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RegentLion
Oct. 24, 2009, 05:29 PM
First, thanks to everyone who replied to my NUMEROUS threads as of late. :lol: I really appreciate all the input. Posting here helped me clear my mind and stop panicking about the huge decision DH and I were facing. :cool:

The horse vetted exactly as we hoped and expected, and we're on the way home with him now! We'll be there in about an hour. :D

I'm really thrilled to be able to spend the winter getting to know him before I return to eventing in the spring. DH is telling me I should start at N buuut I'm a wuss and would really like to let myself be a weenie and start at BN! :lol:

But here's some pics of me and him on the day I tried him. I couldn't stop grinning throughout the entire ride and at one point was feeling really emotional (weird for me !) and teared up. :sadsmile:

One of my first XC fences in over 3 years! (http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs259.snc1/10631_591551374547_40600898_34679475_5953700_n.jpg )

Talking about my ride...Note the grin! (http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10631_591551644007_40600898_34679484_7310454_n.jpg )

This is one of my favorites even though he's looking akward...
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs279.snc1/10631_591551364567_40600898_34679473_3454021_n.jpg )

Thought I'd share. :)

debra
Oct. 24, 2009, 05:42 PM
Awesome, thanks for sharing- I am so happy that you found a great partner!
Congrats! Keep smiling!

dwblover
Oct. 24, 2009, 05:49 PM
Awe he's gorgeous! Have fun getting to know him.:D

eventerwannabe
Oct. 24, 2009, 05:50 PM
What a cutie!! Have a great time getting to know him. I'm sure you'll have a blast.

jumpsnake
Oct. 24, 2009, 05:55 PM
I love his huge star! *so jealous of you right now*...

clivers
Oct. 24, 2009, 06:34 PM
He's gorgeous and you two look great together! Congratulations!!!

cranky
Oct. 24, 2009, 06:43 PM
I really like him, and your smile says it all!

ss3777
Oct. 24, 2009, 07:08 PM
WOOHOO!!

Big congrats :)

eventingismylife
Oct. 24, 2009, 07:10 PM
Congrats! He looks great, have fun with him!

Zu Zu
Oct. 24, 2009, 07:12 PM
Really nice ~ you two make a great looking pair ~ thanks for sharing ~ Congratulations & ENJOY !!!

HARROLDhasmyheart
Oct. 24, 2009, 07:14 PM
You guys look like you are just having an absolute blast--you look so happy! Congratulations and best of luck :)

katG
Oct. 24, 2009, 07:41 PM
congratulations! he is adorable and you two look great together!

RegentLion
Oct. 24, 2009, 09:00 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm just thrilled to the teeth. Now that he's finally home it feels "real" and I'm very excited. :D

Of course I think he's just beautiful... but I'm obviously biased with new found love/infatuation!:lol:

Auburn
Oct. 25, 2009, 09:27 AM
I can see why you have the huge smile on your face. He is a nice boy! Please tell your DH that there is absolutely nothing wrong with starting at BN.

As a good friend told me recently, when you are bored with the cross country fences at a level, then move up. I have been anything but bored at my last three events, so still may not make the move up.

Have fun this winter getting to know him. Next Spring, you should have a blast! Hopefully, we will get to see you at some of the Area8 events. :yes:

annikak
Oct. 25, 2009, 11:03 AM
WOW! Congrats- lovely horse, and such a telling smile!

TheBrightSide06
Oct. 25, 2009, 05:27 PM
Congrats!! what a lovely horse! you make a great pair from what i can tell and i am happy for you that you are so thrilled with him!

Ishi
Oct. 25, 2009, 06:36 PM
The best feeling in the world is getting to ride a horse everyday that you adore! Have fun getting to know him this winter and congrats!

katerenee
Oct. 26, 2009, 01:06 PM
Congrats! I am so happy for you and so excited to see you out and about again ;). I'll keep you in mind if we schedule any clinics this winter!

luise
Oct. 26, 2009, 01:11 PM
I'm jealous!

scubed
Oct. 26, 2009, 03:36 PM
Yeah! You look great together.

RegentLion
Oct. 26, 2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks everyone! Had my first ride on him last night and it was a blast! My ring was soaking wet so DH and I rode on the trails and he was so much fun. I just took about 10 mintues to relax and remember that he's a REAL HORSE not a lazy horse like my APHA pleasure horse. :lol: Really fun.

Can't wait to do some dressage with him and get to know him better.

jumpingmaya
Oct. 27, 2009, 11:33 AM
I LOVE the fact that you are smiling in those pics... speaks a million!!
Have a wonderful time with him :D
You guys make a wonderful looking team!!! :winkgrin: