The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2002
    Location
    S Ctrl Kentucky
    Posts
    3,454

    Smile I know I'm going to regret this but...ABE video

    I'm not sure why, and considering what we've been through you'd think I would have tons, but this is my first decent video of me riding Abe. I know I look like a flabby cow flopping around on him, but considering I haven't given him any bute in months and he's overdue for his Adequan, he was incredibly springy yesterday! So I asked DH to come out and take some video of us. Of course he ends up spooking at the scary guy with the camera, but all in all, I was really happy with him.

    For those of you who don't know the story of Abe, I rescued him with CANTER's help back in 2004 (has it been that long!) after he had blown out his knee at the track in Northampton. He'd been injected twice and run again twice before the trainer finally quit on him. So with the help of several dozen COTHers, I took him home and got him the surgery he needed to remove several chips from his knee. Long story short, I would have been happy with him just being a pasture pet, but as you can see, he turned out to be much more. If you didn't know his story, you may not even notice that there's anything wrong with him.

    So anyway, please don't be too mean to me, or my DH's, shall we say, "distracted" video technique (OOooo, look! What's the cute doggy doing?") and join me in my joy over seeing how Abe has made an almost complete recovery. He's not too bad a mover is he?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y30Ec...layer_embedded
    RIP Full Metal Jacket "Jack" 1998 -2/27/09
    RIP Salisbury Hill "Ted" 1979-4/2/10
    "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of" -Springsteen



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2003
    Location
    NorthEast
    Posts
    25,022

    Default

    Abe! He looks great!
    And so do you. A very happpy team together even if you are torturing him with scary guys on cars.

    BTW, love the nice oversized deep run in! Looks nice and shady!
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
    ...Belefonte



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2005
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    238

    Default

    What a cutie Abe is! He looks like he's enjoying himself, and you give him a nice, quiet ride. By the way, you do *not* look like a "flabby cow flopping around on him." You are way too hard on yourself!

    Hats off to you for being this guy's hero. It's clear that he is well-loved, and he seems like a sweetheart. The fact that you can enjoy him as more than a pasture-puff is icing on the cake for you
    Please consider adopting a horse from NY Sunshine Horses!



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2005
    Posts
    665

    Default

    You guys look great! Keep up the good work. He is adorable.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2000
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    13,313

    Default

    He looks great.
    So do you.
    I'm happy for you!
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 19, 2009
    Posts
    767

    Default

    "Mom, there's a scary. Do you see it?....Ok, still there. Scary......Hey Mom? You up there? Scary?.....Seriously? If you're not going to listen to me I'm just going to have to show you! *slams on breaks* Follow where I'm looking. Scary. See it now? That big thing that's trying to talk to me and sounds like Dad? Well I'm not buying it. That monster can't fool me-that's how ponies get eaten!"

    Cute! You two are a great team and I love how expressive he is Also, your dogs are cute and Gimli is the most perfect Pomm name I've ever heard-loff it!
    the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb. 16, 2008
    Posts
    959

    Default

    Abe is a cutie!! He looks great! and let me say, my greenie goofball would have freaked out at the little puff of fur in the middle of the ring rather than someone videotaping.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep. 18, 2005
    Posts
    2,405

    Default

    You both look awesome!

    He's a very cute horse, and he looks to have turned out to be a nice pleasure horse for you.

    It's wonderful to hear stories where all a rescue needed was someone to care enough to give him a chance.

    Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. Hubby did a fine job except horse people want to see all the transitions... He needs to be told how important transitions are to horse people.
    Copyright ©2007-2012, Percheron X
    My creative work may be used on the COTH forum only.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct. 15, 2002
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    814

    Default Wow!

    Abe looks great! Can you believe how far he's been able to come? I remember well when you took him from the fair (I helped get another horse from NH that year) and all you went through to make him well, congratulations you've been successful!!!! Enjoy your reward

    P.S. You have the cutest group of dogs too.




  10. #10
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2002
    Location
    S Ctrl Kentucky
    Posts
    3,454

    Default

    Aw, you guys are too nice!

    MB - thanks! That shed is the best improvement we made to the property!

    Runin and bf1 - thank you!

