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IronHorse
Aug. 11, 2009, 01:32 PM
Here are some pictures that I took of my horse last weekend. He was off for 8 months with an injury and is now finally back in full work.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172377&l=5d0773dcb0&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172421&l=216f7ad8dd&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172373&l=3b9ac21d36&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172391&l=6c1fc09ede&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172394&l=1d28f21f3a&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172401&l=77dedc17d9&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172410&l=4a0f9075c9&id=882590091

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172411&l=6d934ce37e&id=882590091

Thanks for looking!

bt
Aug. 11, 2009, 01:38 PM
wherzz da drewwwll emoticon?

dilligaff2
Aug. 11, 2009, 01:39 PM
wherzz da drewwwll emoticon?

:lol: :yes: :lol: :yes: :lol:

slight
Aug. 11, 2009, 01:56 PM
What a beauty! I know you're happy to be back into work :) 8 Months!!

Bastet
Aug. 11, 2009, 02:03 PM
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172421&l=216f7ad8dd&id=882590091

Very nice. I love his expression in this one.

WBLover
Aug. 11, 2009, 02:37 PM
Lovely, lovely horse! We'll need to see some undersaddle pictures next!!! What is his breeding? Looks WB. :)

see u at x
Aug. 11, 2009, 02:42 PM
Um...can I just borrow him to groom, feed treats, fuss over, and dream that someday I might own a horse so purty??? :D

IronHorse
Aug. 11, 2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! He has a fantastic personality to boot!

Pride is a dutch warmblood (Corleone x Zeoliet).

Here are some undersaddle pics as requested:

This was during a clinic with Britta Johnston:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2809627&l=8846d4fe5c&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2809626&l=face814484&id=882590091

And here are some during a lesson with my coach:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206805&l=dd50e93076&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206809&l=3a865bd80c&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206812&l=80bbfecf4e&id=882590091

I just think he looks better without me on top! LOL

slc2
Aug. 11, 2009, 06:07 PM
Lovely. They are so happy when they get fixed up. They know when they're healed up, I swear they do.

dressagegirl859
Aug. 11, 2009, 10:13 PM
Nice looking horse! I ride a horse that looks similar to this one. White blaze and hocks.

IronHorse
Aug. 12, 2009, 02:09 PM
I think he was just happy to be getting out of the barn!

eventer_mi
Aug. 12, 2009, 06:40 PM
Lovely, lovely horse. Congrats on getting him back into work!

how do you guys get these lovely pictures of your ponies? The only shot I can manage of mine is up-close and personal of his nose - he's always mugging the camera, unless I have someone hold him for me, and then he's mugging the holder.

esdressage
Aug. 13, 2009, 01:37 AM
The photos are coming up marked unavailable :(

indyblue
Aug. 13, 2009, 07:24 AM
He looks great with you on board.:yes:

Granada
Aug. 13, 2009, 07:53 AM
Wow you guys look great! congrats on getting going again after the injury!

Hazelnut
Aug. 13, 2009, 08:40 AM
He looks good with and without tack - that's for sure. :cool: Thanks for posting.

Lora
Aug. 13, 2009, 09:21 AM
[QUOTE=IronHorse;4299530]Thanks for all the compliments! He has a fantastic personality to boot!
This was during a clinic with Britta Johnston:


Did you have a good experience with Britta? I have ridden with her twice, liked her but other people in the clinics had some rough experiences with her.

DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho"
Aug. 13, 2009, 09:28 AM
He's gorgeous!!!

IronHorse
Aug. 13, 2009, 09:43 AM
Lora - yes I have a fair bit of experience with Britta. After my coach moved to Germany, we started bring Britta up from Virginia to do clinics. Last year I went down to Virginia and stayed with her while I trained with her for 10 days. She is very disciplined and demands a lot from her riders, but I get so much out of my lessons. I agree, some people may have a hard time with her teaching style, but I think that goes with pretty much any coach. I think you just have to find a trainer that works for you. Now that Britta has moved to Germany I am hoping to go over there and train again with her later this year or early next year. She will be coming back up to Canada in October for another clinic.

