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  1. PM sent ;)

    PM sent ;)
  2. That saddle is drool worthy. I may have to...

    That saddle is drool worthy. I may have to investigate this further. I wonder if it would work on a more narrow horse?
  3. The clinic I was at, I did see Buck get upset...

    The clinic I was at, I did see Buck get upset just once. It was at a teenage girl who kept rolling her eyes at him every time he offered a suggestion. He pulled her into the center of the ring,...
  4. This is true about Buck in many ways. Last...

    This is true about Buck in many ways.

    Last year I had the pleasure of auditing one of his clinics. As I'm sure he does in most clinics, he recommended to the horse breaking group that they stay...
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    I just wanted to bump this up and thank you for...

    I just wanted to bump this up and thank you for recommending Mackey Hedges. I am half way through the Last Buckaroo and can't put it down. Lots of history packed into that book.
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    vaquero tradition books?

    I'm spending a lot of time in the nursing home with my grandma, and would love some great vaquero book recommendations to help pass the time. Anything from training to biography to even good fiction...
  7. Thank you all for breaking this down for me. I...

    Thank you all for breaking this down for me. I was making it WAY harder than it needed to be. :yes:
  8. Ain't it great? And if your mule is anything like...

    Ain't it great? And if your mule is anything like my horse, he'll stand there and smile while begging for a cookie, too. Because, ya know, he just did what you asked
  9. SPINOFF: Ground work. How to fix something you screwed up!

    I loved reading the Brannamite thread on groundwork. Hopefully those more knowledgeable will lend me a hand. I have a wicked smart STB mare that I've been doing groundwork with and beginning work...
  10. Exactly. The funniest ones are those who go on...

    Exactly. The funniest ones are those who go on and on about what wonderful, tolerant folks they are in one breath, while mocking others religion, politics, etc in the next breath. Extra points for...
  11. Thread: Mecate Reins

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    I gave it some thought, and as I am an avid trail...

    I gave it some thought, and as I am an avid trail rider, I can see where I would use the lead rope portion enough to justify it. My horse is already trained with the groundwork Buck teaches, and I...
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    Didn't grab the wrong horse, but never realized...

    Didn't grab the wrong horse, but never realized how alike STBs look. I stood out in the pasture for a long time with two plain bay STB mares staring at me, ears perked forward waiting for a cookie. I...
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    This. In spades. I always do a bit of ground...

    This. In spades.

    I always do a bit of ground work before I get on to feel out what kind of horse I have on that particular day. If my gut says, "no", I longe and don't get on. I just had a day...
  14. Thread: Mecate Reins

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    The reason the bridle was given to me was because...

    The reason the bridle was given to me was because it was made of yacht cord. I figured it would be a nice "starter set", and once I learn how to use it properly without hog tying myself, I can move...
  15. Thread: Mecate Reins

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    Is there an online tutorial on how to tie these...

    Is there an online tutorial on how to tie these things? What I have is in pieces, ie, I have a rope, slobber straps, and a leather curb strap, along with a standard brow band head stall with a...
  16. The look on the girl's face is priceless, as if...

    The look on the girl's face is priceless, as if to ask, "What just happened here?!"

    :lol:
  17. Thread: Mecate Reins

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    Mecate Reins

    I was given a bridle (some assembly required, alas), that has a mecate for reins. The mecate itself is made out of yacht cord and I believe about 22' long. Since I'm not an actual buckaroo, I'm...
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    Other have given great responses. I just wanted...

    Other have given great responses. I just wanted to address the feeling you get at the canter that your feet are slipping the the stirrups. That sounds to me like you are gripping with your knees to...
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    Great post! I too, had to move to pasture board...

    Great post! I too, had to move to pasture board to help out finances. Due to family obligations, I wasn't able to see my horse for a couple of weeks after the move. I went there today, and found her...
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    I caved and moved my mare to a barn with an...

    I caved and moved my mare to a barn with an indoor for the winter. I was there today marveling about how nice the footing was, how happy my girl seemed with her new pasture mates, made small talk...
  21. Gak! I watched it with the sound off and had no...

    Gak! I watched it with the sound off and had no idea. No idea, I tell you. Sorry! :uhoh:
  22. mvp, I might have missed the gist of your post,...

    mvp, I might have missed the gist of your post, but The Schooling of the Western Horse was by John Richard Young. I have it, and it is dated. It is not based on any kind of dressage or flat work as...
  23. Hmmm, well one of my favorite western clinicians...

    Hmmm, well one of my favorite western clinicians actually does have a pretty impressive record. That would be Jack Brainard. He is a fan of Baucher, and incorporates many aspects of French dressage...
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    Here ya go :) ...

    Here ya go :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Fleece-Equestrian-Riding-Helmet-Warmer/dp/B004BWVDY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383944969&sr=8-1&keywords=fleece+riding+helmet+cover

    And I agree with billiebob,...
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    I rode at lunch time today. The weather was about...

    I rode at lunch time today. The weather was about 38 degrees, overcast, and spitting snow. I longed barn sour, spooky mare for about ten minutes before I got on. Watching her antics made me glad I...
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