Meet Pearl, New Horse

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Your paint has the classic TWH stance.
He's a goof ball. Will never be saddle broke. He is scared of his own farts and the squirrel that stepped on a leaf 2 miles over... you can tack him up and get on, but the first time something spooks him even a little bit his brain turns to liquid, runs out of his ears, and he turns into quite the nice little saddlebronk. Last time I tried riding him he bucked in a circle (rodeo bull style) until I came off and he apparently stepped on my chest and decided not to put weight on the squishy thing because there was a perfect hoof print on my chest but no sore places or bruising so he must have barely put pressure on me.

I dont bounce so well anymore so not trying that again...
 

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Both are beautiful animals. Love the name on the white.

Bay you might try adding beet pulp to Pearl's grains. It's known to help keep weight on them. Most Sr feeds have it in there. My old guy stays slick with his sr feed. Worth a try.
 

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Oh I believe the color....still have a dozen of them. The old guy is buckskin & min pinto..three dots of brown & tiny white on coronet but can throw some great tobiano. I had a dapple mare on show one year and at trainers I commented how nice a horse she was and what great color! Who owns her? He says, she's yours -- that's Page with a shave & spring coat. :lol: Mine are all aged now, retired as pasture ornaments.
 

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Oh I believe the color....still have a dozen of them. The old guy is buckskin & min pinto..three dots of brown & tiny white on coronet but can throw some great tobiano. I had a dapple mare on show one year and at trainers I commented how nice she was and what great color! He says, she's yours -- that's Page with a shave & spring coat. :lol: Mine are all aged now, retired as pasture ornaments.
Pip in summer coat. Had to roach his mane for a few years, stud used it to pick him up by when he (stud) was a youngun
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I have a 32 year old retired TWH mare. A dream to ride but ALWAYS hunting boogers. She jumped out from under me frequently. Gravity takes over when one is hanging suspended in thin air. Haven’t ridden her in 7 years. She gets to live out her life, eat and be happy.
 

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I have a 32 year old retired TWH mare. A dream to ride but ALWAYS hunting boogers. She jumped out from under me frequently. Gravity takes over when one is hanging suspended in thin air. Haven’t ridden her in 7 years. She gets to live out her life, eat and be happy.
Lol, my Arabian did that more than a few times, he was hard to spook, but when he did, he went from 0 to 40mph and left you hanging in the air wondering where the horse went like a roadrunner cartoon!

Papi is interesting, he VERY clearly has a thinking side of his brain and a spooky idiot side. He will use his brain while you tack him, mount him and even ride him, but if something spooks him, his brain switches over and the spooky side has no idea that he's being ridden, realizes something is on his back, decides it's a mountain lion, and tries his best to save his life from the thing that is going to kill him. As soon as the weight is off his back (and you are flying through the air) he switches back and calms back down almost instantly. If he was a normal horse that would get uptight when you got on him, he might actually be easier to train, but he never has a moment where he is simply tense, he goes from relaxed and ears flopping to full out panic in less than half a second and I'm just not good enough to stay on when he does that and I haven't found anyone stupid enough to be the crash dummy.

If I had a good well trained horse and another good rider, he MIGHT be ok with being ponied, I figure at least that way, the pony rider could keep his head up and make him bolt forwards rather than head down and bronking and then maybe get him to calm back down and slow back down. A few times of that and he may figure it out, but I don't have either of those things handy.
 
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