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  1. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    It's been another week and now I am really starting to see some improvement! Sally is shaping up nicely, has a lot more muscle tone and has learned to soften and use her whole body in working. She is intermediate in groundwork and basic in showmanship, starting to refine her pivot, almost...
  2. Edelweiss

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    That is what I am wondering. I don't think so. I wish. I might have the vet weigh him with her tape next time she comes out. He could be every bit of 370. He is big barrelled and can be a hard keeper if not fed enough, but most of mine eat as much or more than a full size horse anyway. I believe...
  3. Edelweiss

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    Yes!! This is so true! According to the weigh tape, my 34" gelding is 370lbs, and he is certainly not fat, but he does have a foundation style frame. My 2yr old 36" halter gelding is 350lbs and looks ok, could stand to put on a bit more weight to be in full show condition, if I were taking him...
  4. Edelweiss

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    Can't get much more accurate than that! I wish I knew of one. The weigh tape says my 34" gelding is 370lbs and my 32" is 245. Both are not fat but I don't know how accurate that weigh tape is! I don't think Billy is fat at all! I think he looks just right in that picture. He is pretty cute too...
  5. Edelweiss

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    How does your vet weigh the minis? Does he use a scale or weigh tape? My newest thing is finding out how accurate weigh tapes are lol.
  6. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    Just groundwork, a bit of trotting, and a good diet! That is why she has more muscle tone and her neck has started to slim down too.
  7. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    Thank you. I have been blessed with some beautiful horses. I try to be very much in tune with them. It is quite a feeling when they reciprocate and we are truly in sync. Sally has been in training for a week now. Picture from tonight. She is shaping up nicely and is close to intermediate level...
  8. Edelweiss

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    No, I wish! They are beautiful! I have a friend who used to groom for a big Welsh hunter pony barn and that is where they were bad about heights. I have another friend who used to breed and train Welsh for carriage shows. They were so pretty!!
  9. Edelweiss

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    I can't imagine getting upset over VSE's where there are not often any other height breakdowns. I am not picky about where my horses measure as I believe they need to be good enough to win regardless of the fact that some horses in there might be too tall. That is where it came from! Quite a...
  10. Edelweiss

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    Yes Kelly! You would probably end up shorter! @Marsha Cassada I don't think horses get shorter so one of those heights is wrong! Lol Hard to tell with no scale but they look to be pretty close in height. There is a huge difference between my 32.5 and 34" geldings.
  11. Edelweiss

    Your Drive Day

    You got that right! Mostly shorter! I think you could say they have it down to a science because I don't even know all that they do. Or want to lol. Oh wow! I can't even imagine lowest point of the back! Yes! I'll take last hair of the mane! It is a bit ridiculous at first look. It's been...
  12. Edelweiss

    Your Drive Day

    Oh you'd be surprised!! Lol There are so many factors from clipping to head height to leg placement.
  13. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    Oh I already am! Those eyes are the first thing I noticed when I first saw a Salsa horse. I love her more every time I work with her. She trusts me a lot more now. Day 4 of Groundwork. She is advancing quickly through basic level. She is much softer, still a little neck stiff, but getting...
  14. Edelweiss

    Your Drive Day

    I was going to tag you but didn't lol. I think the shorter height is the real height.
  15. Edelweiss

    Your Drive Day

    Oh I get that! I am 5'7" as well, and also with long legs. It was hard to find saddles that fit when I was riding! Fortunately my EE and show carts are not terrible when it comes to leg room though. One reason I like bigger horses, lol. I have found that most non show measurements are 2" taller...
  16. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    More pictures from her first day here. She is already looking better. Day 3 of groundwork and she is advancing through basics. Moves off of me nicely, does not mind the whip, and I love how responsive yet quiet she is. Starting to soften as we get to know each other, but that will come as she...
  17. Edelweiss

    Your Drive Day

    🤣That is a pumpkin!! What a good girl! She is not 37" though, lol, more like 34-35.
  18. Edelweiss

    Edelweiss Training Journal

    Yes! She has her weight in all the wrong places Lol. Needs muscle tone too. I'm thinking I will go with Sally! Maybe Pumpkin on occasion, but she won't always look like a Pumpkin. I hope!!😅 I guess I'll take you on her driving training journey since I am not starting the CDE pony yet. The...
  19. Edelweiss

    The Funnies!

    Well I have straight Egyptians so maybe they are a bit different but they will run and play in the middle of the day! And not even be sweating afterwards!
  20. Edelweiss

    The Funnies!

    This definitely applies to mine!
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