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post #101 of 131 Old 09-30-2013, 05:41 PM
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Man, he just sails over those jumps!

Glad to hear you are both doing well.
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post #102 of 131 Old 10-01-2013, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! We have our second horse show this weekend! (friday-sunday) And we are doing the Low Child/Adult (1.00m-1.05m) and my trainer may be entering him in 1.10m classes if he is confident and doing well!!! SO EXCITED! His ride-ability has come sooo far, he's super controlled now, and his extensions and collections to the jumps and on the flat are amazing now. He's just come SO far, he's a blessing in my life :) I love Cleave so much :)
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post #103 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Update! I have now owned Cleave for 6 months. He has gained 375lbs and is bulking up beautifully. (ill post pics in a bit) He has recovered fully from his slaughter trailer days physically, but still has trouble trusting men. (specifically if they get close to me he gets upset or if any male is standing between us. Lol) He has truly shown his colors and is a wonderful laid back jumper. Very very quick learner and amazing athlete. I am a truly lucky girl to get to be a part of his life. I still have found no traces of his lineage, but am saving up to get him an official DNA test from the AWF. He is a healthy, big, happy go lucky boy, and he loovveeessss his mommie. Hahaha His favorite thing in the world is to lick me and "cuddle" (wrap his neck around me and hug me while licking my arm or cheek). I have taught him simple ground tricks (Bow, Stay, Here, Over There, Turn Around) and he loves doing them. His gait has grown amazing elasticity as he has bulked up his muscles and is a very powerful boy. Very gentle in hand and rides in a plain D-ring normally, at shows for more breaks we use a D-ring with a slow twist. He also likes to play with kittens we discovered. Lol! He is showing us what he can really do recently, we jumped him 4'3" and he didnt show any signs of strain. He can tell my twin and I apart, which I find funny because most people I know cannot. His favorite spot to be scratched is at the base of his ears or inside them. At one of my recent lessons we were working on combinations (one jump set right after the other). And we were doing a triple combination (three jumps set after another), the first was a 3'6" vertical then there was one stride, the next was a 3'11" oxer set 3'0" wide followed by 3 strides, then last jump was a 4'0" oxer set 3'3" wide... I approached the line... Cleave jumped the first... Then on touch down he tripped and fell to his knees in the ONE STRIDE between the 3'6" and 3'11" jump. All I saw was a white pole infront of my face, I let go of the reins thinking "oh gosh this is it...".... Then suddenly we were in the air again.... I had no reins, Cleaves legs were coated in dirt, there were skid marks behind us, yet SOMEHOW this amazing horse had FALLEN in a ONE STRIDE then picked himself up and CLEARED the 3'11" oxer!!!!! I had no reins still and was in shock so I just grabbed his mane on touch down and squeezed for my life with my legs, he cantered up with total composure and leapt easily over the 4'0" oxer..... Now now, I know I should have pulled him out of the line, but I couldnt, because I didnt have any reins. My gosh I wish I had it on video!! My trainer, twin, and best friend were all there to see it and we still don't know how he did it. Lol. So in conclusion, Cleave is the best horse I could ever hope for, and he will be my lifes companion as long as he lives. :) We have a horse show next week and he will be competing in his first ever High Adult classes with me. (1.10-1.15m) We don't anticipate any problems with height (obviously), but he gets distracted easy so we will see. Lol :) Theres an update!
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post #104 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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post #105 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 01:49 PM
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Wow, what a great looking fella. You sure have done a good job with him. Is it just the lighting, or has his colour darkened? He looks lovely.
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post #106 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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His color has greatly darkened. We consider him a seal brown more than a bay now. We think that as he got over his skin conditions his coat was able to grow its real color back. :)

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post #107 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 02:13 PM
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He is brown, and kinda random, but he has a very long neck lol. He's long period! He definitely looks to be strongly Thoroughbred influenced, maybe even full TB (only the one's who have raced have tattoos, so it's possible to have a full TB without the tattoo, like mine)

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post #108 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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He is certainly not full TB. Hooves are massive, wide jaw, deep eyes, broader shoulders, and nowhere near the gait forms. Lol I owned 2 full TBs previously
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post #109 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 02:40 PM
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Just read this whole thing, how interesting. That blaze is so unique, I would think someone with a lot of time to scour photos, sales catalogues, etc. might have a small glimmer of hope in identifying him. Anyway, glad he found a good home with you and I am interesting in hearing if you end up DNA testing him.
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post #110 of 131 Old 01-14-2014, 03:30 PM
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He is certainly not full TB. Hooves are massive, wide jaw, deep eyes, broader shoulders, and nowhere near the gait forms. Lol I owned 2 full TBs previously
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He looks just like my full TB, who has on more than several occasions been mistaken for a WB. No need to get all defensive. You don't have to have a WB to do well, just ask all the people with WB's who I've beat on a TB.
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