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    10-22-2013, 12:03 AM

Well I haven't been on here all summer. So thought I would give a update and a couple pictures. Sparkles is doing great. We ride her more now and she is doing great under saddle. She is learning to neck rein. Stops are good and you can ride her in a halter with a single lead and she will turn with nothing but leg pressure. Her reverse is great. She got to move a few cows this fall and really liked it. She will bully new riders if she can get away with it. She is a little over weight and out of shape but then again so am I. Here is a couple pics from today with my Grandson on her. He has not rode since he was about 14 so she really tried to boss him around but he stuck with it and she finally gave up and did what he asked her.
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    10-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Glad to hear that Sparkles is doing well. I'm new here so I didn't know her before.
    10-24-2013, 05:22 PM
I am glad she is working better, but please put her on a diet. Her obesity is at the point it can be very damaging for her heart, hooves, lungs and overall health!
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    10-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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Sparkles is a gorgeous mare, but you really ought to put her on a diet as soon as possible! She's not a little overweight, but dangerously obese - look at the crest! Even the heavy drafts shouldn't show such signs of excess weight.
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    10-24-2013, 05:37 PM
She's a cutie! I also say she needs some MAJOR weight loss. It's better to have a horse slightly underweight than as obese as she is. But hey, sometimes I wish I had the problem of an easy keeper rather than a hard keeper!

I've been here a while but I'd missed seeing her before. Is she a Percheron or something else? She looks huge!
    10-24-2013, 06:59 PM
She is out of a Percheron mare and a gypsy stallion. She will get a diet this winter. Im going to keep her away from the cattle so she can't eat all their food like she did last winter. She can smell grain from a mile away. She looks at a bale of hay and she gains a couple pounds. I know she has put on a good 4"+in girth My 36" cinch barley fits her now.
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    10-24-2013, 07:12 PM
She is quite the pretty girl :). I won't nag you about her weight, you obviously got the message.... She sounds like her training is coming around nicely.
    10-24-2013, 09:42 PM
She is such a pretty mare! Great work on all the progress you guys have gotten so far. I have no doubt you'll achieve more!
    10-28-2013, 12:23 PM
I've never heard of a perch gypsy cross but I like it. How tall is she?
    10-28-2013, 01:36 PM
I would put her right around 16 hh or just under. Her Dam is 16.3 and if my memory is right her Sire was 14.3. But she is so wide its still a long step up.

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