    Ghazzu - thanks for checking in! You've been such a help with him over the years - thank you!

    sparky - And I can't tell you how many times we've had Gimli say "Don't toss me!"

    heather - nah, usually Abe and Dixie are trying to stomp him!

    Percheron - of course that was the FIRST thing I noticed when I watched it the first time - you missed all the canter transitions!

    Tux - aw, thanks for remembering us. And those dogs are the WORST group of horse dogs you have ever come across! But I love them!
    RIP Full Metal Jacket "Jack" 1998 -2/27/09
    RIP Salisbury Hill "Ted" 1979-4/2/10
    "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of" -Springsteen



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr. 21, 2006
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    843

    Default

    Heyyy be nice to yourself! You look great on him and he looks like a real great (if a bit cautious ) guy. Major kudos for being a wonderful mommy to him



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Sanger, TX, USA
    Posts
    5,310

    Default

    He looks fabulous and happy and you don't look bad either. Ya done good by him!



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr. 4, 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    418

    Default

    He looks great! Such a lucky horse to have a good home.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jun. 21, 2001
    Location
    New Amsterdam
    Posts
    4,978

    Default

    He looks amazing! So happy and content too! (COTH should have a little smiley with hearts on it or something.) Wow. You must be pleased. He really is moving well. He's just so lovely. I'll never understand how he got that name!

    Tell DH he did just fine. The video was really cute.



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar. 23, 2006
    Location
    New York State
    Posts
    1,670

    Default

    Abe is cute! I love his expressive face!!! That bull terrier is very cute too! Love the squiggley wiggley hiney!



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct. 24, 2003
    Location
    The rolling hills of Virginia
    Posts
    5,892

    Default

    WOW! What a long road and what a great place to end up! I am so thrilled for you two. I remember when you got him all those years ago. I am so proud of you! Thank you so much for the update!

    SCFarm
    The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

    www.southern-cross-farm.com



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2000
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14,869

    Default

    Thank you for posting this! Abe looks great! So shiny!

    You look pretty good too! You have such nice soft hands.

    You forgot to mention what a sweet husband you have, and that when you got Abe and found out he'd need surgery for knee chips, he offered to sell his beloved boat/trailer to pay for the surgery, without even knowing if the surgery would help. (I loved that he calls him "Abraham" in the video.)
    Hillary Clinton - proven liar, cheat, traitor and defender of rapists! Anyone but Hillary 2016! https://www.facebook.com/AntiHillary2016



  18. #18
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2002
    Location
    S Ctrl Kentucky
    Posts
    3,454

    Default

    jumper, Basque, aucowwy - Thanks you guys.

    Seven - thanks! He yelled at me last night - "Why didn't you tell me you were going to post it? I would have been more serious about it!" LOL!

    maunder - that's Ozzie, and he's a total fool! LOL!

    LLDM - thanks for remembering us!

    jetsmom - one of Abe's Aunties! So glad you got to see this.
    RIP Full Metal Jacket "Jack" 1998 -2/27/09
    RIP Salisbury Hill "Ted" 1979-4/2/10
    "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of" -Springsteen



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar. 30, 2004
    Location
    King, NC
    Posts
    1,903

    Default No youtube at work for CM

    But I don't have to see it cuz my fellow COTHers have described it so well! Bless you FM for being a great mom to a special guy.

    Of course Abe is wonderful, that is why you had to take him home! Give him some smooches from me!!
    HaHA! Made-est Thou Look!



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2005
    Location
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get
    Posts
    10,441

    Default

    Abe is lovely!
    And quite a nice mover

    And puh-leeeze! I can show you "fat cow" - stop by 2 Dogs Farm...no, on 2nd thought, nevermind...

    May you both enjoy many rides.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015



Similar Threads

  1. Do you regret having your horses at home?
    By Huntertwo in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 138
    Last Post: Nov. 25, 2014, 05:51 PM
  2. You all were right! BIG regret! NOW what?!
    By Ridewithnopride in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 155
    Last Post: May. 29, 2012, 12:39 PM
  3. Bit question (I'm probably going to regret asking this)
    By Risk-Averse Rider in forum Driving
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Apr. 12, 2012, 01:24 AM
  4. Selling a horse... did you ever regret it?
    By Duramax in forum Off Course
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: Jan. 12, 2012, 11:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness