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        03-23-2007, 07:48 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    She looks really nice Kristy, I hope you get her. And I hope Cruiser is eating his supplements!
         
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        03-24-2007, 10:02 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    She's so pretty! I hope everything goes okay, does she have a name?
         
        03-24-2007, 11:10 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Thank you guys!!
    And Cruiser is still eating his meds. 8)
    FM - Her name is Rova Lana Not such'a good name. If I bought her, I'd probably change it. =)

    I go tomorrow to see her. I'm nervous and hope things works out. If they don't, I think that it wasn't meant to. Still, it would be nice if things worked out =)
         
        03-26-2007, 05:45 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    I now have a new horse!

    If feels weird saying I own two horses now. I still have to get the adoption papers signed so it will be legal. Once I have that done, she can come to my own barn.






    She is almost 4 years old and was broke under saddle about a year ago. She is an ex-racing standardbred who raced only a few times because she was too slow for the track. She is a true trotter and a gorgeous jumper. I will use her for eventing. Her trot is huge and very hard to sit. She has a nice swinging walk, tracks up well but I wasn't able to canter her under saddle - she hasn't learned this yet. She has tons of potential, great gaits and a HUGE personality. She is also an adoption. I'm only paying 500 for her =) She's 16 hands with another year to grow. She looks so much like my other horse in the face:

    It will be like having twin horses except one has socks.
         
        03-26-2007, 11:05 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    Awsome!! That's great! I'm glad you have a new horse now Have you decided on a new name yet? I'm glad Cruiser is doing okay! When do you think you will get to bring her home?
         
        03-31-2007, 01:01 AM
      #36
    Yearling
    FM- Nope, I haven't decided on a name yet. I think I'm going to have to get to know her more if that makes sense. And no! I haven't gotten her yet. It seems like the adoption agency is taking forevvvver to respond. They are doing everything according to schedule, I think I'm just impatient. She's coming from Decherd, TN. Have you heard of this? It's somewhat near Chattanooga. Also, do you know of any transportation services around our area? I'm trying to find a cheaper one that I can still trust.
         
        03-31-2007, 01:05 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    I don't think I've ever heard of that before, it doesn't sound familiar, which side of chattanooga?....As for the hauler, I'll ask my mom as soon as she get's off the phone. We've used one a few times and they were very good, I don't remember the name or price, but I'll ask Ack! I know how that feels! I'd want my horse home now!
         
        03-31-2007, 06:43 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    Oh, please do! That would be very helpful. I'm actually not sure what side of Chattanooga .. sorry.

    --

    Today has been perfect thus far. I got my new field boots yesterday by mail.. They fit perfectly. I got them on clearance and they only had my size left. Meant to be! I'm only concerned about the way the leather looks on one section. They're Devon Aire, a good brand, so I trust they'll be okay.
    I went and rode Cruiser today as well. I decided to break in my boots a bit. I was SO pleased, he's made a HUGE turn around. I can tell he's feeling better. He was able to collect again, something he's been too sore to do in months. When I turned him out he squealed a bit and galloped off. Too cute. My boots also helped my leg position. I have finally found the right stirrup length and have determined my saddle really isn't too small - saving me a LOT of money. When I rode my legs were in much better position and under my body. I read some exercises about finding the balance in your seat and it helped tremendously. My sitting trot was much better because of it. Things just seemed to click. I think I have felt so down about Cruiser's lameness that when he feels better we both dramatically improve.
         
        03-31-2007, 09:43 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    That's soooo good!! I'm glad that he's feeling better, and I'm glad you do too I asked my parents about the hauler's and they said that they found them on a website and have used several different one's, though they can't remember the name's. My mom said just pick one with a price range that you can afford if you can find one. They'll take as good of care as your horse as they possibly can, she hasn't seen a bad hauler yet, and we have used a couple She said that since you only get to see them for a few minutes, it's hard to really trust them since you don't know them, but they'll take care of your horse.
    We're thinking about maybe me swapping Gypsy for their horse Dancer, mom can't ride Dancer, she's too high strung and spooks pretty easily and doesn't like to ride alone and my mom is a very new rider and isn't confident or really comfortable on a horse. Then they can find a horse for my dad to ride and we can trail ride My mom is VERY knowlageable, and know's a TON about horses, she just hasn't ridden.
         
        04-05-2007, 01:35 AM
      #40
    Yearling
    Cruiser was lame again recently. BUT, I went out today & he had dramatically improved. I'm thinking a stone bruise, nothing big. *fingers crossed*

    I have been having such a hard time with the adoption agency. They are SO strict. They have denied two nice barns already - one because of fencing, the other because there wasn't 2 acres of land per horse. I told my current barn owner that the adoption agency didn't approve her place. I said that I would have to board somewhere else and take Cruiser with me. I thought about even retiring Cruiser for a bit. The owner became pretty upset because the kids and her love Cruiser so much. She has offered to re-do the entire fencing. I couldn't believe it. I was so flattered and grateful. If she does and the agency approves, I'll be able to stay at my original barn. I don't want to switch barns, but I also don't want to have my horses at different barns. Man I hope the agency approves. On top of this, I think I have found someone I know that can haul Lanie to my barn. I'm not sure, I'll have to see how much she charges, but I'll feel more comfortable knowing who the person is driving. I believe you FM, it just makes me so nervous hauling a young racehorse several hours. Plus the girl that would haul needs extra cash so I'd feel better about helping her out.

    I'm going to go see a new barn tomorrow just in case the adoption agency doesn't approve the idea of re-fencing my current barn. It sounds like a nice place but it's more expensive and even they may not have enough land.

    All in all it's quite stressful, but it will work out somehow.
         

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