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by drumrunner
Fri May 04, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Probiotic supplements
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: Probiotic supplements

"Biotic 8" by Alpha Omega is a really good one.
by drumrunner
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: when to start shoeing a barrel horse
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: when to start shoeing a barrel horse

I think it depends on the individual horse as to whether to shoe or not. I like to leave them barefoot as long as I can. If the feet start getting chipped and worn off or the horse starts to get sore footed then its time for shoes. A flat footed horse will need shoes early to help shape and get some...
by drumrunner
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: washing saddle pads
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: washing saddle pads

I just take mine to the car wash and use the rinse cycle only. :P
by drumrunner
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Rancid
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Rancid

My favorite quote is "if in doubt, throw it out". 8o)
by drumrunner
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Horse Trailer Financing Companies??
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Horse Trailer Financing Companies??

Shaw sales and Lease Calgary. Thats where we had ours financed through. They come out to where the trailer was and wrote up the deal for us. That was a few years ago but I think they still do it.
by drumrunner
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: HOrse Folding Up
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Re: HOrse Folding Up

You could try a short shank combination bit. These bits sometimes work for the horses that want to over flex. The other thing I would do is set up some tires or pylons and start working large circles , bumping with your feet (or tap with a whip or over and under) to keep the front end elevated and m...
by drumrunner
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Cribbing
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Cribbing

Cribbing is a annoying habit, but if the horse is already proven himself I don't think its something that can't be maintained. I have seen many top horses that are cribbers. I have a gelding that is a cribber and he has won pro rodeos and won the hi point trailer at the ABRA finals. We ran an electr...
by drumrunner
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Bale Feeders
Replies: 11
Views: 3728

Re: Bale Feeders

Just a question about the Bale Buddy . . . How tuff of stuff are they made of - would a horse chew a hole in it. We have one here that will chew a hole through the back of her hay bag if it gets turned, just wondering if it is something that could be chewed through. It does seem pretty durable. I h...
by drumrunner
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Bale Feeders
Replies: 11
Views: 3728

Re: Bale Feeders

We have been using a "Bale Buddy" and it works pretty good. Don't have to worry about shoes or getting tangled in it. They have a website to explain about it and to find a dealer near you.
by drumrunner
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: snow build up
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

Re: snow build up

We use snow pads on our shod horses. We order them from Hoof and Nail in Calgary. It is a plastic rim that is just on the inside of the shoe that helps keep snow balls from forming. The frog is open so the hoof stays more natural and doesn't sweat underneath like a normal pad does.
by drumrunner
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: What do you expect....
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: What do you expect....

Again, I don't expect correct lead departures. But what I am asking, is should the horse not be able to lope on the left, and lope on the right? Is it ok for them to spend a month ONLY loping on the right lead?? I am having her looked at by an osteopath to rule out physical issues, but the trainer ...
by drumrunner
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: What do you expect....
Replies: 14
Views: 3638

Re: What do you expect....

I totally agree with cowgirl1.....some colts will come very quickly and others take a little more time. A good trainer can sense that, and only ask what the colt is capable of. At 30 days you cannot expect your colt to pick up correct leads. First he will need to learn collection, leg aids, and beab...
by drumrunner
Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Pulling back
Replies: 8
Views: 3040

Re: Pulling back

Your mare could be cinchy ...that would have started the habit of pulling back when you go to saddle. Do you lead her away a few steps before tightening the cinch all the way?
by drumrunner
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: The Round Pen ~ Discussion
Topic: Pulling back
Replies: 8
Views: 3040

Re: Pulling back

I love my "tie blocker ring" . You can find imformation and a video on how it works if you just "google" it. I think Jones Boys carries them or you can order on line as well. Takes the fear of entrapment away and avoids big wrecks and injuries that can happen when you just try to...

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