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  1. So, this girth is also for a horse with a forward...

    So, this girth is also for a horse with a forward girth groove? Not jst one whose saddle slips forward?

    NJR
  2. These pads are a few mm's thick. They aren't...

    These pads are a few mm's thick. They aren't meant for "padding up" spots, just to keep the saddle from slipping. However, the one I have goes between the pad and the saddle, so it is just to keep...
  3. Thanks to everyone for your replies. Yes, I do...

    Thanks to everyone for your replies. Yes, I do have a good fitter that can adjust flocking etc. We just need to find a saddle that is worth adjusting. The more I read, the more it seems the Duett...
  4. Saddle just rolls if it's wide enough?

    My paint has very little wither and lots of shoulder.

    According to tracings, saddle fitters and the Wintec gauge, he takes an extra wide.

    I rode him in an extra wide Bates today and the...
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    Yes, Ambitious Kate, he is relatively new. I've...

    Yes, Ambitious Kate, he is relatively new. I've had him about four months. I wonder if this has been sneaking up on me?
    I will be going to the chiro as soon as they get back from holidays.
    NJR
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    Farrier is out Jan.6 so I'll have him take a...

    Farrier is out Jan.6 so I'll have him take a look.
    Never thought of longe lessons....
    Interesting thought about no stirrups....my sitting trot is quite solid and he is relaxed and round. It's the...
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    Sitting to the left

    I have suddenly developed a habit of siting (leaning) to the left and it is making my saddle also lean to the left, so it is not straight on my horse's back.
    Even when I THINK I'm sitting straight,...
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    Passier Baum D vs GG Nicole

    I have 2 Passiers available to me...both the correct seat size, both the correct tree. One is a Baum D, older at $600.00 but in great shape although it may need re-stuffing and the other is a GG...
  9. Had a time from Hell with an LG fridge that...

    Had a time from Hell with an LG fridge that sounds a lot like the one you are looking at. The condenser went on it just after the warrantee period and guess what? THEY CAN'T BE FIXED. Remember how...
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    Lump under jaw with scab

    I purchased this horse 3 months ago and at the time he had this lump under his jaw but the vet who did the PPE thought it was a bad reaction to a bug bite.
    He still has the lump...it is to the...
  11. I just spent months looking for a new horse and...

    I just spent months looking for a new horse and you know what I ended up with? A palomino Paint of all things. He looks like a "My Pretty Pony" come to life. It's almost embarrassing, he's so...
  12. Teaching forward to the horse that only steers and stops.

    My new horse has very basic training. Left, right, leave him alone to follow the rail and stop. Because he has always been ridden by kids, his forward is a shuffle. I know I need to begin instilling...
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    Heave line on young horse

    I am looking at a 6 year old APHA gelding to purchase. He has a very distinct line in the musculature of his flanks, what I would term a "heave line" if I saw it in an old horse. He shows no symptoms...
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    He got the BO's number because he recognized the...

    He got the BO's number because he recognized the farm from pictures of the horse and so called the BO.

    NJR
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    I've got nothing to hide and that wasn't the...

    I've got nothing to hide and that wasn't the point. I was looking at it from my BO's point of view of getting a phone call out of the blue asking about a horse that doesn't belong to them. I thought...
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    Spin off...selling horses

    Is it customary for the potential buyer to call my coach, barn owner or other professional (farrier as an example) to ask about the horse I have for sale without asking me first?

    I have nothing to...
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    Spin off...selling horses

    Wrong forum. Please delete.
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    Well, asked around and got some info from someone...

    Well, asked around and got some info from someone who sent a horse on trial to this trainer. 10k horse came back after a couple of weeks, having dropped a hundred pounds and some condition. Friend...
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    Sending on trial...

    ...how important is it to a sale?

    Do people even buy without a trial anymore?

    I have a horse for sale and the three sales that have looked the most serious all fell through because I refused...
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    And are you going to pull the trigger, Lady...

    And are you going to pull the trigger, Lady Eboshi.
    Think about that for a minute, rather than immediately type "yes".

    NJR
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    Well, considering I was asking about "long and...

    Well, considering I was asking about "long and low", the idea that he did porn made me laugh out loud.... :)

    Thanks everyone, this has been a very interesting discussion. A special thanks to...
  22. KD Lang at the Vancouver Olympics for Hallelujah,...

    KD Lang at the Vancouver Olympics for Hallelujah, hands down.
    NJR
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    Long and low NOT on the forehand...

    I see people riding "long and low" and invariably, they look on the forehand. I know this is an exercise to teach the horse to get off of the forehand.
    How does one teach this exercise correctly and...
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    He was perfectly fine, like the last 3 weeks of...

    He was perfectly fine, like the last 3 weeks of silence never happened.
    We'll see if it carries over to work today.

    NJR

    PS...the show was great. One of the perks of being a chef....You get...
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    We are chefs who share a kitchen. I always...

    We are chefs who share a kitchen.

    I always say "Good morning" and will make the odd comment as it seems appropriate during the day, but for the most part, I just stay silent.
    Saje and Chief2...
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