dixieangel02

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  1. Aqha Folks, A Bloodline Question...

    hancock bred horses are Cow horses mainly used for roping and working cattle i do know that much about that blood line i have a hancock horse myself they are awesome!!
  2. Critique?

    he is a little sloppy in his pasturns but proper shoeing work can help that out...other wise he looks like a good horse i love his hip!!! nice sloping shoulder...you are leaning up a little to much when your riding just posture is all....and your foot is a little to far in the stirrup for me sometimes its personal prefernece but i have seen alot of riding accidents and ppl breaking thier foot or knee from having thier foot to far in a set of break away stirrups are always a good investment
  3. Aqha Folks, A Bloodline Question...

    hhhmmmm i have never really heard of a Rondo i mean just cause we aint heard of it dont mean its not a good horse.....yea appendix horses have more thourobred in them and tend to be alot leaner and taller i would really look into it before i lept into it...there is a website called all breed database query....lets you see horses pediggres without a member ship or anything like that as long as they are registered obviously LOL
  4. Balance?

    riding bareback is one great way and if its your horse having trouble you can try a tie-down when you ride....it works wonders on my mare and i try and ride each horse bareback once a week
  5. Cotton Vs. Leather Reins

    either is fine but i preffer cotton...they are much easier on your hands and easier to handle than leather reins
  6. I Have A New Horse

    thats great!! cant wait to see pics of him!! thats a pretty good line of blood right there!!!
  7. Third Time In Past 2 Yrs!

    Ok....Im just needing to purley vent!!! and any encouragement would be appreciated greatley!!! My 6yr old paint QH has beeninjured for the third time in the past 2yrs..She has proven herself in Barrel racing her whole life runnin consecutive 14 flats...and a few points in reigining. I have raised her from a weanling trained her done everything myself with her. she is like my KID lol. But in feb of 07 she was caught in a fence and mangled both of her back legs down to nothing but raw meat. pulling two ligaments and one tendon...so for 8 months she was bandaged and kept up in a stall. i had just started conditioning her again and she coliced and had a large intestine compaction!!! SURGERY!!! that was another forever and a day. I started riding her again in the late spring this yr doing great! running barrels again. I moved back to NC got engaged going to rodeos all the time what- not then i went to check on them one morning and ill be danged if she didnt have a flap of skin hanging from her leg six inches long and four inches wide!!! What had happened is she racked that old scar tissue on some wire or something at this new pasture we leased and it brought the whole piece of skin...this has been about three weeks ago. luckily there was no damage to the tnedons or nervs or anything like that just skin. We had to have the flap taken off so we are having to grow all new skin on that leg. It sux!! He is claiming its gonna be 60 more days before i can ride her!! i have another filly that i have been working with but its not the same as her...I feel like its my falt that she is getting hurt like this all the time...I have spent thousands to rebiuld our fences...barns...trailers to be modified for her and she stays bound up all the freakin time!! im so frustrated i have been out of the barrel circut for forever because she cant run yea i know that i can buy another barrel horse but i dont run unless she does!!!! but thanx for reading and listening to my whinning and pissin and moanin...
  8. Third Time In Past 2 Yrs!

    OK to clear up any FACTORS in my mares situation.... She is in high tensle wire (no bob-wire wat so ever) electric...wat happened the first time is one of my other mares pinned her and she flipped herself over one fence and into out Paddocks fence which she got her back legs into...if it would have been bob-wire she would have been dead.... you can see the pic of it on my myspace www/myspace.com/thaweaver She was kept with other horses which is why she had gotten hurt we have come to find out that keeping her apart from other horses is the easiest thing we can do... I have been around horses my whole life i may only be 20 but i do know alot about horses not everything no one can ever know everything about an animal but i do know alot.....i would never ever put a horse of mine or anyone elses in danger....But the field that we have leased now was a last resort situation...we brought horses over from TN and had to have a place quick and its closer to our home than our barn so i moved my barrel mare there (the one in question) and she was injured is that clear enough
  9. Third Time In Past 2 Yrs!

    thanx...LOL yea i have thought about a bubble wrap LOL....yea she is very accident prone but it dont help me out any i still feel bad about it all every horse owner does when thier horse is chronicly hurt LOL
  10. Best Way To Get Horse Back In Shape

    the same thing has happened to me three times in the past 2yrs...with my barrel mare i at first started taking her for SLOW trrail rides for fifteen twenty minutes a day working our way up to an hour or so. then i started to do arena work with her...loping turning doing simple manuvers....figure eights....turn backs...lead changes....Then when i thought she was ready which was about a month later i brought out the barrels and would walk, jog, lope around them for about a week i done that then once a week i would work her tequnique on other days and teaching her other things...then after about two weeks of that i started doing her like i did before she got hurt Rodeos every weekend and trail rides....barrel work at home it just takes time to get a horse back in shape it took my mare two months to get back to it but its worth taking the extra time in the long run
  11. Help Horse Swollen Sheath

    I have a Belgian that does the same thing....His bean is huge!!! We have tried and tried to get rid of it BUT....We got him from a man that didnt take care of him when we got him his sheath was the size of a dam volleyball no joke! he still stays swollen but its not nearly as big we have to clean him once a week. i found that with him if i use soap then it makes him worse!!! we have to use plain water and clean him WELL. I hope everything works out well for ya
  12. So There's This Horse...

    Some horses can have several traumatic things happen to them and make it thru fine like my mare herself...But with that type of thing if he has done it once before and hte horse is in this much pain and misery the best thing for the horse is to be put down . It is sad and the owners may have went about it the wrong way and should have known better than to let someone do that to thier horse...But its thier horse and they can do whatever with it (seein its not cruel) but to me it sounds like they are doing the right thing for the horse
  13. Infection? Cut On Cannon Bone?

    if there is white foamy stuff then you may have a puncture wound somwhere...that is life threatining....i would suggest you go to the vet right away!! and the puss is an obvious infection..
  14. Me And Buttercups Fastest Run

    **** that was a killer run my mare was running a 14 flat before she was injured in 07...now she is running a 14.3 but you guys looks great i loved the way she came flyin around those barrels she is a nice horse
  15. I Need Some Serious Help!

    OK I HAVE LOST M Y BARREL MARES BREEDERS CERTIFICATE TO GET HER REGISTERED.....I KNOW WHERE HER DAM IS BUT IF ANYONE HAS EVER HEARD OF AN APHA REGISTERED STUD NAMED JP JUST PERFECT PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND HOW I CAN CONTACT THE OWNERS I THIS IS A LONG SHOT BUT IM DESPERATE!!! I LIVE IN NC..BUT HE IS A SHOW HORSE...HAS TWO EYED JACK ON PAPERS!! I FOUND HIM IN THE ALL BREED QUERY WEBSITE BUT ONLY SHOWS HIS PEDIGREE I NEED MORE THAN THAT I NEED AN OWNERS NAME OR SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP ME FIND THIS STUD!!!
  16. Practice Today *videos*

    you guys looked good. its not all about speed at first or any of the time really..its about how you know your horse and your knowledge of riding horses. I have seen these girls get out there that think all they have to do is get on and hold on they are so so wrong!! keep up the good work