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post #31 of 46 Old 04-07-2010, 07:20 PM
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hes looking sooo much better. Hes a pretty boy hope he is deemed sound for walk/trot/canter.

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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post #32 of 46 Old 04-07-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :] He is progressing really well. Even had a little fight in him on the lunge line and gave a little rear/crow hop thing while I was riding lol.
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post #33 of 46 Old 04-08-2010, 04:42 PM
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He has the kindest face. Good luck with getting him back in shape.

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post #34 of 46 Old 04-08-2010, 05:16 PM
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I'm glad you got him back! I almost died when I saw that saddle picture
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post #35 of 46 Old 04-14-2010, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE! 4/12/10 DAY 37

Nerissa rode him and from what I could tell and what she told me he did great. I wasn't there cause I was out with the boy for our 6 months [lol]. But he is looking so good! He even tossed in a little buck with her, not a big one but just a little fiestyness which is kinda nice because it tells us he is feeling better.

Bad news is that Nerissa is moving in with her dad so Junior is either going to be sold to a nice family that we will be keeping an eye on monthly or to a riding facility that can use him as a lesson horse. I am sad that he has to go again but she needs to do what is best for her. He has taught me a lot and I know I can use what he has taught me to be a better rider on new horses. I got an offer to help a 30 year old woman near my house with her 14 horses in both english and western, I will most likely accept.

But anyway here are the pictures from Nerissa's ride :]







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post #36 of 46 Old 04-14-2010, 12:54 PM
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He is looking SO much better! I wanted to cry when I saw those old pictures on the first page. Especially the saddle one... But the important thing is that he's doing great now.

I'm sorry he has to be sold again. Good luck finding a good home for him. =)

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post #37 of 46 Old 04-15-2010, 07:30 PM
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Good news everyone (just thought I would update this since Nordic has been pretty busy lately)!

I am keeping Junior. I have come to the concusion that I am not ready to part ways with him. As Nordic said to me, it is time for Junior and I to have our adventures.

He is hopefully going to a show on the 24th of this month. Aubre and I will both be showing him. I am going to do some walk trot and walk trot canter, probably eq. and maybe one walk trot pleasure or something. Need to see the class list.

I will be calling the new farrier in a few days to get him out here. Junior's feet are super long (growing fast and he wasn't able to be trimmed up much last trimming). My mom is going to pick up some hoof heal at the feed store this afternoon to fix up Junior's cracking hooves (they aren't deep, but they are there). She is also hopefully getting wormer. We are going to start him on flax seed oil too (anyone know how much he should be getting?). His hair is finally starting to come in too, which is good. We were having some problems with him losing too much hair, too quickly. I am starting him on some joint supplements too, which I think will REALLY help him. I also want to get the chiropractor out to work on him because I think he might have a few things out of place.

He has been taking three naps a day pretty much (I know, he is a lazy bum). I go out there and sit with him every morning while he is laying down and every time I go out there I bring a treat for him, so he is slowly learning to come to me when I walk out there.

I will post an update on Bear soon... -.- *sigh*

But...

HAPPY-HAPPY JOY-JOY! Junior stays. :)

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post #38 of 46 Old 04-18-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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I won't be updating this thread anymore. Not sure if eventerwannabe will keep it going or not. She probably will but I just won't be doing the updates anymore.
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post #39 of 46 Old 04-24-2010, 01:02 AM
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Junior is well. I haven't been able to ride him at all, sadly, but soon...

On Thursday I got the new farrier to do his feet. We are very slowly going to correct his hoof angle, which I am very happy about. Junior was moving SO great after Corona did his hooves. Plus Junior loved him, which is so great, as Junior doesn't like a lot of men.

I trimmed his mane yesterday. I think it looks like CRAP, but people are insisting it doesn't look that bad. I might trim it up some more to make it look more even, but we will see.

Besides that I have been spending lots of time just brushing Junior and napping with him out in the field while he is laying down. I ordered some tack today from Dover, so that will hopefully be here by the end of next week. He got a new jumper/xc bridle (just a plain brown bridle with a flash), a hunter bridle (raised, padded, and fancy stitching), a hunter dee ring, a full cheek slow twist and bit keepers for it, white polos (I am going to get myself some polo wrapping "lessons" from a friend), black bell boots since he over-reaches so bad, and a white half pad (I still have my black Mattes for dressage). I will be getting lots of pictures of him modeling all of the new tack.

I will hopefully be riding tomorrow afternoon, but we will see. He is now clear for cantering and once he has some muscle built up grid work and such will start. We will be setting up a "cross country" course throughout my entire field when the weather gets a bit better.


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post #40 of 46 Old 04-24-2010, 06:39 PM
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congrats!
hes looking sooo much better :]

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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