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farmgirl88
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:49 AM
ill update you guys with news once he gets vetted, etc.

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=072-2.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=060.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=059-4.jpg

War Admiral
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:53 AM
Excellent save!!! Keep us posted on his progress. And you never know, maybe someone here will recognize him!

3Dogs
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:59 AM
What a cutie!!! Wayy to go!!!

hellerkm
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:10 AM
Wow nice find!!!!! way to go!

KBEquine
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:33 AM
Thank God you were there & I wasn't! Good for him & good for you!

Arado*TB
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:39 AM
Good for you and him!!

Hunter Mom
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:53 AM
I think you may have overpaid. I will, however, out of pure humanitarianism, send you $350 and take him off your hands. What time shall I come today to pick him up? I would hate to see you have to be stuck with such a horse. :lol:

Seriously - WOW! What a find. I can't wait to see what you guys do together!

ThatScaryChick
Jul. 3, 2009, 11:37 AM
Congrats, he's lovely! Do you know how old he is and his breed?

2LeftHooves
Jul. 3, 2009, 11:51 AM
WOWZA :eek: :D

Star Creek
Jul. 3, 2009, 12:17 PM
WOWZA :eek: :D

Ditto that !

millwrightmomma
Jul. 3, 2009, 12:27 PM
Good timing for you and him :)

YankeeLawyer
Jul. 3, 2009, 12:45 PM
What a handsome boy!

tikihorse2
Jul. 3, 2009, 01:01 PM
WOW!!!! What a deal--and what a cutie!! Congrats!

farmgirl88
Jul. 3, 2009, 01:03 PM
:thank you everyone:D:D:D

Gry2Yng
Jul. 3, 2009, 02:41 PM
Did the link get deleted? I want to see!

"A"HunterGal
Jul. 3, 2009, 02:47 PM
Me too! Where are the pics??

mvp
Jul. 3, 2009, 03:30 PM
She thinks I ought to "just find one" like this with his price tag. She has no idea that the odds are 129,394,947,847 to 1 of locating such a nice needle in the horse haystack. And if he vets, the odds will get even more outrageous.

Congratulations on your winning lottery ticket, and thanks for the inspiration.

Guin
Jul. 3, 2009, 03:56 PM
Huh? What? :confused:

farmgirl88
Jul. 3, 2009, 04:10 PM
my links were acting up. i will try and post at least one. I sort of tracked down who he originally belonged to and it all matches up to what the owner of the barn said.

I just got off of him. road him for 1/2 hour and holy moly is he LAZY! i havnt ridden very much lately due to my injured horse but im sure ill be whipped back into shape in no time. He has auto lead changes and is a very, very nice horse. thos photos dont even do him justice. i will have to get some more tomorrow.

I was trying to think of a name for him and we came up with Peter and Peterbuilt for a show name since he is such a tank.

Sansena
Jul. 3, 2009, 04:39 PM
Stunning find.

Which auction, may I ask?

farmgirl88
Jul. 3, 2009, 04:43 PM
crowleys

Zu Zu
Jul. 3, 2009, 06:49 PM
What a GRAND BUY!~~:cool:~~You were definitely in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time. ENJOY & CONGRATULATIONS ! PLease keep us updated.

MintHillFarm
Jul. 3, 2009, 07:22 PM
You got the one you posted a picture of earlier from your visit to Suffolk. That one would have been my choice too! Good for you...he is a very nice type. Let us know how he does...

What happened to the one with the front wrap, photographed on the hot walker?

So these horses apparently went from the track to the sale? All of them?

ASB Stars
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:11 PM
He is just flat adorable! Details! Where, etc. What is he supposed to be- and all of that stuff- we need DETAILS!

arktos19
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:16 PM
Crowleys, huh? Is Kenny Jakes still around? He used to pull polo prospects for the guy I worked for - we would go over there and they would throw me up bareback with a polo mallet to see what would happen!!! :eek::winkgrin:

MintHillFarm
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:35 PM
He is lovely!!! To the poster above me, def. not the same horse as the one on the walker. Different markings.

