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    Congratulations to your daughter for achieving this win with Socks! He is a handsome horse.


      I really enjoy your updates! Please continue to do so!


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        Originally posted by Obsidian Fire View Post
        I really enjoy your updates! Please continue to do so!
        We will see how he readjusts to normal life in the backyard after two plus weeks at Nationals. They are to ship home later today, tomorrow at the latest. He has been out and about often so I really do not expect much reaction from him. He was there as a yearling for just a few days, this time since daughter was working for her trainer she stayed the full show.

        For the most part he has been a good horse, just needed to know what a horse was supposed to be that is why we got Bonnie and Lakota who are older to give him the perspective of what is required of Him to be a good citizen. One can see those mumbling to each other about what they need to do to teach the youngster that day.They have had a very peaceful few weeks,

        I have not told them That the Kid is coming back.


          Ahhh youngsters!! They do need their elders don’t they?


            I would expect that Bonnie would keep young whippersnapper Socrates in line, lol.


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              Originally posted by Jarpur View Post
              I would expect that Bonnie would keep young whippersnapper Socrates in line, lol.
              Bonnie has been a Good horse, she had a neglected life for many, many years ... handed into the Morgan Safenet Foundation who found her a home only to be returned then she set in a pasture by herself (well she did have donkey with her) for about six or seven years.

              After we had to put Halley down Socks was by himself (except for the 40 year pony and three miniatures are are all trouble makers) .... and he was just a yearling who needed to learn about other horses.

              Older daughter whose twin girls were almost 13 expressed an interest in "getting a horse for the girls" .... since we have mostly had Morgans we checked with the Morgan Safenet Foundation to see what was in their hands. My daughters went there rode several and none where just right...then the foundation said "we have a mare" at the other ranch that you might be interested in.... that was Bonnie. They came back to see her, rode her and bought her.

              I can see where most people would not have even looked at her. She was 21 years old, rejected not once but three times by prior owners. The foundation told us that if things do not work out that they would accept Bonnie back. My thought was the twins are 13, Bonnie 21..... Bonnie should age out about the time the girls are off to college (their mother thought OMG my girls well be off to college in a few years).

              Bonnie is an interesting horse, she Rules the pasture. She was hesitant to accept a good life of a stall that is her's at night in the winter, a fan in the summer, special feed especially for her, her own hay... but has become accepting and looks for attention from humans. When its time to be turned out her stall dor can be wide open but she will stand waiting to be haltered to be taken out ...(then wants a treat, as Look At How Good I Was)

              And that is also how we found Lakota, not at the Safenet Foundation but searching online ads my daughter found him and they could not let him stay where he was we got him also.

              Bonnie treats Lakota like he was her child she never had.... they are good to each other.... and both work hard to teach the youngest about how to be a Real Horse .


                Well done! Congratulations. He's lovely.


                  Super lovely!!
                  My hopeful road to the 2021 RRP TB Makeover: