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Letty    Rio rancho, NM

11/5/2016 8:34:46 PM

Hello I'm looking for advice on saddles specifically jumping saddles I have a ottb mare shes extremely high whithers and I'll be getting a interchangeable gullet i need a good brand that will not empty my wallet as I dont even have the money to afford one but I'm going to try. Ive looked at Bates pesoa and stubben but I've never ridden in any of them. Can anyone give me advice what do you recommend I prefer real leather and of coarse a exchangeable gullet please tell me what you think? Thanks

Alana    Hurleyville, NY

11/2/2016 4:55:07 PM

Hi so I took my 13 year old gelding on a trail ride today, and as we headed out for some reason he kept resisting and simply did not want to go on the trail he just wanted to rush back home to the usual spot where I get off and untack him after a ride. . Being that I thought he might just not feel good or something was wrong like he smelled a bear or something I let him go home and as I was taking his saddle off I discovered that his cinch strap had broken. Could it be possible that the reason he wanted to go home and have me get off him so badly was because he could have possibly known it was broken? I know this might be a silly question but please answer if you could.

Kelly    Campbell, TX

9/7/2016 6:20:00 PM

My horse has rubbed his nose raw on his leg. What can I put on his nose to help it. I spray him for flies so I don't think that's why he's doing that. And why may he be doing this?

Logan yarborough    Lawrenceburg, TN

9/5/2016 5:39:41 PM

I have a gelding named jack and he is 16 I want to ride alone when my nana is riding her horse at her horse practice but I can't ride with them and he doesn't like to be alone he bucks with Spurs and I don't know what to do he is a great horse and he is nice but he likes to be a buddy horse but I like to ride alone what do I do???

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