inflamitories, which help reduce inflamation associated with arthritis. Chondroitin help rebuild healthy cartilidge. Just read the lables and find the one that has them all in it and in high amounts. You can buy pure MSM and pure Glucosamine if you can't find one with them all. http://www.valleyvet.com has a good selection of supplements. http://www.smartpakequine.com has good information on a lot of supplements, as well as compareson charts (I think).
  15. What do I need? Help please!!!

    I agree, have your vet look at him to determine the cause of his stiffness. If it's arthrtis, then get a supplement that has Glucosamine, Yucca or MSM, Vitamin C, and Chondroitin (sp?). The Glucosamine helps stimulate synovial fluid (good fluid in the joints) and the Vitamin C helps it work better. Both Yucca and MSM are anti-inflamitories, which help reduce inflamation associated with arthritis. Chondroitin help rebuild healthy cartilidge. Just read the lables and find the one that has them all in it and in high amounts. You can buy pure MSM and pure Glucosamine if you can't find one with them all. http://www.valleyvet.com has a good selection of supplements. http://www.smartpakequine.com has good information on a lot of supplements, as well as compareson charts (I think).