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madzjoker

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"Bottom line is that no horse, of any breed, in any country, at any time in history either now or in the past, has ever been physically mature before it is five and a half years old"

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beckaroo

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beckaroo says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

 Fallon gets a full clip and major rugging in winter, as well as three hard feeds a day in winter... but she gets out fr 12h a day and is ridden or/plus lunged every day, one day a week off, and in summer she's out 24/7 with just a fly sheet. She gets three weeks off in the summer and a week or two in winter for a complete rest. I have bought her expensive tack because she does have a high wither and a long back, thus was difficult to get a good fit in her saddle, and I expect her to perform at her best - she's a competition horse, thats what I bought her for and thats what she's bred for!

 

Shuna on the other hand, gets a rainsheet in winter and is out all year, and gets a vit and min supplement but that's it - she's a Highland pony and a tough one at that - that's what she's bred and built for!

 

You need to tailor what you do with your horse to what the horse actually thrives on, not what we wussy sensitive owners think they'll be happiest with! Shuna hates being in usually, however when the rain and wind is howling down she will trot to her stable - she lets me know what she wants!

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Emma&Hana

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Emma&Hana says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

Hana's ridiculously spoilt haha, she's my pride and joy and my baby so i like treating her, lookign after her to the best i can and to what she deserves, makes me happy :) However she's not like a spoilt brat sort of spoilt lmao! she does actually appreciate it, and yes i understand she is a horse lol!!! She has endless amounts of rugs and boots and buckets and headcollars and numnahs i do have ridiculously expensive tack but my saddle was the only one that fit her well as she has a difficult shaped back to fit and as we jump alot and she bucks it has to fit her perfectly, and it just so happened a bloody prestige would. Oops :) She's shod always but only on the front as she falls over on the concrete with backs on lol and she does feel tho cold so is being rugged and slippered up at night now. She has adlib hay always pretty much and i do use alot of supplements but i can see an improvement in hana's behavoir and condition. She's clipped all through the winter, but she is in heavy work and competes. She has loads of toys and licks i spent my brithday savings on rubber matting for her, she has all the newest rugs and i think last time i counted she had 19 just to herself haha, boots wise i think i have a fetish, and we must literally have about 30 pairs haha. She's always trimmed and groomed and bathed too and i give her massages and scratches every night and oil her feet :) I do this becuase i enjoy it and hana likes being pampered, but even if i dont for a few days it doesnt affect us or our relationship so i definitly see no harm in it, not for us anyway. :)

With the coming into eachothers space thing, tbh i think both of us kind of have no spatial awarness and neither really worry haha, like this morning she was charging round the menage fly bucking and rearing and really enjoying herself, i went in coz  an over reach boot flew off and she came flat out galloping to me and stopped literally at an inch from my side and started trotting behind me and playing with my hair. She never intimmidates me or tries to dominate me and i dont either, so we kind of have an understanding that niether of us scare each other and know we'll never hurt one another and lately ive proper realised i think we trust each other too much lmao, even with all her rearing and buckign and spooking. Although tbf i can see the problems with this as shes fine with experienced people looking after her but anyone that isnt she does just take the mickey lol :)

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

Yep I'm afraid Tenor is rather spoilt lol, I even had Friday afternoon off so I could get him in from the field as heavy rain and storms were forcast ! He's certainly not over worked and has the best food and bedding that I can afford. Anyway he deserves it as he's such a lovely boy !!

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*chip*

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*chip* says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

lmao, Spags defo gettin to the spoilt stage...although behaviour wise, i take very little nonsense off him just out of habbit from when i wanted him as a stallion =) he now has a fly sheet because he was so badly bitten he was looking like he had mumps, lol. gunna get him a light weight rug for winter purely because if i wanna drive him out i'd rather he be dry n not get rubbed by the harnes, lol. feed wise, while he's still growin he's on a stud balanccer, when he's finished growin he'll prob go on the lo cal balancer, just to give him the vits n mins, hehe. x

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

Getting my old Cob to live to 30 after being told he should be put to sleep aged 15 as I was told he had broken his hip no he had not it was his Sacro-Ialic Joint and was put back by a backman from Newmarket did not know a horses leg could go out sideways at 90 degrees. Then Cushings which gave Laninitis, and unfortunately at the end bad legs caused by sunlight and his skin sensitive due to Liver failure caused by eating Ragwort when he was a foal before I knew him. Always got the best food as can have problems otherwise and it will cost  vets fee's or worse the horses life with Colic. The new horse has been only with me for just about a month now and very underweight getting her into condition, with feed type I used on my last horse treating her as Laminitic even though not. Being an ex-racehorse 17.2h Chesnut Mare aged 20 BC2 Defra involved in her rescue badly in need of TLC on a one to one basis. Photo 1 first day at home, Photo 2 at 15 days at home and Photo 3 now 35 days at home. eats most things, loves Soft n' Soak ready mash extra a soya based mash. 

