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  1. New Horse.. Curious About His Pedigree

    Thanks guys! Good to know :) So true! lol! He doesn't get very much, maybe 5 minutes once a week or so lol. He's starting to lose some of that weight though! 14.1, maybe 14.2hh. He is very short, which is what we were looking for for my mom, short and slow. He's pretty much the same way, seems like he was born broke.. A little dead sided(which after watching the way his previous owner rode him is NOT surprising), but a very calm & quiet horse!
  2. Favourite Horse Quotes/sayings?

    I love them! Still undecided on which to pick... but I like 'em!
  3. New Horse.. Curious About His Pedigree

    Thanks :) That's good to know! Pics? Of course! Excuse his 'liney' coat in the first one... my mom decided to clip him b/c he was sweating and not shedding very quickly.. and she didn't make it look too pretty! lol He's kind of chubby, and not well muscled, but these pics were from about 2 weeks after we got him :) Barn name Jester, and he fits the name PERFECTLY, such a monkey:) If anyone else has anything to say about his pedigree, or looks, comment
  4. Hey guys, I have a new horse, and was just wondering what you think of his pedigree? I don't really follow Who's Who in the horse world much.. http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/go+dash+for+cash+go Anything good.. bad.. anything I should watch for..?
  5. Favourite Horse Quotes/sayings?

    Hey guys, I'm trying to decide what I want to get done for my tattoo.. I know I want it to be something horse related, and I've got a few ideas.. I'm just undecided on if I want to get a short 'horse-related' quote as part of it. What are some of your favourite horse-related quotes or sayings that are 'tattoo-length'? Meaning I don't want a novel lol. It will be on my back/shoulder. Especially anything about bonds with a horse, since this is for my mare. Thanks:D A goofy pictures of the two of us... I love this horse to death! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151350996335287&set=a.10150259579470287.494223.563755286&type=3&theater
  6. Loping

    Thanks for all your suggestions guys! I went to get on my moms horse bareback yesterday, he sidestepped off the mounting block just as I was getting on, and I sprained my finger catching myself. So I'm off riding again for another couple of days *sigh* but when I'm healed up I'll def. try working her more on a circle (either in the round pen or the arena), and see if that helps. Thanks!
  7. Loping

    Thanks Florida, I may try to find someone. In the roundpen it's just her, I was thinking of trying to lope in there, but I'm afraid it'll be the exact same thing. Yes, the arc is as large as in the round pen. I'll look into Clinton Anderson. Although I'm not as sure that it's her disrespecting me. On the ground I can move that horse any which way I please, in any situation. It's something I made very sure of since when I got her she had ZERO ground manners and couldn't care less if she ran you over. I get her moving her feet as well when I'm riding her if she's being pig-headed. But I'll def. look into it. Thanks guys :) Keep the advice coming if anyone else has any suggestions!
  8. Loping

    Hey guys, I'm not too sure how to help my mare with this... She's a 6y/o Appendix. Right now we are working on the lope. I started off just loping on the longs in the arena(mainly b/c she couldn't figure her feet out at the lope, so I didn't trust her around the corners). I've got her going nicely on the long side of the arena now. So I decided the other day when she was going really nicely to try around the corners, she started to turn, freaked out, bucked(apparently it was rodeo style, all 4 feet off the ground) and off I came. I got right back on her after I caught my breath, loped her on the long the other way after calming her down, then got off to tend to my wounds. After I felt better I tried again, and same thing happened, she started to turn, did her rodeo buck, off I came again. Again, I got back on, loped her the other way, got off to tend to my wounds. The second time, I tried to keep her from dropping her shoulder in case that's what happened, but I either wasn't successful, or that's not the issue. So what can I do to get her to stop bucking? She doesn't buck on a regular basis, she has maybe 3 times in the 2 years I've owned her(and I started her in the saddle), and they've been little crow hops when she's tired, and I've never fallen off b/c of a buck before. She lopes fine in the round pen, and like I said, on the long sides of the arena both ways, and I haven't had any issues with her picking up the wrong lead. I don't know what to do! I don't want to keep just trying and hoping I get her to pick her shoulder up so I wont fall off, cause this last time I hurt my shoulder, and haven't been able to ride for 2 weeks, I just don't want to risk getting more injured if there's something else I can do to fix this! Another note... my arena is pretty big, so she has plenty of room to do a nice wide turn. Any suggestions??
  9. Could It Work?

    Thanks guys. Does anyone know where I could find someone to teach us? I live in Alberta
  10. Could It Work?

    Hey guys, A few questions... My brother is getting married next year(feb. ish), and wanted to know if I could teach my horses to pull a sleigh for the guests... but I'm not sure it'll work?? I have never done this and neither have my horses(if this could work I will learn how to drive(?) properly). I have an appendix, and a quarter horse. Both of them are very calm, there isn't a whole heck of a lot that scares or worries them. We wouldn't be going around traffic, just down a quiet lane. So could this work? If so, what is the best way to get us headed in the right direction?
  11. Distracted By Other Horses?

    I've been riding her in the arena for about a year now. We just got new members at the barn that ACTUALLY ride on a regular basis, so I'd say the riding with other people has been about 4-5 months now? Thanks! I'll definitely try the side passing and such... sounds like a good idea Nakida is great to work with on the ground. Anytime I'm on the ground with her and she decides SHE knows better, I get after her, and she KNOWS to focus on me, and nothing else on the ground... which I think is why I'm so frustrated that she isn't while I'm riding her, because I know she can do it on the ground!
  12. Distracted By Other Horses?

    I have a 6 yr old mare, who, when riding in the arena with other horses gets distracted by them. It doesn't matter if they are working, or standing off to the side, I am constantly fighting for her attention. She isn't herd bound(she never gets anxious when she's alone, and will focus and goes great when we are alone), and she's not BAD(no trying to bolt towards them or anything). She 'drifts' towards them and doesn't want to stay on the rail, fights to complete circles that turn away from them... little things like that. I've been trying to just do a lot direction changes/circles/figure 8's etc. to focus her on me... I just don't seem to be getting anywhere! I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this??
  13. Distracted By Other Horses?

    I have a 6 yr old mare, who when riding in the arena with other horses, gets distracted by them. It doesn't matter if they are working, or standing off to the side, I am constantly fighting for her attention. She isn't herd bound(she never gets anxious when she's alone, and will focus and goes great when we are alone), and she's not BAD(no trying to bolt towards them or anything). She 'drifts' towards them and doesn't want to stay on the rail, fights to complete circles that turn away from them... little things like that. I've been trying to just do a lot direction changes/circles/figure 8's etc. to focus her on me... I just don't seem to be getting anywhere! I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this?? ETA: oops... posted in the wrong place! Don't know how to fix this! Sorry
  14. Getting Into The Lope

    I do have a trainer that helps me out with this stuff. I've tried light leg cues, she just doesn't listen. I'm going to back to the basics with her, and try to get her more responsive. *shrug* Hopefully that helps a little
  15. Getting Into The Lope

    Hey all, I bought a 5 year old mare (Kenya) last year, before I bought her, she had been sitting in the field after having her basic training(ground&riding). When I first bought her, we worked on getting her weight off. Now that she's lost A LOT of weight, we're working on moving forward. She is a VERY lazy horse, and moving forward at any pace but a walk is not her idea of fun. We've gotten our trot good, at first it was nice and slow(we're western). Now that she can keep going without getting tired easily, we're starting to attempt the lope. When I lunge her she does it beautifully, I can get her from a walk to the lope easy. When I'm riding her however, it's a big fight. I wear spurs because otherwise we walk all day. Some days I can get her to lope fairly easy when we're heading toward the gate, but not at all when heading away from it. Her trot has started to get faster because it seems like she's anticipating being asked to lope. At the very first, when she picked up the lope, and stayed in it along one side of the arena, I'd let her walk as a reward. Since, to her not working is the best thing in the world. And slowly have (tried) building up how long she lopes before she gets her reward. I have to let my reins out so that I have no contact on the bit at all before I ask her, I've tried setting her up, I've tried my spurs and a crop, I've tried sitting on her while she was being lunged, she just does not want to lope!! I need suggestions on what to do!! She's the head mare out in the pasture, so she's always pushing to see what she can get away with. So we're constantly fighting. For a while it was not wanting to turn the corners half way down the arena(away from the gate) so we've had LOTS of battles over that. In the arena I ride in, we ride on one of two halves, the top and the bottom. Whichever half we're on, she pushes to go to the other half hoping it means no work, so I've had to start using the whole arena when trying to lope. Help?!!? I think we need outside-the-box ideas with her... ~Push_My_Buttons~ (also her show name:P)