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    05-23-2013, 04:47 PM
A few months went by and I had been working with one of the event horses at the barn. He was a stallion and we called him Satisfaction aka Hundred Percent Satisfaction. Lisa has raised him from a foal and I started riding him as soon as he was broke. I had a connection with the horse which had been real obvious to everyone at the barn, I spent time with him every day even if it was just brushing him or even just sitting there with him. Daddy would have bought him for me if Lisa would have ever offered to sell. I don’t blame her though because he brought in lots of money on with his breeding fees. But maybe just maybe one day she would sell him and I would be the first to make a offer.
It was a Saturday and after a long week of working hard I and my dad were headed to the barn to have a lesson. The drive there took forever; it also gave me time to think about all the horses we would be going to look at in the next week. I was going to use Satisfaction for cross country no matter what until I found my own. Lisa never cared as long as I was putting time into him. But when we got there Sati was not out in his normal pen, so I got a little worried. As soon as the car was almost to a stop I hopped out and rushed into the barn, there he was standing there with a giant bow wrapped around his neck, he was mine all mine.
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    03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
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    03-25-2014, 01:00 PM
It had been a few weeks since I walked into the barn and saw the stallion standing there waiting for me to come claim his as mine. Daddy bought him for my cross country horse and now we were on the hunt for two more horses to complete my eventing team. But in the mean time I was training daily with Sati and Lisa. We usually worked on one of the cross country courses she had on her property, if not that we were in the arena doing little things that would help us out on the course. Of course we had a day off here and there, and those were the days dad and I went looking for other horses.

It was the first Saturdays in May when we went to a competition in Lexington which is only a few hours from our house. We loaded up that morning with the intentions of just going there to compete in cross country and that was it, but that was not the case we would later find out. Once we got to the grounds I unloaded Satisfaction, tied him up and started preparing him. Once he was all handsome and ready too go I went into the trailer and got myself ready. When I was done I headed out to my big boy and got on, of course he was acting perfect like usual. He never gave me any troubles, he just listened to everything I asked him to do and that was it not challenging. Lisa gave me our little pep talk before she sent me off to go watch the show jumpers finish up, while I was watching I saw this big bay throwing a fit for his rider. I knew the girl who was riding him her name was Alex, and she always did a great job but this time she could not get him to listen. Assuming it was a new horse I thought I would stay and watch before I started warmups. I was shocked to see how much trouble she was having, and wondering why he was giving her so much trouble. Finally after a few minutes of rearing up and throwing a fit they started over the jumps, and boy could he fly even though she was struggling to control him he just kept on doing what he new best. Of course they looked really sloppy out there but he knew what he was doing, I stared and decided I would go over and look at him later on with Lisa maybe they would sell him since she obviously wasn't placing with him.

Sati and I headed over to the starting line it was our turn to take the course on. Sati drew eyes as we walked by he was gorgeous with his chestnut coat and long legs. He was my pride and joy and I loved showing off with him. Anyways once we got to the start the we stood there for a minute and talked to him before we took off in a gallop for the first or the eighteen jumps.
    03-25-2014, 04:15 PM
By the time we reached the tenth jump they were doing okay, I had made a few mistakes here and there that caused us to lose some time but I was hoping to make up for it on the last stretch the the finish line. Sati seemed to be off today he was finishing his jumps off like he usually did, it was almost sloppy and for some reason I could not figure it out. I kept going not seeing any signs of pain or any injury. We flew over the last jump and pushed hard for the finish line, I urged him to make bigger and faster strides and that is exactly what he did. Once across they announced that we had came in first! A big smile broke across my face as I leaned down on his neck to praise him, and then my dad and Lisa came rushing over to congratulate us. I was extremely please with the results considering it was not the best run we have ever had. I hopped down and walked to the arena where they gave us our prizes, I got a new stable sheet, a trophy and a nice check. Once we got done with pictures I led Satisfaction over to the trailer and told Lisa about the big bay gelding I saw and asked if she would come with me to look at him. She was hesitant because she saw how he had been throwing a fit earlier. But she came over anyways.

I led the way to Alex's trailer and called her name out when we got closer, she greeted me with a big hug. I was talking for awhile before I decided to ask about the gelding. "So Alex what's the story on your bay?" I said with a lot of curiosity in my voice, while Lisa looked at him from afar. Alex looked at me with a embarrassed expression "well Maddy he is a six year old we had imported from Germany, and he is a great horse and honestly can fly over anything you ask him to. Problem is, is that him and I just me don't connect and I can't get him to work with me, so he is for sale to the right rider if they can control him" she finishes with a smile. I looked over at Lisa and back at Alex, "could I try him out since the arena is right there?" I ask without even considering Lisa's opinion, after all it is my decision. Alex's looks over at him and back at me, "go ahead give him a try" she says kinda mad as if she is jealous. I walk over to where her groom his holding him and take the reins. Right away I can see he has an lot of attitude and energy but it is obvious he can fly, after all he is a Germany import. Lisa walks over and my dad trailing behind. I get a boost up from the groom before securing my helmet on my head. I gather the reins and give him a little squeeze and we are headed towards the arena, his energy is unbelievable, a few feet from the arena gate he starts to prance and I gather the reins a little tighter and ask for a walk, it takes him a minute but he settles to a walk again. Once I lead him into the arena filled with fluffy soft sand, Lisa shuts the gate then stands back to watch.

I ask for a trot and he hops right into it, with a lot of interest. We get half way around the arena before I urge him into a slow canter and head for the first jump. I can feel his excitement, and see how much he loves to jump. I start counting my strides into the first jump then we are off, he picks his front feet off the ground like it is nothing he makes it seem easy like he isn't trying at all. Then I feel his back legs come up and we are flying, like honestly flying. He had no troubles getting over that fence. Topping everything off his landing, was extremely soft. His front hooves hit first moving the sand from under his feet, following with his back. Once finished I was headed for the second jump barely able to contain my smile, I got a quick glance at Lisa and she has the same expression. I knew I was going to be bringing him home today.
    03-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Once I got done with all the jumps I just rode him around the arena jus to get a feel for him, every now and then he would throw his head hop a little but I worked it out of him. I only spent twenty minutes riding this bay and never even figured out his name, but I did figure out that he had a lot of potential if I put the time into him. I was satisfied with him so I trotted over to Alex, Lisa, and my dad with a smile. Lisa looked up at me "so do you think he is the one? Obviously you will need to do some work with him but he is still young and has a great start". I didn't even say anything I just smiled and she knew He was coming home with us. "So Alex what is his name, and how much does my dad need to write the check for?" With a few minutes of hesitation and a horribly jealous look on her face she said "this Million Dollar Ace aka Ace, and if you really want him $80,000" she looked over at my dad then back at me " That isn't even close to what he is worth but he obviously will get along with Mads so he is all yours if you can pay the price". Daddy took out the check book wrote the check out and handed it over to her, "well I wish you the best of luck with him Mads" Alex says before she walked away. I hopped down and gave my dad a huge hug and thanked him. Then we all headed over to the trailer and took care of Sati and Ace before loading them up and heading home.

We pulled into the barn around five and got the boys inside. I gave Satisfaction his grain and brushed him out before putting his BOT blanket on and his hock boots. Then gave him his treat and gave him a hug then shut the stall door and headed for the cross ties where Ace was waiting patiently for me to come take care of him, I guess patient was not the word, but for him it was. He made me laugh he stood there trying to bite the ties, and suddenly stopped when he realized I was right there watching. This feeling I had was great, I had so much hope for Ace and knew he would be great in time. He was a built Dutch Warmblood and gelding, I was told he was gelded because as a stud he was way to high strung, but he still is. Being imported from Germany I knew he had great bloodlines but I was not aware at first how great they actually were. I got him all brushed out and got my stable sheet and through it on him before putting him in his new stall and giving him a little bit of grain. One last hug before I shut the door and headed out to the truck to go home, excited to come back tomorrow and work Ace.
    03-26-2014, 01:21 PM
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    03-26-2014, 03:42 PM
The next morning we were jumping before the the morning fog lifted, the ground was still a little damp from all the dew but it would bother us. Walking into the arena the sand wasn't fluffy, it was slightly damp and sticky. Every step Ace took behind me left an indent in the sand, every breath he took you saw his breath float out of his nose and Cary up into the air. I placed my helmet on my head and brought the straps down under my chin and buckled it on before walking over to the mounting block and climbing amount my new friend. This was the beginning of a friendship that I would never be able to explain in words. I slipped my gloves on pulling the Velcro strap tighter before grabbing, the black leather reins and gathering them up, then squeezing with my heels to go forward. He must have been half asleep because he launched forward, but quickly brought himself to his senses and calmed down to a walk. Once we picked up a trot he tossed his head a little bit snorting every now and then, but I got him under control tucking his head up very nicely and broke into a gallop real nicely. One more circle before heading towards the first jump, I figured take them slow today since we couldn't see all the jumps with the fog being so thick. We began approaching the first jump, that's when he thought throwing a little buck in would be nice so he knocked the top rail. I gathered the reins tighter and continued for the next jump, slowing his approach a little more he took off and landed without a problem. It was crazy how soft he landed each and every time if he took off right the landing was extremely soft. He always picked up the right lead and continued on with the course never missing a beat, this horse was a natural at this. After we were done with our ride the fog had started to rise, and you could hear the birds coming out. Looking down there wasn't just our trail of indents anymore they had covered the entire arena, some deeper then others. I stayed on and walked over towards the gate without getting off I leaned to the side and unhooked the latch and walked out into the gravel driveway. With each step came a short quick breath you could tell Ace was tired. I rode him all the way to the barn door before sliding off, I slipped the reins over his neck and led him to the cross ties. I slid saddle off his back along with his saddle pad carrying it all to the tack room and onto the saddle rack I hung his bridle on his hook. When I walked back out there he had fallen asleep and was startled by the brush I had ran over his back. Unhooking the ties I lead him outside to his paddock for the day. Once I let go of his halter he ran to the end of the pen and back again by the time I shut the gait. He seemed to be content so I headed back to take care of Sati. That's when I started to think about how he seemed off yesterday and maybe we should have a vet evaluate him for any possible injuries.
    03-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Wow! I really like it!! I'm a writer like you. I write horse books, children's books, poems, and short stories.

I've just written one about an Autistic girl named Katie Archer and how she seeks refuge at her Aunt's ranch. She becomes more involved with people until a terrible tragedy happens that makes her hide back into her "world".
I'm going to be posting it soon and I re-edit it. Hope you can read it!!

Again, I really like your story.
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