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I'm meeting my new horse today!!! update post 24

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  • I'm meeting my new horse today!!! update post 24

    I have done the unthinkable - I bought an event horse sight unseen!!! He's a 9 year old TBxHano by A Fine Romance and has a great jump, if not the best dressage. My coach (Ian Roberts) was wonderful and picked him up for me while showing at Morven this weekend. Many thanks to Allison Springer for caring for him for the past 2 years and dropping him off at the show for Ian. Major thanks to fellow COTHer Fred for telling me about him in the first place!!!! You are the BEST!!!!
    I'm told Cupid is a relationship horse - needs to get to know you before he relaxes and does his best work...so I figured a quick trip to meet him wouldn't tell the whole story. I'm so psyched to get to know my new buddy and even more psyched to have a sound horse to ride next year (and this winter in Aiken!!!).
    Here's his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNLHr2Rvgew
    and some pics: http://brantgamma.exposuremanager.co..._va/v1pl212517

    Isn't he gorgeous!!!! I'm in deep smit!
    Last edited by clivers; Oct. 27, 2009, 03:58 PM.

  • #2
    very exciting! he looks like a cool dude! congrats!
    "Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


    • #3
      Just lovely! Big congrats! Looking forward to hearing about you getting to know each other.
      Taco Blog
      *T3DE 2010 Pact*


      • #4
        congrats! have fun in aiken


        • Original Poster

          Going to go pick him up now. So excited!!!!


          • #6
            Wow! Lucky you . He is stunning! Have fun getting to know him (and you can always send him to me if you get bored with him ).


            • #7
              Congratulations! He looks amazingly awesome! Hope you have a blast! :-D


              • #8
                Congratulations. And, yeah, I'm a little jealous. *I* wanna pony (of my very own).


                • #9
                  Very exciting. I bought a horse this way -- my trainer found her in Aiken for me and I bought her and then rode her for the first time in New Hampshire about a week or so later. That was about 5-6 months ago and so far it's worked out really, really well. We just finished our Eventing season together -- I did far more than I thought I was going to be able to this year, most of it because I ended up with the right horse!

                  Please post some pictures when you get him!
                  -Debbie / NH

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


                  • #10
                    Congrats!! Welcome to the Fred family


                    • #11
                      Congratulations! Did you meet Cupid yet? What a beautiful horse! yay another cother joined the AFR family!


                      • Original Poster

                        Hi guys,
                        I picked him up this afternoon and he's perfect!!! Handsome, very well mannered, quiet etc. I couldn't be happier! So far he's settling in well: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...e&id=681770272
                        As soon as my little girl goes to bed I'm sneaking out to the barn to take him for a non-test ride
                        Happy Early Birthday to me


                        • #13
                          Awwwww, how sweet and cute does he look?! Have fun on your first ride.
                          -Debbie / NH

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


                          • #14
                            I certainly see why you are full of smit - congratulations!
                            "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                            • #15
                              Congratulations! He looks lovely.


                              • #16
                                Congratulations, he looks like a great "find". Have fun with him!!
                                Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


                                • #17
                                  Congrats! I have to say I am soooo envious! I have looked at him over and over on Allison's website. If I needed another horse right now, I would have bought him in a second!
                                  My fine eventer is still in good shape despite turning 16 next year, so until he is retired I just "window shop" to see what is out there!
                                  Lucky you, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm thrilled, beyond happy, that Cupid has such a wonderful new home and such a wonderful new owner. Congratulations to both of you!
                                    He is a lovely horse, with excellent movement and can do very well in the dressage, and as you know, he can jump.
                                    I'm so happy for you, Gabby, and wish you both all the best of luck.

                                    I hope to get up there to see you both sometime soon.

                                    And as fanfayre and renascence said: welcome. (although you were already an honourary member of the family )
                                    A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thanks Fred!

                                      Do we have an AFR offspring owners/riders clique? If not, shouldn't we?

                                      Rode Cupid today and he was just perfect!!! He IS a lovely mover, and his dressage is actually very good!!! What a superstar! We got along really, really well. He's light, soft, forward, and has the most beautiful canter!!! He also hacked quietly around the whole farm, and jumped a couple of small jumps too! What more could a girl want!

                                      Thanks for all the congrats everyone. I'm such a proud horsey mom

                                      ETA just changed my signature to reflect joining "the club", lol!


                                      • #20
                                        Awesome. Congratulations!