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My New Guy Is An A**, But He Is Perfect For Me!!

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  • My New Guy Is An A**, But He Is Perfect For Me!!

    So DH and I were at the New Years Horse Auction to buy TACK...not horses. We needed another horse like a hole in the head. BUT, this cute little grey gelding came in and really caught my eye. He's 10yo and about 15.0H. I asked if I could ride him and he cow-kicked me when I got on (first bonus point!). He had such a smooth trot and canter (second bonus point!), and was not cleaned up at all so he didn't look very pretty (third bonus point!). What made me buy him is when he was lined up getting to go into the ring, these kids were running around like little brats. He raised his leg, but didn't actually kick out. I hate kids too (except my own!), so I KNEW he would be my perfect horse. After the auction, I rode him around bareback in a halter and lead-rope. He was used as a camp horse and is just burned out. DH bought my a QH for my Birthday this past Sept, but I really want to hunt and I don't think the old girl will keep up in the field. This guy has a good go and a good whoa, so we shall see.



  • #2
    The links don't work for me, but glad you like him.
    Here's hoping he likes to hunt! Much more interesting job for a grumpy old gelding than being a camp horse.


    • #3
      What a face!

      Best of luck!


      • #4
        He's cute!! But....where's your helmet? (You had to know that was coming, right?)
        Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

        You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


        • #5

          My retired gelding is a major a hole too. Loves to pin his ears and pick up his back legs. I even had him scoped...vet said, no ulcers....just a grumpy ol man.

          I loft his grumpiness!!!
          Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
          White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

          Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.


          • #6
            Beautiful, soft eye in that first photo. Maybe a bit of Arab? Bet he becomes a pocket pony once he knows he has HIS own person.
            pace, path, balance, impulsion and ??

            Don't panic! Ralph Leroy Hill


            • #7
              That face + big grouch = I'd have been tempted too! LOL!

              Gotta love a thread that has my wedding vows in the title.
              You jump in the saddle,
              Hold onto the bridle!
              Jump in the line!


              • #8
                He's very cute! Granted, I have a GIANT soft spot for greys and little guys with attitudes, but I do quite like him


                • #9
                  Can't see the pics, but thank you for having the "bad taste" in horses to buy the auction one that tried to kick you.

                  It warms my heart to know that an animal who had been screwed over enough by our species to become grumpy-out-of-the-box can find someone who will treat him well in the end.
                  The armchair saddler
                  Politically Pro-Cat


                  • #10
                    Looks like a plucky little guy who is probaby relieved to be with an adult!


                    • #11
                      He doesn't look like the type to do well with up-down kids pulling on his mouth. I really like his eyes and expression, I can see why you fell for him. Glad he found a person and you found an a**. I, too, suspect a pocket pony is lurking just beneath the grumpy attitude...
                      Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


                      • #12
                        What is it with grey geldings and attitude? Mine isn't grumpy (loves people, animals, kids, etc.) although he probably would be if he were a school horse. But he can be a royal A** (mischievous, opinionated and full of himself as far as other horses are concerned). He's also a huge pocket pony.


                        • #13
                          Beautiful pictures! Congratulations and good luck!
                          I have a Fjord! Life With Oden


                          • #14
                            I do so want to see the pictures but am not on facebook..


                            • #15
                              Me, too, skydy. I think we're the minority, though! (not on FB).
                              “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                              ¯ Oscar Wilde


                              • #16
                                I bet once he figures out that he's now a one person horse, and won't have a bunch of different riders he'll settle in nicely. He looks wonderful, and has such a kind eye.
                                You can't fix stupid-Ron White


                                • #17
                                  I think you both have a bit of a "mad gleam" in your eyes! I mean that in a good way.
                                  It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
                                    What is it with grey geldings and attitude? Mine isn't grumpy (loves people, animals, kids, etc.) although he probably would be if he were a school horse. But he can be a royal A** (mischievous, opinionated and full of himself as far as other horses are concerned). He's also a huge pocket pony.
                                    hahahaha must be a theme. I ride a gray gelding who fits that description perfectly. But as soon as you scratch his head you are his friend for life.

                                    LM congrats on the 2 new additions to your herd - enjoy!
                                    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                                    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey


                                    • #19
                                      Gray geldings are the chestnut mares of the dangler world.

                                      (I had a gray gelding once. Attitude problem? Yup.)


                                      • #20
                                        I adore him! he looks just like my first pony, who was super sweet if you were nice to him but packed a punch to anyone who wouldn't cuddle with him. #grumpygrays
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