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Offline Ricca

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« Reply #1100 on: June 30, 2015, 01:34:08 PM »
Thanks  :) :hug:

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« Reply #1101 on: July 07, 2015, 09:58:56 AM »
We made it to dressage day at Moruya, and what do we spy, but 2 Canberra judges, perfect day, great place.. great people  and we made it...  slow and steady  they say.
Might need to carry a whip next time :)

Looking back through our journey, I feel Skipper had suffered laminitis before I brought him to live with me.  All those interesting bodywork issues, his little broken feet, the line the vet said had been an "episode of some sort"    and his terrible back, could really all be related to high sugar, in thinking back...  he's not perfect now by any means, but much improved.

No better feeling in this world than making it through so far, now to be vigilant and keep it that way.

 Last year- when the world fell in, not much fun..


 During our move, Skipper went down on the day we signed on the dotted line to move to the coast and leave The Bush Capital and agistment behind after 34 years in the city. living working and keeping up to 3 horses and sharing with a friends other 2 also.

 Skipper did not trot for 3 months, he was locked about the stables in the paddock I agisted in, he had a mate beside him.
 I had to travel 60km a day to care for him in lock up... it was soo cold some days - while I packed up all our things in preparation to move both horses.
 Skipper lost his best mate at our new home on January 10 2015. In true Skipper style he has made the best of his time, and he seems to enjoy being an only kidlet still, and he is in our back yard really. Stables a 20 m drop below our yard...
 He has been locked into a 9m x 4m stable area since being here each night, then muzzled daily, then slowly we left off the muzzle to reach a point of grazing daily, between rides etc.
 After sunday I have allowed him to be in and out of a shelter of the night time, as he detests being locked in and always stood out in the rain part I had allowed him to have.
 Of course I would love to have a second horse- but finances dictate this decision now, the move and not selling our other house ( not my decision there) and the fact I spent all I had in my super to buy this place all ad to I need a cheap arab  Gelding, no vet fees, about 5 broken in and ready to play with - even then Skipper might hate him, as he did turn into Cy's hit man, and learn some bad habits from the old spotted man...
 Anyhow- I hope all your weekends were as good as mine, and life treats you well too...
 What we struggled with Last October..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE7HueIhI3c

 and our dressage test on Sunday....
 Nothing like trying to keep a white horse white in winter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUeNJc4vLHw


 and sunday- and I had to drive 2km to get there- such a nice feeling after doing round trips of up to 200km out to agistment then to places to compete
 We have no great wishes- apart from to "survive"
 I have no flat areas to ride in.. no arena, but a great group to visit and ride with in an arena each Thursday...
 Life keeps throwing curve balls, so make sure you catch them and throw them back....
 I hope you all had great weekends too- what did you get up to?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WNvaiccrZE
 
 

 
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« Reply #1102 on: July 07, 2015, 11:14:38 AM »
Fantastic to read of his recovery and your commitment in caring for him  :hug:

Getting jealous looking at that lovely sunshine you had on Sunday  ;D

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« Reply #1103 on: July 07, 2015, 01:22:35 PM »
Not so warm today- even my car heater worked at 14 degrees at 12pm :O
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« Reply #1104 on: September 30, 2015, 06:42:32 PM »
Thankfully we are seeing spring arrive, but of course that also brings with it the chance of laminitis recurring-
Anyhow- this is Skipper  a year on, and just trying to stay fittish, with a broken rider.... but we can still do trails :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oSDj7iA4ss
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« Reply #1105 on: September 01, 2017, 09:45:40 PM »
Looking back,  well Skipper enjoys his new life and his new friend Cashman/ Cashy Cash 
He sure has changed over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXo1KZregBI
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