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  1. Lava

    That horse is SO post legged that she won't have the same sloping angles that a horse with correct leg conformation would, plain and simple. Yes, she appears clubby because she is so straight. The angle of the hoof and pastern is influenced by the angle of the shoulder and croup. Just look at that straight shoulder...that right there tells me that this is not a case of being club footed, its a case of poor conformation. I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut she's rough to ride. With these angles she will break down far faster than a horse with better conformation.
  2. 15 Year Old Arabian Gelding

    Where are you in western WA. I have a couple farriers that I can recommend....I'd offer to come trim for you, but am out with my leg in a cast for at least another 6 weeks. Whoever has been taking your money and "trimming" your critter has NO idea what they're doing. I've noticed that there are quite a few women around here that went to school near Seattle, and NONE of them can trim correctly.
  3. Show Halters

    Dark oil is in, and the preferred cut is congress, or, a halter with shorter cheek pieces with a good amount of silver. I show in a Circle Y, and the only other brand I'd own is a Kathy's. The halters you are looking are are good open level show halters, but in the breed ring in halter and showmanship the halters have to fit like a glove, and the BRs don't have an adjustment between the jowl and jaw adjustment. My show gelding takes a mare size halter even at 16.2hh and 1500lbs, so be aware the full measurements of the halter as well as your horse's size. Punching holes in the crown will drop your tips below the top of the jowl and look out of place. Good luck!
  4. Its That Time Of Year!

    I spent the last two days body clipping T!! I'm covered in horse hair.... That means...SHOW SEASON is HERE!
  5. Meet And Greet

    I'm Slip, aka Shayna... I've been a horse nut since I was a kid...I owned a saddle and tack before I got my first horse at 15. I am a tack addict who finds pride in owning high quality, true cowboy tack. I also bling out plain tack for my fellow barrel racers. I have been gaming, barrel racing, showing, and team penning since I was 12. I loved 4H and placed at state numerous times. I also ran junior and high school rodeo before graduating and going to college. I also attended the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School where I became certified as a Journeyman farrier and blacksmith. I still attend clinics and such but rarely shoe outside of my own, but I do help local vets with Navicular and founder cases. I'm one of those people who has an invisible illness. I am severely immunocompromised and have Addison's disease. I spend month after month inpatient fighting sytemic bacterial and yeast infections. Last year we found out that I have severe osteoperosis, and that I have numerous fractures throughout my body, including 5 in my spine that I'm still healing with the help of a new wonder drug, Forteo. I havent gotten to ride my 2 riding horses, Toby a paint stallion, and Jem, my first horse, a bay appaloosa mare in what seems like forever. I have taken to showing APHA breed shows due to the fact that riding breaks me at this point. T, my paint gelding is a huge boy who has multiple ROMs and we hope to earn his Superior this or next year...all of it depends on my health. My back feels better than it has in months, and I am hoping to ride Toby on a benefit trail ride at the end of February....the last time I rode was on Thanksgiving. I'm known for doing critiques here, as well as disappearing for weeks on end due to my health. I'm a brutally honest person, but very rarely do I ever bite. I tend to get along with all levels of riders since I can still remember being ignorant and naive, and if it wasn't for those willing to help me, I wouldn't be the well rounded horse(wo)man I am today
  6. I Met A Board Buddy!

    Eskie was the BEST hostess...horsey and humanwise!! I had a ball and wish we could have ridden and spent more time! I am just outside of Chehalis, WA...its going to take time getting used to the cold and wet again!
  7. Apha Critique

    Have a picture of her directly from the side? This one is at an angle and it skews her shoulder and hind end. Would be happy to give you a full critique with the right pics
  8. Texas People #4

    Sorry to hear about Rob, he is in my thoughts Hello my Texas buds...seems like its been forever since I've been here...things have been rough. Lost our home in October and I've been inpatient a majority of each month...if you can recall I've been fighting osteomyelitis in my spine. Hard to believe that we fought something that was never there for so long. Come to find out my bones are crushing under my own weight. The medication I am on to survive day to day have robbed my bones of all vitamin D and all calcium. Fractures have been found at Tll, L3-5, as well as both knees, both feet, both ankles, one wrist, and in one side of my jaw. I have never lived in such extreme pain before in my LIFE. I am currently on 175 mcg of Fentanyl, plenty enough to kill the average human...thank goodness I'm not average. Right? Horses are doing well, T is butterball fat, Toby and Jem are under blankies and enjoying themselves. I miss riding and handling horses, but until I'm not a break hazard I get to enjoy them from afar. I hope everyone is having a GREAT holiday season, and I hope to be more active on these boards again
  9. Help With All American Saddle?

    This is your typical "pony" or "kid" saddle. It's been marketed under many names and makers, and compared to most 12" Indian junk saddles isn't a bad little saddle. It's made of stamped decent leather, and sits on a tree that won't debilitate a horse. Simco had a saddle out nearly 15 years ago as did a branch of Hereford that mirrored this exact saddle. Some claim this saddle is made by American Saddlery, however I'm unable to verify if the maker of the "The American." That is NOT American Saddlery's trademark star/brand. Anyhow, that gem of a pony saddle fetches anywhere from $2-350.00 and would be a great little starter saddle for lessons and such for kids. A super petite short legged adult may get some use out of it, but without beefier stirrup leathers and bigger stirrups, it wouldn't be a great fit.
  10. Stallion Owners I Have A Question

    I own a coming 9 year old stud, he has about 20 foals on the ground total. He is a riding horse first, breeding horse somewhere wayyyyyy down on the list. Foremost, Toby's rule's never change. He is not allowed to talk to any mares, or horses for that matter while in the presence of people (on a halter, in a trailer, walking through a get it). He is not allowed to drop while under saddle, or while being schooled in a "regular" halter. Now, when I bring out the halter complete with a fit stud chain, different rules apply. He is not allowed to approach mares at breeding time screaming, we approach, I give him the cue that he is allowed to approach the mare, and one thing that I teach ALL breeding stallions that ever pass through my barn, is that at ANY time I can ask him to stop, and walk away from a breeding situation. When it comes to the first breeding of the year, he gets ridden, breeds, then we ride again. Somehow I like to think it instills that work is more important than breeding, but alas, I know in his mind, he is minding me under saddle, and fighting raging stallion hormones when it comes to behaving when it comes to breeding. He IS a stallion. I never forget that. He is senstive, and lives a life of solitude for the majority of his days. He is sensitive, and will make mistakes. In a perfect horse world he'd have his own herd, and run with his own foals, and be under the guidance of some amazing alpha mare...unfortunately I can't give him that. But I do give him a job. He eats up trails and is a pleasure to train. I find that stallions with JOBS behave more openly and respect deeply. Afterall, its that alpha mare who runs the herd and rarely takes an ear off her stallion. Do the aware, give respect, give rules. It truly comes down to give and take, and trial and error in a horse's world. If a stallion offers a behavior you don't want, lay down a rule. Be consistent, don't be confusing. Its a harsh reality that stallions have more testicular tissue than actual brain tissue...never forget that.
  11. Crushed Hoof?! Please Help (More Pics!)

    I wouldn't wrap it. It'd end up creating pressure on top of the coronet band, which honestly, is best left open to drain over these next few days. The crack will grow wider as it grows downward, and eventually he may lose part of his heel. Have no fear, it'll grow back, and blow outs rarely if ever cause lameness after they break through at the coronet band. It'll be an unsightly mark, nothing more. More than likely your horse "gravelled." Something as small as a grain of sand entered at the white line, and over time travelled upward through the laminae of the hoof. This is where the abscess begins as the body attacks the foreign body, and finally it breaks out at the coronet band. Now, if your horse had a gaping hole in the bottom of his sole as if he broke out in a solar abscess, I'd suggest soaking, packing, and wrapping, but since you're at the end of a process here, soak, to aid in debridement and to allow any further drainage, and I ensure you your horse's future soundness won't be affected.
  12. Crushed Hoof?! Please Help (More Pics!)

    Definitely a blown out abscess. I'd pass on the antibiotics, as we are limited to what we give horses, and why risk resistance. Most blow outs relieve the internal pressure of the abscess and the pain, and therefore don't need to be treated with oral or IM antibiotics. An anti-inflammatory would actually be best suited, but I guarantee that your warm epsom salt soaks on top of time will be the best course of treatment, leading to soundness.
  13. White Spots On Withers.

    More than likely the saddle that left huge dry areas caused the destruction of the cells that give hair color. The pressure and friction of an ill fitting saddle cause these cells to die, leaving the new hair to come in white. If the damage was done over the summer, it could easily take until the winter coat develops before the spots/white hair would appear.
  14. 2003 Apha Mare

    I need a full on side shot and I'll get you a critique )