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  • jax
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Random horse
Another thread was random but not, this thread is courses for horses.

Post pictures here related to horses in some way or another. 


This might be worth a try. The rules are simple: post a nice random picture or illustration.

I'll start with one for jax: the year of the horse.

<img src="http://polymathicmonkey.smugmug.com/Frans/Random/n-6nZJF/i-R5JHwp8/0/S/year-of-the-horse-on-behance-S.jpg">

  • jax
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Re: Random horse
Reply #50

  • ensbb3
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Re: Random horse
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It's a boy!
**passes out cigars**
:happy: Thinking about naming him Bosley.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Random horse
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Woohoo! Pics are broken?

Edit: loaded now

  • ersi
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  • ensbb3
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Re: Random horse
Reply #54
Is he a super hero?

Reminds me, I've got some catching up to do here... See if I can remember my imgur login.

  • ersi
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See if I can remember my imgur login.
I found that Xfce Screenshooter can post to Imgur without requiring a login. Been using it ever since.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Random horse
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Yeah, but then you lose whatever sense of ownership you might've had. Often it doesn't matter, but sometimes it might. :)

  • ersi
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I don't own those horses. And after uploading anything on the internet, why would anyone pretend they still own it?

  • ensbb3
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So catching up...
After Bosley there's Daisy:

And Dixie (sleeping?):


Next there's Jax, the OP's namesake ( @jax ):

And a year later Chauncey:


Jax and Chauncey together... :zip: 


And more recently Daisy had her first, Patches. (Let my niece name it -  :lol: - sounds like a cat's name.:right:)



And about a month ago; Graci:

She is sleeping...



And lastly, a cheeky group shot.  :P

Dixie's front and center.
  • Last Edit: 2019-11-28, 04:38:26 by ensbb3

  • Belfrager
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Re: Random horse
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I counted ten horses... What do you do with so many horses? they don't seem to be working horses and I suppose you don't eat them.
Educative/decorative for the children? You sell them?

Anyway, they are fine animals, very American style.  :)
A matter of attitude.

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Those horses look edible, but might be purely decorative.

  • krake
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I counted ten horses...
Are you sure you didn't miscount?  ;)

  • ensbb3
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Anyway, they are fine animals, very American style.  :)
Thank you. Although if memory serves they're a Scottish breed.

They are glorified pets. I started with three, a male and two females. It's gotten out of hand in the last decade or so. Up to 14 at last count.

What to do with them has always been the question. Suggestions are things like: teach them to pull a cart, do pony rides, teach them special tricks and/or sell them. We taught one to bow for an apple and you have no idea how many times people have asked if I rent them for rides at parties. I'm not quite redneck enough to own a cart and tack for it - but that is one of the more adorable options. They all get lead broke; learn to follow on a lead and stand where you tie them for brushing/trimming hair and hooves . I don't actively try to saddle break them but some have picked it up better than others. Learning can be rough, they don't want to cooperate and learn stuff but they have to. So at times I have to wear them down a bit so they don't just fight me and thus figure out that what I need from them ain't so bad. The fastest way to get to them tired is a mock rodeo. Let them haul me up and down the corral rodeo-style a few times and suddenly listening to me isn't the worst thing. Chauncey is the only one so far to hack my method. As soon as I put a halter on him, he ragdolls. Not even gracefully - just suddenly he pretends he has no bones, lol. Equal measures cute and aggravating.

So basically - I have no idea what I'm doing with them. Sustainability is eventually going to be a problem. The field can only support so many, but that number is still pretty far off.

I've had plenty of other saddle and quarter horses over the years. None of which have been a problem for me to sell. Something about raising them from a baby makes it hard to let go.
  • Last Edit: 2019-12-06, 01:00:50 by ensbb3