Type: Posts; User: Huntin' Pony
Website pedigree link downloaded a file to my machine. Check your download area. If you can't see it, maybe I can figure out a way to get it to you. Paternal grandsire is Super Bowl; maternal...
You may not be surprised to hear that I fox hunt. Yes, she jumps beautifully both in and out of the ring. She got 72 and 73% scores at Training Level from Sally O'Connor in the one dressage show we...
I have one that fits that description perfectly, and she's pretty too. She's by Aladdin's Denver out of a Tre Awain-bred mare, about 15 hands.
SLW and jawa -
I couldn't agree more. MY Connemaras respond really well to this approach also.
And SLW, very well described.
The Connemara world is very small. You may find people disinclined to respond on a public BB.
Or maybe not. We'll see.
I will say that there is lots of good blood there.
Another vote erlichia/anaplasmosis. IV oxytet for five days did the trick for mine. His temp also was 107 at the beginning. Got through it with no laminitis.
Congratulations on your first hunt, alterisfine!
I have a super chill, kick-to-go Connemara gelding and he is a rocket ship (in a good way) in the hunt field. So consider bitting up a little,...
The biggest "secret" ingredient is TIME.
I will admit that I "review" the progress in my mind after each day out, but unless there's an obvious issue, it's just to take note and add that...
Here's a new book by Melanie Smith-Taylor that is completely in sync' with Buck Brannaman. (I agree with pAin't.) I think Melanie's written explanations and accompanying photos are the best of all...
Congrats on your horse doing so well!
For me, it's a balancing act of sorts between wanting my horse to listen to me and wanting my horse to know its job. For starters, I have...
Arena football anyone?
Smith-Worthington has nice classic hunting breastplates for a reasonable price with standing attachments if needed.
I share birth year with Winding Down (won't name it!) and my motto is "Have fun every day!"
For me that means hunting and doing all the prep work to make that safe and fun for me and my ponies. ...
Using panels of the quality that you linked (excellent) will not be inexpensive. And you still will have the issue of anchoring the panels so that the horses can't move them. Why is your spouse...
Jay - I'm so glad that you said that. Sounds exactly right to me!
Here's a really cool website that friends of mine created for YOU!
I am not affiliated but I did use it when I was designing my pen. It's easy and correct.
I think you have hit the key concept with "fixed rein versus more elastically following hand."
Properly used, the following hand provides (gentle) pressure when the horse is not correct and a...
Correct me if I'm wrong - the really big news on this thread is that it was
Do you know how old they are?
Please refer to post #6. I have not posted since then because I haven't changed my mind. (Thanks for the 46 kudos, BTW.)
Please, selectors, do not put an American flag on the saddle pad of a...
Shoulder-in is a 3-track movement, so you could envision that the inside hind/outside fore stay on the arc of the circle. Same for haunches-in, but opposite diagonal, of course.
Buddy Roo is correct - I would suggest you call your vet.
That said, if you pick up the horse's foot and bend the knee, does the "golf ball" on his knee get larger/harder?
I have a horse who...
Just curious why you left Connemaras off your breed list. The Connemara x TB is a classic and highly successful cross for eventing.
Reference Sparrow's Nio at last week's Fair Hill, for...