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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2013, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hey there! Today, im singing papers on this guy :)

Introducing, Toby. Hes a 10-12 yrs old, 15.2ish, chestnut roan paint gelding. Hes sound of leg and foot, but his toes are long, and the heels are slightly under, so 2 trims maybe until his feet are ideal. Hes got some sort of fungus or demodex mange on his face, and his coat needs some work. He needs a bit more muscle, and some good consistent training.

Hes been on several different grains in the past six months, but my plan is to put him on 20lbs of t/a a day, and a quart of 10% pellets like i have Anne on. 23lbs of feed a day. He'll go on the multi-vitamin the vet prescribed me, along with oil and if he needs, some extra alfalfa. he's got a vet app. on the 5th to check over his teeth and pull blood, and to see what else i can do for his face. He'll get his feet trimmed sunday when i do Annes.

when he got here, he was ferocious. if you were in reaching distance, he was biting you. he kicked, and generally hated people. He reared, and was extremely headshy. Under saddle, most of his issues come from confusing signals, and harsh treatment. he takes off, mouth gaping, desperate to get away from the bit. hes super sensitive to your energy in the saddle, and if you shift your weight to fast, he goes.

So, we'll be going back to basics. 30 days of roundpen and arena work, just saddle, bridle, mount, dismount, walk, trot, steer. i want him completely bored before we move up to cantering. Right now, he speeds up around corers, so we'll be doing lots of balancing work at the canter before we move out of the arena. then, its 90 days trail work. twice a week we'll be doing at least 2 hrs on the trail. we'll be doing clinics, and open shows, and whatever else comes up. 3-4 days a week, we'll be in the ring, working on whatever discipline he seems to enjoy. he moves like a w/p horse, so if i can get him long and low, we may do that. if he keeps his speed, we may go games. he'll have some hunter work thrown in for balance.

after that, its horse shows, horse crazy little girls, tackless and roman riding work, and he may be my new horse for my mascot gig. better pictures soon :)
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2013, 10:32 AM
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he's beautiful:) I'm getting a new filly next weekend and I'm so excited! Good luck with training him! Post more pictures!:)
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-31-2013, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! i will get some up soon!
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-31-2013, 10:22 AM
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He's a prettty thing, but lots of work in your future.

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i dont mind the work :) i rode him yesterday, and went ahead to sign everything. He got turned out for the first time in 8 months yesterday, after being ridden walk trot canter for about 30 min. he wheezes a bit when he works, so i think im going to have him scoped. but when i let him loose with the girls WOW.

Anne went all alpha mare, started protecting her lease girl who happened to be standing around at the fence. and Toby just used the opportunity to show off. mane flying, tail flaggin, knees up showing off. i have a good feeling about him. and......it only took 10 min to bridle him. compared to the 30 min i last saw. im trying to figure out how to delete the contents of my camera to make room for a toby barrage.... but the scree is broke ad im flying blind.


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post #6 of 9 Old 06-01-2013, 09:55 AM
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he's beautiful. I don't have a horse yet. Taking riding lessons and on here reading trying to absorb all the information I can. good luck with training him
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-01-2013, 11:50 AM
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Congrats! He is quite the handsome fellow!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM
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He is lovely. Sounds like he is gonna be a handful, but you seem like you have the confidence to take him on.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-01-2013, 12:26 PM
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You are only a couple hours drive from me and I'm coming to take him away from you. hahaha

Good looking fella!

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