Growth of Takala Rose; Curly Filly! - Page 20 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #191 of 195 Old 08-23-2013, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,167
• Horses: 5
Well, I suppose so! I did a bit of a photoshoot the other day, and considering all she does is follow me around asking for love I tied her up and got a few quick snaps. I got her fly mask off and saw that pretty little face of her's that has been hidden during the fly season. I haven't really been doing much with her aside from letting her grow. We have our good second crop hay that is much better for her, and that paired with some short lawn grass pasture she is keeping weight much better. She is going to be such a beauty when she is finished growing, I am so excited for her. If I find the ambition I want to work a bit this fall on harnessing her. Do not worry, as I certainly am not going to make her do any work. I have a light weight small horse/pony driving harness that would probably fit her, and I figure the sooner she is desensitized the better. She is a very good girl, and doesn't mind having ropes flung and tangled on her without even being haltered much less tied. Plus the farther along I have her light work when she is old enough I can start the more 'strenuous' work. I would like to get her driving at two, enough to where she is fairly reliable single and good hooked with our team, then give her a nice break for anywhere from 6 months to a year, and start her over again. The driving I would have her doing at two would be walk/trot pulling a light cart, or a wagon with another horse. No fieldwork until she is fairly mature, I'd like to wait until she is four before I ask too much of her. And at four I'd hope to start her under saddle, as well. I have so many plans for this gal! I think her draft temperament will assist us greatly in the future, as well as her good start in life.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 969835_4612427368083_471388208_n.jpg (48.7 KB, 72 views)
File Type: jpg 1148999_4612447288581_1464175569_n.jpg (32.5 KB, 71 views)
File Type: jpg 1003361_4612433208229_455793793_n.jpg (85.4 KB, 73 views)

Last edited by ButtInTheDirt; 08-23-2013 at 11:05 PM.
ButtInTheDirt is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #192 of 195 Old 08-23-2013, 11:41 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,736
• Horses: 5
Awww she looks so smart! And I love her colouring you were really lucky with her!

I am her eyes, she is my wings. I am her voice, she is my spirit. I am her human, she is my horse.

EquineBovine is online now  
post #193 of 195 Old 08-31-2013, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Shelburne Ontario
Posts: 571
• Horses: 2

Watching Soda grow more each day!!
anniegirl is offline  
post #194 of 195 Old 09-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,327
• Horses: 4
Hey have not tuned in to see her for a while - pretty girl, Personally I would not be starting her in anything till at least three - not so much for the physical side - as you say it would just be a light cart but for the mental side - young horses have a very short attention span, and too much too soon is not a good thing mentally. It's a bit like expecting a 6 year old kid to go to university.
Don't be in a hurry - desensitizing works well at any age. My advice - let her be a horse and grow physically and mentally for 3 years Play with her and enjoy her

The Zephyr Files
Merlot is offline  
post #195 of 195 Old 09-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,463
• Horses: 1
Such a cute girl! The corgis are cute, too. Even though they were born a while ago ;)
Zexious is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coming 2yr old TB Filly- please critique growth thoroughbredgirl8949 Horse Conformation Critique 2 03-20-2012 08:21 PM
Difference between mustang curly and bashkir curly? Newby32 Horse Breeds 29 01-05-2012 10:07 AM
Rose is Rose ChevyPrincess Horse Memorials 4 08-28-2009 08:56 AM
Rose from Ireland. cara Meet the Community 4 10-22-2007 09:15 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