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        01-23-2009, 11:34 PM
      #11
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    I have a TWH. He's 30 this year and I'd like to think I will always own a walker. Mine is an absolute powerhouse but AMAZINGLY gentle. He's full of life but the most well behaved gentleman I have ever met. He's kind and loving and strong and brave...

    I remember I was on trail alone one time, a deer leapt out of the woods right in front of us. I screamed and jumped, he just watched it run past w/ just a tiny snort. I love them....
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        01-24-2009, 08:42 AM
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    I have a TWH. He's 30 this year and I'd like to think I will always own a walker. Mine is an absolute powerhouse but AMAZINGLY gentle. He's full of life but the most well behaved gentleman I have ever met. He's kind and loving and strong and brave...
    This is the Black? I've always thought he was beautiful. How's he doing? If you need another Walker I know of a place who is giving a few away in IL.
         
        01-24-2009, 10:00 AM
      #13
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    Yeah... my old black horse... he's doing ok, the vet said it's not worth giving him cortozone shots because ALL of his joints are crickety, but I give him that cortaflex and he's just as ornery as ever!
         
        01-25-2009, 08:18 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    yeah... my old black horse... he's doing ok, the vet said it's not worth giving him cortozone shots because ALL of his joints are crickety, but I give him that cortaflex and he's just as ornery as ever!
    What a precious soul he is

    Just an FYI, my 21 yo TWH has Equine Metabolic Syndrome which exploded his hock arthritis.

    I put him on a Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM products that is 99% pure. The little measure that comes with it is around a heaping teaspoon. He gets one of those every other day and maintains really well.

    When I rescued my Arab nearly 16 years ago, he came with vertebra injuries. He is also on this product and is still able to do his magnificent "Arab Float" if he's in the right mood

    It is called EJC-6000; it is between a powder and granule type consistency.

    You can Google it and you should get www.carolshorsesense.com if I spelled the web site correctly.

    She sells for the person that makes the EJC-6000 and other products too. They are wonderful to deal with and very honest.

    The EJC-6000 is pricey but a little goes a long way because it is 99% pure.

    Hugs and good wishes to your Fella
         
        01-25-2009, 03:57 PM
      #15
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    Way cool! Thanks for the info, I'll follow up on it and see what it does for him!
         
        01-28-2009, 07:32 AM
      #16
    Foal
    I own a TWH.
    He is 9 yrs old. He is not gaited, but he is alot of fun. Everyone tends to love him because he is just so gentle and relaxed. He doesn't really give a hoot about what you do on the ground. When I ride him, he can become fast and dinky, but never to hot. I love him because he can do anything. I currently event him, and do some dressage which he is both succesful in. He tends to test new riders, and give them some fun. He mainly is a one person horse, but he'll pretty much go for anyone confident. I used to love thoroughbreds, but the TWH has taken over.
         
        01-28-2009, 07:22 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I've had my TWH/Peruvian Paso for about 6/7 months, and he is a doll.. he's only 4.5 years old.. and you would think he is much older. He is simply saddle up and go. He is walk/trot (working on it still)/pace/canter.. he's always eagar and willing to do whatever, his previous owner started free jumping/jumping him a bit, and I plan on getting into that eventually. He's a real sweetheart!! My extremely green little sisters ride him no problem.. he's very gentle!
         
        02-01-2009, 10:31 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I live in TN so just about everyone has one. They are really sweeties, and so easy to train. I think there were a could that were hot heads. So 2 out of 1,000,000,000,000 TWH I have seen, were hot heads, I'd say that's is pretty good.
         
        02-01-2009, 09:34 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I just wanted to add that, in the past week, Annie (my TWH) has picked up a new habit (I've only had her less than a month). She now follows me like a puppy, runs up to my car when I drive onto the property, nuzzles my 3 year old nephew's hair, and will actually forego food in preference of pets and scratches. So, lol, her "true" personality is coming out now that she's more comfortable...and it turns out she's even sweeter than I thought. Her only flaw is that she is "lippy" with me, which I'm trying to correct as I've heard it leads to nipping. Other than that, I am more impressed with her every day. If this is what most of the breed is like, I can definitely why they're recommended as family-safe horses.
         
        02-03-2009, 12:33 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Lori1983    
    I just wanted to add that, in the past week, Annie (my TWH) has picked up a new habit (I've only had her less than a month). She now follows me like a puppy, runs up to my car when I drive onto the property, nuzzles my 3 year old nephew's hair, and will actually forego food in preference of pets and scratches. So, lol, her "true" personality is coming out now that she's more comfortable...and it turns out she's even sweeter than I thought. Her only flaw is that she is "lippy" with me, which I'm trying to correct as I've heard it leads to nipping. Other than that, I am more impressed with her every day. If this is what most of the breed is like, I can definitely why they're recommended as family-safe horses.
    Sounds like Annie is really happy and settling in well with you and your family

    All three of my Walkers are lippy to some degree. My 21 yo has always liked to "lip" my hair and scalp. He has never offered to bite and boy do I get a good head massage, although my hair is in tangles when he's done

    My 14+ yo never lips me, but he is a very oral horse in that he will curl his lips, stick his tongue out the side of his mouth, or lick the metal pipe panels.

    My 12+ yo will also lip my hair and give me lip kisses, but I do have to watch the Booger because sometimes his "reciprocal" affection can get carried away - lollol I never yell at him but I will tap his muzzle with one finger and say "Joker, no bite" when I know he is thinking of getting his teeth invovled in the nuzzling session - lol lol lol

    Annie sure sounds like a Keeper to me. I hope she is able to be your "Forever Horse".
         

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