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  1. #1
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    Just curious. Though I have 2 horses I am trying to sell, my 13.3 hand pony mare, Happy will never be up for sale. A friend of my husband's offered him $5,000 for Happy, and my husband just shook his head saying "You'll never get her to sell that pony." It's true. She escaped the dog pen she had been living in, and we found her in our front yard 2 days before our 1st wedding anniversary. No, she's nothing fancy, but I just love her to peices, and will have her till the day she dies - which I hope is many years from now, as she is only 6. So, how many of you guys have horses that you will NEVER sell, no matter WHAT happens to them, even if they become expensive yard dogs, that can't be ridden?

    Edited because I English is no longer my best subject... http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/winkgrin.gif

    HUKT ON FONIX WURKT FUR ME!

    [This message was edited by Freebird on Jan. 23, 2004 at 07:09 PM.]



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    Just curious. Though I have 2 horses I am trying to sell, my 13.3 hand pony mare, Happy will never be up for sale. A friend of my husband's offered him $5,000 for Happy, and my husband just shook his head saying "You'll never get her to sell that pony." It's true. She escaped the dog pen she had been living in, and we found her in our front yard 2 days before our 1st wedding anniversary. No, she's nothing fancy, but I just love her to peices, and will have her till the day she dies - which I hope is many years from now, as she is only 6. So, how many of you guys have horses that you will NEVER sell, no matter WHAT happens to them, even if they become expensive yard dogs, that can't be ridden?

    Edited because I English is no longer my best subject... http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/winkgrin.gif

    HUKT ON FONIX WURKT FUR ME!

    [This message was edited by Freebird on Jan. 23, 2004 at 07:09 PM.]



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    I do!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

    Parade will always have a home as long as I have one. I promised her when I bought her that she would always be mine. I figured she had gone through enough owners by the time I got her!! She is nothing special to anyone but me.
    \"There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be\" - Andy Adams



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    I have three- two that honestly deserve it for their sainthood, and one that no one else would ever want! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif Think Hell Bitch from Lonesome Dove. But I love her anyway. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

    "Today I will ask so much of her, ask her to leave her equine world and join mine. And if I am very good today- if I am a true horsewoman- she will be happy that I pulled her away from her green grass, her friends, and everything that makes her life happy and secure." - Bo Derek
    \"It is good to be fine.\"



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    Oh boy. Long story, but worth it..

    November 2000. I wasn't looking for a horse at the time but I saw his picture on a racetrack-reject-rescue internet site from Michigan (I am originally from NJ, but was living in KY at the time). This was a Tuesday night. Emailed the lady, she responded in about 10 minutes. Since I worked for a major airline at the time, I hopped on a plane that Friday (Mom flew in from NJ to make the trip with me). Flight that had many many seats open Thursday night turned out overbooked on Friday. We somehow got the last two seats on the plane (flying standby). Turned to my mom, told her this was an omen and the horse really had to screw something up to not come home with me.

    Got to Grand Rapids and found the cutest, sweetest TB ever. When I sat in the back of the rental car to write the deposit check for him, he stuck his ENTIRE head and neck in the car (up to his withers!) and would have tried to come in further had we not stopped him.

    Came home the following Friday, the bowed tendon he had was worse than we thought. The surgeons at Hagyard Davidson McGee in Lexington did wonders with his annular ligament and he has been sound since (knock on wood!), has seen me through back surgery, etc...

    He is the biggest ham, FULL of personality, his name is Genius (whoever named him knew what they were talking about!).

    Taryn



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    I plan on my horse to be with me until he dies.

    Tara owned by Boo the wonder pinto
    formerly known as IrishGreen
    founder of the most embarressing injuries due to falling off horse clique!
    Tara


    A horse already knows how to be a horse;
    The rider has to learn how to become a rider.
    A horse without a rider is still a horse;
    A rider without a horse is no longer a rider.



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    Paparrazi was her show name and Linda is her barn name. She is now 29 years old and will live here with her best friend Rosy (31 years old) until they pass on. I have had Linda since she was 15 (bought from Richard Taylor and Stuart Koehler at Frying Pan sale ages ago) In her early days she did the 1st years, small juniors, childrens and anything else they asked her to do. Then She packed me around in the children's, then my students from short stirrup through the children's, taught lessons and basically earned sainthood millions of times over. Rosy was given to me on a "Free lease" 15 years ago and has done it all. The old ladies can be seen wandering around the front yard soaking up the sun and enjoying great grass in summer or hanging out together fat and fuzzy in winter. Rosy is to unsound to use anymore and Linda is a little senile when Rosy is not by her side so she to is retired (even though sound as a bell) Both get 30lbs of equine senior a day and I never think twice about paying the bill. To a couple of great ole' girls!

