Life in the old dog yet

Auslander

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Considering he was retired from competition at 11, and almost written off completely at 15, due to unsoundness, I don't think the old man is looking too shabby at 24!
Shoes are going back on this weekend - and then he can start yet another "just one more year" of bouncing round the lanes, spooking, spinning and tanking off.

 

rextherobber

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One of my favourite HHO horses, always look forward to a post about him - thought he was going to jump out at one point!
 

Caol Ila

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He looks awesome. You got any magic tricks for managing arthritis in old draft crosses? I feel like I'm in a knock-down-drag-out fight at the moment, and barely clinging on by fingernails.
 

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He looks awesome. You got any magic tricks for managing arthritis in old draft crosses? I feel like I'm in a knock-down-drag-out fight at the moment, and barely clinging on by fingernails.
He has a Cartrophen jab every couple of months, and I make him move a lot, even if its just going for a wander hand in hand
 

Midlifecrisis

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He looks fab...daughters mare is 23 and we said we d retired her but last week daughter decided to get in the arena for a pootle and we had to pop her on the lunge for a short while as she bounced around in hand walking into the arena...no decorum ....
 

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He looks fab...daughters mare is 23 and we said we d retired her but last week daughter decided to get in the arena for a pootle and we had to pop her on the lunge for a short while as she bounced around in hand walking into the arena...no decorum ....
I was planning to take him for a wander down the lane after his school session. but he was about 18.3hh and very pissagey/snorty when I caught so I decided to put him back in the field instead!
 

Nicnac

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Can't believe he's 24 but guess we've both been on here a while and have also aged (in years, not in mind!) He's looking wonderful and self-lunges beautifully.
 
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