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post #1 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Where do i start ?

WHEN I WAS 14 I WENT HORSE riding on a regular basis , i ended up driving a 4 wheeler flat cart selling flowers off the back of it around shopping centers and at sunday mass , it was a job, not my horses or carts,
37 yrs later i get involved with a neighbour`s son who breaks horses and has maybe 10 to 20 horses , he buys and sells them at fairs , he lost his driving licence 2 yrs ago so i have been pulling horse boxs around with him to fairs ect ect ,
now i have a high functioning autistic 16 yr old son STEPHEN who sticks to me and is well able to chat ( to much at times )
i got him a yearling COB 12 H black n white colt we call him HORSE ,
he is on rented land ,
horse is so placid we ride him now and then ,

here is were the STORY begins ?

a traveller family that i got to know recently has 1 of the fastest TROTTER`S in the land , and with the travelers if the foal is not colored they wont keep it ?
so a BAY colt was born and they made my son STEPHEN a present of him ?

BLACK PADDY he was called on the day he was born just over 4 months ago ,
i built a stable in my back garden last week i have the round bail of hay the stable matt's down the bucket of water in the corner ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
now tomorrow im bringin in THE BRAND NEW FOAL ,,,,,,,,,,,,, PLACK PADDY`S FIRST TIME AWAY FROM ,,,, MAMMY,,,
WHAT ,,, AM ,,, I ,,,TO ,,,EXPECT,,,,,

?????
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 07:26 PM
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He needs to be a secure stall so he won't get injured trying to find his mom.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 07:46 PM
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Your 16-year-old son is riding your 12h yearling cob?

Perhaps the new horse can go stay with the neighbor's son.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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THE YEARLING COB IS NOW just 2yrs old , and when i say riding he is just having a few jaunts on his back ,, with the saddle and some thimes bear back ,
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 08:37 PM
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A yearling and a two year old are two different things. Some people break at 2 yrs, some wait - I'd personally wait for a number of reasons. Regardless of the horse's age, this is a 12hh pony, much too small for a 16 year old (IMHO).

I'm not sure exactly what your question is? What do you expect with weaning a foal or?
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post #6 of 11 Old 11-19-2015, 08:37 PM
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how old is the foal? it almost sounds as if they are seperating a near newborn. is that the case? if it's not weaned, you'll have some heavier care on your hands.

I see , rereading, it was 4 months ago. sorry.
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-20-2015, 10:07 AM
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If you have access to books and the internet, you should start reading and watching to get yourself educated. I see some mistakes already have been made and more in the future that could cause injury all around unless you get some knowledge. This forum can supplement your knowledge but there is so much more, A to Z, that you need to know.
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-24-2015, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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If you have access to books and the internet, you should start reading and watching to get yourself educated. I see some mistakes already have been made and more in the future that could cause injury all around unless you get some knowledge. This forum can supplement your knowledge but there is so much more, A to Z, that you need to know.
im going to learn the hard way ,,, i cant turn back now
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-25-2015, 11:39 AM
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No need to learn the hard way - with all the FREE resources available on the internet you should be able to read up and gain at least a basic understanding of general horse handling and care.

Of course, there's a difference between reading about something and going it, but in terms of learning to understand horse behavior, what to expect work/training wise from horses of different ages, etc. reading up is a good place to start!
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-25-2015, 12:10 PM
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