video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 15:32:24


Just made today.  Just in case we decide to put him up for sale I left
in a lot of trotting and cantering footage so folks can see how he's
moving.  It gets more interesting later on, with a retrospective of
photos at the end.  ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlQef3RmCyg

We will probably wait until spring to market him.  If we do... I co-
own him with my mom, and Allison has been looking forward to riding
him since the day we picked the stallion, but with her not riding much
at all anymore due to the neck injury, my whole program is
downsizing.

take care all
cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by JJ » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:16:41


Quote:

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlQef3RmCyg

<snipped>

He's purty of course!  The little kitty that came over to "visit" at
the start was cute!  JJ

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Ocean of Nuanc » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:44:32

Quote:


>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlQef3RmCyg

> <snipped>

> He's purty of course!  The little kitty that came over to "visit" at
> the start was cute!  JJ

The little "person" that came over to "visit"....

It is a matter of time before the molecular work confirms that cats are
a type of people.

:)

sharon

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Hunter Hampto » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:21:44

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 23:32:24 -0700 (PDT), cindi

Quote:

>Just made today.  Just in case we decide to put him up for sale I left
>in a lot of trotting and cantering footage so folks can see how he's
>moving.  It gets more interesting later on, with a retrospective of
>photos at the end.  ;-)

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlQef3RmCyg

Cindi,

I suggest you edit more out. The first minute the only thing
interesting was the cat.

At two minutes I quit, I couldn't imagine 7 more minutes.

Hunter

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Nancy DeMarc » Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:52:41

He's cute. :)

How big is that round pen? ;)

Nancy

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 02:52:30



Quote:

> I suggest you edit more out. The first minute the only thing
> interesting was the cat.

> At two minutes I quit, I couldn't imagine 7 more minutes.

> Hunter

Well Hunter, as it's mainly a video for family and people who are
actually interested, I think it's fine.  And if he is ever for sale, I
know that *I* would love to see video of a horse loose in a round pen
standing for somebody to rub them down with a towel and then a few
minutes of trot and canter both directions, plus the rest of the stuff
after that.  But you are not required to like it.  ;-)  Thanks for
trying.

cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:00:13


Quote:
> He's cute. :)

> How big is that round pen? ;)

> Nancy

Thanks Nancy.  It's a 60' and we use it for free lunging, lunging,
teaching the 'join up' and all that, and occasionally I give lessons
out there, sort of the same as lunge line lessons where I control
speed and direction and the student gets a chance to just work on
position, relaxation and balance, except doing it out there means I
can let the students experience rollbacks away from me without them
getting tangled up in the lunge line... ;-)

Sometimes we ride out there - the trainer here did the first loping
there on a youngster she's starting, and lots of the western trainers
in this area do the same, although I think the round pen at the Wright
Ranch is a tiny tiny bit bigger than mine.  The trainer I mentioned in
the other thread who tied my mare's head around, she uses a 40 foot
round pen for starting colts.  I don't mind one that small for
training body control but I don't like them to do too much in such a
small area.

I don't like doing much riding in ours with the panels - I would
prefer solid walls for something that small or smaller.  I don't like
legs, human or horse, potentially going thru...

Did you get one yet?  :-)

cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:05:35


Quote:
> He's purty of course! ?The little kitty that came over to "visit" at
> the start was cute! ?JJ

Thanks.  That cat needs training!  We let him get on the horses one
day just for fun, and now he wants to do it all the time.  During
lessons he'll come over and try to mount the horse - he actually did
mount one the other day in lessons.  Thank goodness my horses are well
broke, but that cat is going to get hurt.  He likes to rub up against
their hind legs, you know the way cats rub up on us... The horses
usually just sort of get big eyes and stand perfectly still, but one
day I'm afraid he's going to get kicked.  So yesterday I started a
more aggressive "train the kittty" program where I actively scare him
away/chase him away from the horse I'm working with.  It started with
not being able to get Captain out of his stall because the cat would
not move.  He was laying down purring right in the stall threshold,
totally unafraid of this huge black thing coming right for him.

The pic of him on the horse is the "pic of the month" on my home page,
for the next day or so anyway:
http://allisonacres.org
Dumb idea, in hindsight.  ;-)

He is a great cat, just totally unaware of the dangers he faces.  He
also likes to come running up to our cars when we get home.  I am
carrying a spray bottle with me now so I can blast him and hopefully
make him more afraid of vehicles.

take care,
cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Hunter Hampto » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 03:36:04

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:52:30 -0700 (PDT), cindi

Quote:

>Well Hunter, as it's mainly a video for family and people who are
>actually interested, I think it's fine.

Okay, just trying to help.  

Hunter

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Jill » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 05:58:34


  So yesterday I started a
more aggressive "train the kittty" program where I actively scare him
away/chase him away from the horse I'm working with.  It started with
not being able to get Captain out of his stall because the cat would
not move.

