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post #1 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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3 months with Boomer

Well Boomer has been here for just about 3 months now. We have both come a long way in trusting each other. He is one of the only horses I've had that wasn't registered but certainly continues to prove his worth.

I used to do a good deal of Team Penning and Sorting. Bobo was the perfect horse for that. He was a trained turn back horse who would get eye to eye with a cow. His problem was that he really didn't like the trails very much. He would go but only because I asked him to. Crossing water was always a chore and crossing bridges was almost as troublesome. He was simply never comfortable in the woods and because I was doing nothing but trail riding these past years, Bobo just was not going to work. It was a hard decision to make but I needed a horse that was happy on the trails and let Bo go to a home that could enjoy him for what he is.

Along comes Boomer. He is only 7 but has a great deal of trail experience and a calm attitude out in the woods. Nothing bothers him. He can ride out alone or in a group; he can separate from the group without any trouble; he crosses bridges and water (even new ones) like he's been doing it his whole life. I can throw a rope off him or have him pull a log out of the way on the trail. I would consider him beginner friendly and a very solid, trained horse if you know his buttons. The fact that he drives is just another plus.

He's not a touchy feely horse and his nick name is Mr. Moody. He doesn't care for attention in the morning while he eats or takes his nap in the barn. He has no trouble being groomed, clipped, bathed, or having his hoofs picked. He has great ground manors. I'm his second owner but I got him from a horse dealer that I know. His 1st owner bred his mare to get him and did nothing but large trail rides with him. He developed bad back problems and had to sell Boomer for a gaited horse. He did a great job with the boy.

He isn't registered but he is more of a joy to ride and be around then many of the registered horses I've owned.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 12:58 PM
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Ahh..wonderful story!

It's nice to see that people can appreciate more than a horses registration papers, there is so much more to a horse then their background.

Sorry to hear that you had to sell your other guy, I didn't know you ever had. It's hard letting a horse go to a new home even if you know that it is the right decision for both you and the horse! However I'm really glad that your found your true trail companion!
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 01:48 PM
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He sounds like a great horse and that you two are perfect for each other. To me nothing is better than a good dependable trail horse. I'm glad that you found Bobo a home where he can really be happy in his work. You did the right thing for all involved. Happy trails!
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 02:57 PM
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I was just thinking about you and Boomer and wondering how he's been working out. Sounds like he's the perfect fit for you and I'm so glad! Now, where are some pictures? ;)

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-07-2009, 05:51 PM
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Um Bill....This is unacceptable. No photos! You've had 3 months to take photos and we have nothing!

I'm really glad things are going so well and working out for you and Boomer!
I know what its like to have a horse that has his heart in something else.
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