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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

I wouldnt say Pip was very spoilt although she does have a rather good wardrobe of rugs which is continuously growing due to my fetish with them and im a sucker for a bargain!! she is rugged more than most of the horses she lives out with due to the simple fact that i feel sorry for her! im not one of those people who will put medium/heavy on just because its raining but i do like her to be rugged in even just a lightweight if we have continuous bad weather she also et mild rain scald so there is a reason. no harm comes of it as soon as the weather cheers up - it comes off again, and tbh she prefers to be rugged - sounds strange but she is always much happier when she has a rug on - even if its just a sheet whilst shes in the lorry! strange horse!!  she doesnt get hard feed because she doesnt need it but over the winter and when we have extremes of weather she does have a feed a day - 1) to keep condition up as when i got her she had pretty awful/non existent condition 2)her hooves do suffer a bit so she does need some supliments occasionaly 3) the night before the show she has some chaff and some barley rings to help her stay awake!! she doesnt have expensive tack because shes only 2 and doesnt do anything:/ although she does have a very nice in hand bridle.  she never goes with out and shes very siple so doesnt want for anything !- when she does come in she always has a salt lick and a big hay net waiting for her. hugs and kisses are on tap!i dont have a problem feeding her trats by hand as she is very good when i say thats enough although if she really wants a treat she will do a vague imitation of a bow! and when she puts that much effort into asking for a treat how can you say no!! i love to pamper her and make her look pretty shes always got a clean shaven head so she looks smart and her mane is always pulled although you wouldnt no it as where she spends all day with her head down it all points towards her ears in a mohican style! as long as the pampering doesnt go too far and both parties enjoy it - i cant see the problem:) i love pampering my pony because she means everything + more to me :D

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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

Re: Spoilt horses?

I wouldnt say Pip was very spoilt although she does have a rather good wardrobe of rugs which is continuously growing due to my fetish with them and im a sucker for a bargain!! she is rugged more than most of the horses she lives out with due to the simple fact that i feel sorry for her! im not one of those people who will put medium/heavy on just because its raining but i do like her to be rugged in even just a lightweight if we have continuous bad weather she also et mild rain scald so there is a reason. no harm comes of it as soon as the weather cheers up - it comes off again, and tbh she prefers to be rugged - sounds strange but she is always much happier when she has a rug on - even if its just a sheet whilst shes in the lorry! strange horse!!  she doesnt get hard feed because she doesnt need it but over the winter and when we have extremes of weather she does have a feed a day - 1) to keep condition up as when i got her she had pretty awful/non existent condition 2)her hooves do suffer a bit so she does need some supliments occasionaly 3) the night before the show she has some chaff and some barley rings to help her stay awake!! she doesnt have expensive tack because shes only 2 and doesnt do anything:/ although she does have a very nice in hand bridle.  she never goes with out and shes very siple so doesnt want for anything !- when she does come in she always has a salt lick and a big hay net waiting for her. hugs and kisses are on tap!i dont have a problem feeding her trats by hand as she is very good when i say thats enough although if she really wants a treat she will do a vague imitation of a bow! and when she puts that much effort into asking for a treat how can you say no!! i love to pamper her and make her look pretty shes always got a clean shaven head so she looks smart and her mane is always pulled although you wouldnt no it as where she spends all day with her head down it all points towards her ears in a mohican style! as long as the pampering doesnt go too far and both parties enjoy it - i cant see the problem:) i love pampering my pony because she means everything + more to me :D

picture 1 - october when i got her

picture 2 - new hair cut

picture 3 - Pip and mum June2010

You Can't Expect A Horse To Read Your Every thought, Without first Teaching Him The Alphabet . . .

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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

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