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SO excited...finally got a new horse and wanted to share!! UPDATE with video 2/11

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  • #21
    congratulations on your new boy.
    Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
    Witherun Farm


    • #22
      He looks gorgeous!


      • #23
        Ottb's are the best! Congrats on picking up a beauty!
        The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it.


        • #24


          • #25
            what a good looking guy! congrats!
            I like mares. They remind me of myself: stubborn know-it-alls who only acknowledge you if you have food.
            Titania: 50% horse, 50% hippo
            Unforgetable: torn between jumping and nap time, bad speller


            • #26
              Very nice! Congratulations!


              • Original Poster

                Thanks again everyone for your kind words. I will definitely be updating as soon as he's started under saddle again!


                • Original Poster

                  Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on Java! He has been the easiest horse to restart.

                  He got a little over a month to just be a horse, then on Thanksgiving I go on him for the first time, just walked around a bit. I put about 6 rides on him, then he was gelded on Jan 2.

                  Today was his third ride back after being off from the gelding. He is so laid back, non spooky, ice/snow falling off the roof and rain/wind, he's so calm and cool! No lunging before rides either.

                  He did his first ground poles at the trot today and for fun, I walked him over to the little flower box and he just walked right over it.

                  I'll keep everyone updated as long as you guys want to hear!




                  • #29
                    Wow, he is so cute, you guys looks great ! Nice to see such a cute boy find such a perfect girl, have fun !


                    • #30
                      gosh he's gorgeous!! and I LOVE his sheet - I have the same sheet for my b/w paint gelding.
                      Teaching Horseback Riding Lessons: A Practical Training Manual for Instructors

                      Stop Wasting Hay and Extend Consumption Time With Round Bale Hay Nets!!


                      • #31
                        There's definitely a look of Zenyatta about him--must be that Medaglia D'Oro.

                        Congratulations, and have fun with him!
                        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


                        • #32
                          Aww, how cute. Sounds like a gem! You guys look good together.
                          “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                          ¯ Oscar Wilde


                          • #33
                            he's very cute and does look like a bit of a lazy, easy going dude Have fun!


                            • #34
                              I agree. Cute guy. Looks a little lazy which can be a good thing strting these guys back. Good luck with him.
                              Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                              • #35
                                Aaawww!!! He seems like such a good citizen! What a sweetie.

                                I adore my now 10 yr old TB mare that I got off the track as a 6yr old. They're such awesome horses. Congrats, and have fun with him!
                                ~*~*~*~Founding member of the Spotted Saddlebred Pals Clique~*~*~*~

                                The equine love of my life: Gabriel
                                4/6/1993 - 8/23/2015 ...RIP my big, beautiful boy <3


                                • #36
                                  He's super cute. Congratulations. He looks very laid-back and relaxed. He's going to be something really cute and fun!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Thank you everyone! I am very excited about him

                                    Thank you for all the nice compliments.

                                    He has always been this laid back and quiet, even when he was still fully intact. He even is pretty quiet in turn out as well. His buddy is another 3yr old OTTB who likes to run and play, and he will just stand there and watch him ha ha


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Dewey View Post
                                      There's definitely a look of Zenyatta about him--must be that Medaglia D'Oro.

                                      Congratulations, and have fun with him!
                                      Not to be nit-picky or anything, but Medaglia D'oro is Rachel Alexandra's sire, not Zenyatta's. Zenyatta's sire is Street Cry.

                                      Anyways, gorgeous boy!
                                      "One reason why horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other horses."
                                      "Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction"