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post #1 of 9 Old 07-31-2011, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Finally found out about my mare's past life.

I'm her 6th owner so she's changed few homes and what's even worse (to find out what was happening to her) 3 countries.

I found one of her owner on facebook (the name was written in my mare's passport) and contacted her. It was the right person and so I got some informations.

Candy is registered holsteiner mare, 14 years old, very willing to work, but nervous and can't bare changes. She has problems with bits, floating and trying few bits made it better, but not perfect. She was a showjuper, now a trail horse.

The prev. owner said she met Candy in some barn, when Cand was 5. She already had 2 foals till then, and didn't do anything. Girl saw her free jumping and was amazed. She bought her and then they trained her into showjumper. She described her as a perfect horse. She could go out on trails with her and there were no problems even when Cand was green and when they went to the first show it was like Candy was doing it forever. Calm, no problems. She had a best friend with whom she lived out 24/7, with possibility going in wherever they wanted.
But then the girl went to college. She kept her horses for some time, but she saw it doesn't work, so she decided to sell Candy. Friend suggested someone who knew a lot of horse people and they agreed he'll buy Candy and then sell her to someone proper and that the girl could keep contact with. But in time Candy was gone and she never found out who bought her. The man was a horse dealer.

Candy came to Slovenia and everyone described her as the most nervous horse in the world. She was shaking for every change done, spooking at every step and being crazy when ridden. I guess some terrible stuff happened to her when she was at horse dealer (one year there)-they probably overtrained her and who knnows what else.
Cand didn't get nice life here either. Improper for showing and she didn't get the lifestyle she deserved. Being locked in all day, out for only an hour-when she was ridden and on food that made her even more hyper. New owner stopped riding her in time, cause Cand was uncontrolable. They changed few barns and then Candy ended at cow farm, being locked in without any attention (not even farrier) for 6months until I bought her.

She's much calmer now, after 3,5 years of trail riding, living without much stuff going on. First year was very hard. A lot of crazyness...

She's not the calm horse. Her temper is changed a lot by what I can see through previous owner's e-mail.
I wonder if this could change in years and if she could be a horse that she once was.

I'll get a video of Candy's first show Really want to see how she was doing back then.


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post #2 of 9 Old 07-31-2011, 10:56 AM
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How exciting to finally know more - even if it's not the best history -- what luck for your sweet Candy that she is with you now.
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So glad she ended up with you after she had to go through all of that. It sounds like she is much happier with life now :)

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 12:39 AM
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Wow she reall has had alot of homes... but im sure she has a wonderful home with you now!
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 01:40 AM
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You are perfect for her. I am so glad that you found her. What a lucky girl to be with someone who cares for her!
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 03:42 AM
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Im sure she's happy she finally has an owner like you
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :)


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post #8 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 08:39 AM
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I lve FB for stuff like that! So glad you got some history on her! Enjoy who she is now, maybe she will settle into who she was?!
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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Sounds like she had a rough go of it, but is in a good place now.

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