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    07-15-2010, 05:20 PM
  #11
Foal
I was given my saddlebred as a christmas present. He's a 10y/o gelding and an awsome horse. He is my first horse and I an learning a lot with him. He was a show horse befor I got him but he fractured his coffin and they don't want to put weighted shoes on him anymore, but is 100% sound. For the first 6 months of owning him he was pretty spooky, but we moved him to our propety about a month and a half ago and he is a totally different horse, nearly no spook at all. My father in law breeds them, and my boy is a decendant from William Shattners(sp?) horse sultans great day. He is a big softy and always has to be close to you.
     
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    07-16-2010, 07:39 PM
  #12
Yearling
Awww, he's a cutie... what do you do with him?
     
    07-18-2010, 11:17 PM
  #13
Foal
As of right now he will be a trail horse, but possibly dressage in the future. This weekend he somehow cut himself pretty good above the heel bulb(took a 4" chunk out) and the vet says it will be about two months of doctoring before he will be good to go :(. I know horses are accident prone, and he's proving to be just that.
     
    07-19-2010, 10:59 AM
  #14
Foal
TheLastUnicorn- Thanks for the tip! Very helpful!!!!! Alex is a very tall Saddlebred, like 16.2 hands high. I don't know. I think I need to be more experienced in jumping myself. I've never jumped before. But would love to!

Specialdelivery- Your horse is from William Shattner?? Really? Did he used to show in saddleseat?? He is a very nice horse! What's his name?
     
    07-19-2010, 11:56 AM
  #15
Started
Sultan's Great Day produced a lot of TOUGH horses, but man... they are nice.

William Shatner owned one of the horses we raised. He is a good rider and loves his horses dearly.
     
    07-19-2010, 01:45 PM
  #16
Foal
His registered name is special delivery, as he was a breached baby, but my father in law saved him. Some how he wound up being called "Fed". Worst name ever, but after calling him that for a couple months it started to suite him.yes he was shown in saddleseat. I would have liked to get him back into it but around here no one has even heard of a saddlebred. Most people argue that I'm confusing the breed with standardbreds lol, so therefore no one around here that even knows what saddleseat is. My boy is really tall too at 17hh, all his full siblings are that tall aswell. Me, at 5'2" its a real stretch to get in the saddle.
     
    07-19-2010, 02:11 PM
  #17
Yearling
I've shown and ridden Saddlebreds all my life. I want to go to ASHAV (for virginia) but I haven't gone yet. My trainer goes every year though. I own a half saddlebred mare who is the best thing in my life. I love them :)
     
    07-19-2010, 02:15 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by specialdelivery    
I was given my saddlebred as a christmas present. He's a 10y/o gelding and an awsome horse. He is my first horse and I an learning a lot with him. He was a show horse befor I got him but he fractured his coffin and they don't want to put weighted shoes on him anymore, but is 100% sound. For the first 6 months of owning him he was pretty spooky, but we moved him to our propety about a month and a half ago and he is a totally different horse, nearly no spook at all. My father in law breeds them, and my boy is a decendant from William Shattners(sp?) horse sultans great day. He is a big softy and always has to be close to you.
My mare's grandmother is by Sultan's great day! And that mare throws the BEST babies I've ever seen! My mare's sire is by Harlem Globetrotter, another who I like a lot :)
     
    07-19-2010, 02:26 PM
  #19
Foal
Very cool!!!! There is only one Saddlebred barn in the state that I live in and I board her there. It's great and all. But the shows are extremely expensive and I can't afford it right now... That and I'm not the show type. I would love to see her in the show arena, but I don't like to show. I was thinking about having someone lease her out. I don't know yet. I just like to train and not to show. Lol

How old is your boy??

LoveTheSaddlebreds- Have you ever rode in suit? Or just academy?
     
    07-19-2010, 10:06 PM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by abbyshamrock    
TheLastUnicorn- Thanks for the tip! Very helpful!!!!! Alex is a very tall Saddlebred, like 16.2 hands high. I don't know. I think I need to be more experienced in jumping myself. I've never jumped before. But would love to!

Specialdelivery- Your horse is from William Shattner?? Really? Did he used to show in saddleseat?? He is a very nice horse! What's his name?
Probably a good idea... or maybe look into getting a great coach who can help you two learn together. The early stages of training a horse to jump and training a rider to jump are pretty similar.

A few photos of me and my 6yr old ASB mare, El Dorado's Vanilla Ice this weekend at her first games day. This little mare has been under saddle less than a year, and it was her very first time out with a lot of strange horses, in a keyed up environment to boot!

She was 2nd in pole bending, and we got a 3rd in a team event (had to pick up clothing and put them in a laundry hamper). She was a pretty good girl considering how much "new" things bother her and we didn't have a chance to practice all of the games... even the ones we did practice at home were challenging for her in the new environment.

This game was supposed to be "equine soccer" but there were some good gusts of wind and the game changed to having to "whack" the ball into a goal instead of the horse pushing it. "Aurora" was less enthused about the game change


For some reason even things that she's normally great about were "scary" for her in this context... a little less than impressed about me having to pull clothing out of backpack (which eats horses... just ask her) and wear it


Working Equitation - involved a number of challenges... this one was pulling a hockey stick out of the barrel and knocking the tennis balls off of the cones (blue barrels eat horses too!)



And her very first jump under saddle... I was going to "opt out" of this obstacle, but then figured we couldn't afford the penalty after a bit of time wasted over crossing a tarp, she tried to deek out on me (she was supposed to jump the bale), but we still got "credit" for it, even though it wasn't technically over the bale
     

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