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04:35 pm: Hokus - kids- Echo pictures



The day he came on the lawn with Riley. Had barely started shedding. Scruffy and thin but a real good guy.



A couple of days ago. Dillen and her mom grazing Hokus. We've had him since the 21st.



Same day. And yup, I think we all have crocs on.




he has a white chin




HIs head gear has already been replaced, it was what the owner brought me and supposedly he used. The brow band was much too short, the hackamore thingy is was too low. Just wanted to say that I do realize these things and they are not being ignored. And there is a towel folded under the front part of that saddle. Their rides only totalled 20 min and they weigh 60 and 65lbs. I don't want to spend $ on appropriate fitting tack until he gets back to where he needs to be weight wise. Dillen weighs 26 lbs and is the only one who would be in that saddle. The girl I am letting ride him twice a week rides him bareback and is in fact out with him at the moment.The saddle on him only has four rides total on it. It is an Abetta leather one which a lady bought, rode in twice and put away to get dry. The oil has darkened it a lot but the condition of it is now very nice. It was not too late to bring it back at all.From pics I've seen of him at his normal weight he is much heavier in teh shoulders and loins both. I am hoping that once his shoulders fill out it may fit him. If not than we have bargaining material towards the next one. Dillen very well may wish to ride English like her MeMaw but for now, I like the added security of the horn for her to hold. He will have his very own saddle pad come next week and will no longer have to borrow Echos. We bought him a headstall to attach to this hackamore he has for the most part always worn except for when he was showing English but apparantly he is a large pony size and it did not fit him. I put an old browband I had here on this one and have made more holes in it to bring the noseband up. He takes his work VERY seriously and would not fuss if his tack did not fit him so we will have to be very careful to make sure it always does.  He has white hairs from an ill fitting harness at some point. The person I got him from said she only hooked him up twice in the ten yrs she has had him. He had the white hairs when she got him as well. 



She is not alone, her mom was right there holding the rope. We tried tying some other stirrups to the horn but she didn't want them. I love her look here. She'd sit there all day.






I think he is a pretty pony for an older guy.







Doing what she does best. Got to remember that way up here we are still very much in shedding season and her fly spray is making her look weird too. Oh well.

These pics aren't too good but I couldn't be very still either. I find it hard to have Echo on the end of a longe and still take pics.  I am going to try riding her here in the next couple days Im hoping. Been have too many sciatic issues to think about riding as of late. Hopefully soon.

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From:lyonesse
Date:May 5th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
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thanks for sharing! :)
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From:athystle
Date:May 6th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
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Glad you enjoyed them.
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From:k7point5
Date:May 5th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
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love the new pony! what a cutie.
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From:athystle
Date:May 6th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Glad you like him. We are pretty impressed with the little guy. And Dillen is just ecstatic that she has a pony. I can't wait until she is a little bit older, can control him herself, and can go riding with me.
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From:harnessphoto
Date:May 5th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
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I look at that pony and all I can do is squeal with delight. So cute.
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From:athystle
Date:May 6th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Ah, Im glad you like him. Don't you think he is big enough for you to ride when you finally make it up here? Im quite sure he is. Penella22 is very small as well and she hopefully will be visiting again soon. I think Leah may be a bit upset that I didn't get a horse big enough for her to ride but I had to carefully weigh the situation. she only has one more yr of college and then will be busy starting her life. Dillen will be around for many yrs for me to ride with. As healthy as this pony appears to be he will likely outlive me. The farrier was very impressed with him.

Oh, know what. I very carefully measured Echo yesterday for the first time ever. I had to know. Everyone who sees her in person remarks how big she is, everyone who sees pics online remarks what a nice little horse she is. Now, I even got out my level and laid it across her withers so I knew I was level. I will measure again when KEnny is here to help me just to be sure this weekend. BUT... I was quite careful and don't expect there to be much of a change. I get 65 1/2 inches. There is just no way I am more than an inch off. So she is around 16 hands, maybe a bit more. I guess Penella22 was right, she said the first time she met her she had to be at least 16 hands.

Maybe she is just a horse who looks small in pictures you think? I've been very curious lately about it. I see Kate standing next to Lucy, and knowing she is what, 16.1 or something, and knew Echo has to be taller than I had thought. Im almost 5'11", I'll have Kenny take a pic of me standing next to her on level ground and maybe that will give a better idea.

She is plump, I know. To myself and anyone else who sees her besides the vet and farrier. For whatever reasons they both still say she is fine. She is NOT fine, she is fat! Although when longeing her yesterday and she is trotting I can see ribs. Don't worry, Im not going to start throwing the feed to her. I do realize she is fat. And EVERY Canadian Ive ever seen seems to be. I have never found a way to keep her slim and trim or her mother either.
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From:harnessphoto
Date:May 6th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
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I do think he's big enough. He looks like a sturdy little pony.

16.1hh? She's taller than Ozzy!

Also... what camera did you say you got? Still trying to get that site for you.
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From:athystle
Date:May 6th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
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We will see, like I said I will remeasure with Kenny. But I would be surprised if I was more than one inch off.

I got the canon rebel xsi. Thanks for looking for some for me.
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From:athystle
Date:May 7th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh cool, thanks so much. I will see what I can get out of it. It looks like a real good one with lots of information. Going to go back there right now and start checking it out.
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From:athystle
Date:May 8th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Wow, thank you SOOOOO much. Everything I read about aperture from this site last night made sense to me then the way it is put and unbelievably I recall A LOT of it this morning, after just one reading. And this is a very rare thing since that accident. I think maybe this is going to be the one that I get the best, so far very good. I like how it explains things which is totally different than that Canon site or this cd I bought. This is going to be such a help.

The weather here is going to be crappy all weekend but I am very much determined to get my first ride of the yr in on Echo today. It is going to get progressively more rainy and very windy as the day goes on. So I am going to go do that right now while Kenny is still around and then come back in and check out this site some more. May not even be able to ride, the sciatic crap is really flaring up today but am going to try. Got my saddle, ladder and horse out three times this week and put her away without riding each time. I want to ride.
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From:athystle
Date:June 29th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
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Wow. My life has been Very REAL. You believe what you want. I was only trying to help by relating my scary stuff and what didn't work in trying to cope with it. Sorry I cared. Nice to know that the scariest moments of my life are nonsense to some. You'd be some surprised if I posted the proof of this in a signed affidavit wouldn't you. Sorry, so not worth my time.
It does really suck when after yrs and yrs you are finally able to open up about something, chose to share it in hopes of helping someone else and get slammed for it. Way to go.
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