"I have a Percheron/Fresian gelding. I originally got him to use in Montana as a cart and sleigh horse, but i have moved him back to California and we are now starting him in Western Pleasure and Gymkahna. I did do 4 months of Dressage with him, but…"
"They do tend to keep the knee action, at least my 9 year old did. I got him when he was 7. Hes totally blind in his left eye, and we're currently jumping 3'. They are excellent rides, very comfortable gaits even with the knee action.…"
"I own a 16.3 hand percheronXthoroughbred who is 9 years old. I bought him from a big dressage sale barn. We've done hunters, and are now moving up into the Jumper ring, and of course, we trail ride every chance we get :) He's so great out…"
"One of my horses is a Percheron Cross. I got him when he was 3 and he's now almost 11. He was a real handful in the beginning and still has a lot of spirit, but he is a beautiful mover and very thrilling to ride - my favorite mount. I use him…"
"As a barefoot trimmer I've noticed the biggest enemy to a hoofs health and soundness is incorrect trims (either by a traditionally trained farrier or a "natural" trimmer) and too long in between trims. Those who trim correctly and…"
"I will have to check that out, I had an embarrassing situation on a long ride with no cover for a quick 'squat' and my pony suddenly spooking violently (I'm sure she did it on purpose). It's a good job I wasn't far from home…"
There is some interesting work on the pelvic floor, stress incontinence, pain, and other discomforting & uncomfortable issues. I teach a pelvic floor workshop for riders and my 2 main resources have been: one designed by Deborah Bowes…"
"I am looking at a two year old draft cross for my 15 year old daughter. Do they make good jumpers? Also, i understand that some conformation traits of the draft would be considered as faults in other breeds. The mare has quite a high knee action…"
The nose running thing is just so elegant! I have videos of myself in tests looking lovely, then I complete the final halt and wipe my nose on my glove because I JUST CAN"T STAND IT!
Equestrian Collections stocks padded underwear.…"
"Wow, this is new territory for me. I am appalled that my body is not there when I demand the movements I took for granted in the past. It's just not acceptable!! ;)
Now that the ranting is done, here are my new observations and revelations:
"Good thoughts Ann.
I haven't seen the Western Horseman article but what you explain of it reminds me of one that was written for the Appaloosa Journal a few years ago, giving many breed associations and breeders food for thought.
I have 5 Fjord horses that are barefoot and I am so glad that this method (science) is growing in popularity and the people are opening their minds to the possibility of a "natural hoof". Here in the Kootenays of BC barefoot has…"
I am 56, a lifetime rider/owner/sometime trainer and breeder. I have ridden some dressage, endurance, show jumped, done flat classes, a bit of Western, etc. My love is trail riding/camping. I am just starting to raise spotted gaited mules for trail and larger sport mules. The mammoth jack, some of the broodmares, a couple of geldings and a mule are to be found on our old place in central southern BC, in the north end of the Okanagan Valley.
Comment Wall (6 comments)
You need to be a member of Barnmice Equestrian Social Community to add comments!
So Draft X Spotted mules by a spotted jack? Is your Rose Grey mare going to throw grey mules? Does that happen ? I've never seen a grey mule I dont think. Have you tested any of your broodstock for color zygosity?
Hi Anne, I just saw your question posted in the over 50 rider....I'd like to invite you to post some questions on my Ride Fit blog. I would say that most of my riding clients are over 45yrs old,and perhaps in clinics most are over 50. You've asked some good questions, I think I'll respond to them in the blog this week. I'd invite you to ask more since there are so many people out there with similar needs. You can also post photos if you'd like individual recommendations.
Welcome to Barnmice!!
Spotted gaited mules ....hmmmmm ... How Interesting!!
I hope you'll share how you happened onto "that" path.
Ohhhh and Pictures!! ... Please Post Loads Of PIctures!!!
Barnmice is a Great Place Ann, I hope you'll wade right in and make yourself at home!!
By the way, if you're interested, there's a couple of specific groups you might want to check out ...
( I belong to them both by the way ...lol ...)
The "Over 40 Rider" and the "Over 50 Crowd" ... Loads of Fun!!
Again ... Welcome BIG Welcome!!