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    07-11-2012, 11:20 PM
Thank you.
He's pretty good, the only thing he does that I don't like is, he will not come to you unless you have some feed but he loads lets you trim him feet I havnt tryed giving him a bath yet so don't know how he will act. I havnt gotten on him yet I think he's still to under weight for a saddle and weight to be put on him maybe another month and Ill start some light work.
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    07-11-2012, 11:53 PM
Hes coming along nicely! Am I the only one who sees a TB/paint cross?
    07-23-2012, 02:08 PM
I would have said TB also as he looks a LOT like our Cyclone. If he's registered and/or been on the track, he should have a lip tattoo. Hopefully, it will still be readable (unlike the one our big boy) and you can trace his past thru that. BTW....that's just how skinny our boy was when he came to us 4 months ago. Cy is 18 and needed his teeth floated. He's getting them done again in a couple weeks. Lots of grass and good hay. Also get some feed for "hard to keep" horses and some oil or fat supplement. That will help get some weight on him fairly quickly. You can check out my barn for the full story on Cy. He also came to us with a really poor hair coat. Cyclone is my 10 yr old daughter's 4H horse (ever try to make a TB do a QH reining pattern???? LOL) and she is using him for her Rodeo Jr Princess competition. LOVE our old boy and would take another dozen just like him if I could.
    07-23-2012, 11:30 PM
He looks like a quarter pony to me. He looks real short but I see quarter horse right off the bat!
    07-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Originally Posted by vikki92    
Thank you.
He's pretty good, the only thing he does that I don't like is, he will not come to you unless you have some feed but he loads lets you trim him feet I havnt tryed giving him a bath yet so don't know how he will act. I havnt gotten on him yet I think he's still to under weight for a saddle and weight to be put on him maybe another month and Ill start some light work.
Our TB won't come to us either without grain. LOL Thinks it's the food thing tho....they have been without so long, they aren't willing what IS there on the chance it may not be there again. Cy HATES baths. That has been lots of fun since for 4H we do have to bathe him to make him look his best. I've found that sponging works best and doesn't seem to bother him as much or a very, very slow intro to the running water. We have a sprayer that we usually use so we can turn off the water when not using but that was a huge mistake as Cy went nuts when the water hit him with any kind of pressure behind it.

If you have someone who is fairly light weight, they can start riding now. Soft ground only at a walk and trot for short periods. This will also help muscle develop as he puts weight back on. I have a fantastic trainer who is also a friend and he actually recommends light riding for that reason. It also helps form a bond with a rider in case he gets more high-strung as weight increases (we had that happen and had to send a horse back to the rescue (AndersonCorralRescue....FANTASTIC place! Go look at their website and read their story please!!) because the horse became way too much for my daughter to handle.
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    07-25-2012, 11:23 AM
I'm 5.1 125 lbs is that to much for him to carry? Cause I'm really the only person In my family who is going to ride him. And I'm the smallest.
I will go check out the story I love reading a good horse story :)
I will be going over to my parents (where my horses stay) friday and and get some up dated pics and work with him some more lungeing and if 125lbs isnt to much for him ill do some light work.
    07-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Ride him! Again, soft ground and light riding for 20 to 30 minutes. My daughter is 130 pounds and she's been on Cy since we first got him....and he was just as skinny! Have fun and let me know how it works out....
    07-25-2012, 01:48 PM
The saddle wont hurt his back bone? Becasue its stilll pretty up there I'm just worried I'll hurt him.
    07-25-2012, 02:10 PM
Extra padding. WE doubled the saddle pads under our western saddle so it wouldn't hurt his back. Use a step to get on rather than pulling yourself up via stirrups so you don't pull on his withers (which can cause some chiropractic issues). You could always ride bareback.....LOL Extra padding, make sure the girth doesn't chafe him (check after your first ride) or you might have to find a different one. We use a fleece girth because it doesn't seem to chafe as bad as the string ones and definitely NO self-lubing ones.
    07-25-2012, 05:45 PM
Yeah I was thinking bout just rideing him bareback.
Ill will post pictures friday or sat. And how it all went. Im excited now! :)
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