Here are the rules: Answer one or all of the prompts. Link back to Living a Dream's post. Visit other blogs. And don't forget to ask a question of everyone else!
1. What are your thoughts on providing hay for your horse when you trailer him or her? I like to provide hay in the trailer. It gives your horse something to do and if he eats you know he's relaxed. I provide hay for Chrome, but right now he gets too nervous to eat. I'll be working on that. To protect their eyes from hay flying around (or other debris) you can use a fly mask. I haven't tried it, but probably will when/if I get a stock trailer someday.
2. You have just won a two minute shopping spree at a tack store. What store would you visit and what would you get? I'm not sure which store I would go to . . . preferably something with a large selection of Dressage stuff. I would grab anything leather (bridles, breastcollars, etc.) I could get my hands on since I like to take things apart a make things out of them. You can never have too much leather! I would also grab as many saddle blankets/pads as I could of different varieties so I can figure out which ones I like. I would grab breeches, paddock/tall boots and helmets for me. As many as possible since you can never have too many and I'm in short supply. I would love to have a pair of paddock boots that actually fit!! If I had time I would grab a few saddles, but I'm guessing my two minutes would be up by then. Sounds like fun . . . when can we try it??
3. What plans do you have for the weekend? Well I have to work as always. Yuck! After work on Saturday I plan on riding horses with a friend and on Sunday after work I plan to help my husband finish repairing the barn so we can get our insurance money from the bank. I can't wait to start using my barn again!!!
When buying a new horse what conformation flaw would you absolutely avoid and what flaw would you let slide? (Examples of conformation flaws would be club feet, sickle or cow hocked, ewe necked, steep shoulder, etc.)