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post #11 of 21 Old 02-21-2009, 08:56 AM
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Vida's good-
Nice smooth ride
Has get up and go
Stands for anything (mounting bath etc.)
I love her

Vida's cons-
Is a one person horse, not the one we'd put a green rider on as she is very quick. Her nickname is mosquito because she likes to buzz along.
Hates mud, wants to pick up speed when going through it (I hate it to).
She could be a bit taller maybe 15.1 she is 14.3

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-21-2009, 01:25 PM
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Danny is perfect. Maybe not in your eyes, but he is the perfect horse for me!

He's a hot little colt, but calm. He has a lot of go forward, but is not spooky. He'll look, but he's not afraid. He'll snort, but he is analyzing. He is responsive. He is gentle. He is not dead to the world. He doesn't freak out when I ask wrong or make a mistake. He has a masculine handsomeness(dare I say, 'rugged good looks with a dash of typical Saddlebred Arrogance' *sigh* why can't I find that in a guy?). He is a good mover. He likes me. And most importantly, he is mine.

Cons: He is just 17 months old(fixable, just wait. It won't seem long but I will "soon" be complaining that he's 17 years old). He is still a stallion(fixable, just wait. Get paid, call the vet.). He is not going to be my "top show horse" but he'll be a top something. His mother's next foal will be so much better than he is. Um, he can have an attitude(fixable, just wait and do a little work).

Like I said... Perfect...
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post #13 of 21 Old 03-23-2009, 04:22 PM
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Location: Jacksonville, NC
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My boy Dean. Almost 7 yr old OTTB.


Great ground manners.
Not food protective.
Will eat anything.
Cuddley puppy dog.
Eager to please.
Has a great horsenality.


Very hard keeper.
Nervous and spooky.
Weaver and head bobber.
Overcoming track injury.
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post #14 of 21 Old 03-23-2009, 06:51 PM
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Location: Watertown, MN
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Good- He's mine , alwasy nickers when he sees me, friendly, a real sweet if he likes you, suprisingly good w/ kids, curious, brave even when he's kinda scared (he usually moves towards the "scary thing" unless it jumps at him), pretty face, beautiful colors/markings, fast, he's quick on his feet, very responsive to seat/leg cues, soft mouth, really comfortable gaits, and he's pretty green for his age so I get to work with him

Bad - explosive if he feels trapped & gets scared, really nasty biter w/ other horses, gets herd bound easily, bird bones, little hooves, a little head shy, loves to get muddy, and he's pretty green for his age which can be hard

Good - I've had her forever & she taught me a lot about riding & put up with my stupid teenager antics, she's a fuzzy little bear in the winter, pretty bay color w/ high black stockings, pretty markings, she's very sweet if she likes you, great with the little ones (at least on a lead rope), very bombproof overall, and she's still got enough spice to be fun for a good walking trail ride (see below)

Bad - Standoffish when you come to catch her, difficult with back feet (I think its arthitis tho), lazy w/ inexperienced riders, and she trips very badly esp if you are not moving her forward, has actually fallen on top of me about 15 times. This has improved since I started trimming her hooves using NH methods (mustang roll, etc). I wish I would've known this when she was younger...

Overall they are my darlings and I love them way too much
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post #15 of 21 Old 03-23-2009, 09:42 PM
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good ; one clever little monkey, his cute little face, how he surprises me by being a brave boy when i expect him not to be , easy keep, his sturdyness.

bad point; doesnt mind throughing in a buck when hes excited, sometimes hes to clever for his own good , gets fat pretty easy. Wish he was just that little bit bigger, hes only 14.2hh.

good; his cute little droopy lip, his colour ( hes grey ...well sometimes ), his hooves are a good size and strong, loves cuddles and brushes. Love his size at 15.2hh. Pretty face.

bad point; hes a right sook when on his own, gets silly and bucks plenty when excited ( even tho hes 24yrs old ) , hard keeper in winter, flys seem to live off his blood , his little pink nose which he hates having sunscreen put on to for protecting it, lol. His malenoma lumps .
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post #16 of 21 Old 03-24-2009, 11:56 AM
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She's a great trail horse
She loves riding
I love her willing to try anything attitude
She's got an awesome metality
She doesn't spook easily
She's easy to catch/bridle/saddle

Sometimes she runs from me when I have her in the yard (she wants to stay out when I want to put her up)
She likes to buck
I have to keep shoes on her (she's got low soles)
She refuses to ride with anything except something with a shank

He's turning into a great trail horse
He loves riding
He loves hanging out with people
He's extremely people-oriented
His spooks are easily managed
He doesn't like my cousin and tries to throw him (haha!)

He's a dork and is still young and 'green' (I think he's more 'blue-green' now, though)
He doesn't quite get the 'stand still when I mount up' thing...
He has kicking issues when undersaddle around strange horses (he's getting better, though)

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post #17 of 21 Old 03-24-2009, 04:13 PM
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Good Points
-He's gorgeous.
-very gentle and mindful
-pretty mover
-lots of stamina
-nice bloodlines
-good jumper

Bad Points
-His quirkiness
-Spooks at the smallest things
-not especially charismatic
-doesn't have the greatest canter in the world
-can be moody and hard to control under saddle
-very girthy


Good Points
-He's beautiful <333
-very consistent
-nice mover
-always willing to try
-very brave and trusting
-easy to tack
-easy keeper
-trots right up to you when you call him, even if you have a halter instead of cookies >.<

Bad Points
-doesn't have the greatest ground manners.
-more "woah" than "go"
-pretty out of shape right now
-doesn't lunge real great
-doesn't respond to rein aids very well

No one's perfect. I wuff my boys. ^_^

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post #18 of 21 Old 03-24-2009, 04:17 PM
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His temper. Tho he is a coming 2 year old, he has never really acted like a baby. Not much seems to really phase him and he is just so huggable. He will spend his day hugging you if he can.

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post #19 of 21 Old 03-24-2009, 04:18 PM
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-Has the best sitting trot ever
-feisty when i ride him(i like feisty horses)
-VERY easy keeper
-AMAZINGLY comfy gallop
-he can to a puppy dog face
-wonderful on barrels

-A lil to hot
-charges at jumps
-always troting on the road wanting to run

-sooooooo sweet
-loves kisses
-loves hugs
-AMAZING when it comes to trials and road rides
-easy keeper

-wont canter in an inclosed area
-trot is horrid
-bucks in arenas alot
-fat;i can't seem to gewt the weight off

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post #20 of 21 Old 03-24-2009, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rosie9r View Post
My boy Dean. Almost 7 yr old OTTB.

What a cute face! He has this look like "you talkin about me mom?"

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France

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