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    Default Whoa means WHOA! Arabian swims out to Sea!

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    An Arabian horse named William got spooked during a California beachside photo shoot Tuesday and swam a mile out to sea before rescuers got to him and helped him back to shore.
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    http://wtop.com/681/2867110/Horse-ru...-mile-offshore

    In other news, I may have beat Mike Matson to the link
    Last edited by Belg; May. 16, 2012 at 02:03 PM.
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    Egads, my news minions have failed me! Floggings will commence shortly.
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    Website for the owner has some nice looking horses. Don't see a picture of the horse in question though....
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    "Maybe he should be named Bob"

    Now, now, Mr. Matson - take it easy on those minions or they may go work for Belg!
    Unless, of course, they enjoy flogging....
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    Forget the floggin, Filet them Mignons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    Egads, my news minions have failed me! Floggings will commence shortly.
    Oooooooh, can I watch?!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    "Maybe he should be named Bob"
    Or "Wet Willy"
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    That must have been a nightmare for the owner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    Oooooooh, can I watch?!
    My kind of woman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belg View Post
    Forget the floggin, Filet them Mignons...
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Leave it to a horse to be spooked by the waves and then run into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Matson View Post
    Egads, my news minions have failed me! Floggings will commence shortly.
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."



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    Quote Originally Posted by seabreeze View Post
    Leave it to a horse to be spooked by the waves and then run into them.
    That was my first thought, too. You'd think he'd run the OTHER way! And a MILE? Without photo or video I don't buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    Oooooooh, can I watch?!
    Knowing Matt the flogger will be the woman in the red dublins.



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    At least he knew how to swim and didn't drown himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belg View Post
    Or "Wet Willy"
    Buoy! Or Booie...or...however it's spelled the navigational beacons!
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    Caitlin
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    I was just thinking the other day how smart Arabians are (I ride at a barn that is all Arabs or Half-Arabs) and how much I enjoy them as a breed.


    This one might make me retract that statement a bit

    He was afraid of the waves so he ran into them and swam away? I would think he would turn and high-tail it down the beach?



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    the Huffington Post story is the most accurate of all the stories out there. Here is an account from April Visel who was there and set up the shoot in the first place.

    April Visel

    Ok...so that rumors are not flying all over wildly

    Last night at our beach shoot while Jim Lowe was introducing Heir Of Temptation aka William to the ocean when we first arrived.
    He was leading him into the water and was about up to his chest when waves and wash came in, William panicked a jerked back, Jim could keep the reins and he went towards the ocean.
    He went parallel to shore about 20ft out for a while...many swam in after him and one of the model/riders even tried to lasso him...William just sort of became dissoriented and turned towards sea and kept going....
    He went out 2 miles and was swimming for 3 hours.

    Every rescue service was called and we had about 3 1/2 before dark.
    In the end it was a gentleman on the beach riding who happened to be the financial advisor to the crew chief of the oil rigs offshore. He called them and asked if they could use the big boat to locate the horse.
    Once they did, the fire dept and harbor patrol brought him to the boat, put floaties on him and then two paddle boarders escorted him in slowly but surely....while the big boat provided lighting.

    When he got to shore, he stumbled a bit, but never fell down.
    A mob of people covered him with blankets...one of my students is a vet, so was able to help with re-hydration.
    They walked him right up the hill into the trailer and took him to Alamo Pintado.
    Today he is doing great and will be released to go home and win Nationals in October!!

    We canceled the shoot obviously out of respect and all of the student/photographers and all of the models could not have been any better!
    It was a clean calm effort by all that resulted in a great outcome!!
    The Carp Fire Dept was really interested in the outcome of William as well as quite proud and relieved!!

    Joke is:

    William- the horse with tons of heart and very silly thoughts on things!

    Visel Workshops- NEVER A DULL MOMENT!!!



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