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post #1 of 21 Old 03-24-2017, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Spring Spring Spring!!

Who else is enjoying the spring fever in their horses? I ended the year on my 3 year old gelding bareback and in a halter and started it with a 'jumper' who thinks backwards is forwards and there's no REAL reason that he should listen to the person on his back lol. He is 4, so this is not unexpected -but mama has put him in the No No Chair... Going to go for a nice long ride if it warms up today so that we aren't turning for home until he is marginally tired hahaha
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post #2 of 21 Old 03-24-2017, 02:55 PM
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Loving it! My little madam is in this weird phase where her training is coming together spectacularly, after not advancing much over winter despite regular schooling but she throws a tantrum every now and then which she never does usually. Goes right back to work as if nothing happened. Silly thing.
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-24-2017, 11:27 PM
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I'm enjoying Autumn over here... even tho it started with the summer we never really had - a week of hot as hell, that was too hot to be bothered playing horsies after about 10am, excepting taking a couple of them to the river for a swim one day.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-24-2017, 11:32 PM
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We still have a foot of snow on the ground, but it is melting. We have either frozen snow, or mud, take your pick. I do feel spring in the air though, in fact I can taste it, everytime I brush my horses and I get hair in my mouth.
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post #5 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 12:44 AM
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^Hmm, spring is the only time we get 'snow' here Wares.... having one white pony & one light buckskin - the white stuff certainly gets everywhere when they're moulting!
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Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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post #6 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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yes the snow is just melting here in AB -its muddy as muddy gets, but with 2 small boys in the house i'll take my horse time any way I can get it!! haha
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post #7 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 09:27 PM
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^Hmm, spring is the only time we get 'snow' here Wares.... having one white pony & one light buckskin - the white stuff certainly gets everywhere when they're moulting!
I love how you call it "moulting". My once non-horsey son in law called it that, he had other terms as well that I found inventive and funny. He referred to a girth as a horse belt, true it is.
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post #8 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 09:56 PM
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HA! I wish. Spring is but a distant dream for us. There's still a few feet of very dense, frozen ice/snow on the ground here, though less in the paddock because hubby cleared it after big snowfalls. Still, it's pretty much a skating rink in there half the day, a wet, slushy mess the other half. Luckily the horses can come to high ground to get away from it. On warm days (that's like 10 C for us), they do get a little more spunky. Will act up just a little. But otherwise, there's still a ways to go for us to really feel like springtime.

Don't tell Harley that though, he clearly thinks winter is over since he is throwing his white hair all over EVERYTHING! Given that we are still getting -20 C nights, that means extra blanketing too. I don't know how I will ever get all the hair off those blankets, but I do know that they cannot go in my washing machine, ever.
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post #9 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 10:01 PM
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HA! I wish. Spring is but a distant dream for us. There's still a few feet of very dense, frozen ice/snow on the ground here, though less in the paddock because hubby cleared it after big snowfalls. Still, it's pretty much a skating rink in there half the day, a wet, slushy mess the other half. Luckily the horses can come to high ground to get away from it. On warm days (that's like 10 C for us), they do get a little more spunky. Will act up just a little. But otherwise, there's still a ways to go for us to really feel like springtime.

Don't tell Harley that though, he clearly thinks winter is over since he is throwing his white hair all over EVERYTHING! Given that we are still getting -20 C nights, that means extra blanketing too. I don't know how I will ever get all the hair off those blankets, but I do know that they cannot go in my washing machine, ever.


This thing is supposed to solve that problem, it has good reviews but I have not tried it
http://striphair.com/products/striph...le-pad-saver-1

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post #10 of 21 Old 03-25-2017, 11:12 PM
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I am actually enjoying a very mild spring fever, at least for my horse! Her attitude fits have been minimal, and despite her not having been out on the trail by herself in two weeks, she was amazing today!

I did get to witness her running around like a mad crazed horse, bucking at her mare friend lol. I am just ecstatic because I think my throw-a-fit-test-everything mare is finally mellowing a bit. Now all that time training I have put in is finally starting to stick and come through! After 8 years... stubborn mustangs. LOL.

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