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post #21 of 34 Old 05-11-2010, 05:20 PM
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Actually Lazi came with the horrid little mini gelding. They were buddies, but I don't keep ponies so I found him a home. Yep, it was a 2fer with mine.

Spent a whole hour today laying in a pasture, waiting for a sparkling vampire to show up. Alas, I woke up and looked over, only to find a mound of horse crap. Sigh.
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post #22 of 34 Old 05-12-2010, 12:07 AM
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My Cody is really good about lowering his head to be bridled, put on his fly mask and such. I stand on a step stool to do his mane, on my tip-toes to brush his back/butt. He's wonderful about picking up his feet.

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post #23 of 34 Old 05-12-2010, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by draftrider View Post
I have to stand on a 5 gallon bucket to groom him. :)

He just stands still. I have never braided his mane so I have no clue. I know that when I am standing on the ground next to him I can't reach his butt to groom it so the bucket method works for me.
yup! 3 level step stood or a bucket. Depending on which one isn't in use.

to braid her mane down her crest though (to the best of my ability) I stand on the stool until about the middle of her mane, have someone hold my place in the mane, get on her back and lean up her neck to finish the rest.

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post #24 of 34 Old 05-12-2010, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by draftrider View Post
Drafts4ever- what kind of saddle is that? It looks very comfy!
It's a close contact wintec pro 500 changeable gullet. It is very comfy. The last picture is of my old saddle which is an Icelandic endurance saddle all purpose. It's comfortable but the wintec fits better and I ride much more centered in it so the all purpose saddle is Sissy's (percheron in my barn on here) saddle now since it fits boxiness perfectly.

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post #25 of 34 Old 05-21-2010, 09:51 AM
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Jack is the full shire and is 18.3hh, Milo is the midget shire x tb at 16hh!

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post #26 of 34 Old 05-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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great photos all the horses on this thread

Our farm is home to 4 adopted draft horses
Please consider adopting and give a horse back it's life.

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post #27 of 34 Old 05-22-2010, 01:32 AM
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My big boy. Mind you, I'm 6'1"

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post #28 of 34 Old 05-22-2010, 03:12 AM
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pictures are great! :)

owner of: two horses Patch & Rhy and now NEW ARRIVALS ... 3 little wild ponies Strawberry , Sox and a little boy that's still waiting for a name!
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post #29 of 34 Old 05-22-2010, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by drafts4ever View Post
ok here's Caleigh and me at the schooling show this weekend. And the last one is the best size comparison picture I have right now.
She's 17.3 and I'm 5'2
If Caleigh goes missing it wasn't me.

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2000 - 2013,
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post #30 of 34 Old 05-22-2010, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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HAHA, Matty i saw the first picture and was like 'thats not big' but when i saw the second i got it!!
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