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    07-22-2013, 10:43 AM
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
Just consider him a blessing and that he was meant to find his way to you.

I understand your wanting to find out about his past. I would too. But even if you don't, that doesn't change the fact that you lucked onto a really nice horse. It must have been meant to be!

For instance, I can't understand how my mare went through like 5 plus owners in her life. She is an awesome horse. It's like people just bred her to get a foal or two out of her and passed her on. She is a wonderful horse in her own right. I can't understand why know one kept her. I've had her for 3 plus years and she is just a delight to own and ride. Oh well, their loss is my gain.

I guess what I am trying to say is, it doesn't necessarily mean your horse has skeletons in his closet. Even good horses get passed around and end up in bad places.
You are so right. And hey! He can start his own "legacy" now! We don't need to know if he had good breeding to be happy with him. He's my baby now! And he is a blessing beyond measure! Thank you for the kind words and encouragement :) and im glad you have a lucky little mare of your own :)
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    09-11-2013, 01:08 PM
In case anyone wanted an update, here it is. Cleave has gained 120lbs since we got him nearly 2 months ago. We competed in HIS FIRST EVER show in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma GO Show ("A" rated show)! He never refused, never shied, never expressed any poor behavior as far as on the ground, and in the ring conduct goes. Nothing could phase him except if I left, then he got nervous. Hahaha But we entered .85-.95m classes over the week, had a grand total of 3 rails (all my fault obviously) and ended up PLACING in the .95m Modified Ch/Ad class, taking 5th place in one of the rounds! He has never shown before in his life. We expected it to be more of us coaching him along, but he walked in there like showing was his entire life. Hahaha definitely made an impression around the GO Show that week, even if we weren't the best out there, it seems people know he's special. Since coming home we have brought him along, teaching him how to take in and extend his strides in lines, straightness, bending, off the haunches jumping, basic dressage work, fitness lunging, ground tricks such as bowing, combination jumps, liverpools, roll tops, gymnastics, and full fledged course correctness. He learns so fast, I feel blessed to have such an athletic and brilliant horse under me. Yes he's still very very green but he's trying his hardest and has his foundations down. So we decided to test him a bit. During one of my lessons a week ago we were jumping 3'6", then my trainer bumped the roll top oxer up to 3'9", then 3'11", then made it 3'0" wide, then while I wasnt looking she made it a WHOPPING 4'0" OXER WITH 3'3" SPREAD!!!!! I cantered down to it, and about half a stride out realized it was bigger and wider, gripped him with my legs from a good 4ft out, and he FLEW over that oxer without a second thought in his mind and was PERFECTLY controllable on the back side, minus a trip coming down from the canter to the trot... he tends to do that XD haha but I mean... I have never jumped an oxer of that size on any horse, and he made it seem like he had been doing it his whole life! We ended the lesson after that and he was spoiled rotten as usual. Hahahaha! In our time together I have also found that I am his security blanket.... If I leave, even for 5min to go clean my tack after a ride, and he can't see me, he will shimmy in the cross ties, pee, or simply freeze and stare in whichever direction I went, even if there are other people or horses around his eyes are always locked on the last place I was. Poor baby, if a horse could ever show they were grateful, he has in spades. No matter what I am doing he is always trying to lick me in any place he can, or he is always trying to play with me if we are in the pasture together, he even tries to defend me from dogs on the trails. Hahaha he is such a blessing! For his show name, I chose "Call Me Clever" because honestly that's what he is. Im a blessed girl!!! I tried to post pics but it said they are too big! Ill try and figure it out and show yall!
    09-11-2013, 01:32 PM
Sounds like you've got a good one <3 Congrats!
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    09-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Thank you!! :)
    09-17-2013, 12:36 PM
Here are pictures of his weight progress as of last week! He has gained 120lbs since we bought him 2 months ago!
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    09-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Pictures of Cleave and I at our first show, and his FIRST EVER show, a few weeks back! Oklahoma GO Show (AA jumper show)! 5th in Modified Ch/Ad jumpers (Cleave's first ribbon!) moving up to Low Ch/Ad this next coming show (A jumper show)! Never refused, never spooked at a jump, sure a little "drunk" as far as lines went, but got all the numbers swimmingly! He acted like he had done this his whole life.
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    09-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Our first ever 4'0" oxer! (yes I know my leg position is bad in this photo. Please do not comment on it. Haha) Did not even come close to touching it!
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    09-17-2013, 01:29 PM
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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    09-17-2013, 02:43 PM
Trust me! Form matters! Hahahha its just so hard to imagine that he was on a slaughter trailer to Canada! ;( Thank you! He is really a gem :)
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    09-17-2013, 04:07 PM
You found a diamond in the rough! He's beautiful. His form is amazing, and he looks so at ease with it. He looks wonderful now that's he's gained more weight too. So great that he got a second chance at life.
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