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- Certainly. Your comment makes perfect sense. I think most novices equate a non-problem horse with the plodding old lesson horse that you have to pound on the ribs to get to a trot.
Glad you like the blog. I only get to work with most of those horses for a short time before the owner leases them out or sells them. Lots of seat of the pants work going on there. I haven't been out there at all this season. We're closing things out here stateside in preparation for moving to our retirement farm.
- Oh, no I didn't have surgery on my shoulder, one of the reasons that they kept me so long, everything was help together with tape, and I wasn't allowed to move much until it kind of stuck together. Also we have the joy of the Canadian Health service, who don't want to let you go until you are fit. LOL< the final tally, was broken shoulder blade, and breast bone, 9 distinct breaks of fractures to the ribs, and a slightly bashed knee, all on the right, the left got off with a broken wrist. Then there was the punctured lung, all topped off by a great case of gravel rash just to make me look pretty! Your injuries were a lot worse from what I remember...
- Year ago I got drilled into the ground while trying to get on Ben, my big black guy, here you go http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...n-hard-363410/ there is the story. I hear you about the bra straps, that and when I am wearing loose tops in teh heat here it all creeps down my shoulder
- SOrry, I'll stop laughing in a minute! Yes, I am grateful that I have recovered nearly 100%, still a bit lopsided, and my ribs ache when it rains, but mostly I am good. I'm glad you found Blossom, you got her after your accident didn't you? I swear that if Gibbs hadn't already been here I may have never got back on a horse again.
- When I got my Paso Fino mare she was ridden in a side pull & I was told she didn't like a bit. I did try her w/a couple of different ones-she responded, but was uncomfortable. I had a bitless set-up-rode her in that sometimes, used a jumping hackamore a few times & did trail ride w/just a halter & looped leadrope. After a couple of years she started taking advantage when other horses moved away faster than she liked or on going downhills. So I went to a snaffle, then found a French link in a parelli headstall. That turned out to be perfect. The picture of that is in my profile, I believe. After 2 years of no bits, & really getting to know me & our trails, it was no longer an issue.
- About HagonNag
- Cynical, sarcastic and intolerant of fools. My bitch switch sometimes gets stuck "on." :-)
- State of Confusion (SC)
- trail riding, flowers, opera, blues, watching the dawn w/coffee. Fall. Mountains.
- happily retired rabble rouser
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- Still married after 44 years to her DH, still laughing, and enjoying her horses, DB & Blossom!
- I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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- HagonNag liked post by MarkInEncinitas On thread : Entry-Level JobsI volunteer at a "rescue" stable. I too started with zero experience. Here's a quick rundown of what I do. Roughly in order of when I was allowed to do it. poop patrol, stalls and pens....Liked On: 11-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Posted On: 10-27-2014, 02:55 PMHagonNag liked post by LadyDreamer On thread : Entry-Level JobsWithout experience, don't expect much actual contact with the horses. Expect to do a great deal of physical labor, hauling hay and grain and supplies. Tough work. Not magical or glamorous in any...Liked On: 11-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Posted On: 10-27-2014, 12:31 PMHagonNag liked post by Cielo Notturno On thread : How do you know if your horse is not "the right one"?When you want to sell and but something else it's usually not the right horse. You can decide if you want to keep fighting to find a way to enjoy rides with him, or you can give up and but another...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:20 PM
Posted On: 10-08-2014, 04:42 PMHagonNag liked post by BarrelracingArabian On thread : How do you know if your horse is not "the right one"?When you aren't having fun it isn't the right horse. However on the same note a trainer can help sometimes and others it just isn't the right fit. I've had my fair share of problem horses or horses...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Posted On: 10-08-2014, 04:05 PMHagonNag liked post by Ebby On thread : Earning a horse's trust?Trust and respect are built slowly over time. But just be fair and honest with him. Slowly he will trust you more, and spend a lot of time grooming and if you can I love hand grazing my mare or just...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Posted On: 10-10-2014, 12:10 PMHagonNag liked post by tinyliny On thread : Earning a horse's trust?it's not realistic to expect too much of a "relationship" with a school horse. they have many different people ride them and have to do the same thing day in and day out. for self preservation they...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Posted On: 10-05-2014, 02:13 PMHagonNag liked post by TXhorseman On thread : Earning a horse's trust?You earn a horse's trust the same way you earn a person's trust: by being honest and fair with them. Treats may be appreciated, but they don't built trust. I don't think any horse really enjoys...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Posted On: 10-05-2014, 12:33 PMHagonNag liked post by Heleen Strydom On thread : How awesome is this???Hello! It's been a while since I posted on the forum. A lot has happened since then. I sold my beloved mare... But that is not what this post is about. My husband is a farm manager. ...Liked On: 10-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Posted On: 10-13-2014, 03:26 PMI'd cut him back to 1 chunk per feeding and see if he cleans it up. I'd reduce the hay until he's cleaning it up or very close to cleaning it up. With all the new grass in his pasture he may not...Liked On: 10-11-2014, 10:17 PM
Posted On: 10-11-2014, 01:29 PMHagonNag liked post by Woodhaven On thread : The right horse for me, the wrong horse for me, pssst dbarabians, wanna buy a mare!Golden, I do get it. I had the opportunity to buy a good mare last Nov. I had ridden her a few times a year over the last 4 years and knew what a good horse she was, but it meant finding a new home...Liked On: 10-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Posted On: 10-10-2014, 05:12 PMHagonNag liked post by tinyliny On thread : Watched haematoma being drained today - almost passed out.I find it hard to watch an animal in pain. my kids, too, but since they can tell me all aobut it, while animals tend to suffer in silence, it's harder to deal with animals.Liked On: 10-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Posted On: 10-10-2014, 02:54 PMAgree, he does need more but you are doing what you can for him. Unfortunately IME MANY Greek people (including people I know)don't see anything wrong with pretty much neglecting their pets, even...Liked On: 10-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Posted On: 10-03-2014, 09:34 PMHagonNag liked post by avrajack On thread : Is my horse too thin?Thanks for some great advice, I now realise that I've been listening to the wrong people so from tomorrow I'll feed him sugar beet (no bran) morning and night and give him a lot more hay (can only...Liked On: 10-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Posted On: 10-03-2014, 05:17 PMHonestly, with what I have seen from animal care in that area, I would stay FAR away from local advice... He looks good in the before picture. I am not surprised he looks the way he does now. ...Liked On: 10-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Posted On: 10-03-2014, 02:41 PMYes, your horse is thin, probably wormy and may need his teeth done. In the first picture, he looks pretty much how I like my older horses to look going into a season that will cause weight loss,...Liked On: 10-10-2014, 03:47 PM
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