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NixNox


These are just the pictures I presently have on hand.
Dusty= silver arabian gelding (9yo)
Dancer= black and white gelding (19yo)
Shaddia= sorrel and white gelding (3yo)
Nita= Gray, more refined, mare (21yo)
Scorcha= Gray, more "stout" mare (17yo)

Three of them have registered names, but ...meh.

Dusty


Dancer

Shaddia



Nita



Okay so none of Scorcha at the moment, but coming soon...
Wolf1918
You have some beautiful horses. I've always wanted to own horses but was only lucky enough to own one for a short time when I was a kid. My father was killed in a car accident and my mother and I lost the farm soon after that, so I had to give my horse to my Aunt and Uncle who also had a farm. They gave her a good home for the rest of her life.

She was a reddish brown with one little white spot about the size of a half dollar on her rear end. Her name was Fawn.

I'd still like to have the opportunity to one day own another one. Hopefully some day soon before I get too old to ride.

Have you ever heard of Pat and Linda Parelli? They are horse trainers and they have some very interesting training ideas and techniques. If you do a web search you'll find a lot of information on them. They have clinics in Florida and (I think) Colorado plus they offer a good "home school" training program if you can't go to the clinics in person with your horses. They also have two day seminars that they travel around different parts of the country, showing what horses trained using their techniques can do and, of course, selling their courses and supplies.

Chad
georgeodowd
Oh a horse topic! Fantastic!
No pictures on hand at the moment, but I have a four year-old Welsh Cob gelding named Merlyn, black with white star and one hind sock. He's about 15h and very stout! His parents were imported from Wales. He's pretty flashy - everyone thinks he's a Friesian!
I got him as a yearling, and I trained him myself using a lot of the Parelli programme. I've been involved with horses all my life, and never thought I'd be able to break my own horse - until I discovered Parelli. Despite being 4 years old, my horse is the most bomb-proof and best-trained horse at the barn. He leads all the trail rides, goes through traffic, parades, etc. I just taught him to canter under saddle a week ago! We're having a lot of fun. I'd encourage anyone to look into the Parelli programme - don't get turned off by how commercialised it is... find the material that gives you the fundamentals (and skip most of the video programmes - they're pretty embarrassing Smile ).
ocalhoun
georgeodowd wrote:
. I'd encourage anyone to look into the Parelli programme - .

Is that the same method that is called 'gentling' rather than breaking?

I read how to do that in a (free) library book, and was very impressed. You could take a wild mustang and be riding it within a week, without doing anything at all that could be considered cruel!
georgeodowd
ocalhoun wrote:
georgeodowd wrote:
. I'd encourage anyone to look into the Parelli programme - .

Is that the same method that is called 'gentling' rather than breaking?

I read how to do that in a (free) library book, and was very impressed. You could take a wild mustang and be riding it within a week, without doing anything at all that could be considered cruel!


I don't think Parelli uses either term, really, but his methods are very similar to those used by some of the people who competed in that Wild Mustang Makeover challenge (in which contestants each chose a wild mustang and trained it in 100 days to do various things - dressage, reining, etc). The basic tenant is communicating with the horse in his own language to foster understanding and harmony, instead of using physical force and pain as motivation - a thing far too prevalent in the horse-world today. There's a big international show at my barn this month, and the number of gag bits and tiedowns is just disgusting. Sad
georgeodowd
Oh, and here's my pony at 3 years old (still a little croup high):

deanhills
NixNox wrote:
These are just the pictures I presently have on hand.
Dusty= silver arabian gelding (9yo)
Dancer= black and white gelding (19yo)
Shaddia= sorrel and white gelding (3yo)
Nita= Gray, more refined, mare (21yo)
Scorcha= Gray, more "stout" mare (17yo)

Three of them have registered names, but ...meh.


Okay so none of Scorcha at the moment, but coming soon...


They are really beautiful photos. Think it must be one of the most wonderful things in the world to have the privilege of owning horses. Sounds like one of the most rewarding hobbies in the world Smile
georgeodowd
deanhills wrote:

They are really beautiful photos. Think it must be one of the most wonderful things in the world to have the privilege of owning horses. Sounds like one of the most rewarding hobbies in the world Smile


And the most expensive and time-consuming. Wink
aipranch
You all have some gorgeous horses! Exclamation
Me too, and I'll post pics soon. I just thought I would resurect this topic since it is such a good one!
Me and my sister live in Utah and due to the seemingly poor state of the economy, we are thinking of offering a free horsemanship lessons course to help get some interest in equines going. Anyone got some good ideas or tips for us?
We will have all the proper paperwork to sign and helmets. We are even working on a website to track and display progress of the students. We are still in the early stages of planning and would appreciate any ideas Cool
aipranch
Here are a couple I painted:

This first one is Habanero, an Andalusian stallion.

This is Principe XIII , also an Andalusian stallion. I had a little help with him, see the green pen at the bottom? Courtesy of my 2 year old, a young artist herself. Laughing
aipranch
Woops! Those pics were bigger than I thought. If you want to see more of my art my geocities is:
http://www.geocities.com/tisturod/Equine_portraits.html Cool
aipranch
This is Sunny, a granddaughter of SUNFROST. She is getting really big!
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