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post #11 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 01:20 PM
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i agree with FlyinSoLow. The learnings never done

I adopted an abused retired standardbred. Ex trotter, did ok in races. Was then starved and neglected after he was retired. So basically i re-adopted him. i retrained him. He's actually learned how to canter. His highest jump is 3' feet and he's doing well. He's healthy and will hopefully compete one day. Soon i'll be having him doing flying lead changes and all. He's such a good boy. I made it so he's not so scared anymore too, he used to spook a lot, but not now.
He's such a good boy

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-07-2010, 01:53 PM
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I think (and this is my own personal opinion, and others may completely disagree, which is absolutely fine, this site is for peoples' opinions!) that with project horses, the bond is so much greater. To be honest, I've only had one horse of my own, and when I got her, she was traumatised and not ridable at all! But working with her to get her trust has done us both the world of good. A girl I know got bought a horse that was already perfectly broke, and was competing, but now she has him, she doesn't really want anything to do with him, which has made him turn naughty and nasty towards her. It's heartbreaking to see such a remarkable horse turn into a nightmare. I don't know if it's just coinsidence that he turned out like that, but they have absolutely no bond. :'(
I've offered to work with him for her, and I've done a few sessions just of basic join up with him, and when he has some descent one to one attention, he's such a lovely horse. But I've offered since, and she doesn't seem bothered what happens to him :'(

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-09-2010, 10:37 PM
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I def agree.

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post #14 of 16 Old 01-11-2010, 09:38 AM
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if you have the experiance i say go for it.
ive got colts from a place that the breeding got out of control due to just turning stallions out with 50 + mares. anyway the numbers got way out of control and the guy couldnt afford to feed them.he was going to send them to slaughter so i bought 3 extremly cheap. they were good bred horses just completly wild. it took about 4 months for each but i eventualy sold them for more then i got them and gave them a new start.
so yea i beleive in project horses if you have the time
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-11-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I would love another horse to start a project heres one I really like...
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-11-2010, 10:03 PM
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I think if you've got the experience, or have a trainer working alongside you, taking on a project horse can be a great learning experience, and can change a horse's life as well; hopefully for the better.

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