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I'll start. This is my horse that as best I can tell is mainly QH/Arabian with a possible dash of Appy. You can't see it here but she does have some random pick patches of skin and striped hooves like an App.
She adores rolling. This picture is from a year or two ago. She is approx. 21 now. I was never sure of her age. The idiots I got her from couldn't be relied on for accurate information. She could have been anywhere from 3-7. She was malnourished and majorly mishandled. It's taken a long time to work out her issues.
Well I wanted to jump on this foaling band wagon!!! My mare Cash N Chexx aka Bea is a maiden mare and is at 317 days today. She is bred to a little dun reigning stallion named Dun Walla Walla. DNA test show that the only color combination possible from this cross is a Bay or a Dun. I am personally hoping for a dun colt with some white if the stars align. Mare does have a star and a coronet band, stud only has a crooked little snip. In the past few days there have been some HUGE changes in Bea. First off the baby finally dropped and is hanging low instead of high and tight like it has for the whole pregnancy. Her udder has ballooned and all the right places are loose and ready. Her vulva has also doubled in size seemingly over night. Now enough of my talking and here are the pictures!
Today day 317
Udder today 317
And the sire Dun Walla Walla
Why is it important to ask the horse to engage his/her core and lift their back ? Why is important to ride in a particular way, to ask the horse to carry themselves in a particular way, and to examine your own position and core strength? Why create space between the vertebrae and flexibility both longitudinally and latitudinally ?
Figured I'd start her foaling thread now that we are getting closer and getting bag development.
Calypso is bred to Pale Face Dunnit. Yes originally it was supposed to be V but we ran into complications after trying for a few months, so as a last attempt at not losing the breeding I switched to Calypso with vet's agreement.
Foal will be AQHA/APHA. PFD is a dunalino ee AA and calypso is EE AA, so only colors possible is bay, bay dun, dunskin, or buckskin. She foaled 340 last pregnancy, but seems to be ahead of her pattern from last time, this year.
With last foal by different sire.
Boobage yesterday at 293
Me and my boyfriend left Friday around noon for our trip from San Antonio, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona to get my new horse. It was a 1007 mile drive one way. We made it there Saturday just before 1 pm.
I tried out the horse..... And loved her! She's so sweet. No buck, kick, bite, rear, nothing.
Her only bad habits that I could find are that she doesn't stand still when held or tied. She doesn't pull back, but she paces. And she sticks her tongue out constantly plays with the bit no matter what.
Both things can easily be fixed though, so no worries about that.
She was bred as a 3 yo to the biggest stud the people could find at the time and the baby was so big it had to be cut out of her. She's nearly 7 now and is perfectly healthy. She just needs a couple stitches so she doesn't make noise when she runs. And if we ever choose to breed her, some other stitches need to be removed first.
I'm not into the breeding thing, so she will most likely never be bred. But my boyfriend knows about...
This post is mostly because manes wanted to see pics of her so that's why I'm showing her here. Here ya go!
She's 18yrs young, she was is an ex pacer and sometimes will still break into a pace if there is a nice long straight away on trail. She has no soundness issues, very sturdy girl and very sweet. Tons of energy and very fast.
So my mare is maiden and is 345 days pregnant, she had showed signs of labor about a week ago, and I think she lost her mucous plug, and now she has lost her bag and isn't showing any signs. The area around her tail is super soft like jello-y, her stomach isn't huge and it seems normal, but it seems to have dropped some. Her back bone is more prominent and her ribs are starting to show when she breathes in, (I've never been able to see either). So my question is how long do you think she has?
Disclaimer- I am 100% positive she is pregnant! And I know she hasn't aborted!
After our ride on Saturday I was hanging about in the arena with Fergie, watching someone using a gel pressure pad to check their saddle fit...so going to borrow that soon.
I was leaning against the rails, when the star teenager came through with her saddle, and starts cleaning it. I'm chatting and Fergie is looking at, kind of sniffing the saddle, not touching, not being rude just close. Star teenager then says, "do you like my new saddle?" Well had to admit I do like the look of it...then the shocker, "I have to clean it everytime I use it, its a $6500 saddle"
Fergie and I very quickly moved several steps back from this expensive thing of beauty.......my horse and saddle combined only cost a third of that
She is a great kid, and her mum works so hard to keep her and her horse in the style they have been accustomed to, but I do wonder if she NEEDS that price of a saddle. LOL, I just would be scared to leave it in the tack room, I wouldn't carry it to the arena to clean,...
So I'm a failure and a hypocrite.
