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  1. #1
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    Default Thank you COTH: Its a small world until you try and walk around it

    I just want to say that COTH is a a great site. I located a horse in a sale barn that had not been treated right. He came from regal blood lines and had been bred in Australia. A 17 hand dappled Buckskin! A hard to miss horse. He was much loved and traveled through different barns being an excellent dressage mount and a well known jumper...his excellence made him a desirable horse to import to the US where his career continued until he found his way to South Florida where life can be hard on horses; where land is sparse; riders are tough on their horses and its freaking HOT. He was found depressed and lame in a sale barn where he would stare at the sky clearly missing something that was once important to him.

    His sparkle made us buy him and take him home where he was treated to amazing farrier care; vet care and genuine love. He blossomed but was never going to be sound enough to be a fulltime jumper. Understand that even sore he would jump fire if you asked him and would jump as high as you would set the jump (we did not do this to him but we know he would if asked)

    He is so well trained that it was a shame someone dumped him and forgot all he had done through his short 14 years.

    But all was not lost. We decided to re-home him free of charge. A fellow COTH member found the ad after suffering her own terrible loss of her two horses in a trailer accident. She treked with a heavy heart to South Florida where she and Buns met one Sunday afternoon. Love blossomed.

    We have reached out and found the breeder. Through COTH we have found a young woman who knew all about his breeding and the fact she trained Buns (then known as Biscuit) for two years in dressage and knew his entire career as a show jumper.

    It is an amazing thing that through COTH everyone met and has learned all about this horse. We still have a gap in his life for a few years but he is well now and heading to Indiana this Sunday to his new (and I believe) his final home. He gets to frolic on 5 acres and his own personal mom.

    So thank you COTH for bringing everyone together!



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    Thumbs up

    I love stories like this!
    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"



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    Yay! Thanks for sharing this story!



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    That made my day.

    I followed 2dogs thread and knew she had connected with Buns, but did not know the backstory.... so glad you shared, and so beautifully written.

    Bless you for giving this horse a second chance, and then for so graciously sharing him. I was on the receiving end of such a gift last year, and it touched my life forever. I am sure Buns' new mom will love and cherish every moment she spends with her new buddy.
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.



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    Thank you for doing all that you have done for Buns/Biscuit. For one very special horse, you have made all the difference in the world.

    Good Karma is sure to come your way!



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    This is one of the most touching stories I've read on COTH. How wonderful! Tears and smiles, all at once! I love happy endings
    "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch



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    We are so happy for all that 2DogsFarm and "Sam" will be coming together. The power of COTH!!!
    www.specialhorses.org
    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues




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    Such a great ending for this boy, and for 2Dogs. She deserves a nice horse and he deserves a nice lady!

    2dogs-- we want updates and PICS when he arrives!!!

    donkeyman, bless you for looking out for this grand old guy.
    Last edited by KPF; Nov. 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM. Reason: added



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    Lovely story! I'm as happy for Buns as I am for 2dogs!



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    dammit, you make me cry!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    You know the rules - no posting stories like that without pictures.

    We need pictures!



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    Such a great story! But, yes, pictures are needed!!
    View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com



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    I don't know how to post pictures, if someone who does will PM me with an email address I will send them to you to post



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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyman View Post
    I don't know how to post pictures, if someone who does will PM me with an email address I will send them to you to post
    put them on a photoserver like photobucket or webshots then post the links. Easy as pie! (even a caveman can do it! )
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    What a wonderful story...I am so happy for all of you!

    If you have any pictures up on a site like Photobucket, you can just post the link into a thread and everyone can view the pictures. I want to see this special horse too!!



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    Great story.



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    Sen me the pics and I'll post them!
    www.specialhorses.org
    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues




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    aww glad to hear the story behind him!

    Sooo happy for 2dogs and Sam and for you giving him another chance at life!

    P.



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    I am so happy for 2dogs and Buns (or is it Sam?)!! I, too, want to see pictures!



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    just ... neat!
    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

    Spay and neuter. Please.



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