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Any info on a seal brown TB named d'Artagnan in Michigan?

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  • Any info on a seal brown TB named d'Artagnan in Michigan?

    Title says it all - I am looking for a former horse of mine who was very special to me. His name when I sold him was d'Artagnan (Tanner), and I know he's been sold since I sold him, and I would dearly like to know what happened to him. His former owner was a junior rider by the name of Annaliese VanHeukolom (sp?).

    He probably is about 15 or so by now, dark bay/seal brown TB with no white markings, about 15.2 hands, with a very Morgan-like build. He was sold as a dressage horse, which is why I am posting on this forum. If anybody can be of help, please let me know! I would love to track him down. Thanks!
    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

    So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."

  • #2
    Do you know where in Michigan?

    That name sounds really familiar to me, but then again, it could be a popular name...

    Edit- by name, I meant the name Tanner!


    • #3
      I know Tanner and Annelies! I'm pretty she still owns him, unless she's sold him since last month. He is a really lovely boy and she dotes on him. Can you PM me your email addy and I'll pass it on to her.


      • #4
        no, but I just had to say, excellent name for a horse!!
        Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.


        • #5
          I sent a message to Annelies with the link to this thread and heard back from her... she's looking forward to filling you in on how Tanner's doing (he's still with her).


          • #6
            Speedy Alice lives up to her name!
            "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

            Spay and neuter. Please.


            • #7
              Originally posted by monstrpony View Post
              Speedy Alice lives up to her name!
              Isn't the Internet great?


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Speedy Alice View Post
                Isn't the Internet great?
                Speedy Alice - I love you! I also love this BB! thanks to everyone who helped me out.

                How can I contact Annaliese to see how he's doing? Tanner is an amazing horse and I hated selling him. In fact, KarenC and I often joke about buying him back for her to ride . I'm so glad she still has him!
                "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                • #9
                  Hi eventer_mi!

                  Sure enough I still have Tanner! He's doing great. We're still riding dressage (much to his dismay, he always loved his jumping). Everything's been going good with him. I'm not exactly sure what you'd like to know but feel free to ask and keep in touch if you'd like.

                  Some history if you'd like....
                  *We've made our rounds. We did Equestrian team in high school together, we even did and placed in some saddle seat classes (but mainly since we knew how to ride patterns). Along with jumping and english stuff.
                  *We did a few years of 4-H. Pretty much everything there besides the western and speed stuff, but I was always tempted to try speed. He probably would of enjoyed himself.
                  *Otherwise we've mainly done dressage. I took some jumping lessons for awhile, but once we moved to another barn that didn't have jumps, we've stuck to dressage. He continues to progress and I actually continue to show. He's always a perfect gentleman and loves the attention. I try and do 3-4 local shows a year, and even have gone to a few USDF shows down at Waterloo. This year my goal is try make it through second level showing....or at least attempt the tests. We even try some third level stuff here and there. I gotta say he's real good at his laterals which is always fun.

                  Otherwise (knock on wood) he's been in good health, minus some arthritis a bit, but of course that comes with age. He's gonna be 17 this May! I can't believe he'll be that old. But he certainly doesn't act like it. He barely acts over 10. He's just as pretty as ever and of course ALWAYS the boss. He loves any attention and always turns heads everywhere he goes.

                  Sorry this is kind of long but if you'd like to know anything else or a picture let me know. I'm not sure where you're at now but you could even come see him if you'd like.... Otherwise I'm on facebook too, you can find me there.

                  Hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon....


                  • #10
                    COTH is the best, isn't it? So glad you found your old boy!


                    • Original Poster

                      I absolutely LOVE it when I know that a horse I've sold to a good home has stayed there. Annelies is the BEST and they were a perfect match.

                      Annelies - thanks so much for writing me. You have a PM! We'll take this off the general BB because it's not of interest to anybody but us. So glad Tanner is still with you.
                      "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                      So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by eventer_mi View Post
                        it's not of interest to anybody but us. So glad Tanner is still with you.
                        Wrong. You've just warmed my heart. Wonderful stuff.
                        "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                        • #13
                          What a small world! I love that we were able to find each other and catch up. COTH is a good thing to use.


                          • #14
                            So glad to see that this worked out!


                            • #15
                              This gave me the warm fuzzies!
                              www.cobjockey.com - Eventing the Welsh Cob


                              • #16
                                eventer_mi, I'm so glad I could help out and that you know Tanner is loved and doing well!

                                Annelies, thanks for posting here! It's a wonderful story. I have a picture of you and Tanner from an ADA annual show at Waterloo after the Dressage Equitation class - do you remember that? Can't remember who took it, but it's you, me, Blanca and Barb S. I'll try to find it and post it - it's a really nice photo of Tanner and you.


                                • #17
                                  Ok Speedy and eventer_mi, now you two have got my curiosity.. what part of MI are you from? LOL.Small world!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm in Holland; click on my website - it's all there! Are you in Michigan, too? (And are you getting dumped on right now? We're getting a ton of Lake Effect snow...)

                                    Whoops, not to derail the thread...

                                    Anyway, Annelies and I used to be on the Board of our GMO together - she was the Junior Rider representative and I did the Omnibus. I haven't been on the COTH for months, except for a few times when I dropped in... just happened to see this thread and am so glad I did.


                                    • #19
                                      So sick of snow!
                                      Last edited by Haltatx17; Jan. 8, 2011, 01:21 AM.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Haltatx17 View Post
                                        So sick of snow!