Last night I was cruising on Facebook and saw a photo of a horse that I first thought was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen, and almost as fast I fell in love with him. On a feed lot in Oklahoma. I... looked at his video and he was sweet and gaited... so I bought him.
I've now contacted a hub where he will hangout till my favorite hauler can get him.
I've always told myself I would NEVER buy from a feedlot, but oh my gosh i couldn't resist! It was out of my control. He just has the kindest eyes, and seeing his personality in the video pushed me over the edge. The guy who works there said he meets him at the gate every morning and that he's just an all around sweet guy.
He will be getting a FULL vet workup ASAP. My plans for him are just to be a nice little trail horse and barn buddy for my other horses. Not a hard life lol. I can't wait to get him all cleaned up, I think he will be decent.
Name ideas are...
I found this article, it made an interesting read.
A Horse’s Sense of Fairness
A Horse’s Sense of Fairness
Published February 8, 2017 Leave a Comment
“Does my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question—a question that no one has ever asked me during my forty years of teaching people to ride horses. I’ve been working with this rider for a while now. She’s working through my 12-month curriculum with her horse to help improve her own horsemanship, as well as advance her horse’s training. Those endeavors involve improving your own leadership skills. Considering her leadership skills led to the question. So, does a horse have a sense of fairness?
Your horse’s point of view, on any given subject may be (and probably is) quite different than your own. What your horse views as unfair...
And I really didn't need another horse but I'm a sucker and they all see me coming. She's a grade mostly blind 8yo mare that I picked up from a KB in IL. Super nice looking mare and smart. I literally have no expectations from her other than basic ground manners. She can stand around and be eye candy for all I care. Fencing is all blind horse friendly and I, unfortunately, have experience managing horses with moonblindness. First things first is to give her a few days to relax and acclimate to her new surroundings before I have the vet out for an overall assessment then go from there... I'd like to buddy her up with Morgan who is low man on the totem pole and mellow but we'll play it by ear. So this is either Helen or Violet... I haven't decided which yet
See the guilty face? On a normal day, no loose horses allowed in the arena. Buuuuut.....with snow and the freezing temps, there hadn't been a warm body (including my own after 3 hours out there) all afternoon.
So I grabbed some pictures .
Please critique. She's a bit of a mutt- Fjord/Morgan cross, but a very willing heart, and legs like cast iron!
I've been lurking and reading threads and have seen a LOT of posts and comments of people firmly saying to NEVER EVER run a horse "home" when out on hacks.
I want to break this down and really understand the meaning and reasoning in this.
Of course I've heard this lots and it was the golden rule in my childhood years on lesson horses.
It's also a "rule" that I stopped obeying many years ago.
I "run"my horses home. Sometimes. Not always. It all depends on the overall speed and tone of the ride. My horses are boarded , but the stable is a 15 minute ride from an entire,MASSIVE mountain trail system. Some days I go for a 20 minute hack on the shoulder of the road, some days it's 5 hours of bush and mountain bike tracks. Either way... if I'm out on a faster paced ride I'm not walking the entire way back the second I turn around. That's not feasible on long mountain rides. And if I go out to do a long loose trot on the road shoulder I'll do it part of the way back too ( walk long enough...
Just purchased this OTTB as an event prospect
What are your thoughts?
Any critiques on his confirmation or pedigree?
15.1 HH 5 yr old gelding
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Day before yesterday, one of the women at the barn had a bad fall and hit her head hard on the pavement. I still haven't heard how she's doing.
She was riding a horse for a friend who was sick. The horse is a 5-year-old Haffie and he's known to be a little rat. The woman who bought him got him out of state and I personally think she was lied to about his training. He's too much horse for her and of course he's strong. He's gotten her off a few times now and has learned he can get away with it. [side note - I've always felt the old axiom that you need to get right back on after a fall was not so much to keep yourself from losing your nerve but to let the horse know "we don't do that!"]
Anyway, this other woman who is quite experienced offered to ride him. He took off with her and before she could get him under control, he threw her. I wasn't there so I don't know all the details but she landed hard and hit her head. Not sure if she was wearing a helmet but I imagine she was....
Time for a new thread as other running long! Stetson had his first show today, and WON his Junior Reining class! Trainer entered him but had the intentions of just using the grounds for exposure but ended up doing the class. Won in a 70.5 in a class of 6. Not bad!! Hes been started slow and weather has him with a month less riding then we hoped for but I cant complain. He has about 110 days on him in total under saddle if you include his breaking in. Also his first breeding season and he covered his last mare a week ago. So happy with him and looking forward to his next show in 2 weeks, then the futurity
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