Introducing... My new horse! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 94
• Horses: 1
Talking Introducing... My new horse!

Well, it has finally happened! A horse of my own! I am so excited and happy! I've known George for 2 years and leased him for about a year and a half. For the past 6 months I haven't really seen him, but a few weeks ago his old owner offered him to me and now, he is mine! Gah! So anyway, enough chat. Here he is! He is a 13 or 14 year old Saddlebred X TB (we think... Any Imput?) His show name will be Suave Jorge (Smooth George)!

He needs a little weight and more muscles! He's already started dropping like he normally does in the winter. Nothing a warm blankie and weight building supplement shouldn't fix though! I know his topline needs some work too. I am going to have the vet/chiro come adjust him and make sure my saddle fits him well before we start working on that though. Poor saddle fit has always been an issue with him.

Any imput on exercises that will really help build his topline back up once we get going again?

Oh, one more question. I was looking at him closely yesterday and his left eye has some kind of... I don't even know what to call it. Anybody else know?

It doesn't seem to impair his vision... but I haven't noticed it before. I'll have the vet check it out when she comes to do his adjustment.

Goodness this has turned into quite a long post. Sorry guys! Anyway, that's my boy! =) Just had to share my excitement!
wildberryxX3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:22 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: U.S.
Posts: 625
• Horses: 7
congratulations first off ^^ hm I'm not sure what that stuff in his eye is without actually looking at him myself but sometimes horse just have weird eyes like that hahaha congrats again!
Gus is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:23 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4,144
• Horses: 1
Nice and I think his eye just has a pigment of somesort. I don't think its anything to worry about.
Posted via Mobile Device
mbender is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 94
• Horses: 1

It almost looks like little brown bubbles... very curious. I haven't ever seen it in another horse before so it caught be off guard. Hopefully it's nothing! :)
wildberryxX3 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,225
• Horses: 1
He's cute.

Most horses have those bubbling things in their eyes, you just don't see them because they're so dark. I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, but I know it's to help shield the pupil from harsh light.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 04:40 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 59
• Horses: 0
He is so cute! Congratulations and I wish you both the best.
Hubbardshorses is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 06:11 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 736
• Horses: 1
He's lovely! Don't worry about those eye things - they are like sunglasses, sometimes they grow pretty big, but they don't bother the horses at all.
CinderEve is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 09:18 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,058
• Horses: 2
Congratulations! He is handsome. I agree that his eye looks normal to me.
As for building a topline, anything that makes your horse contract his abdominal muscles will build his topline. Going over poles, going up and down hills, backing up, backing up hills, transtions up and down. Stuff like that.
There is a white mark on his high whither bone. Is that a souvenir from a ill fitting saddle?
tinyliny is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 94
• Horses: 1
I am so happy to hear that his eye looks normal! Can't believe I haven't seen it before in a horse! haha!

Thanks tinyliny! I heard lots of forward movement with a long low stretching head and neck is good for a topline too. I wish we had some hills at the barn... We shall find more ways! =)

And no, that spot on his withers is just a dirty coat. Haha! But his swayback is. He had a beautiful topline when I first leased him. He will have it back in no time I'm sure!
wildberryxX3 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-31-2010, 10:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 35
• Horses: 0
aw, congratulations! he is veryyyyy cute :)
haleighxx is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introducing horse to the bit.... ladybugsgirl Horse Training 17 09-08-2010 02:40 PM
Introducing My Horse And I. ChingazMyBoy Meet the Community 6 05-16-2010 05:51 PM
Introducing my horse before myself roro Horse Pictures 3 08-14-2009 01:30 PM
Introducing my horse..... lizzie_magic Horse Talk 6 10-13-2008 12:03 AM
Help - Introducing the new horse SMyers Horse Talk 2 09-23-2008 09:17 AM

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