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post #1 of 12 Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok just to vent, this has been bothering me for a while. I know a person, that is around my age (18-19 ish) that things she is Gods gift to horses, and it doesn't help that her parents think she is as well. She makes these big claims that she is a NH trainer, but she put a pellum in her very green stud horses mouth to lung him! Her mom made her a web site, for her NH training. She recently did a photoshoot with her stud colt, and you could see his ribs, when a friend of hers said some thing she told he "he's only 3 and going through a growth spurt, of course you see his ribs" She jumps to high for her ability, every time she goes over a jump she slams back into the saddle, and catches her horses face. Now she wants to be a barrel racer! With out any training she took one of her horses out to a rodeo, and had him running barrels an polls in a combo gag, while she graggs on his mouth through the whole thing. >.<

Ok rant over. and before you ask, yes I am a little jelly in some ways. I wish I had the amount of horses she has, and I wish I had the support from my parents, I wish I had her super nice farm, but I don't wish I had her ability.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-19-2012, 07:42 PM
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Unforunately, there are many of these types of people.

If shes taking unecessary risks (jumping too high) shell end up hurt. Maybe itll be a wakeup call?

Shrugs your shoulders and learn from her mistakes.
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Um. In a young, growing horse it's actually preferable for them to be a bit ribby. You want them to be lean, not tick-fat.
I assume you mean "Pelham" and "lunge" - I wouldn't be completely irate over that unless the lunge line was attached to the curb portion; but the bit has a snaffle element to it..
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Um. In a young, growing horse it's actually preferable for them to be a bit ribby. You want them to be lean, not tick-fat.
I assume you mean "Pelham" and "lunge" - I wouldn't be completely irate over that unless the lunge line was attached to the curb portion; but the bit has a snaffle element to it..
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It was on the curb portion of the bit.

A growing horse should be like any other horse, you should feel the ribs but not see them. Some times a few ribs will show, because of growth, but when you can count every rib? I would think thats wrong.

Sorry about spelling mistakes, I was typing fast and not really "trying" to spell.

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MHS, you haven't been around or raised many youngsters, have you? Youngsters are supposed to be on the lean side to grow properly. During different growth stages, it is actually a good thing to visibly see ribs when you're standing back.


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MHS, you haven't been around or raised many youngsters, have you? Youngsters are supposed to be on the lean side to grow properly. During different growth stages, it is actually a good thing to visibly see ribs when you're standing back.
Actualy Ive been around plenty of them. Not only being around a breeder, but raising my own horse.

So your telling me it's ok to count every single rib clearly from a distence? That is news to me.

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Please don't put words in my mouth, so to speak.
Not every single rib, obviously... but seeing ribs from a distance (i.e. not just feeling them through a thin layer of fat) is not a bad thing on a youngster. Think of an eventing-fit or race-fit horse.


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myhorsesonador, look at this as a opportunity....get use to this kind of "ego" b/c there is one in every crowd. Learn to ignore them and to be civil when any exchange is necessary.
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Please don't put words in my mouth, so to speak.
Not every single rib, obviously... but seeing ribs from a distance (i.e. not just feeling them through a thin layer of fat) is not a bad thing on a youngster. Think of an eventing-fit or race-fit horse.
Well that is what her horse looks like and it seems like your trying to tell me thats ok. He looks like a rescue case.

I don't consider a eventer or racer to be ribby. More like a grey hound, slim not skinny.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-20-2012, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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myhorsesonador, look at this as a opportunity....get use to this kind of "ego" b/c there is one in every crowd. Learn to ignore them and to be civil when any exchange is necessary.
Oh I know, but this girl is my neighbor. Every time we happen to be out side at the same time, she feels the need to come over to be a know it all ego monster. She isn't so bad, as long as I try to keep it to small talk, but it can be hard.

I used to board at one barn, that I swear I'm the only one there that lived on earth. O.o It was a self care facility, so they could be avoided most of the time.
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