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deltawave
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:39 AM
Meet Boscoe! (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150250192926851.332508.558601850&type=1)

He is a 7 year old XC-loving bouncing ball of FUN! Tried him and instantly clicked, and we were off--stepping over all the Training stuff at Gemwood last weekend (after the show) like we'd known each other forever. That is a GREAT feeling.

It reminded me of the first time I jumped Gwen (which was after I bought her, actually) and that big "CLICK" sold him almost immediately. He's little, but the Prelim jumps looked quite small from up on his spotted back. :D

I'm waiting for one last phone call from the vet, but all was really, really solid in that department so now I'm just figuring out how to bring him home! :)

Sadly it's too late to enter (or be realistically prepared for) Richland, but I am hoping to get to some of the fall shows--we'll be sort of hard to miss! :lol:

vxf111
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:42 AM
Congrats! How fun!!!

War Admiral
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:42 AM
Yay, congrats!!! Very cute!

Polydor
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:43 AM
Very handsome man! Looks like fun!

P.

Oberon13
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:44 AM
He's gorgeous! You're right...he'd be hard to miss...and now QuickSilver becomes your best friend! ;)

I TOTALLY understand the "click" that you have at certain moments on certain horses. It's such a cool feeling to know that you and that horse have understood one another deeply. Love it!!!

annikak
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:46 AM
Yippe! Pairs with DW! Matches Wrainthur perfectly!

Congrats!!!!

GingerJumper
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:47 AM
Congrats! He's super cute!

baxtersmom
Jul. 30, 2011, 09:49 AM
OMG, he's GORGEOUS!

Hope you won't mind if I smuggle him into our trailer *cough,* I mean, introduce myself if we see you around here in the fall...

hightide
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:00 AM
He is sooo cute! I love his expression over the jump, such a happy boy.
Good luck!

Ghazzu
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:13 AM
He's adorable.
Congrats!

kcmel
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:37 AM
Love him! Super-cute!

SimpleSimon
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:48 AM
Congratulations! He is very cute. And now all of your new tack will have a horse to call it's own :)

Duckz
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:56 AM
Soooo pretty *drool* Congrats!!! :)

Phaxxton
Jul. 30, 2011, 11:00 AM
Love him - He is gorgeous! I hope you have many happy years with him!

equestrianerd
Jul. 30, 2011, 11:15 AM
Such a handsome boy! Congrats! :)

IFG
Jul. 30, 2011, 11:17 AM
What a cutie! Have fun with him!

tres grey
Jul. 30, 2011, 11:22 AM
Congratulations! I think I've seen him advertised before and thought he was a super nice guy. Best of luck with him! :)

MyssMyst
Jul. 30, 2011, 11:32 AM
He's very cute!

frugalannie
Jul. 30, 2011, 12:56 PM
Lucky pony, lucky DW! You two will be a great team, and I really look forward to hearing about your adventures. Have you broken it to Bonnie yet?

Ibex
Jul. 30, 2011, 01:06 PM
Congrats!!!! He's super cute!

Hevonen
Jul. 30, 2011, 01:20 PM
He is SO CUTE! Love him! Congratulations! :D

BestHorses
Jul. 30, 2011, 01:43 PM
Congrats! Can't wait to hear about your adventures with the new guy.

Xctrygirl
Jul. 30, 2011, 01:53 PM
SOooooooooooooooooooooo Cute!!!

I agree, my first thought looking at him was "ooooo lots of QuickSilver is in Lynn's future!"

Good luck and have a blast.

~Emily

deltawave
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:13 PM
Just made a trip to the tack store and stocked up on QuickSilver, vetrolin, and various green spot removers, LOL. And a winter blanket, and a stable sheet, and some new stirrups, and a saddle pad, and . . . :winkgrin:

Christmas in July! :D

TheBrightSide06
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:18 PM
I just LOVE Boscoe!! Congrats! You've got an amazing horse on your hands!!!

Flying Ponies
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:20 PM
awww, I see Lots Of Fun in your future! Good Luck :)

hightide
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:21 PM
Well, when you get a new horse, you HAVE to get all the new stuff! You wouldn't eat a turkey without the fixings, would ya? :winkgrin:

pharmgirl
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:29 PM
Congrats!!!!! He's gorgeous!

faybe
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:38 PM
Even without my bias for the spotted ones he would be gorgeous! Congrats!

slp2
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:47 PM
They just extended the closing date for Hunters Run . . . . still time to enter! :D

Or there's Jump Start too . . . .

wsmoak
Jul. 30, 2011, 03:54 PM
Congrats, he's gorgeous!

After having JWB's Appy for a while, I made a "no white near the ground" rule for future horse purchases. ;)

monstrpony
Jul. 30, 2011, 04:06 PM
I know about that "click" thing; how great! He just looks like FUN!!

