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Meet my new fella! (From the VA sale!)

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  • Meet my new fella! (From the VA sale!)

    I went to the VA Sport Horse and Hunter Sale for the first time last Saturday. It was a cool experience! Picked out 3 horses that I really liked during the "classes" in the preview. After watching the jumping class, it was clear who I realllly wanted. Vetted him. All was good. Didnt have a chance to ride him, but I was fine with that.
    Of course his hip # was laaate, so we had to wait and wait and wait. (Which I didnt mind too much...it was fun to watch!) Finally, the bidding started. There were 4 or 5 people bidding on him, which of course was nerve wracking. Finally, it was over and he was mine

    I LOFFFFF him. He settled in nicely and made a BFF. I rode him a tiny bit yesterday and he is fabulous! Amazing gaits...so responsive. I cant wait to start working him consistently!


    Through a little COTH stalking, ive realized that im pretty sure I "bought" him from a COTHer. SideSaddleRider, I believe it was you!

    Here's a few of the hundred pictures ive taken of him!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id...71&aid=2245343

    Hopefully the link works!
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

    Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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    He's lovely!

    What is he?

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      #3
      Hah I guess I left out a ton of details. He's a 16.2 TB gelding. Wonderful personality and nice gaits. I'm going to use him as a hunter. I havent shown recently, as my other gelding had surgery a year ago, so this guy will be my new show horse!
      Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
      White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

      Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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      • #4
        well CONGRATULATIONS!

        Of course you will have to keep us all updated by posting pictures from home and at the shows! Enjoy him!

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        • #5
          Congrats! How exciting!

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          • #6
            Congratulations -

            We watched him go through the ring & commented on how nice he was!
            Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.

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            • #7
              Jeffrey! Congratulations, I love him...I rode him a bit last year at sidesaddleriders, even did a show he's a sweetie. Good luck with him!!

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              • #8
                JEFFREY!!!!!

                I'm so glad to see he settled in well, and that you liked him when you rode him. He has had a LOT of flatwork, so he had better darn well be responsive!
                Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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                • #9
                  congrats! he's beautiful.

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                  • #10
                    Jeffrey is such a cutie - I was so glad to hear he went to the perfect home!
                    http://www.tbhsa.com/index.html

                    Originally Posted by JSwan
                    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.

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                      #11
                      Thanks everyone! Im SO SO SO excited to start riding him all the time and showing soon. He's really been perfect with everything so far. Gets along great with all of the other horses and even the "bullies" seem to love him and dont bully him at all!
                      Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                      White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                      Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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                      • #12
                        He's gorgeous - looks like a big warmblood! I also have a gray "Jeffrey" too funny. I really like his looks and it sounds like he has a great temperament too! Congratulations.

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                        • #13
                          Question???

                          Why would a lovely horse like that be in an auction???
                          "Over the Hill?? What Hill, Where?? I don't remember any hill!!!" Favorite Tee Shirt

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Claudius View Post
                            Why would a lovely horse like that be in an auction???

                            he was in a quality auction with a reserve, what's wrong with that?

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                            • #15
                              Congratulations - he is lovely! There is nothing quite as exciting as bringing home a new horse, and getting to know him/her.
                              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.... ~ Emerson

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                                I was VERY impressed with this auction. You get to watch the horses go (w,t,c, j), then you're given the chance to ride and vet the horse. You can check out the horse thoroughly in his stall also.
                                This sale was very different than what I think when I hear "Auction." There were many very nice ponies and horses there. Prices ranged from a couple hundred dollars to bidding up to $34,000(which didnt meet the reserve).
                                Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                                White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                                Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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                                • #17
                                  Congrats! Glad to hear you found the right one after your disappointment with the last vetting. Sometimes things happen for a reason!

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                                    Thanks CBoylen! I was definitely disappointed that the other horse didnt vet, but this horse is SO much more what I was looking for. (Much more expensive, of course, but im glad it worked out this way!) I would much rather spend a little more money for what I REALLY want!
                                    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                                    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                                    Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Claudius View Post
                                      Why would a lovely horse like that be in an auction???
                                      As MayaTy02 said, it is a quality auction, and he had a reserve on him. I certainly was not giving him away! He is a very nice horse, with a good show record, no soundness issues, no vices, well-broke, a good mover, and excellent jumper. I welcomed anyone who wanted to vet him at the sale -- there was certainly nothing to hide! He really spoke for himself. http://cherryblossomfarm.net/Jeffrey.html

                                      The sale is good exposure for my farm, as not only are there a couple hundred buyers in one location looking at your horse, there are even more people who received the auction catalog. If he hadn't sold, people saw him, can remember him, and hopefully think of my farm and the nice horses I have for sale when they are looking for their next horse.

                                      In Europe, auctions are common. They have gotten a bad rap in the US because of the low-end auctions that are found across the country. The PAS Hunter & Sport Horse sale is not like that. To give you an idea of the quality of horse that you can find there, I bought my former A/O horse (who was also champion at Harrisburg in the ladies' sidesaddle) before a PAS auction that he was entered into. http://cherryblossomfarm.net/quest.html

                                      I have bought several horses either before or after the PAS auction they were entered into. And I think that everyone who "knows" me here will attest that I have a "thing" about having only NICE horses -- they had better be sound, be really good movers, jump well, and be nice to look at.

                                      I personally couldn't be more thrilled about Jeffrey's new owner. And without the auction, she might not have found him! So I will continue to be a fan of, and patronize, the PAS auctions.
                                      Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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                                      • #20
                                        Jeffrey! So glad you found a good home! Your other momma in Tennessee will be so happy! She doesn't post on here any more, but I'll ask her if it's ok to pass on her COTH name so you can keep in touch.

                                        He's a really nice horse, and has placed well in shows. He was well started, by a knowledgeable person, and SSR continued with his training.

                                        Good luck, and enjoy!
                                        It's 2017. Do you know where your old horse is?

                                        www.streamhorsetv.com -- website with horse show livestream listings and links.

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