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        10-19-2009, 12:21 AM
      #41
    Weanling
    Holy crud, Hoofprints! Your mare is a BEAST! She's like "FOOD? FOOD??!?!?? FOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!" She like... Flippin' SEEKS it out! No one shall escape the NOM MONSTER!!!!

    Dang... She eats as if she's been starved. It's hilarious!

    "Hello balde of grass... GOODBYE BLADE OF GRASS! GET IN MY BELLEH!"

    Our mares are two of a kind. LOL
         
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        10-19-2009, 12:51 AM
      #42
    Yearling
    Me and my friend take her two horses for walks along the streets. A lot of people give us weird looks and are like what the heck? But we think its funny. Most of the time we're too lazy to get the saddles, but we know they need work so we just walk them around.
         
        10-19-2009, 12:47 PM
      #43
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Thatgirlsacowboy    
    Holy crud, Hoofprints! Your mare is a BEAST! She's like "FOOD? FOOD??!?!?? FOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!" She like... Flippin' SEEKS it out! No one shall escape the NOM MONSTER!!!!

    Dang... She eats as if she's been starved. It's hilarious!

    "Hello balde of grass... GOODBYE BLADE OF GRASS! GET IN MY BELLEH!"

    Our mares are two of a kind. LOL
    LOL!!! Yeah she is OBSESSED!! Probably because of where she came from (she is a rescue)...she was being neglected and starved there with basically a mud pasture from what I heard, and no hay. The people I actually bought her from were "foster" parents and let her eat all the grass she wanted but they told me about when they went with the SPCA to get her, poor thing

    She has refused jumps in cross country and I fall off, and she takes 2 steps and starts grazing LOL!! She never runs away, esp. If there's grass underneath us!
         
        10-24-2009, 12:27 PM
      #44
    Weanling
    I walk Toby on the road on the advice of the farrier. He says just hand walking him on the road will help build up the toughness of his feet. I don't have pictures since I'm usually concentrating on him in preparation of his spooking.

    I'm thinking of taking him through the trails now based on what everyone else has said. Maybe he won't be so spooky if he realizes nothing will happen.
         
        12-13-2009, 09:52 PM
      #45
    Weanling
    My cousin used to take her welsh mountain pony for a run all the time. The pony would founder easily and since she was a childrens pony and there were no children to ride her, she was always FAT. People driving past would give her the weirdest looks.
    It's a great idea to take green horses on walks to get them used to traffic and trails. I plan on starting this with my baby soon.
         
        12-13-2009, 09:56 PM
      #46
    Trained
    I love walking my horse ! Especially when its nice & warm out =]
         
        12-18-2009, 12:38 AM
      #47
    Green Broke
    I have always walked my horses. I used to love to walk the old logging roads where I lived and would bring my Saint Bernard Jill for protection and my horse(whichever I had at the time or even my G-mas donkey Nester) for company. They made amazing walking companions, you didn't have to listen to them blabber the whole way and the fact that they were prey animals helped, they heard everything and let you know when something was near(we had black bears and mountain lions where I used to live) though It was usually just a dog or something or another person .

    Plus when you get a little tired or get to a big hill you can just hop on and not have to walk anymore, though I rarely did that.
         
        12-27-2009, 01:54 PM
      #48
    Yearling
    I have with my minis before. I tried misty and she starts bucking and action like a freak as soon as we got in the same area as her bf jake lol!! Then I walked copper and about ripped my arm off. My horses have no manners :(
         
        01-15-2010, 12:57 PM
      #49
    Foal
    Same here

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    Originally Posted by kchfuller    
    yep maddy gets walked all the time .. it helps her stocking up and my hubby doesn't know how to ride but he can walk her :)
    My hubby doesn't ride (had a couple of bad experiences) so he hand walks Sunny, our big Saddlebred/Appy cross and I ride Fox. Sometimes we hand walk them together when time is short.
         
        01-20-2010, 04:18 AM
      #50
    Weanling
    I 'walk' my horse all the time! :) It's fun, I let him sniff the grass... And we wander along at our own pace, it's great fun!
         

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