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One Year Later (updated post 43) I'm vetting this guy today!!

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    Haha, good eye ACMEventing!!! lol thanks!
    And thank you to everyone for your kind words and good ppe vibes!!!

    Great news - Henry passed his ppe and is HOME!!!
    He was an absolute gentleman for the poking and proding, and later walked right on my unfamiliar trailer as I loaded him in the dark on the side of the road. Gotta love OTTBs!!!
    He's settling in and meeting his new neighbor who will likely be a paddock mate.
    Here are a few pics from today:

    Being vetted: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...type=1&theater

    Checking out his new home: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...type=1&theater

    and being adorable: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...type=1&theater

    I'm really excited about him - just really have a great feeling. Thanks again!!!!


    • #22
      very nice....you should have a good feeling, he looks like a really nice horse.
      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


      • #23
        Congratulations!!! He looks like a really nice horse that will be lots of fun! Lucky you!


        • #24
          Congrats, he is beautiful Love his form over that jump, really stretching through his back with his knees tight even for a little jump. I can't believe he's only 2 weeks off the track!


          • #25
            I hope he turns out to be all you hope


            • #26
              Now you have to give us enablers and fairy godmothers lots of pics and video!

              And, I am looking forward to seeing him in person, in Va. does he have any relatives, hmm?
              Intermediate Riding Skills


              • #27
                Ohhh, I'm so excited for you !!!


                • #28
                  He's adorable. Congrats!


                  • #29
                    So happy for you! And very envious as well.


                    • #30
                      Congratulations Gabby, he is lovely! and congratulations to Henry too for getting such a wonderful new home.
                      Very best of luck to both of you!
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                      • #31
                        Yay, so exciting!!! Love that last pic you posted!


                        • #32
                          wow, just wow

                          I try not to be an enabler, but this horse is GORGEOUS. You are a lucky gal. Wishing both of you a wonderful journey and partnership.



                          • #33
                            He is a really good-looking horse, and appears to have a great temperament as well. So happy you have him!


                            • #34
                              What a sweet face and delicious color!


                              • #35
                                Fantastic! Congratulations - you look great on him, and I hope we get tons of updates as you build a partnership together.

                                I know Heinz57 will join me in welcoming you to the Pleasant Colony descendent crowd (you'll find that shoulder looks familiar as you see more!), and also.... that last pick made me SOL! (Snort out loud.)
                                If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                                • #36
                                  Wow, what a nice young prospect! I'm extremely jealous! Do you mind if I ask how you found him? (In general terms, no names necessary). I take it you have a connection with someone at the track.


                                  • #37
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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
                                      Wow, what a nice young prospect! I'm extremely jealous! Do you mind if I ask how you found him? (In general terms, no names necessary). I take it you have a connection with someone at the track.
                                      I was wondering the same thing! He's stunning and looks like he has a great temperament. I hope I'll be in the market for an OTTB this spring, would love to hear how you found such a great one!
                                      Cascadia- OTTB mare. 04/04-05/10
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                                      • #39
                                        I've got a Mizzen Mast daughter and she is just beyond wonderful! Like your boy, she settled right into work after retiring from the track. She's turning into an amazing jumper! Quiet, quiet, quiet and with a great work ethic.

                                        Good luck to both of you.
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                                        • Original Poster

                                          Thank you all for the well wishes and congratulations! I feel so lucky!!

                                          Henry was great for his first day at home yesterday....and even jumped his first ditch while I was hacking him around!!: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...type=1&theater

                                          Regarding how we found him - Kendal Lehari and her mom Gwen have good contacts at woodbine from whom they have been buying OTTBs for many years. Here is Kendal's website: http://www.kendalleharieventing.com/

                                          Thank you again!!!