Kids watergun  - cats hate water, and its remote, but a proper soaking is
more effective more quickly -- and you get to do even more sacking out of
the equines at the same time
<g>

--
--
regards
Jill Bowis

Domestic Poultry and Waterfowl Solutions
Herbaceous; Herb and Alpine Nursery
Seasonal Farm Food
http://www.kintaline.co.uk

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 06:54:42



Quote:
> Okay, just trying to help. ?

> Hunter

No prob.  :-)  I'm mainly boring family members with my video, and so
far they haven't complained (to my face!  :-)

cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by LandShar » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 12:09:34


Quote:

> > He's purty of course! ?The little kitty that came over to "visit" at
> > the start was cute! ?JJ

> Thanks. ?That cat needs training! ?We let him get on the horses one
> day just for fun, and now he wants to do it all the time. ?During
> lessons he'll come over and try to mount the horse - he actually did
> mount one the other day in lessons. ?Thank goodness my horses are well
> broke, but that cat is going to get hurt. ?He likes to rub up against
> their hind legs, you know the way cats rub up on us... The horses
> usually just sort of get big eyes and stand perfectly still, but one
> day I'm afraid he's going to get kicked. ?So yesterday I started a
> more aggressive "train the kittty" program where I actively scare him
> away/chase him away from the horse I'm working with. ?It started with
> not being able to get Captain out of his stall because the cat would
> not move. ?He was laying down purring right in the stall threshold,
> totally unafraid of this huge black thing coming right for him.

> The pic of him on the horse is the "pic of the month" on my home page,
> for the next day or so anyway:http://allisonacres.org
> Dumb idea, in hindsight. ?;-)

> He is a great cat, just totally unaware of the dangers he faces. ?He
> also likes to come running up to our cars when we get home. ?I am
> carrying a spray bottle with me now so I can blast him and hopefully
> make him more afraid of vehicles.

> take care,
> cindi

Oh my!  I had a cat that rubbed up against Prissy's hind leg, not long
after we got her (Prissy).  I was certain that we were going to one
very seriously, injured or dead cat.  Prissy just pushed the cat.
Whew!  That cat has never done that to any horse, since (to my
knowledge).

Your fella is gorgeous!  Absolutely, gorgeous!

Ruth W.

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Jane Sarana » Sun, 01 Nov 2009 20:18:34


Quote:
> Just made today.  Just in case we decide to put him up for sale I left
> in a lot of trotting and cantering footage so folks can see how he's
> moving.  It gets more interesting later on, with a retrospective of
> photos at the end.  ;-)

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlQef3RmCyg

> We will probably wait until spring to market him.  If we do... I co-
> own him with my mom, and Allison has been looking forward to riding
> him since the day we picked the stallion, but with her not riding much
> at all anymore due to the neck injury, my whole program is
> downsizing.

> take care all
> cindi

He's beautiful, Cindi.  Good luck whatever you decide but I think he
might be really good for you guys, spiritwise, to keep.
 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by cind » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 04:38:57


Quote:

> He's beautiful, Cindi. ?Good luck whatever you decide but I think he
> might be really good for you guys, spiritwise, to keep.

Thanks Jane.  When you think about it I guess it's pointless to sell.
We don't get near what we would have got had the economy not tanked,
and we've invested this much already... I've been feeling really
guilty because right after I got married, my business started going
downhill.  My poor hubby.  But in the case of Captain, since I co-own
him, I guess I only need to feel half guilty!  :-)

Did you get your guy yet?  So you have four now right?  Pal, the two
babies (both two this year, right?) and the new Perch/TB?  It's a
slippery slope, Jane... ;-)

take care
cindi

 
 
 

video of Captain, my two year old Friesian/QH boy

Post by Jane Sarana » Mon, 02 Nov 2009 22:52:56



Quote:

> He's beautiful, Cindi. Good luck whatever you decide but I think he
> might be really good for you guys, spiritwise, to keep.

Thanks Jane.  When you think about it I guess it's pointless to sell.
We don't get near what we would have got had the economy not tanked,
and we've invested this much already... I've been feeling really
guilty because right after I got married, my business started going
downhill.  My poor hubby.  But in the case of Captain, since I co-own
him, I guess I only need to feel half guilty!  :-)
---Correct!  And your husband married you knowing you had a horse business
so as a smart man i'm sure he assumed certain risks as you do.  It's part of
that hoaky "for better or worse" thing <g>.

Did you get your guy yet?  So you have four now right?  Pal, the two
babies (both two this year, right?) and the new Perch/TB?  It's a
slippery slope, Jane... ;-)

---You forgot my daughter's horse Bentley : ).
He did arrive, he is awesome, and I am heading out to ride him early this
a.m. before having to go to work.  I'll do a full report next weekend after
giving him a week to settle in.