hi everyone. I will be able to get pictures soon! I keep my horses at home. We have quite a lot of land which we rent out to a farmer, but I still keep my horses and my mum keeps her horse in one of the fields with sheep. They live out all the time. I think that is a more natural way to keep horses, and only skye wears shoes, although they do of course wear rugs during the winter. skye has a bib clip but apart from that they all have their full coats.
I dont compete much, as we dont have a horse box and it can be tricky to get to shows.
Ringo is too small to ride now, and is nearly 30 so he is just a companion for the others now. Misty is also unrideable. She has back problems because she was ridden too young by someone too heavy to be riding such a small horse (she has a small frame, even though she is not short) in her last home. We got her for free from a dealer because no one wanted her. She also has behavioral problems - she is very head shy, and freaks out if you try and touch her around the ears so it can be hard to get a headcollar on, and she also has to be sedated to have her feet trimmed. We are thinking of getting an equine behaviourist.
Woody is only four, so my mum and I are schooling him. He can work at walk, trot and canter in the school, but he bucks when he gets tired so we keep sessions short and interesting. He is great in traffic which is good, and we have started jumping with him. He tends to jump a lot bigger than he needs too, and once jumped out of the field when he got spooked by a quadbike, so I think he has talent.
Skye is lovely to ride, although very laid back. we mostly do hacking, but he also loves jumping. We will do local shows if we can hitch a lift with one of my friends. I came first in novice jumping in the local agricultural show, although there were only three competitiors so it wasnt hard lol.