All American Quarter Horses
DEADLINE: October 31st!
Winter is fast approaching in Canada! The leaves are changing; there is a chill in the air; and it recently snowed in Alberta. Sadly, this signals the end of this year’s rescue opportunity for Premarin mares and foals. The ranchers will be forced to bring the horses out of pasture.
Since it is extremely costly for the ranchers to feed them hay and grains, nearly 200 hundred horses will end up at auction, many of whom will be slaughtered. Please adopt and save a Premarin horse from slaughter.
Please go to PMU Rescue (http://www.pmurescue.org/) or The Animali Farm (http://www.theanimalifarm.com/) for a list of Premarin horses currently available for adoption or click here to read more (https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=1781&JServSessionIdr012=d59jwf9zt1.app24b).
Jill Buckley, Esq.
Legislative Liaison, Western Region
I decided on Friday that I want to sell my Stubben dressage saddle.
It's a 32 cm tree, fairly older, but in a generally very good condition. The leather is faded (no longer a beautiful black), but with some dye work, it'd be like new.
I will mostly likely be selling the saddle with the leathers, irons, and girth (it's somewhere in the 30 inch range).
What would be a fair price for this? My mom had purchased it maybe 10 years ago, gifted it to me about 7, and I haven't used it heavily for almost 3 years. It's been kept in a saddle bag, cleaned and oiled about four times a summer, and never exposed to heavy moisture.
OMG! my friend just bought http://www.recreationranch.com/
and wants me to come live with her after my parents move!! how great would that be! me, my horse and my ferrets in good ol'
New York!! I can live for free, and she'd pay me 10% of the proffits from the guests! I'd get my own bed room for me and my ferrts, my horse would have free board,and all the pasture space he wanted! omg that would be a dream!!
Now Dartanian is going lame in his front legs.. he has arthiritis in his back right, and now could be Navicular in one of his front legs.. hes been getting worse everyday.. I don't know what to do.. We're going to get x-rays done on wends. for his front.. and if it is positive for Navicular then im sure he'll be put on Isoxsuprine? I can't stand to see my baby hurting anymore.. it kills me everytime I see him walk down to the pasture.. I give him bute for his pain... but it still makes me want to cry. I'm kinda thinking/hopeing that if the Isoxsuprine does work for his front, then that will take some of the pressure off his back ankle and help that?? maybe? well we'll find out on wends. for now, just please keep him in your prayers. I'll do anyting to get my horse back to normal!
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talk to ya'll soon!!
How long have you loved horses?:i cant say there was a specific time i got bitten by the bug, i think i was just born with it. so thats a good 15 years.
When was the first time you had the chance to ride?: when i was at a birthdayparty they had pony rides, i aslked in saw the ponies and spent th entire b-day party pettiing the ponies. i even missed out on the cake.
Did you/are you taking lessons?: i did.
Do you prefer English or western or some other style?: WESTERN! WESTERN!
What riding styles have you tried?: western pleasure(show) jumping, bareback, trail (shown) every style of riding requiring a western saddle like team penning..etc.
Have you ever jumped?: yes, bareback
Do you like trail riding? :love it
Where do you ride? : at the ranch, at rodeos, at horse shows
Who is your favorite horse(s)?: SNICKERS!! i love my baby boy! (and im not jsut saying that because he would bite me)
Which breed do you prefer? : tie between quarter horse and paint
How many horses have you owned or leased?: one, leased him now own him
Now answer questions about your current horse(s), whether you lease, own.
Do you own/lease/love a horse or horses? :yes
What are their name(s)?: "potluckcandybar" or snickers or submarine
What breed are they?: paint, to be specific dunn overo paint
Color? : dun with a black mane and tail
How Old?: just turned 6 on april 23
What are their personalities?: oh god, snickers ok lets explain him. hes a bit of a wussy, but relly a lion at heart, hes nicknamed the submarine because we go swimming in the pondand he goes into the water where onyl his nose sticks out, hes a cuddle bug and hates to be away from me, hes gets really freaked out nd starts to dance and runaround. he loves to have challanges lik eaerning something new like reining. and he loves to give me kisses, and loves it when i give him hugs, and hes a smart alic
What are they trained/being trained in?: wtsrn pleasure, trial, showmanship, working on reining
Describe how you got your horse(s): i found a ranch to volunteer at, he was there and it was love at first sight, then he was taken away and i had to fight to keep him for 6 months.
What are their registered names, if they are registered?: potluckcandybar
i completely forgot i was a member of this community, i apologize for never ever posting.
I have a question or five.
I'm in Pony Club and I'm going for my C-2 at the end of the month and part of what we have to do is lounge.
Now I have a 10yo AQHA gelding-sweet as can be but he cant lounge at all.
I've been trying all this week and he's starting to get it a little. I had one of my trainers out this past Wed. for my usual Dressage lesson but we decided to try and lounge him instead. She was under the impression that he DID know how to lounge it was just easier for him to just blow us off and go do his own thing.
I've had him for maybe 3 years now and he was a school horse at a college prior. So he hasnt been lounge in a good 5 years.
My horse was broke and originally trained western. I was hoping you guys could help me out a little bit. Like what are some commands that differ from western and english that would help me when I lounge. like does cluck me trot and a kiss mean canter or something odd like that. How can i get my horse to NOT COME IN when i say whoa. ya know stuff like that.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
and Billy i guess ;-)
my horse has been lame on and off for the past year on his back right leg... he just got x-rays done today, i'll know tomorrow whats going on.. hopefully its nothing thats not fixabe *cross your fingers*!!!!!!!!!!!
Do any of you have middle names for your horses?
Maybe it's because my girls have "human-esq" names, but both of them have full names.
Ginger Elizabeth and Kelly Anne.
I know that Elizabeth doesn't really "flow" with Ginger, but it's the best I could come up with. That, and Ginger is the queen bee of our herd, so her full name is really "Her Royal Highness, Queen Ginger Elizabeth." All our other horses get the title of "Princess."
Anyway, am I alone in giving my horses middle names?
Okay, so I rode western today for the first time in a long time. I'm generally an English Pleasure-Dressage-Hunter rider (varying with my mood or what show is coming up). I rode western for a few years (I got an Argentine TB and turned her from polo pony to western pleasure pony) and I'm pretty good at it. Now I"m confused about whether I want to do dressage (which is what I was aiming at, my new horse and I just need more show experience) or go back to western. I could probably train him better if we did western, and he is cute dressed up western, but I'm not totally sold.
Then again, I think quarter horses shold be western horses, he is
a Cash horse, and his sire won 3 congress' and 1 world show and his grandsire won 3 congress' and 3 world shows, both in halter. What's with the 3, I don't know, but what's your opinion?
Even a suggestion to let him (Sox, Justa Sock of Cash by Obvious Cash out of Justa Little Flower)
choose would be great. Should I ask my old trainer? Should I just give it more time? Please help!