goodbye Texas, hello Eddie! - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By EdmontonHorseGal
  • 1 Post By EdmontonHorseGal
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-10-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,034
• Horses: 1
goodbye Texas, hello Eddie!

well i didn't think this would happen so soon.........

i'm switching lease horses!

getting out to the barn where Texas is is just getting to be too much for me. Either i kill my knees riding my bike the 21 mile round trip or i have to grovel and beg for a ride from friends/family, either paying gas or buying a quick meal on the way for them....... which adds up after a while. Not what i envisioned when i signed the lease papers

so i went looking for a better situation.......... and found it!

going to be leasing a nice little horse named Eddie. he's pretty much the opposite of Texas, lol. Texas is big and tall and loud in colour (paint) and Eddie is compact, short (about 15.1 hands), and solid chestnut with just a tiny snippet of white on his forehead. he's had reining training but hasn't been ridden at all in 'a few months'.

best part is......... Eddie's owner is agreeable to move Eddie to a barn super close to where i live. so stoked! this means i can get out to the barn just about every night, and can bike there without hurting myself - no hills en route, yay!

I am sad to say goodbye to Texas, but when a situation isn't working the way you thought it would, you have to do what you have to do to change the situation to the better.

i'm excited for August 1st. will post photos of Eddie once the lease starts.
waresbear likes this.
EdmontonHorseGal is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 07-10-2013, 06:33 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 13,932
• Horses: 3
I want to see Eddie!!!
waresbear is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-10-2013, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,034
• Horses: 1
he's a cute lil ******, lol. i'd already taken to calling him 'baby' about 10 minutes after i met him last night.

and to ride him is so different from Texas!!! although i do enjoy riding Texas, the big lug is so heavy on the forehand, it's like riding the letter "U" around the arena sometimes, lol. soon as i got on Eddie for our test ride, even though he hadn't been ridden for a while, he rounded that rear end under himself nicely and went to work in frame and fairly nicely collected. his jog isn't nearly as smooth as Texas, but that's ok. Eddie does have a small 'behind the vertical' habit, but he was in a snaffle with quasi constant contact from me as opposed to the ported curb his owner says he was riding him in before his few months off. we'll figure it all out and learn from each other what works for both me and Eddie :)
EdmontonHorseGal is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-31-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,034
• Horses: 1
here's my new Eddie horse, doing his best lawn mower impersonation in the yard, lol. not the greatest picture, but i don't claim to be a great photographer at all.

i went out last night just to hang out, groom, and get to know him one on one for a bit. had a 2 minute gentle walk around the arena with just halter and bareback (unfortunately couldn't have a 'real' ride because the little monkey had lost a shoe sometime since monday night when i was there. grrr...... lol. don't worry folks, his hoof is fine, looks like the shoe basically fell off, no hoof damage), and he was so good, calm, listening very nicely It was our first ride since he came 'home' on saturday. i'd hand walked him around the arena twice before so it wasn't a brand new space for our first ride, and he has taken absolutely everything in stride, minus his 'talking' to his buddies as i'm collecting him from pasture, lol. his new best friend is a little pony who's not even 11 hands tall. so cute.

and a neat panoramic shot of the yard, tack shed, round pen, little 2 stall barn, etc. i love my 'second home' :) hope the photo didn't turn out too tiny for y'all to see it.

Roadyy likes this.
EdmontonHorseGal is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-31-2013, 02:14 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 4,370
• Horses: 4
Congrats. Sounds like a win win on horse and location.

I am Second
Born Once, Die Twice. Born Twice, Die Once.
Roadyy is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-31-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 1,034
• Horses: 1
it may sound sappy but i do catch myself from crying happy tears sometimes when i'm out there, when i remember times with my horse Boo i used to have there years ago.
EdmontonHorseGal is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A sad goodbye, and a goodbye for now. Golden Horse Horse Pictures 7 08-03-2012 04:42 PM
~ Eddie~ <3 Can He Star Horse Pictures 9 04-20-2012 08:10 PM
Eddie and elle Can He Star Horse Pictures 10 08-13-2011 04:49 AM
Eddie Ralston? Eliz Horse Training 2 09-03-2010 12:09 AM
Eddie and I! :) Endless Journey Girl Horse Pictures 4 11-03-2009 07:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome