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Forum: Tack, Apparel and Equipment 01-18-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By theoldbear
A lot of this depends on how much you want to...

A lot of this depends on how much you want to spend.


If I were buying a saddle today, I'd probably get one from Rockin' HR Saddles in Frisco, Texas. Check them out on line.


My "best"...
Forum: General Horse Advice 07-01-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By theoldbear
The saddest day of my life was in September 2011...

The saddest day of my life was in September 2011 when I put two beloved Walkers down on the same day. My gelding that l had owned and ridden for 19 years, was thirty. He had heaves and it was...
Forum: Tack, Apparel and Equipment 06-28-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By theoldbear
Crates makes good saddles. Jerry said...

Crates makes good saddles.


Jerry said about everything that I would say.


Some barrel saddles "tilt" the rider forward. It has to do with the ground seat. That is desirable when you are...
Forum: General Horse Advice 06-24-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By theoldbear
Saw a similar rigging using a packsaddle girth...

Saw a similar rigging using a packsaddle girth years ago. Some of the Orthoflex saddles had a four point girth system as well.

I'd be interested in seeing what you've got.
Forum: Breeding & Genetics 05-23-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By theoldbear
Don't want to get into tracing a stolen horse,...

Don't want to get into tracing a stolen horse, but do want to address genetic testing.


First, this mare appears to be of a high-quality. She also has the appearance that I have come to...
Forum: General Horse Advice 12-05-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By theoldbear
It has been more than thirty years since we lived...

It has been more than thirty years since we lived in a climate where the indoor arena froze!

But I remember well what a problem dust was. Had not thought of motor oil, and l am not sure l would...
Forum: Breeding & Genetics 12-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By theoldbear
Definitely not a bay roan. I think she...

Definitely not a bay roan.

I think she will go grey. She may have been darker at birth, thus the bay roan registration.

Her dam sounds like a classic case of a horse showing other color...
Forum: Long Ear Chat 11-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By theoldbear
I also remember riding donkeys. On the Cherokee...

I also remember riding donkeys. On the Cherokee REservation in North Carolina in the 1950's. And we rode old Army MClelland saddles. I seem to remember the guide riding what may have been a small...
Forum: Breeding & Genetics 10-13-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By theoldbear
Could be, but I would think that the cryptorchid...

Could be, but I would think that the cryptorchid would have to be reacting to her in some way to increase her nervousness. Simply smelling his testosterone should not cause rank behavior.

More...
Forum: Horse Stories 09-24-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By theoldbear
Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you alll.

Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you alll.
Forum: Dogs 09-07-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By theoldbear
Interestingly enough, we had a Rhodesian...

Interestingly enough, we had a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Australian Shepherd cross. Old J.D. lived longer than any dog we ever had, and the older he got the more he looked like a coyote. He was...
Forum: General Horse Advice 09-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By theoldbear
I have hauled horses "up and down" but never east...

I have hauled horses "up and down" but never east to west, and I want to second everything that walkinthewalk said.

I think I hold the world record for a tire change on a loaded 2 horse trailer on...
Forum: Other Animals 09-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By theoldbear
Five miles. Cover optional. Congratulations!

Five miles. Cover optional. Congratulations!
Forum: Trail Riding 09-01-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By theoldbear
This better not be the last time you brag! ...

This better not be the last time you brag!

Keep us posted on the progress!

Blessings from the bear!
Forum: Other Animals 08-28-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By theoldbear
Ditto.

Ditto.
Forum: Health & Nutrition 08-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By theoldbear
When testing became common in the Mid-South...

When testing became common in the Mid-South during the seventies, lots of nice horses that tested positive were sent to slaughter. I used to see the tractor trailer loads of them coming out of...
Forum: Health & Nutrition 08-26-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By theoldbear
Never heard the "scientific" name before, but am...

Never heard the "scientific" name before, but am very familiar with tooth loss in older horses. From 1990 onward we've had at least one geriatric horse, and I couldn't tell you the tons of beet pulp,...
Forum: Training 08-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By theoldbear
Both your daughter and her filly have grown...

Both your daughter and her filly have grown bigger and more beautiful since I saw them last.

The filly has a beautiful head. Your daughter hopefully has a head full of horse sense!
...
Forum: Training 08-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By theoldbear
There are lots of horse shows at the state...

There are lots of horse shows at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. In addition to the carnival rides close by, depending on the wind direction, it is also on the flight path for Tampa...
Forum: Training 08-18-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By theoldbear
Two incidents, years ago: I was running a...

Two incidents, years ago:

I was running a horse camp in West Virginia, when a jet flight buzzed our valley. I had campers on horses. One panicked and ran back to the barn (our oldest, gentlest,...
Forum: Health & Nutrition 08-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By theoldbear
Losing teeth is not unusual in older horses. ...

Losing teeth is not unusual in older
horses. A lot of old ones have so few teeth left their feed must be soaked or made into mash or gruel. One concern is the opposing tooth over growing due to...
Forum: Tack, Apparel and Equipment 08-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,989
Posted By theoldbear
I would be looking for two saddles, and I'd be...

I would be looking for two saddles, and I'd be looking for older, used, good quality, maybe good name brand saddles, a lot of which can be found for three or four hundred dollars.

I'm thinking...
Forum: Training 07-23-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By theoldbear
Did you know that there are lunge line classes at...

Did you know that there are lunge line classes at Appaloosa Horse Club shows?

There are also "lead line" trail obstacle classes for weanlings and yearlings at some shows.

That being said, I...
Forum: Dogs 07-23-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By theoldbear
No regrets, only good memories! Blessings from...

No regrets, only good memories! Blessings from the bear.
Forum: Training 07-19-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By theoldbear
I attended a demonstration put on by the...

I attended a demonstration put on by the "inventor" of the no ale several years ago. It did make the horses he used it on compliant and attentive. But they had a look of fear or pain in their eyes....
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