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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

With Nero falling through, my mum was more determined than me to go and try new horses out.
Friday I went to a local place and tried some that would make good.... school horses.
Saturday we travelled an hour to a breeder who rode the horse, and we noticed it was lame, pointed it out and she seemed miffed me had noticed, worked the horse more, we pointed out it was getting worse so I got off and she semi-indicated for me to get on at which point I said thanks for your time. Anyone wanting someone to ride an injured horse is beyond me.

My mum then browsed the internet, an ad popped up.. Ooh this one is only round the corner. Yeah, but mum, he looks like a donkey! So I phoned up, some vague, distracted answers anda bunch of dogs barking in the background. So, we make the appointment for Sunday afternoon.

Advert: Oldenburger Springpferd Wallach 8 Jahre Fuchs Dressurpferd Springpferd Freizeitpferd

Note that his breed his Oldenburg Springpferd (jumphorse).. he hates jumping wahaha.

Get to the yard, there is this fat, listless ginger lump in the box and I'm thinking what the hell. Glaring at my mother. Thanks mum.

She gets him out, and that's when he starts to draw us is with his baby-cute face, his tubby belly and his lips that search you all over for sweets (a habit that will be broken).

So, the girl mounts, he won't stand still, and rides him across the road in to the large. LARGE. Riding school.
We learn that her and her mother (she herself is in her late 20's) run the yard, with three sections and 88 boxes of which 80 are full. They have too many horses and not enough time, hence down sizing.

She gets on, and he run's around with his head in the air, not doing much. I think to myself, well I only have to ride for ten minutes and say not for me.

I get on, and instantly feel like I've been on him for years. I ride, and I ride, and I ride.
I find it hard to mesh with horses, especially new ones, as I just don't trust them. I never trusted Duffy, hence why I refused to do anything but flatwork with her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww4J...e_gdata_player

Trot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N18F...e_gdata_player

Canter.

Now, I showed these to my trainer the next day and she was shaking her head, watching his head and saying unless on my next test ride I could ask him to drop his head, I wouldn't have a hope in hell's chance.

Well, I had to wait two days (it nearly killed me) to ride again.

Unfortunately, my dad is AWESOME -insert sarcasm- at filming and got some of the mediocre work out of him, after another canter he worked so much better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Txr...e_gdata_player

Vet check is Friday.. if all goes well, Quidam's Diamond will be coming home!

But, my mum was also admitted to hospital today, after immense pains in her chest and breathing problems. We will see waht happens over the next couple of days!
 

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CharParsley620

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Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

 NONE OF THE LINKS WORKED! :-(

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

D: NO WAY.

Hang on..

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

 

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should be three there now if you press crtl and click LOL

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melxvengeance

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Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

nice horse but you obviously have a really different opinion to me of the saying "head in the air"!

Norwegian Fjords - the golden horses with the golden hearts. Minty, Loki, Teiko, Willow, Cherry & Charlie - my lovely ponies :)

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

I think he's lovely, really nice and forward, nice paces, obviously needs a bit of work but thats the satisfying bit getting rough edges off and working nicely. He obviously has and knows the basics or working in an outline as the hed only comes up when he's slightly out of balance or a bit tense but hes working nicely and trying for you which is the most important foundations, with a bit of time, work and fittening up I think you will have him going really well! 

 

So more info needed, how old is he? Whats his stable name? How big? Whats his history? Also you mentioned you only did flat work with Duffy as you never felt quite sure of her but with him you feel more confident so do you thik you may try other things as well as flat work and dressage? 

 

I am keeping everything crossed for you for the vetting, for me that was the scariest bit (I'd already had a horse fail that was lovely before I found Coco) when you've found him and set your heart on him he just needs to pass and then he can come to his new home! So exciting, I still remember the week of finding Coco, trying him out, gettig him vetted and getting his new home ready for him and buying new things for him that we needed from day 1 and then of course the day we brought him home like it was yesterday thinking how lucky I was to have found him and wondering what our future holds! Cant beat that!

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

Nice looking horse, hope the vetting goes well, and that your mum is ok.....

Watching the video there seemed to be other videos of Quidams Diamond who was a bay...and was jumping...?

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

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Lottiepony

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Lottiepony says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

 Looks like a lovely fella and always nice to have a little project :) hope the vetting goes okay and your mum is okay aswell!

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CharParsley620

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Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

DuffyDuck said:

 

www.youtube.com/watch

 

www.youtube.com/watch

 

www.youtube.com/watch

 

should be three there now if you press crtl and click LOL


thank you very much :)

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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CharParsley620

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Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

 head in the air?! I've been trying for MONTHS to be able to get Parsley to maintain his outline in walk LOL! He's a wonderful wonderful ginger lump. I think he looks lovely! How tall is he? 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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AMLS

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AMLS says:

Re: Apologies for inactiveness... possible new horse though!

He looks cute. I'm confused as to why your trainer insisted on seeing his head dropped though or you wouldn't have "a hope in hell's chance" ... ?!! A hope in hell's chance of what ?!! Horses need to be trained to go like that and muscle up and learn to carry themselves. What does your trainer want to see, you yanking the horses head into it's chest ?!! How is that productive ?!!

 

Not trying to pick holes, this just doesn't seem like the kind of thing that you would agree with as you seemed knowledgable about flatwork/dressage training and I assumed you would appreciate that it takes time for a horse to be physically able to carry itself in a rounded outline.

 

Sorry, not trying to start a fight, just interested to hear if you agreed with your trainers opinion.

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