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Saint of an OTTB - CL classic

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  • #21
    Seems like a nice man and a sweet horse. But...

    What is it with people not cleaning up their horses when trying to sell them?? Or before putting tack on?? ick.


    • #22
      i love Melvin / Melvis!


      • #23
        I couldn't get the vid to play except in few-second spurts. However, from the short I did see, I like the horse.

        As for Owner-Guy, as a long haul truck driver, I've learned you can't judge character by what people are wearing or not wearing. The saying 'the clothes make the man' doesn't apply a lot of the time. You never know.
        GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


        • #24
          BTW Kid Rock actually does ride and is paying a years boatd for three of his fans.


          • #25
            "I'm a cowwwwboy BaaaaBeee!" This guy was very sweet to that horse- I laughed when he told him to stand still when the horse was standing still as a horse could stand. I was also pretty impressed with the horse's trick hoof holding up (if indeed that's what he was doing) I would have loved to see if he does it with the other 3.

            As for the sidearm... I think Ohio folks might be extra sensitive to craigslist criminals- it seems like a smart idea to me to advertise yourself as well armed and always packing when putting yourself out there on craigslist.


            • #26
              Originally posted by BEARCAT View Post
              Actually it's MELVIS according to the video
              I think this is Melvis:
              Dude is a campaigner - 66 starts in 4 years.


              • #27
                Amazing how some OTTB's seem to defy all odds and turn out like Melvis. I wish I had extra moolah to bring this guy to GA pronto. Reminds me of my own OTTB who is by far the sanest horse I have ever owned.
                Thoroughbreds: classic

                Turn. N. Burn.


                • Original Poster

                  Melvis' video has over 1100 hits. I'm sure his owner is trying to figure out where his instant fame came from! Let's hope that with all those extra views, someone gives this super nice boy a good home. He deserves it. Would think about him for my niece but as I am currently unemployed, adding another horse just isn't in the cards!


                  • #29
                    I seriously wish he were in my area. I'd go look at him.
                    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                    • #30
                      What a lovely horse, and truly nice owner. A pleasure to see - all misspellings are instantly forgiven!


                      • #31
                        Could it possibly be this horse:
                        1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


                        • #32
                          Originally posted by jetsmom View Post
                          Horse is in good weight and owner is very kind to him. Actually kind of nice to see. Looks like a nice horse.
                          What a nice guy, He may not be the best at getting the bridle on.. Interesting method, but the horse is sweet as all get out, and the guy is very kind.
                          What is with the Wife Beater comments?
                          I bet that good old boy is a real nice man.
                          Nice lineage on the boy.


                          • #33
                            Mmm, I think if Melvis was pushed he just might stand up. There were several times he refused to go where the guy asked.


                            • #34
                              Originally posted by Plainandtall View Post
                              I was also pretty impressed with the horse's trick hoof holding up (if indeed that's what he was doing) I would have loved to see if he does it with the other 3.
                              I'm wondering if Melvis is accustomed to having someone pull his leg forward to get the wrinkles out of his skin once he is girthed. That big ole Western girth may be rubbing him and he's trying to tell the guy something.

                              Loff the horse though!
                              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                              • #35
                                Originally posted by Sannois View Post
                                What is with the Wife Beater comments?
                                A "wife beater" is a sleeveless white t-shirt, often with beer and food stains.
                                from sunridge1 Go get 'em Roy! Stupid clown shoe nailing, acid pouring bast@rds.


                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by WalkInTheWoods View Post
                                  A "wife beater" is a sleeveless white t-shirt, often with beer and food stains.
                                  Really Oh that is awful. Wonder who came up with that gem.
                                  I know lots of people who wear those shirts in the summer. Never heard of that.


                                  • #37
                                    Originally posted by fourmares View Post
                                    Mmm, I think if Melvis was pushed he just might stand up. There were several times he refused to go where the guy asked.
                                    I don't think that guy knew how to ask.... Interesting video, looks like they did their best to show melvis's better qualities (patience, tolerance, steady)


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by HorseKrazy View Post
                                      I don't think that guy knew how to ask.... Interesting video, looks like they did their best to show melvis's better qualities (patience, tolerance, steady)
                                      I don't either, Melvis just looked like Huh?


                                      • #39
                                        You know, I'm frighteningly near Melvis

                                        Like about 40 minutes away.

                                        And.... I am going to have an "only" horse coming back at the end of the month.... and he might need a buddy and I have lots of grass, and....

                                        I do not need another horse.

                                        and I'm a sucker for OTTBs.

                                        How did he end up with this guy?

                                        And whathhellkindof a name is Melvis?


                                        • #40
                                          I wonder if Melvis' name isn't Melvis on the Move which is the title of the video. Melvis is a cute name.