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SionTheMonster 08-29-2011 01:48 PM

The lovely love of my life! ♥
This is a thread of photos for my amazing, oversized, snuggly, fluffy fur baby.

Oliver Sudden - "Ollie" - is my 14.1hh 2005 paint x Arabian gelding. He's playful, huggable, and really absolutely amazing to work with and just be around. We do a little bit of everything right now! We haven't shown much to date since he's still just a little greener than I'd like, but we've tried our hands at show jumping, hunters, dressage - and as of last weekend, even a little bit of cross country! I've been working with Olls since December 2009. For a year after that, I rode him in all my lessons, and part-leased him over the summer of 2010. Like any other team, we've had our crappy times, and there was one point where I almost gave up on him out of frustration with myself more than him. Thankfully, we worked through it, and on Christmas of 2010, he finally became mine. I love him to the sun and back again x 10, and I wouldn't trade him for the world. ♥
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As a reward for reading through all that, now you get to be assaulted with cuteness! Here I've posted a few of my favourite pictures of him. :)
Trying our hand at some cross country - and loving it!
Jumping 2'3 at a schooling show at the farm where we board.
Getting a BIG snuggle and a pat for a 3rd place ribbon out of almost 20 riders! He was pleased with himself, too. ;)
All of these are from some clips of working on the flat at home! :) Lately we've really been focusing on teaching him how to frame and developing his topline & strength. After being in lessons for awhile, he was too used to going around like a giraffe all the time! He's been doing wonderfully though, couldn't be happier with him!

That's an intro to my lovely love! More than likely, some more photos will come! :) Hope you enjoyed!

csimkunas6 08-29-2011 01:54 PM

Great pics!! Very handsome guy you have yourself there! Thanks for sharing :D

SionTheMonster 08-29-2011 01:57 PM

Thank you! He gets told that he's handsome very often, hehe. ;) It's good for his little pony ego!

ShutUpJoe 08-29-2011 02:03 PM

Very nice looking boy! Love his coloring.

MyLittleHunter 08-29-2011 03:18 PM

What a beautiful boy you have! And lovely pictures too. :-)

SionTheMonster 08-29-2011 04:38 PM

ShutUpJoe: Thank you! I do too. :) I'm a sucker for pretty paints. ♥

MyLittleHunter: Thank you! ^^ I'm pretty smitten with him, in case you couldn't tell lol.

SionTheMonster 08-29-2011 04:57 PM

A wee link to a video of his progress over the last little bit:

That's my channel as well, so if any of you are interested in looking through some of my other videos feel free! :)

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