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        07-10-2012, 06:02 AM
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    nyx
    Weanling
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    Where in central NSW are you (if you don't mind)? I have family and horsey friends out that way!
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    In orange, the hole of NSW.. Jeez if they are in orange chances are ill know them. :)
         
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        07-10-2012, 07:15 AM
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    Aw Orange isn't too bad...to visit lol. That's where they did the jockey training school, out at Orange TAFE.

    I have family at Reids Flat near Frogmore, and friend's in Parkes, Mudgee and Nyngan. So pretty spread out lol.
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        07-10-2012, 07:23 AM
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    nyx
    Weanling
    Yeh to visit, that's right! Lol.

    Ahh Yeh I done a course at the horse facility here and wanted to do another but apparently last year there was a death? So it closed down. :( im not quiet sure what happened but all the horses got auctioned off a few weeks ago.
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        07-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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    Ahh Yeh I done a course at the horse facility here and wanted to do another but apparently last year there was a death? So it closed down. :( im not quiet sure what happened but all the horses got auctioned off a few weeks ago.
    There was a death at Dubbo TAFE, I remember hearing something about it. Bit odd to close either down though, I thought it was serving Charles Sturt Uni as well! Article here. Not sure about the comment about the horses being unsuitable for beginners, most of the ones I remember were quieter than school ponies, and the frisky ones they gave to the riders who already had experience. Anywho...

    I was out there in April 2006, we had to do the usual care stuff every morning which included tipping out and scrubbing the big water buckets. Was pretty nippy that year, down at 2-4C at sunrise and I kept wetting my feet with water accidentally. Killed the nerves in the ends of my big toes . "Cold" weather ain't for me!

    When I had Brock stabled, people were treating me like I was cruel because I only used a cotton rug on him up until May. It seemed stupid having a big fleecy doona rug on him when he really wasn't cold and he wasn't clipped, but I had to be careful I didn't get reported to management by the aisle hitler (who incidentally had her ponies triple-rugged and hooded from April til October)...
         
        07-10-2012, 09:35 PM
      #45
    nyx
    Weanling
    So that's what happened!
    Well I always took my own horse to ride at the campus but did have to ride the tafe horses every now and then.. Some of them were a bit more lively than the others but were no where near dangerous. And well the majority were like sitting on a barrel and kicking your legs.. They were great school horses and had a few beginers in my class. So that comment was silly. But the dunno campus may have been different. Our instructors were very professional and wouldnt put any one in danger. But then again this happened in dunno so its a shame we had to be affected.
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        07-10-2012, 09:59 PM
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    So that's what happened!
    Well I always took my own horse to ride at the campus but did have to ride the tafe horses every now and then.. Some of them were a bit more lively than the others but were no where near dangerous. And well the majority were like sitting on a barrel and kicking your legs.. They were great school horses and had a few beginers in my class. So that comment was silly. But the dunno campus may have been different. Our instructors were very professional and wouldnt put any one in danger. But then again this happened in dunno so its a shame we had to be affected.
    You wouldn't have happened to ride either Dave or Victor? Rode both of them. Mighty Mouse was the other I remember, but I didn't ride him.

    Sorry, Conrad and Freddie - we've hijacked your thread!
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        07-10-2012, 10:09 PM
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    nyx
    Weanling
    Oh Dave was such a sweetie! He went for like $15000 or something ridiculous! I think victor was the big bay TB? But no didnt ride either of them. I only ever rode jazz when I couldnt bring my horse. Do you remember James? Man he was a cutey. :)

    Who was your instructor?

    And Yeh sorry about the hijacking! Lol
         
        07-10-2012, 10:31 PM
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        07-10-2012, 10:45 PM
      #49
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    Where I live 23C (73F) is cold! :)
    Really??
    Hell, 73 is my early summer temperature. I guess 73 tiltled toward the sun is much different than 73 tilted away from it. Still, that did make me crack up.

    As for the whole blanketing question, if you horse has a nice thick coat on him, the rain won't get through to his skin unless it also has a nice wind along with it. Just give him access to hay to so he can self regulate if he needs.
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        07-10-2012, 10:45 PM
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    Oh Dave was such a sweetie! He went for like $15000 or something ridiculous! I think victor was the big bay TB? But no didnt ride either of them. I only ever rode jazz when I couldnt bring my horse. Do you remember James? Man he was a cutey. :)

    Who was your instructor?

    And Yeh sorry about the hijacking! Lol
    $15,000?? Well, he was a good horse for doing teaching I guess - but still, wow lol. I remember James, was trying to scratch around for what his name was! Oh some funny memories...

    Peter Wellsmore was my instructor for the most part - and Pat. I accidentally split Pat's ear when he was legging me up one day, he may not remember me fondly
         

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