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post #11 of 15 Old 11-27-2013, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Castle Rock,Washington
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Yep, I have (:
His name was Eiger, and he always had this anxiety that made him loose weight. Everyone insisted he was vicious and mean, but I went in and brushed him every night and he was a saint! He never threatened to kick, bite, etc. He use to put his head in my arms all the time (:

Unfortunatley, seeing as he wasn't actually mine, he was sold. I haven't really had any other "connections", none like this. But I guess every one is different!
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-28-2013, 01:29 AM
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I have had this happen recently actually. My boyfriend just moved about 2 months ago and when he did we went to get his horses. I had never seen his horses before but he had told me there was one he was fixin to sell. While he was loading them up he hands me Dallas. Instantly I knew I wanted this horse. There was a vibe i caught coming off of her that i just fell in love with. Come to find out this is the one he wanted to sell. I begged and begged him til I was blue in the face not to see her and i succeeded. Granted Dallas has a few issues or he wouldn't have wanted to sell her. But the first time I got on her he told me she had never responded or listened to him like that before. And now he believes we will make a great team.
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-28-2013, 04:23 AM
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Location: Louisville, KY
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It happened to me. I was looking for a totally broke, bombproof gelding for trail riding. I hadn't been on a horse in 40 years, and wanted something that I had a good chance of riding without getting dumped all the time. Also, I hadnever liked palominos, but as I was looking at the ads, all of a sudden I had to have one. I kept being drawn to an adfor a two year old filly, which was exactly what I didn't want - my horse trainingdays were way behind me. Anyway, I went to see her, and the second our eyes met, I knew she was mine. I didn't ride her or see anyone else ride her, I didn' t have a vet check, nothing. She was delivered to my daughter's farm an hour and a half after I first saw her. I was lucky - she is perfect. She is calm, well behaved and willing. She is totally bombproof - we have had deer and turkeys jump out right infront of us and she does't even spook. I have a medical condition that makes me unstable, and I have fallen on her front feet while leading her,and all that happens is I bet nuzzled. She is a rock - I love her to death. I don't have much strength in my hands, and she actually lifts her feet and holds the up for me to clean. She stands quietly while I wrestle the saddle onto her back, and doesn't move when I sometimes struggle to mount. I know she is young and at some point I may fall off, but I have so much faith in her that I know she,d never dump me on purpose. I truly believe something led me to her.

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-28-2013, 10:56 AM
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Location: In the middle of NOWHERE! (seriously...)
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Just once. I've always been fortunate to have great horses that I love dearly. I trust my mare enough to ride her bareback and bridle-less -not to mention I've had her for nearly 9 years now and she was my first real horse. My mom's gelding and I click, but (again) he's my mom's horse. I rode him while she was pregnant, but now I'm back with my mare again (not that I mind -she's more like me than any of the other ones, which I guess could be a really good or really bad thing.. ). I used to ride my aunt's mare like a crazy woman and she was perfect for me. I look back now and can see that was because of the countless hours I spent on her back demanding her respect.

One summer I went to visit my dad and ended up working at a horse rescue for a family friend. They got an Appaloosa mare in that literally was the rankest horse I've EVER heard of. She crushed the hood of a car on her way in and then proceeded to kick and/or bite everyone who got within range. When she was in her stall, she'd weave back and forth until you let her out. Of course, she was the dominant mare so we had to be careful who we let her out with or else she'd come in the next day with an attitude the size of Mars. I intended to work with her and get her to the point where you at least didn't have to worry about moving her from her stall, to the pasture and back. The moment we saw each other, for lack of better words, we clicked. I'm talking the biting, kicking, everything stopped -well with me anyway. She still needed work though, so I started groundwork with her and got her very respectful on the ground. Just before I was going to ride her for the first time I was sent back home for school to start. I've never seen her again but I will never forget the way she'd stand there with her head in my arms or the way she'd follow me down the fence line. She had an outstanding work ethic and really just wanted to be the center of your attention. I've never met another horse like her and I doubt I ever will.

Strength lies within the heart but the strength to trust lies between the horse and his rider.
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-28-2013, 11:35 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kentucky
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The day my heart horse was born was that moment for me. Throughout my mare's pregnancy I talked to her pretty much every day. I was so nervous. This was my baby girl's first baby. I had seen MANY babies born, including my broodmare, but never had I felt like that.

When she had him, it took her a while to recoup. He was this tiny plain chestnut baby and he was up before her. As he was wobbling around, I scooted over to him. When I said "Hi, baby." He jerked his head towards me and he was mine. It was instant recognition. There was NO baby fear or uncertainty in him. Just immediate "I know you." He came to me, let me touch him, let me be with him. My mom was sitting right there and has been working with broodmare a longer than I have been alive. She had never seen anything like that.

He was truly the best horse I have ever met. He was only three when he died. Muh of my heart and soul died with him. We had so much fun in those three years. I miss him every day.
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