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post #1 of 10 Old 03-17-2019, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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those bipolar horses

Firstly, please don't critique or speculate as to the reasons for her behaviour today - I know exactly why Ikora is who and how she is, and I handle this the way that works for us.

Secondly, don't crucify me for her feet, she's seeing the farrier on Thursday.

And with that out of the way, here's a tantrum and a nice moment from today!
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-17-2019, 08:53 AM
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No comment on temper-tantrums and how they are handled....all a in-the-moment reaction needed.



A question though...
Why bell boots on the hinds?
What does the horse do that warrants bells their?
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-17-2019, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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A question though...
Why bell boots on the hinds?
What does the horse do that warrants bells their?
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She has really long feet at the moment and the clinches on her hind shoes are a little loose. Because her feet are so long, she's interfering a little bit, and she cut herself on a loose clinch so I put bell boots on to protect her until the farrier comes.

He is booked to come out, but I've got to work around his schedule.

She's only a couple of weeks overdue and her normal shoeing cycle is 6 weeks but she's got DREADFUL feet. They start looking bad around the 5 week mark. I hate that I had to let her go longer than usual between resets, but I had to choose between feeding her and shoeing her last pay. A fed horse with long feet is better than a hungry horse with nice feet.

The hind bells will come off once the farrier has been :)
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-17-2019, 09:34 AM
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She is beautiful even if being naughty.
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TB mare? Checks out.
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TB mare? Checks out.
How about just "mare"?
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TB mare? Checks out.
The most TB mare to ever TB mare lmao

I've had a few lovely ones who don't fit the stereotype at all but this one? This one very much does.

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post #8 of 10 Old 03-17-2019, 10:49 AM
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Be glad she is not a chestnut, otherwise your stereotype would be amplified
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^ I had one of those and she was absolutely lovely! People kept telling me I had no hope because I was trying to work with a 2yo chestnut tb filly but when I broke her to ride (my first breaker! with no guidance at all!) at 2 1/2, she just took everything in stride. When she was 4 I gave her to a beginner rider. They got along famously until she had to retire due to an injury.

Now she's a broodmare making more chestnut tb fillies
Actually only her first is red, her second is brown!
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-18-2019, 11:02 AM
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It happens...my TB mare has those days too. Gotta love 'em though, wouldn't want it any other way!

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