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I thought it might be interesting to look at the Crazy Barn Owner from their perspective.
Boarder tied horse to stall grills instead of tie ring ( rules state clearly to only tie to tie rings). Horse pulls back pulling the stall grill out, panics injures itself needs stiches. Cost me $500+ to repair grill and the added bonus is I get to treat horse wounds 2X's a day and give antibiotic.
Boarder tied horse to arena rail and let horse dig pit in the arena subfloor and tear up the barrier material after paying $20,000 to have the arena floor done....again clearly stated in the rules.
Boarder tied horse to water hydrant, horse pulled back and pulling out hydrant and 4 feet of water line. Water fountain flooded barn and a $600 water bill and a $700 plumbing bill. While not tying to the water hydrant is not specifically stated in the rules..it does state not to tie to any thing but a tie ring.
5 AM feeding boarders horse did not drink enough or poop. Call all boarders...
So, like most horse people, I'm always just creeping around the ads at horses available in the area. Having the horses at home makes this a very dangerous situation for someone with no will power.
I saw an ad for a companion mare and she just happened to be close, I had time to kill, so what the heck, right? Worth a look.
I head over there on Tuesday. This poor mare has not seen a farrier in... I have absolutely no idea how long. She has this sadness in her eyes. I leave to go home and I just can't leave her. I bicker back and forth in my head and end up taking her home a few hours later.
I have very little history on her, but she is around 18-20 (will have the vet confirm when he comes out to check her over) and has been passed around a lot.
I also found out yesterday that she is deaf. She does have the cutest lopsided ear! (One of the reasons she tugged so hard at my poor heart strings were those huge, floppy ears.)
She is very sweet, and she tries so very hard to trust us....
I am new here so please no hateful comments or anything!
This is my 17 month old RESCUE filly. She was starving, full of lice and worms, and nearly dead when rescued. She could not even stand up due to her anemia from the lice. She and her mother had been tied to a tree her entire life as a foal. She was rescued at 9 months old.
Anyway, she is a lovely little filly. She stands 15hh at the hips and 14.2hh at the withers currently. She is extremely calm and forgiving. I have been riding horses and handling them my whole life but have never seen a yearling as easy going as she is.
I am wondering if anyone here can give a good guess as to what breed she may be? Her mother was so starved that I really could not see any breed characteristics other than she was very tall and dark in color.
PLEASE no insults about her. She is not perfect but she is my baby and I am just curious on what her breeding may be. Not that it matters!
Phoenix2 by Rising_Phoenix515 posted Dec...
It's been a long time since there has been a thread to show off the TBs on here.
Feel free to share lots of pictures and information about your TBs, both OTTBs and non raced ones.
Here are my horses, as well as my mom's and sister's. They are pretty much all related. Other than my filly, they all came from the same breeder (the ranch where I work at now). Lucky and Victory have the same dam. Victory, Winsome, and Dancer have the same sire. Miracle is out of a half sister to those three (she is by the same stallion as well). Petals and Miracle have the same sire. Petals is out of a full sister to Dakota Wrangler. Dakota Wrangler is out of a full sister to Lucky. Reine is out of Victory. Dusty Rose is out of Petals (we suspect she is by the same stallion as Reine). We really do have certain lines of horses that we like!
Lucky Krews, 2000, 16.2 hh, off track gelding. He is now an Eventer, and does all-round. I've been using him as a pony horse to exercise and train the racehorses...
I am sure there have been many threads in the past with people posting what clip they did to their horse(so I at least tried to scroll through and see if there was any recent ones and I didn't see any.. so sorry if I am mistaken).
Any who I would love to see all your horse's clips, fancy or plain! And Go!
My boy got a trace clip this year again, but I decided to take a little more off than last time since he still got pretty hot last year. His belly, underside of his neck and chest and a strip along the flank all got buzzed off plus a bit around his dock area.
