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  1. English saddle for small but flat backed, round Arab pony

    No dressage saddles.

    I got one of the Wintec 500 flocked AP Next Gen saddles and I, personally, love it. I don't love it on my pony despite having it fitted for her. I use a 5 pt breast collar and...
  2. HA HA HA - never mind! It's called a BRADOON...

    HA HA HA - never mind! It's called a BRADOON STRAP, and I found a cheap one. ;-)
    ...
  3. Convert a standard bridle into a 'double bridle', can you just buy the piece?

    I'm using a 'flower hackamore' to start a green horse. I'm trying to see if I can find just the 'strap' (cheek piece?) to convert a standard english bridle into a 'double bridle' so I can use the...
  4. I just came back to finish off this saga. The...

    I just came back to finish off this saga.

    The pony's owners have decided to cut their losses and opted to contact the seller (the PARENT) and offer to GIVE him back stating if they came to pick...
  5. ^ And with that last post being a 'good note', I...

    ^ And with that last post being a 'good note', I think I'll now excuse myself from this thread.

    There have been a GREAT number of replies. Thanks, I have some food for thought, and some great...
  6. NoSuchPerson I didn't mean offense to 'mule'...

    NoSuchPerson

    I didn't mean offense to 'mule' people - I was referencing Benson Mule Days here in NC where drunk idiots do stupid things with their animals because they either don't care or don't...
  7. Countrywood

    Countrywood - When are you available to come fix him? :cool:

    You come off so... *sigh* I too have 'fixed' many horses that came here with poor ground manners.

    I'd love for you to illustrate...
  8. I just want to state here that I don't think the...

    I just want to state here that I don't think the buyers were trying to pull one over on me. Perhaps they didn't mention the vet purchase escapade to me 'right away' because maybe they just thought...
  9. Yes, the conclusion you came to with the clicker...

    Yes, the conclusion you came to with the clicker training is what we came to when we started investigating different authors and methodologies. I think the bolting off is HUGELY SELF REWARDING.
    ...
  10. Dear 4thehorses - What you mention here is SO...

    Dear 4thehorses -

    What you mention here is SO ELEMENTARY compared to all the work and the rules of engagement we have for this pony.

    SO, SO ELEMENTARY.

    Do you think we are letting this...
  11. Linda Hoover has already 'experienced' this...

    Linda Hoover has already 'experienced' this horse. He has been to the versatility show a few times, even shown in-hand there. I've handled him there myself once.

    I have talked to Linda at the...
  12. Since someone else also asked this... When...

    Since someone else also asked this...



    When we found him on line, I found a slew of YouTube videos of the (then) youth owner doing things with him that kids do (riding around bareback, double,...
  13. No, I did not make any commission. Not off...

    No, I did not make any commission. Not off purchasing this pony, not off trying to help them sell the original horse.
  14. ^ HicksteadFan - But it isn't the current horse...

    ^ HicksteadFan - But it isn't the current horse owner's fault that this horse has this behavior. Not one bit. This horse had this habit when we purchased him. The sellers hid it and later slipped...
  15. Thank you for the replies and the chance to get...

    Thank you for the replies and the chance to get this off my chest / talk about this.

    Obviously, we are ALL in over our heads with this, or else he wouldn't continue doing it.

    I've 'caught'...
  16. I have that situation now. I'm a freelance web...

    I have that situation now. I'm a freelance web developer. I can go out and ride mid-day, but, the trade off is working late into the evenings, or being at my computer at 6:00 am then getting up to...
  17. Found student a horse that is not working out 6 months later - now what?

    UPDATED THE STORY, SEE PAGE 6 OF THIS THREAD.


    So I posted about this pony before, he has an in-hand bolting issue (cobby / drafty pony).

    Readers Digest version:

    The family came to me about...
  18. Free - lesson mare recovering from knee injury (mole hole), central North Carolina NC

    She is 15.3H and very large bodied.

    She had been my lesson horse, and my boyfriend's horse, since 2007 but about 5 months ago she stepped / fell into a mole hole and injured her knee. We did not...
  19. Revising boarding business due to life changes...

    Recently my day job boss retired and I took over the business. This is good news for me since I'll be making more hourly, however I'll also be self employed and an office of one. My time now is more...
  20. HA HA HA, I found this on a Google Image search...

    HA HA HA, I found this on a Google Image search for "French Cavesson"

    Think this would make an impression? http://sellerie-occitane.com/shop/51-138-thickbox/cavesson-iron.jpg
  21. Hey guys, check this out... ...

    Hey guys, check this out... http://horsehalt.co.uk/shop/index.php/training-equipment/iv-horse-super-pro-lunging-cavesson.html

    It looks like it has metal running thru the nose band (think arabian...
  22. OTV - Yeah, he gives TINY little signs, but...

    OTV -

    Yeah, he gives TINY little signs, but man they are quick. And with his short, fat drafty neck and big head it is hard to catch him fast enough to get the leverage.

    When we trot him in...
  23. Thanks everyone for the replies. As far as the...

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    As far as the suggestions to do a lot of ground work, I already addressed that. His whole walk to the pasture and to the barn is nothing but a ground work session...
  24. And there is no 'slowing it down'. He doesn't...

    And there is no 'slowing it down'. He doesn't move very fast to begin with. He's either in slug mode, or he is 'out of your hands' mode. :-\

    Ok, someone said "treats are only to get them to do a...
  25. Well the reason I brought it up was because we go...

    Well the reason I brought it up was because we go to a local versatility show (dressage and obstacle course, and in-hand stuff) and I was discussing this a few months back and the woman who runs the...
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