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Charlie the Horse!!!

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This is my girlfriends TB. She is in Korea so I'm riding him for her! He is SUCH a sweety. Gotta keep in mind when you look at the pictures that he raced for six years, sat in a field for two years, has only been under saddle for about a year and has put on 100 pounds since she got him! he is a tough keeper and still needs to put on more weight!

Anyways he is a doll and wouldn't hurt a fly! Plus he tries really hard
Enjoy!









post #2 of 16
Wow! Awesome pictures! And a gorgeous horse!
post #3 of 16
Those pix need a cuteness alert
The way he gives you face is sooo precious- what a great ride he must be- he's so tuned in to you! Of course, around here, we have a saying, "It's 40% horse & 60% rider", so IMO, Charley's really enjoying carrying you on his back
My RB horse, Kessler, was a TB from the track- he was sold to the ranchers and eventually had a career in the Sheriff's Posse Search & Rescue as a litter-bearing horse. Next to my little quarter mare, that pony was so honest and had so much heart, I do believe that I have already owned the best two horses that I will ever meet this side of Rainbow Bridge.
How long to you get to care for Charley?
BTW, my Kessler was a hard keeper, but my horseshoer recommended the hot bran mashes & 1 cup of cornoil daily and it really helped
post #4 of 16
Stunning horse!
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Those pix need a cuteness alert
The way he gives you face is sooo precious- what a great ride he must be- he's so tuned in to you! Of course, around here, we have a saying, "It's 40% horse & 60% rider", so IMO, Charley's really enjoying carrying you on his back
My RB horse, Kessler, was a TB from the track- he was sold to the ranchers and eventually had a career in the Sheriff's Posse Search & Rescue as a litter-bearing horse. Next to my little quarter mare, that pony was so honest and had so much heart, I do believe that I have already owned the best two horses that I will ever meet this side of Rainbow Bridge.
How long to you get to care for Charley?
BTW, my Kessler was a hard keeper, but my horseshoer recommended the hot bran mashes & 1 cup of cornoil daily and it really helped
awww wow! thanks for your reply!! your horses sound LOVELY (pics?? )! Charlie is one of the nicest boys i've ever had the pleasure of working with, for being skinny and stiff he is a wonderful ride and tries really hard. I get to work with him fully for three weeks, but I go down and ride him for her once a week and give her a sort of lesson once a week since I'm trained in classical dressage and he needs all the bending and lateral help he can get!!! We are working on his weight! He gets high fat/fibre after every ride, because the grain and branmash just doesn't seem to be enough!
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What a beauty!!! Does she compete with him at all? My mom had an ex-racer once! It was an evil thing! Every time she rode by any sort of fence he had flash backs and gallopped at top speed down the fence! Needless to say she gave up and sold him!

You're so lucky to have such a beauty that wants to be a good ex-racer!

Does she/you feed him any weight gaining feed or sweet feed?
post #7 of 16
awwww wot a sweetie!
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What a beauty!!! Does she compete with him at all? My mom had an ex-racer once! It was an evil thing! Every time she rode by any sort of fence he had flash backs and gallopped at top speed down the fence! Needless to say she gave up and sold him!

You're so lucky to have such a beauty that wants to be a good ex-racer!

Does she/you feed him any weight gaining feed or sweet feed?
He doesn't show no, although he is great to jump, still needs work though. He is on weight gaining feed, and he has gained 100 pounds since she got him! still a long way to go though.,
post #9 of 16
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awww wow! thanks for your reply!! your horses sound LOVELY (pics?? )! Charlie is one of the nicest boys i've ever had the pleasure of working with, for being skinny and stiff he is a wonderful ride and tries really hard. I get to work with him fully for three weeks, but I go down and ride him for her once a week and give her a sort of lesson once a week since I'm trained in classical dressage and he needs all the bending and lateral help he can get!!! We are working on his weight! He gets high fat/fibre after every ride, because the grain and branmash just doesn't seem to be enough!
Give a good complete Senior feed a try...my horse can be a hard keeper at times, and this seems to do the trick...obviously you don't give as much as if you were to feed it as a complete feed, but my boy gets between 5-8 lbs a day on this when he needs it; along with normal 'good' food. Senior feeds have more easier to digest mineral, and feeds in them...so more goes into the horse. Anyway...

Here's my priceless baby...His name is Pride and he is a 7 yr. old Quarter Horse Arabian cross gelding...





post #10 of 16
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He is stunning!!! just lovely!!! I love the arab personality!
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He is stunning!!! just lovely!!! I love the arab personality!
Thanks...he is a beautiful boy...course I am biased too of course...Lol! He is actually very much inbetween in personality...he can be more uppity and a spitfire sometimes (the Arab side) but for the most part with consistant training has become very calm (the Quarter Horse side). He's a good boy though; we've come a long way as a 'couple'...Lol!
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Holy cow!! What a beautiful creature!!!
post #13 of 16
Wow!!! He is beautiful Faith's Mom!!!! Holy cow! I can't believe you have troubles keeping weight on him! We have two mares around 10 years old no problem with them, they're a bit on the fat side, even when they aren't pregnant! And my 21-year-old paint doesn't have a problem either. She doesn't get fat, but she hasn't been skinny since I got her (nearly 300lbs underweight).
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Thanks Enzo... He's usually pretty good, but there are just times when he will lose some...nothing has ever come up 'wrong' with him, so we are geussing it just has to do with certain times of the year (like he usually loses the most near the end of winter). He will occasionally lose a bit in the hotter part of summer too...
post #15 of 16
What beauties! What does "TB" mean... Am not familiar with horses at all. In Singapore, no one has space to keep them
post #16 of 16
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TB means thoroughbred! It's a breed of horse
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