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Forum: Showing
 Topic: Can you help me
Re: Can you help me [message #3211385 is a reply to message #3211138 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 10:40
  patsy  is currently offline patsy  
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Location: Gembrook
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Kimmy wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 17:41

patsy wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 14:50

I've got ooooooodles of white girths I'll see if I've got a 105 cm Smile

Do have a rather lovely Wagners Lampwick around that size that has been used once if you are interested


Thanks Patsy, can you post pics for me with prices. Must be show quality Very Happy



The legend that is Wagners Saddlery not made its way to Tassie then, Kimmy Rolls Eyes


Sometimes I get my ambitions & my abilities confused
Forum: Dressage
 Topic: Not So Dressage, Dressage horses......
Re: Not So Dressage, Dressage horses...... [message #3211395 is a reply to message #3167139 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 10:53
  Jess_DHAC  is currently offline Jess_DHAC  
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Registered: March 2008
Location: Central Goldfeilds
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Lovely horses everyone. Very Happy


"I'm a self styled Bitch"
Re: Not So Dressage, Dressage horses...... [message #3211504 is a reply to message #3167139 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 14:36
  loubar  
Messages: 3557
Registered: February 2010
Location: MHAA AFWHS BEC
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Deleted my other pics on photobucket, whoops didnt know it deletes the link here too...
Here is an updated one of my little Morgan guy.
Really happy with him Smile

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p510/loubar1/Mobile%20Uploads/905885_10152239306646854_9022428726182770343_o_zps7e6d7082.jpg
Re: Not So Dressage, Dressage horses...... [message #3211530 is a reply to message #3167139 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 15:22
  Danib87  is currently offline Danib87  
Messages: 478
Registered: April 2011
Level 1
Hi is gorgeous, Loubar! Very Happy
Forum: Jumping
 Topic: Realistic budget for eventer/showjumper
Re: Realistic budget for eventer/showjumper [message #3211315 is a reply to message #3211063 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 08:09
Eventer28  is currently offline Eventer28  
Messages: 18
Registered: May 2014
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Age probably between 7-17, I don't mind a bit of age as I have a young one being started at the moment.

Thank you so much for that, Smile

I know what I'm after but I never word it correctly!

I was thinking a minimum $5000, but there are so many around that are essentially the same horse but someone is asking $5000 and then the other is asking $10,000. I guess its all in the finer details like can jumps 1m+ single fences and can jump 1m+ rounds. Good basic flat work vs rushed basic flat work.

I will make sure I do my homework this time and really ask the right questions and definitely will ask for videos so I don't get caught out again.

Thanks Again!
 Topic: Where to buy jump wings
Re: Where to buy jump wings [message #3211384 is a reply to message #3208902 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 10:40
  TheSnowyStorm  is currently offline TheSnowyStorm  
Messages: 92
Registered: May 2013
Location: Australia
Level 3
I think there is a Horseland in Geelong? They aren't that reasonable....but just pointing it out...also, smaller horse shops have them too, well the one around Mornington does.
Re: Where to buy jump wings [message #3211465 is a reply to message #3208902 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 12:58
  livefasy  
Messages: 155
Registered: March 2011
Location: EA Vic
Level 2
BlueChip wrote on Mon, 25 August 2014 16:36

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone knows where I could purchase some jump wings/poles in the Geelong area, at a reasonable price?

I'm also after some like this

index.php?t=getfile&id=602956&private=0

Secondhand is fine too.

Thank you Smile


They're pretty expensive unfortunately, and I doubt many people would sell them secondhand. I think they're up around the $200 mark a set, from memory Shocked

You're almost better off making your own Laughing Grab some tyres and stack them up, or some barrels!

