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  1. Giving Horse Ace Before A Ride

    Edited.... Only just realised this is an 8 year old post!!!!??? When you say ACE'D do you mean the equivalent of ACP? If so, I won't ride a sedated horse. I totally understand your opinion OP. I want a horse 100% sound minded on judgement. Not clouded. Sedation is not made for working them in my book. Training and temperament issue. I would be livid unknowingly riding a doped animal also.
  2. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    Thankyou very much ☺️ x
  3. Hi all, again. My usual late update. Well. It's been a bit of a whirlwind of a few months. The last time I posted was well.....a rather messy time with all things ex related. But that's over and done and nothing to say much about that so that's that. I've been quite busy with coblet as and when....unfortunately my health has taken a kick since September and I had a short stay in hospital. I thought I just had a cold however turned out it was tonsillitis which had gone rather bad, followed by a quinsy and one very nasty infection in my body. So a lot of IV everything, lots of medication and ended off work for a month. I was ok and went back to work a couple of weeks ago, however went ill again last week with tonsillitis again and now back on medication yet again. But no hospital and I am back at work a week later again, just still on medication. And have an awful case of pityriasis rosea also on top of everything. I have to have a blood test for glandular fever in another week also. So yes.....I've not been having the best of times. My body is currently feeling just rather run down I think. I lost a stone in less than 6 days which was rather scary. I have put it mostly back on again. But anyway. Coblet has done a couple of things since in between this time. I probably should be taking things easy......but we're weekend riders now anyway now the evenings are dark so oh well. So a bit of our normal picture update for anyone interested! I think we were at equifest and the carnival an update from then! So we ended up in a few magazines....
  4. And meet Solo!

    Kinda had a picture overload in the other post so started a seperate one for a seperate horse! I accidentally purchased a second one last Solo. 14.3hh 3 year old dun registered Welsh Section D gelding. Probably to make 15-15.1hh. Lightly handled and a complete blank canvas as has just been a companion! Did not plan on getting a second one.....but as always he found me! I saw him, liked what I saw and bought him! We had our first ever rug on day one..... We like kisses
  5. And meet Solo!

    Yes I plan on getting him out walking everywhere and leading off sparks ASAP. He literally has barely been handled much up until this last fortnight and I can only do him weekends. I think as it is at the moment he'd be a liability to take out on the main roads we have by us, but once he has more ground work established and happy watching the traffic go by (we wait at the road side and watch all the new traffic currently) then I'll be dragging him out everywhere. As it is atm, I don't feel he's established or reliable enough to listen off the headcollar if anything did frighten him out in public. But we will venture out shortly, it won't be too long. My friend is going to ride sparks and me lead him.
  6. And meet Solo!

    Hahaha I know! Definitely photo bombed! No idea on the stables....the house is 16th century but not sure about the yard. I'll have a browse to see if there's a date in the brickwork at all :) Today we took the plastic one stage further and created 'washing lines' lol....
  7. And meet Solo!

    So we met some reallllly scary flappy plastic sheets..... Again not sure if video links will work or not....
  8. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    Thanks! Not quite sure what you mean.....? Could you explain a bit more I'm having a blonde moment lol
  9. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    Thanks. I'm OK. Back on medication currently and got to have more blood tests done. My immune system is pretty ruined currently, antibiotics have caused just as much horrible effects and I'm picking up everything possible. But we shall carry on as normal lol.
  10. And meet Solo!

    It's turning to winter here now and it's a mixture of clay and marshland pasture - it goes bottomless and unsuitable to ride in over winter unfortunately. England rain and weather for you lol.
  11. And meet Solo!

    We have plenty of turnout, he can live out 24/7 all year round if he needs to. We've had too much grass to keep up with this year..... Had two horses on over ten acres all year! There's three empty fields to choose from lol. He lives with Coblet. They come up to the stables whilst I work them one at a time. I have no facilities as in arena or suitable safe place to start him in. The fields adjacent to the main road in the village and all quite large and too slippy to ride in over winter, especially on a youngster doing circles etc.
  12. And meet Solo!

    I said I'd crack on lol. He's quite a large boy for not having done anything or seen anything in life...... I have no facilities at my yard and the local arena doesn't allow lunging so we're a bit restricted. I plan on doing him in the yard for the meantime to get him reliable leading walking stopping general manners and putting a few scary objects out. Get him bitted up and understanding that then hoping to just walk him everywhere seeing sights and life before he's broken. If he's not too flighty, I hope to ride Coblet and lead him...... But we shall see. I'm not sure if I'm going to actually back him myself yet. I'm planning on doing everything on the ground up to that point and sitting on/leaning over etc but possibly going to send him away locally to get ridden away. I'm helping ride the Spanish ones currently in my spare time and he's said he's welcome to go there to be broken in spring once his horses are back out, so I might do that but was hoping to get him done before then ideally. There's another lady who he could go to new year time if he's ready by then too. I haven't decided yet but we have plenty of time. It all depends how he goes..... If he remains quiet enough to do without facilities then I may end up doing him myself again. Didn't have facilities with sparks and he's not ended up badly from it...... But horses for courses! We shall decide once I get to know him a bit more.
  13. And meet Solo!

    So this weekend, we had out first set of tack on and learnt very basic walk and woah :) Don't know if they'll work or not the links but worth a go!
  14. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    Thanks very much! This is just the last two and a half months haha! It keeps him active and interested at least lol.
  15. And meet Solo!

    I haven't done much with him since he's been here in all honesty yet. He's just out in the field with my lad as it's too dark to do anything during the week now. I've used the remaining holiday I have left as half days off in the mornings between now and new year..... So I shall update when I get to know him a little better as I get him started! He's very friendly. Just a little spooky and unsure as he's literally seen nothing..... he's next to road and kids play ground and sports club.... So he has quite a busy environment he's getting used to compared to the farm life's been used to! He has a kind temperament and eye which is why I bought him..... Hopefully he will prove me right.
  16. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    And finally......some SJ schooling also.
  17. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    And now the funnest part....WE TRIED JOUSTING! I'm having lessons with this guy He's local and I thought it would be amazing if we could teach coblet spanish walk/piaffe/levade etc eventually. So we had a weekend training there the other weekend and whilst we were there, in between the serious schooling, played around sword fighting and tried jousting training lol! It was SO much fun. Cantering at the target Then we tried some 'dancing' with him and one of his Spanish schoolmaster And then the mounted sword fighting commended again! Sparkles learnt his flying changes both directions doing this in his defensive getaways lol. Coblet was so good with it all - he was exhausted but totally enjoyed it and wasn't bothered with the fighting, weird objects being carried on him, the other horse 'attacking' him or the clanging hitting the targets in the roof.
  18. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    And then we went to Cheshire for a weekend away to my best friends....and visited Somerpark which is AMAZING! It's literally heaven on earth. Miles of surfaced tracks with XC jumps all round.
  19. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    We did some schooling.... We went hunting:
  20. Another normal update...hospitals, jousting and new horses.

    We did some competitions Showjumping Overall Supreme Champion showing Our years rosettes! We qualified for the national hunter trials finals again at this competition....however didn't go to the finals this year as I was in hospital! Faffing around trick training again I had a non horsey night out! Not quite brave enough to post as a pic lol.
  21. Carnival pics!

    So we had a blast at our carnival! Coblet was a dude and did not bat an eyelid at any of the events/music/drums/acts/crowds/etc going on around him.....which makes me think it was just the crowdedness of the all the driving horses already in the arena that panicked him a bit at Equifest last week. Anyway, carnival was a success, raised a fair bi of money and promoted my friends burlesque group well! Definitely got the most attention lol with our 'unicorn'. Though our last minute horn making skills sadly didn't work when it rained for 5 minutes....we had a droopy horn then lol. It wasn't meant to rain....but typical England, it did! Ended up featured on the radio, in the newspaper and various postings on social media lol! Clearly they have never had a live animal in the carnival in town before lol. I definitely wimped out of a proper burlesque outfit lol but donned a playsuit, bustle skirt and feathers to kind of look in theme lol. And got to wear glitter haha! And we appeared in Your Horse Magazine ^ Oh and Spiderman rode a horse... And then went to Jump Cross competition the following day and won Fourth....missed out on first by rolling apole at the joker fence! We'd have been the fastest by 80 seconds otherwise! But my friend won on her horse as she jumped clear and was her horse's first JC competition so pleased for her!
  22. Equifest update - pic heavy

