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    07-04-2012, 02:24 PM
  #3871
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CW you will find your horse And the best one to look at is the one that chooses you. By that I mean an animal with a few years on it has savy and can read humans and has developed its own preference. While we are looking for certian traits in the horse so it can perform in the sport we are interested in the first port of call is the eye of the horse.

If you establish it has a soft kind eye, what has it been used for, and is that what you want the horse for. I say this because it is a creature of habit and it's training may be well of the mark for what you want.

Oh, and while you are looking at the horse it is also checking you out. Your eyes first then your body language and it can read that to a fine degree and will act upon what it sees and senses.

My first horse Savannah was mine right from the first meeting. But having to change did me no favours. Stella came from a riding/treking company. 7 years old, was aloof, well schooled, but heard bound and used to following other horses but also an lead mare.

She has a kind eye but did not bond to me at all. That was because she had had to many riders. He attitude was walk turn get home and get the rider off. My work was cut out for me. Another factor in her behaviour was as all horses she could read my inner being. She new my emotions were still with Savannah and she reacted to it by remaing at arms length.

A horse will only bond around 3 times then its emotional wellbeing gets screwed up. A little like us. It is a herd animal they bond to each other and when we are the only other animal in its life it bonds to us.

Stella gave me all sorts of issues to deal with and on ocassion still does and I know she is tring it on because now and again her guard comes down and she will show me what she really can do.

A friend of mine with 50 years of experence said to me on the very first trek I took Stella on.
You have a good horse, Don't let any one else ride her for a couple of years.
Stella has come forward in leeps and bounds and I along with her. Only I ride her, she reacts different to women than men, but I am winning. I did not start winning with her untill I let Savannah go, and opened myself to Stella. They know if your emotions are some where else.

No it is not a lot of bull, meany a horse has been ruined by to meany owners that don't spend the time required with the horse and move it on because it is acting up. And men, even though we don't admit it, get attached to our horses. Hell some of us even like our wifes.

I once said to a friend of mine. I did not have an intermit relationship with my wife untill we were married, Did You?, he responded. Don't know, what is her maiden name. Kiwi sence of humour.
     
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    07-04-2012, 02:42 PM
  #3872
Trained
Thanks for the kind words Stan
     
    07-04-2012, 02:50 PM
  #3873
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stan    
CW you will find your horse And the best one to look at is the one that chooses you. By that I mean an animal with a few years on it has savy and can read humans and has developed its own preference. While we are looking for certian traits in the horse so it can perform in the sport we are interested in the first port of call is the eye of the horse.

If you establish it has a soft kind eye, what has it been used for, and is that what you want the horse for. I say this because it is a creature of habit and it's training may be well of the mark for what you want.

Oh, and while you are looking at the horse it is also checking you out. Your eyes first then your body language and it can read that to a fine degree and will act upon what it sees and senses.

My first horse Savannah was mine right from the first meeting. But having to change did me no favours. Stella came from a riding/treking company. 7 years old, was aloof, well schooled, but heard bound and used to following other horses but also an lead mare.

She has a kind eye but did not bond to me at all. That was because she had had to many riders. He attitude was walk turn get home and get the rider off. My work was cut out for me. Another factor in her behaviour was as all horses she could read my inner being. She new my emotions were still with Savannah and she reacted to it by remaing at arms length.

A horse will only bond around 3 times then its emotional wellbeing gets screwed up. A little like us. It is a herd animal they bond to each other and when we are the only other animal in its life it bonds to us.

Stella gave me all sorts of issues to deal with and on ocassion still does and I know she is tring it on because now and again her guard comes down and she will show me what she really can do.

A friend of mine with 50 years of experence said to me on the very first trek I took Stella on.
You have a good horse, Don't let any one else ride her for a couple of years.
Stella has come forward in leeps and bounds and I along with her. Only I ride her, she reacts different to women than men, but I am winning. I did not start winning with her untill I let Savannah go, and opened myself to Stella. They know if your emotions are some where else.

No it is not a lot of bull, meany a horse has been ruined by to meany owners that don't spend the time required with the horse and move it on because it is acting up. And men, even though we don't admit it, get attached to our horses. Hell some of us even like our wifes.

I once said to a friend of mine. I did not have an intermit relationship with my wife untill we were married, Did You?, he responded. Don't know, what is her maiden name. Kiwi sence of humour.

Very well put Stan, although having met Belle I believe that these people were just screwing with CW. I had her lunging in the arena and listening to me and sat on her in the space of half an hour. I saw none of what these people were claiming. I really wish we had a horse to lease at our barn cus she wouldn't get screwed around there.

Trying for the 30 million lottery tonight, wish me luck!
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    07-04-2012, 04:00 PM
  #3874
Yearling
Hi everyone, and Happy 4th to all of you in the U.S.!
Not doing anything special today for the holiday, as I have volunteered to work the night shift at my PT hospital job tonight (big $$$!). Had a great full morning out at the barn. The new pup Sophie accompanied my mare and I on our third outing to the adjacent pastures. We just cut the hay Sunday so it is a dry & crunchy pasture. If only we could get about a week steady of rain. Trying not to think of how people will be shooting fireworks out in the country tonight, with all of the dryness about.

