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    Equine Graphic Design, Photo manipulation, and Horse Training
  1. Ok is there a win win to my situation? I was hired at a stable for exchange for 1 riding lessons a week. The lady pays 10$ an hour and needs my 3 x a week for 4-5 hours a day. Is it wrong to ask for pay and buy a lesson from her? Her lessons cost 45$ per. I will be going back to school in Feb and I start working in Janurary. So basically she pays me 75$ instead of 120$ to help students and around the place plus tacking up and down, grooming and warming up/down, as well as clean stalls 1-2x a week to give her regular stable hand a break. She also has 13 horses.
  2. Horse Window Shopping

    I have always loved eventing ever since I was little..I started jumping as a teen and I would jump on any horse trained Or not..I also trained horses for the thrill of it...yes i learned how, worked under a trainer before doing it on my own.. I dont feel safe in a western saddle it was more of a crutch and I always rode with high stirrups which got points taking off when I showed western. I love riding english cus its like riding close to the horse. I dont mind falling and I love the freedom that english gives. Yep I will research completely and start to go to a eventing stable for lessons and training. I have 3-4 years before im out of college so yeah I have plenty of time. Just figured id get all I need to know and learn.
  3. Horse Window Shopping

    Ok so If finally happened my father told me to window shop for my graduation gift (which is in a few years but still) i currently dont have any horses at all and havent ridden in almost 8 months which is slowly killing me just a little..anyways I can window shop for a horse so maybe that will help. Ok so Im looking for aseasoned eventing horse, Idont want a baby still in their green stage.. in training is ok but If one has been shown that would be great. I wont be keeping it at home since we are moving to the city but cus of my degree my life wont be stupid after college. Ilove taller horses but not extremely tall I think the cut off can be 16.3h. My father said the cut off price is 10-15 grand but If Ican save a buck it would be better then I can look all over the USA and have it shipped to the LA, Cali area. So i say anything under 10 grand will make my dad proud lol Please help because Ive never looked for an eventer as i mainly rode western and had QH's for the most part. But I felt more confident and safer riding english...does that make sense? My folks think Im crazy when I say that lol. Anyways Please help and give me pointers, what do i look for? Dont look for? What matters? What doesnt? Comformation? Intellagence? Im at a loss here but I igured you guys would know. Thank you
  4. Hi, I just got this new mare and I dont know any history on her pedigree. Heres her pedigree And a pic
  5. Feeding Free Choice Hay

    Hi I have a question about feeding free choice hay. I have 3 horses, 2 are underweight by about 150# or maybe a little less anyways I want to feed free choice grass/ alfalfa mix hay. I have 100-120lb square bales that I can throw out but so far 3 horses are eating a bale a day, is that too fast? Usually when I fed out of a the bale 4 flakes a day they would finish a bale in 2-2.5 days. Should I feed free choice or would they get sick? We don't have grass at all that's why I am considering free choice. Also how many bale would they go through in a month? Thank you
  6. Horse Not Acting Right In High Temps

    I feed alfalfa she won't eat it. Won't eat the grain either. I'm in so cal. So it has been anywhere from 90-108 at the most. My other 2 are perfectly fine it's just her. They all get free choice salt. Tried apple juice and Gatorade nothing gets her drinking water. She just stands in her paddock an looks sick. Her temp is normal at 100. Her heart rate is normal. And she is not dehydrated I've pulled her skin and checked her gums. I've had the vet check her she checked out normal. I'm putting the hose in her mouth to get her to drink Ever few hours but it's still happening.
  7. Ok my mare goes through this thing in high heat were she stops eating and won't drink water as often as she needs to. I am in the process of putting weight on her but every time she gains a little weight she almost loses it all when she goes through these spells. I don't know what to do. I keep a 50 gallon barrel of water with her and food. Can anyone tell me what to do to stop this? I love this horse but I'm at my witts end with her.
  8. Why Are People Not A Fan Of Synthetic Western Saddles?

    I have a abetta western saddle. I love it, I can ride in it all day and not worry about my horse or my knees hurting. I use it for training and trails. If I have a show I admit I have used it, cleaned it and away I went.
  9. I've Got A Question

    Ok thank you soo much.
  10. Prices On Long Distance Hauling?

    When my family and I moved 3 of ours from WA to CA it cost 2100 but it was suppose to be 3600. The only reason it wasn't was because they honored the quote they gave us 2 month before we moved.
  11. I've Got A Question

    Ok the place I live at is not commercial and I have 6 stalls that are empty and I only have 3 horses. How do I advertise that I have stalls available without it looking commercial?
  12. Prolonged Injury...

    If my horse was kicked like yours was she would be put up for almost a year until she can run all over and not show any signs of lameness. Then I'd work her very lightly in the round pen or on the lunge line and see what happens from there. If I see any lameness the horse get more rest. Have the vet come and X-ray again then go from there but I personally would put him up for a lot longer then 10 weeks.
  13. Nsh In Jumping

    She definitely snaps her legs up like Serah Rose's mare. Sometimes a little tighter but not all the time.
  14. How Would You Clip Him.

    Daniel is pretty. But is it me or is your saddle a little too far back on both the English and western? The colts adorable too :) Sorry I don't know about the clipping.