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    The things I have learned.....

    lol, that would suit a Shetland if the seat was taken out. My first pony was an 11hh Timor cross - Dad took out the back seat of his Chevvie - she travelled fine! Only problem with Trixie - she had been a professional trick pony. When her owner died, the aids to her tricks (counting, nodding...
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    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    Mmmm- wonder if it would work on the damn grey squirrels I find partying around my strawberries?
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    The things I have learned.....

    Ooh - which one? I try hard to keep up with them all - but theodd one slips away and doesn't give regular updates on my FB page, lol. Most of mine are youngsters, some are just backed and ridden away. But a few slightly older when they go bum hign and need time off to finish maturing, then...
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    The things I have learned.....

    I sure would, Alibear. Any responsible breeder LOVES owners of their horses who come back for A N other. You just KNOW what sort that buyer wants, you have a good idea of their abilities - and whether they'l have good help on hand (or be close enough to call on you.) And of course if owners...
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    The things I have learned.....

    lol, I could add a dozen to those. The lady who wants a nice, quiet, sensible 17hh mare - actually managed to stay on top as mare plods around with a puzzled look on her face. Her expert adviser told her the mare would be great for her and rings me later - somewhat embarrassed - to tell me...
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    Pictures How big are your yearlings?

    Eek - if he's 15.3 in that pic - you PRAY for him to grow to 16.2 in front and slow right down behind. Whatever height he ends up, he's already got a hell of a backside.
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    In foal or fat?

    You would be right if all vets (even equine vets) had a clue about determining pregnancy. But unless you KNOW a vet is a good repro vet, there IS a good chance they are wrong! My current example is a healthy 11 month colt. At 1st scan, he was twins, at 28 days he was "a malformed conceptus...
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    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    Ah yes - it IS the whipper in - looking at it in dribs and drabs I got that wrong. He MIGHT have been worried about the hunt monitors - but I thought they were the silent ones? Did he KNOW he was being filmed? The film really isn't very clear about where hunt staff were when hounds strayed...
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    Over thinking everything horse wise!

    There really IS nothing wrong with worrying about your horse, lol. I have 38 a current count and all of them get my brain into action every day - either with worry :she's flat out - not moving: - or relief :phew: her ears twitched, she's not dead. Hell, I can't even drive off the farm without...
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    What weight for a 15.2 youngster?

    And how they look - along with background - is the most important factor. Even a pic only tells you so much. You have to understand the breeding and which way they will go from how the look at 4. This mare was backed at 4 - lightweight rider barely 10 stone (and for a 16.1 3/4ID that is...
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    What weight for a 15.2 youngster?

    lol, her owner would be disappointed. Actually, if I didn't KNOW her age I'd say she was a balanced 2-3yo who'd stand a good chance of Grading in September, IF she didn't shoot up before then. After all, I did NOT predict the eventual height of her first youngster from me - he was by a 17hh...
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    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    It IS hard when you haven't hunted for a while - and some hunt followers never learn them. I had to listen to recordings of the different sounds to interpret what was being blown - although hounds' speed, voice, and noses up in the air told me quite a lot! And of course the huntsman's tone...
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    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    I really couldn't comment on those things because I don't know the facts. Where WAS the trail? Immediately over the road or on a neighbouring property?? Where were huntstaff when hounds entered a property where the trail would obviously not be? And did the monitors actually help encourage...
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    What weight for a 15.2 youngster?

    lol, you're way out on age - 100% correct on lovely. Whatabout: Now - her mother is 16.1 - sire is 16.3. How big would you guess she'd get when mature. And - another clue - her full brother was 17.2 at 7!
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    Thoughts South Herefordshire hunt.

    Finally got a chance to watch it with sound on - and to refresh my memory on all the horn calls used. Hounds were definitely NOT on the trail of a fox for the first 1+ minutes. Then a few DID hunt the line of a fox - and the rest of the pack were curious - but not higly motivated to get noses...
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