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so exited...picking up my new mare tomorrow!

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  • so exited...picking up my new mare tomorrow!

    OMG I am sooooo exited I can hardly breathe!! About a year ago my trainer got a lovely mare in from Spruce to do some training on that I fell in love with (chestnut out of Lapallo, 3 high white stockings and a blaze). Just a lovely temperement. I rode her a few times and fell head over heels but unfortunatley did not get my own horse sold before Lacey was sold!

    Anyway, fast forward 3 months and the kid who bought her has decided that she is just too green for her and she wants a horse that she can just get on and gallop around on without trainer help and doesn't want to spend the time doing hunters first! Soooooo, after watching my Lacey clean up at a major show this past weekend my trainer turned to me and said "well, why not let Dolly be a school horse until she sells. That is really the circuit Dolly needs to be on and then you can get the horse you are dying to get". OMG.........Lacey comes home with me tomorrow!! I just stood there crying when my amazing hubby told me to "go for it".

    I will definalty post pics for you all when I pick her up!!
    Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

  • #2
    Originally posted by eclipse View Post
    OMG I am sooooo exited I can hardly breathe!!
    Exited? Is that like being excited? Because, me, personally, I'd be more excited than exited.
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
    -George Morris


    • #3
      Congratulations! That's so awesome. It also sounds like you're another one lucky to have a spouse who gets it.

      I bought the horse of my dreams 6 months after I first saw him, when it was a financial stress for me, with my trainer agreeing to him being good for me, too, and haven't regretted it a single second. He's been the motivation for a purchase of horse property, building a barn with a 1 acre run out the back of his stall (and smaller runs for the other horses), and life changes which just make me smile. I hope we get to keep hearing about how great having Lacey in your life is!
      Originally posted by Silverbridge
      If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.


      • Original Poster

        Thanks, hubby is wonderful!

        Yep, I'm so excited I can't even spell it bahahahahahahaha. Someday, hopefully we'll also own some property but with prices the way they are around here it may be a while! Luckily, with Dolly's expenses and board now covered things are good Plus I still get to use her for our trail rides in the mountains (she's a total sweetie but I can't afford to pay full board on two otherwise there's no way I'd let her go) LOL
        Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


        • #5
          Many congrats! Everyone will want pictures you know?!?


          • Original Poster

            Originally posted by Leprechaun View Post
            Many congrats! Everyone will want pictures you know?!?
            Not to worry camera is def going with me!!
            Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


            • #7
              you got a PM


              • #8
                I am very excited for you! Having sympathetic husbands is the best.
                Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


                • #9
                  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! So glad the dream is coming true for you!
                  My Blog: A Work In Progress


                  • #10
                    WOW CONGRATS!! Love the story, so sweet, don't forget to show your appreciation! LOL!!
                    I have a good hubby too and I think he can't wait to be appreciated very time he does something horsey nice!


                    • #11
                      Congratulations -- amazing the way things work out! I don't know how you are going to sleep tonight (Ambien?)!
                      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


                      • #12
                        How uplifting, what a great post. Congratulations! I'll be looking for the pics. I got my dream horse too.
                        Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


                        • #13
                          CONGRATS!!!! nothing like getting a new horse
                          Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                          • #14
                            Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures.


                            • Original Poster

                              So she's at the barn safe and sound and looking fab! Unfortunatley my camera is not charged So all I got was this crappy picture on my cell phone. I'm out there again tonight so camera better be working!! LOL Had my first lesson on her on Saturday, and of course, FELL OFF bahahahaha. Felt like a complete beginner. Man oh man, is her jump BIG! Did a cavaletti and her back end took me by surprise as it's been a while and off I came bahahahahaha yep, grabbing mane is about to become my friend but what fun it's going to be!!!

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                              Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


                              • #16
                                WOW she is beautiful!! Have a blast with her, and BTW try and stay on


                                • Original Poster

                                  Thought I'd bump this as I jumped this weekend over some real jumps (well upto 3ft) and it actually went better than expected. A friend got some pictures, I'm still a tad loose in my tack with her but if you'd like to give some opinions here you go!
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                                  Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!


                                  • #18
                                    You guys look fabulous! Many congratulations!


                                    • #19
                                      BE PROUD ~ LOVELY PAIR = YOU TWO !

                                      BE PROUD !!!!

                                      LOVELY PAIR YOU TWO MAKE !

                                      THANKS FOR SHARING !!!

                                      ENJOY !
                                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                                      • #20
                                        Wow beautiful!!!!! She looks like those jumps are too little for her!

                                        Have fun! You look good on her!