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UPDATE: Parker Meets The Granddaughter, Page 10: Solid Citizen, Fun Family Horse

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  • #41
    Congratulations. I hope Eli, Cooper and Rocky welcome him with open hooves!! Can't wait for pictures of his arrival.


    • #42
      He looks exactly like my heart pony from my childhood. EXACTLY. LOVE.


      • Original Poster

        By the way, we talked to the vet, and she literally gushed over this pony. He is very clean, good feet, just a very healthy little guy. But the cool part is, the vet (who had not seen him before) went on and on but what a lovely personality he has, a real pleasure to work with. She says we are going to love him! Heck -- I think we already do!


        • #44
          He moves like a bigger horse, not the staccato way ponies sometimes trot with.
          You or your trainer will be able to also ride him, he can carry an adult easily.

          Too bad it is not Christmas, but you may still be able to put a red bow around his neck anyway.

          Wonderful, glad for you and your family.


          • #45
            Jealous !!!!!!!!
            "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


            • #46
              Wow, what a little cutie-pie! Congrats!
              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


              • #47
                Sweet! Great find! Such a clean mover!
                from sunridge1:Go get 'em Roy! Stupid clown shoe nailing, acid pouring bast@rds.it is going to be good until the last drop!Eleneswell, the open trail begged to be used. D Taylor


                • #48
                  So is granddaughter being told of Parker's pending arrival?

                  or is he to be a special surprise?
                  Nevertheless, she persisted.


                  • #49
                    Originally posted by RainyDayRide View Post
                    So is granddaughter being told of Parker's pending arrival?

                    or is he to be a special surprise?
                    We have to knowwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lucky granddaughter!
                    Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                    ~DQ wanna-be~


                    • Original Poster

                      I have not decided, to be honest. She does not always do well with "surprises," and I sometimes think the anticipation is half the fun ... I can say this, she doesn't know yet.

                      I am decided that it doesn't really matter in the grander scheme of things -- God willing, they will have many years of great adventures together and there is plenty of time for her to love and be loved with him.

                      All of the horses worship her and their ears go flop when she walks in. I am certain Mr. Parker will be no different. And of course, there may be jealousies as Elijah thinks she is HIS little girl!


                      • #51
                        Awww, what a lucky kid! I would be tempted to tell her. I'll never forget the anticipation of finding my first pony, and waiting for him to arrive at the barn I boarded at. That was the longest day at school ever!!!!
                        "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                        "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey


                        • #52
                          Sa....weeeeeet PON AY!! what a find! Lucky you guys. Me jealous too!
                          Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.


                          • #53
                            I am so happy for you folks! It is heartwarming to read of good things happening to good people and good little ponies.
                            RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.


                            • #54
                              The first clue that this was a legit pony is that everything is SPELLED correctly! Congrats on finding your "Dream Horse".
                              ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
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                              "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


                              • #55
                                What a find! He looks wonderful, I'm sure he will bring your family many years of happiness. Continue to update us once he arrives in his new home


                                • Original Poster

                                  Pony Pick Up Scheduled for Next Week!

                                  Thanks to everyone for your kind words -- it's so nice to share with folks who "get it." And Pony Grandma, you know you are my hero!

                                  Parker's pick-up in Michigan is scheduled for next week. It won't be much longer now! This weekend I'll be working on the barn -- finishing the tack room and splitting Cooper's double stall into two so Parker will have his own place. Gosh, I feel like a little kid ... honestly, there is nothing like a horse to keep you young!


                                  • #57
                                    YAY! He is adorable!! He looks PERFECT!!!

                                    Lucky you and lucky Parker!
                                    I am so glad dreamhorse worked out! I sure got lucky there!

                                    That is just awesome!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Just got confirmation from the shipper! Parker will be here Saturday morning! Woot! Woot!


                                      • #59
                                        Don't forget to charge the batteries in your camera!

                                        Take a million pictures.

                                        Going to keep the Parker name?
                                        That is a good name for an indian pony, after Quanah Parker, the indian chief.


                                        • #60
                                          Nice way to start the weekend.

                                          Safe journey, Parker. (nice solid name for a nice solid pony.)
                                          Nevertheless, she persisted.