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  • My horse's first ride!

    So I was given the opportunity to put this horse back under saddle for a friend in Sept and we've FINALLY made it to the first ride ^_^ She lived in a field for 7 years before and was extremely obese with a huge hoof abscess and scratches like you wouldn't believe. Long story short, she's finally healthy, sound, and has a wonderful coat! And to top it all off she really seems to be enjoying having a job. Excuse the appearance, there wasn't much daylight left so I didn't have time to groom her first.

    Don't be too harsh, I'm really just bragging, it's been a while since I've broken a horse and I'm remembering how good it feels!

    http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=358c6qf&s=6

    This is her when I first got her, I wish I had taken one from the front, the side view doesn't do her fatness justice! lol

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    Who needs wings when you've got a jumper?
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    Is it just me or does she still look pretty off on the RF? Perhaps it's just the camera bobbing, but something seems NQR.
    Here today, gone tomorrow...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FrenchFrytheEqHorse View Post
      Is it just me or does she still look pretty off on the RF? Perhaps it's just the camera bobbing, but something seems NQR.
      Yeah it does look like she's limping a little.

      Congrats though! She's a cutie!

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      • #4
        She's super cute, but I agree, she does look off...

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        • #5
          She's cute, but she does look a bit sore (even has the head bobbing). She looks nice and quiet though.

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          • #6
            Adorable! I love greys, even though I've never owned one. She looks like a sweety!

            I couldn't tell if she was off, or if it was the camera moving.
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            • #7
              She's definetly lame.
              http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Ya she's off, but wicked cute!

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                • #9
                  VERY cute...and porky...but I agree, definitely looks off. But DANG...she's white...come groom for me?

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                  • #10
                    Definitely looks lame to me. I had to watch a couple of times to make sure it wasn't the camera, but she's head bobbing a bit.

                    She is adorable though and looks very well behaved, nice work!

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                      #11
                      Yeah she is a bit foot sore (LF actually) right now from having her foot wrapped up for so long, she starts off sound and after a little while she starts to get sore but not to worry! The hoof pack I've been using seems to be doing the trick and getting her soles more solid!

                      Thanks for the compliments! I can't wait until she's ready for real work and (GASP!) jumping!
                      Who needs wings when you've got a jumper?
                      http://darkstr.webs.com

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                      • #12
                        She is lame, but surely you felt that, you look like a good enough rider to know. Also your farm is lovely, can you not get a noseband to ride in?

                        Goos luck, she looks nice.
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                        • #13
                          That's her FIRST ride?! she's looks super!!! she is definitely lame though, as said about 50 times now

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                            Originally posted by Summit Springs Farm View Post
                            She is lame, but surely you felt that, you look like a good enough rider to know. Also your farm is lovely, can you not get a noseband to ride in?

                            Goos luck, she looks nice.
                            I actually hadn't planned to get on her and we were just out for a manners session but she was so quiet and it was a nice warm day ;-) So she's in the bridle that can be annihilated by all of the delinquents whose faces it graces. After that she gets a bridle of her very own! Complete with bling! Thanks about the farm, my family and I have put a lot of work into it and after 2 years it's finally looking "finished" even though it never will be! lol
                            Who needs wings when you've got a jumper?
                            http://darkstr.webs.com

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                            • #15
                              I would stay off her until she's %100 sound. You don't want her to associate being back under saddle with pain.
                              http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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                              • #16
                                she is beautiful hope her foot feels better

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                                • #17
                                  She looks lovely; albeit, lame though
                                  Great job with her but I would not continue to work/ride her until her soundness issue is worked out.

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                                  • #18
                                    Good for you ~ you have done a nice job with her. Jingles for her soreness to disappear soon.
                                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                      #19
                                      Thanks for the jingles. I appreciate everyone's suggestions with not riding her but she enjoys being ridden and starts off sound on the lunge and gets sore towards the end, hence how short it was. Right now she just lunges a bit to keep her losing weight and then I just get on to walk around so she doesn't forget that a person can be on her back. I don't work her anymore than she works herself when she goes outside and that's on her own accord. My vet, her owner, and I think she's a big baby. Doesn't react to hoof testers and x-rays are good, I think we've all run into one somewhere down the road... I'll definitely update once she's really going!
                                      Who needs wings when you've got a jumper?
                                      http://darkstr.webs.com

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