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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Sparkfire » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:01 pm

We live on enough land for a horse and hope to get one this summer, so that is exciting! Anyway, I have been riding english for the past 5 years, but broke my foot last summer and have not had a chance to get back to it. Hoping to start up again in March though.
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Luzien » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:57 am

@ Sparkfire
that is nice and i wish you good luck
did you already set up the different electric fences...so you have different pastures in use over the year and 1-2meadow to rest the grass for the year from the horse and maybe get some hay, the manure place, the barn with paddock and roundpen, and place for feed-hay-straw too as you most likely need to get so much for atleast half an year...and so on and so on^^

and i really hope you did mean 2horses...one is not good ...sure when you own donkey or mule it could work...

good luck and fun starting to ride again^^


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romeo sounds interesting, and i love that you got an older horse,not many do this what is sad...., they still can give so much an teach one without being to crazy like young horses, and they deserve a loving home till the end too :D :clap:
and it is nice that you Train him to new things, and try to get out some bad things like the dancing around^^
how does it go in the training, does he learn fast?
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Hime » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:18 am

Rainbowhorse77 wrote:Yeah, although people don't post on here much XD

Oh, they do post. This topic just seems to hit slow periods occasionally as people are busy in real life or have nothing interesting to post about. ;)
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I did check up with L and M how the ponies were doing after first week away. L said everything has been fine and Heta hasn't been looking too cold despite the clip she has. She's also super happy pony now that she got her very own bale of hay to eat in the paddock. XD That should help keeping her warm as well. M's been riding Tý and Tý has been a good boy apparently. He just has his lazy days, but day or two off and he gets his energy back. ^^ Feykja is apparently being her over social self and tries to tag along when ever someone is getting one of the younger horses from the paddock.
Me and my roomie have been looking into some riding options on the area, but so far haven't contacted any place as we really aren't sure about the financial situation (our flat is eating much more electricity than we'd like, certain food items are more expensive than we are used to and also there's sooo much to see and do) plus our school is a lot more demanding than what we are used to. Like we actually have to write an essay per cource and have exams which are also essay style. Compared to our usual, no exams or one short online one, no long esseys (our teachers are lazy) if any at all other than some collective task about the whole course (which is usually fairly simple and follows closely what've we've studied during the course). lol Not to mention we usually have one course per two months and now we have 4 over 4 month period... ^^; So it's taking a bit to get used to everything, but hopefully we'll be able to go ride at least once.
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby pills » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:37 pm

it's been snowing like crazy here now even though it hasn't all winter .-. so my lesson had to be canceled. oh welll. i just renewed my membership to this fancy club and they have a bunch of rings, including one covered and one indoor so that will be a life saver if this weather keeps up. this pony i've been riding, digger, a little small for me but he manages fine, is a big fan of bucking. last week was the first time i didn't get bucked off him :lol: when i am riding him on the left lead, he totally ignores my leg when i ask for a canter. i resort to a crop and he pretty much ignores it too except for bucking like a psycho. it could be a saddle problem. (his saddle itself fits fine but the girth was too big for him. we just got a new one and it shouldve worked fine but the saddle still slips forward) however, he is much much much much better on the right lead. he will do anything on the right lead and even jump huge scary oxers for you. he's not really heavy on the forehand but i'm guessing it could be a balance preference?

on a side note, i would really like to buy a pair of tall boots for show season, but i'm not sure if my feet have fully stopped growing yet. i haven't needed to switch shoe sizes for probably at least 1 1/2 yrs, but tall boots are quite and investment so i would prefer to be sure.

does anyone know of cheaper tall boots that are comfortable enough for ridibg?
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby labradoodle123 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:37 pm

My fave breed of pony is new forest pony, and I ride one named Roux. (Pronounced roo) I am just asking for any tips for jumping comps cos I am entering one next week and I lone jumping and I am in it to win it! Any tips? Thanks!x
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Sparkfire » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:09 pm

Luzien wrote:@ Sparkfire
that is nice and i wish you good luck
did you already set up the different electric fences...so you have different pastures in use over the year and 1-2meadow to rest the grass for the year from the horse and maybe get some hay, the manure place, the barn with paddock and roundpen, and place for feed-hay-straw too as you most likely need to get so much for atleast half an year...and so on and so on^^

and i really hope you did mean 2horses...one is not good ...sure when you own donkey or mule it could work...

good luck and fun starting to ride again^^

We have goats that we are planning on selling, so our plan was to keep one goat, and it would be her and the horse for a little while, then we would get a second one. The goat pen has two paddocks, and a run-in shed that is the right dimensions for a couple of horses, so we were just going to keep them in there, and we were going to put up a roundpen.
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Livid-Silver » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:30 am

Slow periods are definitely a thing in this topic lol I've barely had time to jump online now the new semester has started- I thought last year's work was crazy, but man 2nd year hits you hard and fast :lol:

@ryukrem; Glad to hear your mare is sound again!

@Gam; Bit late, but I think a lot of your mare is 'ranch style' quarter horse lines. General use, hardy horses :) I am not super familiar with quarter horse lines, so if anyone else knows more feel free to chip in. She looks like a really nice horse, lovely kind eye.

@callum hunt; Your boy is really pretty! Targeting can be so helpful as well, you can mold heaps of cool behaviors out of it!

@Soul Of Winter; Is Comanche the 3 1/2 year old? I only ask because he does look very young lol All legs and not much body bulk yet. All your horses/equines look great though! Very adorable and fluffy <3

@HIme; I forgot you were doing a student exchange thing, sounds like its been fun! Bet you'll be dying to get home and see all your ponies again. Hopefully the weather will be a bit nicer when you get home lol I totally sympathize with the work load; my second year subjects are sounding very similar to yours, assessment wise. Just not enough hours in the day to get everything done :roll:

@pills; You'd probably have to look around your area as to what brands are available. Tall boots are really only needed for showing and even then, you can often get away with short boots and gaiters at lower levels (its not uncommon for people around my area to wear this combination until just before FEI levels). If you do go through with getting tall boots (and if you can afford it, go for it!), it'd be worth it to get a 'cheap' pair of short boots for everyday use. Will help to keep your top boots in good condition, rather than worn down from everyday use.

@labradoodle123; Bit late, but doing well at competitions all comes down to the preparation you do at home. If you prepare well at home, you'll have better success than if you just pull your horse out of the paddock the day of the comp after you haven't ridden for a month. Without knowing more, generalised tips for jumping competitions would be to walk your course and know exactly what lines you are going to take to a fence and don't over do it in the warm up (most horses only need to pop over 2-4 fences max in the warm up. You don't want to tire them out before you get in the ring). Good luck!

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Ponies haven't been doing a whole bunch, Miles is growing like a weed (like he is HUGE when compared what I remember the STB foals to be at the same age), Cleo is not fed up with him yet and Reg got to go have a play at his first horse trials last weekend.
It was such a hectic week leading up to the comp- I had my summer term exam the Thursday and then the comp on the weekend. It was a super important exam as well, cause if I had failed it I would have been unable to progress into some of the subjects I wanted to do this year. Luckily I passed so it was all fine, but I didn't get as much time to prep Reg as I'd like.
He still did very well, couldn't really complain about his behaviour considering it was his first proper comp- lots of horses and stuff going on, the worst he did was call out a bit in the morning when he was tied to the float. We just did the lowest level, since he doesn't have a huge amount of jumping experience (literally been out on a XC once before and that was mainly just walking around with a friend while she practiced) and though he is very brave, I wouldn't want to over face and spook him. His dressage test was a bit bleh by his usual standards, but still good enough to get us 8th in a big field. Then he went and jumped double clear and bumped us up to 4th! He is going to be a XC machine when he is older and more experienced- so much fun and just cruise-y as around the whole course. He's off having a spell now and enjoying it I think lol
I got to go up and see Miles and Cleo the same weekend as well- the comp was literally 2 minuets from my uncle's place so it was very handy to knock out two birds with one stone. Miles' legs are looking soooo much better! Pretty much normal now and not nearly as 'soft' when he gallops around like a nutcase :roll: We put them both in with one of the other broodies last time I was there and Miles' seems to like his 'aunty' quite a bit, Cleo I think is just happy he has someone else to pester now :P They seem to have a very nice family band going on which is good to see :)
Cleo is still a little light on for my taste, but she's not bad (she looks worse in the pics than she does in person). All the pasture has died off so there is just no feed around, so we've just been feeding out a bunch of hay and then some hard feed as supplement. Hopefully we'll get some rain soon and the paddocks can hopefully recover a bit.

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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Albino_ » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:46 am

Livid-Silver wrote:-snip-

@Soul Of Winter; Is Comanche the 3 1/2 year old? I only ask because he does look very young lol All legs and not much body bulk yet. All your horses/equines look great though! Very adorable and fluffy <3

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Comanche is the 3 1/2 year old c: he does look very young, but the vet confirmed his age, and we had a couple vets out an they said the same thing c:

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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby labradoodle123 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:15 am

@Livid-Silver thanks so much for the tips(even tho they were late) I aced it didn't win 1st but came seconf=d and am proud :)
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she/her but I am a tomboy. My favourite
animal is a wolf, because I think they
are beautiful, wild and free, and are
completely misunderstood by most
humans. Their loyalty is mistaken for
aggression, their kindness for weakness,
and their silence for cowardice.


I love horseriding, hockey, judo and the
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Rainbowhorse77 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:40 am

I have been looking for spurs to get my lazy horse moving a little better, i need something soft because when i use my sisters reigning spur looking ones he gets jumpy. Id love to have some opinions thanks!
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