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        09-14-2013, 06:13 PM
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    That's a big old boy so it cracks me up seeing him belly up to the milk bar!! Beautiful horses.
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        09-14-2013, 06:19 PM
    Good golly, holy be-jesus! He is HUGE. WHAT THE H*LL ARE YOU FEEDING HIM?!?!?

    Momma must have super-milk.

    LMAO. That last picture is just hilarious.
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        09-14-2013, 06:53 PM
    He's a giant isn't he - mums 15.2h and he's almost as big as her at only 6 months, but he's at least going to be an easy keeper by the looks of things unless she really has got super milk .

    When the farrier had been, and their headcollars had been removed, he was straight over to Fox to suckle - quite funny when he's having to crouch down but still needs that comfort off mum.

    He tried to feed more than she'll let him though - and usually he's rewarded with a bite on the bum if she's eating herself (so no change there then). Xx

    And he just LOVES to carry things around - his feed buckets (they're usually strewn around his field), headcollar when it's removed, mobile phone if I leave it on the stable door and we even have plastic milk bottles hung up in his stable which he loves to chew :)
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        10-18-2013, 07:22 PM
    How did I miss this??? He's gorgeous Reckyroo. And yes, huge!
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        10-19-2013, 02:55 PM
    In regards to you keeping him and handling him in the future, have you considered finding a trainer/lesson barn in your area that'd be willing to work with you and Teddy? Limited knowledge is something easy to fix, but you have to be willing to search for the answers that you need. Even if you don't find a lesson barn that's suitable for youngsters like Teddy, you COULD contact a lesson barn and ask specifically for lessons that involve groundwork, learning how to lunge, what to do with pushy horses, how to move their front and hind quarters away from you, etc, and explain your situation to them. You'd want a barn/trainer with a lot of experience and the patience to train both human and animal. What I learned when I was adamantly lessoning is that I didn't want to deal with the trainers who didn't take the time to explain thought processes, both human and horse, to me, and if they wouldn't let me step in and try for myself, I high-tailed it out of there. I'd suggest looking for a friendly person who's as rooted in teaching both horse And human what to do. It's almost like apprenticing, the difference is you're still paying them as you would for a lesson. You'd benefit a lot from those kinds of lessons in the long run, both with Teddy and any horse you or your children acquire in the future.

    In regards to selling him, have you considered leasing him out to those who event instead? Someone else would get to enjoy him for what he is eventer wise, you'd still get the pleasure of owning him and being able to do what you want with him, plus if it's not a free-lease and it's drafted out, you'd get some financial help from the person leasing him. You can even specify that you want to keep him on your property, something people do all of the time, and you already have a lease prospect in your son's friend. It could easily be the best of both worlds.

    Regardless, he is adorable. I really hope you get to keep him. :)
        10-19-2013, 03:53 PM
    I emphasize with you. I've been told from day one that my little weed has a lot of potentional and it would be silly of me to just use her as a trekker/happy hunter and dressage horse when she is so suited for eventing. I've been told I should sell her to let her reach her full potentional and that my mare should be relegated to the broodmare paddock only.
    You know what I think?
    It's my life, my horses who I've cared for deeply and my decision. Ok I'm not a top notch rider but that doesn't stop me wanting to improve, work with a trainer, enjoy by horses. I don't think I wil ever be an eventer type but that is ok because at the end of the day, if I am providing my horses with the best possible care then are they really going to care if I don't ride them over Xc?
    So, I think that if you can afford it, you do whatever you bloody well want to. Don't let others shape how you feel. You are more than capable of getting lessons on Foxy once that handsome chap is weaned. You are more than capable of providing those horses with the essentials of life and from what I've read you've got a good idea about manners and boundaries. Don't let anyone tell you you can't, especially not yourself.
    Good luck in whatever you decide to do :) and keep those photos coming! He is a hunk!
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        10-20-2013, 12:50 PM
    Thankyou - this has been horrible - the thought of selling him - but my DH (who doesn't so emotion etc lol), after saying we should sell him and we don't know enough about training etc, has now backtracked and enlisted the help of a few "horsie" people he's met through work. So for now, Teddy's getting gelded and we're going to go from there. He's been such a little angel this last couple of weeks, it's almost like he knew what we'd been thinking. He backed up yesterday in the field when he was getting a little too close (I was poo-picking) and kept a mannerly distance before getting bored and galloping off to Foxy. I do know what he should and shouldn't be getting away with - I just feel sometimes a bit overwhelmed and lack the confidence, but i'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Thanks for the votes of confidence - my boy is staying!
    And equinebovine - I agree wholeheartedly with you - I may not be the best (far from it) in my riding skills, but by golly, he'll have a good life with me :)
    Watch this space.....
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        10-22-2013, 03:03 AM
    Plenty of opertunitiy to improve your knowledge. You must have some confidence or you would have got rid of them both by now. From what you've said they are not jumping all over you or pushing boundaries and I'm sure you'd know if they were. Get that hunk gelded and weaned and go from there. Keep us updated!
        10-22-2013, 03:29 AM
    Totally with Eqqy!!! Well put that girl
        10-22-2013, 03:32 AM
    Haha I'm used to having to defend my fear of throwing myself and my horse over solid objects just because she's 'suited for it'. Bloody hell a horse is a horse, unless they are purposely bred they can be suited for anything. Seen some nice dressage horses made from OTTBs, SBs, Clydesdales and QHs. Also seen some nice XC horse who look suited to nothing more than happy hacks. It is what you make of it.
    Ahem, more photos please lol he really is a cutie!

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