Teddy Day 1, 1.4.2012
Teddy bought from a local horse
dealer, arrived sick with skin disease and
underweight due to not enough food and a poor diet
Teddy 2nd year, January, 2014
Amazing what food can do and a
balanced diet. This winter, for the first time in
2 years Teddy is now healthy and strong enough to
go unrugged as he keeps Sophie company in a brood
mare paddock as we patiently await the birth of
His first indoor arena experience, January, 2014. We
have learnt that Teddy does suffer from claustrophobia,
he stresses in enclosed floats, stables and arenas
Playing in the rain December, 2013, on the right.
Climbing the tractor tyre and standing firm, not as easy
as it looks guys
Welcome to Teddy's page.
We bought Teddy locally April 7, 2012. Teddy had been
rescued some months earlier by a lovely lady, Tara
Palmer. Teddy had found his way into some brutal and
harsh hands who neglected him badly. Tara rode Teddy
(then called Wally) and could see under the skin the
bones that there was a lovely, well trained horse hiding
within, she took the gamble and grabbed him, he has
never looked back. He was then bought to the Kolan
region, where I went and visited Teddy at another ladies
place, though he was still a bit poorly, there was
something about Teddy, just as there was something about
Clancy, and I took the gamble and settled on Teddy.
Teddy is a 15.2hh Australian Stock Horse, he was
somewhere between 17 and 19 years of age and the
sweetest horse (found out recently from a previous owner
he is well into his 20's, in 2012 our equine dentist
stated he was at least 21 years of age).
He can be a little untrustworthy on the ground, due to
harsh handling previously, but he is getting a lot
better, but when in the saddle, he puts his trust
completely in his rider. We have found Teddy has been
very well trained, turns on a dime, roll backs, quick on
his feet but still happy to just plod if you want. He
LOVES trail riding, especially out on cattle properties,
this finds him up on his toes and looking forward. He
will be a handy horse for all our family.
Teddy and I went to a Team Penning clinic in Gin Gin in
June, where he loved it, being an old mustering horse he
was in his element. He went straight into the cattle and
at one stage, the beast was proving a bit difficult to
get into the pen, he then set about working the cow side
to side, I just sat into the seat and went along for the
ride, it was awesome!
We have also attended two obstacle days now and he was
the only greenhorn that went through everything bar the
Noodle Gate, which most horses baulked at.
We are so lucky to have found Teddy and I think he us.
Teddy 20.9.2012 above
Teddy below taking Katie over the double bridge at the
Boots N Spurs obstacle day 30/9/2012
Below Teddy Sept 2012 with Don's beginner rider cousin
Hayley coming back from a trail ride
a week after Tara rescued Teddy.
Above Left 31/3/2012 when I went to meet Teddy at Kolan.
Teddy above right 25/4/2012
his quartered heel below in July (it had already grown
out a fair bit since May this year)
and right in Sept 2012 with regular trims and good
23rd June, 2012, he is now filling out nicely.
Heading off down to his favourite rolling pile after his
7th April 2012, his first day here, he must have been
very hard to catch, the halter I saw him in had rubbed
badly on his face
Teddy on our first ride April 2012
April 2012, Teddy was suffering from a dermatitis to his
skin when we bought him, itchy open sores were all over
his belly and under his coat all over his body
April 25, 2012, Teddy's skin is healing nicely.
His first bath 11/4/2012, would be one of many to help
The following weekend we attended a confidence clinic,
Teddy was great, later in the day we actually rode up
onto this obstacle as well as the see saw and more, he
loved mechanical cow.
The eye of the horse, really reflects their inner soul
and Teddy has such a kind and gentle eye.
23/6/2012, now that Teddy's body weight and mental
condition is much better, we have started training
29th June 2012, heading out for a ride with Katie
Katie and Teddy at Dallarnil Sports June, 2012. I had
entered Teddy, but he was feeling so fresh and happy,
more like riding a racehorse then a battered old naggy,
that we decided to pull him for the day and just ride
him around, he had a great day especially chilln with
his love, Sophie.
Teddy's first plait.
Teddy and I 23/6/2012 going for a gentle trott up the
hill, still trying to work out his 'buttons' as he is
super responsive, we have some funny times
TEAM PENNING CLINIC JUNE 2012: