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        08-14-2013, 12:12 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Also, his side up close...
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        08-15-2013, 09:33 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    15/08/2013

    Well things went really well today. Went out and just decided to groundwork. I spent an hour and a half just grooming and talking to Ollie. Then spent some time doing carrot stretches and leg stretches, I also dressed him up in his new polos! Also I caught a swish tail moment which I love. Pictures included! I also realized that I need to invest in some new grooming utensils. My dandy and soft brushes are meant for ponies. Oh well. I'll buy myself some for my birthday
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        08-17-2013, 11:39 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    17/08/2013

    Today went extremely well! Except for that Oliver's feed bucket handle was poking him in the eye :( It was a little red when I saw him but It slowly went back to normal :) So first, I put him in the big stall and gave him some hay, while I groomed and whatnot. Then it occurred to me that I hadn't actually "worked" Ollie in awhile, so I gathered my makeshift lungewhip, Oliver, and headed to the round pen. He was a bit of a punk leading to the r-pen, so I decided to join up with him. Keep in mind that I haven't pushed him to such a pace until now. He was trotting and warming up, when I cracked the whip to tell him to git up, he breaks into a ground-eating gallop. It sounds stupid when I say this, but it was breathtaking. Normally he's pretty lazy and will at most do a fast canter when I tell him to move faster. This is the fastest I think I've seen him move in the almost 4 months I've had him! I wish I had it on video. But he was flying around the r-pen, tail out straight behind him, stretching his stride. After a few minutes, I ask for a direction change, and he does it beautifully. When I ask him to speed up, he went into that gallop again. After a bit, I stop, and turn my back to him, he joined up so well! For the rest of the day I didn't even have to use a lead rope. I looped it over his withers and he followed me around :) We walked around the yard to cool out and I sang him songs. Put him back in the big stall and gave him hay and groomed. It may seem insignificant, but it means alot to me how good today was.
         
        08-22-2013, 03:56 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    22/08/2013

    Yep.. totally neglected this, just as planned . No Lately I've been sort of busy.
    Well anyways, In the last few days Oliver has been getting the everlasting crap beat out of him by the other horses. Which of course has me in a bit of a state. He is covered in open cuts and bruises (which I've dressed and cared for accordingly) and just today, my barn owner tells me her horse lunged at my horse which caused him to go neck first into his stall door, effectively knocking the whole thing down and giving him a decent cut on his neck and shoulder. Not that I don't think horses will be horses, and he'll get the occasional bite or kick, but to this extent I don't know what to do anymore. He always seems sore and always has new bumps and bruises when I go out. There is nowhere I can put him where the other horses (meaning a mean-spirited little Appy) will push down the fence and get to him. He's at the bottom of the pecking order because he's so mellow and won't stand up for himself. I'm just scared that He's going to get seriously injured, like kicked in the tendons of the leg or a vital area and he gets lamed for life, or worse has to be pts. I don't know if I'm over reacting, but I don't know what to do. It isn't just them messing around, this Appy will corner him against a wall and start kicking and biting him. There are 5 horses in the one field and it is about 6 or so acres. UGH!
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        08-22-2013, 01:05 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Loving those polos xD Very snazzy.
    Hope Oliver puts on the rest of his weight soon! He's just a doll.
         
        08-22-2013, 01:17 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Thank you :) And He's looking better already, Gained about 15 pounds :)
         
        08-26-2013, 12:51 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    26/08/2013
    Well this sucks. My tics and everything along with them have gotten progressively worse in the last while since I wrote last. Its driving me crazy. Oliver is used to them but I donno what to do anymore. I went to move hay today and I ticced basically nonstop. Just a short update, Oliver is gaining weight back. All is well so far, he's still getting beaten up and cheated of his feed though. So many things I have to take care of I don't even know.
         
        08-26-2013, 12:54 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    26/08/2013
    Well this sucks. My tics and everything along with them have gotten progressively worse in the last while since I wrote last. Its driving me crazy. Oliver is used to them but I donno what to do anymore. I went to move hay today and I ticced basically nonstop. Just a short update, Oliver is gaining weight back. All is well so far, he's still getting beaten up and cheated of his feed though. So many things I have to take care of I don't even know.
         
        08-26-2013, 12:56 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Double posts... -_-
         
        08-26-2013, 09:01 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    26/08/2013

    Whelp.. I'm moving Oliver. He got kicked in the face. Any higher and it would have either blinded or killed him. The other horses are keeping him off the hay, and even eating his feed. I AM DONE! I feel like I pay money to have my horse looked after when I'm not there and I feel like its not happening. If he was to be put in single turnout it would be another $120 on top of my board. I'm going to move him to a temp location while we think over moving to a farm. This annoys me so much, the BO won't even do anything about her horse almost killing mine. I can't even see because of how upset and angry I am.
         

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