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post #91 of 131 Old 09-17-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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If a horse could act appreciative, he displays that. I think he knows where he came from and where he is now. :) thank you for your kind words!
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post #92 of 131 Old 09-17-2013, 03:16 PM
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A lot of the dealers here in CT buy from Florida horse sales and its possible you might be able to trace him back to a seller by going through their past catalogues which might be online.
A lot of people are getting into hard times right now and being forced to sell horses for whatever they can get just to remove the costs of keeping it - its not just low end workers that are losing jobs. Its quite possible that your horse ended up in a sale for this reason and if there was no interest in him at the sale and they couldn't afford to not sell its likely the meat buyer was the only or highest bidder.
Nice to see that he's in a good home.
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post #93 of 131 Old 09-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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post #94 of 131 Old 09-19-2013, 01:39 AM
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I don't know if this helps. Someone on facebook posted this. I know it isn't every Brand out there but maybe it helps others with questions on their brands.

http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/departme...ndBook2012.pdf
Oh my god!
I was on this thread reading and totally interested, and I followed that link and found Drifrer's brand
How in the world did you happen to have a link for registered Mississippi brands when you are from Cananda?
*its a small world after all*

I actually was eventually able to already track down his brand but it took a lot of sleuthing and asking of questions. And here you had posted a link with all of my answers! Haha

But anyways, OP, definitely look farther into this. I bought Drifter from an auction as "grade" and it just kept nagging at me that a grade horse was branded and was sold as having no notable history .It didnt make any sense to me and I followed my gut and researched it.

When I tracked down his breeders (the ones who had branded him with the LEE on his left hip) I discovered he had been essentially stolen from them in a deal gone bad. He had been missing for a year and a half by that point and they had given up hope of finding him. I emailed the woman and said I had acquired a horse with her family's brand and was curious about what she could tell me.

She emailed back almost immediately and told me to call her. She said she hadnt even needed to open up the pictures of him I had attached in the email. She read my description of him and she knew who it was. He had a GREAT backstory, and I still remain close friends with her and her family. It helped me to appreciate Drifter a little more, especially since they were kind enough to allow me to keep him when they had every right to have him back.

So don't give up OP and keep investigating. It will be worth it when you find answers
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post #95 of 131 Old 09-19-2013, 03:16 PM
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What a lovely story and what a lucky lucky horse. It's terrible to think where he was heading and where so many other not so lucky horses end up.
Keep up the updates xx
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post #96 of 131 Old 09-19-2013, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I have searched the Florida data base that you suggested, and none of them match up! Darn it! I was hoping id find something. Thank you though! Im just going to enjoy him for the horse he IS and try to help him forget who he WAS. :) Living in the now, looking to the future!! I had the nail bed of my left big toe removed the other day so I have not been able to ride for the past 2 days. However! I have been lunging him over small jumps to teach him to naturally back himself off. He is learning very well, and with my trainer the other day was fabulous at balancing himself at the base of the jump! So we are making great progress!! Next show in just under 3 weeks!!!! (Oct 4-6)

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post #97 of 131 Old 09-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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This story kinda reminds me of the movie Sylvester. He's beautiful, OP, and he's very lucky!
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post #98 of 131 Old 09-23-2013, 04:34 PM
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Youve got one heck of a horse!

I think he has beautiful form. (Yet im not sure how much that matters considering im a barrel racer. LoL.)
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That horse has one heck of an owner!
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post #99 of 131 Old 09-24-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you GottaQH and caleybooth!! He's my pride and joy :)

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post #100 of 131 Old 09-30-2013, 12:30 PM
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haha. I really have no idea. I actually did a search on brands at one point and I have a whole folder full of booked marked sites that post brands now. My girlfriend had a horse who had a brand that we couldn't identify, so I started searching the US brands just in case since we couldn't find anything in Canada. We never did find the brand for him. He's now passed away at an old age so we've stopped looking. I'm glad you had a happy story.


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Oh my god!
I was on this thread reading and totally interested, and I followed that link and found Drifrer's brand
How in the world did you happen to have a link for registered Mississippi brands when you are from Cananda?
*its a small world after all*

I actually was eventually able to already track down his brand but it took a lot of sleuthing and asking of questions. And here you had posted a link with all of my answers! Haha

But anyways, OP, definitely look farther into this. I bought Drifter from an auction as "grade" and it just kept nagging at me that a grade horse was branded and was sold as having no notable history .It didnt make any sense to me and I followed my gut and researched it.

When I tracked down his breeders (the ones who had branded him with the LEE on his left hip) I discovered he had been essentially stolen from them in a deal gone bad. He had been missing for a year and a half by that point and they had given up hope of finding him. I emailed the woman and said I had acquired a horse with her family's brand and was curious about what she could tell me.

She emailed back almost immediately and told me to call her. She said she hadnt even needed to open up the pictures of him I had attached in the email. She read my description of him and she knew who it was. He had a GREAT backstory, and I still remain close friends with her and her family. It helped me to appreciate Drifter a little more, especially since they were kind enough to allow me to keep him when they had every right to have him back.

So don't give up OP and keep investigating. It will be worth it when you find answers
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