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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Chevalblanc » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:54 pm

You might be surprised, as I said on the other thread horsebows are not the same as target bows and it's far more instinctive shooting.......
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:56 am

It will need to be!

Here we were yesterday playing at things to help. Long whip to help get him used to the idea of me having something in my hands- excuse the music but I am chattering away to a friend at one point and forgot to take the sound of the video when editing :roll:

He was really good (for him) but next time I'll have to get my poles out to create a channel to keep us straight in the canter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWOldVxfdYM
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:57 am

Brilliant! Next step, will he let you wave that stick around when mounted?
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:51 am

He let me hold it upright and pretend it was a bow :lol: not sure if that was on the vid- will keep going but want to get the bow before you come so that I can start to get him used to the noise- think that will be the most tricky. I need to do Moo too as I don't think Lydia trusts Chaps and she fancies another go.
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:40 pm

When you get a bow be careful never to "dry fire" it - shoot it without an arrow on the string - as it'll weaken the limbs. Usually it's the noise of the arrow hitting the target that worries them, Sky still doesn't like it now, her head goes up each time, I don't think she can help herself!
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby littlewhitehorse » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:17 pm

:lol: So you've joined the mounted archers :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby Trudi » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:47 am

Looks that way Sheila :lol: I'd always promised myself an archery course once Lydia was off to uni but I can see how useful this work will be especially for Chaps- doubt I'll often hit a target but we'll give it a go.

https://youtu.be/QpnikenU2NY

So pleased with him yesterday :love: there were loads of distractions around the farm which would often have him stressed but he was very cool and we managed walk, trot and canter waving the stick about :lol:

I've been thinking about the noise Helen and wondered whether to record some shooting to get him DS to the noise. Will order the bow soon so that I can start to get Lydia shooting in the school while I am with the boys.
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Re: The Beasts of Exmoor

Postby fabikat » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:29 pm

I love that you are having a go at the archery Trudi. Exciting times
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