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ok, so i hear about mules. they are a cross between a horse/pony and a donkey right? Ive never seen one. would imagine they would be kinda ugly looking (no offence to anyone who has one) brings me to my question... does anyone have one, if so what are they like temerament wise and to ride. Does anyone have a picture - maybe they arent that ugly after all. i just picture a short, hairy, tubby thing with big ears.
3 Barrels 2 Hearts 1 Soul
*Every Cowgirls Nightmare…..Every Cowboys Dream
*This Cowgirl Can't Be Tamed
*Never Let Your Saddle Out Run Your Butt
*If you ain't scared of the speed goin' to the first barrel you ain't goin' fast enough
*If you want control buy a remote!
*Barrel Racing - Scare your mom...Impress your friends
^*A western horse has guts and commitment, an English horse has grace and elegance, but my horse has it all!
*Want to end up with a million bucks in the horse business? Start out with five million.
*Don't Hate Me Cuz My Horse is fast...Hate Me Cuz Your Horse Isn't Fast enuff...
*Cowgirl Up Cuz the Buckle Don't Shine In The Dirt
*You Wish You Could Ride Like a Girl**
*If you haven't died within 24 hours of doing something you can do it again*
*Weave 'Em and Leave 'Em
*Three turns, and Home
*Barrel Racing may be tough but my horse and I are tougher
*Turn N' Burn
*Ride it like you stole it!!!
*I got a dog and my horse….don’t need no cowboy
I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has adopted/rescued or knows someone who has adopted/rescued a standardbred and how to you feel about them?
I myself have a standardbred (she never made it to the track, she started her training but got caught in the fence in her paddock and as a result her racing career ended before it began - and then I bought her) and I love her to death, and not just because she is mine there is much more to it than that. At first I thought my love for her had to do simply with "her" as an individual but I began working with off the track standardbred rescues and realized that they all have this amazingly genuine personallity.
I'm selling my case here a little but whenever I meet anyone interested I getting a horse I always recommend adopting a standardbred. As I said I've worked with quite a few off the track standardbreds and found them to all have very simmilar attitudes and personallities.
In general what I can tell you is, unlike off...
My 6 year old mare is laying down tonight she is a bit sluggish acting, but she is eating grass while laying down? Is this bad, should I be worried?:help!:
I was wondering what you guys think is a good size for a small riding ring? We are planning our permenant fencing and I want to figure how much wood to order for the riding ring. I figured that I would do a small one... we really ride trails more than anything, but I'd like to have the ring for schooling/training if I need it. Plus, it would be good for a warm-up/cool-down area. So what would be good... 60' x 100'?
These are a few x-rays of an arab mare that had a pretty bad bought of laminitis. The first few she was kept barefoot, and doing fairly well but in May she went down hill fast, that was when I took over the farrier care and added shoes, and frog and sole support, it may be difficult to really see but look at the way the boney column lines up. Forget about the dorsal hoofwall and just look at the boney column.
I hope this clears some stuff up
Laminitis is only second to colic as a killer of horses. It is a disease NOT to be taken lightly.
laminal detachment due to ischemia (interruption of blood flow)
Horses do not stand on their feet, but are in fact, suspended within them. Laminae attach the bones of the hoof to the inner hoof wall. When laminitis strikes, blood supply is diminished to the laminae causing them to die off and loose their hold on the pedal bone. Once that bond has begun to break down, the bone will begin to rotate down and fall through the sole of the hoof. Once rotation has begun, this is called Founder. Should the pedal bone fall through the sole, this is called Sinker. Laminitis is the disease, founder and sinker are what follows if the condition is not immediately and correctly treated. Unfortunately, in some cases, there is just no stopping it.
Known causes of laminitis and resulting founder:
Grazing on lush grass
Overeating concentrated grains/pellets
O.D of dewormer
What is your cowboy or cowgirl nickname?
Mine is Karen "Coldbranded" lol
Ok as requested by a few here is a step-by-step guide of how I do manes using a thinning shear. My lovely assistant for the day was yearling QH filly Obviously A Cowgirl "Dunnie"
First tools you will need- a comb, thinning shears, and a regular pair of scissors.
Notice that the thinning shears only have one blade, not two like a normal scissors, the top has teeth like a comb. These teeth are what cause the thinning.
