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post #1 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hello
I am enrolled in an equine massage therapy class. I need to talk to other horse owners about their horses. If you wouldn't mind answering a few questions for me.
1. What do you like about your horse?
2. What would you like to improve about your horse?
3. What style of riding do you do?
4. Does you horse have any injuries or problems?
5. If so, are any of these problems associated with the type of work your horse does?

Thank you for your input.
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:00 PM
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Ok-here you go. We will use my 21 yo Clyde X for this.

1.I love that he is the most affectionate horse ever. Will stand there and rest his head on your shoulder and fall asleep.
2. I would improve his bend. He is like riding a refridgerator.
3. THis horse did Hunters and 4-h with my daughter.
4. Injuries-old suspensory (actually found by the massage therapist-I never knew-he was NEVER lame.) He has arthritis in his R rear hock which could be from a defect at birth (the vet recommended putting him down, but the breeder straightened it with some PVC pipe gadget), and probably because he started jumping prior to my getting him at age 4.
5. I think that he was started over fences too early, which I suppose you could attribute to the kind of work that he does.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:34 PM
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You are welcome....may you become as good as the massage therapist here....i would trust her to do a prepurchase over my vet for most things. She is AWESOME!

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Again, I thank you.
I hope to become the best equine massage therapist that I can be, and if I don't get alot of work, I have 4 horses of my own to continue to practice on.
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:42 PM
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1. What do you like about your horse? I love that he's always there to give me a nuzzle when I'm feeling down. I love how some days, he pushes me to my limits and some days he's a perfect angel. I love how when I try to correct him, he acts like he has no idea what he did wrong and puts on this sad puppy dog face. I love how he tries his hardest for me each time I put the saddle on him.
2. What would you like to improve about your horse? His forward-movement. He had a poor-fitting saddle before and now he's afraid it will hurt if he stretches out. I would also like him to have a better and more consistent "whoa".
3. What style of riding do you do? Right now, we're just doing some western pleasure but we were doing English until I realized his saddle was causing him pain.
4. Does you horse have any injuries or problems? He's super thin-skinned, not sure if that's what you consider a problem but its makes spraying him a lot of work.
5. If so, are any of these problems associated with the type of work your horse does? I can't fly spray him without a huge fight so most times he's being attacked by flies as we are riding.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Roughrider21 for your input. I am really starting to gather alot of information that I can write my paper with.
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 10:15 PM
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Here you go....

6 yr.old Half-Arab/Half-Hanoverian

1. Love how curious he is. He is always getting himself in to something, always investigating something. He loves to learn new things (which is great!) but has gets bored quickly (not so great!).

2. We need to work on his straightness at our canter. He likes to either drop his shoulder in or push his outside hip out. Right lead is worse than the left.

3. We are a dressage team - through and through! We do some hacking out, but no jumping and during the show season, are all business.

4. The straightness is our main issue. About a year and half ago I broke my leg and sometimes still feel that my recovering from that (and myself not being straight) has led to his issues.

5. I feel like dressage helps us with our issues.... hopefully it is!! But otherwise, no, he has no physical injuries or issues that are directly caused by our work.

Hope that helps and good luck with everything!!!

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your reply. I am getting a lot of great stuff. I have been trying to get info to write my paper by physicially looking for people to answer my question. I am so glad I found this forum.
Again I thank you.
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-12-2010, 10:22 PM
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1. He's a total doll. Loves you and wants to be with you all the time, very forgiving and kind hearted but still spunky when asked.
2. His mouth is very hard. I'm working on suppling it but he has very little brakes.
3. Everything from hunters jumpers to reining. I like to have variety in my life.
4. Not really...He can get sore though if worked too much and not cooled down afterward.
5. It won't effect him performing if I make sure to loosen his muscles and joints before and after a ride.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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