IronHorse
Aug. 14, 2009, 11:49 AM
Just remembered I have this video of his first time outside this spring since the injury...he was running around and showing off even though he had 3 scoops of Atravet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gniy-DiC1rk

mbm
Aug. 14, 2009, 01:11 PM
love this one!!

super example of a horse going in self carriage, w/lifted withers, out to the bit etc etc :)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=8172377&id=882590091#/photo.php?pid=8172411&id=882590091

SkippinwithPippin
Aug. 14, 2009, 01:28 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! He has a fantastic personality to boot!

Pride is a dutch warmblood (Corleone x Zeoliet).

Here are some undersaddle pics as requested:

This was during a clinic with Britta Johnston:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2809627&l=8846d4fe5c&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2809626&l=face814484&id=882590091

And here are some during a lesson with my coach:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206805&l=dd50e93076&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206809&l=3a865bd80c&id=882590091
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3206812&l=80bbfecf4e&id=882590091

I just think he looks better without me on top! LOL

Ummm...how do you feel about cloning??? I want one!! He's a beautiful mover!:eek:

welshrider
Aug. 15, 2009, 12:19 PM
Lora - yes I have a fair bit of experience with Britta. After my coach moved to Germany, we started bring Britta up from Virginia to do clinics. Last year I went down to Virginia and stayed with her while I trained with her for 10 days. She is very disciplined and demands a lot from her riders, but I get so much out of my lessons. I agree, some people may have a hard time with her teaching style, but I think that goes with pretty much any coach. I think you just have to find a trainer that works for you. Now that Britta has moved to Germany I am hoping to go over there and train again with her later this year or early next year. She will be coming back up to Canada in October for another clinic.

Hi IronHorse -- lovely horse you have there! I rode with Britta when she was located in MD and she backed my current horse - Wisteria. I last spoke to her when she was in N.Va and didn't know she's moved back to Germany. Is she is Germany permanently?

IdahoRider
Aug. 15, 2009, 02:00 PM
Nice, nice horse! And I think you look just fine in the saddle, too.
Sheilah

TSWJB
Aug. 15, 2009, 09:45 PM
he is really cute! glad he is back to being worked and turned out!
i saw your post kitchener ontario. i remember getting lost up there. i was i think on highway 8 i think or 7. and then there was a round about and i didnt take it. ended up in the town of kitchener and none of the canadians knew how to get back on the highway. it was soooo frustrating! i dont like the way the canadian highways veer off and if you dont get off you are now traveling on a different road! after several horse shopping trips in ontario (one netting me a gorgeous swiss warmblood) i know how to navigate the highway sytems! i now know how not to get on the 407 expensive paid highway and how to stay on the QEW!
i love canada! so many horses up there and lovely barns!
good luck with your horse!

atr
Aug. 15, 2009, 10:36 PM
I'm deeply envious of the muscle and top line on that horse after 8 months off--mine just lost his muscle tone and top line completely in 4 months... But not his belleh!!!

Zu Zu
Aug. 15, 2009, 10:39 PM
Extremely impressive !!! Enjoy !!!!!

sidepasser
Aug. 15, 2009, 10:44 PM
Lovely horse, I always thought the Dutch horses were the bomb. He's gorgeous!

IronHorse
Aug. 16, 2009, 09:11 AM
Hi IronHorse -- lovely horse you have there! I rode with Britta when she was located in MD and she backed my current horse - Wisteria. I last spoke to her when she was in N.Va and didn't know she's moved back to Germany. Is she is Germany permanently?

Yes unfortunately she is back in Germany permanently - although she is back on a regular basis doing clinics in Canada and Long Island, NY (I believe she is actually there this week).

Thank you all again for your kind comments!

Oh and TSWJB - yes the highways can get confusing up here and totally avoid the 407! (unless you have to go through Toronto in rush hour) LOL Glad you were successful with your horse purchasing here - you should post some pics! Did you get your horse from around Kitchener?

TSWJB
Aug. 17, 2009, 10:43 AM
Oh and TSWJB -Glad you were successful with your horse purchasing here - you should post some pics! Did you get your horse from around Kitchener?
no i got him in the parry sound. and that is his show name now! what a journey! 18 horses tried, 1,800 miles traveled all in 4 days! i had snow and rain and sunshine. but the sun popped out when i met my new horse! i looooooooooooove him! and i really like canada! there are so many lovely horse farms in canada! and nice canadians. i am friends with one of the people that i did not buy her horse from her.