Now start with your horses mane all neatly combed out and tangle free, a clean mane is preferable, cuts easier.
Take your thinning shears and starting at the back of the mane start snipping in rapid motion in about a 3" large section, then stop and comb out the mane to remove cut hair. Make sure you are cutting at a slight angle, not straight across. You will have a more blunt look cutting straight, angling gives a more natural look.
Here you can see what the mane looks like about halfway through
Here you can see a little closer what it looks like when...
How do you measure yourself to see what size seat you need for your saddle? My dad finally agreed to buy me my pony and now he's buying me a saddle for Christmas. I decided on the Henri De Rivel Advantage Close Contact Saddle for $535.99. I don't know what size seat to get though. Also, does anyone know which is better, foam panels or flocked panels? What's the difference? The saddle comes with foam or flocked panels, and I don't really know what it's talking about and which is better.
Okay, here's a contest to show off your best (and worst) braid jobs! I will not choose the winner, instead I'll post a poll for the members to decide. Any braids are acceptable. If you have one for a forelock, it can go in the mane categories.
Best Mane braid
Worst Mane braid
Best Tail Braid
Worst tail braid
This is all I do, Use whatever leave on conditioner you like best, I use a regular tube sock, then you will need a darning needle, and some good strong string.
Braid your tail. Almost the full length, but no need to go right to the bottom. Start at the bottom of the tail bone, but start loosely, then tighten as you go. (Won't irritate the bone area of the tail so much, or make it itchy)
Fold it up twice, then conmes the darning needle. Weve in and out stating at the top of your loops, go in and out a couple times, then work your way back up so that the two ends of the string end up at the same area so you can tie them in a neat bow.
Put on your sock so the bottom of the tail is resting at the bottom of the sock. (if you sock is too long, just fold the excess over at the top.)
Get out your needle again, and sew in and out of the sock at the top, (Just below the bone) and go in and out of the tail at the same time, just a couple of times. Take your two ends, and pull snug and make...
I'm sorry to be the one to say this but Reno isn't all she appears to be..First off her neck is RUINED by that long ugly white scarring.. Is that really attractive? Secondly.. she's a MUSTANG. Hello! we live in America, she needs to be An American Quarter Horse!
In the second pic... she just looks like she's soo miserable and mistreated .. she needs to go back to the WILD!
Third pic... It's pretty much self explainitory how much of fuzzy beast she looks like.. Sorry but it had to be said...
My friend and I were lookin at quote tonight after we rode and we were suprised on how true some of them are to us! Lol..here are some we found..
-I- Happiness doesn't mean everything is perfect, It just means you have looked past all the imperfections -I-
*-*You can only live once, but if you live it right, once is enough*-*
*~Don't make someone a priority who only makes you an option~*
..((Sometimes the person you fall for isnt ready to catch you))..
^*^ I love when you look at me because I know for a second I crossed your mind^*^
-:- Life was so much easier when boys had cooties -:-
*Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile & finds being in your presences that life is worth while so when your lonely remember somebody somewhere is thinking of you*
-I'm perfectly imperfect..real girls aren't perfect-
-_- When you walk into a crowded room I want to be the first thing you look for-_-
-:-I always wonder what hes thinking when he looks at me and...
Okay..sounds confusing..lol, but i am curious.. what are the names/breeds/colors/genders of all the horses of your barn? no need for height... o yea.. just barn names!...we have:
Misty~ balck arabian mare
Rio~ grey arabian gelding
Takaya~ bay thoroughbred mare
Dallas~ buckskin qharter horse/morgan
George~ sorrel egyptian arabian/quarter horse/welsh
Oliver~ bay arabian gelding
Echo~ grey polish arabian gelding
Starfire~ liver chesnut arabian stallion
Peanut~ bay national showhorse mare
Sammy~ bay thoroughbred gelding
Khyber~ black anglo arabian gelding
Brandy~ bay quarab mare
Catlotta~ chesnut arabian mare
Starlet~ chesnut blanket appaloosa/arabian mare
Norman~ blue roan miniature horse gelding
Cody~ chesnut/white pinto miniature horse/shetmand pony gelding
there! thats all of ours at the barn!
who are yous???...
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