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HHO's "Bear" project pony...

Michen

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Nice clean thread for the forum's "chosen pony".

Such a fun little chap tonight, started off quite nervous but let him play in the school (or rather, he decided he was bored of following me around and decided to have a play himself), think he needed to let off a bit of steam actually as hasn't had a chance to properly loose leg stretch yet.

Still a little bit flinchy but he really really relaxed this evening, I think he's definitely realised I'm his person (see labrador like video of him following me around!). He won't eat any form of treat, apple, carrot, meadow herb thingy, polo... just takes a bite and spits them out but he absolutely loves a scratch and to put his chin on your shoulder and blow at you, he's super affectionate but can't last very long without then needing something in his mouth whether its your collar, your ear (eek!) or your hair (fair play it does look like hay).

Excuse the poor clip, wasn't bothered about pretty ness! He's got the remains of rain scald (and what I assume is scarring, will post a pic), so I don't want to hot cloth and then rug incase it encourages it a bit.. will leave him with a good groom every day for a bit until he's chilled enough to have a bath and stand under heated lamps. Any suggestions for how to treat the remaining bit of scald, must be fairly old as he's been stabled for 6 weeks before coming here...

So some photos that he was bought off to document it all here... (bear with me whilst I upload stuff guys!)

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Arrival photos

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Michen

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I'm not sure you understand quite how seriously good a little horse you have bought.

I don't know why they let him go for 3k.
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I'd like to say it's because I making a living from negotiation but sadly not. I'm chuffed to bits you think that, I was worried I was a bit mad when we (not you though!) were all shocked over his feet/pasterns/hind end. Bloody KNEW there was something about him though I got this weird stomach twist when I found him!

I don't know either because ridden connies at the sales are going for 4,000 euros minimum. Maybe we will find out when we get on him loll!

Actually don't believe that for one moment. Am so impressed with the seller, he messaged me asking for an update earlier and he's been nothing but 100% helpful and genuine.
 

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I think if Boggle doesn't come right you are already sorted. And if he does, and can only manage one, then you have a big head/heart decision ahead.

Cracking little horse I wish I was small enough to feel right on. If he doesn't jump a metre twenty eventually I'll eat my hat, and if you want to become a dressage diva, you've got the right one there as well.

How big is he M?
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Michen

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I think if Boggle doesn't come right you are already sorted. And if he does, and can only manage one, then you have a big head/heart decision ahead.

Cracking little horse I wish I was small enough to feel right on. If he doesn't jump a metre twenty eventually I'll eat my hat, and if you want to become a dressage diva, you've got the right one there as well.

How big is he M?
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If he ends up as good as I hope, I definitely won't sell but I'd certainly consider full loaning him out to someone I knew. I could technically have two on proper facilities livery (assuming life situation and job doesn't go tits up for some horrible reason!) and pay for riding to keep both fit enough or sharers, but I honestly think it would be a waste of money and I don't think I'd get enjoyment from having two however awesome they both are.

He may well end up even better than Boggle under saddle but Bog will always totally have my heart, we've been through a huge amount together and he needs careful managing really. I'd never dream of loaning him out.

He measured in at 156cm/15.3hh before he was shod ;)
 

Michen

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You've got a bay pure Connie with bone and movement who will mature over 16 hands? He'll be worth a mint in a year's time. I am seriously green eyed.

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Well tbh I'm assuming he's more like 15hh right now after the feet were trimmed!!!

He doesn't seem any bigger than Boggle, who measured in at 15hh as a rising 5 year old but who I think has grown a bit.

I'll stick Bear in a few weeks and see! Well, ya know, if you want to make an offer I could be persuaded to give him up and spend the money on a diving trip in the Galapagos ;) I joke!
 

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He does have a super trot.
As for the rainscald, if it's bad, I have used diluted hibiscrub with warm water. Massage it in, leave for about 5- 10 mins, then wash off with warm water. Do it every 3 days and don't pick off the scabs. They will loosen with the warm water.

You can also use oil to massage off the scabs. Pig oil is good. The sulphur is antibacterial. Do a test patch to make sure he's ok with it. You could also use something simple like veg oil as there isnt a risk of sensitivity as there isn't any sulphur in it. Warm it between your hands before putting it on. Massage it in and don't wash off. It will soak in. It's a gentle way of treating it. I usually use this for mud rash but rainscald is the same condition, just in a different place.
 
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