Nearly 50 Horses Seized From Hill County Ranch
This is being repeated across the country on an almost weekly basis. THIS is why rescues need to meet certain qualifications BEFORE opening their doors and need to be licensed and monitored by either state or county officials....all rescues, not just those for horses. We say that animals are members of our families. We require official oversight of places like foster homes for children. Why do we give just anyone who professes to love animals a free ride (and tax exempt status if they get a 501c3) when they hang up a FB page and a fund raising page and declare themselves a "rescue"?
It's Thanksgiving, and I got distracted in the barn all morning, and decided I'm pretty thankful for my two hooligans, but my Old Man Sam in particular I almost lost him last winter, and he's come back with quite a bit of enthusiasm
I know we've had these threads before, but who doesn't love those senior horses? They have so much to give. And I don't want to see any teens on here!! Jessie is going to be 17 in May, and I refuse to believe that means she's a senior.
Samson will be 29 in April
(Photos taken all this year!)
What is the purpose of backing an 18 month or 20 month old horse?
We hear the defence that well race horses do it, they prepare them for futurities at this age...well two wrongs don't make a right, and if you are not involved in these industries, then WHY?
There is good evidence that horses bones don't mature until a lot later. http://www.hoofrehab.com/ArticlesPDF/Timing and Rate of skeletal maturation in Horses.pdf so why risk compromising a youngster right at the start, why not wait?
I know that there are those who do it, but my question is why? what makes you ignore the evidence and start them?
By your horsey or pony......
I haven't gotten dumped in years, so I suppose I was due.
I took my gelding Samson out for a trail ride with his girlfriend, who is a big Belgian x, and her new barn mate who is an OTTB. Samson started out really slow, to the point that I thought he maybe wasn't feeling well (hehe I guess I was wrong ). Then we went off in a trot on a nice clear trail, and little Samson couldn't move his stout legs any faster, and his friends were already out of sight. So, he put all the extension he had into his trot, and finally rounded the bend and caught up when his friends stopped to wait for him.
Then we made it to the huge field that is in this state park. Once before, Samson *almost* dumped me in this field, but it was because there were a bunch of school busses in a parking lot to the right of it (there's normally no cars in that lot, but there must've been a field trip to the park), and he was just excited I think. I stayed on but was very...
I thought i would go ahead and start Goose his own thread since JR has one.
I bought Goose at the end of August. He is a 2015 POA/IQPA registered colt (now gelding as of october). He was not handled much when I got him and I could barely catch him in a stall. This photo was taken in July.
I just worked on basic handling and grooming for the 1st month. He was a little skittish and spooky for a while, but he worked out of it. By the end of October he was looking really good and was getting
This photo is from mid sept.
We slowly made it to saddling.
This was taken at the end of sept
Hopefully this will be fun, educational, and maybe even lead to the discovery of some rarer breeds.
I can safely guess that the majority of users have the common breeds of horses - quarter horses, thoroughbreds, Arabians...you get the idea.
Anyone out there have some unusual breeds? I'd love to learn about them.
1. Pick a breed - preferably one that another user hasn't already listed
2. List some facts about that breed
3. Structure your response as if you were trying to convince someone to purchase a horse of that breed
***If someone has already listed the breed of your choice, try to list some different facts.
Fun? Maybe. Educational? I think yes.
Her bio was short & pic didnt look like much but her build and esp video said Arab. I forwarded it to the BO and her rescue did the fundraising to bail her out and pick her up. Ive seen a pic from the QT barn and she was apparently worth the save. Gotta love when a sweet horse comes in for a soft landing!
Bay mare, 19yrs, 14h. This girl is very thin and was led through the sale ring.
My boyfriend and I went to the notorious Kolona, Ia monthly sale. We got a number "just in case..." and walked around looking at all the pretty horses. My horses companion left and I thought MAYBE if we see something special... Ideally a pony, I'd snatch it up if it went for a decent price. Well, I only saw 2 non loose pen ponies. They went for $350 and $525!!! I'm like, holy! Riding horses all went for good prices.
