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        12-30-2011, 12:52 PM
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    Foal
    Psycho horse turned...family pet?

    Charlie is a proven crazy horse...with me. He's the perfect example of a horse that knows who's on his back and adapting to their experience level. When I'm on him, he's "spirited" (putting it nicely), with my 3 year old son and disabled husband (combat injuries from Afghanistan- he's a Marine), he's slower than a plow horse. Just thought I'd share some pictures from the last few months (including Justin showing leadline on him)!

    Justin "winning" leadline











    Getting Charlie




    Charlie in a headlock...not sure why


    He secretly loves Charlie


    Justin & Charlie sharing french fries




    Matt riding Charlie






    I was so impressed by this...we rode around in these antlers until they fell down his face and he didn't freak! Major breakthrough.
         
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        12-30-2011, 12:58 PM
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    Green Broke
    My horse is the same way! He is a very hot horse for the most part but stick a little kid up there and he turns into a puppy dog.
         
        12-30-2011, 01:15 PM
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    Yearling
    That sounds like a little Qh mare at my old barn. She is a very "go-y" mare with an adult on her, but put a little kid on her, and she was walking slooooow. Sweet mare with no buck, rear or otherwise, but an adult had a fight on their hands to keep her at a walk if she was in just a halter, but the second a kid was on her she was stopping with the slightest pressure. It was pretty cool. Got to love the babysitter horses.
    Did I mention that she is 26 and her favorite speed was "FASTER!!!!". Lol
         
        12-30-2011, 01:20 PM
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    Green Broke
    What lovely, lovely pictures. Coming from an Army background its amazing what the guys do... and what a stunning, well mannered horse your boy is.

    My old boy was the same, complete beginners w/t/c halt on the lunge, and a friends adult son who is severely disabled used to ride him- if and when we trotted he unbalanced he'd stop to allow the guy to correct himself. Horses really do know!
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        12-30-2011, 01:39 PM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kcscott85    
    Charlie is a proven crazy horse...with me. He's the perfect example of a horse that knows who's on his back and adapting to their experience level. When I'm on him, he's "spirited" (putting it nicely), with my 3 year old son and disabled husband (combat injuries from Afghanistan- he's a Marine), he's slower than a plow horse. Just thought I'd share some pictures from the last few months (including Justin showing leadline on him)!

    Justin "winning" leadline











    Getting Charlie




    Charlie in a headlock...not sure why


    He secretly loves Charlie


    Justin & Charlie sharing french fries




    Matt riding Charlie






    I was so impressed by this...we rode around in these antlers until they fell down his face and he didn't freak! Major breakthrough.
    Very nice story and nice pictures
    Of your family
         
        12-30-2011, 01:48 PM
      #6
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
    What lovely, lovely pictures. Coming from an Army background its amazing what the guys do... and what a stunning, well mannered horse your boy is.

    My old boy was the same, complete beginners w/t/c halt on the lunge, and a friends adult son who is severely disabled used to ride him- if and when we trotted he unbalanced he'd stop to allow the guy to correct himself. Horses really do know!
    Yes they do know
    I am also disabled but I can ride a spirited horse

    A while ago a bunch of teens and other adults went riding at a local
    Stable there was a Palomino that was teemed up with someone else
    Any ways the horse sensed in excperience the horse would not cooperate
    So the asked if there was a person that rode before
    So I said me so I took the horse and I had no problem with him
    The horse sensed I knew what I was doing
         
        12-30-2011, 01:50 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Me smiling now. Me like your pictures and your story. Me thank you.


    Moderator's added note:
    It was pointed out that my above use of silly grammar was thought to be mocking. NO WAY! It is my silly "Elmo" voice, meant to be cute, because the pictures were so cute.
    I am utterly stunned that it was construed as mocking. No such intention was ever there. None.
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        12-30-2011, 02:12 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks everyone! I enjoy showing him off. We got off to a pretty rocky start but are coming along now. I was so nervous the first time Matt rode him (helmet, pads, the works), since he's disabled but Charlie took perfect care of him. He doesn't bat an eye if Justin's on him, even the one time a tractor came flying around some trailers. When I'm on him, everything spooks him! It's amazing.
         
        12-30-2011, 02:17 PM
      #9
    Showing
    Those are great pictures and it's a wonderful story. Isn't it funny how some horses just seem to know which riders/handlers need that special measure of care?

    Sounds like you certainly have a keeper there, horses like that are rare.
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        12-30-2011, 03:16 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Subscribing (can't see the pix from this computer)
         

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