What should I be expecting? -new yard/trainer- - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 24 Old 09-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
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.

They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 24 Old 09-24-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,144
• Horses: 2
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
Posted via Mobile Device
crimsonsky likes this.
DuffyDuck is offline  
post #13 of 24 Old 09-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuffyDuck View Post
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
Posted via Mobile Device
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!

They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
post #14 of 24 Old 09-24-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,144
• Horses: 2
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!!!
Posted via Mobile Device
DuffyDuck is offline  
post #15 of 24 Old 09-25-2012, 03:46 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,679
• Horses: 5
Duffy, he will be fine at competitions.

Reeco, despite being explosive at home was a saint at competitions!

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

faye is offline  
post #16 of 24 Old 09-25-2012, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,144
• Horses: 2
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!
DuffyDuck is offline  
post #17 of 24 Old 09-25-2012, 08:47 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuffyDuck View Post
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!

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #18 of 24 Old 09-25-2012, 10:06 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,641
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_Val View Post
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.
jaydee is offline  
post #19 of 24 Old 09-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,170
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by faye View Post
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!

~Horse & Hound Artistry~.

Website: www.horseandhoundartistry.com
Kayty is offline  
post #20 of 24 Old 09-26-2012, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,144
• Horses: 2
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!!!
DuffyDuck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
holaa;; have you been expecting me CompletelyShameless Meet the Community 10 08-14-2008 11:56 PM
Expecting/plans ? Sissimut-icehestar Horse Breeding 2 02-12-2008 03:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome