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post #11 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 AM
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Need to get a fecal egg count done to know what you need too worm with and when. As far as not ever breaking her to ride your not doing her any justice. All horses should have basic training on the ground and under saddle. Life can bring changes that require us too sell our horses. If their trained and broke to ride they have a better chance of not ending up at the slaughter house. Not saying broke horses never go too slaughter iam sure they do. So do her a favor and break her to ride once broke you can do hill work too build up her hindquarters.
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post #12 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thankyou Ana Ill check that out she's currently going out for few hours in a very hilly paddock and constantly up and down being nosey so hopefully that helps too,

I don't see what the problem is with having a horse without breaking it in! :S
Yes other people may have had older mares broken in, but that's not why I had her and this is not what I asked . Way to make a newbie in need of help feel welcome guys. Lol
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 11:51 AM
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The biggest reason is in case something happens to you and she needs to be sold. There is a good chance she will just go right back where you got her from if that happens. It is a good idea to put basic training on her in case that happens.
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM
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If you can post pictures maybe some could give you some help on her hindend issues. If you go to the GO ADVANCED tab click on it, it will bring up a way to post pictures, there is a paperclip click it and it will allow you upload pictures.

It's your horse if you don't want to saddle break her that's your decision I just think people think that if something were to happen to you and you had to sell her she wouldn't end up back at the auction.
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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Cherrysmom you are co-incidentally from very near to where I have just moved from. There are a ton of excellent equine vets in the Bridgnorth area, almost all of whom are also horse riders with a vast amount of knowledge. Without giving the people on this forum a load more information including photos, no-one here can offer better advice than you would get with one of them.

Is her passport Wetherby's? How do you know she's unbroken - by which I mean, have you spoken to all her previous owners, or are you just working on the information given at the sale? Was she bought at auction or private sale? It's extremely unusual for a TB to get to 10 years old in the UK without being backed - we just don't have the space for herds to run around like that!

I'm only asking lots of questions because it really is difficult to offer constructive thoughts without more information.
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post #16 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 06:02 PM
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Thankyou Ana Ill check that out she's currently going out for few hours in a very hilly paddock and constantly up and down being nosey so hopefully that helps too,
Yes, that may help(or other exercise, tho I wouldn't be lunging for exercise generally esp if there are issues) if it's just a muscular thing, but if she's pulling herself up the hills because of a pelvic prob or such, she's just as likely to just continue developing that 'DD' chest.

Where is she for the other 21 hours a day if she's only on the hill for a few hours?

& speaking for myself, yes, I did understand what you meant about arab butts! Nothing wrong with drafty chests either, so long as they're on horses that are meant to have 'em!
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Thankyou Ana Ill check that out she's currently going out for few hours in a very hilly paddock and constantly up and down being nosey so hopefully that helps too,

I don't see what the problem is with having a horse without breaking it in! :S
Yes other people may have had older mares broken in, but that's not why I had her and this is not what I asked . Way to make a newbie in need of help feel welcome guys. Lol
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The people on this forum are very vigorous in our desire to keep horses safe. We tend to get a bit strong when new folks come on and state things that very obviously may cause a horse to be destroyed if not taken into consideration.

You started out saying you don't want to ride her, but then say you want to breed her. Neither of those things are good in the long run.

As for the "10 years old but I don't want to break her" thing, if something should ever happen to you, your horse will have a better chance of finding a new home if she is rideable. There is no way you can say for certain that the next 15 to 20 years or more, that you will absolutely own her. That is all that was being said. Besides, it's not a sin to ride a horse, most of them enjoy going out riding with their humans. She is ONLY 10, why on earth would you want to NOT let her enjoy your company in all ways possible??

As for the breeding part. First, she has a weak hind end. That is the reason you are posting here. If you have been working with her, but haven't seen any improvement, more than likely it is a structural weakness. Structural weaknesses should NOT be bred, no matter how good the bloodlines. Then, she is 10 years old and has never done anything to prove she is worthy of being bred, and there are millions of unwanted horses already going to the killers. Please do not breed this horse.

I'm sorry you are hearing things you don't want to hear, but this forum is all about the horses. We will do our best to change your mind to benefit your horse. It's just what horse people do!
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Where is she for the other 21 hours a day if she's only on the hill for a few hours?:[/QUOTE

At this point of the winter in soggy England, unless a horse owner has many acres to call their own (most don't!), then the horse will be stabled much of the time and turned out for some/a few hours each day. Most livery yards have about a third to one acre per horse max, and these just get churned up to a bog in the winter unless you really restrict the turnout. So the horse gets turned out to 'get some fresh air and exercise'. Quite a lot of them then spend their time standing at the gate waiting to be brought in again.

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then the horse will be stabled much of the time and turned out for some/a few hours each day.
Yes I am aware of what is the norm in some parts. From a consideration of health & wellbeing I'd be exercising the horse a few times a day at least if it was unavoidable to keep it cooped up so much.

Faydes, I agree fully with what you've said, but I do think the way some people(myself too at times I realise) come across can sound rude, unfair, etc. I think we all need to read and reply to eachother's posts with respect and charity, keeping in mind that we have but a little info on eachother, lots of assumptions are made & it's easy to come across differently than intended, especially only having writing to go on.... oh & a few of these
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I think you should get her checked my the vet. If at some point down the road you want to breed her then you really want to make sure there is nothing wrong this her hind end. Where did you get her from? I'm assuming unbroke is she's never been back at all? There are plenty of horses that are not able to be ridden that find wonderful homes (if you ever have to sell her).
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