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She's a winner! One year update**** Have to share my new OTTB!!!

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  • #41
    She looks great...what a fancy girl!
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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    • #42
      Pretty pretty girl... she has legs like a supermodel!

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      • #43
        She is beautiful and has a good person to help her "chill" as she gains more experience to be the true horse she is. Congratulations!!!

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        • #44
          Wow! Very nice.
          http://pony3express.blogspot.com

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          • #45
            Congrats! She is stunning and you did a great job with her.

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            • #46
              She's super cute. One of these days I will catch you at Rocking Horse or FHP. I got my OTTB mare the same week you got Jess so I always like to see how far along you are. We've had some physical setbacks so not quite as far along as you guys. But my girl is on the mend and we are making some progress, so I hope to be in your position soon.

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              • #47
                Very nice mare!!!
                http://www.benchmarksporthorses.com/

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                • #48
                  I love this mare and you are doing a great job with her!
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                  • #49
                    She is beautiful! She's going to be really nice I think

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                    • #50
                      Love her! All four feet in the ring, good first outing!!!
                      Unrepentant carb eater

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                        #51
                        One year later!

                        So it's been just about a year since we brought Jess home and I'm so happy with her! I don't know that she'll be MY horse (my heart horse had her baby and seems sound now so she's coming back into work)
                        But I'm thrilled to at least be along for the ride in Jess's transformation from race horse to event horse. Yesterday was her second recognized horse trial. The first one she had a green steering mistake on XC but yesterday she was just amazing and came home with the win in open novice!

                        She traveled all alone to the Ocala Horse Trial, stood by herself on the trailer (and even tied to it) all day, and MOSTLY acted like a professional all day, in spite of the rain. There were some antics at the trailer when other horses started worrying about the bullwhips they were popping at the carnival going on across the field, but other than that, she was just cool and calm in spite of nasty weather....

                        Here's the SJ video but we joke that after this, she won't know what to do if she goes to a horse show where it's NOT raining.

                        ***Her full sister was also a winner yesterday in a 4k claiming race. Wish I had the resources for another project.
                        The rebel in the grey shirt

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                        • #52
                          Wow, lovely!
                          http://www.cngsporthorses.com

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                          • #53
                            That is some seriously nice horse flesh!
                            You can't fix stupid.

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                            • #54
                              Nice mare! Congratulations!

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                              • #55
                                That looks like a horse for the upper levels - congrats!

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                                  #56
                                  Originally posted by currycomb321 View Post
                                  That looks like a horse for the upper levels - congrats!
                                  That's what I mean about probably not a horse for me... She'd be wasted with me. Can't afford to keep three and compete long term but I also hate to let her go because I don't know when I'll have the chance to own another like her.
                                  The rebel in the grey shirt

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by JWB View Post
                                    So it's been just about a year since we brought Jess home and I'm so happy with her! I don't know that she'll be MY horse (my heart horse had her baby and seems sound now so she's coming back into work)
                                    But I'm thrilled to at least be along for the ride in Jess's transformation from race horse to event horse. Yesterday was her second recognized horse trial. The first one she had a green steering mistake on XC but yesterday she was just amazing and came home with the win in open novice!

                                    She traveled all alone to the Ocala Horse Trial, stood by herself on the trailer (and even tied to it) all day, and MOSTLY acted like a professional all day, in spite of the rain. There were some antics at the trailer when other horses started worrying about the bullwhips they were popping at the carnival going on across the field, but other than that, she was just cool and calm in spite of nasty weather....

                                    Here's the SJ video but we joke that after this, she won't know what to do if she goes to a horse show where it's NOT raining.

                                    ***Her full sister was also a winner yesterday in a 4k claiming race. Wish I had the resources for another project.
                                    I know this is a long-running thread, but I'm just catching up with it for the first time. (Had a lengthy COTH hiatus and I'm back from lurking in a new name...)
                                    I remember riding this filly a few times when she was a baby at the track. I'm so thrilled someone ignored the redheaded mare strike against her and gave her a chance at a different career.
                                    I've wondered where she ended up whenever I saw others from that barn still at the track.
                                    Good catch and congratulations.
                                    www.djuricsporthorses.com

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                                    • #58
                                      She is lovely!
                                      http://pony3express.blogspot.com

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                                      • #59
                                        ya, she's awesome.
                                        http://kaboomeventing.com/
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                                        Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

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                                        • #60
                                          Beautiful mare!

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