My Horse Forum
What level of training is this bit for? And how does it communicate anything to the horse? I don't understand what messages you can send with a totally rigid bit like this...please explain to me why you would use this bit and how it works mechanically. ( I do understand that this can be a good bit for a horse that has had a severe mouth injury)
Okay... sorry, but this is really starting to get to me.
When natural horsemanship first started being marketed to a wide audience, I thought it presented some neat ideas (through Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli, John Lyons, some of those original guys). I didn't agree with everything, but some of the literature was very interesting and I liked the idea of working with your horse instead of against it.
Now, however, it's just getting ridiculous. Today, I was riding my horse at a public arena, and he was refusing to back. This is a training issue he has - the previous owner would let him walk through the stop and back up.
So, I was carrying a dressage whip, walked him into a fence, and asked for the backup again. He just set himself against it - so rather than pull harder on his mouth, I tapped him on the chest with my dressage whip. Still no response, so I gave him a pretty hearty smack to wake him up and to let him know he can't just not respond to a cue.
Note... he had three...
Anybody know how to say the colors of horses in spanish?
I have these:
alazán = chestnut
negro/negra = black
gris = grey
I'm looking for the others i.e.
Grulla (is it just the same)
Perlino (sounds spanish doesn't it)
I think it would be good to have a thread that outlines all the implications and considerations that people should undertake when wanting to breed their horse. (the good, the bad and the ugly)
Please try to make this educational for horse owners.
1. Vet fees - Regardless of a stud fee you will always have vet fees when breeding your horse. there is the pre-breeding checkup to ensure your horse is healthy and then the scan for testing they have taken. Durring the birth it is important to check the that foal is healthy and that the mother has passed all the afterbirth. These fees are just the ones incurred when everything goes right. Pregnancy is a high risk and there is always a possibility that things can go wrong. It may lead to a) a huge vet bill b) the loss of the foal or the mother.
2. The reason why you feel the need to breed. A foal isnt going to stay cute forever. If there ever the chance you have to sell the foal it has to be marketable, either by its bloodlines,...
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
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