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Kyuubi || Mental Health Issues, 7th Time's the Charm?
January 23rd, 2020 2:00:38am
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I, Kyuubi, have taken over as the Holsteiner Breed Ambassador and have plans to try to get them into becoming popular again, so please check back after the Mascot Contest for updates.

I could give you guys a history on the breed, or tell you about two Holsteiners that I work with and one Holsteiner cross. I thought to finally make a post since so I have something I can add to. The horses I'll be introducing to you are Adonis, Cato, and Herbie.

Adonis: is a bay 16.2hh Canadian TB/Holsteiner gelding, he loves his picture taken, rolling in the sand and rain/sprinklers raining down on him. He has anxiety about changes in his routine so it takes a while to build his trust, he also has anxiety about far away noises and doesn't like men. He's actually a pretty social horse once you get to know him and will "help" you clean his stall, he'll open his shavings bag and spread it around or if you give him a broom he'll try to sweep. I work with him on a daily basis so I would say we have a very good bond (I think he might love me more than his mom, shh don't tell her that).

Cato: is a dark bay 16.3hh Holsteiner gelding, he loves to have you itch him (sometimes a little too much), sharing food with Herbie and his owner. When he turns out, he can no longer have other horses with him as he gets them to groom him to the point that he has wounds and will let his neighbor bite him if the hotwire is down.

Herbie: is a bay 16.1hh Holsteiner gelding, he is my boy and I spoil him rotten, we share carrots and hay with Cato and he loves all the other horses, even if they don't like him (a little too friendly for his own good). Loves children, is an absolute angel for them under saddle too and knows when he has more experienced riders on his back as he'll tattle tale on them if they aren't riding him correctly.

[2.14-15.20] So we just had a horse show, Cato & Herbie went to the show with two junior riders whose horses were not ready so they were filling in. The stabling was portable stalls since Cato has anxiety about trailering to a new place and being boarded away from horses he knows, we had him and Herbie next to each other with another horse Lance. Well, Cato basically was biting Lance on the but who was liking it until he bit too hard and Lance double barrel kicked the fence into Cato, needless to say, they had to be separated. Cato eats orchard hay and Herbie timothy, but I brought a 10lb busy hay of timothy for them to share and hung it in Herbie's portable stall but the bars allowed Cato to eat it too (I got cute pictures). Cato that brat paid more attention to the busy hay then his own dinner. Apparently, in the early morning on the 15th, one of the caretakers at the place told us that Cato was bugging Herbie, but Herbie being too nice for his own good would stand there and take it but kick the bar in response, I'm so happy that I wrapped him that night, I had a feeling that would happen. Both boys had a great show day, they were in the same classes so it worked in Cato's favor to never be left alone in the portable stall. If you guys follow Herbie at all on FB; I'm going to get videos from the show up on his page in the next few days as well as some pictures.




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Community Ambassador Jaya
January 23rd, 2020 8:00:56pm
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Sounds awesome!




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Kuwait: The Alsatian King | Horse Racing Is Cruel |
January 23rd, 2020 9:02:46pm
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A way to prevent logout during typing a lot is to have chat or ads chat open in a separate tab. ^_^




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January 23rd, 2020 9:05:01pm
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Kuwait, Kyuubi is using her phone. Multiple tabs don't work too well. 




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Kyuubi || Mental Health Issues, 7th Time's the Charm?
February 27th, 2020 2:06:18am
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The "Decoded Holsteiner" Project starts April 20th, check back then for what you can do if you want to become a breeder or are just interested in tagging along with the process. Also I'm hosting a monster graphic contest for some future "Decoded Holsteiners" within the project that are going to be high pointers so check that out too! About 1b worth in prizes offered.




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Kyuubi || Mental Health Issues, 7th Time's the Charm?
April 5th, 2020 2:03:44am
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Embassy Page has been updated, starting the lines for the Decoded Project a couple weeks early.




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Kyuubi || Mental Health Issues, 7th Time's the Charm?
June 2nd, 2020 4:35:21am
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6.1.20


Cato and Herbie have been doing a "hay exchange", where they eat half a flake of the other's hay.


A little history; Cato eats orchard hay, he was on timothy because it's easier and cheaper to obtain in Hawaii but he really wasn't a fan of it (he is a picky eater on everything) and when Herbie came in in 2017 he was on weight gain diet that included orchard hay, but he's now on timothy due to having some diarrhea issues back in late 2018/early 2019. Cato always loved to eat Herbie's orchard over his timothy, so his owner conceded and put him on orchard around mid-2018 (he wasted a total of 5 full bale, about 110lbs each, timothy hay in a year's time).


Well now, Cato loves timothy because it comes out of Herbie's feed bin and Herbie can eat orchard again without having any diarrhea issues, so they "exchange" hay once a day, and both actually start talking to me if I'm late in doing so. (Herbie also shares some alfalfa hay with Cato when I make his feed every Monday because alfalfa hay is the best ever. His owner and I joke that if he ever got out of his stall he would clean out Herbie's feed bins first.)


Adonis, unfortunately, is super sensitive and can only eat timothy - that and he's on the hotter side so we joke that if he had alfalfa he would breathe fire.


 




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Community Ambassador Jaya
June 2nd, 2020 7:53:13am
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Weirdos hahaha!




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