lopin_QH

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  1. the things non-horsey people say...

    quote: Originally posted by Splash Man's Mama: quote: - posted 07-11-2008 11:37 PM Profile for Live_To_Ride Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote "So when is your next horse race?" [Duh]People are so stupid sometimes... Ive had that so many times! Same here, and I always get the 'I don't like those things'[fly masks, which they've never seen before besides when they peak over at me looking at (usually) a smartpak catalog]. 'Cause you know I blind my horse. But I like when you have guys that try to pretend that they know all about horses and are like, "My horse just had a pony a few weeks ago"
  2. lesson barns in northern va?

    You have a PM!
  3. Fake tails in the show pen-Opinions please.

    Well, what I think is disgusting is how people judge your skill as a horseman due to a lack of a pound of hair. Honestly, I don't have anything against people that use fake tails, what peeves me off is the judges and competitors that think that because you don?t use one, you don't give a crud enough about showing and turn out. I guess I'm less of a horseman because I'm obviously too lazy to buy an expensive hair piece just so I follow a fad. [ 05-31-2008, 07:57 PM: Message edited by: lopin_QH ]
  4. Fake tails in the show pen-Opinions please.

    quote: Originally posted by ozland: I can only wish the REST of the breed associations had the same integrity, instead of one silly fad after another. Amen! [Ok, this is going to sound like yelling, but it's not.] Personally, I think it's totally idiotic that you HAVE to have a fake tail so you can even place in a big show. I mean, it's not required in the AQHA or APHA rule book, so why would any judge refuse to look at you because you don't a. like the look of a fake tail, b. would rather spend the $100+ on something(IMO) more important for your horse, and/or c. just don't want one? Aren't (some) horses trying to whip the tail around to get it off, some shortening stride so their legs don't hit it, and getting it stuck between it's legs just as distracting as a long mane blowing around in a class? (and I do understand that if you show with a long mane, it is much more appealing to but products on it to keep it from sticking up and moving around too much) Why would someone assume that you're too lazy, or that if you can show with the big boys you can afford a $100+ tail(same goes for banding & so-called "laziness" for not doing it)? I mean, if your horse is otherwise perfectly groomed, taken care of, and decked out in silver show tack then why does it matter? I just don't understand it. It's a fad, not something that?s required. I mean, on the show board I've seen people rather rudely inform other members that it's like a law that you have to have a fake tail and a short banded mane or you'll be shunned by everyone. I mean, I really don't care if you band and have a fake tail on a horse, I mean seriously, good for you. Some horses look good in that stuff. If you like that, then fine, more power to ya, but why look down on me because I want my horse to look natural? She looks great that way. We've won and lost to people with bands and fake tails. But anyways, her mane will stay long for shows, whether people like it or not! *steps off soap-box*
  5. dying legs black

    I've never known anyone to dye their horse, but some people use this on them. It's supposed to work pretty well, I think some people on here use it on their bays to touch up the black points on the legs.
  6. dying legs black

    I've never known anyone to dye their horse, but some people use this on them. It's supposed to work pretty well, I think some people on here use it on their bays to touch up the black points on the legs.
  7. Outfit Critique?

    The SMS is ok with me. I agree with the matching colored chaps for HMS. The pink itself doesn't bother me, in my opinion, it doesn't match. I think it'd look better with a grey coat, but then again, I love the look of grey hunt coats!
  8. Outfit Critique?

    The SMS is ok with me. I agree with the matching colored chaps for HMS. The pink itself doesn't bother me, in my opinion, it doesn't match. I think it'd look better with a grey coat, but then again, I love the look of grey hunt coats!
  9. Show Pictures

    quote: Originally posted by Entourage: Just a tip, for the halter class the chain should be over her nose. I believe that's the "correct" way to present them but I am just going off what I have seen in APHA and AQHA classes! She is an adorable little mare! Actually Entourage, she does have it done correctly!
  10. Today at a local Paint show...

