Type: Posts; User: GreyDes
I really like the Charles Owen vest with the gel. JL9, or something like that? It takes a bit to warm up, then it's very flexible.
Lesson junkie - You can get the tree re-sized if you want. Call SW, and download the wither tracing templates from their website. It'll run you @ $200.
FYI - if you can go to $1500, this is available in 18.5 & 19.5". http://www.smithworthington.com/index.php?p=product&id=162
Smith Worthington will adjust it to your wither tracings before they...
I've had excellent experience with them, and their customer service is terrific.
I have a Danzig dressage, and a Beaufort CC. Neither is specifically on a hoop tree, but they can adjust them...
I use Renegades as well, and typically only boot the front for "normal" trails. I do go with all four for very rocky/gravelly footing. For example, when my husband and I go to Acadia on vacation,...
I did! North East Ski Joring put on a clinic near me, and I had a blast. They did a great job of walking everyone through how to attach the harness, get the horses used to ropes, and go through the...
I really like treeless for trail riding. My husband has a Bob Marshall that we call "the couch" because it's so comfortable.
However, I've had less good experiences with treeless for dressage....
We do 30 minute blocks/rider, and charge $50-75, depending on the clinician.
~ 5 minutes to warm up
~ 5 minutes to ride test 1
~ 10 minutes of coaching
~ 5 minutes to ride test...
I have a Tucker Gen II endurance for hubby's TWH, and in my experience, the trees run narrow compared to many other brands.
He's in a wide, and I went with the GII because they have more room in...
There's a facebook group called Arabian Sport Horse Alliance, and you can probably get a good idea of pricing from looking at the postings there.
Premier Air Cooled or N.E.W. in small.
SmartPak has the Premiers. https://www.smartpakequine.com/premier-equine-air-cooled-boots-9026p
Any chance they mistakenly sent you the Enduracools? Those are pretty thin fabric.
I think I got the message loud & clear to get some pro help :)
I'll do a schooling show, and maybe an amateur handling class. I REALLY appreciate the input and insight - I was thinking I could do...
One last question - is there a preferred bridle/bit style, or does it not matter at all?
Great tips - thanks everyone!
I would never have thought of the braiding issue, and I'll start working on turning to the right.
She has been trailered out several times, but always with a...
I'm planning to show my coming two year old Hanoverian filly in DSHB classes next year. I know the basics - show on the triangle, she'll need to be in a bridle, etc.
This will be my first time...
I really like my Smith Worthington Danzig. It's definitely a dressage saddle, but not super deep, and I can do small jumps in it. I bought mine with extra padding in the seat, and added velcro...
I'm surprised at where some of this conversation has gone. My thoughts when I read the article were:
1. Good for honeylips/Golden State!
2. Show jumping has used pony hunters as a feeding ground...
Renegades! Easy to use and last a long time.
I have the Dynamic RS eggbutt (curved mouthpiece with the roller) for my Arab in the 16mm, which I think was the only diameter available in 4 3/4" when I bought it.
He's quite comfortable with...
Remember, they'll be fine being horses. If you're okay financially keeping both, some downtime isn't the worst thing for them (unless you have specific competitive goals on a specific schedule).
Congrats! That's a terrific accomplishment!
100% legal - see example 6 under permitted snaffles.
I would return them. I have two pairs of these, and have never had a problem moving the sleeves up toward the top of the stirrup. They were a little stiff when I first got them, but nothing that a...