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  1. Strangeaddiction

    Picking a harness

    Ill add my personal opinon on bio vs leather. I personally will never use bio/beta over leather because leather can and will break. Now that might seem backwards but if you get in a bad position, horse spooks, flips etc (goodness forbid that happen, I personally have never been in that position...
  2. Strangeaddiction

    This bit, that bit, which bit??

    I use a leather overcheck bit (along with most of the people at the barn). They seem to really like the leather vs another metal bit in their mouth. An overcheck vs a side-check work very differently so saying you can use either on any horse I dont believe is true, some horses do better with one...
  3. Strangeaddiction

    Picking a harness

    I got my starter/work harness from Star Lake, super affordable for a nice leather harness (nice enough to show in if you wanted to do that). Like Marsha said, the bridle is the hardest part to find a fit, and honestly no harness maker is going to make one bridle that fits all so I feel it is...
  4. Strangeaddiction

    Your Drive Day

    You should really contact the company who made the harness...if I get something custom made, it better fit custom made.....no excuses for it not fitting. Even if you just order a harness online not custom made, you usually can return it if it doesn't fit.
  5. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    Oh I agree, miniatures shouldn't be shown like a QH, they are not QH type build, but many, many of them were parked out like a saddlebred.....arab type is what they should be shown like....
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    Overseas (UK, New Zealand, etc) Blankets??

    OK, as some of you guys know, I board at the world renowned Patty Cloke manages, she is retired from training/breeding/showing, all things miniature but still runs the barn. She has these blankets, Shires, I believe, for the minis that have attached necks.....Well, we do not have them in the US...
  7. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    I did see it more severely in AMHR, but I was seeing it in AMHA as well, and I saw maybe one judge ask one horse for a reset. Don't be shy!
  8. Strangeaddiction

    Your Drive Day

    It went great! Super easy, he is sore today though. While he was down the vet was able to get hes pesky wolf tooth that no other vet has been able to get out, so unfortunately the poor guy got it from both ends yesterday
  9. Strangeaddiction

    Choosing show halter style

    I am going to agree with Jean_B, it totally depends on the type of show you are going to but as far as a halter class goes, this is the kind of halter you should have to accentuate your mares head. If you show in halter obstacle, hunter, jumper, that is when a western style halter is used.
  10. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    I dont know how many of you attend or have watched any of the AMHA or AMHR shows. I was watching AMHR nationals last week and now the AMHA world show. I noticed in the halter classes there is a lot of parking out and stretching going on..... I thought they were supposed to not be stretched??? I...
  11. Strangeaddiction

    Your Drive Day

    Love this thread too! Even though I board at a barn that is 1/2 full of mini's and ponies that show, it seems like no one is ever around to bounce ideas off of. Patty is retired and busy enjoying life (as she should be), so I don't often get to ask her opinion on things. I love seeing all the...
  12. Strangeaddiction

    This bit, that bit, which bit??

    Yes I guess it would depend on the bridle, as for most bits, unless it is just a snaffle.
  13. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    I don't think it was anywhere on the site last year either, but yes, it is iequine, you can watch it online or they have an app for your phone as well.
  14. Strangeaddiction

    Your Drive Day

    I may regret it in the future, as his dad has very few babies and he is the only baby from his mother, but on the other hand, there are a lot of amazing stallions out there... My husband, of course wants to keep him a stallion not just for obvious reasons but for the possibility of him being...
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    This bit, that bit, which bit??

    I agree! Bits are totally a personal preference kind of thing, as well as what your horse likes. I have trained one horse that loved a bit I would never use on any other horse, but that horse LOVED that bit.. so I let the horse pick haha! To answer your question on the myler, the top rectangle...
  16. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    Hahaha! My husband says "I like the dark brown ones with black hair and tails......" HAHAHA!!!
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    Your Drive Day

    That is so awesome! Yet another reason I love these little guys, kids can enjoy them too and you can tell they have heart's of gold! Hercule's mom is owned by an 8 yr old girl at the same barn. She shows her in everything and man that little mare will do anything for that little girl! Its...
  18. Strangeaddiction

    This bit, that bit, which bit??

    I love the myler bits, I use them just like a snaffle as I hate the nutcracker action you get from just a plain snaffle, so it is the first bit my horses go into. I do like how you can move the reins to the second section (inner section on the bottom). I'll try and attach a picture, and then you...
  19. Strangeaddiction

    AMHA World Show

    I am not sure how many of you tune into the AMHA live feed, I tend to have it playing in the background while I am working. I thought it would be a good place for any discussions etc on it. I also was wondering if any of you knew if there was a results page anywhere, I cant seem to find one??
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    Your Drive Day

    Oh hes gorgeous all clipped and clean (hes my avatar picture), but poor thing has been neglectied as far as getting my time lately with the move (his roundish figure proves hes been lounging around quite a bit!). Back to work for him though! He loves having a job and is honestly much happier. I...
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