We had to put our dear, old greyhound, Porche down last Sat, after well over 15 yrs of being a very happy dog. Always happy to go off for a ride in the forest with the horses. I was judging that morning, so my husband and older daughter took her to the vet ( aside from old age, she had been suffering from liver cancer for 2 yrs, and her metabolism was not working well. She was acutely thin!). When I came home, it was my job to take Porche down below the arena, and bury her next to her…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:42pm — 3 Comments
ive been thinking about my little mare and how she doesn't just measure up to the big moving horses. i thought about how riders with big moving paces can just think about their test, flexion, regularity etc. whereas i have to also think about influencing her movement,and trying to get the medium paces also. that makes it much harder.
Posted on January 24, 2012 at 3:39am — 6 Comments
Hi: what have you experienced in your estimation of final height in a horse? is the string from knee to fetlock then pulled up effective? do you have another method which seems to work? what age do they work best from???? cheers
Posted on January 3, 2011 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments
How much is too much? Some trainers suggest not working the young horse too much, or very often, especially if a warmblood, to prevent long-term injury. Other trainers believe that if you're not at level 5 or 6 by 6 years old, you aren't progressing fast enough. My trainer noticed yesterday that delph is bum high, so is still growing-as you would expect with only being 4. And she is so amiable, and training so well, that we are moving forward. If we stayed at the same level, she would be…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2010 at 4:55pm