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  • #21
    As if you could even sleep ! Very nice looking horse, good luck with him !


    • #22
      What a handsome boy! Great early Christmas present! I hope you have lots of wonderful times with him.

      I loff my Quarter horse clique

      I kill threads dead!


      • #23
        Congrats! Picture updated needed!!!
        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


        • #24
          Lovely horse.
          That one picture is enough, but more would be ok.


          • #25
            Can't wait to see new pics, and HUGE congratulations to you, Flash. He sure is a looker.
            "Aye God, Woodrow..."


            • #26
              Congratulations!! He is beautimous. Looking forward to updates and more pictures
              \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables


              • #27
                He looks terrific. Have a great time with him!


                • #28
                  he is all legs!!! handsome guy... no sleep for you tonight...


                  • #29
                    He is worth the added weight. It gives you more time to come up with a suitable name!
                    McDowell Racing Stables

                    Home Away From Home


                    • Original Poster

                      My daughter wants to call him Owen, I was thinking of Jasper. I have a feeling my daughter might win. We thought about keeping Jed but..... everyone is kind of "me" about it!
                      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                      • #31
                        That is so funny! One of my best client's (dog) is named Jasper. I hadn't ever really heard that name before and now I seem to be hearing it all the time. I don't think even Jed likes the name Jed but that could be my bias shining through! Here is Jasper today on the right side of the photo.

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                        McDowell Racing Stables

                        Home Away From Home


                        • Original Poster

                          Oh my what a cute puppy pic!!! My childhood cat was named Jasper.... more dog than cat really, and just the coolest dude. I normally don't recycle names but he's been gone a long time and I thought it might be good juju. I have a feeling my DD might win out with Owen though!
                          We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                          • #33
                            Wait until you get to know him a bit. He will tell you what his name is. I do like Owen though.
                            McDowell Racing Stables

                            Home Away From Home


                            • Original Poster

                              Sitting in the barn parking lot at 4:26am in 20 degree weather waiting for the trailer..... clearly, us horse people are nuts!
                              We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                              • #35
                                Good morning flash! Can't wait for your next update about your new boy.


                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by FlashGordon View Post
                                  My daughter wants to call him Owen, I was thinking of Jasper. I have a feeling my daughter might win. We thought about keeping Jed but..... everyone is kind of "me" about it!
                                  I love the name Jasper, but then again, I also loved the name Jed. Owen is OK. Sometimes you just have to wait a while and get to really know the horse's personality before a barn name comes up for them.

                                  Good luck waiting, I'd be on pins and needles. Hope you did get a few hrs of sleep before he gets here.

                                  I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


                                  • #37
                                    LOVE the name Jasper!!!
                                    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


                                    • #38
                                      Big smile here! So happy for you!


                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by FlashGordon View Post
                                        Sitting in the barn parking lot at 4:26am in 20 degree weather waiting for the trailer..... clearly, us horse people are nuts!
                                        Perfectly normal. Have fun with him.


                                        • Original Poster

                                          He's here, he's here!

                                          I didn't sleep a wink, worried I would miss the hauler texting me that he was getting close! I finally gave up and drove to the barn at 4am. He arrived just after 5 and was cool as a cucumber-- the hauler really liked him and said he was a perfect gentleman. He didn't have a drop of sweat on him and wasn't a bit worried. He let out the cutest little whinny!

                                          I took off his boots and let him get acquainted with his stall, then stuck around long enough to make sure he was eating and drinking ok. He really was totally non-plussed about the whole thing and figured out quickly that I would dispense treats.

                                          I came home to catch a few Zs but am still too excited, so will be heading back out there soon.

                                          I took a big gamble and bought Jed sight unseen-- but honestly couldn't be happier with him and his demeanor. I breathed a big sigh of relief when he got off the trailer! He is a 9 year old, 16.1hh TB gelding. His JC name is Civil Hero. He trained but never raced, and according to a friend who did a little digging on his JC name, Mid-Atlantic pulled him out of New Holland when he was 3. He has spent the rest of his life at an eventing barn in MD and I have plans to pursue dressage, lower level eventing and hunter paces. His owner is just lovely and has been really wonderful throughout the whole process.

                                          Thanks all for sharing in my excitement!!! Few "normal people" can understand the thrill of having a horse arrive in the dead of night, lol.
                                          We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.