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    Yes, I think if a horse is prone to be worried,...

    Yes, I think if a horse is prone to be worried, teaching them that they can control the cattle is better than letting them just hang out. It seems that some tell themselves stories about the cattle...
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    Find a trainer to let you introduce her, so she...

    Find a trainer to let you introduce her, so she can figure out she can control them, or go to a beginning team penning, sorting, cow work clinic where they are doing the basics of getting into the...
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    Many cutting horse trainers have an old...

    Many cutting horse trainers have an old campaigner used for lessons. It's how they get people hooked, since a cutter is expensive to buy. Your first taste is just the cost of lessons. ;-)

    Do be...
  4. I second Carrie Parker. She does train out of...

    I second Carrie Parker. She does train out of OHC, but there is quite a bit of property there to trail ride on and develop skills before hauling out to other trails. The basics/foundation she...
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    Iron clad rule for putting, and keeping, a good...

    Iron clad rule for putting, and keeping, a good stop on a horse: never, ever stop and then walk directly forward. If you stop, back a couple of steps, or turn around and go the other direction, but...
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    It sounds like you're missing some purpose to...

    It sounds like you're missing some purpose to your riding, so you both get bored. Almost anything that can be done in an arena can be done in a field, ground conditions permitting. You can do...
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    I remember using fiadors on the hackamore setups...

    I remember using fiadors on the hackamore setups we used when I was a kid. They mostly kept the heel knot from dropping and hitting the chin, either when the pick up from the mecate was released or...
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    Steve Guitron makes some pretty nice hackamores...

    Steve Guitron makes some pretty nice hackamores and you can get a complete set with 5/8 bosal, hanger and mecate for $195....
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    Yes, any horse I'm riding has a regularly clipped...

    Yes, any horse I'm riding has a regularly clipped bridle path. I still like it about the length of the ear, regardless of length of mane. I think it helps the horse look well kept and it lets the...
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    Buckaroo Ranch Roping at Klamath Pics

    http://buckaroocountry.smugmug.com/2015-Buckaroo-Country/Klamath-Traditional-Ranch-Ropi/Klamath-Traditional-Ranch/

    One of my favorite photographers, Mary Williams Hyde, just put up an album of...
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    I agree with Beverly, but will add that prior to...

    I agree with Beverly, but will add that prior to selecting a western saddle, be sure to get to a tack store, tack sale, or trade show and actually sit in several different styles. The type of seat...
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    No western pleasure training. I think it is a...

    No western pleasure training.

    I think it is a case of a horse that has been kept going and fit and has not had any time to relax and then learn a new way of going. I never noticed how tight race...
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    Thank you, CHT. I spent some time watching videos...

    Thank you, CHT. I spent some time watching videos of horses working and hanging out at tracks, and most seem to move similarly. I think he is tight in the back and it seems that they learn to slow...
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    Stride behind on off the track horse

    I'm looking at a horse who raced for a couple of years, AQHA, retired sound, now selling as a saddle horse. The videos indicate that the horse steps pretty short behind; even, but short. The prints...
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    No rubber bands here:...

    No rubber bands here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt2DQ2z3w9Y&sns=fb
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    What Cowboymom said, with 2 additional caveats:...

    What Cowboymom said, with 2 additional caveats: Make sure to use a cinch hobble between the front and back cinches. It's what the ring in the center of the front cinch, towards the rear, is for, and...
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    Probably the best thing to do, since you're...

    Probably the best thing to do, since you're dealing with scar tissue, would be to have a custom pad made by someone like Team Equine. http://www.tesaddlepads.com/ They make pads that are essentially...
  18. Thread: AQHA bit rules

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    In western terminology, the O-Ring refers to the...

    In western terminology, the O-Ring refers to the O shaped ring, on which the mouthpiece freely slides, in contrast to a D-ring that usually has a fixed location for the mouthpiece. You may also see...
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    To know if it means anything, you need to know...

    To know if it means anything, you need to know which association bestowed the title and in what class.

    The AQHA World Championship Shows require the horses to qualify by earning points at shows...
  20. Look at cutting and working cow horse saddles....

    Look at cutting and working cow horse saddles. The reiners tend to have the stirrups hung forward, but most of the cutters I've ridden have the stirrups hung more towards the middle, so you can sit...
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    King wasn't p-1, Wimpy was P-1. King was P-234. ...

    King wasn't p-1, Wimpy was P-1. King was P-234.

    The horse is very heavily line-bred. This can be good if you cross him on a mare that is completely unrelated, as it can generate a form of hybrid...
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    He has a spot on his head, so I guess you could...

    He has a spot on his head, so I guess you could call him a Medicine Hat. The pattern is usually produced as a maximum expression of the sabino complex of genes. They will sometimes also have a...
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    Depending on your budget, look for something good...

    Depending on your budget, look for something good quality, but used. Broken Horn, Champion Turf, Bob's Custom are all good. Chavez saddles are nice, too, but beware that there is a line of saddles...
  24. Thread: Lessons

    by BayRoan
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    Does what you're learning and practicing in your...

    Does what you're learning and practicing in your lessons work for you and your horse?

    If you want 5 opinions on anything, ask 3 horse people. They may all be right, some be right, or none be...
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    I don't know what level you're showing at, but if...

    I don't know what level you're showing at, but if you're wearing something besides a tucked in button down, belt and scarf, there are several ways to help smooth the look. If you can wear a jacket or...
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