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        09-28-2009, 10:53 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Update on my paint question from last week

    (If this is not the correct place, forgive me. Still figuring things out here)
    For reference paint question--kind of long

    My daughter had lessons again today and the horse was completely different--back to normal. Today would have been the day for a freak out because lessons were about 2 hours before quite a storm. The wind was picking up, the entire herd was antsy and vocal today, even the neighbor's horses were making quite a fuss. Her lesson horse was quite a gentleman today. They practiced a lot of one rein stops from all paces today, and worked on upward and downward transitions quite a bit. The instructor also put her in a different saddle. She's unfortunately right between stirrups. Nothing seems to fit just right. Last week they tried 4 saddles, this week they tried 2 others, and the one today seemed to be a better fit, but she has no growing room in it. I'm actually thinking of getting her one for Christmas.

    None of the horses in her lesson were spooky today, none of them acted up, and they all seemed to be completely under control. Last week was a nice, sunny day in the middle of a nice, 10 day sunny streak, today was our first day of yuck. It doesn't make sense, but it makes me feel better. Here's a picture from today.



         
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        09-29-2009, 01:43 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    She looks happy, and I think he's a great match for her!

    I think some of the silly things people come up w/ about colors, and breeds can be kind of funny. I think I would have bombarded the person that told me that w/ questions, and they'd have regretted saying anything, not because I'm mean and want to annoy them, but just currious what they think! Like, is it only when blue eyes and bald faces are combined that it's an issue? Or would a brown eyed bald faced horse be ok? Or a blue eyed, non bald face horse be ok? And what exactly qualifies as a bald face, a typical bald face looks like the horse's face was dipped in white just past the eyes, where's the cute off? I have a horse that I say has a nearly bald face, I wonder if he qualifies, he does have a blue eye!

    From what I can see of that horse (gelding?, what's his name by the way?) he has a partial blue eye on the right, is the other eye blue, or brown (I thought it looked brown in one of the other pics)?
         
        09-29-2009, 09:03 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by haviris    
    She looks happy, and I think he's a great match for her!

    I think some of the silly things people come up w/ about colors, and breeds can be kind of funny. I think I would have bombarded the person that told me that w/ questions, and they'd have regretted saying anything, not because I'm mean and want to annoy them, but just currious what they think! Like, is it only when blue eyes and bald faces are combined that it's an issue? Or would a brown eyed bald faced horse be ok? Or a blue eyed, non bald face horse be ok? And what exactly qualifies as a bald face, a typical bald face looks like the horse's face was dipped in white just past the eyes, where's the cute off? I have a horse that I say has a nearly bald face, I wonder if he qualifies, he does have a blue eye!

    From what I can see of that horse (gelding?, what's his name by the way?) he has a partial blue eye on the right, is the other eye blue, or brown (I thought it looked brown in one of the other pics)?
    His name is Romeo. He does have a 1/2 blue eye on the right and a brown eye on the left. The name suits hims, he's very sappy and lovey. The lady that said that is my aunt. My dad and her are not speaking at all, nor have they for a long time, but my dad says that she and my grandpa were not the best horsemen(women) and never really did any of it right. My dad quit being involved in horses because he hated the way they did things.

    The only thing I noticed about yesterday's lesson is that she had a death grip on the saddle horn. Understandable because she did get scared, but that was something that they were working on yesterday.
         
        09-30-2009, 12:27 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Well they look really good together! You're lucky you got a horsie one in the family! I bought a pony 4 years ago for my nephews, they've not shown much interest so I just sold her, I hate to see her go (they haven't picked her up yet), but I also hate to see her turn into a pasture orniment when she's such a good pony (and she has what I'd call a half bald face, and a partial blue eye). Of course NOW they're riding! She's been ridden nearly everyday since I listed her for sale!

    Doesn't sound like the aunt is a very good source, although I've heard some pretty silly things from some really good horsemen(women), you just never know. There was a guy I worked w/ that believed white hooves where weaker and wouldn't own a horse w/ more then one, and it had to be on the back!
         
        09-30-2009, 09:42 AM
      #5
    Weanling
    She looks very happy!
         

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