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Discussion in 'Horse Photo Galleries' started by Gert_89, Jul 7, 2009.
My Benson..... 1yr 4 months, gypsy cob Bless him
Aww he's lovely! He's going to be a nice heavy weight boy. What are you planning to do with him?
Welcome to the forum and thanks for the piccy!
When are you going to break him? have you had a saddle on him yet?
HI to both of you. Im not 100% sure what i want to do with him yet... i know alot have people have said he would make a great cart horse Hes so laid back, when i brought a youngster i thought i was really going to have my hands full. Then again theres many years to go through yet. I havent done anything with him, beside going out on walks round the roads and over the chase with him and getting him used to me waving objects round him and touching him all over. Thats one of the reason i came on here... hes my first youngster, ive had young horses but not babys that dont know anything i put my moms horses saddler over him and he stud completely still (didnt do the girth up) also the bridle but i was worried about putting a normal snaffle in his mouth as he is only young? (1year 4 months) Can any of you give me a rough i dea of ages and whtat to do with him. Ive re books that all say not to start lunging til hes 2???? is this right??? THANX KIRSTY xxx
Please do not start lunging him at 2, there joints are still forming and to be made to go round in a circled is quite damaging. by all means lunge rein, less stress on his growth but training all the same, especially if you =r gonna break him to drive.
Also I wouldnt put a bit in his mouth just yet, his mouth will be very sensitive. When the time comes to do this make sure the bit you put in his mouth is not too small. (a little trick is to put a bit of honey on the bit, then they always have a nice memory with the bit)
You will always get differing opinions on rearing and breaking yearlings upwards, but that is my opinion (not saying I am right)
Welcome to the forum and your lad is beautiful, my youngster is a right handful, she's only 2 months lol.
what you are doing is very good, de-sensitizing will lead to a nice bomb proof horse. Get him used to water, traffic, other animals such as dogs. Why not practice a bit of in-hand with him, gives you both something to do. and it brushes up concentration, manners and respect.
Thanks very much for letting me know that!! I DONT WANT TO RUIN HIM!! Benson is a dope on a rope at the minute but im sure hell liven up!! Thanx again Kirsty xx
I will definatly do inhand with him!!!! hes fine with water and trafic but still abit weary of my dogs lol!! Im glad im doing the right things Thanx kirsty xxx
I had to learn about youngsters pretty quick, I brought a mare for my daughter who turned out to be in foal. So I have spoken to so many trainers about what to do. My foal is 2 months at the moment, and we are learning to lead and tie. She is getting on really well, really quick learner. She even gives her feet to the farrier whan mum has a trim lol. She is not to keen on water atm, but she is so young I dont want to push her in to anything, just allowing her time to play and grow
How is Benson with trailers and boxes? He is lovely looking, how big do you reckon he will get?
Hes been on boxes perfect (just makes alot of noise to the other horses) he had to go to the vets at the start of the year as he had an umbilical hernia that had to be sewn up!!!! (Bless him) Not been on a trailer as i dont have one and no one i no does but i might hire one for the day when we go to the local show!! Hes about 14.1 maybe 14.2 at themin. Hes mother was 15hh and father 15.2 so im hoping hell hit 15hh. Ive been told they usually take their mothers height. What breed and colours are you foal and mare (just being nosy )
Tink, my mare, is a 12.2hh buckskin roan welsh section b. The sire is a coloured gypsy cob, stood at 15.2hh at the time of covering. he was 2 years old. (I found all this out through research). The filly was born lemon and white , her coat is now changing, the lemon bits are turning mums colour. She is 2 and a half months, and she is already standing at 12hh!! I think she may grow bigger than mum
Here are some pics the day she was born....i will get some recent ones on here soon because she has changed soooo much!! lol