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post #11 of 38 Old 01-13-2019, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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There were two deal sealers...well more than that, after the shock of the first trot transition, I was smiling this huge goofy smile, that made it to my face and stayed there. Posting is hilarious, not up, down, up down, more like uuuuuuuuup and then dooooooooown. Sitting it is going to be fun!

No the two things....there had been a jump lesson before me in the arena, and not a lot of space to get on the outside track.Coach wanted me to ride all over the arena, so went past a line of jumps, got to close to the last wing, hooked it with my foot, and wing and poles crashed to the floor...didn’t miss a step.

Second was when I went to get off, found I could not throw right leg over the back of the saddle...had to get to the big block, slide to one side to get left leg on block, then get righty over his back in stages....and he stood like a lamb. Definitely need some excersises to strengthen that movement.



@Tihannah , you’ll understand this one, you can set him in a trot, and he will just trot, a little seat and half halt checks, and he will keep going. Ask him to come into frame, and he will stay there, yes you have to ride to keep it, but you don’t have to constantly “fix” it such a breath of fresh air.

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post #12 of 38 Old 01-13-2019, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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There were two deal sealers...well more than that, after the shock of the first trot transition, I was smiling this huge goofy smile, that made it to my face and stayed there. Posting is hilarious, not up, down, up down, more like uuuuuuuuup and then dooooooooown. Sitting it is going to be fun!

No the two things....there had been a jump lesson before me in the arena, and not a lot of space to get on the outside track.Coach wanted me to ride all over the arena, so went past a line of jumps, got to close to the last wing, hooked it with my foot, and wing and poles crashed to the floor...didn’t miss a step.

Second was when I went to get off, found I could not throw right leg over the back of the saddle...had to get to the big block, slide to one side to get left leg on block, then get righty over his back in stages....and he stood like a lamb. Definitely need some excersises to strengthen that movement.
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post #13 of 38 Old 01-13-2019, 07:16 PM
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Good for you Golden! I say go for it. Life is indeed too short to turn down a horse that is a perfect match for you. I also feel like I may have only one good horse left in my life, and I think I found hi in Rusty, who is only 6, so may just be my last good horse. It didn't make sense for me to get another horse now, but there he is, and I can't imagine not having him in my life.

I think Chuck is that horse for you, and you should latch onto him! Congrats! (also, if you find a market for your kidney let me know... I may have one for sale shortly)
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post #14 of 38 Old 01-13-2019, 07:57 PM
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@Tihannah , you’ll understand this one, you can set him in a trot, and he will just trot, a little seat and half halt checks, and he will keep going. Ask him to come into frame, and he will stay there, yes you have to ride to keep it, but you don’t have to constantly “fix” it such a breath of fresh air.
Definitely know what you mean! Lol. My coming 4yr old baby green has been 20 times easier to ride and train than both my previous horses. When I ride now, I have to focus more on me and riding correctly. It's not given to me, but when I'm doing it right, everything else just seems to fall into place.

You already know I have a great new found appreciation for this breed. Congratulations! I hope this is the one you've been looking for!

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post #15 of 38 Old 01-13-2019, 08:32 PM
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I like him! I wish the two of you many happy years.
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post #16 of 38 Old 01-14-2019, 09:29 AM
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You look great! And I love the name Chuck - you can call him Chuckles when he is a good boy!
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post #17 of 38 Old 01-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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Looking good!
He's a really big boned TB - would pass for an Irish Draught cross. I thought @Tihanna's lovely gelding was well built but Chucky out-sizes him!

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post #18 of 38 Old 01-14-2019, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Looking good!
He's a really big boned TB - would pass for an Irish Draught cross. I thought @Tihanna's lovely gelding was well built but Chucky out-sizes him!

He could either be a draft cross or a big steeple chaser, retired to the hunt.

Did I mention he can do this...


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post #19 of 38 Old 01-14-2019, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and this was what he was doing last year.....

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post #20 of 38 Old 01-16-2019, 11:42 AM
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Congratulations, welcome to the TB ownership club :) You already know I love them.


I hope you guys will have many great years together. Handsome boy!

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