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post #21 of 41 Old 07-22-2011, 07:20 AM
Green Broke
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Stan unfortunately passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in august 2010. For 10 years he was my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, my relaxation, my rosette machine. He took me from nothing to top level competition, he taught me all about quirky competition ponies. He got me through some very hard times, without him I may not still be here.
He was my pony of a life time, an absolute saint who could turn on the sparkle in the ring for me and yet still be safe enough to go on the leadrein and give a young disabled girl her first ever experience at a show. Everyone loved him, he had manners in spades and no one ever had a bad word to say about him. His favourite trick was giving kisses and he was happy to spend an hour lying in the stable with me for cuddles. He truly had a heart of gold.
He fought so hard for me, when the vets wrote him off after an accident as never being rideable again, he kept fighting, he spent 6 months locked in a stable and never hiccupped about it. He came back into work with a smile on his face and a kick in his gallop and he went back to doing what he loved which was going to shows!
I truly think that this pony deserves a portrait done as he was one of Gods special little horse, who gave me everything and asked for nothing in return

And this photo below is my favourite photo of him, it shows his character and just how stunning a pony he realy was.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #22 of 41 Old 07-22-2011, 07:24 AM
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I'm in floods of tears having written all that. 250 words is no where near enough to say how much Stan ment to me,

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #23 of 41 Old 07-22-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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You lot are making this harder by the minute!! Some very touching stories coming out, it's beautiful to hear just how much a horse can do for us, physically and emotionally. And shows the very reason why I love working on pet portraits, every pet has a story behind it, and hearing how they have changed their owners life is such an inspiring thing.

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post #24 of 41 Old 07-22-2011, 05:19 PM
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Well, when I first rescued my Arab he was broken spirited, and skinny, and ugly and yet somehow, through all of that he shone through to me
as the most georgous horse I had ever seen. He is my first horse, and a life long dream and since he has gotten healthier he has turned out to have
quite the spirit. I have always wanted a horse and when I rescued him, it was if my whole world changed, another door opened in my life.
I share my life with him, I cant imagine my life without him. He always lets me use his shoulder to lean on, when Im sad, when I happy, when
I am depressed, it doesnt matter, he is always their for me. He always lest me use his back as a resting place, always his mane as a place to cry into,
always his tail to play with, always his beauty to admire (: But the thing that amazes me the most is that even though he was abused, starved, neglected
and ignored, Somehow, he STILL put his trust into me. He still trusted humans, even though they treated him horidly. And put his whole trust into me.

Hes my life, my love, and he deserves more than I can give him <3
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post #25 of 41 Old 07-25-2011, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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post #26 of 41 Old 07-25-2011, 06:44 AM
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Smile Spenit.

Well I could spend hours trying to write up the perfect paragraph but really sometimes a picture means more than words and I could never get across how beautiful my boy is inside and out. He means the world to me.
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"If you can't see a thoroughbred has talent, you're probably too dumb to ride one anyway."
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post #27 of 41 Old 07-25-2011, 07:25 AM
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reading some of these I was tearing up, some inspiration horses we have on here :) have to add mine of course.

Well, Buzz the man in my life is everything I could have ever wished for in a horse, he wasn’t in the beginning, he bucked after jumps, bucked when worked away from his friend, I think I had been bucked off him more times then I fell lol. Nowadays we are successfully competing at ODE’s not placing but getting there, he will carry me around for 2 hours on Endurance rides, takes me to Pony Club at which we play games, jump and do flat. He will try anything for me.
He is the one thing that got me through high school, I knew he would always be there and I could let go of all my stress when we went on our rides or just brushing him. Just seeing him made my day a whole lot better and still does. J

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post #28 of 41 Old 07-25-2011, 08:22 AM
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Got permission to re-do mine. LOL.

I think my horse Society Joe and I deserve to be drawn because when I was younger I was diagnosed with Bio-cranial syntosis, which makes my head shape a lot different, and the chance of me being born with brain damage was very high. I canít do anything that would risk me hitting my head and such a sport is horse riding. Ever since I was young I dreamed of riding horses, and now my dream has come true.

Joe was given to me for Christmas, and I can still remember sitting in his stall for hours trying to firgue out if i was in a dream. After many safe lease ponies Joe was the first horse to call my own. He was an abandoned OTT racehorse with no hope and I was a 14yo girl with a dream. We have both come so far physically and mentally, even after me being in the hospital for days from him bolting and rearing, and me pleading to mum and dad that it wasn't Joe's fault. I think we deserve to get drawn because we both went against the odds to achieve what we have, and that really inspires me every day to live out my full potential as a person, and strive for my goals, because you can rise up to challenges and succeed - which is what Joe teaches me everyday, and for a 15year old girl, thats a big lesson in life to learn.

I would just like to say thank you Joe, you are my hero.

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post #29 of 41 Old 07-29-2011, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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post #30 of 41 Old 07-29-2011, 07:06 AM
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This is my baby, Wantley Wildcard (Wildey):

Wildey has been my best friend for ten years. I got him as a green broken Arab and a green 11 year old kid – It shouldn’t have worked, but it did. He has looked after me my whole riding life. He has won everything he could win. But I don’t love him for his skills – I love him for his heart. He has done everything I have asked of him; Been a therapy horse at an RDA; Taught beginners to do speed events while looking after them. When I first started Mounted Games I fell off him and was underneath him while he was galloping – A man came up to me afterwards and said “That horse must think a lot of you because he tried as hard as he could not to hurt you then”. I was bullied through school and have always had a hard time with learning/concentration. Wildey has taught me perseverance, resilience, loyalty, and the value of friendship. I truly believe that I owe a big part of who I am today to this incredible horse who has been such a big part of my life. Wildey will always be my heart horse, and I don’t think any other horse will be able to live up to the times I’ve had with him and his incredible soul.

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