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  1. #1
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    Default AWR Inspection and my sweet story of rescue.......

    In November of 2007 I rescued a yearling colt that was of amazing breeding but his owner had gone bankrupt, stopped paying bills, stopped feeding the horses and had no vet care for them. My sweet boy was almost dead when I got him....the vet told me he may not make it and was I SURE I wanted him even though he was "free." I just could not say no to this poor colt's pleading brown eyes that looked as though they had almost given up on life.

    I brought my poor baby back from the dead with massive doses of daily TLC and vet care.

    It has been less than a year and I took him to his AWR Inspection yesterday and he was site Champion, scoring an 8.0 First Premium Premier.

    This horse is AMAZING and he truly truly seems to know I saved him. It brings tears to my eyes to think of what he was and what he has now become. Yes, this is a bit of a brag post but I just wanted to share my sweet boy with you all because I am so proud of him and what an angel he is.

    Here is his picture in November of 2007 and then in October of 2008

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    Last edited by hunter-jumper-rider; Oct. 19, 2008 at 05:59 PM.



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    Wow! You've been doing something right! What's his breeding?
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    Congratulations, what an incredible transformation.



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    Kudos to you for saving him and more importantly for believing in him. Congratulations!!
    Anne
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    "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist



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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitfield Farm Hanoverians View Post
    Wow! You've been doing something right! What's his breeding?
    He is actually 100% Thoroughbred but I could not JC Register him because his owner that went bankrupt fell off the face of the earth so I could not obtain the original Certificate of Breeding for him. I knew who his parents were (His Grandsire on his Sire's side is Seattle Slew and his Grandsire on his Dam's side is Walter Willy by Sadler's Wells)

    Soooooooo..........with a LOT of phone calls, emails, and letters in the mail I was able to have his parent's DNA info released to AWR and I took my boy's hair sample. UC Davis confirmed it WAS his parents so he is DNA proven registered with AWR.

    I am NOT advertising him as a "warmblood" whatsoever.....I always tell people that he is 100% Thoroughbred, I am proud of it. I just wanted him DNA Registered with a good Registry that has a "Sporthorse" focus.



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    Thumbs up

    What a great read it is so nice to read something positive - well done
    If you wish to see what man made take a drive. If you wish to see what god created saddle up your horse.



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    What are his sire and dams names? He is stunning.
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    WOW!!! What a transformation! WELL DONE!!! (and congratulations!!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiddleMeThis View Post
    What are his sire and dams names? He is stunning.
    His Sire is Sweet Dreamer and his Dam is Willly's Royal Lady



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    Wow! Congratulations, and a huge thank you for saving him. He's lovely. Amazing what some TLC and love can do



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    He has a lovely pedigree for sport by the way!
    Anne
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    Wow, he is gorgeous,
    What a great story.
    You have done a fantastic job with him!



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    Oh. My. God.

    He looks amazing!!!

    What a fabulous story and a terrific transformation as well ...

    Good for you - what a lovely horse you now have



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    What a lovely boy he is! And what a wonderful story of hope fulfilled! Bravo to you for saving this sweet boy!!!



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    Congrats! He looks great and is so lucky you took a chance on him.
    As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~W. Hazlitt

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    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story !!!
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    What a wonderful thing you did, and what a beautiful boy you have. Thanks for sharing your story.
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    What a great story! Amazing what proper care can do, Thank you for sharing.
    Kelly, Ballingard Grove
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    Oh, Congratulations! I love happy endings!



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    Congrats on an amazing job he looks like a completely different guy now!



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