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Forum: Advertising - Horses
 Topic: SOLD Beautiful palomino all rounder
Re: Beautiful palomino all rounder [message #3303098 is a reply to message #3303062 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 08:23
courtsmav  is currently offline courtsmav  
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She did Very Happy
Re: SOLD Beautiful palomino all rounder [message #3303103 is a reply to message #3299345 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 09:55
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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Its my party and I'll hoo haa if I want to
thought she would, she sounded very nice Very Happy
 Topic: Turbo - young alrounder
Turbo - young alrounder [message #3303108] Fri, 29 April 2016 13:53
  jennarex  is currently offline jennarex  
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Level 1 - Advanced
Chestnut gelding, 15.2hh, 6yrs old
Tb X QH
Selling out of work, turbo has played 1 season of polocrosse winning best rookie horse at his first carnival and multiple best position awards, has attended pony club and spent most his life working stock Suited to an experienced rider due to his age and sensitivity to seat and hands Email bindy_pony@hotmail.com for more details

[Updated on: Fri, 29 April 2016 14:09]

Forum: Jumping
 Topic: Bucket List - Doing a ODE/HT
Re: Bucket List - Doing a ODE/HT [message #3303114 is a reply to message #3300049 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 16:44
  Mylo_Mouse  is currently offline Mylo_Mouse  
Messages: 558
Registered: September 2012
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If your a HRCAV member, Peninsula Horse Riders Club is hosting a HT at Tooradin in July.

You could go out and school it to become comfortable. Very Happy
Forum: Advertising - Commercial
 Topic: Slow Feeding Hay Nets - Round bales to Square Bales - Aussie Grazers
Re: Slow Feeding Hay Nets - Round bales to Square Bales - Aussie Grazers [message #3303107 is a reply to message #3302258 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 13:00
  Call_Me_Crock  
Messages: 1574
Registered: April 2008
Completely Insane
Now in Stock at Sunbury Stockfeed's
http://www.sunburystockfeeds.com.au/

Available wholesale to limited stores, email us at: sales@aussiegrazers.com.au
 Topic: Can't make it down to feed/rug or clean your horses paddock? Or are you going away?
Re: Can't make it down to feed/rug or clean your horses paddock? Or are you going away? [message #3303115 is a reply to message #3299541 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 17:14
  panoramic  is currently offline panoramic  
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How much time will u spend picking up poo for the $20?
Forum: Advertising - Noncommercial
 Topic: **Brumby 2HSL Extended float**
Re: **Brumby 2HSL Extended float** [message #3303099 is a reply to message #3302082 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 08:28
  moo_mare  is currently offline moo_mare  
Messages: 1100
Registered: January 2009
Location: Westcoast ARC
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Reduced to $11,500 for quick sale.
 Topic: Zilco Defender Combo 6'0"
Re: Zilco Defender Combo 6'0" [message #3303117 is a reply to message #3302288 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 17:51
  maxluck  is currently offline maxluck  
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Bump
Forum: Events for the Calendar
 Topic: TTT HORSE TRIALS: DRAW NOW AVAILABLE
Re: TTT HORSE TRIALS [message #3303118 is a reply to message #3299597 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 17:58
  Broodmare1  is currently offline Broodmare1  
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Step away from the computer,
DRAW is available on www.horsecomps.com.au

There is also a yard/camping/dinner list; team list and a commentary sheet to print out fill in and hand in upon checking in.


http://www.horsecomps.com.au/uploads/5/2/8/8/52881963/tttht_ 2016_draw.pdf


Not long now Very Happy
Forum: General - On Topic
 Topic: Lethargic
Re: Lethargic [message #3303097 is a reply to message #3301786 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 08:04
  rourke27  is currently offline rourke27  
Messages: 102
Registered: August 2009
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I've just had my mare tested. She came back with 66, apparently the cut off for the seasonal rise at this time of year is 77. Vet is thinking she is very early stages cushings so could either try the medication and see if she picks up or wait and re-test in June. I'm leaning towards waiting till June but conserned about how she is feeling, she just looks miserable some days.
 Topic: what if i love the agistment but my horse doesnt
Re: what if i love the agistment but my horse doesnt [message #3303104 is a reply to message #3302879 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 10:01
  horsiefun  
Messages: 341
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Listen to your horse and not to others. My horse was at a fairly established agistment, yes he ate etc but bottom line it wasn't the place for him. He does much better in a more private environment, better paddocks, not a production line.

Also, if you really don't like somewhere, you're horse will probably pick up on that too, so best you are somewhere you both like Smile
 Topic: Saddle fitting - where do I start?
Re: Saddle fitting - where do I start? [message #3303106 is a reply to message #3303073 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 11:40
  jazz1110  is currently offline jazz1110  
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Stockhorse wrote on Thu, 28 April 2016 14:33

jazz1110 wrote on Thu, 28 April 2016 13:53

indiandfriends wrote on Tue, 26 April 2016 20:34

Finn wrote on Tue, 26 April 2016 19:06

So you want a saddle fitter who will just tell you what you want to hear and 'fit' your saddles.
Try a horseland fitter.


Sigh. No, I don't want that. I want advice and realistic recommendations within my budget. That is not an unreasonable request.

For the pony I have 3 saddles at home that may be OK, two of these look nearly right. I need advice as to whether one of these can be altered to fit or if not, a reasonable range of alternatives.

For my horse, neither of mine come close as they are too narrow. Again, I need advice as to whether either can be altered to fit or recommendations within my price range.

I've rung Paul and will wait to hear from him.




It's called a compromise.

A good saddlefitter should be able to do that! Yes sometimes they cant but the majority of horses they can.

And dont think it's just horseland saddle fitters, it says something when i can pick a saddle fitter for mentioned above by there reccomendations, don't think they aren't kick backs too!! Rolls Eyes

Why would they not recommend saddles they import because they believe in the product and it is part of their business, of course they are making money from it. Doesn't mean they are not necessarily giving you good advice and as others have said they've had easy to find budget recommendations from the same fitters. Compromise is ok if it's not to the detriment of the horse, I've seen a few that were 'made to fit' due to budget constraints and it didn't do either horse or rider any favours and ended up costing more in the long run.

I wonder how many pony's are 'naughty' because their gear doesn't really fit, but 'it's a kids pony so we'll make do'. This is not directed at the OP just a general statement I've been thinking about after watching the difference in my daughters pony and observing others at PC and competitions.



Sorry I should have elaborated further, was a reply on the run!

By compromise I mean that the saddle may not fit 'perfectly' but will not do any long term damage to the horse or cause pain and discomfort. In some cases you can not compromise but in some cases you can, that's all i'm saying.

I don't have an issue with saddle fitters recommending saddles they import or are getting kick backs from, we all recommend products that we believe in. I have an issue when these saddle fitters claim to be fully independent but have bias for and against certain saddles and not because of the quality/fit of the saddle.

This is also not referring to the OP, I don't know the horse, haven't seen it ect so cant comment specifically.
 Topic: Horses with attitude
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303092 is a reply to message #3303089 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 05:44
  Finn  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
Do you have a roundyard? Work the living hell out of him forst, then go for a walk around the arena. If you have ruled out all physical issues.
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303093 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 07:14
  Stockhorse  
Messages: 2667
Registered: February 2012
Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Sounds like a problem with forward, you may end up having to get someone to ride him through it. Did you ride him outside the arena previously, was there any difference in how he went? I know you said he was ok before going out, but any chance he was becoming arena sour? Do you have a bigger enclosed area/paddock you could ride in and see how he goes, obviously keeping safety in mind so you don't get hurt?
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303094 is a reply to message #3303093 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 07:55
  Hastar  is currently offline Hastar  
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The horse is in serious pain. Surely you can figure that out. It is really hard to face these insidious soundness issues. Have you had a really good masseur go over him. That is always my first port of call. Horse - as they all love to do - will have had a tumble or the splits hooning around. I am sure you will find some damage and if masseur can locate a problem but can't fix then head for a top soundness vet specialist i.e. GV etc.

Travelled this drama many times and currently can't finish breaking 4 yr old due to ongoing damage.

Hope it will be a simple outcome for you.
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303095 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 07:57
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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Its my party and I'll hoo haa if I want to
go back to all your groundwork.

Could be the grass, my QH is the most laid back dude, then the other day, he was bucking and diving on the lunge, and spooking at 4 people walking along, yet 2 weeks earlier, 100's of kids doing a sports day right near the arena and he couldnt give a rats arse about it all, go figure Rolls Eyes

So we did lots of transitions on the lunge, moving hips and shoulders, then back to canter once he felt settled and the scary people had walked away.

Then some more groundwork off the lunge and then I was on him and he was back to his usual self.

Of course check for ulcers and whatnot.
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303096 is a reply to message #3303094 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 08:03
  Finn  
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Hastar wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 07:55

The horse is in serious pain. Surely you can figure that out. It is really hard to face these insidious soundness issues. Have you had a really good masseur go over him. That is always my first port of call. Horse - as they all love to do - will have had a tumble or the splits hooning around. I am sure you will find some damage and if masseur can locate a problem but can't fix then head for a top soundness vet specialist i.e. GV etc.

Travelled this drama many times and currently can't finish breaking 4 yr old due to ongoing damage.

Hope it will be a simple outcome for you.

She has said that saddle fit, teeth, feet and chiro have all been and he is fine.
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303100 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 09:11
  pampam  is currently offline pampam  
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Registered: December 2012
Location: narre warren
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The vet who done his teeth as he needed to be sedated for wolf teeth removal has ruled out any pain. He has been out competing, ridden in arena, jumps paddock on roads trails u name it. Breeder has said he purely doesnt want to work. For 5 years he has been in a paddock and run wild pretty much. Now im asking for more consistent work and his throwing tantrums. The breeder has suggested throwing western on him with long split reins and when he tries his crap slap him over his ass and make him go forward. Am going to try this method tonight after work.
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303101 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 09:14
  pampam  is currently offline pampam  
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This is said horse. no problems first ever time out at a comp from a 5 year break
index.php?t=getfile&id=621091&private=0

[Updated on: Fri, 29 April 2016 09:17]

Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303109 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 14:31
  leeesa is currently online leeesa  
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pampam wrote on Thu, 28 April 2016 22:01

Saddle fit, teeth, feet, chiro all been, all givin the A OK..


All given the A OK by who?
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303110 is a reply to message #3303084 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 14:36
  Dexy20  is currently offline Dexy20  
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A couple of suggestions

If he was bred for cutting he will be smart....very smart and traditionally cutting bred horses are hotter and touchier in general. I have 3 Quarter horses here, all very differently bred and the one with the most " cow" blood in him needs a totally different approach to riding him. You need to be tactful and not upset him too much but you also need to reaffirm nearly every day that you are in fact captain of this ship...not him !. Make sure your giving him a job, the worst thing for these kind of horses is mindless circles or laps of an arena. If he was broken correctly for cutting he should have lots of buttons installed, like sidepass, rollback , sliding stop. Make him use them and use himself. They need a job otherwise they will create one for themselves....usually at your expense !

Secondly, one of my boys here has early bony changes in his front feet pedal bones. He was showing some pretty impressive aerial acrobatics, rearing, bucking etc before we figured out what was going on. Evidently this can be common in some QH lines, so maybe rule out any hoof issues while your at it.

Goodluck Smile
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303112 is a reply to message #3303110 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 15:41
  chopin  is currently offline chopin  
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Dexy20 wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 14:36

A couple of suggestions

If he was bred for cutting he will be smart....very smart and traditionally cutting bred horses are hotter and touchier in general. I have 3 Quarter horses here, all very differently bred and the one with the most " cow" blood in him needs a totally different approach to riding him. You need to be tactful and not upset him too much but you also need to reaffirm nearly every day that you are in fact captain of this ship...not him !. Make sure your giving him a job, the worst thing for these kind of horses is mindless circles or laps of an arena. If he was broken correctly for cutting he should have lots of buttons installed, like sidepass, rollback , sliding stop. Make him use them and use himself. They need a job otherwise they will create one for themselves....usually at your expense !

Secondly, one of my boys here has early bony changes in his front feet pedal bones. He was showing some pretty impressive aerial acrobatics, rearing, bucking etc before we figured out what was going on. Evidently this can be common in some QH lines, so maybe rule out any hoof issues while your at it.

Goodluck Smile


like this, my mum had a working QH many years ago, of course he was bored ****less doing arena work, mum sold him to a cattle farmer and they suited each other well.

btw, pampam, a lovely looking horse
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303113 is a reply to message #3303110 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 16:42
  GottaLoveHorses  is currently offline GottaLoveHorses  
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Dexy20 wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 14:06

A couple of suggestions

If he was bred for cutting he will be smart....very smart and traditionally cutting bred horses are hotter and touchier in general. I have 3 Quarter horses here, all very differently bred and the one with the most " cow" blood in him needs a totally different approach to riding him. You need to be tactful and not upset him too much but you also need to reaffirm nearly every day that you are in fact captain of this ship...not him !. Make sure your giving him a job, the worst thing for these kind of horses is mindless circles or laps of an arena. If he was broken correctly for cutting he should have lots of buttons installed, like sidepass, rollback , sliding stop. Make him use them and use himself. They need a job otherwise they will create one for themselves....usually at your expense !

Secondly, one of my boys here has early bony changes in his front feet pedal bones. He was showing some pretty impressive aerial acrobatics, rearing, bucking etc before we figured out what was going on. Evidently this can be common in some QH lines, so maybe rule out any hoof issues while your at it.

Goodluck Smile


Totally agree with keeping him moving and thinking.
He sounds like he's come out of the paddock fresh, has mucked up, got away with it, and learnt the bad behaviour.
You need to think quicker than him, and be bossier. Make him move before he decides to dig his heels in, and don't give in to him and let him choose the direction. Long split reins or a crop sound like they may be beneficial for a couple of rides. Get onto the problem before it gets too bad.

Goodluck! Smile


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Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303116 is a reply to message #3303113 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 17:25
  Dusty_Girl  
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I've had a horse behave like this years ago and it was pain related, even after vets 'ruled out' pain..

She had a hairline fracture in her fetlock from a floating incident which we obviously didnt realise she had acquired, we had so many vets, chiro's, witch doctors etc go over her and all concluded she wasn't in pain, and even my instructors all said she had it over me and was being a cow..

He could well be being difficult for any number of reasons but sometimes ruling out pain can be difficult, we didnt know about my mares injury until we got a trainer to ride her and 'work the crap out of her' because she was supposedly just being naughty, during this work she broke down completely and it was only x-rays that found the issue so we felt terrible for continuing to work her with an injury..

Just food for thought that good horses don't always suddenly become naughty just out of the blue and sometimes pinpointing the issue can be really difficult (and costly, I couldn't even tell you how much $$ we spent trying to figure out this mares issue)..
Re: Horses with attitude [message #3303119 is a reply to message #3303113 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 18:05
  cheveauxpark  
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GottaLoveHorses wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 16:42

Dexy20 wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 14:06

A couple of suggestions

If he was bred for cutting he will be smart....very smart and traditionally cutting bred horses are hotter and touchier in general. I have 3 Quarter horses here, all very differently bred and the one with the most " cow" blood in him needs a totally different approach to riding him. You need to be tactful and not upset him too much but you also need to reaffirm nearly every day that you are in fact captain of this ship...not him !. Make sure your giving him a job, the worst thing for these kind of horses is mindless circles or laps of an arena. If he was broken correctly for cutting he should have lots of buttons installed, like sidepass, rollback , sliding stop. Make him use them and use himself. They need a job otherwise they will create one for themselves....usually at your expense !

Secondly, one of my boys here has early bony changes in his front feet pedal bones. He was showing some pretty impressive aerial acrobatics, rearing, bucking etc before we figured out what was going on. Evidently this can be common in some QH lines, so maybe rule out any hoof issues while your at it.

Goodluck Smile


Totally agree with keeping him moving and thinking.
He sounds like he's come out of the paddock fresh, has mucked up, got away with it, and learnt the bad behaviour.
You need to think quicker than him, and be bossier. Make him move before he decides to dig his heels in, and don't give in to him and let him choose the direction. Long split reins or a crop sound like they may be beneficial for a couple of rides. Get onto the problem before it gets too bad.

Goodluck! Smile



Yep..I agree too in keeping his mind occupied..
changing directions soon as you feel something about to happen or slow/stop..works on my breakers after a spell...
best of luck Smile


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 Topic: Has anyone bought from "Equestrienne"?
Re: Has anyone bought from "Equestrienne"? [message #3303102 is a reply to message #3295375 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 09:47
  horsiefun  
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Wouldn't deal with them ever again. Trying to get a refund was like pulling teeth and it too for me to lodge a formal complaint with a govt body - I can't remember who though sorry, that funnily enough the refund came through asap.
Re: Has anyone bought from "Equestrienne"? [message #3303105 is a reply to message #3303102 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 11:08
  megs  is currently offline megs  
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horsiefun wrote on Fri, 29 April 2016 09:47

Wouldn't deal with them ever again. Trying to get a refund was like pulling teeth and it too for me to lodge a formal complaint with a govt body - I can't remember who though sorry, that funnily enough the refund came through asap.

Did you get the "my bookkeeper doesn't come in very often, you'll just have to wait!" line?

I threatened to report her before she coughed up. Apparently I was the rude one tho Confused
Re: Has anyone bought from "Equestrienne"? [message #3303111 is a reply to message #3303105 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 14:55
  EQUILUXE  is currently offline EQUILUXE  
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For those who have outstanding accounts with this business, I found a very effective way to get an immediate response. After no replies to my conacts, I posted on the Facebook Show Horse page and tagged Caitlynn Dumbrek. I got an almost immediate response and funds returned to my account within minutes.
Whether or not her explanations are legit, there is a legal responsibility to offer a return of funds if items are out of stock.


www.equiluxehorsefloats.com.au
Re: Has anyone bought from "Equestrienne"? [message #3303120 is a reply to message #3303111 ] Fri, 29 April 2016 18:08
sammy67  is currently offline sammy67  
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That's one issue with internet and retail generally.

Often internet stores will take your order when they don't have stock, but items normally arrive really quickly.

There is a great antique/building supply store schotts in Abbotsford, and they annoy me, heaps as they rarely have anything in stock.


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