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post #11 of 28 Old 08-17-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Some more recent photos..
Just because they both are the love of my life.. even though I don't spend every waking minute with them, we are happy to meet every now and then through the day..

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I increased the pasture again, as it has been so dry, that the grass just doesn't grow and I cannot cut enough fresh grass for them to feed extra..
However, this one is fun, the yellow weeds are bigger than both of the horses, and Grand is reaching for 17hh already.. I think..

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IMG_4105 (800x533).jpg Just because he can look so weird..
And he shines like a diamond. After rain the sun was keeping them warm, and they were just happy..
and update on him as well - I got him a bit underweight, untrained, slightly depressed. He is happy, gaining weight slowly (the vet said that its normal for him to be a bit ribby due to previous life and the fact that he is growing fast now), and he wasn't too energetic either.
Now, I go to the field and he comes to say hi, to get some hugs and kisses. we can lunge in any type of halter, caveson or even a bridle already.
He actually bothers Teddy to go for a few rounds in canter around the pasture, he jumps around and has some fun.. he enjoys life.. A huge baby that has finally found his hapiness and I hope for more later.
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Even though he is 3 and quite large, I am in no rush. We are working with lunging, getting used to things, putting things on, giving legs, trotting over poles and that kind of stuff..
Saddling will come later, and riding after this winter I think.. or maybe we wait exactly till he is 4.. no rush at all... I want him to love his life, he has been through enough..
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post #12 of 28 Old 08-17-2013, 10:29 AM
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You.. ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON! Your horses are very lucky to have you!:)
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post #13 of 28 Old 08-17-2013, 10:50 AM
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Your boys are stunning, Cherrij!! I love love love them both!
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They are beautiful, you are doing a great job!
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post #15 of 28 Old 08-17-2013, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Tonight Grand had just a lot of cuddles, but Teddy had to work with his owner. A little bit of dressage warm-up, and then their third jumping lesson!
They cleared 2 feet in the end and both were ecstatic! It is a massive achievement as Teddy had never jumped with a rider and the owner had never jumped with his horse And they are doing great, plus many people had said that Teddy has problems and will never jump and never be a good horse to ride..
So everyone has hope again :)
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post #16 of 28 Old 08-18-2013, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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To back up the pictures with a little story..
both horses came cheaply to us. My friend bought Teddy aka Gvidons as a aproxx 2 yr old, malnurished, uncared for, completely neglected. they worked hard with him, and he now (5yrs old) is the gentlest horse I know, also the biggest clown. I am still suprised with him every day. Yesterday, he saw his owner and me sitting at the back of the house, bringing out tack, and planning the lesson, and he was just standing at the gate of the pasture and waiting. we take him out easily, he stands untied to be cleaned and tacked up, he basically just slept there. and yesterday the whole lesson went almost perfect..
yes, he still needs a lot of work, but he already has built a lot more muscle than he had, and also stamina. he used to run out of energy with simple w/t/c session in about 30 minutes.
yesterday they were working for about 70 minutes, and he wasnt even wet! So I am kinda proud of what I have achieved with them. Basically I care for both, train, feed, ride Teddy...

Grand - 3 yrs old, lost his eye around march, this year, I got him in june. He was malnurished, untrained, a bit of a coward, Teddy bosses him around, he is not very confident, but I was almost squeeling with happiness when last time on the lunge he was rearing and jumping around. He finally has energy and love for life. There also I am on the right way. we are gaining weight slowly, (thats also why there are no side pictures etc, as I do not feel the need to listen to lectures about a skinny horse). The vet has said its normal, he is growing, from a slow growing breed, and showing a few ribs is even normal. plus his 3 yr fuglies don't have to be seen much. :P
I am sure all those who have been accused of not caring for horses etc, especially after posting something online, understand me.

They both are my best boys and I love them to bits.. every day I understand it more. Hopefully I will train myself up a bit too, and then I can compete a little too. Plan is simple dressage and maybe up to 2 ft jumping. I dont need more. dressage I could go further if both me and the horses can.
And yes, I plan to get trainers here for us too, at the moment we are all working on the basics that according to my trainer I am qualified enough to cover :P
To please your, and mine, eyes more pretty pics :P
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post #17 of 28 Old 08-18-2013, 04:08 PM
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your horses look handsome Cherri
good luck with them

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post #18 of 28 Old 08-18-2013, 04:10 PM
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I would take a horse like yours too
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post #19 of 28 Old 08-18-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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I walked around today again, and between apple and flower photos, snapped some of my boys too...
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IMG_4192 (800x533).jpg He was really enjoying himself and felt slightly disturbed by our presence... so he turned his back afterwards..

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baby eyes...
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post #20 of 28 Old 08-18-2013, 04:35 PM
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awesome pictures of both your lovely horses
enjoy them

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