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  • Yippi!!! Got my first horse!!!! Dedicated to the wonderful people who have loved and lost.

    We (Husband,daughter and I) bought a OTTB yesterday. He vetted super clean and was the first horse in like 165 (pre vet exams) that did not have to be tranqed to X-ray. His name is Silver. He is 5 years old, dapple grey and 15.3 hands.

    He is really a nice boy. So quiet that my four year old can sit on him.

    Anyhow sorry for the long post but I have waited my whole life for my own horse. I am really excited!!

    Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!

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    ~Jenna & Beethoven~
    I love cats, I love every single cat....
    So anyway I am a cat lover
    And I love to run.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks! The only thing this boy needs is to gain a bit of weight and a bit of training.

      We however need a saddle, bridle...etc. Very afraid of the next credit card bill LOL.

      Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!


      • #4
        WOOHOO congrats!!!! And a double congrats cause my first horse was named Silver too!! Although it was a flea bitten grey mare... But still thats fabulous, I am very happy for you! We need to see some pics asap!

        Gotta love mares!

        Holsteiner Clique!!


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          • #6
            Congrats! What do you plan to do with him? And yes, we must see pics . . .



            • Original Poster

              Thank you. I can't sleep I am so excited!

              We are going to do a little of everything with him. My husband just started riding (2 months ago) and would like to learn to jump. I would love work towards showing him pre-green and eventually Adult Amy. Daughter is a future pony clubber (according to her G-d Mother LOL)

              BTW the horses show name will be Thankles. My husbands name is Les...You figure it out

              Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!


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                &curren Britt &curren
                &curren Britt &curren


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                  Whisper Me This
                  Member of the NC Clique and Drafties/Drafties X Clique!


                  • #10
                    Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!

                    You can't tease us with that subject line and than not show us any pics!!!
                    \"Don\'t go throwing effort after foolishness\" >>>Spur, Man From Snowy River


                    • #11
                      Congrats. It is a awesome feeling when you get your first horse, isn't it. Ya just want to stand next to him and never leave.

                      "Do not underestimate a horse's pride, or he will dent yours.

                      My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder, He carries me away from all my fears. And when the world threatens to fall asunder, His mane is there to wipe away my tears. ~Bonnie Lewis


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                        Congratulations! We'd love to see pictures.


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                          Congratrs, I love grays! I cant believe you had to tranq that many horses just to xray them?
                          Man plans. God laughs.


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                            "It takes a whole lot of testosterone to wear a beret and not look fruity"
                            PMU foals- better than you think!
                            "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

                            My CANTER blog.


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                              Congratulations! The first one is really special!
                              I LUV dapply greys, can't wait to see pics.


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                                Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                                Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"


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                                  Wow, congrats! Can't wait to see pics!

                                  "No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses." - Herman Melville


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                                    LOL, I love the show name! Thank -Les! Are yo pronouncing it that way? When I first read the name I thought - thankles?
                                    Huge congrats! There's no feeling like your first horse in the whole world! And I think it's fantabulous that it's going to be a family thing, husband wife and daughter all sharing the same hobby.

                                    Equine Crash Test Dummy
                                    You jump in the saddle,
                                    Hold onto the bridle!
                                    Jump in the line!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thank you all so much.

                                      Flash: The vet who did the pre-purchase exam said that he had conducted quite a few pre- puchase exams in 2003 and Silver was the first horse that did not require a tranq to stand still.

                                      We had our four year old on him this evening. She had a smile from ear to ear

                                      We are also allowing a little girl, who schooled Silver prior to the purchase, to continue working him. She really loves him and cried her eyes out when she found out he was being sold. You should have seen the look on her face when we told her we would like her to continue to work him. It was so awesome. It also doesn't hurt that she is a really talented rider

                                      We will post pictures very soon.

                                      Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Misty: Yes. It's Thank Les. It's so great to have him be a part of this. He actually posts on this board. His name is Dare2dream.

                                        Don't just appear in life, STAR in it!