thankyou for that paintspwn and i can see where your coming from (but i dont get what this has to do with dentistry, we have a seperate equine dentist from our vet)
I see where your coming from like that, but if you knew gemma like i do, you would know that if she was to retire as a pasture ornament, she would hate it. every time she see's that saddle (however very unoften it may be) she nickers out and comes running up to the gate and stands statue right up untill the moment where casey calls out walk. and I do see about how you've put that they cannot be trained to be safe-ish for a child, but gemma is so affectionate and loving, that it would be impossible for her to hurt anyone unless they have previously hurt her. When i got her, i was told that she would bite to mars, and true she did.. to her owners. but as soon as I had her, up until now i have never had a bite, nor has she bitten anyone except her owners.
I had the house to myself one day, andthe cheeky monkey managed to undo her gate latch, walk up the taner track, down my driveway, into the open door of my house, and nose her saddle off the chair in the dining room. she actually loves being ridden by casey, I think, because she knows casey would never do to her, what the owners children did.
But while i'm here.. ive been told that i should put her in foal but i dont know if i should. (i dont know anything about foals, but my neighbours breeds horses so she could go to him) i dont know if i should because of whats happened to her, or if she would be in good enough condition to have one. i havent talked to the vet lately so i havent been able to ask him. but i know if i did she would be an awesome mother (she looked after the lambs we had here like they were her own) what do you think? because i dont know
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms