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        04-18-2011, 11:38 PM
    So corinowalk, I must have missed the story. How did you come about owning him? I looked him up on equibase, he was raced ALOT.
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        04-19-2011, 12:04 AM
    I actually know most of his back story and am just missing the in between stuff.

    Froggy was born in Colorado and raised by his breeder/owner. He was raced (mostly unsuccessfully) until 2009. 53 starts, 5 firsts, 5 seconds, 9 thirds

    In March of 2007, a huge tornado hit the town where his owner/breeder lived. He and the race stock were moved to the track. From what the news stories say, they basically lived in RV's and raced their horses to survive.

    Holly tornado: total destruction - The Denver Post

    His last race was 8/9/2009 where he finished 7th as an 8 year old. He just never really had it. From talking briefly with his breeder through email, I know that he retired sound and from there.....

    It gets a little hazy....

    We know that somewhere between 8/9/2009 and 10/9/2010 he ended up in Pennsylvania with the Amish as a riding horse. In October, he was 'traded in' on a Belgium team for a whopping $50 off the purchase price. He was thin and beat up from the other horses. He is a chronic low man.

    The dealers wife kept him because she said he was too ugly to sell. They fed him up and once he was at weight, they rode him. He did trails excellent so they decided to sell him to a private seller instead of running him back through the auction. I saw him on craigslist when I was looking for a short, gaited, dead head horse that was as wide as barn and as slow as the kind of horse you put quarters in. Whoopsie! Froggy is 15.2 (a monster for me), he has the biggest, worst trot ever. While he is a very pliable horse, he is far from dead headed. If you want him to go, he is going to go. Oh...and I've now been through several saddles to fit his narrow frame....

    I have a good friend that believes that we were meant to be. I am coming around to that. I never thought I would have another horse of my very own. When Froggy came along, I overlooked things that I normally wouldn't and bought him on pure faith. I found a lovely barn that is so dirt cheap, I wont even tell anyone what I pay. We are a good team.


    Thanks for letting me tell his story. Both of us could have made turns off the path and ended up somewhere completely different...instead we ended up together.

    I don't think I posted this picture before but this is him with my husband and daughter. I am not sure why but it kinda chokes me up calling him a 'family horse'.

        04-19-2011, 10:15 AM
    Green Broke
    Awwww what a story he has!!! So glad he ended up with someone that loves and cares about him so dearly! That pic is adorable!!!
        05-06-2011, 10:15 PM
    Here are some updated Froggy pictures for his fans. The mud is actually building muscle...heaven knows it isn't because I have been riding much!

    I took him for a few walks to the couple places it isn't muddy so that we could lunge a bit. My back is boogered up so no riding for now.

    Ohhh Maaa'....I am just soo sure you want to work???

    Neener Neener Cows! I get to go graze!

    Iz Inda tall grass!

    I am not speaking to you. You wont let me graze. Keep saying "Trot"

    I said NO!

    Makin' me work...veins stickin out n' stuff.

    Callin for my Cows

    Biiiig Trot!

    Look at me! I am still racin'!

    Woman, it is time to GRAZE!!! (in the field he will share in just a few more days!)

    His neck is just awful. Mostly because he has it in the air at all times of movement. He is a character though!
        05-06-2011, 10:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Lookin GOOOOOOD!
        05-06-2011, 10:42 PM
    Green Broke
    Awww! Frogger is looking great!!!!

    How dare you torture him with so much pink!!! Lol.
        05-06-2011, 11:42 PM
    Oh Cori, he is lovely and looking great! So pleased you found each other! Now let him graze a minute :)
        05-07-2011, 01:11 AM
    Oooh. Isn't he looking fancy? Can he haz tall grass now? Haha.
        05-07-2011, 04:13 AM
    Lol awwww he is so cute. Love him, Cori.
        05-07-2011, 03:29 PM
    Frog Man! So cute!

    He is great.

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