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post #11 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 04:49 PM
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My first horse was a retrain project that my friend was working on when I went to work for her. She didn't particularly like him, but he and I got on great, so she "gave" him to me to work with. I took him back from the ground up and made him into a suitable lesson mount for kids. He was a bay 14.2hh Arab/NSH cross gelding. His owners decided, after they had given him to my friend and she gave him to me, that they wanted him back because they saw what an awesome horse we had turned him into after they ruined him.

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post #12 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 05:07 PM
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Given this thread was originally started by the OP in 2008... I wonder if she ever got her hands on a horse?
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post #13 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 06:18 PM
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Did you keep him or give him back?
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 06:21 PM
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I actually was not given a choice in the matter. I went out to feed one day and he was gone. I texted my friend asking where he was and she said "Oh, I thought you knew. His owners wanted him back so I dropped him off yesterday." That was four and a half years ago. I have not seen him since (his owners live two hours away and I do not know them).

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 06:42 PM
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My first horse who I am still with (and will never part with) was a lesson horse at my barn. He had a bad rooting problem and stepped on my feet so many times (I swear it was intentional!) He didn't like being a lesson horse, he likes to give his all for one person. He chose me. He put his nose to my forehead and kept it there, and I knew he was mine. And then one day, he was in a stall with a posterboard with my name on it :) we have a special bond, he really takes care of me. My falls have never been his fault. Packs me around at shows and does whatever I ask. He is my best buddy and he will always have a home with me
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post #16 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 09:20 PM
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I'm soooooooo sorry!!!!!!!
Your friend should have asked you first.
Did she not know where they lived?
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post #17 of 17 Old 06-12-2015, 11:03 PM
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My first was at age 15 and was a sorrel riding pony I paid a hundred bucks for. Extremely barn sour but I didn't care since I fell for her while we were pulling into the farm and I saw her running through the pasture and jump a creek. Rode the hair off that pony.
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