For the last year I've had my guy on stall board. Which he and I both hate. So I am in the process of looking around for pasture board. I text my vet a few days ago, and she gave me a guy's number in the town she lives in (30 mins from me). I called, then went to see the place today. Super sweet old school cowboy and his wife; talked forever to them and they asked about my horse. I showed them a picture and his jaw dropped.
The man has trained horses his whole life, and he said he knew my horse from the day he was born till he was sold around 3-4yo. He was sold for $3000 and I bought him 5 years ago for $1200. He said I got a steal He told me how Hunter was orphaned (dam died) and grew up in a house until he was too big to do so comfortably. He confirmed what the girl I bought him from said about him being closer to 20, although he thinks he could be even younger I really doubt that's true just given his arthritis and such, and the man is in his 60s and may have lost a few years.. But he swears up and down he's not 25 like my dentist thinks he is.
But he and his wife are going to try to find me some pictures and more information on him! They seemed super excited at the thought of Hunter going back to the place he used to live, and I really got a good feeling about the place and the people despite not knowing anyone there and it being 35 mins from home and the fact that it's really not all that "pretty" of a place.
Still, I love that I met them and that I got a good vibe from the place!