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        10-08-2012, 02:50 AM
      #151
    Yearling
    Underfire- he's a pretty guy! What happemed to him in the show ring?
         
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        10-08-2012, 08:07 AM
      #152
    Foal
    With Grace, thank you!! I think he's quite stunning too (though I may be a bit bias lol). His show career went kapish at his very first show as a Jr. Horse. Had a Jr. Exhibitor (his owner at the time) showing him in his very first class ever, first direction went great, second direction great walk/trot, when it came time to canter he first didn't want to pick it up...so sadly instead of waiting and re-trying the rider took the whip, whacked him on the butt to try and get him going, Henry reared, the rider went to grab mane and grabbed all reins instead and ended up flipping over backwards.

    He was double and triple checked physically, scanned, x-rays done, everything. They couldn't find anything physically wrong with him, but his mind was gone. He couldn't be shown. Even years after this ordeal, people would try to take him to a show and he would just loose his mind. A reaaaal shame, as he is a gorgeous boy and a stunner of a worker at home. He's come a long way since I bought him as I've changed a lot of things working/feed/care wise, and we can now trail ride and SAFELY leave the property, but I haven't tried trailering and taking him anywhere yet. He's got a permanent spot with me, I don't need him as a show horse :) He's happy just the way he is, loves the trails now and I have another horse that is my 'show' horse so he's under no pressure to do anything but be his cute goofy (albeit nutty) self :)
         
        10-08-2012, 11:15 AM
      #153
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Underfire05    
    With Grace, thank you!! I think he's quite stunning too (though I may be a bit bias lol). His show career went kapish at his very first show as a Jr. Horse. Had a Jr. Exhibitor (his owner at the time) showing him in his very first class ever, first direction went great, second direction great walk/trot, when it came time to canter he first didn't want to pick it up...so sadly instead of waiting and re-trying the rider took the whip, whacked him on the butt to try and get him going, Henry reared, the rider went to grab mane and grabbed all reins instead and ended up flipping over backwards.

    He was double and triple checked physically, scanned, x-rays done, everything. They couldn't find anything physically wrong with him, but his mind was gone. He couldn't be shown. Even years after this ordeal, people would try to take him to a show and he would just loose his mind. A reaaaal shame, as he is a gorgeous boy and a stunner of a worker at home. He's come a long way since I bought him as I've changed a lot of things working/feed/care wise, and we can now trail ride and SAFELY leave the property, but I haven't tried trailering and taking him anywhere yet. He's got a permanent spot with me, I don't need him as a show horse :) He's happy just the way he is, loves the trails now and I have another horse that is my 'show' horse so he's under no pressure to do anything but be his cute goofy (albeit nutty) self :)
    aw poor guy, he's lucky you found him. Hope the rider was ok? Do you think you could take him into the dressage ring, since it's so different from the arena classes?
         
        10-08-2012, 11:32 AM
      #154
    Foal
    The rider is fine :) Actually a great trainer now, this was 12 yrs ago, so a dumb kid mistake that she learned well from ;)

    I would like to take him to the Dressage arena, his issue is literally when he gets trailered anywhere off property. I can walk him to the little schooling shows that are in the neighborhood, but he's not good when we trailer to a show because he has flash backs or something...i know the first few days he was at my barn he was a total blitz...he trailers fine, but as soon as he knows he's in a 'new' place *poof* goes the brain
         
        10-14-2012, 12:58 PM
      #155
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Underfire05    
    The rider is fine :) Actually a great trainer now, this was 12 yrs ago, so a dumb kid mistake that she learned well from ;)

    I would like to take him to the Dressage arena, his issue is literally when he gets trailered anywhere off property. I can walk him to the little schooling shows that are in the neighborhood, but he's not good when we trailer to a show because he has flash backs or something...i know the first few days he was at my barn he was a total blitz...he trailers fine, but as soon as he knows he's in a 'new' place *poof* goes the brain
    How sad, poor guy must have just really been traumatized by the whole thing. Regardless, he's beautiful and looks really fun to ride. And who can resist a snuggle bug
         
        10-14-2012, 10:35 PM
      #156
    Foal
    Ah! I know his old owner! Random tidbit lol... I saw her a lot these past 2 weeks. She's a great trainer, we've bought several horses from her and she had a successful Nationals.
         
        10-15-2012, 10:41 AM
      #157
    Foal
    MidsummerFable, how cool! I like her a lot :) Her and her farm have some absolutely incredible horses! Like I said, it was a kid mistake so nothing that I can fault her for. And as you obviously know she's done a heck of a job now with her business so it obviously taught her well :)

    With Grace, I'm guessing the main reason it totally blew his mind for shows is since it was his very first show ever that it happened at. I'm hoping to work past it :) Even if I can just get him comfortable enough for local shows. Since he's in a totally different discipline now and it will a totally different environment at shows we will see! If not...at least he's cute and loveable and a fantastic lawnmower and lovebug :)
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        10-25-2012, 10:11 PM
      #158
    Yearling
    Underfire - he's lucky to have you...and he looks like a sweetie!
         
        01-16-2013, 09:27 PM
      #159
    Yearling
    Where'd all the Morgan peeps go??
         
        01-16-2013, 10:12 PM
      #160
    Foal
    Here's my girl.
    She had been abandoned on the property that I moved on to last December. When She was the most obese starving horse I've ever met. She had foundered and her feet were in bad shape. Her neck was enormous!!!!
    6 months into her rehab we did a test ride and she was absolutely perfect. Seriously. She's the nicest horse I've ever ridden, much less own.
    I'm incredibly lucky to have met this girl.
    I never knew much about Morgans, and wow, I'm impressed.
    My mare is the bravest, most level headed horse! She always impresses me.

    (the red head in the pic is a Morgan/TB. We believe they share a stud~ they are half siblings.)

    (1st pic makes her look very round!)
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