    So we had a pretty amazing few days away at Equifest! Went there for 2 nights, so three days of competing. First class was coloured working hunter, we unfortunately had a rail down however did a nice show and pulled a respectable 6th out of 22. Second class on the first day was freestyle dressage to music. I was absolutely dreading this as I literally had not made a test or finished music up till 48 hours previous! It didn't go perfectly to the music as I had no arena to practice in, I'd just guessed a same size patch in my field the night before to practise in - however it turned out I'd been a bit too generous on the sizing at home as the actual arena came up a lot smaller and he was STORMING round it on the day some parts the music didn't match perfectly but oh well! And, we used very modern music which very much stuck out like a sore thumb lol [Despacito and Little mix lol!] but it mixed it up from all the typical classical music going on! ANYWAY. Despite all of that. We somehow pulled off a second for our freestyle!!!! We missed out on first by one mark to a medium level horse. So I am over the moon with that. So onto the second day there, our first class was the ride and drive class and then pleasure driving. He was foot perfect throughout every class and got a second in the ride and drive, and third in the pleasure. The judges absolutely loved him and literally got blank cheque offers for him after our class as at least 4 driving related people wanted to buy him! But most definitely not for sale. The second place meant we'd got a space in the evening performance later that night. Unfortunately the evening performance was where it all went wrong. We'd done it last year with no problem, however due to various factors it all went pear shaped this year and my inexperience as a driver ballsed it up for us sadly. Last year we'd gone in second and had a nice empty arena to enter into and get going round for the first lap. It really is something else to go in as it's a public evening performance, so the music is blaring, the commentators are on over the PA system and there's near on a thousand people watching at least. Anyway, we unfortunately got placed last to go in this year and that's where it all went wrong. You all enter in a storming trot and unfortunately being last meant slotting in in a very small space with all the other oncoming horses and carriages already in there going round. We got cut up as we entered slightly in the entrance by a guy stood in the entrance which meant we had to slam on the brakes just before we went in, and then lost our space to enter and had to wait a moment and try and jump into trot to enter again in the next space. Anyway, this momentary pause, going in last and all the extra horses already in the arena coming at him - just blew his brain. I couldn't tell what he was doing, from behind it looked like he was bucking in the cart so I just tried to stop and keep everything calm talking to him. Looking at the video back, he was just cantering on the spot wanting to get on with it I think - in hind sight, I should have just sent him forwards and got going probably, but his little brain had gotten lost in all the atmosphere. The lovely driving steward tried his best to get us going to outside track again to join in, but little coblet wasn't confident enough to slot in with all the carriages already going round and wanted to stay in the middle out of the way I think. He just felt completely starstruck and no idea where to place himself in all that craziness! So we retired unfortunately and came out. I don't drive competitively and you can't recreate that atmosphere anywhere, so I don't blame him at all for having a panic. Next time, I shall request to go in first again so he doesn't have a panic about where to go. Soon as we got out of there, he literally went back to being asleep, so it wasn't even like he'd wound himself up completely either. We stood just outside watching it all quite calmly. But anyway. Lesson learnt. Don't go in last! So, onto the third day. My friend who came with me to help groom entered the showjumping on him and they pulled off a 4th of about 20 odd horses. Not bad as she's hardly ridden him before! I was meant to be entered in the following jumping class after her, however they had dressage going on in the indoor arena where the evening performance was the night previous. Nowhere near as busy as the night previous, but was the same arena and still had a few people watching and the music on a bit so just thought I'd enter a dressage class instead just to get him in there so not to end on a bad note of that arena. I entered an elementary test which was a bit silly as it's two levels higher than we compete at normally [only done two pre-lim tests before lol!]. Majority of the test done in collected trot with some medium and simple changes in, which we're really not brilliant at! And we broke in canter on the last shallow loop - however this wasn't picked up on the test sheet so I think the judge missed it! Anyway, he was good as gold in the arena and we somehow only went and won it?!?!?! I have no idea how lol as I really don't think his movements were all that correct, as like I said, it's not something we do a lot of. Our medium trot did get low marks on, as it isn't established at all and he was tired by this point after 3 days of being there. Good note to end on anyway! Chuffed we won our first ever elementary test. Anyway. So that was our little 3 day adventure write up! :)
  23. Carnival pics!

    I've just found out my ex, who I stupidly gave another chance to the other year against my own better judgement, and the reason for my year of **** this year....hi. Turns out everything I was always called 'crazy' about, was completely accurate. He had a new wife in another country back home he's married earlier this year and been with for over two years at least. We were building a house there together. She's been in it. How #&=%) stupid of me. Actually had a whole second life. You only think these things happen to other people on TV. Literally just found out. Got to love social media. I'm laughing. Unsure if that's a good thing or not. Definitely my gain as definitely don't want that scumbag in my life ever again. Don't quite know why I'm writing this here. It's 3am in the morning here that's probably why. Bit emotionless really.
  24. Carnival pics!

    Indeed! Unfortunately if the pole had stayed up, it would have taken forty seconds off our time being the joker fence!
  25. Carnival pics!

    Haha thanks. Sparks definitely got to be sparkly lol.