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post #11 of 21 Old 11-18-2013, 08:33 PM
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So sorry to hear that you're down for the count for a while. I hope you get to feeling better quickly.

He's one heck of a gorgeous boy. Good luck getting your foot in the stirrup from the ground though .

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #12 of 21 Old 12-02-2013, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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So sorry to hear that you're down for the count for a while. I hope you get to feeling better quickly.

He's one heck of a gorgeous boy. Good luck getting your foot in the stirrup from the ground though .
Thank you, and I hope so too. Everyone's been sick - this is five weeks and counting for me - so the gelding has turned into a wee bit of a tyrant due to not being worked. The ground is ice for the most part, too, so it makes things a we challenging. And aha, we'll see how that goes! I might need to carry a stool around with me.(':

Restlessness aside, he's still handsome and thus pictures are needed.(;



His body, slowly starting to fill out


And another, awkward lookin' big guy(;


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post #13 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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I've neglected this thread for far too long!

Due to the weather, training's been put on a complete old. We've had snow for months, now, and it doesn't make things easy - especially when lunging/moving around is so essential. With that said, we've learned a lot about the big guy.

And, much to my dismay, his name has somehow become Dufus.

He is dominant and pigheaded, but I love him. We had some haltering issues to work through - it was taking an hour to halter him - but he finally came around and will now meander over when I call him. Thank god.

His weight is coming up too, which is lovely. I was comparing pictures from when we first got him and the difference is present, which is nice.

First few weeks


Somewhat recently (ignore how wet he is, the snow was bad)


And now, without further adieu, allow me to spam with images and videos.(; They're not all recent, but you get the jist.











As for video... I suggest muting it, because mom & I are having a conversation in which I repeat myself multiple times because she can't hear. The only action is in the beginning and near the end, though Willow's face in the middle is hardly approving. She was very wary of Dufus being in her spot.(;

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post #14 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 09:28 AM
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He's looking so much better!

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post #15 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 11:34 AM
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He looks so much like a horse I'm working now, named Dublin. They appear to be quite alike in temperament, so I'm looking forward to watching you two progress!
He and Dublin could be twins! Dublin and Dufus!


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post #16 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 02:29 PM
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^Dublin is a doll.

I'm loving all the pretty blazes ;)

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post #17 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 02:37 PM
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Subbing!!! What a beautiful boy.
and I agree they could be twins!

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post #18 of 21 Old 02-11-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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We decided to let him in with our more tolerant QH mare, Gypsy, to see how the big guy would do. He's been around the mares for months now, but never actually in with them until now. Needless to say, the two seriously took to one another. A few warnings from Gypsy aside, there was tons of loving-on happening. I have a ton of video to put up, but I need to get it sorted through and uploaded to youtube first.(':
























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He looks so much like a horse I'm working now, named Dublin. They appear to be quite alike in temperament, so I'm looking forward to watching you two progress!
He and Dublin could be twins! Dublin and Dufus!
They do look alike! Aw, Dublin is a seriously handsome guy. Love it!(':

And to those of you subbing and keeping tabs, thank you! Hope you enjoy!
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post #19 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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And, the big man had his first ride! It was brief and within the confines of our (currently sloppy) arena, but he did very well and took everything in stride. We still have a ton to work on due to him being so reactive and headstrong, but we're making progress! His weight is coming up wonderfully as well, so it looks like we're on a road to success.(:

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post #20 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 11:07 PM
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Gosh dang he looks even taller with a rider! LOL

Wonderful progress, I'm sure he'll make a good one

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