"I don't know if you can trailer to northeast Wisconsin, but we have an amazing natural horsemanship trainer coming Memorial weekend. (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) I met him 20ish years ago. I went to a clinic and was watching the…"
"In my ignorance I am pretty sure I have succeeded in "un-gaiting" my magnificent Peruvian. He now trots and I never could figure out how to ride him correctly, though some have tried to show me:( What should I do now. How do I find the…"
Thank you accepting my request to join. About two months ago my husband I adopted a PP made (15yo chestnut) and 2 weeks later we abopted her pasture-mate (7yo bay). We're new horse owners, so everything is new to us, for the most part. I have horse handling in my blood, so while it does not give me knowledge it gives me drive to do right by these mares.
The chestnut was under weight when we adopted her, the rancher claimed that her last foal had been left with her far too long (a year) and had only recently been taken from her. She was so then I could see her ribs and the protruding spine. That being said, she has yet to be under saddle in my care, and has been filling out nicely with an abundance of feed. Not too much, don't want her getting sick from overeating! She and I have been developing our friendship while she recovers her weight, and much as I'm eager to ride her, I'm good with just showering her with affection until I can. She came to us as MCM Carisma, and we shifted it only slightly to Charisma, because she is full of it.
Our second made was adopted at riding weight, but she's a bit more antsy so there hasn't been a lot of riding going on so far. My husband did put her under saddle once and tried to ride her, but she and he were so new to each other that it didn't go so well. He didn't fall off, thankfully, but I think it strained the burgeoning friendship between them. He's been correcting that and bringing her around since. She came to us as MCM Ilusionada, and we shifted it to Illusionada.
Anyway, we noticed pretty early on that Charisma's rear fetlocks were pretty low, and started doing research on it. My husband suspects it's Dropped Fetlock, but since all his reading indicates the only sure way to diagnosis it is an autopsy, we're not all that eager to confirm. He has been treating them with supplemental herbs and vitamins, which appear to have helped some. Both of our mares are currently barefoot, and seem to adjusting well to their new homes.
So that's my story. My mom, aunt, and grandmother all had\have horses, Quarter horses mostly, so the horseman blood is there, but I'm not silly enough to think that means I know enough of anything not to be open to advice and tips along the way. Hence why I joined this site; where better to get breed specific information on my beautiful new friends, than on a breed specific website with potentially knowledgeable people.
Thank you Laura. I am glad to meet you. I have a little Peruvian mare - a rescue - she came with the name of Faith, which I did not change. We are very good friends. She is a wonder to ride - so smooth and fluid! I have no idea of her breeding or antecedents - I was told she was originally "extremely expensive", but went down the hill of owners who started out with great enthusiasm and lost money or interest. I do know she was used as a parade or "show horse" to illustrate the Peruvian gaits - and I have a snapshot of her doing that. But she was abandoned at some point after that - and that's all I know. She is a bright red chestnut (even her eyelashes are red) with dark red mane and tail. Her tail is very long (touches the ground) but her mane is relatively short and a bit 'bush-y'.
Thank you so much for inviting me to join PHW. I look forward to long association with you!
Thanks for having me aboard. I love most horse breeds, and I once owned a beautiful mare, myself, although she was AQHA, and not a Peruvian. I have seen several Peruvian horse. and even had a short ride on one once. I've been quite infatuated by Peruvian horses. and that, well known, smooth ride. If I'm ever able to regain my health and improve my financial situation, I would very much like to return to horseback riding, and a Peruvian is very close to, if not at, the top of my breed list. In the interim, I'll have to remain as an "affechiano". Owning and riding a few Peruvian mares, and switching from "affechiano" owner is one of the top items on my bucket list.