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  • Bad news...see my post in the Breeding forum. My stint as a horse owner comes to a close not one week after I got him. What a bummer. I love him still but...that's life.

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    • Oh, no, Pancakes! That is just tragic! I am soooooo sorry.

      I'm glad you found out the truth about this horse, but I am so sorry you found out after you fell in love and bought him. I hope you and the person you bought him from can work out an agreement, and I hope the horse gets to retire somewhere. But you must be heartbroken! My heart goes out to you!
      I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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      • Thanks Dewey. It could have been worse. I could have definitely gotten more attached to him. It hurts, but not as bad as it could have. The people I bought him from are willing to take him back but they aren't sure they can keep him forever. If anyone wants the fanciest, sweetest, most kind pleasure horse ever, let me know...

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        • Oh no, Pancakes - I'm so sorry. I need to go ove to the Breeding forum to see what happened.

          Dewey -- congrtaulations on the flying change success -- that is major! And I definitely think you did the right thing with the effusive praise and then ending on that good note.
          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'm sorry Pancakes. I read your other post. Seems like you did the right thing, difficult as it was. I hope the horse finds a soft place to land, he looked lovely. The right horse will find you.

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            • Thanks Hazel. I'm really depressed today, moreso than I thought I would be. He is more than lovely. I rode him yesterday and though he was more "awkward" in one direction than another and not really unsound, he was an amazing ride. It just saddens me that such a great horse had such a terrible thing happen and we can't be together. I can't do it though...my budget can't keep a horse boarded for what he is and what my needs are. He will go back to the seller to a big, green pasture.

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              • paradox- happy healing thoughts! How frustrating

                Pancakes, I am so very sorry to hear this. The person who originally took advantage of the first purchaser should be drug into the street and shot. That is just AWFUL. I am so glad that you were posting over on the breeding forum to find this out though - it seems this was meant to happen to save that poor horse. It certainly makes it no less painful for you, but know that your involvement in his life, however short, has prevented him from future tragic pain and suffering. You have been his hero.

                Dewey, I can totally relate about the lead changes - we have trouble with them too. It doesn't help that Ollie can do a counter canter super balanced all day long. When I do get one on the flat when I ask for it, I stop right there. He gets REALLY excited about them - in a happy way - and I know he does better when he's not drilled. If he gets something once, he does better if I praise him to high heavens and end it there. He's lazy, so if he learns that if he does things right the first time, work ends- well that's just peachy for him
                Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                • Pancakes, I'm so sorry. Sorry for you, and sorry for the horse. But at least you know he'll be going back to a good home where they can let him live a comfortable life. Sigh. I feel for you. He has such a beautiful eye.

                  Dewey, sounds like some great progress with your lead changes. And don't worry about the riding being "only" 35 minutes. Heck, often times I can only get a good 20 minutes in! And as far as my jumping..maybe I can dig up a picture from this year. I don't have anything special, but will find something. I am afraid I will have to start all over when I'm healed. But it's okay. I'm sure my "pony" won't mind having some winter time off to get fuzzy.

                  Thanks, all! Hope you're all enjoying this nice (probably last of the) fall weather out riding!
                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                  ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                  • Okay, this is nothing special, just a schooling session at home. I think it might be around 3'3"? Not sure. http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...21Chico4-1.jpg

                    And a show pic, only 2'6"! http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/DSCF0153.jpg

                    http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/DSCF0152.jpg

                    And just my favorite picture I had taken this year at a show http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...ump/photo6.jpg

                    On that note, I would love to see more pics if anyone else wants to share! Thanks.
                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                    ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                    • Paradox, I just LOVE his coloring!
                      Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                      • He's adorable, Paradox. Great pics!
                        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                        • Thanks, PaintedHunter! He is a cutey, huh? We don't do very well in hunter classes, so we do jumprs. He's been the best horse I've ever had, and before him I would probably have never looked at a horse like him. I'm sure glad he came into my life.
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                          • Thanks, Dewey! I know I don't have the best form, but I'm really (or was before the ankle) working on it.
                            “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                            ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                            • I love Appys. When I was doing Pony Club in New England back in the 70s, they were everywhere. Now I see them very seldom here in Georgia. The Quarter Horses are much more common as a reliable, steady-eddie kind of horse. But I always loved the Appys and felt they are athletic and smart.
                              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                              • Originally posted by ParadoxFarm View Post
                                Thanks, PaintedHunter! He is a cutey, huh? We don't do very well in hunter classes, so we do jumprs. He's been the best horse I've ever had, and before him I would probably have never looked at a horse like him. I'm sure glad he came into my life.

                                I just love the look of him. That last photo of him makes him appear that he has definite Opinions on Things, but in a sweet way
                                Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                                • The horse I learned to ride on as a kid was an Appy - loved her, and she definitely TOLD people when they were riding wrong. Either with a barely registered buck (meant to get our attention, not unseat) or, more often, a refusal to move forward. Best teacher ever.
                                  Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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                                  • I would never criticize your form. Mine is highly erratic.
                                    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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                                    • Thanks. Yeah, I criticize my form enough for all of us, haha. But I do recognize things I need to work on, and have started to. So it's all good! Video would be another issue, haha. This guy is half Appy and half Trakehner of all things. So when I thought I was getting a "mutt" (and happy none-the-less) what I was surprised to find out is that he's actually registered both Anglo-Trakehner and Appaloosa. Go figure. I think the Ap papers are strictly based on color since they don't have his lineage on his papers. But I really don't care too much since he's not going anywhere! He's only somewhat opinionated. Very willing and VERY forgiving. If I don't ride correctly we do get a rail down, but he's never refused a jump with me. I've had him about 2 years now. The last lesson I had two weeks ago we jumped a liverpool for the first time and he didn't even bat an eyelash.
                                      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                      ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                      • Okay, while I'm at it, I will post my other horse. He's SWB and this guy IS opinionated, very much so! A little grumpy, too.

                                        http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/x...p/LeftSide.jpg

                                        He can be fun to ride, though. And sometimes he can be a pain when he doesn't feel like he wants to work (which is too often, haha.)

                                        Thanks, all.
                                        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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                                        • Oh my Ollie is very opinionated on matters, but he is also very forgiving and mild-mannered. I think horses can be opinionated in more ways than one For example: Ollie thinks that he needs to be fed 53 times per day, and no fewer, and he lets it be known. LOL. he also is very opinionated on when he thinks we should be done for the day! (will walk toward the gate). But until that time? Sweetest guy who puts up with my crappy riding.

                                          Your SWB is quite the handsome one as well!
                                          Blog chronicling our new eventing adventures: Riding With Scissors

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