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post #1 of 10 Old 04-06-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Let me introduce Ace, a 16hh Shire x Appaloosa gelding who I work with at the local RDA school.

He's about 15 years old and has arthritis, so he only really does light work (walk and trot). He still does a little bit of dressage, which is something he's rather good at!

I've been working with him for over three years now, and like to think I know him quite well. He's become something of a sook towards me, trying to help me put things away in his grooming kit, and loves a good cuddle or a scratch. His favourite trick is to try and give me cuddles when I'm working with him!

Anyway, here's a few photos of His Lordship...



This rather crap shot is of me trotting on him!


Obviously doesn't want his picture taken!


Yours truly and Ace, posing for a shot on the RDA website:


He likes hats...!



Trying out a new rug...


Saddled up for a gentle hack around the RDA route...


Spruced up for a dressage show:







I dunno what he's doing here...



Cheers,

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-06-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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I call this his "kelpie" pose, as this shot reminds me of a sculpture that's being built here in Scotland!



My favourite picture of him. He's managing to pull off the "I'm cute" look quite well here!


Remember I said he likes hats??

:roll:






These last two were taken with my cheap mobile phone camera - they came out quite well!



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post #3 of 10 Old 04-06-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Finally, I took these ones just before Christmas, as I hadn't managed to get any pics of the horses in the snow yet.

Ace and his best pal, Barney:


Ace and Annie:


My favourite "snow shot":


"If you don't put it away, it'll freeze and fall off!"






Bosom buddies:


"I think I'm being followed..."

Cheers,

Daren
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-06-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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"I'm definitely being followed...."






"Ha! See? It didn't freeze and fall off after all!"


Group shot:

From left to right: Annie, Ace, Ringo, Katie-Morag

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 09:25 AM
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What a handsome big boy he is. I think he pulls off the cute thing in many of his photos, actually.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 04:20 PM
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Wow, he certainly is a gorgeous boy. What color is he, blue roan?

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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No, he's a sort of black roan colour. Being a Shire x Appaloosa, it's given him a rather strange coat!

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Daren
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 05:00 PM
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Oww, your boy is gorgeous. Love his color and so fluffy breed, hihi
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 06:03 PM
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I love him! How tall is he?

Human toes are horses stress balls....


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post #10 of 10 Old 04-07-2010, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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He's our tallest RDA horse at 16hh. His specialist subject is "cuddles"!

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