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So, a friend of mine that I know from FB, does halter horses on the Amateur level, but is looking to breed "up" to the top show AQHA show levels. He's been putting feelers out there for a suitable 5 panel neg and NN stud to breed his mare too. He SPECIFIED in his post.....NO NH studs, must be World Champs with World Champ babies. So, some people post options and then 2 wannabees post that with his mare he NEEDS to breed to an NH stud to get a good baby. And if it's a show prospect then a resale, why should he care if he breeds to an NH stud...meaning why should he care if the baby is NH. I was INFURIATED!!!!
Here's the response I left and the one I got from one of the yahoos:
"Just a little saddened to see a couple people trying to talk you into an NH stud Paul. IMHO, that's irresponsible breeding.....taking the chance on perpetuating a genetic mutation. You don't need NH to have a kick ass halter horse, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise."
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I have appeared on these forums as Reinsaway, jabigail96, Belgianlover, BLMustang, and possibly others? Almost always under false pretenses that I at least partially truly believed. ( Or made myself to believe? ) I abused this amazing platform, and as I'm healing I increasingly am haunted by the crushed feeling of every time I was found out, or I realized I was blatantly creating these scenarios sometimes even involving real horses with whom I had no connection, and I feel all of you deserve an explanation. I'm not asking for sympathy, or to ever be allowed back here, I just want to make things right. (Sorry for the length)
So about three years ago now, I was in a really bad spot. The psychological abuse I have suffered since birth at the hands of my mother, and later my father and stepmom (I wont go onto details) Led to me seeking any outlet that might make me feel like I really existed, drifting into full psychosis at times.. but unfortunately this often left out any sense of...
It's funny seeing all these foals pop up "born" on January 2nd and 3rd. Seen a few cutting horses, and now American Pharoah's first born. Seems awfully close to being a 2016 baby! But you know how you can talk those mares into waiting till new year's!!
I haven't posted Fancy here in AGES and she's a chunky chubby older lady now Thought I'd see what you all think. She's been my all-arounder since I got her at coming 4. She's done lower-level H/J, Eventing, Foxhunting/Hunter Paces and lots of good trail riding and camping. Couldn't ask for a better heart horse!
Photo taken today. She's been out of work all winter through no fault of her own
Docs Legally Blonde, aka Jessie, aka Miss Mare is going to have a big year in 2017, as am I Forewarning, I like to write and this will likely end up a novel, but I thought it would be nice to have our progress in one spot
Truth time. I have had Miss Mare since she was 5 years old, and she turns 17 in May. I was only 11 when I got her, and have spent the last few years practically starting over with her due to the "training" I instilled back then. We currently go out on trails and dabble around in a dressage arena She has a solid walk, trot, leg yield (struggles more moving left, slight bend right), start of shoulder in, yields on the forehand and hindquarters very well, solid w/t to halt and halt to w/t transitions, has a killer rein back, is usually light in the bridle, moves forward with nice energy, has been using her hind end well and reaching under herself, and is overall very responsive to light aids. She is very thick through the throatlatch, and has a...
So, i just got into a HUGE argument on facebook with a "trainer" (and i use this word in the absolute loosest of terms) Over what bits, or rather the lack thereof, i use when starting colts.
I've always been a firm believer in "less is more". I start ALL of my horses in a rope halter. Yes, they wear headstall over it to get used to the feeling of the bit, but most of the time, i will do the first several rides at least in just a halter. No matter what discipline, they all start in a halter.
This chick went in on me for not immediately starting all my horses in a bit. Like, a shanked bit.......i was like. "what??" Yeah, she said any western horse should go straight to a curb bit so they learn whats expected of them. What is that even supposed to mean? I don't know. all i know is, i will NEVER be sending her any of my horses......
So for those of you who were helping me before obviously my letter didn't work now I am pressing charges but to cover myself I will be sending out a new letter with some revisions and need feedback. I do not know what else to do in this situation. I believe I've went above and beyond my responsibility but she seems to think she is above the law.... any help would be appreciated. The letter will be notarized and sent out tomorrow as a certified letter. I'm tired of the games.
City & State
I am writing you regarding your fence, your stallions and yourself. On November 13, 2016 your stallions got out of your pasture and were trespassing onto our property trying to tear through our fence. I couldn't reach you by phone and was forced to call the police department. I ran your stallions off of our fence multiple times to no avail. You came out that night and instead of moving them or fixing the fence you...
Anyone want me to look for a horse for them?
And I'm NOT buying anything.
No, really. I'm not.
Heard that at the barn a couple of days ago when a very fresh young horse dumped his rider and ran back to his stall.
Luckily the rider has more sense than to listen to the person who offered THAT helpful piece of advice but it really does make me cringe sometimes when I hear the stuff some people come out with.
Another one came from a woman who has not been out to do anything with her horse for almost a year. "We've been remodeling our house," she explained. "And I took a class so that's had me busy."
I wanted to say, "Yes, I understand - I just finished law school and I'm studying for the bar now" but didn't bother. Why have a horse? I don't get it.
What's the most jaw-dropping bit of "helpful advice" you've heard lately?
I thought it might be interesting to look at the Crazy Barn Owner from their perspective.
Boarder tied horse to stall grills instead of tie ring ( rules state clearly to only tie to tie rings). Horse pulls back pulling the stall grill out, panics injures itself needs stiches. Cost me $500+ to repair grill and the added bonus is I get to treat horse wounds 2X's a day and give antibiotic.
Boarder tied horse to arena rail and let horse dig pit in the arena subfloor and tear up the barrier material after paying $20,000 to have the arena floor done....again clearly stated in the rules.
