My Horse Forum
OK, here goes another stupid question LOL I want to build a hitching post this weekend. There is debate over how high to make the post, we also have horses that are very different in height lol
What is the standard you build yours? How tall? How big around where you tie? How long if you plan to tie at least 2-3 horses at a time sometimes?
I want it to be sturdy but at the same time I don't want the rail so big it stinks to tie off on it My biggest concern is height! Where I boarded they were flimsy and LOW which made it a pain and unsafe so when mine is up I want safe
I thought it might be nice for some of us to post questions to ask sellers about their horses. Then when we are looking at a horse for sale, we can scroll down the list to make sure we have covered everything that should be asked. I wasn't sure if there has been a thread like this or not, so I thought I'd post.
I'll start off:
*Why are you selling?
*What have you done with the horse?
*Does the horse stand for the farrier?
I need help with my posting trot, I have trouble figuring out and posting on the correct diagonal. I know the saying "Rise and Fall to the Outside Wall," my instructor drills it in to me daily, but I am only right about 50% of the time. I try and watch the horses outside shoulder and rise with it but I am still missing it. My instructor told me with enough practice I will start to "feel" if I am on the correct diagnol but oftentimes to me it fells more "natural" to be on the wrong one. Also it is hard for me to work on this when I am riding outside of a lesson since I often can't tell I am wrong unless someone yells at me to switch it. Any help with this would be so appreciated. One of my goals for this summer is to improve my posting trot so I am on the right diagonal 100% of the time.
I admit it - I love my little ponies!
It's sooo fun, and the genetics in this game is great! Most of the horses have recessive and dom genes, and it's really fun.
Psst...if you sign up, my username is gl0winthedark
the 'o' is a zero
This has been a weeks work in progress. Here you go guys!! PLease enjoy all the hard work I did for you...
You will need:
A good place to work that is well lighted and big enough. (like a kitchen table)
Sewing machine with a heavy needle that is good for sewing through many layers of fabric.
seam ripper (just in case you make a mistake)
fabric marking pencil (NON permanent)
iron and ironing board
Pattern (make one by tracing around a pad you like)
One yard of 60" wide upper layer fabric (if you use 45" wide you will need 1 1/2)
One yard of batting (I use quilters fusible batting. Low Loft, so it's not super poofy)
One yard of 60" wide coordinating bottom layer fabric (if you use 45" wide you will need 1 1/2)
Four yards edge binding (we will make this later from the bottom layer leftover fabric)
18 inches 2" nylon webbing
48 inches 1" nylon webbing
Spool (3-500 yards) of matching thread (remember to match it to the...
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