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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2300613 is a reply to message #2299401 ] Mon, 30 May 2011 17:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  claire1  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
so I bit the bullet the other day and advertised my boy in HD....

thought I'd better drag him outta the paddock and remind him of a few things...

anyway, my big horse lost a shoe, so instead of a lesson on him, I had a lesson with Lucky...


I was planning on selling him unbroken...

but seeings as he is virtually there, my instructor has told me I would be MAD to sell him now....


SO I intend to finish the breaking process...he can support my weight...he is only about 12.3hh...but a stocky strong little boy

and so damn clever


didn't put a foot wrong today....


now I've gotta pull the bloody HD ad!!!


I am SO bad at selling horses it's ridiculous!!!


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2300737 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Mon, 30 May 2011 18:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL Claire...you must be so happy you found out he's going to be a super pony before you sold him on Very Happy
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2301235 is a reply to message #2300737 ] Tue, 31 May 2011 08:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  claire1  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
Laughing I always knew he was super....just overcomitted time wise...but my instructor has convinced me I would be MAD to sell him....


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2301903 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Tue, 31 May 2011 16:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Being time poor sucks doesnt it...some people cant afford the time to be sick.

I drove daughter to the quacks today as she'd filled up with head cold pills so pretty dopey....she's got the very beginnings of pneumonia but they dont like writing scripts till your really sick.
Listening to what she said to the doctor made me cackle...."I have 28 horses to care for, 5 breakers coming in and a new job starting today so I dont have time to be sick!"

He wrote the script...she'll be over it pretty quickly as she's on some heavy duty stuff(since having anthrax she doesnt have average penicillin)....hopefully she'll be able to organise her time management and cope(I get the big job of feeding em all on my own today).
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2303068 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Wed, 01 June 2011 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here are some photots of Billy and I,
Please just look at the pony, not the rider!index.php?t=getfile&id=445585&private=0
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[Updated on: Wed, 01 June 2011 15:58]

Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2303074 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Wed, 01 June 2011 15:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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woops, sorry,
was so plesed to have worked out how to upload photos,
didn't think of how they would appear on the page!
I'm really pleased at how Billy is progressing, but didn't realise how my position/hands were deteriating, 'bout time i started those weekly lessons
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2303085 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Wed, 01 June 2011 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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and one more because i like it!
and i edited the other photos - feel very smart
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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2313153 is a reply to message #2303085 ] Thu, 09 June 2011 21:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Lyncan, Billy is a cutie! Looks like he is really coming along.

I had my first sit on Zevy the other day, he is such a sweetheart and was very proud of himself. He still looks like a hairy giraffe, but I am sure he will be beautiful like his brothers and sisters one day. It doesn't help that the weanling colt he is mates with is movie-star gorgeous. But if Zev's only flaw is that he looks like a dork then I am not going to complain Laughing

Claire, put a stick over Lucky and see how tall he really is... you might get a surprise, especially if you are used to bigger horses. The other Zevy is the same age and he is just under 14hh and still has a lot of maturing to do. Lucky was taller than him when they were yearlings. Come spring time you might find he is bigger than you thought he would be. They really don't stop growing until they are 5yo.

Anyway, from what I remember you are no taller than me and a good bit thinner... he'll be fine with a rider your size Very Happy

[Updated on: Fri, 10 June 2011 10:55]


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2318188 is a reply to message #2313153 ] Wed, 15 June 2011 08:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  claire1  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
yeah I might just do that! I need to get a measuring stick...
I'm always obsessing over height!! Laughing

My big boy is out with a sore back, so lucky will be getting the full treatment this week...

he's half done, and so damn clever and loving every minute of starting


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2338675 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Sun, 03 July 2011 12:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Billy looks a real cutie and Claire you will never regret keeping your NF boy Very Happy

Here is a photo of my lovely NF boy Foxcote Frankincense at Maldon PC Horse Trials clinic yesterday. He is being ridden by my good friend Narelle who is an experienced show jumper used to riding big horses but think she is really enjoying downsizing.

He is only 5 and this was his first big clinic - he had a flat lesson with Deb Browell, a show jumping lesson with Alan Mitchell & x country lesson with Yona Lloyd. He was such a good boy and like so many NF's just loves to jump.
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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2339581 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Mon, 04 July 2011 09:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am having such fun with Billy,
He has such a cruisy nature but with a whats that? look at that underneath.
He was so good at riding club, but wanted to prop at all the bare patches because he thinks the earth is going to swallow him, then decided to jump the poo!

[Updated on: Mon, 04 July 2011 09:32]

Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2367569 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Wed, 27 July 2011 21:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love the woolie Newfie photos Razz


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2368774 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 28 July 2011 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Troppo. Loco. Round the twist.
Barney Very Happy

Hopped on him after no riding for a few months!
He has stopped going around with his head stuck up in the air and resisting contact. Still abit piggy, but such a good boy.

Photo overload Rolls Eyes

Fluffy head Surprised
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Opps overbent Rolls Eyes
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Look, I can stand on a bridge!! Laughing
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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2368788 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 28 July 2011 20:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hope the photos are not too big!!
They fit on my computer screen just fine and im sure its an average size screen Laughing


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2368828 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 28 July 2011 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  lovelyloz  is currently offline lovelyloz  
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And some fun!

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Also loved going for a nice, easy canter Smile

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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2374673 is a reply to message #2368828 ] Wed, 03 August 2011 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love the photos - I must take some new ones myself

Anyone going to the APSB action day? I didn't enter - perhaps next year.
!H [message #2385106 is a reply to message #2374673 ] Sat, 13 August 2011 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  claire1  
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The forum drove me to drink. Remind me to thank it.
Well I measured the little cheeky fella..he is 13.2hh

I still have done stuff all with him really...bought him in yesterday..he was a bit fresh !!! this morning, did the same type of work and he was super good....walked him over some scary tarps and logs...He seems to love the challenging stuff...

he is a most inquisitive personality! he's gonna be a wee ripper....

My plan now Embarassed is to bring him in daily for the next month or so....

turn my riding horses out for a month or two and finish starting the newfie and my friends QH....



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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2399075 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Mon, 29 August 2011 08:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome pics everyone thank goodness the weather is getting better sooooo sick of mud ,this is River Valley Singing the blues fondly known as Smurf with Tom (all 6ft of him)he loves our New Forest too .We have a few young ponies going now cannot wait for them to get rid of the hair its every where.Looking forward to a great season. 3 of our N/F's have new homes post pics as they get out & about .Our stallions have a busy season ahead of them that will keep them happy .

What is every one planning this season ?

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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2403581 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 01 September 2011 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds as though you have been very busy Horseark and Smurf looks great. I have just returned from a trip to the UK with some frozen semen from 2 UK NF stallions which I am very excited about.

Plans on the breeding front include an Aspen Way Gala Night foal from my NF x TB mare due in November & Edie will return to AWGN.

Foxcote Amethyst will be AI'd with semen from one of the UK stallions and Foxcote Honeymoon, if the lovely family who have her on loan agree, will be sent to Furzley Brocaide.

Frank went to his first ever comp at Bacchus Marsh in August and was entered for a bit of experience in the 60cm show jumping classes as apart from a couple of jumping clinics he had never attempted a course before. Narelle was delighted with him as he jumped 4 clear rounds over quite difficult and challenging courses. A couple of weeks ago he went to a SJ training day and once again surprised us all by easily cruising round the 75 cm course. Go Narelle & Frank Very Happy
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2403583 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 00:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Super news FF, how exciting!!

& HorseArk, Smurf looks adorable!
Would like to see some more pictures Smile


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2403630 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 07:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FF Awesome we need a bigger gene pool....who??Did you have a great trip where are your pics Please!!!

LL Thanks he is rather cute very furry!!!!I have heaps of piccies
here are a couple more.





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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2403668 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am a bit excited LL & HA Smile

Brocaide looks absolutely fantastic HA. Will be very happy with one of his babies next year. Think he would go very nicely with my NF/TB cross too. Visited Wayland stud while in UK and chose Wayland Loganberry again but want a filly foal this time round
Confused ). Saw some lovely progeny by Wayland Cranberry who is much truer to ideal NF type than Logan so bought some semen from him too.