I was asking about the one on the walker in additon to commenting that I liked the one she bought, which was the first one photographed...

MintHillFarm
Jul. 3, 2009, 09:58 PM
So I can't blame it for anything!

Showpony
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:15 PM
You got the one you posted a picture of earlier from your visit to Suffolk. That one would have been my choice too! Good for you...he is a very nice type. Let us know how he does...

What happened to the one with the front wrap, photographed on the hot walker?

So these horses apparently went from the track to the sale? All of them?

Unless I am missing something, he doesn't look like any of the horses she posted pictures of from Suffolk Downs.

~*GOJUMP*~
Jul. 3, 2009, 10:44 PM
WOW! Freaking adorable! What breed?

Justice
Jul. 4, 2009, 12:59 AM
Congratulations - he is just stunning. And I LOVE Peterbilt for the name!

VirginiaBred
Jul. 4, 2009, 06:36 AM
Extremely cute! I have one from off the track that looks really, really similar. My daughter is riding him and you two could win a pair class. :)

cutemudhorse
Jul. 4, 2009, 07:36 AM
Very nice!!

What auction?


NEVER MIND. D'uh.

farmgirl88
Jul. 4, 2009, 07:59 AM
hes some warmblood breed. we'll never know the actual one. He is a hunter horse as he hasdone the circuit before. my friend was the one looking @ track horse. she did buy one. the one bay with the wrap had an old bow and he is sound.

MintHillFarm
Jul. 4, 2009, 08:09 AM
So, what did you think of the one with the old bow when you saw him?

The tendon doesn't bother me, my old A/A who won all over the east coast had one so it would not be a deal breaker by any means..

MintHillFarm
Jul. 4, 2009, 08:21 AM
Unless I am missing something, he doesn't look like any of the horses she posted pictures of from Suffolk Downs.

When I saw the pix of the ones off the track, it seemed they were mixed in with the warmblood? Not sure now...His photo near the building from his left side, came up first on the album and I liked him best...I am confused but what else is new for me! LOVELY HORSE anyway!

Czar
Jul. 4, 2009, 08:37 AM
I'm guessing this is happening a lot more these days what with the economy and all...finding a decent horse at an auction.

10 years ago you had to be pretty savvy to pick through as most often, horses that ended up at the auction had soundness issues or were fried.

For the hunter/jumper world anyway...I think other disciplines often sell their horses this way.

Anyway, good find. Let us know how he turns out.

farmgirl88
Jul. 8, 2009, 08:53 AM
just wanted to let everyone know that he's been ridden and lunging almost everyday (not quite) and hes been fabulous. he has auto changes AND i jumped him last night. he jumps great, no peeking and he even plops right over the scary stuff! how exciting!

Zu Zu
Jul. 8, 2009, 08:59 AM
GREAT!!!! YOU both were Lucky to find each other.:yes: Enjoy - thanks for sharing update.

BAC
Jul. 8, 2009, 12:54 PM
He's beautiful, best of luck with him.

Czar
Jul. 8, 2009, 03:34 PM
just wanted to let everyone know that he's been ridden and lunging almost everyday (not quite) and hes been fabulous. he has auto changes AND i jumped him last night. he jumps great, no peeking and he even plops right over the scary stuff! how exciting!

So great! I'd love to see a video of him :yes:

dghunter
Jul. 8, 2009, 04:05 PM
So great! I'd love to see a video of him :yes:

Yes I think pictures and videos are definitely in order :yes: So happy to hear he's working out!

citydog
Jul. 8, 2009, 04:13 PM
Quite a find. Congrats!

farmgirl88
Jul. 9, 2009, 12:36 PM
i will try and get some photos tomorrow or this weekend. he just got his shots yesterday so im going to let him have today off since he might be a tad on the sore side. I will try and get a video- no gaurantees though. everytime i try and upload a video online it never seems to be uploadable to a source that can be viewable to everyone. i will see what i can do though. Thanks everyone :D

