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Re: [RC] crupper instructions? - indiancp

ed, thank you so much for the response but guess i won't be using the crupper on THIS pony.
LOL i put it on, he paid no attention.  i pulled on it, wiggled it, no attention.  put his bridle on and walked him around, nothing.  got on and all you know what broke loose!!  this booger can buck.
<preening> i was VERY proud of myself as i rode it.  think at 64 that's pretty good.  finally got him stopped long enough for me to get off, thank heavens. WHEW.  walked him some more, put my foot in the stirrup, nothing.  put my weight across the saddle, nothing.  asked him to walk and here we go again!
didn't want to push my luck and keep risking my bones so just walked him around and he started bucking then!!  made him stop and removed the crupper and got on and rode.  everything was fine. AWWW well..guess he likes his saddle sliding into his shoulders! ponies!!  bah humbug.

patty in georgia
Man does not have the only memory,
The animals remember,
The earth remembers,
The stones remember,
If you know how to listen, they will tell you many things.
Claude Kuwanijuma - Hopi Spiritual leader.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] crupper instructions?

We have used cruppers for 20 years.  Most of them have been the leather type.  Have seen no evidence of irritation. 
When the saddle is in the proper position, and the horse is going down the trail the crupper should be just not tight.  That is some but minimal slack.  Many horses will arch and clamp when not used to crupper.  Ignore and recheck or tighten later when the horse is relaxed.
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875
(406) 642-9640

[RC] crupper instructions?, indiancp