Type: Posts; User: Huntin' Pony
How often do you ride in the tall boots? If not often at home, then it's a little like switching bits on the day of the show.
Before spending the money on new boots, you might want to ride in...
She may be telling you that BN is boring now and she wants to go N.
Seriously, if the fences are not helping to set her up, you may need to challenge her more. Or you may need to back up and...
In the Red
Tack cleaning equipment
I second the vet suggestion. Could be low-grade laminitis, based on your comment about her weight.
I have a pony who is sometimes strong. A tom-thumb jointed pelham is my go-to for show jumping and fox hunting. I use two reins and recommend that over a converter. The curb chain is tight enough...
Jealous, oh so jealous!
Sounds like it was worth losing a little sleep tonight.
I was in your exact spot, including 3rd-level national All-Breed awards.
I suggest that you read at least the first few chapters of Melanie Smith-Taylor's book, "Riding with Life." It is not...
I sold one through Galloping Grape in Warrenton , VA. Quick sale, good price, immediate payoff.
Just a happy customer, not connected to the store.
oops - duplicate
Another vote for gum rubber pull-ons.
As for getting them on, if your horse is good about holding his feet up, stand alongside his shoulder facing his tail. Pick up the foot and rest the knee...
A good resource:
If the horse has an elevated digital pulse, put the horse in ice and call the vet.
As a seller, I have been advised that the cleanest way to do this is to draw up a contract that transfers ownership and legal responsibility to the buyer but include a (say) 14-to-30 day "return...
As in so many things, it IS wrong that competitors bring an attitude that spawns the title of this thread. It IS, however, reality as you know.
Organizers, volunteers and friends know...
LadyB's suggestion of grid work is right on the mark. Find someone who is good at setting and adjusting grids based on the horse's reactions and it will help both the horse and you!
A Tale of Two Horses by Tschiffley. A travelogue of a trip from Buenos Aires to Washington, DC using two horses. A wonderful book.
I have a row of those decorative grasses around my ring. They grow from ground level to above a small horse's head over the course of the summer and work well as a boundary for most horses. Every...
Ok, I found it. The race was run on the "inner turf" course where the record, set in 1994, is 1:57 4/5 held by Paradise Creek. He would have been 5 at that time.
1:59 and 1 is awesome on any...
Lady Eli ran the 1-1/4 in 1:59 and 1/5 on the turf course. Anyone know the race and track records on that course? Seems really fast especially for a 3-y-o filly!!
I encourage you to get out of the arena and with other horses in a safe environment as much as you can. Your horse will appreciate and enjoy the company and will pick up on the other horses'...
Rule out the usual suspects - saddle fit, teeth, ulcers, tying up, etcetera. You are right to have involved the vet and I assume you will follow through with his/her recommendations.
I am going...
and he was born on February 29, so hasn't even had his first birthday yet!
Building on TallyHo's idea,
IIRC, Hawaii was the sire of Molokai, the very successful event horse. I think there was another one around the same timeframe too.