StockHorseOrNoHorse

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About StockHorseOrNoHorse

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  • Birthday 03/28/1988

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    Wisconsin
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    Reiners & Cowhorses
  1. Happy Birthday and May God Bless You Today and Everyday!

  2. Good Luck At World!

    Good luck! Love reading your posts and your blog too, so informative. :)
  3. Opinions? Working Cowhorse/reiner Prospect

    bump anybody have any thoughts?
  4. Opinions? Working Cowhorse/reiner Prospect

    Hello, I am being offered a coming 2 yr old red dun filly to pay off a debt. Her pedigree is http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/index.php?...l_font=1&l= I really like the top side of her pedigree, and she is a total sweetheart and easy to handle. She is in a major growth spurt right now, and is hip high. The things that concern me about her is when she canters loose in the round pen she can't seem to pick a lead behind. She is a little posty hocked, with a high tailset, and she moves with her head pretty high. Granted, she is a young horse, and there were a lot of distractions where I worked her and she is kept in a stall with limited turnout. Will her canter movement improve as she grows? Is this a case of uncoordination due to a growth spurt? Would this be a prospect worth taking? I would like to train her and show in in Foundation Quarter Horse shows. I have started quite a few 2 year olds and have shown many of my trained horses in open and foundation shows. I have the help of other trainers and the means to keep a second horse. I usually buy my prospects as early two year olds in the spring, and I've never encountered one in the middle of such an obvious growth spurt. I also do not raise foals, so I have limited experience with yearlings. Photos below are of her, I don't have any side profile pics. Thanks ahead of time!
  5. Equine University?

    I am amazed at how many people here have completely forgotten about the feed industry. An animal science degree is perfect for a good paying job in this huge industry. If you are interested in working with horses-though it may not be hands on the entire time-consider it! Not all feed industry jobs are working in the feed mills, a lot of them do feed trial and experiments seeing how different nutrients are digested and utilized by the animal. I attend UW-River Falls, and 90% of our animal science grads are hired into the feed industry.
  6. Western training saddle?

    A nice rough out training saddle would be worth the $. I bought a RS Custom Ranch saddle from Simon's in Cannon Falls, MN, and I ride 6-8 horses in it everyday. It is comfy, durable, the rough out is great for green colts that buck every now and then, and it fits the QH type horses I ride. I do not use a back cinch with it. A good fitting saddle should not pop up in the back, and if you need a back cinch to make it fit your horses there is a problem. I personally do not like synthetic saddles. In my experience, they have all been cheaply made saddles that do not fit a horse and rarely do you find one that a rider can be secure in. Spend the extra money to buy a quality leather saddle. If in doubt, stick with a brand name. Good luck!
  7. Western training saddle?

    A nice rough out training saddle would be worth the $. I bought a RS Custom Ranch saddle from Simon's in Cannon Falls, MN, and I ride 6-8 horses in it everyday. It is comfy, durable, the rough out is great for green colts that buck every now and then, and it fits the QH type horses I ride. I do not use a back cinch with it. A good fitting saddle should not pop up in the back, and if you need a back cinch to make it fit your horses there is a problem. I personally do not like synthetic saddles. In my experience, they have all been cheaply made saddles that do not fit a horse and rarely do you find one that a rider can be secure in. Spend the extra money to buy a quality leather saddle. If in doubt, stick with a brand name. Good luck!
  8. Reining and Barrel Racing

    My trainer in high school showed at palomino world every year in reining, barrels, flags and poles. Her horse placed in the top 10 in reining, and was a reserve world champion in barrels, flags and poles. Go for it!
  9. Reining and Barrel Racing

    My trainer in high school showed at palomino world every year in reining, barrels, flags and poles. Her horse placed in the top 10 in reining, and was a reserve world champion in barrels, flags and poles. Go for it!
  10. Reining Book?

    divine_rider: the 2nd link is the new edition, it has more info than the 1st edition
  11. Reining Book?

    divine_rider: the 2nd link is the new edition, it has more info than the 1st edition
  12. Reining Book?

    I have both of these books and love them! Definitely buy both of them, as the Al Dunning book has a lot more colt starting information, while the World Class Reining book has a lot of finishing tips and problem solving tips.
  13. Reining Book?

    I have both of these books and love them! Definitely buy both of them, as the Al Dunning book has a lot more colt starting information, while the World Class Reining book has a lot of finishing tips and problem solving tips.
  14. Reseach Paper topics

    Could you do a comparison of the rope halters used by different trainers? Stacy Westfall sells her Westfall halter, Clinton Anderson has his halters, etc.
  15. Reseach Paper topics

    Could you do a comparison of the rope halters used by different trainers? Stacy Westfall sells her Westfall halter, Clinton Anderson has his halters, etc.