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  • I got my dream horse!

    After struggling for 4 years with my OTTB my instructor and I decided we just didn't click as a team. I was so sad about this as he is a very nice horse but just not for me. So I decided to sell him. I couldn't afford another horse until he was sold and I was torturing myself going through sale adds for event horses. Well, I happened across an add for a free 16 year old german Thoroughbred who had been ridden up to intermediate. I thought too good to be true but went with my instructor to look at him anyways, it turned out he was perfect for me, we clicked the moment I got on his back. They wanted someone who wouldn't over jump him or go too high as he is older and has a few minor issues with his hocks. I don't want to do more than beginner novice and a few dressage shows. I compete maybe three times a year. He is a big 17.3 hand sweety that my 12 year old daughter can ride too! Best part is they would like him back to retire when it's time because they love him. So it's a free lease type of deal with a contract that they have first option to get him back when I am ready to move on or he retires. I am so happy!
    I have a perfect body, it's in the trunk and it's starting to smell!

  • #2

    That is really wonderful!! Congratulations on finding your new partner. We will expect pics soon!! What's his name?


    • #3
      Oh I'm sorry, but I think you must have mistakenly ended up with MY dream horse..lol. He sounds perfect. Grats!
      Rhode Islands are red;
      North Hollands are blue.
      Sorry my thoroughbreds
      Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :


      • Original Poster

        Hi name is Express Edition, or Shorty. LOL I've never ridden a horse so tall, took me a few rides to get in sync with his trot! He knows so much more than I do that he will have to train me!
        I have a perfect body, it's in the trunk and it's starting to smell!


        • #5
          Congrats!!!! It's so nice to hear happy horsey stories on here! I also wanted to say good for you to put it in a contract-could save you some serious heartbreak down the line. Enjoy your new guy!


          • #6
            Pics Pics Pics!!!
            Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
            White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

            Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.


            • #7
              Originally posted by RacetrackReject View Post
              Oh I'm sorry, but I think you must have mistakenly ended up with MY dream horse..lol. He sounds perfect. Grats!
              Umm, yes, give him to me and I'll get hom to RR as soon as I can.....



              • #8
                Many congrats!


                • #9
                  Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!


                  • Original Poster

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuiTCtID3w Ok, here he is at Woodside(not me riding).
                    Last edited by adragonwolf; May. 25, 2011, 09:20 PM. Reason: comment on link
                    I have a perfect body, it's in the trunk and it's starting to smell!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by adragonwolf View Post
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuiTCtID3w Ok, here he is at Woodside(not me riding).
                      Love him!
                      -Debbie / NH

                      My Blog: http://deborahsulli.blogspot.com/


                      • #12
                        I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! It's wonderful when horses and humans "work out" together. Good for both of you!
                        --Becky in TX
                        Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                        She who throws dirt is losing ground.


                        • #13
                          He looks bouncy

                          Congrats. Those older schoolmasters are such gems. Worth their weight in gold.


                          • Original Poster

                            He is lovely and bouncy! And such a cuddle bug! He also talks to me a lot if you know what I mean, lots of nickering and happy faces. He loves to get out and work but I've only been able to ride him about 5 times since bringing him home because of the weather here ( needed a rowboat today and had to dodge a few tornadoes), but we have plenty of time.
                            I have a perfect body, it's in the trunk and it's starting to smell!


                            • #15
                              Handsome boy! Have a blast with him
                              OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                              • #16
                                congrats! he looks lovely!


                                • Original Poster

                                  Yeah! Our event camp is going forward! We didn't know if we would have it because of the evh1 outbreak but the owners of the facility are going ahead with some preventive measures in place. It won't be a really big group but it will be lots of fun and a chance to see what my boy can do.
                                  I have a perfect body, it's in the trunk and it's starting to smell!


                                  • #18
                                    Congrats! He's gorgeous


                                    • #19

                                      Such a nice horse- best of luck with him!
                                      When I pull on my boots, I know who I am


                                      • #20
                                        Congrats! Pedigree?