Wayland Loganberry has qualified for the PUK Burghley event pony final which is being held this Sunday at Burghley 3DE. Tried to change my flight so that I could go and watch him but was too hard. Was also given a photo of Logan easily clearing 1.4m in a recent high jump competition. Am hoping Frank may have inherited some of his sire's jumping genes. Frank's mum Foxcote Moonstone is a grand daughter of Ramblers Pick Another and Forestway Royal Ascot and has a dose of Broadlands Bright Seraphin so carries some pretty good Australian jumping lines herself.

Here is Frank at Bacchus Marsh
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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2403971 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 13:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Horseark- Smurf is a bay? Shocked
The first image looks like his a grey??

FeralFrank- jumping is what they do best! Frank looks to be certainly clearing the jump in that photo. Best of luck Smile


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2404121 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here you go LL more Smurf
the grey New Forest Embarassed
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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2404337 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 18:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FF awesome choice,how big is he ?

He will have a cute jump he is only a greeny too.

Thank's re Broccy, Really pleased with him.


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2404396 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 02 September 2011 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hehehe no problem Horseark! Smile
Love the grey, as I dont see many in that colour other then Cricket


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2405628 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Sun, 04 September 2011 08:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is another one,

Yes cricket awesome ambassador for the New Forest Breed.
River Valley have a couple of grey girls now so you could see them out & about in the future.

Any one going too the M.M seminar in Dandnong today run by the ASPB?


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2405823 is a reply to message #2405628 ] Sun, 04 September 2011 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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At a guess Frank is between 14 - 14.1hh though haven't had him officially measured yet. He looks pretty tiny in the photo as there really isn't much of him - looks more like a small TB than a NF.

Yes, still very green but is very smart and is loving the jumping Smile Sadly far too agile and athletic for an old girl like me.

Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2409187 is a reply to message #2405823 ] Wed, 07 September 2011 18:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Feralfrank wrote on Sun, 04 September 2011 13:03

At a guess Frank is between 14 - 14.1hh though haven't had him officially measured yet. He looks pretty tiny in the photo as there really isn't much of him - looks more like a small TB than a NF.

Yes, still very green but is very smart and is loving the jumping Smile Sadly far too agile and athletic for an old girl like me.





I have a nf who is loving the jumping too, with another rider. Sadly, I am also finding him too quick on his feet and far too agile for me as I don't bounce well any more (another old girl). Confused I will have to give him more time but I somehow doubt that he is really the pony for me. Crying or Very Sad Oh well, I can always just show him in the led classes again. Sad

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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2409506 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 08 September 2011 06:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FF Oh good size,yes I thought he was smaller from the pic.


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2409522 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Thu, 08 September 2011 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not much fun getting old is it Sad If I was 40 years younger I would have had a ball with FF but I now prefer quiet rides out, dressage and arena work & he definitely doesn't.

How old is your pony Pegasus? Don't give up on him yet- my experience of young NF geldings is that some can be very bit trying during those early years - much like teenage boys really - they need to be kept busy Very Happy
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2409592 is a reply to message #2409522 ] Thu, 08 September 2011 09:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Feralfrank wrote on Thu, 08 September 2011 07:39

Not much fun getting old is it Sad If I was 40 years younger I would have had a ball with FF but I now prefer quiet rides out, dressage and arena work & he definitely doesn't.

How old is your pony Pegasus? Don't give up on him yet- my experience of young NF geldings is that some can be very bit trying during those early years - much like teenage boys really - they need to be kept busy Very Happy


My pony is just rising 5 now so yes very much a teenage boy and very trying. He just doesn't seem to like arena work at all and I also like dressage and quiet rides out neither of which are possible with my little terror. At least I have an older, larger horse that I can happily ride and enjoy.
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2410418 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 08:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pegasus, FF is right they mature quite late,I too would give your gelding a little bit more time.


Ladies what is with the old Smile I can join this group Laughing

Hey whats with this disgusting weather made me feel like 100 this morning its freezing again.


