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post #11 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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Oh my gosh that is too cute! He does strike me as extremely sweet and curious. As my mother always says when we train horses "As long as there is something up there you can always teach them something." Every horse has their quirks, but it always goes back to the fact on how they handle them. For instance, a horse at my barn is terrified of weedwhackers. All he did was spin on his haunches and canter 2 strides. Another horse is scared of cats and bucks, rears, and bolts usually getting the rider off. As long as he can handle his quirks and he has a good mind (I know he does/have both), I bet you can do a lot with Noah. :)
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post #12 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 06:03 PM
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No critique here. I can see progress in muscle tone. Look forward to seeing him down the road.

Do you have access to any hills? Hill work can do wonders for muscle development.

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post #13 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Unfortunately I don't, unless I trailer him. Living in Texas, everything is extremely flat unless you consider the manure pile a 'hill' xD

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post #14 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 06:21 PM
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Unfortunately I don't, unless I trailer him. Living in Texas, everything is extremely flat unless you consider the manure pile a 'hill' xD
Lol! I can relate, it's really flat around here too but we have one lonely hill in our woods.

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post #15 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 10:29 PM
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Endiku,

(always wondered what that meant?)

I think he looks quite a bit better. Neck and back and chest look loads better. And he looks happier, too.

One thing I think I see is a pretty stiff neck, especially just behind the poll. It looks like he can flex vertically some, but what about lateral flexion? Can you get him to flex at the poll wherein he kind of "twirls" his head left or right, tucking his jowl into his throat a bit and keeping his long face vertical?

More work that causes him to step under himself , I mean with the inside leg stepping across the outside hind and under himself, will help build his abdomin, and thus back, and work on loosening that rather stiff looking neck

Does that sound realistic?
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-20-2011, 10:46 PM
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He looks loved. He can have all the muscles in the world but he feels the best when he is loved.
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-21-2011, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Tinylily-

THAT is a long story xD It started with a bit of an obsession with greek mythology. I admit that I'm rather fond of reading it, even if it makes no sense. It's kind of like fairytales, I guess. Not true, but interesting. I was searching greek gods one day and came upon one named 'endiku' or, as it is translated in a few other ways, 'enkidu' or 'ekindu'. He was a man raised by animals, who supposively roamed with cattle and protected animals from the oppressive hands of the people. He was sort of the 'protector.' He would take down traps, and set captive animals free. (read story here?x) I thought it was an interesting story and started using the name 'endiku' for things. Eventually just just sortof became a pet name of mine that I used for just about all of my usernames on any given site, so that I could be recognized wherever I went, including here. Unfortunately, the site I read about him on didn't give his whole story. It turns out that he abandoned the animals for a harlot! Eventually he was 'domesticated' and became the protector of humans instead, slaying beast and yadayada. He ended up as a greek god. Knowing that now, my names a bit weird xD but I still enjoyed the story and I can't change names so...I'm stuck with it ^^. Moral of the story? READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU LIKE IT.


ANYWAYS. Sorry, got a bit sidetracked there...

Yes, that actually makes a lot of sense. I've always thought something was off with the way he carried himself, an d I think you've just nabbed it. I'll try some of those exercises with him, for sure. I do a lot of yielding to pressure (I'm sure you know that, I tend to preach religiously on yielding and flexations) but I didn't think to do it so much with him while on him, silly me.

I think one of his problems is that his conformation is less than ideal. He's got an extreme shark-finn wither which makes saddle fitting fun (as you can see, he's gone through four or five saddles in the past few months as we try to get the best fit for him) and it seems to limit how he flexes and rounds out. We've gotten past a lot of the original stiff, jerkiness- but it's going to take a while to get him as supple as I'd like. Darned TBs and their odd bodies!

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Everything I want to say has been covered :) So I'm just going to say good luck because he lookes a lot better, I was glad to see in the pictures that his neck is getting more muscle. That's what peeves me about some tbs, their necks are so scrawny. -shifty eyes at her OTTB-

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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