Sophie got her first horse lesson today, one that I had been anticipating. As I was walking my mare back to put her away in her pasture, Sophie somehow got under her. She wasn't kicked at or injured, but it scared her so that she yelped a little, then ran away. She came back when I called her, and then went and waited for me to return under a shade tree at the gate. So congrats on passing your first, and hopefully only horse lesson, Sophie! Now I know that you understand to stay away from them since they can hurt you

Hunter, how is the pony ear coming along?
Grace, what a gorgeous saddle! Can't wait to see it on your mare.
Susan! Sophie looks great! On video I saw at least one good solid stop, and she is loping off! And she does sliding stops? Woohoo!
Hope, welcome. I'm around cutting horses and cutting training/practice a lot, too. I've never done cutting but do play with cows in sorting, and love a cutting horse to ride, as in my mare.
CWoman, happy anniversary!
Stan, I have printed a copy of the jellyfish day at work to share with those at my PT job who think they work too hard ROFL!

I'm off to a nice long nap so I'll be ready for work tonight, hoping it won't be a jellyfish night LOL
     
    07-04-2012, 04:32 PM
  #3875
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Very well put Stan, although having met Belle I believe that these people were just screwing with CW. I had her lunging in the arena and listening to me and sat on her in the space of half an hour. I saw none of what these people were claiming. I really wish we had a horse to lease at our barn cus she wouldn't get screwed around there.

Trying for the 30 million lottery tonight, wish me luck!
I guess because I have a disability they screwed with me
     
    07-04-2012, 04:42 PM
  #3876
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
I guess because I have a disability they screwed with me
Grrr which makes me even madder, but the other girl was taken advantage of as well.
     
    07-04-2012, 05:20 PM
  #3877
Yearling
Out and about:

Yesterday she did two baby slides...the marks were about 18 inches..
I don't know why she was stiff legged today...but I am not one to drill my horse...
She will get it!! I am super happy...we haven't done much lope at all...
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    07-04-2012, 05:49 PM
  #3878
Super Moderator
My reply to the advert for Bella

Appy for sale/lease

In reply to your advertisement.

If I came to see this mare does that mean I would not be able to ride her to see if I like her?

So, how many visits would I have to do before you thought we had bonded and would I have to pay you to come and visit her?

Seems you want your cake and eat it too.
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    07-04-2012, 06:05 PM
  #3879
Yearling
Susan - loved your video, Sophie moves really nicely, you sure you don't want her to be a dressage horse? The arena you ride is is drool worthy, it's about double the size of the one at our barn. Get three horse in there and it gets crowded quickly.

CW - that ad for Belle is just ridiculous. Come groom, lunge, clean my horses stall. That's not a lease, that's taking advantage of people. I pay a girl at my barn to do those things with Kes when I go out of town, AND she even gets to ride her... grr, am getting mad all over again at how you were treated!

Outanabout - Thanks! I rode in it this morning, it was well worth the money, it is so comfy, put my legs in perfect position, and Kes did better in it than any saddle I've put on her. Pics below of her with the new saddle, please ignore the fact that I have a dressage bridle on her, my hands weren't strong enough this morning to change bits to my hunter bridle, so I just went ahead with the mismatched set.

Hunter - fingers crossed for that 30 million!!

Fox - Pressure washing the barn sounds so rewarding, ours could use it for sure. Sorry about your foot, wow that sounds painful.


So I did ride this morning before the fireworks came out, and before it got too warm (FINALLY some sunny weather!) Kes did amazing, I was so thrilled. Hubby showed up to see me ride, so I quickly took advantage of him there and dismounted to go to the girls room. He decided to lead her to the outdoors while I was in there, where she stepped on his foot and broke his toe. What's worse is that he had sandals on. I felt really bad, I know how much it hurts to get stepped on, especially with her shoes on. I've decided hubby needs a day of horsemanship training, so next week he will be coming to the barn with me for the day to learn the basics.


Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

Pics of Kes with hubby in her new saddle before the "incident":
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    07-04-2012, 07:08 PM
  #3880
Super Moderator
I think that everyone on this list should email the Bells advert, pester them for messing with one of ours!

I am up late, just wasn't sleepy earlier then drank to much tea.

Susan it is always good when a horse - or anything you are trying to teach, catches on to what is wanted.



Grace - tell your hubby that after a while of being around horses your toes develop eyes! Cannot count the number of times my toes have been trampled.

Of to bed - oh, it stopped raining for a while late morning through to about 8 this evening.
Can anyone tell me why weeds grow faster then the plants you wish to grow?

It is all coming along well. Poor seed production from many packets, three packets of beetroot and only one lot has come up. Slugs are thriving - I heard that putting porridge oats down kills them, they love the oats and eat them then the oats swell and kills them. At least it doesn't harm the birds.

Off to bed, night all and Happy Independence Day - or what is left of it.
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