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post #1 of 16 Old 08-31-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a new horse today!!!

I know I'm a little crazy...but isn't that the best way to be? I came across an opportunity I just couldn't pass up and now I've got a pretty little mare in my possession!

She's a 7 year old darker palomino off-the-range Mustang with a GORGEOUS long, insanely thick flaxen mane. She needs a lot of work, I have to admit. She's very touchy about her flank and hind legs, she kicks out a bit but out of defensiveness and definitely not being nasty or anything. She has a very sweet personality, just very, very green. She's going off to a great trainer for a month pretty much right away to get her started out- number one on the list would be working out those hind-end issues! But even then obviously I have quite a project ahead of me!
She's extremely mellow, though, carries her head low when ridden and doesn't offer to do much wrong at all...she just needs more miles, for sure, but more than anything just groundwork and such. She is naturally just very willing and honest and I could just see something in her that I just couldn't let walk away...and before you ask (when you see her) trust me, I didn't judge this on looks! It's only a nice bonus!

I'll add more pictures later but I have to hurry out now to take care of poor Kainne who is laid up with a leg injury, long story (please wish him a speedy recovery!):



No official name yet...still have to figure that one out!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-31-2010, 10:07 PM
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Congratulations!!! She's very pretty :)
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-31-2010, 10:09 PM
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Wow, she is gorgeous! What kinds of things do you plan to do with her?

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Very cute! Glad to hear she is in the right hands!
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-31-2010, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys! She's just going to be my little all around/trail horse to play with pretty much, I do a little bit of everything really..and she definitely seems like she'll be a great horse for that! She has the perfect trail horse personality, very good sense about her and everything.

Now that I have a bit more time, here are pictures from her ad:



My mom has more from today on her phone but I've got to wait for her to put them up on the computer. She's staying put for now and I'm not going to get to see her again until Tuesday but so excited! You can just see what a great girl she's going to be. I can't wait!
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woooow look at that mane!!! She is gorgeous! I have a soft spot for palos :] ... congrats on her!

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post #7 of 16 Old 08-31-2010, 11:55 PM
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She is a very pretty little girl. It isn't such an unusual thing for them to be touchy about their butts and back legs, that is one of the first places predators are likely to strike. Miles will help that tremendously. When I first started riding Dobe, I could reach back and tap him on the rump and he would kick out. After a few thousand miles, he stopped caring about stuff touching him there, she will too.

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Thanks a ton!!
Yeah, it definitely isn't too bad a deal, and I definitely don't blame her, I'd be worried about that area too if I were her!
She doesn't appear to have even a hint of a buck, bolt, or rear in her undersaddle, which would be much more concerning. I'm so excited for her to get out to the trainer and to get to work with her more and see her improve!


By the way, anyone have any thoughts about a name?
My thoughts so far:
Ivy
Soraya
Aurora
Leslie
Karma
Lark

I think at the moment I would lean towards Ivy the most, but I'm not certain...my mom didn't like Ivy haha I know that shouldn't matter that much...I probably won't pick anything for 100% sure before I see her again on Tuesday, but would like to have a pretty solid idea...so I can stop referring to her as "her" and "she" and evading a name
Her current name has been Carmelita...but..at the risk of sounding very silly...I just don't feel right having a horse with such a Spanish name, because I'm so white hahahaha..I know it's silly but I just feel awkward saying it.
But I'd prefer a different name anyway, even though I can definitely see how that name suits her..she's definitely got that caramel colour going on.
If anyone has any ideas that are more along the lines of my suggested names but related to that name, feel free to suggest!
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I like Soraya, simply because it's unique and I've never heard it before.

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I love the name Soraya too :) Unique but not foreign sounding. Very beautiful horse!

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