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brook

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brook says:

Help ! She's starting to get very strong.

Hi everyone, as many of you know we have a rising 5 year old TBX mare called Tilly. She has been having weekly schooling sessions with an experienced rider and we've been so glad of the help. A friend of ours has recently been riding her twice per week and is also willing to help with her schooling, problem is she thinks that Tilly has been doing far too much with the other lady and is now fitter than we can handle ! i will admit that she does have her trotting for quite some time but surely one schooling session per week should'nt get her that fit, should it !! 

 

I've noticed when hacking Tilly out that she does a hop up into trot and pulls, it's almost as if she's trying to launch herself forward with gusto !! I have to resort to pulling in order to regain control and i really don't want to do that, she does calm down slightly and i can sometimes get a sane trot but tbh she's getting stronger and i'm wondering if this is just natural for her age and breed because her muscles have developed and she is maturing. The last thing that i want is for me to lose my confidence as I'm not a brave rider, she has'nt taken off with anyone YET and she's good in traffic, non-spooky and will halt when asked but she is defo getting away from me and i'm wondering why.

 

Tilly is very settled with us and has daily turnout and is stabled at night ( which she loves ! ) We have'nt changed her feed , she has calmer chaff with a small amount of non heating conditioning cubes twice per day. she is good to handle and stands like a dream to be tacked up and groomed. I don't believe that she's stressed in any way. We can't lunge her before hacking out as we have no arena or spare paddock. I would welcome any thoughts or suggestions, thanks guys XX 

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: Help ! She's starting to get very strong.

 Hi Lyn,

 

Its not a straight forward story but a lovely touching one. AArrhh bless lil Tilly, she must think shes in heaven living with you.  I wish you, your oh and Tilly all the luck. One more question does your oh ride at all??

 

nix

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Help ! She's starting to get very strong.

Hi again Nix, OH did start to learn to ride but it was too expensive for him to have a lesson weekly and also to pay for Tilly to be schooled, so he decided that it was more important for Tilly to have her schooling sessions, bless him ! He does hack Tenor out with me and Tilly sometimes as Tenor is a real gentleman and such a safe boy.

 

Tilly went off in the trailer tonight for a schooling session and she was brilliant, she was also being schooled over poles, she loves this as it's something a bit different for her. I'm sure that she will be a lovely little horse and she will always have a permanant, loving home with us. Thank you for taking an interest, i hope that you have good weekend, Lyn X

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Help ! She's starting to get very strong.

Hope it all works out for you and Tilly, Lyn - I've been reading all this but haven't commented before as I know absolutely nothing about bringing on youngsters, but I'm sure between you things will be sorted out. Lucky Tilly to have such concerned owners !!

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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