Got bored of that and tried to go look at the loose pen horses. I had my baby with me though and shes teething and refused to let anyone else hold her, so I couldnt get in with the horses and ponies to get a better look or see if their even tame, couldnt tell a thing. And of course in the pony pen was about 20 ponies, and definitely two little studs who kept fighting and attacking all the others The big horse studs were separated from the other loose pen horses, Not sure why pony studs werent???
So we go sit and watch ponies go through.. Most went for $50-$125. I...
So I made the mistake of connecting with a "rescue" group that goes to the auctions and tries to place horses that have been purchased by kill buyers or whatever they really do. She was supposedly bought by a kill buyer. Who knows, I don't really care.
Anyway, enter my new mare. She's 8 years old and due in February. I was planning to breed my diesel only mare but really felt this girl needed a second chance.
The previous owner said he just took a few of his bred mares to the auction to reduce his numbers. She looks well cared for.
She doesn't have a barn name She's by Simply Hot out of a Zips Chocolate chip mare and bred to a Zippos Mr. Good Bar x Big Investment stallion.
Hoping after the foal is born we can restart her. She appears to be sound and supposedly was rideable. I hope she works out!!!!!
Ok, I never win anything, no scratch off tickets, no lotteries, no raffles, no auctions, nothing... browsing Facebook today and come across the Trey Hunt auction, I don't know him, but people have donated some really nice breeding and other items for bid to benefit him.
I come across a High Brow Cat breeding auction, bid is 14,000, pass.... Come across his clone, Copy Cat, who I had a thread on earlier, also a breeding for auction. Highest bid so far is 1500, I thought there's no way it'll go that low, so I bid 1600....AND WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I gotta figure out what the heck I'm going to do!! Of course it'll be Chloe I'll breed to him, but I don't know if I can do embryo transfer again, lol, that was rather expensive and I don't have that set aside exclusively for breeding like I did last time. I guess I better save up!!
Also, I kinda gotta tell my husband....
With help of course.
I have been wanting a trail saddle because I only have my barrel saddle. It's not very comfortable for long rides.
So we are making me a saddle at work!
We got the tree from Corriente. Went to Tandy and got all the leather and hardware. My boss is making me do most of the work myself with his supervision. I had to redo my horn twice. Lol.
It's going to be natural leather with a purple seat.
Seat and shoulders. The shoulders will be braided on the sides.
Fenders, stirrup leathers, rigging, jockeys, and skirts.
What it looks like so far with the rigging.
Today I'm cutting the strings and the fleece for the skirts. I will have pictures later.
I couldn't figure out what section to put this in so here we go!
I like to think I have a pretty good grasp of reading horse body language, including their ears. Normally when a horse has its ears pointed behind itself it's either listening to something else, relaxed, or tense based on exactly how the ears are angled... but if you talk to a horse, or whistle to get its attention, or whatever, the ears usually come forward as it focuses on you... riiiiight?
One of my boys is incredibly sweet, he's literally like a puppy dog and will just follow you around wanting scratches. He's happy, he's sound and his ears don't bother him (he doesn't react at all when you handle them), and he's definitely never disrespectful or posturing towards people. But his ears virtually -never- come forward unless he's really focused on something, and that only happens rarely. Is this just a weird quirk or does it show he's not totally at ease? Usually he's kinda eyeballing the other horses even if they...
Just seeing if anyone else is out and about looking at stallions to breed to for next year?
I am looking for my Diesel Only x Sudden Impulse mare, though I'm not sure if we'll breed or invest in training for her while I finish school. We ended up selling our 2016 appaloosa colt to a hunter farm, so now I'm foal-less again. This time looking to get a top quality APHA western riding and trail horse. Been searching high and low for homozygous studs and DR.
How about anyone else?
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