Small-ish is good; it's the bouncing ball part and the click part that matters.

Zephyr
Jul. 30, 2011, 04:34 PM
Congrats! He's at my barn, and he is AWESOME! I've ridden him a couple times and he's a blast. Not to mention the cutest horse EVER. Very happy for your love connection!!

bornfreenowexpensive
Jul. 30, 2011, 05:33 PM
Very cool!! Looks like a fun horse (and a much smarter buy then what I just did--buying three year old:D)

ACMEeventing
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:13 PM
Congrats! You look great together :)

JER
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:44 PM
He looks like fun.

Don't worry about the grooming -- one thing I learned having a paint and a white mule is that they'll always photograph whiter than they are. And, really, the rest of us will only know how it looks it the pics. :D

Eventer90210
Jul. 30, 2011, 06:49 PM
That 'click' is amazing! Congrats on your new pony and good luck in upcoming shows!

DLee
Jul. 30, 2011, 07:05 PM
I LOVE the fact that his tail is all black and his mane is white... he's lovely! Congrats!

CookiePony
Jul. 30, 2011, 07:30 PM
Congratulations! Can't wait to meet him in person!

KC058
Jul. 30, 2011, 08:42 PM
Congrats!! Super cute.. Might see you at Gemwood sometime :)

fordtraktor
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:02 PM
Congratulations! He looks like so much fun to ride!

BaroquePony
Jul. 30, 2011, 10:02 PM
He's gorgeous :yes:.

flaxenmane
Jul. 31, 2011, 06:51 AM
Paints ... all the rage! Was he advertised and/or word of mouth?

deltawave
Jul. 31, 2011, 10:11 AM
PINTO, not Paint. :) :) (my Paint-barn upbringing, sorry, Paint is a breed, Pinto is a color). Breeding unknown. :)

It was sort of a little bit of both. When I went hunting I started with very much word-of-mouth--the world of Dream Horse and Equine.com is big and scary! :lol: But the seller's reputation (Team CEO) is sterling, and many of my trusted "sources" told me I should check out their horses for sale. It took me about 5 seconds to pick out the one I wanted. :D

BaroquePony
Jul. 31, 2011, 10:16 AM
It took me about 5 seconds to pick out the one I wanted. :D

He was so LOUD you couldn't take your eyes off him :lol:.

vineyridge
Jul. 31, 2011, 11:11 AM
Congratulations on your new partner.

So how many horse do you have now?

Toadie's mom
Jul. 31, 2011, 11:33 AM
Congratulations! I have a special love for men of color:winkgrin:

deltawave
Jul. 31, 2011, 02:49 PM
Congratulations on your new partner.

So how many horse do you have now?

This remains a difficult question to answer. :D

With this one I will be the owner of three: Bonnie, Boscoe, and the Shetland Daisy. But SHE is pregnant with twins :rolleyes: and also living here is Keebler, who is not owned by me but we have a long-term living arrangement.

Three? Four? Six? All depends on how you look at it. :lol:

scubed
Jul. 31, 2011, 02:59 PM
So how many horse do you have now?

DW, just take the 5th. That is what I do when asked :lol:

Dr. Doolittle
Jul. 31, 2011, 08:37 PM
PINTO, not Paint. :) :) (my Paint-barn upbringing, sorry, Paint is a breed, Pinto is a color). Breeding unknown. :)

It was sort of a little bit of both. When I went hunting I started with very much word-of-mouth--the world of Dream Horse and Equine.com is big and scary! :lol: But the seller's reputation (Team CEO) is sterling, and many of my trusted "sources" told me I should check out their horses for sale. It took me about 5 seconds to pick out the one I wanted. :D

Yesss, THANK YOU! (People make this mistake all too often, and it annoys the hell out of me. NOT every horse with Pinto coloring is a "Paint horse"; Paint is a registry restricted to Paints, QH Paints, and TBs who qualify. At least IIRC. My mare is by Art Deco, who is a Dutch WB, NOT a Paint! As you say, there are pintos of many breeds, though not every breed...Not Fresians or Fjords, etc. ;))

And congrats on your new horse, he is *lovely*, and very fancy :) Definitely a "WOW"! How especially tickled you must be to have that immediate click thing, where you feel like you were "born to ride this horse", a perfect recipe for a successful partnership. Good luck with him, and be sure to keep us posted!

JER
Jul. 31, 2011, 08:43 PM
So how many horse do you have now?

viney, that's like asking a lady her age. It's just not done in polite company.

(COTH might not qualify as polite company.)

:D

deltawave
Jul. 31, 2011, 08:49 PM
I have seen a spotted part-Friesian. No doubt the horror of breed purists!

