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        09-24-2012, 04:42 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Yay!! Sounds awesome!! Has she recommended any kind of cross training yet, or just sticking to arena work?

    I think he will already be able to develop far better with turnout, some hacking and bombproofing is just going to get him that much more confident.
         
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        09-24-2012, 05:00 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Yep..once we have me more settled hacking out is next...there is a 74yo woman who rides anything and her horses are super to hack with. I will take school horses first to get me settled and then take him.

    You can hack out over the boarder to holland too the woods are that extensive!
    I think so long as he has a confident rider he will be fine so I need to bombproof me first ahaha!!

    I am so happy here...his bed is so plush and deep and clean the thrush will go in no time and his ribs will go too poor mite. He has started snaking his neck around me though when grooming haha
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        09-24-2012, 05:07 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
    Yep..once we have me more settled hacking out is next...there is a 74yo woman who rides anything and her horses are super to hack with. I will take school horses first to get me settled and then take him.

    You can hack out over the boarder to holland too the woods are that extensive!
    I think so long as he has a confident rider he will be fine so I need to bombproof me first ahaha!!

    I am so happy here...his bed is so plush and deep and clean the thrush will go in no time and his ribs will go too poor mite. He has started snaking his neck around me though when grooming haha
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    Oooh so you really are THAT close to Holland - I might have to come meet Dubai in November!!! And also you should come to the Stuttgart CDI with me!!! I'm going Thu-Fri (or Thu-Sat I just need to do some BF convincing).
    *end of me hijacking your thread*
    Haha yes young horses don't know to be bad yet so usually if they are out with a confident rider and a confident horse buddy they are cool as cucumbers :) I'm sure that he will be just awesome!
         
        09-24-2012, 05:10 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Message me with times dates etc and I will put leave in at work and see you there! Holland is a 10min drive from me...think it takes around 3hrs hacking so might not turn up on Dubai ahaha!

    That is my thinking...he is going to be fab at competitions so long as he doesnt fall asleep haha!!!
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        09-25-2012, 03:46 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Duffy, he will be fine at competitions.

    Reeco, despite being explosive at home was a saint at competitions!
         
        09-25-2012, 03:56 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I am sure too... I am jsut not a very confident rider by any means, and don't have a lot of show experience, so to speak!
    We will see when he is ready though. Really hoping to do one of the winter shows out here that they do for more of a practise to get him used to it!
         
        09-25-2012, 08:47 AM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
    It was happy tears Val ;) He is a 3yo horse, and being cooped up in his stable apart from when I was down there.. NOT fair!!
    Oh, boy, I see... My bad! I thought you were disappointed therefore cried. Glad you moved him in a place you like!
         
        09-25-2012, 10:06 AM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Thanks for explaining, Faye! I do understand it's a different country so approach/rules may be different from what I'm used to.
    That seems to be really common on 'yards' in the US as well - other than tiny dirt patches that they can just walk around in
    Our latest horse spent 3 years living like that - she was very well cared for and educated but also very lacking in normal muscle. She spent a few weeks living inside an invisible fence when she first came here but is now enjoying a gallop around and the freedom of some acrage with other horses - also new to her. The difference in her topline is already really noticeable, she looks like a much bigger horse
    I do believe that horse need to be challenged and not allowed to get bored - its why I'm a great believer in what we call 'hacking out' in the UK, they get to see so much more of life and you can be doing all sorts of schooling things while you are just riding along that can then be 'polished' up in a menage situation.
    I don't like to see horses pushed or bullied into situations or training levels that they don't know how to cope because they haven't been given the time to absorb things enough before moving on to the next step as that loses them confidence.
         
        09-25-2012, 08:42 PM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by faye    
    Duffy, he will be fine at competitions.

    Reeco, despite being explosive at home was a saint at competitions!
    He must have picked up tips from my Spighi!
    Every time I take him out, he is a saint. Falls asleep in the stable, don't need to lunge him first to get his little crazy brain into gear.
    At home, EVERYTHING is out to kill him. He jumps when the cat walks past.
    Competed over the weekend in gale force winds, with a show jumping comp running beside the Dressage. Didn't bat an eyelid.
    This morning, I lunged him, nice and warm, clear day, but a bit breezy. The world was ending,the grass moving must be tigers about to leap out and eat him, the birds flew out of the tree due to the monster hiding in there so we can't go past that tree anymore. OH MY GOD a sheep baa'd!!!!!!!!!!
    Bleedin' princess!
         
        09-26-2012, 05:49 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    For those of you I don't have on FB... scenario of how cool my horse is.

    I get on to the yard last night, Annette (YO/trainer) pulls me to one side.
    She tells me one of the other owners noticed he was lying down and sleeping yesterday afternoon and unwilling to get up. She has kept an eye on him all afternoon and no sign of colic.. is this normal?!?!

    By this point I was a bit embarrassed.. I said yes, absolutely normal. He likes to nap in the afternoon, dead to the world, and then gets up all refreshed for the ride! I dread to think how he will cope when he gets turned out all day ahaha

    She basically said I wasn't kidding when I said laid back... she said its a much busier yard here, new horses, new smells, and he was zonked!

    Nice to know that they keep an eye on things though!!!
         

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