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  • My handsome boy in the snow

    It's been just over 3 months now since he came to me... I think he is enjoying life.
    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...04109739MaMgJI

    And a funny pic of my "headless horse"
    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...04109739NoeoQB
    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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    Awww, how cute. He looks terrific! (And happy)
    -Debbie / NH

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    • #3
      He's looking awesome... love his neck!
      "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

      Graphite/Pastel Portraits

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      • #4
        I love it..

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        • #5
          Awww, I hope you two are happy together!
          I love my Econo-Nag!

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          • #6
            He looks wonderful, Flash! You must get a really warm feeling in your heart, every time you look at him. I love the head shots, with those wise old eyes looking out from under a pair of very furry ears.
            If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              He looks wonderful, Flash! You must get a really warm feeling in your heart, every time you look at him. I love the head shots, with those wise old eyes looking out from under a pair of very furry ears.
              I definitely do!! He really loves life now. It makes me feel good to see that spark in him....

              And he loooooves a fresh snowfall!!! I think he must have rolled about 10 times this afternoon!
              We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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              • #8
                He looks so happy

                What a great thing to have done in this life - provided a key to happiness for a dear old soul.

                He looks fantastic.
                Member of the Standardbreds with Saddles Clique!
                LouLove - OTTB - 1992-2008...miss you my pretty red girl...
                Wilde! NEW - OTTSTB - 2004 Gelding...my heart's new journey...

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                • #9
                  FG, that is the loveliest pic. Good job you!

                  Every good day he has is all your doing. All. You. You should feel very good about that.
                  I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                  I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                  • #10
                    He looks good Flash — you've done a wonderful job with him. Can't wait to see pictures of him this spring/summer when he's slick and shiny ... and maybe going on a light hack?
                    Full-time bargain hunter.

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                    • #11
                      Ohhhhh he's so cute. Don't you just love those "wearing eyeliner" eyes on greys?!!
                      "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                      The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

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                      • #12
                        FG he looks great!
                        There is nothing like a cute grey horses expression. They have those cute button eyes.
                        Winston's eye are twinkling. Now that is a happy horse
                        "Half the failures in life result from pulling in one's horse when it is leaping."

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                        • #13
                          Fantastic job rehabbing him, FG! I'll have to stop by and see him again soon, I'm sure I'll be amazed by his progress - thanks to you!

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                            Hey thanks guys.

                            He really has made my job easy. He's been an excellent patient, and has bounced back very quick with good feed, good care and some TLC!

                            He was quite introverted at first. He never acted out, instead, you could see him sort of "check out" mentally when he was worried or sore. But he has really come out of his shell now. He is a treat monger, comes right to me in the field, and loves to be fussed over.

                            I love nothing more than hanging out and watching him play in his turnout. I'm so proud of him... not because of anything I did... but because he really is such a cool horse and has been so tough!

                            Now if we can get those feet squared away, perhaps we will get to take a little hack like onelanerode said... AG, we could probably ride right over to your place come summer!!
                            We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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                            • #15
                              That was wonderful to see - thanks for sharing!
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                              a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

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                              • #16
                                He looks so happy!

                                Having won a shy/abused one over myself, there is nothing quite like seeing them come out of their shell and show you how much they enjoy life and how much love & trust they have to give.

                                To me it just proves a horse's body barely has room for more than the heart.
                                *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by FG: "And he loooooves a fresh snowfall!!! I think he must have rolled about 10 times this afternoon!"

                                  I think that he is trying to tell you he wants to roll ON the fresh snow! Maybe you can remove his blanket and let him enjoy this natural experience? You can always dry him off and put his blanket back on afterwards. Just a thought.

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                                    Originally posted by Melzy View Post
                                    I think that he is trying to tell you he wants to roll ON the fresh snow! Maybe you can remove his blanket and let him enjoy this natural experience? You can always dry him off and put his blanket back on afterwards. Just a thought.
                                    Oh don't worry I often do! We've had temps in the low single digits the last 7-10 days so he's been rugged up.

                                    Each weeknight I go over and unblanket, turn him out in the indoor, and let him have a good roll/scratch... it is his favorite thing!

                                    2dogs, there is a lot to be said for their resiliency, and big hearts...
                                    We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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                                    • #19
                                      Wow how about that Snow!(CA Steph cannnot imagine having horses in the snow! ) How good Win looks under your care! I too look forward to shiny shots of you and he!
                                      Steph

                                      http://community.webshots.com/user/stephanne014

                                      Rerider/Haydunker Clique

                                      RIP Barbaro, you were my hero!

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                                      • #20
                                        Flash all your hard work is paying off. He looks great and by spring you two will hopefully be hacking out.

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