Nikki Livermore

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  1. The Benefits Of Lunging Your Horse

    The Benefits of Lunging Your Horse by Charles Wilhelm Question: Why is it important that I lunge my horse? I would also like to understand the essentials of this exercise. Answer: This is a question that I have been asked many times but it remains a good question. This time, I?d like to answer it from a different perspective. I just saw something on Facebook about someone who never lunges but just gets on and rides and has done this since the horse was a colt. This may be fine for this person and this particular horse, but for most people, lunging is a very important tool for working with a horse ... Read more here >>
  2. Is There A Phone App For Horse City?

    I haven't tried with my personal iPhone but I will tonight when I get home and have wifi (there's no wireless here at the office). I have no other way to test it or any answers. Sorry!
  3. Is There A Phone App For Horse City?

    The forums are currently on third party software called IP.Board version 3.1.4 I do not know when/if we will upgrade. It's my understanding that the newest iPhone app requires Requires IP.Board 3.3.2+ - I think it's $1.99 This is a link but it's doubtful it will be usable based on that requirement: As QH_LV_R says, there may be a free one that works okay with our version of the software. As far as posting pics goes, unless you can put in the code to manually embed an image url I don't think you can post a pic. It's not exactly seamless on a computer so it surely won't be on a phone. It's too bad it's not.
  4. Feeds For Southern Washington

    I moved this topic to Horse Health in hopes that it might get the advice you are seeking.
  5. I Have To Ask For Help On This

    Maybe work with him on the ground with exercises that show him how sensitive a horse is to our emotions, actions and touch? He might better understand how riding effects them even moreso after a few lessons with that? A simple thing like moving the shoulders from the ground, or haunches or making the horse back up (in a safe place of course) can all help him understand how effective a human can be with a horse. It's not all about galloping off into the sunset ... WE know that but he needs to learn now. He's made a commitment to learn but he has to keep an open mind too. He's directly effecting an animal with a great deal of sensitivity. Could you do various saddle stretching exercises too? Riding with one arm behind his back. Stretching to one side with the opposite hand to touch his toes. And so on ... It might seem "so simple" but actually can be hard for some adults that don't use those muscles often. If he's a visual learner is there someone that could ride another horse at the same time and show him how the exercises are done and have you on the ground explaining? It might work? good luck!
  6. Cruelty Exposed, Walking Horses, Big Lick

    ^^ great article, thanks for posting that. It's interesting that so many organizations are now involved. This quote really said it for my thoughts: "A lot of the owners can't be that dumb to know there's not something wrong when [a horse] walks like that. A horse will not walk on his hind legs unless he's sore. That's just common sense."
  7. Add Your Ride To The Event Calendar!

    If you have a ride planned (or anything else horsie like an auction, show, tack sale, etc) please add them to our event calendar: In the green bar click "add event" and fill out the form. They usually go up in 2-3 business days.
  8. Poor Management At The Lazy J

    I think we've all had our fill of the Lazy J topic. I'm closing this.
  9. Need To Replace My Dansko Paddock Boots :(

    I had 3 pair of Danskos because I heard they were stopping production ... sadly they all wore out. But my replacement that I've been happy with is Blundstone. I only wear the "pull on" kind (hate lace up because of my wide foot with high instep). I had to go a size bigger than the Dansko but I'm in love with them! I have 3 pair of Fat Baby's but would rather not ride in them just like you. Good luck!
  10. Nikki - H C Contest Problem

    If I win I promise I'll share with you!
  11. Why Do You Suppose...

    But since I found such a great deal on the Devoucoux this what I'm saving up for next. For the "real" rides.
  12. Nikki - H C Contest Problem

    It's an Internet Explorer issue ... you'll need to update IE or try Firefox or Chrome. There are so many browser versions in the world now we can't meet every need. Sorry!
  13. Why Do You Suppose...

    You are welcome to try it if you like psmitty! You know where to find it.
  14. Why Do You Suppose...

    I have a Devoucoux Chiberta monoflap. I find it to be the most correctly balanced and comfortable saddle I've ever owned. I do flatwork in it as well as all my jumping work. This is what it looks like (pic is from Eventing Nation) And this is it with me and my horse - you can see the short girth there. In this case I was using a synthetic "stretchy" one. I have a leather short girth for it and I also have two short brown fuzzy ones (for summer).
  15. Why Do You Suppose...

    What?!!?! You mean I'm not "cool" in my monoflap? I could are less what is popular. It fits me and fits the horse. I LOVE mine!
  16. Picking Up The Correct Lead...

    This is a great article: Canter on the Correct Lead Every Time! >> I always have to remind myself to be really obvious with my legs in my asking, mostly because I am sooooo short! Good luck! I hope that helps.
  17. Apple Iphone

    I was die-hard anti-smart phone because I'm always on a computer and felt like it would be a waste of money ... then my horse and I fell into water and my cheapo free phone went swimming. I dragged my feet and bought an iPhone 4 (refurbished) anyway and I'm VERY happy I did! I got the Otterbox and insurance in case we have another desire to go swimming. I'm a big fan of refurbished stuff and I've never had any issues - computers, TVs, phones, etc. Now I'm completely addicted to Instagram.
  18. Ranch Kids Wanted For Essay Contest

    RANCH KIDS WANTED! WRCA presents YOUTH in Ranching at the 17th World Championship Ranch Rodeo! Here are the particulars:?DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15TH.??? Essays must be written by a child whose family is involved in horse or cattle ranching, and the essays must be in the CHILD'S OWN WORDS (parents can assist the younger children).? Essays must be no longer than 300 words. Include three to four photos that will not be returned.? Select one of the topics from the list below: Age Groups ? 5-8 years old I want to be a cowboy (or cowgirl) because: I call my horse ______________, and here's what I like about him: My favorite thing to do on the ranch is: When I grow up... 9-13 years old My first day in the brandin' pen... My hero is: My favorite thing to do on the ranch is: My most memorable challenge or adventure growing up on the ranch has been: Tell us about your horse: What is the most difficult thing to do on the ranch? 14-17 years old My responsibilities on the ranch are: A day on the ranch begins... I will preserve the heritage and lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy in the future by: My parents instilled in me... My work ethic is... The ranch is an isolated location.? How do you balance working and living on the ranch with other aspects of life, like school and friendships? I am the _______ generation to work on the ranch.? Here's what that legacy means to me: What is the most difficult thing to do on the ranch? What are your future plans? The deadline is October 15th --- if you?want to tell your story and would like more information please contact the WRCA Office (806) 374-9722 or email Look forward to hearing your stories ... now is your time to ride! Working Ranch Cowboys Association Good luck everyone!
  19. Tredstep Boots?

    They are introducing some new things for Fall: Very nice looking boots!
  20. Photo Of Olympic Rings Jump Insert I Built This Week.

    Cool! Does it stand up on it's own? Should we expect your name in the list for the next Olympics?
  21. The Making Of A Musical Freestyle

    The making of the London 2012 freestyle for Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein and Digby Some parts might make you a little "chair sick"
  22. National Joke Day

    Q: Why can't horses dance? A: Because they have 2 left feet. Q: When do vampires like horse racing? A: When it's neck and neck. Q: What does it mean if you find a horse shoe? A: Some poor horse is walking around in his socks. Q: How long should a horse's legs be? A: Long enough to reach the ground. Q: What is the best type of story to tell a runaway horse? A: A tale of WHOA MY HORSE My horse is brown his teeth are white, he has a long tail, he's quite a sight. He eats grass all day, he lets out a neigh to say he's okay. I curry him down to make him bright, he lets out a toot and I die of fright!
  23. National Joke Day

    One day a man passed by a farm and saw a beautiful horse. Hoping to buy the animal, he said to the farmer: "I think your horse looks pretty good, so I'll give you $500 for him." "He doesn't look so good, and he's not for sale," the farmer said. The man insisted, "I think he looks just fine and I'll up the price to $1,000." "He doesn't look so good," the farmer said, "but if you want him that much, he's yours." The next day the man came back raging mad. He went up to the farmer and screamed, "You sold me a blind horse. You cheated me!" The farmer calmly replied, "I told you he didn't look so good, didn't I?"
  24. Hc Or My Computer?

    Firefox is currently on 14.xx for Mac. I have no idea what it is for a PC. You'll have to go to their site to check for updates. Don't ever download weird files unless you know what you are clicking on. There is no reason to download a file called index.php from ANY site. Something is clearly an issue with your current browser. If it's fishy then quitting your browser and re-opening the site is probably best.
  25. Hc Or My Computer?

    I have a really old version of Firefox (3.6.9) on one computer that has this issue. It's not upgradable so it constantly has Java and Flash issues. My other computer (upgraded and up to date) does not have the issue at all in Firefox.