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    Me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif Living the pasture ornament period with my two old fellows.

    In case something happens to me they are taken care of in my will too.


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    me! got her for christmas, and never plan to part with her. shes only 12, but i already have her retirement plans arranged http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif.
    she will live happily ever after until the end of her days. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    I do...Betsy was my first horse and is truly my horse of a lifetime. She will be with me to the day she dies.

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    **Forever South**
    **Bama's Blues** not mine but he's my babyboy!
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    **Forever South**
    **Bama\'s Blues** not mine but he\'s my babyboy!
    **Brinkum\'s Cross**



  11. #11
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    I do. I will keep my horse with me no matter what happens, as long as I can still provide adequately for him. I was told his old owner was either going to give him to someone or have him put down. So I purchased him for $1 back in April http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif He's my darling and no matter what, I want to provide the best home possible for him... even when he's old and becomes a pasture ornament (We've got some years before that though... he's 10). He's had a rather tough life, and I want him to know some stability and love... so I will never part with him.

    *-Rifter-*
    Proud Member of the Dirty Grey Horse and the Disgruntled College Student Cliques
    *Rifter*
    "The ultimate test of a rider's skill is his simplicity." --George Morris


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    Count me in.http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif Woody, my 28 year old Hanoverian, who qualifies for sainthood, has a forever home with me. He is the love of my life, the apple of my eye. The sun rises and sets on this horse. Need I say more? Love him to pieces, and he is now retired and busy being the king of his kingdom. Daughter's Quarter pony, now 18, also has a forever home with us. He is tempermental, fiesty, a pig in his stall, and seems to have some form of horsey ADHD. He is a pain in the a$$, but nobody will ever understand him the way I do (or put up with his crap). He and daughter have an unbelieveable bond, and she is moving up to a different mount this year, and he has become my trail horse. So, these two have a forever home with me. No doubt about it!

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    Me - Tan is 26 and Bucky just turned 40!!! They are here till they day they die, no matter what my boyfriend says.

    Riding: the art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
    Come to the darkside...we have cookies.



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    I was lucky enough to track down my first pony and eventually get her back. Miz Scarlett has been back at my farm since '97, where she will live out the rest of her years being spoiled rotten with hugs and kisses and treats...unless she outlives me...she's 41 now! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_cool.gif

    II===II SUZ II===II
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    Pretty much all of mine do. I jsut can't sell them. One is 24 this year, he was promised a home for life when we bought him, but definitely has earned it. He taught me so much, and is my first horse. My other palomino will more than likely be here forever. I won a world championship on him, which I wanted forever, so he has earned it also. Plus, we have a great connection, and he is so much fun. My Thoroughbred is 15 this year, so sweet. Basically a lawn ornament, as I just dont have time to ride her, but hope to get a baby or two.

    "I never play horseshoes 'cause Mother taught us not to throw our clothes around," ~ Mr. Ed
    \"I never play horseshoes \'cause Mother taught us not to throw our clothes around,\" ~ Mr. Ed



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    Our mare, Sweetie, will forever have a home with us. She is one of the family. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!

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    My horse will be with me for the rest of his days, he has been to alot of places - he is the perfect horse but everyone always sells him to "move up", I figure he deserves the stability and I couldn't love him anymore than I already do, he has given me so much in the year that I have owned him as far as my confidence and saving my butt jumping - so I promised him I will keep him forever and I will - the crazy part of me thinks he knows it too.

    Proud member of the "chicken Jumper clique"
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    Me http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif Heck, I wanted my current horse so badly I said I would buy her even if I knew she could never be ridden again (thankfully, that isn't the case).



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    My mare, Miss Bugs, will be with me forever, she is the equine equivalent of my soul-mate. I love her to death and she has definitely qualified herseld as a saint in my book. What a girl!

    My colt will be with me for the rest of his life as well. Even if he grows up and can't do a darn thing. He carries with him 1/2 of his mother, and he is the kindest, sweetest most laid back colt. In his 9 1/2 months of life he has taught me so much.

    I will have other horses in the future, but I never planned on getting rid of Bugs's baby. Those two horses are priceless to me. I know I can't keep all of the horses I will eventually get, but these two are keepers. I am so crazy about both of them.

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    Count me in! I have had my guy since he was six months, he's now 2. He will be with me forever!! And when I make a will he will be in it, we're going to grow old together! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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