Fi at the Beach - The Horse Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 544
• Horses: 4
Fi at the Beach

Born and raised in Missouri and having never left state until last year, I'm quite proud of how she reacted.

There aren't any "exciting" Pictures of her galloping full tilt down the beach, I don't believe a "gallop" is even in her vocabulary ;) Also, please keep in mind this isn't a "looking for critique" post either.

She wasn't sure about it, but walked up to the water with some convincing. I ended up getting off and walking along the shoreline with her. She spooked the first handful of times the water touched her, but she got loved up and eventually realized the water wasn't going to eat her. When the water caught her the second time she jumped off all fours, but soon as I told her "Whoa" she stood there with a look on her face "Can I react now?!" She did get to the point where she tried to paw the water, but seemed perplexed as to why it kept disappearing. She absolutely LOVES the water and loves to paw in it.

Fi was a good girl and while we didn't just ride out in the water like I've done in the past with my gelding, it was cool and the water was a bit more active today... So we settled for a nice "gallop" and some random visitations to the water again. Couldn't have been more proud of her.

Enjoy :)

We did see a few of the wild ponies there, one of which followed us down the shore a good 1/2 a mile.






^ This is what you would consider Fi's uneventful "prance." She was anxious with the water behind her and would've preferred to keep moving versus taking a picture. Probably within the first 5 minutes of hitting the beach. So understandable :)




^ This was the pony that followed us for a bit. A herd came onto the beach, which prompted us to turn around. I had no interest in seeing how they would "react" with our horses








^ Fi "buckled" her legs, but never moved :)


Fi was like "Ok, I got in there, stood stock still as the water touched me. Can we leave now?"

Then my favorite ;)

The Fluffy Equestrian
Rhett | Hang on "Fiona" | Rockstar
Reg. TWH Gelding | Irish Draught Horse Mare | SSH Gelding

Last edited by Hang on Fi; 04-29-2013 at 10:53 AM.
Hang on Fi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 04:10 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 2
Too cool!
We went on a trail ride yesterday, and part was *supposed* to go through the edge of a pond, up to their knees, I would guess. Our friend, the one who had been on the trail before- her horse went with no real issues, both mine and my DH's gelding said 'yeah, I think not!' Urgh! What a pain that no matter how hard we tried, they just backed up and refused! So good for you! :)
Pretty girl too!
GracielaGata is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 512
• Horses: 0
That's so neat! I want to see the wild horses on the beach. Which beach was it?
2horses is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 544
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by GracielaGata View Post
Too cool!
We went on a trail ride yesterday, and part was *supposed* to go through the edge of a pond, up to their knees, I would guess. Our friend, the one who had been on the trail before- her horse went with no real issues, both mine and my DH's gelding said 'yeah, I think not!' Urgh! What a pain that no matter how hard we tried, they just backed up and refused! So good for you! :)
Pretty girl too!
There definitely was a good bit of "Uh, I don't think so!" Fortunately time was on our side in this situation. My husband is very tolerant and great with my hobby and the horses :) She did her fair share of backing up and side-passing to avoid it for a little while before I got off and showed her it was no biggie

Thank you!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2horses View Post
That's so neat! I want to see the wild horses on the beach. Which beach was it?
Here you go: https://www.facebook.com/Kendra.H4rv...2842227&type=3

It's a public album so even if you don't have FB, you should be able to see it no problem. The ponies we saw were at the very end of that album. I didn't have my camera on me so I didn't get any, but my husband managed to get a picture of the pony that followed us a bit :)

Assateague Island :)

The Fluffy Equestrian
Rhett | Hang on "Fiona" | Rockstar
Reg. TWH Gelding | Irish Draught Horse Mare | SSH Gelding
Hang on Fi is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 05:22 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,158
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang on Fi View Post
There definitely was a good bit of "Uh, I don't think so!" Fortunately time was on our side in this situation. My husband is very tolerant and great with my hobby and the horses :) She did her fair share of backing up and side-passing to avoid it for a little while before I got off and showed her it was no biggie
Yeah, we had thick thorny trees on both sides of us, so I am sure that didn't help the 'going down the tunnel into our watery death trap' mentality they were both getting! Neither have any exposure to water aside from large puddles, in their defense, and this was a big pond! So that is certainly something to work on. :)
Too cool that you got to see wild ponies... I think I would have also been high-tailing it as well, worried about them getting along! Lol
GracielaGata is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 04-29-2013, 05:39 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,627
• Horses: 7
She is lovely! I love the last picture.

RIP Minnie, 1981-January 15, 2010
RIP Maggie Mae I miss you
paintluver is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 04-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 512
• Horses: 0
Hang on Fi, thanks for sharing. I would love to visit Assateague Island some
Day.
2horses is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 04-30-2013, 03:45 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 382
• Horses: 0
Looks like a lot of fun (I'm sure once she really gets used to it, it'll be even more so)! She's a beautiful girl too!
rexing93 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 05-02-2013, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 544
• Horses: 4
Thank you all for the comments, if you get the opportunity to go on a beach. Grab it and grab it fast :)

The Fluffy Equestrian
Rhett | Hang on "Fiona" | Rockstar
Reg. TWH Gelding | Irish Draught Horse Mare | SSH Gelding
Hang on Fi is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 05-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 37,296
• Horses: 2
What a nice visual documentation of helping a horse get past something scary.
One can see that your horse looks to you for leadership.
Hang on Fi likes this.
tinyliny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
went to the beach :):) savvylover112 Horse Riding 10 10-13-2012 01:08 AM
(: Horse on the beach vai Horse Videos 22 10-06-2012 09:16 PM
Heart Association Beach Ride in Myrtle Beach dkhuds1953 Trail Riding 3 09-23-2012 09:57 AM
Beach!! LikeaTB General Off Topic Discussion 8 07-10-2012 09:07 PM
Beach :) RedTree Horse Riding 9 02-21-2010 10:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome