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In which fordtraktor acquires an even smaller horse than the Tiny TB

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  • In which fordtraktor acquires an even smaller horse than the Tiny TB

    I've been updating the board on the Tiny TB, Falcon, over the years since I found him here and judybigredpony helped me get him. Falcon is doing great! Here he was at Event Camp this summer:


    We would be jumping much bigger but I am not the bravest -- he is more than capable!

    I also had a lovely pony for my kids. Well, one is 8 and has no interest in riding, and the other is highly allergic to horses -- so she was just sitting here. I also have two nieces who DEFINITELY have the horse bug. My dad had a QH mare for them who was great but, being smart, knew they were too small to get her to move, so she had a habit of just standing there falling asleep when they rode her. ha! So my dad and I did some old-fashioned horse trading, and suddenly I have a 12yo, 15h palomino QH mare trained for western pleasure in the barn. I am 5'10...

    I have started teaching her to jump and "fixing" the western training, and I must say, it is so fun! She is also easy to trail ride, so I have taken her all over the place. I had forgotten how lovely a good QH can be, and haven't had a horse I didn't either start myself or get off the track in 20 years so it's a new experience to just get on and ride without any concern!

    She isn't the fanciest thing, but she's cute enough and so willing and honest that it doesn't matter. She had her third "jumping" session the other day:

    Video: https://www.facebook.com/sarah.pojan...897095/?type=3

    Pic: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

    I will probably dabble around with her in lower levels and generally enjoy her. She isn't a resale because I still want to have something safe enough for my kids to be around, so we'll just see what happens.

  • #2
    Love her!!

    I do event photography for a few youth series (western riding) and when I see all of those kids bombing around on QHs, it makes me want one so bad. Lucky you!!
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    • #3
      There's nothing like a quarter horse. A good one is just such a good natured, happy-go-lucky, do everything horse.


      • #4
        I love her. She is adorable and I’m such a sucker for palominos. You and I are of similar height and this gives me hope that one day I can have the pretty colored QH or Lusitano my inner pony princess covets. You look great on her!

        What is her name?


        • #5
          Look at her big ol booty! She is very cute, looks fun. Falcon looks great as well.


          • Original Poster

            Her name is Canyon. Her registered name is something goshawful I can't recall so I will need a show name for her. She is too old to change her barn name, I think.

            she definitely has the QH booty! She could lose 100 lbs without missing them too. Her girth is 4 holes bigger than Falcon's using the same saddle and a thinner half pad...at least she takes up plenty of leg!!! Ha! She is starting to get a bit stronger but we are taking it slow because she has just been sitting around in a big field for a few years.

            so proud of her today, I was riding in a park and some idiot let their 2 large dogs chase her barking. I just stopped her and waited for the owner to come get them and she was perfect. Dog test, check!


            • #7
              She's so cute, enjoy!!
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              • #8
                Always nice to experience what “ broke” means to a QH...and no vet bill attached
                When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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                • #9
                  You & Falcon look super - was wondering how you two were doing a few weeks ago. I've always wanted to clinic with LL.. it looks like so much fun.

                  Canyon is ADORABLE! And such a lovely color to boot. Findeight hit it right on the money, there isn't anything like a broke QH to ride .. quite different from a "broke TB"
                  AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


                  • Original Poster

                    The Laws are the best, beowulf. Don’t pass up the opportunity to ride with them if you get the chance! They are both superb and are awesome people too. And you will jump all the things you come out saying “definitely don’t want to do that one...”

                    Here is another pic of Falcon from camp: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213555727668627&set=p.10213555727 668627&type=3&theater

                    and a XC video:

                    he’s such a cool little horse! (Thanks to a fellow COTHer for these!)

                    Updates on the baby and your big guy? Has he recovered from his accident?


                    • #11
                      She looks like so much fun!


                      • #12
                        What an adorable munchkin!!
                        Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors


                        • #13
                          Canyon is one of my favorite names and boy is she cute! Just beautiful and seems to be enjoying her new job. Congrats on the new addition! I have a tiny TB too, she is 15.1HH... standing on a patch of thick grass


                          • Original Poster

                            Thanks everyone! Her registered name is apparently "BCJ Firestorm Rising." that sounds a bit dramatic for such a sweet little mare! But hey, perhaps she will attack courses with the same gusto exhibited by a retiring operative seeking out missing nuclear warheads in the Balkans (in the apparently terrible movie of the same name).


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                              The Laws are the best, beowulf. Don’t pass up the opportunity to ride with them if you get the chance! They are both superb and are awesome people too. And you will jump all the things you come out saying “definitely don’t want to do that one...”

                              Here is another pic of Falcon from camp: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213555727668627&set=p.10213555727 668627&type=3&theater

                              and a XC video:

                              he’s such a cool little horse! (Thanks to a fellow COTHer for these!)

                              Updates on the baby and your big guy? Has he recovered from his accident?
                              I can't see the links Maybe I should add you on FB? It says content unavailable.

                              I hope to see more updates.. I have such a soft spot for QHs. They're so underappreciated in the sport-horse world. Even better that she has an adorable name and is an awesome color to boot. The 12 year old in me always wanted a palomino. I couldn't find her pedigree but I don't know much about QH bloodlines anyway.. we've only had 2.. but both were worth their weight and then some in gold!

                              Baby is good.. she's getting big and lost her baby-faced svelte.. all legs and sass now. Big guy is fully healed, but now that it is winter (read: mud season) he is only ridden 2-3x a week and hardly worked. Hoping to have an actual show debut in 2018. We'll see. Thanks for asking.
                              AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


                              • Original Poster

                                beowulf, yes, please do! Would love to see your updates too!


                                • #17
                                  I'm so happy for the Falcon update! I remember when you got him. You look fantastic in the clinic video, such a good eye and nice, steady pace.

                                  I can't see the links either, but the first video of the Canyon is darling. Such a sweet expression, and that color!! Love it
                                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                  The Grove at Five Points


                                  • #18
                                    Welcome to the world of fabulous palomino quarter horse mares!