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Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2410845 is a reply to message #2409592 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 14:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Pegasus,
As FF and Horseark say "Hang in there with your Young Boy" I have only recently had the absolute pleasure of being given the opportunity of riding a young NF gelding. Im 40 and have never owned a pony (grew up in a thoroughbred family) What started off as a very frustrating partnership has turned into a wonderful love affair!!! The best thing I found for this particular NF was not to treat him as a "pony" but to train/ride him just the same as my own big horses. He is very clever, gets bored easily and already thinks he doesnt need me to help him over the jumps!!! and HATES arena work. I tell everyone he is a TB trapped in a NF body Laughing Why I say hang in there is because we also have an older NF (on lease) and she is the reason why God made horses. Our nine year old daughter rides her and she is what a great horse should be and can be. So hang in there, be patient and as long as you LIKE your young NF it will be well worth it. xxoo
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2410987 is a reply to message #2410418 ] Fri, 09 September 2011 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, of course you can joing the old group too horseark. I do love my NF pony - he is just a very cheeky, clever and strong minded youngster that is trying me out! Laughing
He is emerging from his winter cocoon like a beautiful butterfly at the moment but I have a feeling spring has gotten to his brain too! Don't worry I'll give him time but I don't want him learning too many bad habits in the meantime. Rolls Eyes
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2412819 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Sun, 11 September 2011 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome at last to the NF thread AP Smile

The pleasure is all mine - couldn't have found a nicer family to ride Frank & Honey. Sadly AP and I are in love with the same man but sure Frank will prefer the fun-loving, younger woman long term Confused It's a steep learning curve for AP cos she hasn't realised that NF ponies are control freaks especially when it comes to jumping Very Happy

Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2412986 is a reply to message #1554031 ] Sun, 11 September 2011 21:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, I have been enjoying the fruits of my breeding program Very Happy

A couple of weeks ago, on a whim on one of those nice days we had, I pulled little Polly out of the paddock and gave her a lungeing lesson.

She picked it up so easily, that over a couple of weeks we progressed to this...
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She is only about 13.1hh, and will turn 3yo on October 13. But she is a little treasure. She is second generation Elcarim breeding and has a mix of many of the NF lines that I admire. While an extra couple of inches in height might have been nice, she was the first foal from the mare, and her yearling brother is going to be over 14hh. He has been sold and starts the journey to his new home next weekend.

Their mother is back out running with Diego, so hopefully next season there will be another full sibling.

This season I am waiting for two foals, one by Diego out of my TB mare, and dear old Starbelle is cooking up foal number eight, this time by Arnwood Fionnbharr. Mid October looks like when things will start happening.

I've got a partbred mare coming to live with me soon, who I will ride until my 3yo gelding Zev is finished cooking and ready to ride. These taller boys just seem to take forever! I keep looking at his foal photos to remind me of what a beauty he was as a baby and hope that he will be that nice again when he is finally mature.

[Updated on: Sun, 11 September 2011 21:16]


Jodie.
AKA The lady from Ballarat with the New Forest Ponies.

http://www.elcarimfarm.webs.com/
Re: New Forest Ponies [message #2413183 is a reply to message #2410845 ] Mon, 12 September 2011 07:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Welcome AP ,I agree with the comment(s) Smile below its quite amazing isnt it what is in there, they have so much ability in all fields.
We have trot poles & a small jump in our arena,too keep them on the job in the dressage arena .

They even jump just for fun we have had some rather large tree's come down this winter when we let them out in the morning they race around & jump these huge logs ( several times I might add)till they get down to there other favorite past time eating. Laughing

anfieldpark1 wrote on Fri, 09 September 2011 14:45

Hi Pegasus,
As FF and Horseark say "Hang in there with your Young Boy" I have only recently had the absolute pleasure of being given the opportunity of riding a young NF gelding. Im 40 and have never owned a pony (grew up in a thoroughbred family) What started off as a very frustrating partnership has turned into a wonderful love affair!!! The best thing I found for this particular NF was not to treat him as a "pony" but to train/ride him just the same as my own big horses. He is very clever, gets bored easily and already thinks he doesnt need me to help him over the jumps!!! and HATES arena work. I tell everyone he is a TB trapped in a NF body Laughing Why I say hang in there is because we also have an older NF (on lease) and she is the reason why God made horses. Our nine year old daughter rides her and she is what a great horse should be and can be. So hang in there, be patient and as long as you LIKE your young NF it will be well worth it. xxoo



Tell a gelding,ask a stallion,discuss it with a mare.

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River Valley Singing the Blues today with Tillie very pleased with him ,his journey is now beginning.


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And another one,cos I couldnt make first one small enough Laughing index.php?t=getfile&id=466549&private=0

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