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Old 14th Mar 2012, 07:39 PM
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First time in harness

Peggy's first time in harness, its an American harness so I've probably put it on wrong.



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Old 14th Mar 2012, 07:52 PM
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Oh wow - don't they look the part!!! Beautiful!!

And doesn't Peggy look totally freaked out?!
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 08:43 PM
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Shes gives a new meaning to horse napping
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 09:16 PM
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I'm calling the RSPCA... she looks so terrified!!!

I'd love to try Arthur in harness but he's so short-coupled, I think bits of him would be XF, bit Full and other bits cob-sized....
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 09:20 PM
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I bet it made her feel better to have her mommy with her
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 10:00 PM
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We rescued Mum Emily when she was pregnant and starving.







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Old 14th Mar 2012, 10:15 PM
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OMG look at those feet on even the babies!!!
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 11:03 PM
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Poor traumatised horse.
You must've had to strap her down to get that on her!!
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 07:56 AM
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We rescued Mum Emily when she was pregnant and starving.







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WHAT A CHUNCK oF A FOAL!
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 07:58 AM
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I know noting about heavy horse harness, but the principle is the same, Looks okay from the picture.
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 09:06 AM
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beautiful mum and foally! what a grown up girl she is
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 05:33 PM
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I couldn't work out where the strap from the crouper attaches to the hames I think its wrong in this case and goes further down each side (very technical not)
we just need to get the rest of the stuff together now
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 07:38 AM
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What a fantastic pair! You can tell little 'un () has had love from day one, she is so chilled.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 08:05 AM
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Looks great. I know nothing about fitting either.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 05:54 PM
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That makes 3 of us
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 06:17 PM
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It all looks fairly okay. Collars seem a good fit, breeching as a rule of thumb ought to be half way between the hock and the dock, just where the backside stops being tendon and starts being meaty. If you can get a hand;s bredth under the backstrap over the croup you won't go far wrong. Okay it's HHH not LHH, but the basic physics and biomechanics are the same.

You could maybe afford to go up a gnat's knacker on the breeching.

I want a Suffolk Punch, but can't have one!
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 06:22 PM
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Oh wow, aren't they both stunning!!!! Good on you for taking Emily on!

This is going to sound like such a thick question but are they Shires? The reason I ask is that I'm sure Bella has some Shire blood in her and she looks so similar to your two!
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 07:43 PM
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It all looks fairly okay. Collars seem a good fit, breeching as a rule of thumb ought to be half way between the hock and the dock, just where the backside stops being tendon and starts being meaty. If you can get a hand;s bredth under the backstrap over the croup you won't go far wrong. Okay it's HHH not LHH, but the basic physics and biomechanics are the same.

You could maybe afford to go up a gnat's knacker on the breeching.

I want a Suffolk Punch, but can't have one!
Thanks Wally will tweek as long reining at the weekend. I agree with the Suffolk shame you can't have one. I would love a giant ginger beastie, but I think I have enough draught horses at the mo. Suffolk aren't too pricey on the grand scale of things so I would never rule one out
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 07:53 PM
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Oh wow, aren't they both stunning!!!! Good on you for taking Emily on!

This is going to sound like such a thick question but are they Shires? The reason I ask is that I'm sure Bella has some Shire blood in her and she looks so similar to your two!
Not a thick question both are Shires but on the small end of the scale Emily (mum) 16.3 hh and Peggy is about 17.2hh ish.

We came by Emily due for the meat man, we maxed the credit card and and bought her, we then contacted her old breeder who still had her passport and was devastated at the state of her its quite a long story of how sh got where she did. We had Peggy DNA tested and she is pure Shire as well, and the rest they say is history
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