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        10-24-2012, 10:56 AM
      #2411
    Weanling
    Kevin really wanted to get a llama or alpaca for a while, I'm not sure if he still wants one... I guess it depends if we get him a horse or not. There are only so many furry critters our little pasture can support!

    Cows usually don't charge horses, but if they do they're pretty clumsy and it's generally very easy for the horse to sidestep or evade the cow. I wouldn't want to try and herd longhorns though, those horns are wicked.
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        10-24-2012, 11:03 AM
      #2412
    Green Broke
    Ostrich, I want to ride one. It is my goal in life.
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        10-24-2012, 03:11 PM
      #2413
    Yearling
    Herding sheep is quite fun.Except they can cheat,they are small enough they can just scoot under your horses legs. :)
         
        10-24-2012, 03:48 PM
      #2414
    Foal
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    Welcome, newcomers! :)

    Argh, I my little frustration rant of the day (I've had this previously, too) - I want to learn cutting with Snickers, he shows some potential, but such an option is unavailable in my country! ARGH! Maybe there is some good literature or videos available on this topic you could suggest regarding some basic exercises?
    i'm pretty sure that Clinton Anderson has a DVD series specifically designed for cutting and/or roping.

    And as far if the cow turns on the horse, it's not a very common occurence. But most roping/cutting horses will get out of the way of a charging cow, if not, the rider better cue them to do so. The biggest thing is the horse's reaction. I've seen horses that are great for roping and stick right behind a cow, but as soon as that cow turns around and gets aggressive, the horse freaks out.
         
        10-25-2012, 05:10 AM
      #2415
    Super Moderator
    Thanks, I'll look into what CA has to offer!

    And WOW, check out the pictures of the ad - SS.LV Lopkop - those of the third colt! His sire is the same as Snickers' - and the little guy is the exact copy of Snickers! Well how cool is that!
         
        10-25-2012, 05:54 AM
      #2416
    Started
    Haha it's Snickerette! Or Snickerillo I want him (well I want Snickers but his baby brother might have to do unless you don't notice me sneaking your gorgeous boy off to Australia, Saranda ).
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        10-25-2012, 05:59 AM
      #2417
    Super Moderator
    Evil, I'm afraid that it won't be a good idea, because Snickers has a lot of drafts in his bloodlines, thus he is prone to growing a really thick coat and being intolerant to extreme heat - unless, of course, you live in colder parts of Australia - I'm not sure if you've got those over the globe. But I will sneak in his haynets and go with him to your place!

    His baby half-brother looks like a darling, I want him so badly! It's a shame I don't really have the money to buy and board him, and the time to train a greenie. But, if I had all of that, I'd be certain to buy him yesterday!
         
        10-25-2012, 06:11 AM
      #2418
    Started
    They would be very cute together (if they weren't fighting over who is the most handsome lol).

    Heehee, cold for me is 15C - we don't get below freezing in Sydney so poor Snickers would be sweltering as soon as the sun peeked out! Might just have to move to Europe instead
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        10-25-2012, 06:16 AM
      #2419
    Super Moderator
    That sounds like a swell idea - and Latvia isn't too overpopulated, AND we have a vacancy in our barn - in fact, two vacancies - so you could come with horses! ;) But you'd have to get accustomed to temperatures well below -20C and -30C during winters.

    I am sure they'd fight a lot - Snickers and his little brother. Snickers was extremely nippy yesterday (he knows how to behave, but there are days when he forgets that, because all he has in mind then is PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! ) and I would have loved to give him a youngster to play with!
         
        10-25-2012, 08:34 PM
      #2420
    Yearling
    Feeling a little overwhelmed right now. Just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia,on top of the Chronic Pericarditis that I already have. Life for me is going to change big time..
         

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