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Skip to comments.The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SEVEN
Posted on 07/14/2005 3:23:55 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories.
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The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - thread ONE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread TWO!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread - Thread THREE!
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FOUR
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread FIVE
The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread SIX
New folk and occasional posters, jump right in and introduce yourselves, tell us about your horses, and post pictures if you've got them!
I know, I was just suprised how some tried to give you a beating. You handled yourself OK.
New Saddle Club thread.
I called and set up the reservations for the trail ride on Sunday morning. Rebecca and I are ~so~ excited!
The ride is for an hour and a half - through different terrain. And Rebecca gets a horse, not a pony - as per the fella I talked to on the phone.
All right, you're going on a ride:)
That's great. Have lots of fun, take pictures.
We're going here.
You know this sort of thing is very habit forming:)
I was talking to Hair about it last night. If Rebecca enjoys herself, we'll do this once or twice a month as we can afford it.
If she really takes to it, I'll sign her up for lessons.
Which means, I can tag along, right? *wink*
Most definitly you'd have to tag along:)
How old is Rebecca?
She'll be 8 in September.
They were going to rope tonight, but as you can see it was already getting dark and they didn't even have the cows horns wrapped yet, so it would have been to dark for pictures.
Oh, that's a good age to start:)
And yes, I figured the same thing re: age.
I told Hair that Rebecca would probably be better at it than I will be.
I'm off to bed. It isn't Sunday yet!
Wow! How long you think it's been like that? Just recent?
New saddle then? Or can it be fixed?
Well did he get a rope on him? I think a kid would be harder to lasso than a calf!
Thanks. Yall too. Remember....pictures.
I have no idea how long it's been broke, could be since Belle. One of the times she fell over in it. Who know.
I'll try to get it over to the saddle shop today or tomorrow to see what can be done. Joe looked at it. He's the guy that taught Charlie to rope that I've talked about. His brother, Stanley is the owner of the saddle shop. Joe said Stanley could take all the leather off of mine and rebuild it on a new tree. It will depend on the cost of doing that if I do it or not, or just buy a new one.
Nah, he never did. He wasn't really trying:), those ropes hurt. He use to rope us all the time. I'd never let him behind me if he had a rope in his hands when he was home. He was always trying to heel us.
He just left here this morning for him and Mack to go to work. While we were waiting for Mack to get ready to go, Charlie and I were going over all the evidence trying to figure when it broke. He's thinking now that might have been what Belle's problem has been all along, even tho it was a brand new saddle for her.
He was asking me to remember all the incidents and the order they happened in with her. I remember one time when I first got her that she did get a stirrup hung in a fence. She did pull back some, but then stopped. It might have been enough to break it. And she did go down on me one time shortly after I got it in the creek, but I don't think she rolled over that far that time to break it.
I do remember the first time she threw one of her fits, was at the first CTR I took her too. I had been riding her for more then a year when that happened and Charlie always thought it odd that she was so good for so long for me before she started having problems. He thinks something must have happened to start it. It may be that was the first time the thing pinched her.
Then of course I had that paint horse with the head problem I've told you about. We're wondering if this saddle might not have been his problem??
Charlie said it could have started out as a hairline crack and after all these years it's just slowly gotten worse and worse form the movement, and now it's finally got bad enough that I've noticed. At TX when he was working on my saddle he was fussing at me because he said my stirrups were uneven. I told him I'd never noticed. He thinks the bars of the tree have now fully broke away for the swells on one side. You can see that where the seat leather joins the swells it's pulled away some on one side.
This might explain too why Harley got wiggy that one day when I was riding. Right before he got wiggy I had gotten a branch from some brush stuck thru a stirrup and it pulled enough for him to get silly and jump around a bit before it broke off. It was right after that that he started acting up....that branch could have pulled the crack open and then when it worked back together it pinched him....
Anyway sorry for the ramble, we were just talking about all this and I'm just reviewing it all in my head.
Good morning Becky,
It's not a good thing to happen, but if it explains some of the behaviour problems, and a new saddle will make it right then thats a good thing! : )
Lightning is SORE this morning after being gelded. The vet did a thorough check up on him and told Mark he has one great horse! : )
Wow.... well, Do you think it's probable enough with Belle that it was the saddle, to try again?
If it's been that way that long, then Rusty is one good stoic horse. :~D
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