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Northwolf

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About Northwolf

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  • Birthday 12/31/1986

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    Horses and Ponys, Driving, Sports (Running), Hiking

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  1. Northwolf

    Your Drive Day

    ... and a few more
  2. Northwolf

    Your Drive Day

    Yes, of course 😄
  3. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    40 minutes for the team Massai/Moony on monday
  4. Northwolf

    Your Drive Day

    @Cayuse Interesting that Peanut scares about big horses. My horses all "like" big horses and want to say hello allways we see some of them :) Normally, the horses are frightened about my minis! Yes, exactly. Dynamic endoscopy allows them to scope while the horse is moving. I hope the equipment will fit the small size of Teddy; my vets endoscope is a little too large and it was not very comfortable for Teddy. @Marsha Cassada Oh, what a pity :( Collapsed esphagus seems to be something different. Does your sisters mini had problems with breathing too? Yes, you're right. Moony was (and is) a little bit reactive. He scares about everything: cows, big machines, trucks, colourful things like garden gnomes :D and so on. But it's getting better step by step, I'm very proud of him that he's doing so well. I think the team driving really helps! And routine, routine, routine...
  5. Northwolf

    Your Drive Day

    @Cayuse Sounds great! Peanut will become an awesome competition driving pony! 😄 @Marsha Cassada Moony has popping knee joints. He never had a problem with this, he's moving normally (until now). The popping is getting better the more muscles he gained. I keep my fingers crossed the mare is ok! I have received some pictures of our competition adventure: We met a team of percherons. They did the same cones trail course as we did. And we already thought it was very difficult... OMG Last week, I didn't drive much. We had a lot of other activities. I picked the ponies up for a swim in the lake one evening (I have TONS of photos - do you want to see some?). And the dentist was here. And the vet was here too to make an endoscopy of Teddys trachea because he had an abnormal breathing when he's working. He did not found the cause, so I'll bring Teddy in a vet clinic in two week where they can make a dynamic endoscopy. After the endoscopy, Teddy has an imflammation on his larynx, so I took him only out for walks, no driving for the moment. Hope he'll recover fast and I hope they will find out what's the problem in his breathing. I had a miniature shetland years ago who had a tracheal collapse and I had a big pony with COPD longer ago. Teddy hasn't the same symptoms and it seems not to be that bad right now, but I want to know about BEFORE it starts to be very bad. oh, and I had a little adventure with Moony. I hitched him on saturday to the sulky. He did great, but as we cantered up a hill, the breeching was skittered up, under his tail. He frightened and his reaction was to kick against. I got him back under control after a few kicks and drove along. After a few minutes I realized one of the cords was between his legs. I immediatly stopped to fix it, and we continued. He luckily go ahead like usual. At home, I saw he was injured on his inner tigh because of the cord. I was a really stupid driver! He had a rest now for one day. He's such a great horse that he's not freaking out!
  6. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    Not much driving last week... we had a lot of other activities like swimming in the lake, dentists and vets visit. Tuesday 50 minutes for the 3-in-hand team friday 30 minutes ground driving for Teddy saturday 70 minutes for Moony sunday 40 minutes for Massai
  7. Northwolf

    Your Drive Day

    @MajorClementine and @Marsha Cassada don't give up! your time will come and sometimes, things that takes longer are the better ones. I keep my fingers crossed for you both! I was on my very first driving competition yesterday. I drove my stallion Massai in a team with a pony owned by a good friend who was my groom at this competition. It was kind of a CDE, but without dressage. In the morning, we had to drive on a trail through the city and solve several quests on the route. It was about 6 or 7 miles and we had a lot of fun together. Afternoon, there was a cone driving competition. Funny too, but we practiced only once before and so I had a few (3 out of 16 obstacles) mistakes. The boys were just amazing!!! The people didn't notice Massai is a stallion, his behaviour was just awesome! I didn't expect that, he normally has not the best behaviour if other horses are around. My friends horse was also doing very well, he's a little bit jumpy and scares about traffic. But not this time! He was very cool and both were working as a great team - although they have a height difference of 10 inches (yes, it was looking a bit curious, but it doesn't matter). Unexpected, we had the 3rt place (2nd place had equal scores, but the younger horse team). Next year, we will hopefully drive with two teams or one big (4-in-hand) team. I'm very looking forward!
  8. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    @Cayuse Thanks! Was your ADT this weekend? If not, good luck too :) We had a lot of fun at the competition, I'll write about in the driving day-thread to not produce too much spam in this thread :D Our driving on this weekend and during the week: thursday: 50 minutes 3-in-hand Massai/Teddy/Moony friday: 60 minutes 3-in-hand Massai/Teddy/Moony saturday: 30 minutes for Massai and 40 minutes for Teddy => Massai was in a team with another pony who's not my own... I usually don't drive them together, so I think we can count this as "single driving" for Massai? sunday: over 3 hours driving on the competition with Massai and the other pony
  9. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    Oh yes, we were busy too this weekend! :D it finally cooled down, so it was nice driving weather. 1 hour on saturday with my 3-in-hand team Massai/Moony/Teddy 90 minutes on sunday with Massai, and 50 minutes with the team Teddy/Moony Next weekend, we will start on our very first CDE. I'm very excited!
  10. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    90 minutes for the team Teddy/Massai/Moony on wednesday
  11. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    Yesterday: quick 20 minutes for Teddy (single)
  12. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    friday: 60 minutes for the team Teddy/Massai saturday: 2 hours for Moony hitched on the sulky (what a fun!) sunday: 2 hours 3-in-hand hitch Teddy/Moony/Massai Thanks :-)
  13. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    Drove the 3-in-hand team Massai/Moony/Teddy on wednesday, 80 minutes. Yesterday, I hitched Moony for a short drive, 35 minutes.
  14. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    Yesterday: 30 minutes for Massai
  15. Northwolf

    Driving Hours 2018

    driving hours from the weekend: friday: 30 minutes for Moony saturday: 30 minutes for the team Moony/Massai sunday: 80 minutes for the team Moony/Massai
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