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  • The best decision I've ever made... with picture link. :-)

    13 years ago today I made the best decision I've ever made when I agreed to take a tiny little black orphaned thoroughbred filly who had been deemed untrainable and dangerous.

    Well.... 13 years later she's never done a single mean or dangerous thing and she is HANDS DOWN the most trainable horse I've ever met. Together we've pretty much done it all, been there AND gotten the t-shirts. ;-p

    Here are some pictures from her little "anniversary" party today. It's a public link so despite being hosted by facebook everyone should be able to see them.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...0&l=aa4760deb2


    So... anyone else have pictures of their "special" horses?
    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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    Amazing!You both look pretty happy with each other.thanks for sharing.
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    • #3
      Love your picures ~ thanks for sharing ~ great story ~ glad you took her!
      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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      • #4
        She is beauiful, Grand Anniversary. I AM so happy that you 2 found each other 13 yrs ago.

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          #5
          Awww... thanks guys! She's pretty special. :-)

          I forgot, she does have one "mean" habit. She HATESHATESHATES pigeons, and can knock one out of the air with a front hoof in the middle of a flat class and not even break stride or change expression.

          She was announced as "The great pigeon hunter" when being called out of the line-up for her ribbon. :-p

          But really... that's it, I swear!!!

          She even saved my life once when a loose dog attacked me. She might be a midget, but she's got enough mare-tude for five horses.

          She's awesome. :-)
          The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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          • #6
            Sweet girl.
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            • #7
              congrats, how wonderful!
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              • #8
                lovely, lovely photos. lucky her, lucky you.

                Thanks for posting, it is nice to see happy stories. It's a mare thing when it happens right.
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                • #9
                  Great story and beautiful mare. Do you know her pedigree?

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                    #10
                    of course I do. :-)

                    http://www.pedigreequery.com/chasing+autumn

                    her father has the same unflappable laid back personality. The stallion owner has a great story about him being ridden into a hotel for a banquet once, back while he was still on the track. He didn't blink an eye at ANYTHING, even when he had to duck to get through the door.

                    Come Summer:
                    http://www.allbreedfoaling.com/stud_...m#Link356031C0

                    I got to meet him once, he's completely stunning in person. :-) And a complete gentleman.
                    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                    • #11
                      aww very pretty girl. But must say i was expecting to see a black mare! lol

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                      • #12
                        I'd love to see a picture of the pigeon incident.
                        I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                        • #13
                          Neat story.
                          Both of you look happy in the pictures.
                          Can't ask for any more in such an anniversary.

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                          • #14
                            What a beautiful girl, you two make a very happy looking pair. Happy Anniversary!

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                              Happy Anniversary

                              Congratulations on your Anniversary. I think that is wonderful for both of you.

                              I, too, would like to see some pigeon action from her. That would be amazing.

                              Some people have bird dogs. You have a bird horse. Now, if you could teach her to retrieve...

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                              • #16
                                Lovely girl! And you two look so happy together! You wish everyone could have that sort of relationship with their horsie!

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                                  we ALL wish we had video of the pigeon incident!!

                                  She'd done it before in lessons,

                                  --Courtesy circle, smack-a-pigeon, line---

                                  but that was the first time before a paying audience.

                                  One of her other funny traits is: because she was an orphan, the breeding farm raised her off a dairy goat. A white Saanen to be exact. So while the rest of us see white goats as... well... you know... white goats, she sees them as GIANT WHITE BOTTLES OF YUMMY GOODNESS!!! and LOVES on them until they run away.

                                  She also bleats like a goat instead of whinnying most of the time. :-)

                                  Good times...
                                  The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                                    Originally posted by sourmilknightmares View Post
                                    Lovely girl! And you two look so happy together! You wish everyone could have that sort of relationship with their horsie!
                                    Awww... thanks. Yeah she's pretty special. The day after I got her, I was walking around the big field looking for a lost shoe. Annie was following me trying to "help" and every once in a while she'd reach over and just touch me on the back with her nose to make sure that I was still there. (she came from a *really* bad situation, and wasn't completely sure yet that she'd actually been saved) My boss was watching and predicted to me that I had just found my once in a lifetime horse. I laughed at the time, but... she was right!
                                    The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by propspony View Post

                                      She also bleats like a goat instead of whinnying most of the time. :-)

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