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        04-23-2010, 05:13 AM
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    Long story short the land a friend of mine kept her horses on was sold out from underneath her. At her house she has room for one horse and I offered to take the second until she found a nice self care facility she wanted to board with.
    My friend has been a family friend since before I was born and when she got her horses I was 13. I've worked with the mare I took in today since she was about 4 off and on depending on school and what not. She's a good mare but has a very mare-ish streak to her. She's quick to get her butt in line if she's shown she won't get away with anything but she's a big tester of her riders, especially if any insecurity is show.

    Mocha is a 14.3 Paso Fino/Quarter horse. She's a little fat at the moment and stiff on the bit but she'll be working all that belly off in no time. She's stalled in the middle barn next to the barns ex race horse Bold Habit and she was busy squealing and flirting with him from the time she showed up until probably after I left at 8pm. So that's the third horse. I'll be covering board until September for her and working her back into shape. It's weird being on something "little". I rode Caleigh in the afternoon and Mocha after dinner and I felt really little.

    Second horse is Sissy. She's in my horse barn on this site. She's an a friend of mines 17.3-18 hand Percheron Mare. She's at my friends place out about 30 minutes from me. She's a rescue story of sorts, maybe I'll post the whole long story some other time, it's a loop around story with lots of secrets and yeah, it's long. I've been working with her for the past 3 years and she's come a long way. She's cantering now and listening to leg and rein commands without locking her neck and just standing ground like she used to. We've worked out most of her quirks and she's road safe although still a little nervous about the louder cars.
    She turns 11 or 12 this year and hopefully my friend, her husband and I will be taking the horses and mine to the Ren Fare this year if they have one in our area. She has one other Percheron and a Belgian she uses for the jousting and last year we took Sissy just so she could get used to some of the noise. She didn't do too bad.

    And of course I have Caleigh my Clydesdale, the only one of the three I actually own and I love her to death. She's doing great, collects the best she can at a canter and is an easy easy keeper. Not mare-ish at all and I've started putting other riders on her so she can get used to others on her back telling her what to do. She'll be 11 on the 27th.
         

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