Mimi La Rue
Jul. 9, 2009, 12:44 PM
He is gorgeous! Congrats and enjoy him! :D

farmgirl88
Jul. 9, 2009, 04:09 PM
just got some new pics of him about an hour ago- enjoy!


http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-2.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-2-1.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-3.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=060-1.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=069-3.jpg

video is currently uploading on Youtube. will post it when it is complete. enjoy mr. fatty!:D

cloudyandcallie
Jul. 9, 2009, 04:11 PM
He's a lucky horse. He could have ended up on someone's plate.
Take care of him and I hope you and he have much success.
Good of you to save him.

IsolaBella09
Jul. 9, 2009, 05:15 PM
just got some new pics of him about an hour ago- enjoy!


http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-2.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-2-1.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=092-3.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=060-1.jpg

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/benleasealily/?action=view&current=069-3.jpg

video is currently uploading on Youtube. will post it when it is complete. enjoy mr. fatty!:D

He's SO cute! :D

Mimi La Rue
Jul. 9, 2009, 05:23 PM
You definitely won the lotto with that one. He is just way too handsome.

starrysky
Jul. 9, 2009, 05:32 PM
He really is gorgeous!

farmgirl88
Jul. 10, 2009, 08:30 AM
thanks everyone! heres a video of him. its no that spectacular but it will do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT-U3YPM96c

Angela Freda
Jul. 10, 2009, 10:07 AM
fg88 what did you say you bought him for [$] if you don't mind my asking?
That is one niiiiiiice horse. It really makes you wonder what the story is.

farmgirl88
Jul. 10, 2009, 12:11 PM
the final bid price was $375. i paid a little more than that for him because the guy wanted to make at least something back on the $2,000 in board that was owed to him.

We called and talked to the farm who brought him to the auction. Apparently they said a wing-nut lady had him. pretty much dumped him off at the barn quite a few months ago and hardly ever showed her face after that and never paid board. they said they havnt seen her months and they coudnt keep a horse around that wasnt paying board and owed them a ton of money.

thats pretty much the story. lady stopped paying board for months = only legal way to sell a horse like this is @ public auction= horse is sent to the auction= i bought the horse because i just couldnt leave him there:D

i must say that i lucked out and it mustve been meant to be. he is a very, very nice horse and even since ive only had him for one week, yesterday, ive been having a lot of fun finding out his querks and his personality:D

Gry2Yng
Jul. 10, 2009, 04:34 PM
WOW WOW WOW! Must say, also impressed with the video from the center of the lunge circle. Are you doing both or do you have a helper.

farmgirl88
Jul. 10, 2009, 05:17 PM
im doing both. i hardly ever have a helper. i have one of him cantering too, just havnt had the time to upload it at home.

Pirateer
Jul. 10, 2009, 05:23 PM
He is GORGEOUS!

kellyb
Jul. 10, 2009, 06:38 PM
Lucky, lucky, lucky x 1000!!! So jealous.

Sebastian
Jul. 10, 2009, 06:54 PM
SCORE!!! farmgirl88, you have hit the jackpot!! He's just darling. Glad the Universe dropped him into your lap!

Much luck and happiness to you both!
Seb :)

Valeureux
Jul. 10, 2009, 08:34 PM
what a cutie! congrats :)

Zu Zu
Jul. 10, 2009, 08:44 PM
He is just really nice - you are really * as lucky * as he is * that you found each other:cool:. Very Impressed!!! Thanks for sharing the photos and video. Enjoyed all!!!:yes:

Limerick
Jul. 10, 2009, 09:39 PM
He is Adorable with such a kind face!!! What a lucky find!!!!

Instant Karma
Jul. 10, 2009, 10:20 PM
He looks awesome, have fun with him!

farmgirl88
Jul. 11, 2009, 09:53 AM
thanks all! He is a very neat and nice horse. very happy he is here with us :)

Czar
Jul. 11, 2009, 10:56 AM
Oh I could just EAT him!! Sooo adorable!