Boarder tied horse to water hydrant, horse pulled back and pulling out hydrant and 4 feet of water line. Water fountain flooded barn and a $600 water bill and a $700 plumbing bill. While not tying to the water hydrant is not specifically stated in the rules..it does state not to tie to any thing but a tie ring.
5 AM feeding boarders horse did not drink enough or poop. Call all boarders...
So, like most horse people, I'm always just creeping around the ads at horses available in the area. Having the horses at home makes this a very dangerous situation for someone with no will power.
I saw an ad for a companion mare and she just happened to be close, I had time to kill, so what the heck, right? Worth a look.
I head over there on Tuesday. This poor mare has not seen a farrier in... I have absolutely no idea how long. She has this sadness in her eyes. I leave to go home and I just can't leave her. I bicker back and forth in my head and end up taking her home a few hours later.
I have very little history on her, but she is around 18-20 (will have the vet confirm when he comes out to check her over) and has been passed around a lot.
I also found out yesterday that she is deaf. She does have the cutest lopsided ear! (One of the reasons she tugged so hard at my poor heart strings were those huge, floppy ears.)
She is very sweet, and she tries so very hard to trust us....
It's been a long time since there has been a thread to show off the TBs on here.
Feel free to share lots of pictures and information about your TBs, both OTTBs and non raced ones.
Here are my horses, as well as my mom's and sister's. They are pretty much all related. Other than my filly, they all came from the same breeder (the ranch where I work at now). Lucky and Victory have the same dam. Victory, Winsome, and Dancer have the same sire. Miracle is out of a half sister to those three (she is by the same stallion as well). Petals and Miracle have the same sire. Petals is out of a full sister to Dakota Wrangler. Dakota Wrangler is out of a full sister to Lucky. Reine is out of Victory. Dusty Rose is out of Petals (we suspect she is by the same stallion as Reine). We really do have certain lines of horses that we like!
Lucky Krews, 2000, 16.2 hh, off track gelding. He is now an Eventer, and does all-round. I've been using him as a pony horse to exercise and train the racehorses...
What is the purpose of backing an 18 month or 20 month old horse?
We hear the defence that well race horses do it, they prepare them for futurities at this age...well two wrongs don't make a right, and if you are not involved in these industries, then WHY?
There is good evidence that horses bones don't mature until a lot later. http://www.hoofrehab.com/ArticlesPDF/Timing and Rate of skeletal maturation in Horses.pdf so why risk compromising a youngster right at the start, why not wait?
I know that there are those who do it, but my question is why? what makes you ignore the evidence and start them?
By your horsey or pony......
I haven't gotten dumped in years, so I suppose I was due.
I took my gelding Samson out for a trail ride with his girlfriend, who is a big Belgian x, and her new barn mate who is an OTTB. Samson started out really slow, to the point that I thought he maybe wasn't feeling well (hehe I guess I was wrong ). Then we went off in a trot on a nice clear trail, and little Samson couldn't move his stout legs any faster, and his friends were already out of sight. So, he put all the extension he had into his trot, and finally rounded the bend and caught up when his friends stopped to wait for him.
Then we made it to the huge field that is in this state park. Once before, Samson *almost* dumped me in this field, but it was because there were a bunch of school busses in a parking lot to the right of it (there's normally no cars in that lot, but there must've been a field trip to the park), and he was just excited I think. I stayed on but was very...
I thought i would go ahead and start Goose his own thread since JR has one.
I bought Goose at the end of August. He is a 2015 POA/IQPA registered colt (now gelding as of october). He was not handled much when I got him and I could barely catch him in a stall. This photo was taken in July.
I just worked on basic handling and grooming for the 1st month. He was a little skittish and spooky for a while, but he worked out of it. By the end of October he was looking really good and was getting
This photo is from mid sept.
We slowly made it to saddling.
This was taken at the end of sept
Hopefully this will be fun, educational, and maybe even lead to the discovery of some rarer breeds.
I can safely guess that the majority of users have the common breeds of horses - quarter horses, thoroughbreds, Arabians...you get the idea.
Anyone out there have some unusual breeds? I'd love to learn about them.
1. Pick a breed - preferably one that another user hasn't already listed
2. List some facts about that breed
3. Structure your response as if you were trying to convince someone to purchase a horse of that breed
***If someone has already listed the breed of your choice, try to list some different facts.
Fun? Maybe. Educational? I think yes.
Her bio was short & pic didnt look like much but her build and esp video said Arab. I forwarded it to the BO and her rescue did the fundraising to bail her out and pick her up. Ive seen a pic from the QT barn and she was apparently worth the save. Gotta love when a sweet horse comes in for a soft landing!
Bay mare, 19yrs, 14h. This girl is very thin and was led through the sale ring.
My boyfriend and I went to the notorious Kolona, Ia monthly sale. We got a number "just in case..." and walked around looking at all the pretty horses. My horses companion left and I thought MAYBE if we see something special... Ideally a pony, I'd snatch it up if it went for a decent price. Well, I only saw 2 non loose pen ponies. They went for $350 and $525!!! I'm like, holy! Riding horses all went for good prices.
Got bored of that and tried to go look at the loose pen horses. I had my baby with me though and shes teething and refused to let anyone else hold her, so I couldnt get in with the horses and ponies to get a better look or see if their even tame, couldnt tell a thing. And of course in the pony pen was about 20 ponies, and definitely two little studs who kept fighting and attacking all the others The big horse studs were separated from the other loose pen horses, Not sure why pony studs werent???
So we go sit and watch ponies go through.. Most went for $50-$125. I...
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