    And remember, if you to a breed show and get a few classes on tape of horses that really are four beating and such and winning (and if you're unfamiliar with stock horses, you could probably PM some of the people who show at higher levels to see if it is improper movement), most of the big associations would probably be very happy for the help with taking away judging cards! (I'll repeat this again ) Everyone, please remember not all judges and competitors at the local breed shows abide by the rules! [ 04-29-2008, 07:07 PM: Message edited by: lopin_QH ]
  11. Today at a local Paint show...

    And remember, if you to a breed show and get a few classes on tape of horses that really are four beating and such and winning (and if you're unfamiliar with stock horses, you could probably PM some of the people who show at higher levels to see if it is improper movement), most of the big associations would probably be very happy for the help with taking away judging cards! (I'll repeat this again ) Everyone, please remember not all judges and competitors at the local breed shows abide by the rules! [ 04-29-2008, 07:07 PM: Message edited by: lopin_QH ]
  12. bit questions..shank length and transition bits

    Thanks RT! I went a bit brain dead last night, and after I turned my computer off, I started thinking, "aren?t the cheeks the purchase plus shanks, not the cheeks plus purchase equals shanks?" Yeah, common sense, but obviously that eluded me last night! I'm great at making my posts look like I know absolutely nothing, but oh well. But if I do decide to put her in a bosal, I'll most definitely by the books and talk to a few of the trainers around here that use them! I went ahead and bought the third bit, but am going to shop around a bit more and see if I find any others that I'd think'd be good! Thanks again!
  13. bit questions..shank length and transition bits

    Thanks RT! I went a bit brain dead last night, and after I turned my computer off, I started thinking, "aren?t the cheeks the purchase plus shanks, not the cheeks plus purchase equals shanks?" Yeah, common sense, but obviously that eluded me last night! I'm great at making my posts look like I know absolutely nothing, but oh well. But if I do decide to put her in a bosal, I'll most definitely by the books and talk to a few of the trainers around here that use them! I went ahead and bought the third bit, but am going to shop around a bit more and see if I find any others that I'd think'd be good! Thanks again!
  14. So, I was thinking ahead into my filly's training into her transition into the curb. I'm about to place an order for some other stuff online, and got looking at the bits. I noticed that the site had a myler-like bit (but with a smaller price tag, which I was looking for), which many on the board have recommended as a transition bit. There is also another bit, which is similar. The only thing that I'm unsure about is the length of the shanks. Bit A has 8' shanks Bit B has 7.5' shanks. Now, won't claim that I know a lot about bits, but to me, both shank lengths sound too long for a transition bit, but like I said, I know little about bits. Don?t longer shanks generally equal more severity? Currently, she's in a loose-ring snaffle. I plan to then put her in a bosal. I have a jointed curb with either 5' or 5.5' shanks that I may put her in, but I don't like it too much for some reason, and I know many other people don't like them either. I'm leaning this bit. I've looked at Reinsman bits before, and they seem to be of excellent quality and on a lot of the other transition bit threads, people liked jr. cowhorses, which are similar to this. It costs more and probably wouldn't get much any after my filly, but I'd be wiling to suck it up and buy it. So what's your thoughts? Do you like any of the three?
  15. bit questions..shank length and transition bits

    So, I was thinking ahead into my filly's training into her transition into the curb. I'm about to place an order for some other stuff online, and got looking at the bits. I noticed that the site had a myler-like bit (but with a smaller price tag, which I was looking for), which many on the board have recommended as a transition bit. There is also another bit, which is similar. The only thing that I'm unsure about is the length of the shanks. Bit A has 8' shanks Bit B has 7.5' shanks. Now, won't claim that I know a lot about bits, but to me, both shank lengths sound too long for a transition bit, but like I said, I know little about bits. Don?t longer shanks generally equal more severity? Currently, she's in a loose-ring snaffle. I plan to then put her in a bosal. I have a jointed curb with either 5' or 5.5' shanks that I may put her in, but I don't like it too much for some reason, and I know many other people don't like them either. I'm leaning this bit. I've looked at Reinsman bits before, and they seem to be of excellent quality and on a lot of the other transition bit threads, people liked jr. cowhorses, which are similar to this. It costs more and probably wouldn't get much any after my filly, but I'd be wiling to suck it up and buy it. So what's your thoughts? Do you like any of the three?