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  1. #1
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    Default My new guy arrived last night, Update post 42 international graded winner!

    So a few weeks ago I was moaning on fb about needing a horse. A dear friend in MD saw my post and texted me that he had the perfect horse for what I want to do, Adult Eq or Low Jr/AO. A bit more texting, a bit of cajoling to DH, and a phone call to Nationwide and it was arranged!

    Here he is when he was still running http://www.drf.com/news/2010-eclipse...-percussionist

    He got in last night, giving him a few days to settle in and then I can't wait to hop on and take him for a spin. This was my first time ever getting a horse sight unseen, but the price(free) was right, and I trusted his last trainer completely.

    So far he has been really level headed about everything, including 500 dairy cows and a herd of goats staring him in the face. Looking foward to what the future holds as we embark on his next line of work
    Last edited by rustbreeches; Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM. Reason: Apparently I get my days confused
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    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.



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    Wow he is impressive. Good fun with this guy. How very exciting for you.



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    Wow, you are going to have soooo much fun with this guy. Ex-steeplechasers are the best! Saw him at Far Hill's, classy horse.



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    Congratulations! I remember him from Far Hills, too.



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    Lovely! Keep us updated on his progress!



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    How exciting! Congratulations!
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    Thanks guys! When I pulled his PP's I was like "you're GIVING him away?" He's had a year off, so anything that needed time has had it. Can't wait to see what he wants to be. Thank God he doesn't move like a hunter, because I can't see myself back in that ring. He is reported to be a finger on the buckle kind of gallop, goes in a snaffle, pull the yoke and he pulls up but very maneuverable, so we have some options.For the pedigree buffs

    http://www.pedigreequery.com/percussionist
    Quote Originally Posted by The Saddle View Post
    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.



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    Wow, just wow -- you now have Percussionist! Lucky you, and I am sure you will treasure and do right by this horse.
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    Congrats!! Can't wait to see pics of him in his new career!!
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    Now that is just plain cool! I love any sadler's well horse that I have ever ridden and the bottom part of his pedigree isn't to shabby either Please keep us updated and we want riding pics!



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    Big congratulations! He's beautiful and I can't wait to see what you two accomplish together! Very nice!



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    Lucky you, congrats!!
    where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?



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    So awesome! Congrats to you both.



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    That's quite the horse! Congratulations!
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    Congrats! Lovely horse, great pedigree. You'll have a blast!
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    Impressive ... And big congrats!!!!



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    Well, count me as very impressed! What a pedigree! and an eclipse award finalist? Wow!

    Good luck, though you seem to be having it already.



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    You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for all the kind words. Bit of a change for him, all that globe trotting then out to the eastern plains of CO. Thankfully the time in Sweden has made him fairly cold weather impervious. Even when clipped on the East coast he never liked more than a sheet. My awesome mother scored a couple T/Os for him that she sent on the van.

    We don't have an indoor, so planning on some nice hacks along the ditch roads here to get some conditioning and playing around a bit in the ring when the weather is nice to see what he tells us he wants to be over the winter.

    My darling 13 yo neighbor wants him for her barrel horse!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Saddle View Post
    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.



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    Oh dear, he'd be even more world reknowned if he ran barrels as well!



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    Quote Originally Posted by rustbreeches View Post
    You guys are awesome! Thanks so much for all the kind words. Bit of a change for him, all that globe trotting then out to the eastern plains of CO. Thankfully the time in Sweden has made him fairly cold weather impervious. Even when clipped on the East coast he never liked more than a sheet. My awesome mother scored a couple T/Os for him that she sent on the van.

    We don't have an indoor, so planning on some nice hacks along the ditch roads here to get some conditioning and playing around a bit in the ring when the weather is nice to see what he tells us he wants to be over the winter.

    My darling 13 yo neighbor wants him for her barrel horse!

    A barrel horse?
    Who knows, some TBs make excellent barrel horses.

    We used to retrain race horses and the steeplechasers were not that common, but sure some of the ones we liked very well, as they were extremely nice to work with.

    One possible problem with those was they tended to have developed a bit of a harder mouth than flat runners, so you had to work on that at first.
    I liked the more mature brain "chasers" tended to bring with them.

    Yes, we need pictures and stories about how all of you get along, wonderful that you get to work with him.



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