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  1. Putting Paint On Horse During Hunting Season

    Go to the craft store and buy a little bottle of acrylic craft paint. I have used it before on animals. It doesn't come right off, but it wears off pretty quickly and its non-toxic. I used acrylic paint to decorate my steer for an FFA show once. I gave him a bath after the show, most of the paint came off with soap & water, and the rest didn't last a week. It wasn't really noticable unless you were up close and looking either. Plus cows have longer hair than horses.
  2. California To Mt. Vernon Washington

    I'd stay off 101 too. Its just as windy, hilly and narrow in California. But if you do end up wanting to hit the California coast north of San Fran, there are some great places. PM me if you'd like more info on them.
  3. BCHC Redwood Unit's Half A$$ Flat Ride

    There is a beach ride on sunday! *wink*
  4. BCHC Redwood Unit's Half A$$ Flat Ride

    Anyone interested?
  5. The 2008 Half A$$ Flat Ride is coming up, June 27-29. We have received many complements on this ride in Capetown, CA. We lead rides along the beach and other rides climb hills, to get great views of the Pacific Ocean from atop the grassy bluffs. We have a big raffle, enjoy a tasty dinner of Tri-Tip and local oysters, and dance to a Country Western Band on Saturday night. All meals and a T-shirt included. Friday: camp set up, dinner, and jam session. Saturday: short, medium, and long rides, all rides meet for lunch camp, ride back to main camp, raffle, The Roadmasters (tenative at this point) will play live, and bonfire. Sunday: short ride to the beach, and break up camp. This is our annual fundraiser, but it is only $125 to attend! If you are interested in attending, please contact Carole or Darrel Polasek at(707) 786-9637 or! I will try to get a link up to the sign up form ASAP! Here's a link to our photo album from past years: Photo Album You can also visit our website ! *edited to add more stuff & fix some too! [ 05-22-2008, 01:27 AM: Message edited by: brennaluet ]
  6. Saddles?

    Unfortunately you get what you pay for in trail saddles. I'd reccomend borrowing one from a friend until your hubby decides he's into trail riding for sure, then buy him something nice.
  7. Group Riding - Horse Manners Problem

    It sounds like your horse is resorting to normal herd behavior, like it would when turned loose in the pasture. It seems to me that she is still trying to figure out the rules of group trail rides. You need to work with her to teach her the rules. She is getting easily excited by the new surroundings and not minding you. I personally would take out only a few horses at a time, and just spend the whole time working with your horses, getting them use to trail riding and figuring out what is expected (like obedience and trail manners). Hours in the saddle will usually make a great trail horse, unless there is something else going on. Your horse probably didn't do dressage perfectly the first few times either. Also, a good way for a horse to learn the drill, is to go for rides with experienced trail horses, your horse will take mood cues from the other trail horses.
  8. Women packing guns. Why does it bother some men?

    That happened to my brother. He was riding his motorcycle and carrying. He had a permit for it, but as he reached back to grab his wallet to hand the guy his permit, license and registration, both officers saw the gun and freaked! They both pointed their guns at him and were yelling, "don't move!" It all got worked out in the end, but how do you tell an officer you have a gun in the first two seconds without sounding like a psycho? lol
  9. What's on your computer desktop?

    I have this on my desktop, for the moment...
  10. Saddle Question

    Usually, if you can identify the model number, you can call the manufacturer and find out the specs on your saddle. Hope that helps a bit!
  11. Right To Ride Bill

    I believe they have renamed this bill the Preservation of Our Equine Heritage Act or something similar. Definitely something worth getting worked up over. People against it are hikers, government agencies who don't want to spend funds on maintaining trails in public parks, and people who think that equestrians damage nature by going into it. Pretty lame if you ask me.
  12. I agree, I would never want to do it myself, but should the situation arise and it is needed I would shoot my horse to keep them from suffering. My husband already said he'd do it if its needed. He says its cheaper than the vet at 25 cents a bullet, lol. We had a situation where I wsa working my in-laws horse and it broke its leg. Luckily my husband was there. He called the in-laws to ask for permission to shoot it, but they wanted to wait for the vet, who showed up an hour and a half later. The poor horse had to wait all that time, she was in pain but was remarkably calm (fortunately). I would've rather it was shot, instead of her suffering the whole time. Luckily my in-laws had a backhoe at their place and a spot to bury the horse.
  13. Horses don't like my farrier?

    Could just be that your horse is not used to a stranger handling their feet. Try having your friends (friends are cheaper than the farrier) come over and play with their feet. This could totally be a trust and inexperience issue. Once you horse figures out other people will pick up their feet and not kill them, they might take better to it.
  14. MODS!!!.... Question For Yah

    The only way to prevent picture theft (by clicking and copying) would be by putting them in a flash slideshow format, but someone could still screenshot the photos and crop them. Basically if the photos are on the net, they can be stolen. I am sure the thiefs would be a lot less likely to steal pics that had those annoying copyright watermarks across them. Hope that answers some questions.
  15. Long Ride

    Below is the link for the Backcountry Horsemen of Oregon. I am a member of the California affiliate. Members of this organization are great sources of information when it comes to local trails. Check out the Chapter Locations link, and find some people in the are you want to visit, then proceed to pick their brains! lol