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    03-05-2013, 08:05 PM
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Boo very handsome. Welcome to the crazy group
     
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    03-05-2013, 09:41 PM
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Yearling
Nine, congrats on the cart! I have a meadowbrook and a bay gelding, too, wtih the same tempting questions about what color! Mine is natural wood but the seats are burgandy, which I don't like and want to change. Thinking of dark blue, forest green, or black against the bay. I also have a B&W tobiano gaited mare I'm thinking of training to pull the cart, so would want the new color to look well with that combo as well. I had something purple on the bay a while back and it looked really good. Bright White is sharp but I can never keep a cart from getting dusty around my parts of the country. We need pictures when you have them!

Stan, we need pictures of your horse trailer! I think most of us would rather have a horse trailer than extra diamonds, so you need to share pics!

Critter, congrats on success with trailering. Yay for Bre! Sounds like her mom raised her right! As far as your new guy, I think your first 'date' with him should be with the vet present. For one thing, there may be something going on here that needs a vet; geldings can get stuff up there that causes irritation/infection and it could be as simple as a reaction to a soap that was used during the PPE. For another thing, even if this is just normal (which I have never seen anything quite so impressive in my 33 years of owning geldings) there would still be a great deal of benefit in having the vet show you (and let you feel) the simplest way to get the job done. It's not hard if you know what you're feeling/doing; but the best way to learn is to actually have someone show you.

This past Sunday I wanted to ride but it was too cold, so I got all the darlings up to the barn and checked them out. Found the pony under the fur and he's doing fine. I got a "The Stick" for Christmas (it's a bendy stick device with rollers for sports massage) specifically to use on the horses. I took it out and gave a rub down and massage to Windy and Dallas. I swear, Dallas' eyelids were at half mast with a dreamy drooly look on his face when I was rubbing that on his shoulders. I expected more of a reaction from rollering his rump but he just tried to groom me in return when I did that area. The shoulder area was where he lost muscle mass a few years ago in training, and I wonder if he still has some scarring there (?) or something. Anyway, it was a big "ahhhhhh" for him to have that deep massage. He's so expressive I was pretty sure I was doing some good. With Windy, the stoic, she was all eyes ahead, standing quietly and barely looked back to see what I was doing. She was relaxed, though, so it must have not been unwelcome to her. (With Grace, I thought of you...it would have been nice to have your expertise to give me an idea of whether I was doing anything helpful.)

Roadyy, it's good to think that Spring is gettling closer and we can have more daylight to put the hours in with the horses, isn't it! Looking forward to progress reports! (and more pictures, loved the pictures!)
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    03-05-2013, 10:18 PM
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Boo very handsome. Welcome to the crazy group

I'm not sure if I would consider myself as one of the crazy group. Rather a steading hand for the others so new folks get a ballanced view of the posters like Critter sitter just to name one or two.

So standing apart from the crazey bunch Ill post some photos of the new trailer at the end of the month.

Kate, Roslyn has her in with Stella and Bugs. To say goodby.

Welcome to the new folks and those that have not been around for a while. One never knows what topic will come up and after some enlightening post who would own a galding. Stella just went up in my eyes.
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    03-05-2013, 10:23 PM
  #7394
Yearling
Stan, I was going to suggest that Critter ask you for advice on how to deal with Doc. I am sitting here trying to imagine how you would answer. Knowing you, I'm predicting that the advised technique would start with a brew and a picture of horse wrestling! Stella and the other lady horses do have the advantage that what you see is what you have... unlike the fellas, all mystery and dark places. LOL.
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    03-05-2013, 11:44 PM
  #7395
Foal
how are you

How is everyone tonight
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    03-06-2013, 12:40 AM
  #7396
Yearling
Hi all!

Wow so much has happened around here in the last few days!

Congrats Stan and Critter on the sales...though I don't know how you let them go, I'd be a mess. Sending good thoughts your way (Roslyn and Bre too) that their hearts heal quickly.

Stan - MUST see some new trailer pics!! How exciting!

Roadyy and Boo - welcome to the group!

Ladytrails - I bet the horses LOVED their massage. Any sort of massage is great for them, even a really good grooming stimulates their coats, feels good and relaxes. Id say the reactions you got were a great sign that you were making the ponehs feel good :)

Lessons tomorrow and Thursday, and then our first show of the year on Saturday. I'm just so excited to get back in the ring with her. Please send all good trailer thoughts my way, as this will be the first time back in the trailer since we moved last September. I'm going to have a good long talk with Kes about it tomorrow, and what behavior is expected of her!
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    03-06-2013, 12:49 AM
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how is everyone tonight
Fighting fit and wondering how to answer the question of how to manage a gelding when that part requires attention
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    03-06-2013, 12:59 AM
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Stan, I was going to suggest that Critter ask you for advice on how to deal with Doc. I am sitting here trying to imagine how you would answer. Knowing you, I'm predicting that the advised technique would start with a brew and a picture of horse wrestling! Stella and the other lady horses do have the advantage that what you see is what you have... unlike the fellas, all mystery and dark places. LOL.
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First you have to catch the gelding the above method is tried and true when it comes to mares. A gelding suffering is a different kettle of fish and I doubt if the tackle method will work.
Critter let us know how it goes but if you do use the tackle method the brew is called export gold.
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    03-06-2013, 01:06 AM
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thank you CW but Bre wont be doing the Cleaning.. I will.
At least this time.. next time I may have her do it
I mean about the horse being sick
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    03-06-2013, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Roadyy    
Hello all.. Thought I would join in here for the over 40 part,,not to sure about the mature section so I'll just muck around over just a piece away from there.

I got my 12 yr old daughter, Amber, out with me yesterday to start her on working with boo, 6 yr old, to see if they can bond. I'm hoping to send him with her to riding camp for two weeks in a few months.

They both need work as Amber hasn't been over back since she was 3/4 years old and Boo hasn't been under saddle from PO since last november and even that was intermediate.

Her they are...




Welcome to the forum Roady
Nice to meet you and your horses
     

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