Just some pics of Aires - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

Just some pics of Aires

This is a discussion on Just some pics of Aires within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

Like Tree33Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-22-2011, 09:36 AM
Green Broke
Yayyyy for pictures!!!!! I love him!! He is such a great looking guy! His color, and his draftiness is just outstanding! It looks like he did sooo great!!!! He looks really really good!!!

I love seeing, and reading about all the progress that you and him are making! Its fantastic!!! Look forward to more pictures too! Once I get Rodeo to his new place, Ill have to take some pics of him! Thanks for posting them!!!
Sponsored Links
    08-22-2011, 10:02 AM
He's so cute drafty! It will be fun seeing him grow up! I can imagine the tank he is going to become :)
    08-22-2011, 12:01 PM
Green Broke
He looks great..good luck with his progress!
    08-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Awwww...thanks, everybody!

Tiny, yeah, the trainer is amazing. She's been riding most of her life and is sooooo good at teaching. I love watching her give lessons to the little kids because she explains things so they can understand it and know why they're doing what she's telling them to. And yeah, Aires is VERY unique! He's one of those horses that no matter what discipline I do with him, he going to draw attention, regardless of whether we win or not. I just wish he'd grow into that monster head already! I'm having to have a custom rope halter made for him because the one he has is almost too small.

Csimkunas6, he's easy to love. Lol My friend that trailered in to ride with us (with the 15.1hh quarab) was amazed by him. Out of all the horses that were going on the trail ride with us, he was the only one that wasn't nervous from the thunder and lightning (which was intense) and that didn't spook at all. He even hand-trotted with me across the road on the way back and slowed when I did (the trainer was like "Well, he should be good on the ground...that's all you could do with him for two months was groundwork!").

MHF, he's already a tank! Lol We went on a little "trail" ride around the block the other day and there was this hill we had to climb that was about 100 feet long, but fairly steep. The other two horses (a saddlebred that belongs to one of the boarders and my friend's arab mare) almost had to trot up the hill to get to the top. Aires just plowed up it at a walk and beat both of them to the top. I've honestly never ridden a horse with that much raw power that you could feel. He started up the hill at a kind of lazy walk then realized that that wasn't going to cut it, so he turned on the power.
    08-22-2011, 02:08 PM
He's so adorable. Has sucha a mischievous look to him, I like it lol. Seems like he has mass potential for you!
Posted via Mobile Device
    08-22-2011, 02:16 PM
I am so inspired by you and Aires.. I am currently re-training my horse because he isn't safe broke at all and his confidence is out the window..

But what a beautiful boy and what a trooper you are!!!
    08-22-2011, 02:29 PM
Thanks, QH Gunner. He is definitely mischievous. I had to invest in a Jolly Ball this weekend because he decided that his bucket was a toy and put a crack in it from top to bottom. Yeah, I decided it was easier to spend $15 on a Jolly Ball once than it was to buy him a new $14 feed bucket every couple of weeks. He's a very sensitive soul, though. He is very in-tune with my mood and emotions. I'm not an overly emotional person, but because of what happened with that mare, I have little panic attacks either while I'm riding (yeah, *that's* fun) or before I start to ride because I start thinking of everything that could go wrong. When this happened on Friday before our trail ride, I was leaning up against the hitching rail in front of him (facing him, butt to the rail). He nuzzled his head into the crook of my arm and then stood there while I stroked his face and rested my forehead against his. I was on the verge of tears before he did that, but as soon as I started stroking his face, I calmed down considerably.

Skyseteranalangel, thanks so much! I'm so glad we can help you. I'm so lucky that Aires is such a level-headed and mild-mannered horse. It's really helping me with being brave enough to ride him. I'm also lucky that I had two whole months to do nothing but groundwork before he was rideable. That has really helped us a lot with trusting each other. He spooked the other day on a ride (a dog started barking behind us) and all he did was toss his head and then trot up to the safety of the other horses. His spook could have been so much worse, but I'm so glad it wasn't because I didn't ride it out well at all (I completely freaked and tried to curl up into the fetal position in my saddle...YAY for aussie saddles and poleys!). Once my brain rejoined my body and I got him back under control, we just kept going and didn't turn back. It would have been so much easier to turn back, but I wouldn't let myself. He was calm, so I needed to be calm.
    08-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Haha! Jolly balls are a wonderful thing. My babi & the stallion each have one. I, as well, was sick of going thru feed pans haha!
Posted via Mobile Device
    08-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Really shows the trust Aires has in you. My boy and I still have a looot of way to go, but he's always turning into quite the handsome calm and confident.. (and talented) horse.
    08-23-2011, 02:35 AM
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Really shows the trust Aires has in you. My boy and I still have a looot of way to go, but he's always turning into quite the handsome calm and confident.. (and talented) horse.
One word: GROUNDWORK! Seriously, I did nothing but groundwork with Aires for two straight months (actually, almost three since I was just cleared to ride again about two weeks ago). Lunging, going on trail walks (saddled him up and walked the local trails with him, no joke), that sort of thing. It all builds trust. Now, if I could just get him to trust me that the fly spray bottle is NOT going to eat him, we'd be golden!
ohmyitschelle likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's That? MORE Juno Pics?! -WARNING- TONS of pics!! AnnaLover Horse Pictures 17 07-06-2011 07:42 PM
Buenos Aires...and other horses I've worked with DraftyAiresMum Horse Pictures 4 06-02-2011 02:44 PM
Rescue horse Very in foal **DUSTY HAD HER FILLY** PICS PICS PICS !!! sssmith Horse Breeding 94 05-27-2011 10:41 PM
new pics of dallie AKA sweet pea... Tons of pics Dvine Horse Pictures 10 09-15-2008 11:45 PM
*I am new* please critique pics! WARNING TONS of pics! ♥Rumor&#982 Horse Riding Critique 2 05-24-2008 08:04 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0