cowgirl.up121

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  1. Moody, Very Irritable Mare

    Mare Magic is a great supplement. If I were you, I'd go for that one. My friend used it on her moody mare, and she calmed down almost instantly. She's been on it for almost 1 year and a half now, and now acts like a sweet gelding : )
  2. Need More Speed!

    Okay, well my horse is very fast, but she doesn't show that while barrel racing. I worked on the basics for maybe 2-3 months, and then we were ready to start galloping the course. I just would like to know a couple tips on how to make her go faster. And no I will not use spurs or crops, she was neglected and slightly abused when I first bought her and so she is very scared of those to things! Thank you so much :)
  3. Kicking In The Cross Ties.

    Maybe grab a piece of baling twine (maybe 12 inches long) and tie it to a bar, and then tie your horse to it. Just groom/tack him up there. He's probably just frightened of the cross ties, and so he is taking it out on you.
  4. Need More Speed!

    The winning time was 15 something... They did fantastic!
  5. Need More Speed!

    I never blame my horse. When did I blame my horse directly? And my saying is: "It's never the horse, it's always the rider." So, please show me where I blamed my horse. Kay?
  6. Need A Way Of Slowing Her Trot Down

    Gently pull the reins back, almost asking for the walk. As soon as she/he slows his trot down, release the pressure. When he speeds back up, do the same thing until he is going at the speed you desire : )
  7. How Much To Charge For Training And Breaking?

    Well... Depends on how much experience you have and if you are really all that good at what you do. How long have you been training? How do you start the horses? What results have you had with the horses?
  8. Would These Bloodlines Make A Nice Barrel Horse?

    ditto to MarsCandyBars... Can you show a photo? I can usually base it off of that. Does he/she have some speed?
  9. Dog Foods You Prefer

    I like to feed my dog Blue, because I know it's healthy for him. He also gobbles it up faster than any other brand!
  10. Not spooky but scary... For me : ) Okay, well I was out on my horse one day bareback with my halter/lead rope as a bridle. Me and my mare were on the usual trail I we rode on, but I was wanting to try something new. So, I decided to head down a different path which led me to a field (I don't know what kind of crops) but anyway I decided to go along a row that didn't have anything planted. The field stretched around a corner (where I couldn't see anything around the corner) and my mare started to hold her head up high and flare her nostrils. I tried to stop her to calm her down, but she kept on walking. I decided let her, and when we walked around the corner, the rancher was standing there digging. Apparently, my horse was afraid of shovels... She jumped sideways and bolted, and I tried to do the one hand emergency stop, but my halter came undone (It's a rope halter) and my mare was free. I was scared out of my mind! She wouldn't stop, and I was slipping. My mare wasn't even considering slowing down, and I all I could think was, "Oh great, I'm ruining a rancher's crops.. And I'm going to die." By that point, we were nearly half way across the field when my horse dodged right, and I slid off left. I sat covered in mud while my horse was running away towards who knows where. I was in tears thinking my horse would slip and hurt her self, but I couldn't do a thing about it. I got up, un-harmed but in shock. The rancher was at this point running to my aid (I was so embarrassed!) but luckily he wasn't angry about his crops being ruined. He took me home, and I called my friend to get her to come help me find my horse. When I called her, she said, "Oh, your horse is running up my drive way!". I was so happy that my horse was safe at my friend's house... She actually ran to a horse called Duke (her horse friend). So, next time you are out on a trail ride in the unknowns, make sure you are aware that your horse could possibly bolt, and If they start to get really tense, get off and calm them down so this doesn't happen to you. I was very lucky that my horse knew where my friend's house was : )
  11. How Much Grain Do I Feed My Horse?

    What kind of grain is it? Sweet Feed: Under weight horse: 2-3 cups Perfect weight horse: 1 - 1 1/2 cups Over- weight horse: 1/2 - 1 cup Non-Sweet Feed Under weight horse: 3-4 cups Perfect Weight Horse: 1 1/2 - 2 cups Over Weight Horse: 1 - 1 1/2 cup Good luck with your Paso !
  12. Mane, Tail And Skin Care.

    I would buy an anti fungal shampoo if he is loosing hair... Also, try to ride very early in the morning at the break of dawn or at night before the sun go's down. You should also buy swat ( Below there is a link) and apply that to the base of his mane/forelock and the dock of his tail so the gnats don't chew away the hair. http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=30e071b4-7b6a-11d5-a192-00b0d0204ae5&ccd=IFA001
  13. Need More Speed!

    My rodeo was about 3 days ago... I got a 16.810, but I guess I will just give it a little time and she will start to get quicker. I think she just needs time but thank you all for your advice.
  14. Seriously...can It Be Spring Yet?

    Same with rosy, I had a road runner at my ranch, and I have a sliding glass door (like yours) and come breeding season he would start to attack the "other bird" in the reflection. He would do this until he bled from the beak! I felt really bad so I covered it up, problem solved :) And your horse has a sweet face, how old is she?
  15. Problems With A New Horse

    Oaky, where ever you are grooming her whe she bites you, is it in the area where the saddle/girth rest? If so, she may be sore there, so going over that area, make sure you do it very gently, and get the vet out to check her out. He/she will tell you what to do if the horse is sore in that area.
  16. Need More Speed!

    I meant when I first started, I have worked on the basics more than that now :) And I started to galop so early when I first started because she passed everything with flying colors, haha. And yes, she does all that and more. And Smilie please get off my topic. You have been very rude to me and I don't want you on my topic, thank you very much. And this whole week she has been improving on her speed, she has gotten alot faster. And I can't send you a vid, sorry. I have no video camera, lol.
  17. Riding Bridleless-Question

    No, it's not going to hurt him. I did the same thing with my mare when I was first teaching her to do freestyle riding. Your good : )
  18. When To Start Riding A Young Horse?

    I said they "MAY" and why do you comment on everything I say and argue with it? Stop doing that, it's extremely rude.
  19. Why Does My Daughters Horse Drop Weight Fast

    He is probably just very worried. Try using this http://www.horse.com/item/probios-probiotic-horse-treats/E001589/ before, when, and after you take your horse to the rodeo. That's what I do and now my horse never looses weight/stops eating and drinking at my rodeos : )
  20. Crush's New Baby Boy!

    He's adorable! Have fun with the new baby boy! : )
  21. Rescued Weanling?

    http://www.doversadd...jbqgai5gw4gjp45 http://www.petag.com...antized-powder/ First link: That is a good wormer for the foal (worm every 4 weeks until the age of 8 months old, then you can worm 2x a year). Second link: Also since she's so young, you will have to buy this to replace her mother's milk. She is still growing and still needs milk! You can slowly start to take her off of this when she reaches 5 months of age. : )
  22. Movement Off?

    He probably just has arthritis. You can buy some joint supplement (I use Glucosamine 5000 by AniMed) and give some MSM to him at the same time and your horse's joints will be functioning perfectly in a matter of a month to a few months : )
  23. About To Trailer/move- Prep My Horse

    Buy a bag of Probios Digestive System Horse Treats on Horse.com or Dover Saddlery. I always use them when I am trailering my horse (We move alot usually within 200-1000 miles at a time) and this helps my horse alot! It will help them to not get so upset during the ride and you will see your horse start to eat and drink within minutes of giving him a couple of those treats... Try it, you'll love the results!
  24. Is He Missing Something?

    You can buy some Himalayan salt (the crumbled kind) and mix it into his grain. We had a horse that would do that because the bars taste salty, and we put him on the Himalayan salt and he quit doing that : )