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post #11 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 01:40 PM
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good luck with your horse shopping today

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post #12 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 02:03 PM
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That's really great! I'm glad you had such a good time and that you seemed to run into the honest sellers. Just remember to try not to fall too in love with any one horse, I know it's hard but keep your mind open!

Are you going to go shopping again, go back and visit the horses you liked, or what? :)
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post #13 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, I know. I found myself head over heals with Remington. He was so adorable and followed me around. He was even calm enough (even with all these new people all of a sudden riding him and everything) that he did the leg thing horses do when they're happy and relaxed (lol does it even have a name?) and looking around, blinking.

Cinder, we're still shopping! The way we're doing it is still looking around, but the ones we like we'll visit two-three more times. Just to make sure we still like them on that visit, and haven't decided to cut it down. We try to keep at least two horses in our sights/possibilities. So the next time we go shopping (might be this week sometime, after school), we'll look at Remy (heh) again, and a few other ones before we go see him :) If we do decide on one horse, we'll ask my trainer and her grandfather to come out. Her grandfather also has a good eye. If both of them like the horse, vet check, and if the horse passes, bam! Ours.
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post #14 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 02:36 PM
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Wow, he sounds like a solid horse!

And good plan! Keep us updated!
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post #15 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 03:22 PM
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Sounds like a great start on your horse-shopping. Remington sounds like a gem. I'm partial to the name as that is my Arabian's name. He was the 2nd horse I looked at & he was in my barn that night! Gaited horses are cool & TWH's usually have hearts of gold. I'm hoping you check this guy out again.
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post #16 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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I think horses with the name Remington are just automatically sweethearts Even though he was huge and could have easily been mean with no one stopping him, he was so kind. The place only had him for a month, and since then they say he has improved quite a lot. He actually knows a bit of neck reining, too. I was definitely surprised and astonished. He was light to the leg cues so barely anything, and spun on a dime. They said while he isn't really a kind of jumper (I wish I had taken pictures, I couldn't see him as a jumper either), a good barrel horse he might be. I could for sure feel it. Spun so fast when I wanted him to, I swear I got velcro ;D The people admitted that if it wasn't for the fact of his fast walk (which is what frightened families and such who came to trail ride), they would keep him. I felt so bad for the two girls working there! Haha. They were already attached to him, and it was utterly adorable.

Oh, look at me. Psh! Over here, gushing over him! He was an attention-seeker so I'm sure he'd be happy if he could read lol.
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post #17 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 07:57 PM
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Walkers or any gaited horses for that matter generally do not make barrell horses, jumpers or reiners. They just are not put together that way. They do make great equitation and trail horses.
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post #18 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Really? He was turning such sharp corners...I hadn't even known that! Thanks. But is it mostly just an in-general thing? I wasn't speaking of competitions. I was mostly speaking of the fun-bonding type trottin' around the barrels (kind of what another friend of mine does with her horse; people said he wasn't made for barrel racing, and she didn't really want to for the speed -- mostly the fun.)
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post #19 of 20 Old 04-14-2012, 09:38 PM
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Just for fun is fine, they just aren't made to compete that way, But Walkers are great horses.
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-15-2012, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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That's pretty interesting fact. :P Never even thought of that. Though they only had him for a month, he rarely went on trails because of that fast walk (he also was one of those horses who wants to be in front, in the lead, and the first time they took him out there was a kid who wanted him and refused to relent, so they put the kid on him and with that walk, he scared the kid out of his pants. Oh, sigh!)
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