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    Heart B Porter Creek was recently feature in an article in COTH. There were requests for an updated video on YouTube. There is now a new one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei_XvjR29wk
    At his first show of the year he won all 4 of his Third Level test at Devonwood, OR.

  • #2
    I love those big floppy ears!!!

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    • #3
      Love me some HB Porter!
      His breeder has a yearling I'd love to buy...
      "And I will be an embarrassment to all
      Who have not found the peace in being free
      to have a horse as a best friend."

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      • #4
        He's gorgeous! I'd take him home in a heartbeat. I adore mules! I always had mini mules as babysitters for the off the track thoroughbreds I was retraining. One of them would race the TB's around the field and would win every time cause he would make a much smaller circle in the middle. He'd be so proud and trot around like he was all that.

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        • #5
          I watched his video and i love how relaxed and loose he is, but to my eye there is something funky about trot? Not a criticism, but a question. Does anyone else see it, or am i imagining things?

          When i was in Denver, they had a huge mule show, and i saw my first "beautiful" mule. A grey, all primed for show, with the most elegant long ears, and a lovely disposition. Til then i had pretty much considered mules something someone else had, and i was not sure why

          One day, before i die, i will have a mule of my own to play with .

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          • #6
            He's a saint - all that back thumping.
            ... _. ._ .._. .._

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            • #7
              Originally posted by chisamba View Post
              I watched his video and i love how relaxed and loose he is, but to my eye there is something funky about trot? Not a criticism, but a question. Does anyone else see it, or am i imagining things?
              I wondered the same thing. It just seemed a little uneven to me, but I'm certainly no expert,and I'd expect the judge to have a better eye than I do.

              He is absolutely darling, though.
              "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
              -Edward Hoagland

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              • #8
                Never liked mules. Never had any interest in mules... I was at the barn (where I keep my pastured horses) and a old horse dealer had 4 young mules there. One of them was the CUTEST little Arab mule I have ever seen. I want it!
                "It's never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot

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                • #9
                  He is sore on the right front (off side). Most likely the shoulder, but it could be anywhere from hoof to shoulder. He needs to be checked.
                  Banter whenever you want to banter....canter whenever you want to canter.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wayside View Post
                    I wondered the same thing. It just seemed a little uneven to me, but I'm certainly no expert,and I'd expect the judge to have a better eye than I do.

                    He is absolutely darling, though.
                    I think it's in the Chronicle article that Audrey talks about Porter's neuro issues as a youngster and that he still has some problems.
                    "And I will be an embarrassment to all
                    Who have not found the peace in being free
                    to have a horse as a best friend."

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                    • #11
                      I think they look great
                      ~~Member of the TB's Rule Clique ~~
                      http://www.off-breed-dressage.blogspot.com/

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                      • #12
                        He is very sweet, and it is obvious that he is loved.
                        Banter whenever you want to banter....canter whenever you want to canter.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Antaeus View Post
                          I think it's in the Chronicle article that Audrey talks about Porter's neuro issues as a youngster and that he still has some problems.
                          That makes sense. Thanks for the background info!
                          "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
                          -Edward Hoagland

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                          • #14
                            Those ears are mesmerizing!!!!!

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