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  1. #1
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    Default Critique my 3 yr old

    I started him lightly in June, and I stopped riding him in Sept, to give him some time off to grow a bit. This is a couple weeks ago. As you can see, we really work hard on our flying changes (3:44) and tempi changes (3.53) LIke I said he's been vegging for a while now, so be nice!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je18Aez17SY

    Oh, and he's the bay
    What I lack in preparedness I make up for in enthusiasm


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    Doesn't look like there is a whole lot of work going on! Just play time



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    Very cute, playful guy. Smart and fun. You 2 should have loads of fun when he applies that game to work.....I mean, I think he will be a great, willing partner



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    Cute horse...I must ask, WHAT is that toy? I must get it for the horses...


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    Your horses look SO happy.



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    That was so cute!!!!
    "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."



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    Hours of entertainment! Is it an exercise ball in a sack? My horse needs one!
    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.



  8. #8
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    Mine too!!

    And he looks adorable, I bet he's a fun one to be around.
    COTH's official mini-donk enabler

    "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl



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    Thank you, that made my day!
    "Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing" - Robert Benchley
    Cotton would fight.
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    Thanks everyone! Yes he is a goofball and has QUITE the personality. I love him to death! The ball actually belongs to Kaylee, the pinto, and I actually give them voices like children at recess. Its a mega jolly ball, and you can buy covers. I highly recommend them, although Ayden did end up popping this one. He's VERY rough!
    What I lack in preparedness I make up for in enthusiasm


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  11. #11
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    May I just say...ADORABLE! I like the part where he lets the ball roll off his back and then kicks it, lol. Your horses are obviously very well-loved.



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    So cute!

    I bought one of those for my barn and none of the horses would play with it. One pony nudged it around, but that was it
    ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~



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    Best thing I've seen on COTH all week!

    Your boy is adorable (lovely mover, too), and what a character! He clearly has a sense of humor and an abundance of personality...Agree, he should be tons of fun under saddle , with luck you will be able to harness his power and smarts "for good."

    And where did you get that ball?? (I have a soon to be weaned super-smart and playful filly, who is *extremely* oral. At some point I think I will be needing one of these things.)
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")



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    What a smart guy with loads of personality!!



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    That is one happy horse. He must love turnout time.



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    Exactly what a 3 year old should be doing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddles10 View Post
    Really great toy for kids. We had to switch to the cordura version for this boy which lasts a good deal longer. Shortly after this piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60BTX...OPL00w&index=2
    Ed found the weak spot. With the stronger 40 inch version it actually lasted the summer.
    hahah what a dork
    Last edited by AlterHalter123; Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM.


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  18. #18
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    Oh my goodness. I could watch videos like this all day. They just make my little heart swell with happiness.



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    haha someone really gave me a thumbs down for calling the horse a dork?? He is a goober!! Watch him play with the ball...He's hilarious and adorable.... psssh tough crowd.


    Eta: V jerk haha
    Last edited by AlterHalter123; Dec. 10, 2012 at 03:44 PM.



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