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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by Erica » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:21 pm

Wow! It's great hearing about how far they've come. :) They are gorgeous. You're obviously doing a great job. They look quite calm about the rug.
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Post by MPbandmom » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:47 pm

Lovely pictures! Everyone looks so happy!
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Post by Nettle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:12 pm

OOOOOHHHHHH thankyouthankyou for the pictures - and the update of course. How smart we look in our fluoro sheet.
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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by ClareMarsh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Oh I love the nose to the camera shots, their confidence is really growing!

I didn't know whether to mention it though but you've got a bit of mud on your trousers :wink: :lol:
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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by JudyN » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:52 pm

I think they need more socialisation... can we all come and give them cuddles, please? :D
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Post by Horace's Mum » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:47 am

Hi guys, sorry I've not been around much recently, ponies, dogs and a new man have been distracting me!! Just wanted to share with you all that today is Gossip's first birthday! I will come and update on them both if you want me to, but maybe after next weekend cos we have a show and first day out.

Anyway, here is the birthday boy considerably more growed up than the last time you saw him :D :D

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Post by JudyN » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:50 pm

What a handsome lad! :D
Horace's Mum wrote:I will come and update on them both if you want me to
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Post by jacksdad » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:17 pm

Horace's Mum wrote:I will come and update on them both if you want me to
but of course. he is a handsome birthday boy.
Horace's Mum wrote:....and a new man have been distracting me...
how did horace do with this?

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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by bendog » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:55 am

Ooooh yes been missing your updates!

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Post by Horace's Mum » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks guys, I will come and give you a good update after the weekend then.

Jacksdad, thanks for asking about Horus, he has been incredible with Robin, accepted him like he has always been here!! Literally loves him to bits, on the second evening he was here H just jumped up on the sofa and curled up asleep next to him (the first visit I cheated and gave him a bone for the evening!). I always said Horus would choose my man, and so he has, very definitely and without hesitation :D :D :D :D

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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by jacksdad » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:47 pm

That is sooooooo cool.

you should be very proud of the results of the work you put in with Horace . A real inspiration.

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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by ClareMarsh » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:20 am

Horace's Mum wrote:I always said Horus would choose my man, and so he has, very definitely and without hesitation :D :D :D :D
Yay, dogs know best :D

Gossip is looking very grown up now, bless him. I met my cousin's horse at the weekend, she does positive training and watching her get him to move with very subtle gestures was amazing. He was a rescue, found on the railway line, collar grown into his neck, he is now a gorgeous confident boy. She popped his rain coat on with it flapping in the wind around him and he didn't bat an eyelid. (If you want to see him he's the first horse on this blog post, rather than clog up your thread :D http://tinkerwolf.com/2012/06/07/in-whi ... me-horses/)
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Post by Horace's Mum » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:43 am

Well we had a really good day yesterday, so you've got an early update!!

I picked up my friend's lorry yesterday for the show on Saturday, and decided to spend some time getting the ponies used to it before taking them on a longer trip to Penrith.

Gossip bless him more or less walked straight up, step by step, lots of carrots but never once looked back! In 4 goes he was walking quietly up and down the ramp on a loose lead. Well chuffed.

Oya was a different matter. Refused point blank to move any feet, forwards or backwards. Took her half an hour just to sniff the ramp. In the end I put Gossip on and then walked her front feet up one at a time until she decided it would be easier to go up than to do the splits!!

Took them over to Chariots, not far from me, but somewhere safe they could be unloaded and loaded, with a few things to see. Travelled well, Gossip unloaded like a pro, Oya planted her feet and had to be walked down one foot at a time the same way we got her on!!

They saw more ponies than they have done since leaving the herd, a hissing goose, and went nose to nose with a couple of pigs, not phased at all. Oya met a carriage and watched the unicorn being put to and driving off - never batted an eyelid.

Gossip loaded like a dream, but then got very bored waiting for Oya to load, and decided that standing on back legs and putting his head through the roof was a good option - he is fine (not a very solid roof), but it's a good job I have very good friends :rolleyes: Hopefully he has learned that standing on four legs is more conducive to comfort. He certainly wasn't worried or bothered, just bored.

In the end we tried a towel behind Oya and she loaded fine. Once we got home I dug out my figure of 8 line that I used to teach her to walk - she resists pressure on the lead rope but works well with pressure from behind - and me and Robin spent half an hour taking her up and down, up and down, until she was happy to do it on a loose rope next to me. Did the same with Gossip and then they both went back out in the field to chill. So pleased with them, they behaved so well with the exception of that slight hiccup from Gossip, and I can't wait for Saturday now!!

Sorry for the essay, just so proud of them :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Post by Nettle » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:03 pm

Brilliant! :D

They obviously don't know that ponies are supposed to be scared of piggies :lol:
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Re: Gossip and Oya

Post by JudyN » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:35 pm

What, no photos of Gossip installing a sun roof in the horse box then? :shock: :lol:

They're looking great and are coming on so well. The piggies are rather cute too!
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