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    Default Cover Magic...my rescue

    Here is a link to some pictures of Cover. SOme of you might remember he is my Humane Society OTTB rescue after his owner (not his track owner, they were heartbroken to learn what happened to him) decided to turn him loose and fend for himself last winter. He is coming along great and is a joy to work with! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cover_magic/7579953052/ His original rescue pic is on there too, you will have to scroll to it. Can't miss it though!



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    I remember well your original post. What a lucky guy and what a great owner! You made my day -- he's gorgeous and looks quite content. I love happy "before" and "after" pics.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    Thank you twelvegates.



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    WOW! you did a great job.

    Kudos!



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    OP, I just want to find you and give you a big hug.
    "Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" Sun Tzu, The Art of War
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    Nicely done runwayz....very nicely done!



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    What a good lookin' boy! You did a great job with him
    Is it just me, or does it look like he grew all over between the rescue pic and the current pic?
    If i smell like peppermint, I gave my horse treats.
    If I smell like shampoo, I gave my horse a bath.
    If I smell like manure, I tripped.



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    DottieQ, I dont know if he grew, but I think he is puffed up with happiness! His topline definatly got better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bayboys View Post
    OP, I just want to find you and give you a big hug.
    ^^ This!! What an amazing transformation - HUGE kudos to you, OP.
    In memory of Rebuff (1974-2009)

    Rest in peace, my sweet man



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    He looks AMAZING! I remember your original post, too, and I'm glad he turned out as nice as we all hoped he would? Hopefully he rides (or will) as good as he looks!
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    Great job with this horse! Is he going to be sound for you? Good temperment now he's put weight on? Looks like a lovely guy.



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    Fabulous. Well done.



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    Thanks all! His personality is quite clownish, he is always in good spirits. So far he has been good to hack out, just walk trot right now, and some rides around the property. I started a post on Alydar bloodlines in sporthorse breeding, he is a grandson. He free jumps a cross rail like it is a 3 foot oxer, so High hopes for his future career! He has an osselet on his rf ankle, but so far no issues with it.



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    Congrats - that is an amazing transformation ! He looks wonderful. Some people can't get a Tb to look that good ever. Great job.



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    Congrats!! He looks a "little" different these days. I often wonder if the horses really feel appreciation!! Anyway it makes the people feel good inside!!
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    Absolutely A-mazing!

    Kudos to you runwayz - that is a lovely boy now that you've given him a 2nd chance.

    Almost hard to believe the difference just 3 months made.

    As for the asshat who turned him loose
    Some people suck.
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    Thank you! I have a post on sporthorse breeding with his Alydar pedigree.
    Last edited by runwayz; Jul. 16, 2012 at 03:10 PM. Reason: repeat



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    That is amazing improvement. You done better than good.
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