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    Wow. It's not often I get chills from watching a...

    Wow. It's not often I get chills from watching a horse gallop, but wow. Look at how he just digs in and goes! Wow.
  2. Where I scratch depends on the horse I'm trying...

    Where I scratch depends on the horse I'm trying to love on. Both my mares are extremely different in their likes and dislikes, and I try to respect that. I feel it's similar to expecting them to...
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    What fantastic insight, thank you! Goodhors -...

    What fantastic insight, thank you!

    Goodhors - My mare is a glorified pasture puff that I pull out of the field for trail riding, some arena work and this year, maybe some competitive trail or...
  4. I bawled. My boyfriend thought I was insane,...

    I bawled. My boyfriend thought I was insane, crying like a lunatic over a horse race.
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    Questions about cinches

    I'm in the market for a new cinch, but the options are endless. I'm fond of mohair/string cinches, but that's about the only preference I have. I have a few questions:

    1. What is the proper way to...
  6. If this was my dog, I'd be on a rampage for...

    If this was my dog, I'd be on a rampage for justice. I'd own every single Petco by the time I was done with it. Yes, people make mistakes... but mistakes shouldn't cost a life. I've made countless...
  7. I am my dogs' person or owner. I am not their...

    I am my dogs' person or owner. I am not their guardian or mother, but they are part of my family. My boyfriend seems to think he's 'dad' to his dog. It seems weird to me, but whatever makes him happy.
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    OP, I've been following this thread (there's a...

    OP, I've been following this thread (there's a lot of information, eh?) and I just wanted to pop in and say that I like your horse. He needs some wei8ght, but he definitely doesn't look like a...
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    Dear fellow boarder, Just because you do not...

    Dear fellow boarder,

    Just because you do not discipline your brat of a horse doesn't mean I'm abusing mine when she acts up and I put her in her place. I don't like when my horse tries to run me...
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    I have two horses, but only a price for one. ...

    I have two horses, but only a price for one.

    Horse #1 is my heart horse. She is a glorified lawn mower who is not broke to saddle, but has earned her retirement after a successful harness racing...
  11. First, just take a deep breath and try to calm...

    First, just take a deep breath and try to calm down a little bit. You did not sign for or authorize the purchase.

    Next, I want you to google any email addresses or phone numbers associated with...
  12. I adopted a dog from Cancun, Mexico about 4 years...

    I adopted a dog from Cancun, Mexico about 4 years ago. She lived on the streets and had no concept of house training or that house cats were not meant to be eaten. I brought her home and in those 4...
  13. I'm a tack hoarder. I love restoring old leather,...

    I'm a tack hoarder. I love restoring old leather, but I won't touch anything with dry rot. Mold and thirsty leather is one thing, but when I can crack the leather and it resembles beef jerky... I...
  14. I buy and sell a lot of saddles. I had an Albion...

    I buy and sell a lot of saddles. I had an Albion that sat in a consignment store for months and months and months. It was priced at $800 and in fantastic condition. Unfortunately, it was brown in...
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    This thread reminds me a lot of a train wreck......

    This thread reminds me a lot of a train wreck... horrible to see, but I'm unable to look away. I can't believe the gall of the girl who was leasing your horse, and while I'm impressed by your...
  16. My teensy tiny little brag - my notoriously hard...

    My teensy tiny little brag - my notoriously hard to catch horse actually came up to me in her pen. Normally, she very casually walks to the furthest end of her private pen when she sees me coming....
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    Thanks, all! I have a pair of stirrups similar to...

    Thanks, all! I have a pair of stirrups similar to the SA Walls stirrups, which will be going on the saddle as soon as I get it. It will come to me oiled and conditioned.

    I ride in a pair of Ariat...
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    Fenders will be pre-turned for me! I've never...

    Fenders will be pre-turned for me!

    I've never heard of pigskin on a western saddle... that's an interesting concept. I'm not quite sure how the roughout will affect my skin, but I'm guessing...
  19. I currently board at a private facility that is...

    I currently board at a private facility that is $150 per month. I don't have an indoor arena, but I have a private pen for my horses that is dragged and cleaned every 3 days. The water troughs are...
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    I'm using a very small custom saddler that...

    I'm using a very small custom saddler that doesn't even have a website. I came across him through word of mouth and seeing the quality of work. He doesn't even build saddles as a business, it's more...
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    Thanks, all! I wasn't sure if it was safe to soak...

    Thanks, all! I wasn't sure if it was safe to soak a saddle, which is why I asked. I feel like the only thing I'll really need to break in are the fenders... I don't think they'll come pre-turned, but...
  22. Can you share your trick? I'm short and my horse...

    Can you share your trick? I'm short and my horse is short, but sometimes, I struggle with my western saddles. I'm okay up until about 40lbs, but after that... it gets awkward. People always talk...
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    Breaking in a new saddle

    So I took the plunge - I finally ordered myself a custom saddle and am now waiting for it to be built and sent to me. Exciting!

    I've never had a brand new saddle and have always purchased used...
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    I use one sometimes. If I'm not going to be...

    I use one sometimes. If I'm not going to be riding faster than a walk or jog, I might leave it off. If I know I'm going to be working at a lope, I'll put it on. I just use a plain old leather breast...
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    The bit in her mouth in that picture is called an...

    The bit in her mouth in that picture is called an Argentine Dogbone "Snaffle". With this bit, I basically ride her with a lot of slack in the reins. If I was riding english, it would almost be...
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