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At horse shows, I often run across trainers who scream condescendingly at their students. It reminds me of my first trainer who would yell at you so hard that it was frightening to those around her.
Some may call it tough love, but I personally would not tolerate my trainer speaking to me in a condescending raised voice, in front of a crowd.
I don't like being scolded, or belittled. It doesn't teach me anything, it ruins the fun of riding, and discourages me rather than pushes me. But I see a lot of trainers use this tactic on their students.. Younger students, usually.
Just curious as to who may have had experienced this with their trainers or past trainers and how you may feel about it.
Hi there! I am taking home a new weanling in a month and I thought it would be great to see everyone's horses they've bought as a yearling and are all grown up! I know it's hard to tell how a weanling will look and turn out sometimes, so I figured it'd be fun to compare for those that have pics.
I have attached a few images of my boy Kieran of course. He's an appaloosa colt, I'm looking forward to doing the all-around with him!
It wasn't that much of an accident but I sure wasn't planning on it!
I actually saw this guy for sale a year ago but the timing wasn't right and the price was a bit more than I was willing to pay.
Two days ago I was lamenting the fact I got Welsh instead of minis and was wondering if I should sell my Welsh and just get a herd of minis like I always wanted.
Yesterday I saw this guy pop up for sale again... hmmmmmmmm...
This morning I bit the bullet and made an appointment and tonight I bought him. Picking him up on Saturday. I guess this means I need to try to sell my Welsh again.
He's a 9 year old AMHR registered mini from a local show breeder, nice bloodlines with lots of HOFs. He is EXTREMELY FAT but doesn't look foundered to me despite being kept on grass. His hooves have a couple grooves but they're nearly grown out, his stance was fine and hooves look healthy and in good shape. He's a little shy but not skittish, he wasn't jumpy or anything. After a few minutes of...
I figured I'd start one of these as this is an especially fun project for me. I'll post every few days, and likely lots of pictures. I hope everyone who follows along finds it enjoyable and maybe learns something (or conversely, pipes in and I learn something!)
Maddy is a 7 year old Anglo Arabian who was started about 2 years ago. She has huge holes in her training, and part of the fun of this mare is figuring out what she doesn't know. In just a few days I've learned she:
Doesn't like her back legs being touched (hands or rope)
Loves to rear -- known but it's definitely her go to evasion
Runs off randomly, human attached or not
Hasn't been saddled much at all, evident by her terror when the saddle pad came over her back
Doesn't know what to do with a bit in her mouth, that's for sure
Doesn't know much about longing
Doesn't have ground manners
Fly Spray is scary
So what does this mare know?...
April and I are headed to our second AQHA show this weekend. Our first time out we had some "young horse / haven't figured out warm-up routine"issues, so I'm hoping this weekend goes better! lol
Already have a game plan of things to vary and change. She has been riding really well at home, so I have my fingers crossed.
Its at the same place as last time, where she had a wonderful Magna Wave treatment... so I'm expecting the Princess to be scoping the place out for her most favorite lady ever! lol
My mom who moved to TN a few years ago will be up visiting, and my grandma will be coming up to watch. I think its been 4 years since my mom saw me show, and probably 6-8 years since grandma has... so April better behave herself!
What do you think? Each week a different trainer can try their hand at getting Bella in a trailer within the hour-long time frame of the show. It would probably run for at least 7 seasons.
But seriously -
So yesterday, my barnmate and I spent 4 1/2 hours working with her and never got her into the trailer. Two days before, it took me an hour doing the exact same thing. This is the thing with Bella - she's not consistent at all. Some days she'll walk right in, others you can spend hours and it won't happen.
I'd posted about it on Facebook and a friend of mine who is a trainer posted that she had never failed to get a horse in a trailer within about five minutes. Game on! I texted her this morning and asked, "So, wanna give it a shot?"
My thought was less about proving her wrong than it was hoping she was right. I wasn't having any luck - why not look elsewhere?
She works with another trainer who she contacted and asked to come too. It ended up taking five people but Bella...
I have had a few messages about if I am a photographer. Yes I am!
My biggest seller is black background portraits right now.
So I though I would share a few from recent sessions.
This is my most loved on my page right now. Im quite smitten with it still <3
See if any of you recognize this one
Him: Here's the check you need for the deposit and first month's board at the new barn.
Me: Thanks! (looks at check) Oh, I wish you hadn't filled in the amount though. It might not be exactly what I told you.
Him: Oh. Do you think it will be higher or lower.
Him: I don't know why I even asked that question.
I don't have this problem myself thankfully but a friend at the barn who shares a tack room was telling me she got to the barn one day to ride only to find that the person who shares with her was using her saddle!
I share a tack room with my best friend. We have an agreed-upon understanding that we can share medical supplies, fly spray, etc. and we just take turns buying them. We also share some feed that way. Any other feed or supplements, neither one of us would consider using the others' without asking first (even though we both know it would be fine). We're also fine with sharing grooming equipment - again, this is something we've talked about, as in "feel free to use any of my grooming stuff if you want."
Neither one of us would dream of using the others' tack without asking. I used my leaser's halter the other day just briefly and felt bad because I couldn't get hold of her to run it by her first. I know darn well that it was fine and as soon as she arrived I told her, "I...
Found one I love.
She's free-jumped 4'6'' no issue
Nice mover, 7, sporty looking cross (Arabian and something, but looks like a mini warmblood)
Oh but she rears, bucks, bites, bolts and is hard to catch....
That's always how it goes.
Figured I'd do a thread to keep track of my new girl's feet's improvements.
The night I went to look at her - yes, there is a shoe on that front left! argh
Brought her home and addressed those feet ASAP
After trim #1 (couldn't take it all off at once, sole too thin and didn't want her to be too much more sore than she already was) Lots of instant chewing and licking, and a big sigh from the patient girl.
Lots of disease- she'll be getting weekly white lightning soakings and thrush powder, etc. You can also see how overgrown the bar was before we pared it back.
Hanging out after trim and soaking in the therapy boots she gets to wear for now Will be commitment, lots of work, and a process for sure, but I'm hopeful about her prognosis! Sure sickens me that horse's are allowed to get in that sort of shape and people don't see a problem with it...
Charger by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:47 AMBob by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:48 AMRiding Bob by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:49 AMRiding Charger by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:51 AMPeanut (pebs), cookie, bob and charger by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:52 AMThe boys by LibertyXCharge posted Jul 3, 2016 at 10:51 AM
My boys Charger and Bob were always together!
If they make the princesses skinny? There is outrage.
Disney Princesses 'Promote Negative Body Image' For Girls, Claims Study
And if they make the guy stocky/big/fat/whatever? There is outrage.
Disney depiction of obese Polynesian god in film Moana sparks anger
...Personally I think people need to stop putting so much stock in cartoon characters and leave artistic license alone.
As far as the princesses go? It's parents who allow create the body image issues, IMO. Not cartoons. Adults with poor relationships with food and/or body image issues create children with the same. I meet very few people with what I would consider good body images. We break the cycle. Not Disney.
Thought I would start a little Training Diary for my lovely mare Ava.
Ava is a homebred Friesian x knabstrupper and she turned 4 in May. She is about 15.3hands If you want to see her birth thread please look here: Friesian x Knabstrupper Foal Has Arrived!!
She was my very first foal so I am incredibly proud of her and very much enjoying our training!!
Ava has mostly been turned away for the last 4 years. She is well used to being handled and has done a couple of inhand shows and is used to traffic an been on the roads in hand a few times but I really haven't done too much with her.
I sat on her for the first time beginning of june (see first photos). Unfortunately she had about 2 weeks of nothing due to the appalling weather we had and I only have a field to ride her in. I started getting back on board last weekend. Today was her 7th ride She has been perfect, no fuss from her at all. The only issues we have had was her confusion about going forwards....
I think the last time you saw her, she was 5 or 6, and still grew a bit here and there.
Well, now she's all mature, and overweight (this year anyways), with feet that really need shoes. She stands just under 16hh (dont let that long back fool you, it's a long way down from there) She is just an unregistered QH as far as I know, but I have no idea where those feathers came from?
I got her as a wild yearling for free, did all the work on her myself. She was used as a ranch pony before anything else, and then we realized she has wheels and loved to run and go super fast, so I started her on barrels. It took me a few years to get comfortable enough to jackpot, and last summer was our first summer giving it some effort. We finished off the season running near the top of the 2D against some competitive gals.
I'm open to an all around critique here, confo, the runs I'll post at the end, what-ever. (PS. I am getting her to a good farrier in a week or two to take care of those ugly...
'Spirit of History': House Democrats Hold Sit-In on Gun Control
Republicans whose campaigns are funded by the NRA want to "talk about it" some more.
Fifty years of talking about it isn't enough for you? Stalling muchly, huh? Don't want the NRA to stop funding your re-election?
So I'm looking to adopt a BLM mustang to train as a competitive trail/endurance horse. I've been looking at the BLM site for a while, and I recently found this gelding that I am completely in love with. He is a 15.1 hand, 7 y.o. gelding. Conformation-wise, he is one of the best mustangs I've ever seen on the BLM site. I just want to hear other peoples opinions on him before I place a bid.
So these are all the pictures of him on his page. Sorry that they're not the best confo photos, but those are pretty hard to get unless I visit the facility myself. He's a bit skinny, but if I do get him, I'd be sure to fix that real quick
So, my mare is getting close and i decided to start a foaling threat
Veronica "Veera" is trakehner, 18 years old maiden mare and bred to Grafenstoz. Mare and stallion are both more or less eventing horses. Grafenstolz has a quite nice movements, he's fast and have a good jump, Veera is more basic whit her movements, nothing spesial but clean and nice. She has very, very good jump and technique, and she's super fast, almost too fast... So by combining these two, i hope that the future baby will be a good allrounder
The due day is 21 of june, but me and our vet are both thinking, that she's many not going to carry that long.. But we will see
Veera as non pregnant (but she's bit fat , photo was taking at last summer)
Today 329 and milk is still clear, the hind end is really jelly like, no resistance at all when lifting her tail. Vulva is again little bit more relaxed. At ultrasound today, the babys head was no were to be seen... Little...
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