ETA: Link

http://www.tradingstables.com.au/products/grooming-and-saddl e-equipment/dressage-and-showjumping-training

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 12:58]

Re: Where to buy jump wings [message #3211496 is a reply to message #3211465 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 14:13
  TheSnowyStorm  is currently offline TheSnowyStorm  
Messages: 92
Registered: May 2013
Location: Australia
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At horseland I think they are $150, I'm not sure, but like livefasy said, better off making your own.
 Topic: recommend grass type for jumping arena?
Re: recommend grass type for jumping arena? [message #3211625 is a reply to message #3198888 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:15
  indi3068  
Messages: 231
Registered: December 2011
Level 2
I would think something which is deeply rooted like rye grass. They used kikuyu at weribee racetrack and they have had huge issues with the roots not holding the soil together
Forum: Advertising - Commercial
 Topic: Eventing coach available for lessons
Eventing coach available for lessons [message #3211534] Tue, 02 September 2014 15:27
  CFRASER  is currently offline CFRASER  
Messages: 173
Registered: July 2008
Location: Macclesfield
Level 2
Active Event rider who loves working with all types of horses and riders. From beginners to advanced, flat, jumping, xc or just pleasure riding, young horses to school masters. I have an encouraging manner while still striving to get the best out of my pupils and their horses.

$50 ph
$35 1/2 hour
$40 semi private
$30 group

Available weekdays and most weekends
Phone 0407057053

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 15:28]

 Topic: WANTED - lucerne hay - Albury area
Re: WANTED - lucerne hay - Albury area [message #3211461 is a reply to message #3209930 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 12:53
  dannib  is currently offline dannib  
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Registered: October 2005
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Im after grass hay (about 30 bales) if you know of anywhere - Im in albury too
Re: WANTED - lucerne hay - Albury area [message #3211528 is a reply to message #3211461 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 15:19
  jazir1787  
Messages: 10549
Registered: December 2009
Out of my way, I am in the midst of a hoo haa monologue
Kym at Saddleworld - her hubby does grass hay and clover&rye hay, though I'm not sure how much they have. Unfortunately they don't do lucerne or they'd be my first pick!


~ My treasures do not clink together and glitter...
...they gleam in the sun and neigh in the night ~

RIP Jazzy <3
Re: WANTED - lucerne hay - Albury area [message #3211553 is a reply to message #3211528 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 15:56
  jazir1787  
Messages: 10549
Registered: December 2009
Out of my way, I am in the midst of a hoo haa monologue
Just spoke to Parkers at Oxley, they have grass hay too


~ My treasures do not clink together and glitter...
...they gleam in the sun and neigh in the night ~

RIP Jazzy <3
 Topic: Skye Park Factory Clearance Sale
Re: Skye Park Factory Clearance Sale [message #3211565 is a reply to message #3211123 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:10
  Jess_DHAC  is currently offline Jess_DHAC  
Messages: 7401
Registered: March 2008
Location: Central Goldfeilds
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I am so excited that I will actually be close enough to go this year. Smile


"I'm a self styled Bitch"
 Topic: Lals Haven Warmbloods
Lals Haven Warmbloods [message #3211632] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:23
  emuys  is currently offline emuys  
Messages: 139
Registered: September 2009
Level 3
Read the latest blog about Team Joyce out and about

Master of four faults!

http://lalshaven.com.au/euroa-jumping-classic-2/

index.php?t=getfile&id=603338&private=0

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[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 18:24]

Forum: Events for the Calendar
 Topic: 2 Day Camp/Clinic Dressage / SJ / XC
Re: 2 Day Camp/Clinic Dressage / SJ / XC [message #3211367 is a reply to message #3194605 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 10:00
  jimdandy  is currently offline jimdandy  
Messages: 135
Registered: January 2008
Location: Bennison
Level 3
Spots still available, great instructors, lovely grounds & friendly people

get your entries off soon Razz
 Topic: YGLHC Children's Hunt 20th September
YGLHC Children's Hunt 20th September [message #3211481] Tue, 02 September 2014 13:46
  China bLue  
Messages: 3095
Registered: September 2006
Location: Wyena & Seymour
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Dear Members and friends - The Yarra Glen & Lilydale Hunt Club is holding another Children's Ride on the 20th September - please invite anyone you know who may be interested. A great day out ALL AGES WELCOME!!

WEBSITE: http://www.yglhuntclub.com/

index.php?t=getfile&id=603307&private=0

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 16:31]

Re: YGLHC Children's Hunt 20th September [message #3211508 is a reply to message #3211481 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 14:47
  TheSnowyStorm  is currently offline TheSnowyStorm  
Messages: 92
Registered: May 2013
Location: Australia
Level 3
I am veryinterested in it!

Do I have to be a member of something or is it public?

Do I have to wear anything special?
Re: YGLHC Children's Hunt 20th September [message #3211573 is a reply to message #3211508 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:30
  China bLue  
Messages: 3095
Registered: September 2006
Location: Wyena & Seymour
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Neat attire is all you need ( pc uniform/hrcav uniform or just neat clothing), no you do not have to be a member of anything you pay day insurance. Please RSVP with John if you wish to attend.
 Topic: Double Dan Clinic Ballarat 14 & 15 March 2015 participants, fence sitters & evening show
Re: Double Dan Clinic Ballarat 14 & 15 March 2015 participants, fence sitters & evening show [message #3211585 is a reply to message #3209367 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:46
  fitch  is currently offline fitch  
Messages: 739
Registered: August 2009
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Can I clarify as misinformation getting around, for the september clinic
* horses can and are staying overnight.
* this is at unicorn park

it is the university campus that does not allow horses overnight, which is why we didnt use the facility


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/fitchnfamous/bannersmall.jpg
Re: Double Dan Clinic Ballarat 14 & 15 March 2015 participants, fence sitters & evening show [message #3211593 is a reply to message #3211585 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:57
  sandiw  
Messages: 1076
Registered: November 2007
Location: Near Ballarat
Level 1 - Advanced
that is correct but i am trying to arrange overnight accommodation for horses & owners at the ballarat pony club which isnt too far away
 Topic: Double Dan Clinics 18 & 19 and 20 & 21 September, still some places left!
Double Dan Clinics 18 & 19 and 20 & 21 September, still some places left! [message #3211643] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:48
  fitch  is currently offline fitch  
Messages: 739
Registered: August 2009
Level 1 - Advanced
At Unicorn Park, Clarendon, just outside of Ballarat.
Ground Control and Ridden,
$380 for 2 days for you and your horse
yards $5 day/night
yes you can camp over
email fitchnfamous@yahoo.com
or call or text 047 602451


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/fitchnfamous/bannersmall.jpg
Forum: Breeds
 Topic: Arabians - Crabbet and otherwise
Re: Arabians - Crabbet and otherwise [message #3211325 is a reply to message #350 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 08:43
  alchemist  
Messages: 2302
Registered: January 2009
Location: N/A
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Think I'm still trying to recover from sunday lol
We ended up with over 100 youngsters competing, though the arab section itself was pretty poorly supported.
Still, there was enough interest/overall entries to run next year, the open classes first thing in the morning ended up huge, we've got the grounds for the entire weekend, so may make some changes.
Photo's are on Tash Rodgers website if anyone wants to look


All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost
J.R.R.Tolkein
Re: Arabians - Crabbet and otherwise [message #3211411 is a reply to message #3211136 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 11:16
  carluke  
Messages: 3285
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Location: ruby
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sophb wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 17:38

Yep, to the day lol
Fox is long, so not surprised that she's not real big.
She has (don't know the technical term) the white speckle things on her teats the last few days... Otherwise they look like old sultanas haha


Lol... I'd even be as bold to say old rose is quiet a bit longer in body ... She's very long - a very good reason why you never see side shots ...lol... Sad So maybe, maybe guess time will tell for Rose Very Happy

Congrats on the show A/C by the sounds everyone said it was really well run Very Happy


www.carlukecollies.com.au
www.carlukearabians.com

Yes, i know that i can't spell ....
Re: Arabians - Crabbet and otherwise [message #3211594 is a reply to message #3211411 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:59
  sophb  is currently offline sophb  
Messages: 2870
Registered: May 2010
Location: Westcoast ARC
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Oh wow. Ok, I'll take your word for it. I thought Fox was as long as they come Razz
Have noticed Dixxi last 3 cycles so gives hope too since last year Fox peed on me when in season Embarassed hardly subtle Rolls Eyes

Glad to hear show was a success. I do hope to take one, maybe two next year, but have well and truly learnt not to count my chickens.....
 Topic: The Viking Horse/Pony thread: Fjords & Icelandics
Re: The Viking Horse/Pony thread: Fjords & Icelandics [message #3211493 is a reply to message #3211213 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 14:09
  Wings  is currently offline Wings  
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Russinka wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 20:12

Wings wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 15:52

Russinka wrote on Sat, 30 August 2014 10:26

I'll be there tomorrow, looking forward to it. Please forgive me if I am a bit flat or teary though, I lost my old mare last night.


So sorry to read this Sad

I hope Magni cheered you up a bit Smile

He did thankyou, it was wonderful to get out and about and do something else for the day. Next year I'm so dressing up. He is wonderful and Dad and I were very impressed at his demo and handling of the black powder display.

Ruby's death has put back my viking horse plans a bit. I'd had her a long time and her death has really made me think I need to take a step back and get my life a bit more sorted. I'd put a heap of things on hold while I had her (unfortunatly correctly) thinking that if something went wrong due to her age, it would be fairly catastrophic (she choked and then coliced over 48 hours) and I didn't like to leave her. Time to get some money saved up, Jimmy going well and then in the next year or two, a viking.




So glad you guys enjoyed him Smile

As I said on the day there is no shortage of good Iceys if you're thinking long term! Take the time so you can really enjoy your search when you know it's the right time, I'm sure you'll find a little viking horse who suits you as much as mine does for me Very Happy

Although if you think you'd like a bit of an Icey fix while you wait I can't recommend this magazine highly enough:

This is the online access to the archives:
http://en.eidfaxi.is/shop/eidfaxi-products/subscription-eidf axi-online

They don't do the bi-monthly thing anymore but the 30 back issues online is fantastic anyway

And this is the English print magazine:
http://en.eidfaxi.is/shop/eidfaxi-products/eidfaxi-subscript ion-package-0

again only the magazine (they need to update their English site so badly!) but both are most certainly worth the price if you think you're turning into a bit of an addict Cool


"There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it."
Re: The Viking Horse/Pony thread: Fjords & Icelandics [message #3211524 is a reply to message #3211493 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 15:09
  Myklejon  is currently offline Myklejon  
Messages: 171
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I saw Magni at the festival. He was lovely! I've never actally seen the icelandics tolt in real life - only on videos, so it was great to finally see it on the weekend.
Re: The Viking Horse/Pony thread: Fjords & Icelandics [message #3211628 is a reply to message #3211524 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:15
  Wings  is currently offline Wings  
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Step away from the computer,
Myklejon wrote on Tue, 02 September 2014 15:09

I saw Magni at the festival. He was lovely! I've never actally seen the icelandics tolt in real life - only on videos, so it was great to finally see it on the weekend.


So glad you enjoyed it! Very Happy Hopefully we can work on our flying pace between now and the next one Wink He is beginning to offer it so we're on the right track.

Photos are up of the event on both my personal facebook account and my Marlanoc one. Both set to public so anyone can see them. I'll resize a few for VH tomorrow though for those who don't do the facebook thing.


"There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it."
 Topic: Arabian Warmbloods
Re: Arabian Warmbloods [message #3211485 is a reply to message #3153939 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 13:57
  Chrisa  is currently offline Chrisa  
Messages: 113
Registered: February 2011
Location: Yea
Level 3
I LOVE your horse Sway I saw him at last years Extravaganza in the led he was the one i would have happily taken home from that week end he is a stunner and move WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 13:58]

Re: Arabian Warmbloods [message #3211488 is a reply to message #2899372 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 14:06
  Chrisa  is currently offline Chrisa  
Messages: 113
Registered: February 2011
Location: Yea
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Here is mine sadly she is for sale as i have way to many.
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Re: Arabian Warmbloods [message #3211702 is a reply to message #3211485 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 20:09
  Sway  is currently offline Sway  
Messages: 1367
Registered: March 2006
Location: Hidden Valley
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Chrisa wrote on Tue, 02 September 2014 13:57

I LOVE your horse Sway I saw him at last years Extravaganza in the led he was the one i would have happily taken home from that week end he is a stunner and move WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Awww thank you Chrisa! I am very biast and think he pretty special. He thinks he is pretty hot too, just ask him Razz Hoping to be out again this season, come say hello, Nova always loves a pat if you want one. Very Happy
Forum: Junior Member's Corner
 Topic: What bones have people broken??
Re: What bones have people broken?? [message #3211386 is a reply to message #3187016 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 10:42
  TCL313  is currently offline TCL313  
Messages: 56
Registered: June 2012
Level 4
I have broken my right wrist before (it wasn't to bad but i refused to get a cast put on so I could ride and compete).

I have also have;
- My right knee dislocates (Got stuck on a vaulting roller as the horse tripped)
- Left knee is weak and always sore (Fell under a cantering horse *vaulting again* and just stuffed after that)
- I have reasonably bad back problems (Had a few horses rear and flip on me, and also riding some broncs at work)
- and to top it all off; I have really wear ankles that keep rolling and are sore most of the time as well(an old diving injury)

I think it is safe to say I'm pretty special

Also I'm on crutches now with my knee dislocating quite badly last Monday and out of riding for about 4/5 weeks (knowing me that probably won't last very long.....)
Re: What bones have people broken?? [message #3211587 is a reply to message #3187016 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 16:48
  turtle123  
Messages: 4172
Registered: December 2008
Step away from the computer,
I've had bruised and cracked ribs off an old horse I rode for someone, was jumping and he hesitated so I stopped riding forward. He ended up jumping it and I came off, it was completely my fault, but still hurt!

No broken bones or anything, but I don't ride anymore, so I guess I got away scott free!


Horseriding is the most fun you can have with your pants on... Smile
Re: What bones have people broken?? [message #3211616 is a reply to message #3187016 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 17:56
  TheSnowyStorm  is currently offline TheSnowyStorm  
Messages: 92
Registered: May 2013
Location: Australia
Level 3
I am very lucky. I have never broken a bone, but I have fractured my wrist, going down a half pipe xD

But a weird story is...
my friend and eye once made a promise not to break a bone for as long as we know each other....well, later that day, she tripped and broke her arm.

All true! Cool
Re: What bones have people broken?? [message #3211623 is a reply to message #3187016 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:10
dauntless.equestrian  is currently offline dauntless.equestrian  
Messages: 1
Registered: August 2014
Level 5
Broken collar bone and hairline fracture in my neck Confused

Both happened just after i bought my new horse(that was about 2 years ago, i've sold him now)
I was going to hop on him bareback with a bridle, and i got a leg up, but i wasn't given a proper leg up and i accidentally kicked his stomach Embarassed i got on (just) then he did a 360 and i fell off and rolled (hard to describe but it normally helps to prevent injury Embarassed ) and i had to go 5 months without riding Shocked was very unhappy considering i just got a new horse and i couldnt ride him Crying or Very Sad

Oh well, things like this happen when you ride Very Happy i wanted to get back on straight after i fell off as i normally would even though i was in tears but mum wouldn't let me Embarassed

Happy Riding Everyone Very Happy


~ Dauntless Equestrian ~
Raw fingers, sore joints, hands up, heals down, chin up, right diagonal? right lead? look ahead, get it right. Never underestimate yourself or your horse.
Its the lifestyle I chose.

- Silly parents, horses aren't a phase! -
 Topic: Update?
Update? [message #3211669] Tue, 02 September 2014 19:24
  Teaghen  is currently offline Teaghen  
Messages: 1889
Registered: February 2012
Stark, Raving Bonkers
Hey all, it's been a while hey?
Spring is back again, how exciting Very Happy!!

I had my first grade 3 on Spirit on sunday who i've now had for a year!
Asides from forgetting my dressage test twice Rolls Eyes and due to rider error dropping two rails.. we finished 7th with a clear XC! out of about 21 riders. He was so well behaved we've just had this sudden breakthrough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prJZh_qd5Qk&feature=yout u.be
(Process of buying photo)
index.php?t=getfile&id=603345&private=0

Schooling some grade 2 xc.
index.php?t=getfile&id=603346&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=603347&private=0


Feel free to share yours.

[Updated on: Tue, 02 September 2014 21:20]


index.php?t=getfile&id=587820&private=0
Barrington Park Saintly "Spirit"
Pentland Tess 2nd "Tess"
Wyann Texas Hold'em "Texas"
 Topic: Finding a horse
Re: Finding a horse [message #3211340 is a reply to message #3211232 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 09:05
  pgemma  is currently offline pgemma  
Messages: 545
Registered: April 2012
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rissa_rida wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 20:34

The market is currently a bit of sellers wanting too much for their horses, and buyers wanting way too much for their price bracket.

I've never bought "my perfect horse" (especially with Monty Laughing he took me a month or two to find I reckon) but lord knows I wouldn't trade them for the world. It hasn't been easy but I've learned more from them than I would have "my perfect match" IMO.


Same for me. I originally wanted a small (14-15 hands) schoolmaster who had been there done that and could be patient to help me through the grades. Then I realised my budget didn't quite accommodate for this, and looked for a "schoolmaster" that had done up to grade 3. I ended up with a somewhat green 15.2 horse that had done a handful of grade 4 comps, without much success, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY I knew he was safe. I bought him off my instructor after 3 rides, including a trail ride, and he was really easy to handle on the ground and had no nasties under saddle. We've had issues, but I think the key is realistically looking at your riding ability, and your riding support team and see what you can and can't work with. With my instructors help we are going through the grades (albeit at a slower rate) but I'm happy on my safe horse, and I'm learning how to educate a horse at the same time. I know, however, that I would not have been able to do the same with a horse with behavioural issues, or straight OTT.
Re: Finding a horse [message #3211618 is a reply to message #3211340 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 18:00
  NarabriRose is currently online NarabriRose  
Messages: 266
Registered: February 2013
Level 2
pgemma wrote on Tue, 02 September 2014 09:05

rissa_rida wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 20:34

The market is currently a bit of sellers wanting too much for their horses, and buyers wanting way too much for their price bracket.

I've never bought "my perfect horse" (especially with Monty Laughing he took me a month or two to find I reckon) but lord knows I wouldn't trade them for the world. It hasn't been easy but I've learned more from them than I would have "my perfect match" IMO.


Same for me. I originally wanted a small (14-15 hands) schoolmaster who had been there done that and could be patient to help me through the grades. Then I realised my budget didn't quite accommodate for this, and looked for a "schoolmaster" that had done up to grade 3. I ended up with a somewhat green 15.2 horse that had done a handful of grade 4 comps, without much success, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY I knew he was safe. I bought him off my instructor after 3 rides, including a trail ride, and he was really easy to handle on the ground and had no nasties under saddle. We've had issues, but I think the key is realistically looking at your riding ability, and your riding support team and see what you can and can't work with. With my instructors help we are going through the grades (albeit at a slower rate) but I'm happy on my safe horse, and I'm learning how to educate a horse at the same time. I know, however, that I would not have been able to do the same with a horse with behavioural issues, or straight OTT.


Thinking about it now I am quite the same with my current horse. Originally we were looking for a pony club schoolmaster, we ended up buying an ex-barrel racer from a lady who had done a bit of ARC on him. He was safe and I felt happy on him. I wouldn't have it another way tbh. Smile


be a warrior, not a worrier
Re: Finding a horse [message #3211673 is a reply to message #3211340 ] Tue, 02 September 2014 19:28
  rissa_rida  
Messages: 7677
Registered: June 2008
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pgemma wrote on Tue, 02 September 2014 09:05

rissa_rida wrote on Mon, 01 September 2014 20:34

The market is currently a bit of sellers wanting too much for their horses, and buyers wanting way too much for their price bracket.

I've never bought "my perfect horse" (especially with Monty Laughing he took me a month or two to find I reckon) but lord knows I wouldn't trade them for the world. It hasn't been easy but I've learned more from them than I would have "my perfect match" IMO.


Same for me. I originally wanted a small (14-15 hands) schoolmaster who had been there done that and could be patient to help me through the grades. Then I realised my budget didn't quite accommodate for this, and looked for a "schoolmaster" that had done up to grade 3. I ended up with a somewhat green 15.2 horse that had done a handful of grade 4 comps, without much success, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY I knew he was safe. I bought him off my instructor after 3 rides, including a trail ride, and he was really easy to handle on the ground and had no nasties under saddle. We've had issues, but I think the key is realistically looking at your riding ability, and your riding support team and see what you can and can't work with. With my instructors help we are going through the grades (albeit at a slower rate) but I'm happy on my safe horse, and I'm learning how to educate a horse at the same time. I know, however, that I would not have been able to do the same with a horse with behavioural issues, or straight OTT.

Samesies. We thought Monty was pretty perfect but we figured out not long after he wasn't really. He'd only done one grade 2 HT (and been eliminated), his dressage wasn't flash at all, and he was a rev head around other horses. It's taken me 5 years to FINALLY get EVERYTHING right with him, but man, he's taught me more than any "school master" would have. And I wouldn't trade him for anything. We bros now.
 Topic: Waranga Basin water jump
Waranga Basin water jump [message #3211711] Tue, 02 September 2014 20:25
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Just wondering how difficult it is?
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