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  • Diamond in the Rough pictures?

    Hey guys. I'm new to the forums. Anyone want to show their before and after pictures of their diamond in the rough's? These always amaze me how some people have such a eye and talent to bring out the best in their horses!

  • #2
    I don't know if this counts but this is the mare and foal I bought at an auction a year ago. She was 3 years old and had never been backed. The baby was 13 days old. (we still have him too) We knew nothing about her when we bid on her, and I was planning on training her and selling her and keeping the baby. I almost sold her before I knew she would be perfect for my daughter. I'm so glad I didn't sell her!

    http://xs140.xs.to/xs140/09272/going_home782.jpg

    and here is a picture of the mare taken on Saturday at her 2nd horse show. She is now my daughter's pony club pony and show pony and my daughter is learning how to jump and canter on her.

    http://xs140.xs.to/xs140/09272/success_small609.jpg

    I can't wait to see what next years pic of her will be! This little mare has done everything asked of her and has gone above and beyond for my daughter and I daily. We couldn't be happier!
    Moving at the Speed of Haflinger

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      #3
      What a nice horse! Your daughter looks absolutely adorable as well. Congrats!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by EquineRider View Post
        What a nice horse! Your daughter looks absolutely adorable as well. Congrats!
        I agree...what an absolutely precious pair.
        "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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        • #5
          thanks!
          Moving at the Speed of Haflinger

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          • #6
            I just had to share a few pics of my boy. I got him in Ireland in January of last year as a coming 5 yr old. He was super gangly and babyish looking. He was a croup high 17.1 hand monster that I for some reason saw all kinds of potential in. When I brought him home, everybody was like "Ummmm.... well as long as you love him". Now, a year and a half later, he has completely changed shape and developed into a really nice horse. All of a sudden people are starting to see what I saw in him. I'm so proud of my pony!!

            Declan in January of last year: http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0312.jpg

            Declan in May of this year: http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0186.jpg
            http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0178.jpg

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EquineRider View Post
              What a nice horse! Your daughter looks absolutely adorable as well. Congrats!
              Ditto! How cute.

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              • #8
                From unbroke wild thing

                To hunter in six months.

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                • #9
                  3 YO OTTB, first ride home

                  http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...Rascalmule.jpg

                  8 months later
                  http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ljump022-1.jpg

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                  • #10
                    This is Andy when I first looked at him a year and a half ago..he was stuck in a field 24/7 and hated it...
                    http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/43...600x600Q85.jpg


                    This is Andy after his second horse show about a year ago, completely spoiled now with a nice big stall, regular turn out, and plenty of treats..I definitely saw the diamond in the rough..
                    http://inlinethumb08.webshots.com/42...500x500Q85.jpg

                    (I still haven't figured out how to link to the actual album in webshots )

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ready2Ride View Post
                      I don't know if this counts but this is the mare and foal I bought at an auction a year ago. She was 3 years old and had never been backed. The baby was 13 days old. (we still have him too) We knew nothing about her when we bid on her, and I was planning on training her and selling her and keeping the baby. I almost sold her before I knew she would be perfect for my daughter. I'm so glad I didn't sell her!

                      http://xs140.xs.to/xs140/09272/going_home782.jpg

                      and here is a picture of the mare taken on Saturday at her 2nd horse show. She is now my daughter's pony club pony and show pony and my daughter is learning how to jump and canter on her.

                      http://xs140.xs.to/xs140/09272/success_small609.jpg

                      I can't wait to see what next years pic of her will be! This little mare has done everything asked of her and has gone above and beyond for my daughter and I daily. We couldn't be happier!
                      Ok that is just tooo cute!! its amazing how grateful they can be isn't it?? you did a great job!! and yoru daughter is adorable!!!
                      Kim
                      If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IrishDeclan View Post
                        I just had to share a few pics of my boy. I got him in Ireland in January of last year as a coming 5 yr old. He was super gangly and babyish looking. He was a croup high 17.1 hand monster that I for some reason saw all kinds of potential in. When I brought him home, everybody was like "Ummmm.... well as long as you love him". Now, a year and a half later, he has completely changed shape and developed into a really nice horse. All of a sudden people are starting to see what I saw in him. I'm so proud of my pony!!

                        Declan in January of last year: http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0312.jpg

                        Declan in May of this year: http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0186.jpg
                        http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/DSCN0178.jpg
                        NICE JOB!!!!!! he is gorgeous, of course i am very partial to chestnuts but really he is a NICE horse!
                        Kim
                        If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sp56 View Post
                          From unbroke wild thing

                          To hunter in six months.
                          can I ask how you even managed to CATCH him??? let along turn him into the picture on that second page!!! he is beautiful!
                          Kim
                          If you are lucky enough to ride, you are lucky enough.

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                          • #14
                            We have too many! Here are some that I have photos of off hand:

                            Before and After

                            Before and After

                            Before and After

                            It's a great feeling of accomplishment when you transform a horse and find them great homes! (:
                            Brummel Horse Farm
                            Equine Sales Facility in Westminster, MD
                            Western and English Pleasure/Show Horses
                            www.brummelhorsefarm.com

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                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Whoa! The first before/after doesn't even look like the same horse! They all look fantastic!

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                              • #16
                                Here are some more!

                                Before and After (Beloved first pony!)

                                Before and After 01 / After 02

                                Before and After

                                I have so many more, gotta dig them up!
                                Brummel Horse Farm
                                Equine Sales Facility in Westminster, MD
                                Western and English Pleasure/Show Horses
                                www.brummelhorsefarm.com

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                                • #17
                                  Brummel- that last before and after of the bay is AMAZING!
                                  Erin and
                                  Instant Karma "Sunny", ShineDown "Liam"

                                  "You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails."

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by hellerkm View Post
                                    NICE JOB!!!!!! he is gorgeous, of course i am very partial to chestnuts but really he is a NICE horse!
                                    Thank you!!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by brummelhorsefarm View Post
                                      Here are some more!

                                      Before and After (Beloved first pony!)

                                      Before and After 01 / After 02

                                      Before and After

                                      I have so many more, gotta dig them up!
                                      Holy Crap!
                                      My eyes just about fell out of the sockets at the last bay. Niiiice job
                                      I know now, the place that I was trying to reach, was you, right here in front of me

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by hellerkm View Post
                                        can I ask how you even managed to CATCH him??? let along turn him into the picture on that second page!!! he is beautiful!
                                        Haha actually...when I went to go see him/pick him up - it took us about half an hour to catch him. haha. He DID NOT want to leave his buddies or his dinner. He also tried to kick me in the round pen - lovely. But he had an AMAZING and huge canter stride so I said why not. He wasn't that expensive but was a lot of fun.

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