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    12-11-2010, 04:09 PM
Green Broke
The world according to Reeco!

Took Reeco out for a walk today.

Aside from looking absolutly mortified at the luminous yellow rug I put on him and then, to add insult to injury, I secured it with a roller.

He was quite excited to be going out, lovely little pony that he is, he loves going new places and seeing new things.

His Girlfriend the 2 yearold coloured called Hedd (pronounced He-the) came with us. First we wandered down the road to the industrial estate where Reeco was confronted with large lorries, very heavy traffic and ambulances with flashy lights and sirens (the ambulance station is on the estate). According to Reeco non of those could possibly be scarey however the drain covers were out to eat him!

Then we walked back past the yard and down into Mochdre, lovely country lanes where we met quite afew cycleists (and didnt bat an eye at them the good boy) some idiots in cars going far far too fast, Finaly we decided to do the motorway flyover.

Now this flyover normaly upsets even the most experianced of horses, Stan point blank refused to go anywhere near it. It has wire sides above horse head height so is quite safe but being able to see heavy 70mph traffic dissapearing under thier feet generaly upsets alot of horses.
Apparently Reeco is yet again the exception to this rule, he was more concerned with the paint on the road then the traffic and he walked accross the flyover with no problem other then attempting to jump the words written on it in white paint.

On the other side of the flyover was some JCB's which according to Reeco are fascinating and warrent dragging me over to the fence to see if the work men have any treats for him.

The walk back was uneventful except for the little Yorkshire terrier with delusions of grandure that decided it was going to chase the ponies. Reeco gave it a most offended look as if to say "honestly mate, why are you bothering? I could squish you with one hoof!"

So all in all a rather sucessfull walk out and enjoyable trip.

Tommorow morning we are going up past the cattery to the cenotaph.
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    12-16-2010, 05:45 PM
This might be a dumb question....but were you hand walking Reeco? I only ask because I do this as well and I rarely find people who do that. I just feel safer on the ground when I'm not in the arena lol.
    12-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Green Broke
Yes I was hand walking him, only because he is only 3 and not yet broken.
    12-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Green Broke
Reeco went out in the snow today!
He and his partner in crime harry had a wonderful time
So some photo's


    01-21-2011, 06:48 AM
Green Broke
Just moving a couple of posts over here if I didnt the later ones wouldnt make sense.

Today I was taking Reeco down to Sarah Challinor's for breaking. I'm also still ill so I had to quite litteraly drag myself out of bed,dose myself up with all manner of medications and hope and pray that I coulddrive 7.5 tons of lorry all the way there and back without hackking up my lungs

All was going well, Reeco travelling beautifully (as usual for him), me and a friend (who agreed to come with me) having a good laugh.
Then my trusty lorry who has never let me down in the 3 years i've had her, let me down! I came to a junction, put my foot on the clutch and NOTHING happend, my foot went straight to the floor. Anyway we were close enough that I decided to continue on, I managed to get her into a gear (4th) and nursed her all the way to sarahs.

Luckily Reeco didnt seem distressed at all by me desperatly trying to get the **** thing into a gear (perticularly at junctions as lorry wont pull off in 4th but wont go faster then 20 in 3rd).

Sarah challinor and her Crew where brilliant, they got reeco inside and settled, made me and my friend a cup of tea and some cheese sandwiches and we had a good chat, watched sarah schooling some ponies, said hello to every horse on the yard (including Buck who wanted kisses).

Recovery man finaly arrived nearly 2 hours after he was called, and decided that it couldnt be fixed roadside (how he knew this I don't know as he didnt even other having a look underneath) and decided to tow it all the way back to my mechaninc in north wales.

It was 8.30pm before I got home and had dinner! I left the yard at 11am!!
Have a killer headache and Tommorow I have got to do a hundred and one chores that I should have done this afternoon

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    01-23-2011, 12:23 PM
Green Broke
Update: 23/1/11

Well I've heard from Sarah Challinor, the lady who is breaking Reeco for me. The work I've done on lunging him has not gone to waste and he lunges beautifully so they have gone onto longreining him.
They put long reins on him for the first time on the 19th (wednesday) and he did everything except turn himself inside out! Threw all his toys out of the pram and spat his dummy out for good measure lol! Thankfully they just hung on and let him get it out of his system. Since that first session he has been as good as gold and is learning very very quickly!

They fully expect him to throw a tantrum the first time someone puts weight on him, but that's ok by them. Sarah will just ride it out and hopefully he will do the same as for the long reining!

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