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  • I gotta brag

    I finally sent a TB gelding that I've had since he was six months old off to be started. He's at a Western/trail trainer. Horse is very old to be started.

    When I first sent him, the prognosis was that he might make a "good horse." The longer they kept him, the better the description was. First it went to "very good horse", then to "excellent" and yesterday the trainer said he was going to be a "fantastic" horse. They also keep talking about how smart he is. I'm so thrilled I could bust my buttons!

    He's been with them since the middle of December.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
    Thread killer Extraordinaire

  • #2
    No replies?!

    I'm certainly thrilled for you, and am just tickled to hear the accolades about the Budman. I can't wait to hear of your many adventures!!

    You are certainly due for a fantastic horse!!

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    • #3
      Congrats to you and your boy! How old is he now?

      And I gotta say those TB's are a lot smarter than what people give them credit for! They're pretty special horses in my books.

      And this thread is worthless without out pics!!! So get on it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Simkie View Post
        No replies?!

        I'm certainly thrilled for you, and am just tickled to hear the accolades about the Budman. I can't wait to hear of your many adventures!!

        You are certainly due for a fantastic horse!!
        Yeah, this one would have been lost without a bump.

        Where are some pictures?

        I too would bust buttons if the trainer delivered such good news.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Simkie View Post
          No replies?!
          On account of everyone waiting for the pictures

          Though must admit I also wanted to know aged this horse is

          I finally sent a TB gelding that I've had since he was six months
          Horse is very old to be started.

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          • #6
            Yay - that's great news! But how dare you post it without pictures!!!!
            My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

            "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

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            • #7
              Congratulations on a great report card.

              Hope your TB continues to be a standout student!


              I vote for pics, too...

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              • #8
                It's really fun watching someone else's reaction change as they get to know your horse. Congrats, Viney!


                I agree on wanting pics!
                Originally posted by Silverbridge
                If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.

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                • #9
                  Well, since it's Viney's horse -- pictures and PEDIGEE!!! Great news!!
                  PennyG

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                  • #10
                    Well done, Viney! What made you choose him (the horse) in the first place?
                    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                      #11
                      His dam line. It's all Galbreath breeding and I love the old Galbreath lines.

                      www.pedigreequery.com/slews+dancin+man.

                      I went over to meet both his sire and his dam and him before I bought him. He was bred at Miss. State.

                      He was 7 1/2 before I sent him off. There are reasons why it took me so long.

                      He has had a fraught history. Had the snots for months as a weanling and we found out from anaphylactic shock that he's allergic to either gentamycin or naxcel, but have been too scared to find out which one. Broke his jaw as a two year with concurrent ulcers and almost lost an eye when he was four. But he's never taken a lame step and still hasn't.

                      Funny thing is that his dam was small and his sire was about 16h. I thought for sure he was 15.3 when he went away. But the trainers measured him at 16.2. He must have put on a growth spurt when I wasn't looking and I just never noticed.

                      I don't have any good pictures of him, alas. I kept trying and failing.
                      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                      Thread killer Extraordinaire

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                      • #12
                        I'm so proud for you, Viney. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure he's beautiful.

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                        • #13
                          He is rewarding you for taking such good care of him.
                          I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                          I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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