I have to agree with you about Highlands. I have had a couple of them and both have been superb. My first was a yearling and a sweet gentle boy. Second was oversize at 15.1, my horse of a lifetime. Huge, gentle, funny, go anywhere boy with manners. He had a huge, handstand buck which I laughed...
I would love to take our lab to Badminton but strangely he refuses to eat or drink when he's out of the house. We couldn't risk him not drinking on a hot day. He's fine if we holiday in a caravan and very well behaved with other dogs, he ignores them and strangers.
My granddaughter had an almost pure Crabbet gelding, he was about 87.9% and the other bit came from Skowronek the Polish stallion. He was smallish, about 14.2 but a sweet, steady boy who looked after her well. She lost him at 26years old. He got stuck in a ditch and gave up fighting. Most of...
I will probably get laughed off the forum for this but I have long thought that TBs now need some "outside blood" before they get any weaker. I was talking to a lady in USA recently, about fatal injuries and we both were of the same opinion that new blood such as quarter horses, and arabs...
They did say that he was up at one point but very wobbly. I wonder if he got a kick while he was down, which may have caused neurological damage. The couldn't get him on the trailer for a while because he was unsteady on his feet.
We have a working type lab. We got him at 7weeks as mum had stopped feeding the pups. Ours is 10 years old on Friday and has been as perfect as a dog could be. mad as a hatter running, swimming but very quiet in the house. I'm used to the hair as we've always had labs.
I met him a couple of times at Badminton and he seemed quite friendly and easy to talk to. Very disappointed to read this about him. If he had hit my old boy like that, he would have got both barrels from him.
This is our almost ten year old boy on the bed I made for him at Christmas. He is Cynhinfa breeding with several Drakeshead in his pedigree. Very clever and sweet too. Pardon the mess, we were moving furniture around!
My medical box has all the usual bandages, cotton wool, antiseptic wipes and small pots of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for wasp and bee stings. Forceps, scissors and tick removers, we are in deer country!
I paid £1000 for a made to measure saddle for my oversized Highland. The most uncomfortable saddle I ever had, although it did fit him well. I sold it and got a wintec which fitted him and me. Much lighter and very comfortable.