Hilary
Aug. 1, 2011, 08:29 AM
Congratulations Lynn!! He looks like a blast.

Freebird!
Aug. 1, 2011, 08:38 AM
Ohhh - congrats!!! He is lovely!!

clivers
Aug. 1, 2011, 09:06 AM
OOOOHhhhh - Magor Congratulations!!!! I missed this thread until now (busy weekend) but I've been sending you "I hope the vetting is all good news" vibes all week!!!!

YAY!!!! Bosco is simply STUNNING! I am thrilled for you BOTH!!! :D :D
Can't wait to see you guys kicking butt on xc! Too bad it won't be at this year's Richland Park but maybe Midsouth?

Fred
Aug. 1, 2011, 09:29 AM
I love him DW! - huge congratulations and best of luck with him!

(ps 'Freddy' has also found a wonderful new owner who loves him)

Heliodoro
Aug. 1, 2011, 09:39 AM
Cute! Have tons of fun and be sure to report all that loot you're sure to win!

RacetrackReject
Aug. 1, 2011, 09:43 AM
Oh, I love him! I'm not biased in any way to his name either =). (My heart horse is named Basco..lol)

Grats!!

deltawave
Aug. 1, 2011, 10:11 AM
Gail, glad to hear young Freddy has a new home. That horse's name still wins the greatest name contest, hands down! :D I had fantasized about getting some spandex black-and-white checked outfits for XC, or at least a saddle pad. :lol:

VCT
Aug. 1, 2011, 11:21 AM
He is ADORABLE! Congrats! :)

Lisa Cook
Aug. 1, 2011, 11:51 AM
oh, very handsome! Congrats!! :D

FatCatFarm
Aug. 1, 2011, 12:51 PM
Handsome. Congrats!

Noctis
Aug. 1, 2011, 06:16 PM
He's LOVELY! Congrats!

jackalini
Aug. 1, 2011, 07:35 PM
So adorable, and I love the name!!!! Best of luck!

Fred
Aug. 2, 2011, 03:04 PM
Gail, glad to hear young Freddy has a new home. That horse's name still wins the greatest name contest, hands down! :D I had fantasized about getting some spandex black-and-white checked outfits for XC, or at least a saddle pad. :lol:

LOL! that would have been something to see!
But now you are going to stand out with your lovely new horse without the black and white spandex! ;)

The horse we are talking about is an AFR baby named, yes, Freddy Mercury.
His new owner, however, is changing it, to something more 'romantic' ;)

Lori B
Aug. 2, 2011, 03:20 PM
DW, he looks like a blast. When I was a kid, I wanted a horse that looked like the horse that Little Joe rode on Ponderosa -- a black and white pinto. And now you have one!

But I'm still so glad to be grooming a bay. ;-)

goosejumps
Aug. 2, 2011, 03:41 PM
Congratulations! He's GORGEOUS and looks like a lot of fun!:D

deltawave
Aug. 2, 2011, 06:23 PM
His new owner, however, is changing it, to something more 'romantic

Oh, NOOO! What a shame. That is one of the best names EVER. Fine. If I *ever* get a Fred baby, that's what I'm calling it! :)

Long Shadow Farm
Aug. 2, 2011, 06:42 PM
Congrats on your new guy! I have a soft spot in my heart for Paints and Pintos as my first horse was a loud chestnut and white tobiano mare. They rock!!!

Bobbi

AKB
Aug. 2, 2011, 09:03 PM
Boscoe is very cute. He looks like a good boy.

mojo7777
Aug. 2, 2011, 11:30 PM
Congrats on your super cute and flashy new boy! Love his name!

ultimateshowmom
Aug. 3, 2011, 09:22 AM
DW, he looks like a blast. When I was a kid, I wanted a horse that looked like the horse that Little Joe rode on Ponderosa -- a black and white pinto. And now you have one!

But I'm still so glad to be grooming a bay. ;-)

ME TOO! (above post) I am happy though to be riding my chestnut!

ultimateshowmom
Aug. 3, 2011, 09:23 AM
Congratulaions, you are a great pair! Have FUN!

kookicat
Aug. 5, 2011, 04:37 PM
He is lovely! :D Good luck with him.

monstrpony
Aug. 5, 2011, 09:56 PM
Have a safe trip to go pick him up! Can't wait to see pics of him in his new home!!

KBG Eventer
Aug. 5, 2011, 10:35 PM
He's adorable!

By the way, I had a white and chestnut Paint for 3 years (with a white tail and mane!), and I think Vetrolin White N' Brite shampoo works better than the Cowboy Magic purple shampoo. :)

Lisa Preston
Aug. 5, 2011, 10:48 PM
How exciting. You're going to have a ball!