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Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 9:09 pm
by mustang
Due to limited water, it isn't too hard to find the band. There are a lot of new babies. It must be spring.
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This mare looks like she could add an addition to the world.
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Ol Gypsy looks like her middle is sagging a little. She has produce six colts to date. I wonder how many is possible.
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This was Friendly Fred about six weeks ago. It looks like sweat but I don't think it is.
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Fred looks looks a little better with some of his winter coat gone.
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Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:06 pm
by Faster horses
Fred is interesting, to say the least. Wonder how he is going to shed out? They look in pretty darn good shape.
Thanks again for the pictures. I was looking at Gypsy's feet....they are so good!

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:52 am
by burnt
In addition to apparently having a bad hair day, Fred has quite the color scheme going there. Wow.

That palomino beside the pregnant mare looks like a fairly tall horse. Being kinda partial to them would be why both of my riding horses in the past were palominos.

That was a looong time ago...but I still have a saddle!

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:08 am
by Big Muddy rancher
burnt wrote:In addition to apparently having a bad hair day, Fred has quite the color scheme going there. Wow.

That palomino beside the pregnant mare looks like a fairly tall horse. Being kinda partial to them would be why both of my riding horses in the past were palominos.

That was a looong time ago...but I still have a saddle!


Hey have I got a deal for you, a 2 yer old Palamino that is nicely started. :D

I got the Hoss and you got the saddle, didn't Mel Tillis sing about that?

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 9:00 am
by burnt
Big Muddy rancher wrote:
burnt wrote:In addition to apparently having a bad hair day, Fred has quite the color scheme going there. Wow.

That palomino beside the pregnant mare looks like a fairly tall horse. Being kinda partial to them would be why both of my riding horses in the past were palominos.

That was a looong time ago...but I still have a saddle!


Hey have I got a deal for you, a 2 yer old Palamino that is nicely started. :D

I got the Hoss and you got the saddle, didn't Mel Tillis sing about that?


That song goes back a looong ways too!

Let me think about this - a 2 year old nicely started Hoss and an almost 60 year old farmer mostly stiff 'n' broke - what could go wrong here? :lol2: :cowboy:

Seems to me that Corb Lund had a song about "The Horse I rode in On".

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:14 am
by mrj
My 'other half' must be addicted to riding. He will be 79 in July and still rides, though he had to take a couple months off about three years ago to get a knee replaced, and needs to get the other one fixed soon, maybe in late Sept. after a trail ride he wants to participate in is over. But, our ranch runs on horses so far as working cattle is concerned, so he has always ridden frequently, and pretty hard. He isn't just sitting on a horse, but uses his legs and back a lot. He has had a few spectacular wrecks and done some damage over the years, with probably the most painful and least long term damage from a broken big toe. Scariest to see was when his horse was running full tilt after a cow escaping the herd while passing through some tall grass, there was a badger hole hidden by the grass which the horse stepped in literally somersaulting in air before landing on the ground. Horse not hurt beyond sore muscles, as the hole was pretty big and didn't trap his foot. Spouse had a cracked vertebrae which didn't reveal itself right away even with an x-ray, but a month later pain indicated something was wrong, so went to Rapid City and found he needed repairs. Trimming of cartilage and fusing two vertebra and he walked out five hours later without pain. Pretty lucky and found a great surgeon. It wasn't as bad as when he had to be repaired in a different place after picking a newspaper up off the sofa a couple of years earlier!

I've long been resigned to the worry over him riding, because not being able to ride would be harder for him to deal with than an accident.

But, he needs a smaller horse, 13 hands would be ideal, but 14 works. And an older, say 7 or 8 years old decently trained in working cattle. No fancy stuff necessary. Those kind are darn hard to find! He got a wonderful one a few years ago and it developed navicular disease, a really bad day for us when that was discovered! He still has about three which he can ride and has to change frequently as they are getting older, too. Maybe he needs to go to more horse sales. I do like to travel, most any direction for any reason, and a horse sale is interesting, too.

mrj

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 1:37 pm
by Faster horses
I just love a horse sale, but sadly, Mr. FH does not. So if we go, he stays in the pickup most of the time. I bought one once while
he was outside in the pickup. When I found him and told him I got this horse bought....he asked what I paid for him. I said that
if he wanted to know that, he should have stayed inside. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: