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Charnwood’s a whole other world

By basketcase 31 May 2012 54

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The Charnwood maccas removed the bicycle racks, now I know why, to placate the horsey mob 🙂

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Tradiegal 12:57 pm 04 Jul 12

poetix said :

So has her personality changed since she became a star?
Has she asked you to rename her Black Caviar?

Her personality has changed since I bought her, but only because she’s now only being bossed around by a shetland pony called Twiggy rather than all the other ggs! She is a lot more confident and tries to dominate now rather than being the bottom of the pecking order in a herd.

Thanks, JimCharles! My pony is spoilt!!! She is much loved, well looked after and very well trained. I spend several hours a week on ground work training plus a few minutes of groundwork before each ride. I have taken on a new Shetti (above) for a companion horse who I hope to get to the same standard as my last shetti, Dolly, who did a lot of charity events and fundraising.

I do pony riding lessons on weekends at a much reduced rate (does not even cover cost) as I believe all kids should be able to have a real livestock experience no matter their economic status. Horse riding is so expensive these days and it’s barely affordable for the average family. My kids would rather be out with the animals than being inside playing on computers like so many kids these days.

We have a great relationship with the RSPCA who were there to help me with the animals while my daughter had a fall off a swing and had to have emergency brain surgery after being on life support. So the RSPCA are more than happy with the care I take of my animals. The neighbours love having the animals so close also as there are many young families around our area.

All her tack is fitted for her and replaced the minute it needs to be. Sabira even has her own chiropractor which is more than I can say for myself!

JimCharles 10:14 pm 30 Jun 12

Thumper said :

Keijidosha said :

Looks like the chavs have finally made it to Charnwood.
(Language warning on the above link)

Chavs. The scourge of the underground..

Blonde hair, fake tan, ugg boots, short skirts, furry collars, and bloody annoying east end accents.

Know what I mean?

To ot carnt fink.

Yeah, but that pony isn’t chavvy….it looks like it belongs in the Cotswolds, very healthy and well looked after..
A chav’s horse is normally kept tied to a tree with a piece of old rope or left to wander round chavvy estates eating people’s lawns, then ridden bareback or tethered to a rag and bone cart.

poetix 9:39 pm 30 Jun 12

So has her personality changed since she became a star?
Has she asked you to rename her Black Caviar?

Tradiegal 3:35 pm 30 Jun 12

Thanks for your comments guys… I really appreciate the enthusiasm that North Canberra has taken with Sabira. I was at Melba shops and someone who I was talking to said, “she was on the riot act”…LOL! A friend of mine also pointed out that the “neighbours” who were carrying on had only joined up that day and was probably my ex’s girlfriend! Here is a photo of my son riding Sabira

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/177530_4329092871429_1400590371_o.jpg

And here’s another one of her in Belconnen when I took her for a ride to meet a friend for lunch:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/457082_4303108861845_1773152745_o.jpg

Another of people taking photos of her:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/177871_4303122022174_141795293_o.jpg

aceofspades 12:54 pm 12 Jun 12

Rangi said :

So when you have it ‘parked’ somewhere like that do you clean up the mess it make or just leave it for the poor staff?

I notice in the pic that it has a fair bit of slack to move about and you left it right next to the main entrance. Have you thought about what could happen when it moves accross the steps and a bunch of kids hyped up on junk food come running out, startle it and it boot a kid accross the carpark?

The well behaved horse should be inside with the annoying bloody hyped up kids tied up out the front.

zorro29 12:35 pm 12 Jun 12

well at least he’s parked between the lines…that’s more than most people at charnwood maccas

Rangi 9:30 pm 05 Jun 12

Tradiegal said :

Rangi said :

So when you have it ‘parked’ somewhere like that do you clean up the mess it make or just leave it for the poor staff?

I notice in the pic that it has a fair bit of slack to move about and you left it right next to the main entrance. Have you thought about what could happen when it moves accross the steps and a bunch of kids hyped up on junk food come running out, startle it and it boot a kid accross the carpark?

Horse poo is great fertaliser! I throw it in gardens if she does manage to make a mess.

I would not take a dangerous horse out and leave it tied up unsupervised! That is simply irresponsible! My horse has done children’s lessons from the age of 2yrs to adults and has participated in child care programes .

The picture may look like she has too much slack but she couldn’t reach the stairs as she was tied low.

Again, I have the legal right to have her on the road, tied at restaurants, shops or anywhere else! Just because it isn’t the “norm” these days doesn’t make it wrong nor does it need a great debate about about the ins and outs of it.

Enjoy the picture, enjoy the horse when you see her… most people do!

Yeah that’s what the owners of dogs that have savaged kids always say too. You can’t predict what an animal is going to do all the time, a car could backfire or something, and from the photo you can clearly see it has enough slack to move it’s back end around across the steps.

You seem very concerned about your rights but what about other people’s rights to saftey.

I am not saying riding the horse there is wrong, if you are cleaning up after it, and it is tied up in a safe place fill your boots (riding).

poetix 9:25 pm 05 Jun 12

Tradiegal said :

Rangi said :

So when you have it ‘parked’ somewhere like that do you clean up the mess it make or just leave it for the poor staff?

I notice in the pic that it has a fair bit of slack to move about and you left it right next to the main entrance. Have you thought about what could happen when it moves accross the steps and a bunch of kids hyped up on junk food come running out, startle it and it boot a kid accross the carpark?

Horse poo is great fertaliser! I throw it in gardens if she does manage to make a mess.

I would not take a dangerous horse out and leave it tied up unsupervised! That is simply irresponsible! My horse has done children’s lessons from the age of 2yrs to adults and has participated in child care programes .

The picture may look like she has too much slack but she couldn’t reach the stairs as she was tied low.

Again, I have the legal right to have her on the road, tied at restaurants, shops or anywhere else! Just because it isn’t the “norm” these days doesn’t make it wrong nor does it need a great debate about about the ins and outs of it.

Enjoy the picture, enjoy the horse when you see her… most people do!

Funny, isn’t it, that people are so accustomed to cars (metal, large, inflexible) that they see a horse as a greater danger. With all due respect, I doubt that this horse goes as fast as my far from red-hot Camry. Nor would she cause as much damage in a collision. I’d be more worried about children running in front of cars driven by inattentive burger-munching drivers, than coming into contact with this magnificent specimen of equine beauty. She is obviously quite fond of her feed. Does she eat burgers?

Tradiegal 8:46 pm 05 Jun 12

Rangi said :

So when you have it ‘parked’ somewhere like that do you clean up the mess it make or just leave it for the poor staff?

I notice in the pic that it has a fair bit of slack to move about and you left it right next to the main entrance. Have you thought about what could happen when it moves accross the steps and a bunch of kids hyped up on junk food come running out, startle it and it boot a kid accross the carpark?

Horse poo is great fertaliser! I throw it in gardens if she does manage to make a mess.

I would not take a dangerous horse out and leave it tied up unsupervised! That is simply irresponsible! My horse has done children’s lessons from the age of 2yrs to adults and has participated in child care programes .

The picture may look like she has too much slack but she couldn’t reach the stairs as she was tied low.

Again, I have the legal right to have her on the road, tied at restaurants, shops or anywhere else! Just because it isn’t the “norm” these days doesn’t make it wrong nor does it need a great debate about about the ins and outs of it.

Enjoy the picture, enjoy the horse when you see her… most people do!

Mav 8:05 am 04 Jun 12

dazzab said :

Has anyone else met ‘Yanus’

Well that is a bit of a personal question, isn’t it? lol

steveu 6:44 am 04 Jun 12

With petrol prices going the way they are, this could be a common scene? I hope the seat isnt too high for the drive thru window.

TheDancingDjinn 11:55 am 03 Jun 12

Rangi said :

So when you have it ‘parked’ somewhere like that do you clean up the mess it make or just leave it for the poor staff?

I notice in the pic that it has a fair bit of slack to move about and you left it right next to the main entrance. Have you thought about what could happen when it moves accross the steps and a bunch of kids hyped up on junk food come running out, startle it and it boot a kid accross the carpark?

Firstly, if anyone lets their kids run out of that maccs into a carpark where the drive through is right there then they deserve the worry and fear they will have when their kids get hit by cars. Secondly i would prefer to pick up as much horse shit as i could handle rather than serve and pick up after the horrid no teeth, tradie shirt wearing(for fashion purposes, not because you have a job) losers who are out the front of this place.

Vindalu 11:32 am 03 Jun 12

Any kid that eats at Maccas would take a fair bit of kicking across the car park and probably deserves it!

dazzab 11:21 am 03 Jun 12

You know, that spot is reserved for my motorcycle. 🙂

Not really, my spot is opposite that one. Even though it is a perfect fit for a bike I don’t use it simply to keep the bike out of the path of the littlies as parts of it are quite hot and at kid level.

Your horse sounds placid and very friendly. I would love having it around. As long as you have control of it and clean up after it I can’t see why there would be any issues. It’s probably better behaved than a lot of the customers I’ve seen there.

Has anyone else met ‘Yanus’ (no idea how to spell it). He’s a older begal that escapes on a regular basis to head over to Maccas. I’ve escorted him home a few times and he’s really friendly. He seems to split his time between the chicken shop and McDs. Late at night there’s a really interesting tortoise shell cat there these days as well. Very skinny but a great personality.

Hmm, I think I might be spending too much time there.

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