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  1. Photos Needed!

    Hello all! I'm an equine artist and I'm looking into doing horse portraits at some point. Problem is, I don't have any recent samples! I was hoping I could get a few photos to draw from to be able to use for advertising purposes. The original photo will be shown alongside the drawing, so please make sure you own the rights to the photo! The portraits I draw from these photos will NOT be sold, however, I can offer a scanned copy to photo volunteers, or can discuss shipping if you desperately want a copy. Thank you in advance for your help!
  2. Photos Needed!

    Hello all! I'm an equine artist and I'm looking into doing horse portraits at some point. Problem is, I don't have any recent samples! I was hoping I could get a few photos to draw from to be able to use for advertising purposes. The original photo will be shown alongside the drawing, so please make sure you own the rights to the photo! The portraits I draw from these photos will NOT be sold, however, I can offer a scanned copy to photo volunteers, or can discuss shipping if you desperately want a copy. Thank you in advance for your help!
  3. Gate Jumping Competition

    the winning pair makes sense, i think the rider is a jockey (steeplechase perhaps?) really fun to watch. love the little white horse!
  4. Calling All Pros...

    Local tack shops? Does your area or state have a horsey webpage where people can advertise for free? Craigslist? I don't have much experience, but those are the places I'd try to advertise anything!
  5. On The Hunt

    a free lease is a great idea! unless you're buying to resell, a free lease is basically a free horse for as many years as you & its owner want. AND, there's a better chance that the horse is legit. a lot of free leases are nice horses whose owners want to keep them instead of selling, which is a good sign :)
  6. Back In The Saddle!

    I totally feel you on the fear thing. I had some really bad jumping experiences and am just now, over 10 years later, comfortable doing 2' courses and a little higher on horses I really trust! What helped me get over it was just jumping little things on horses I trust over and over until I was sick of it and was ASKING to go higher. If getting left behind is a big fear of yours, try approaching the jump in a solid two-point with mane in hand, so that you can just stay there. If the horse jumps early, guess what? You're ready for it!
  7. Giving Up On My Lease Already?

    i was riding a horse for free and still couldn't get myself to keep riding him. i kind of went through the same thing, he was super fancy and pretty but not worth it to me. he was overall alright but had a really obnoxious spooking habit that i just didn't want to deal with. if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. glad you've made up your mind, i think it's the best decision based on what you said :)
  8. Straighteners

    i swear by this: http://www.conair.com/infiniti-by-conair-instant-heat-ceramic-2-straightener-p-71-1_73_12.html although i think i have an older version of it (but it looks the same). amazon & walmart have it for around $30. anyway, i have super thick hair (both a lot of it and really thick strands), and this is the ONLY straightener i've used that both works and doesn't make it feel really damaged (even chis make it feel awful). eta: jump over water (sorry, too lazy to quote), did you mean you wanted your hair to be straight as in not curling out at the bottom? make sure that when you straighten, you bring the straightener in the direction you want your hair to go (like kind of curl it under). if your hair tends to curl out like that, straighten it inwards more strongly. also, you may have to get some kind of product to texturize your hair and kind of 'thicken it up' so that it will hold straight.
  9. Flash Nosebands

    i agree with moving the noseband up 2 holes, but i think the bit is fine. i see a little wrinkle, and i prefer a slightly lower bit to a really tight one. i think the "daylight" is not really from the noseband being too loose, but from it being stiff?
  10. Hunter Seat?

    I might have misunderstood, but I think the OP wants to know what hunters in general are and just found that video as as search for hunter seat because that's what it tends to be called in the open show world. IF this is the case, I don't have time for a long explanation right now, but maybe someone can take it from here
  11. Tips On Ground Training

    i don't know a ton about bits, but i'm pretty sure i saw someone post this on another board on HC and it seemed to make sense to me. but someone correct me if i'm wrong, because i really have no idea what i'm talking about. i think they had said that the horses might like the kimberwicke better due to the mouthpiece. because the mouthpiece is typically ported, it takes some pressure off the tongue? if you're using regular single jointed snaffles, it may be uncomfortable. i believe the poster suggested using a french link instead. maybe this is why the horses seem to prefer one bit over the other?
  12. i love these. but what i really want to see is like, side by side helmet cam and regular cam so you can see how it looks from both angles!
  13. Wording An Ad

    i don't have advice, but BEST NAME EVER
  14. Bobby's Going Out Of Business...

    ah that's too bad! i guess i'll never get those replacement reins for my bridle...
  15. I think when jumping smaller jumps or learning how to jump, a lot of trainers will say look past it as a way of making the person pretend the jump isn't there. Sometimes people get too focused on the jump and worry, jump ahead, nitpick, etc.