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post #1 of 8 Old 09-14-2010, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Talking My Trip to Visit Rocky!

I just returned from heading up north to my good friend's house to spend some time with my former horse/heart horse Rocky. He is a 12 year old grade trotting Rocky Mountain Horse, but is really a lot more like a little Quarter Horse TBH. We were always told he was pure rocky, but I wouldn't be shocked at all if I learned he was part Quarter.

(The following is more background on the situation, it can be skipped if wanted because I ramble )
I pretty much trained him completely on my own and we work extremely well together. I only really sold him because I was wanting to get more into English riding and he's just really not that kind of horse and because I felt that I look awkward on him (because I'm 5'7" and he's 13.3hh), but at this point since I'm going back to more Western riding I'm seriously considering buying him back if she'll sell him. I'm 18 and only 115lbs and have thinner frames in my genes (plus I'm vegan and it's pretty hard to gain too much weight when you're vegan ) so I'm nowhere near too heavy for him, it's more proportion that had been bothering me...but at this point I don't care very much. Plus my total beginner girlfriend who is only 5'1 and never been around horses in her life will be moving up here very shortly and I'm wanting to teach her to ride, and Rocky would also be totally perfect for that.

He's been teaching lessons to young kids up there, and really IMO he's much more of a finely-tuned working horse type because he's extremely intelligent and soft and I trained him more that way. He really does extremely well with experienced riders and is just so-so as a lesson horse. He's really much too smart to plod around an arena...he may be lazy, but he still gets bored! So I'm hoping to work something out with her. I just really had the time to stop and think...and I realized I think it was kind of dumb of me to part with him because I know it's a rare opportunity to find a horse that you work quite this perfectly with, even if he is just a little pony.

Anyway, so sorry for ranting but admittedly it's 4am here and I'm way too awake right now...yet tired at the same time...weird thing that happens to me a lot....and I get rambley

Now for the pictures! Most are from the end of a ride when I took off the saddle (because it hurt my butt haha because I grew out of it, I really need to get a new one soon) and we were just hanging out talking to my mom and she was photographing us, lol..I don't know why she didn't take any when we were actually in motion. I think she may have more on her clue what she has on there, though, and it might be more of the same, but I will see if I can get them tomorrow or soon.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-14-2010, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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PS it may be worth mentioning that my hair colour and his coat colour are almost identical
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Aww, no replies at all?
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 05:41 PM
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he is a gorgeous boy!!! :]

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! And he thanks you too! lol
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 05:55 PM
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What a neat story. If he is what you are looking for, why not! you raised the horse, you trained it just make sure he is still in good health. Make sure you don't let your heart steer you into buying him because you care so much about him. Your riding needs or discipline interest and your riding ability might have changed since you owned him so make sure that despite how much you love him, that you do get the type of horse you need.

Good luck with your horse search :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 06:02 PM
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what a cute pony!

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-15-2010, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! Yeah, I'm definitely trying to be careful...the good thing about this situation is that whether or not I end up buying him back she is willing for me to bring him back down here for the winter, so that will give me some good time to decide if this is what I want to do (if she ends up willing to part with him again, lol)
She's a very long time friend and the same person who I originally bought him from, so she knows all about my relationship with him and about my situation, so hopefully she'll be willing to work something out if I do decide I'd like to get him back, I think she just needs some time to think about it. Either way I'm sure everything will work out well in the end
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