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And meet Solo!

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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 weekend.....meet 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!

 

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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. 

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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. 

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Where was the pasture he was in in the picture? That would be tough to have no turnout.

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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. 

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But starting a greenie requires a bit more "containment" to keep things from getting out of control, til you actually HAVE control. Unless you LIKE trips to the hospital.

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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. 

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2 hours ago, noponies said:

But starting a greenie requires a bit more "containment" to keep things from getting out of control, til you actually HAVE control. Unless you LIKE trips to the hospital.

I've never had a small area of containment to start a horse.  I've never had a runner or bucker either. I'd rather have an open area if I did. I usually line drive before getting on one so they already know what the reins are. The biggest problem is usually making them move. They don't get that you are going to go with them! The only hospital trip in adulthood was caused by my present horse that stumbled and fell down.

I do get not breaking one in wet, muddy conditions although it would make a softer landing. :P

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Good luck with him NN!  I hope he turns out to be great....but I don't think anyone can beat Coblet for being an easy going, super calm, great jumping, dressage riding kind of guy! 

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So we met some reallllly scary flappy plastic sheets.....

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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....

 

 

 

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Even if you can't lunge or work your horse because of the slippery ground, you can do so much ground work.  I have a yearling donkey I'm training and she will be ground work only for several years still.  I take young animals for walks on the trails.  I think it helps a lot.  Is that an option for you?

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Wow, 16th century! The only structures we have in the continental US that are that old are Native American. I know I saw buildings that old and older when I was in Europe, but it just didn't register then.

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3 hours ago, little cow said:

Even if you can't lunge or work your horse because of the slippery ground, you can do so much ground work.  I have a yearling donkey I'm training and she will be ground work only for several years still.  I take young animals for walks on the trails.  I think it helps a lot.  Is that an option for you?

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. 

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