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post #11 of 24 Old 04-07-2010, 10:50 PM
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Mum, Dad and I moved to whetre we are now when I was 2 1/2 years old. The previous owners of the place no longer had the space to care for Pumpkin so we got him for free!

There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky
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post #12 of 24 Old 04-07-2010, 11:01 PM
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Well, my friend was getting her new horse from some people she met through us. She was going to pick him up so we came along. When we got there my horse Domino was there. I thought the lady had just gotten another horse, but it turns out he was all mine!
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post #13 of 24 Old 04-07-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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How cool!! The man who started Alberto-Culver (Sally Beauty Supplies and VO5 anyone?) owns this huge TB breeding farm and he's a friend of the family. I got a call from him one night and he offered to have me come stay at his barn and have my pick of a few of his horses! I stayed in his mansion with my trainer in Ocala, FL, and rode my horse and a few others. My boy was ugly and fuzzy, but we chose him! They shipped him to me and everything :) That's my Cinderella story! Now he's a cute little hunter and my best friend!!
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post #14 of 24 Old 04-07-2010, 11:17 PM
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A really nice older lady was getting out of horses and had a pony named Cody who was being leased by a riding stable. She went down to see him and never saw him really connect with anyone there, so she took him back to sell. She sent him to a lady in a neighboring town to see if she knew anyone he'd work well with. That lady had seen me ride and new I had pretty soft hands, patience til the cows came home, and a good amount of knowledge, so she called my parents. I wasn't even looking for another horse but my Dad put me in the truck and took me on a little adventure.. and I ended up riding him. I LOVED him. He was a handful, he was a little rude, he was cute as a button and I loved him. My dad asked the lady who had him (not his owner) about price and she told him and said she wasn't sure how flexible they were on the price.. but he was just too expensive for us at that point since we had just built a new house and facility for my horses. My dad promised we could look at other horses and I agreed cause I didn't have much choice but I had my little 13 year old heart stuck on Cody.
About a week later it was Mother's Day and my dad, mom, and my dad's best friend and his wife went out for brunch. My dad's friend Truman asked what we were up to for the rest of the day (I think he wanted to let his hunting dog run with our dog that day, they used to run loose on our property for hours and get exercise or something) and my dad said we had to go to the neighboring town. I think he expected me to ask why but we were always going there to shop or get grain and whatnot so I didn't. So he said he had to hook up the horse trailer to go there and I finally asked why.. And my dad said "well do you want to take Cody home or leave him there and never see him?!"

My dad has a way of making everything perfectly perfect.
That was 6 years ago and it's been sworn many times since that Cody will never, ever belong to anyone else. A lot of people say you only get one good horse in your lifetime, and I got my good horse.

Excuse the terrible picture from when I was 16

MIE - your story is super amazing <3
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post #15 of 24 Old 04-07-2010, 11:29 PM
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Beau- my trainer bought him as a summer project in May 2004. I was working at the barn at the time and was the one who ended up riding him after I fed and for lessons. He didn't even know how to turn when I got on him the first time. That September my parents bought him for me after a couple months of asking/hinting.

Daisy- same trainer gave her to me in June of 2009. We had built a barn and she asked what we were going to do for a companion for Beau. I said we'd probably get a goat until we buy another horse. My trainer had just had a baby and she says "I have too many horses, you can have Daisy if you want." So Daisy came home with us in July.

Cavalina- Daisy had a foal in May of 2009. A nice TB/Old sired by Coromino. Cavalina came with Daisy since she was only 2 months old when we moved the horses to our house. The plan was for her to be picked up by my trainer when it was time for her to be weaned, leaving me with just Beau and Daisy. Well, we saw how easy and correct Cav was and ended up buying her. My grandparents fronted me the money for her and we're paying them back. I'm pretty sure my trainer's plan worked on that one... send the baby, they'll like her and buy her eventually!!!

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post #16 of 24 Old 04-08-2010, 09:12 AM
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The first time I saw Blaze was when I first started dating my now fiance. Blaze was his moms "rescue". He hadnt been treated so well & didnt really like people rubbing on him & would startle very easy, but I fell in LOVE! He was the prettiest thing I had ever seen & for some reason when I was in the pasture with the other horses he wanted to be all over me. So it was kinda a bond from the start. My fiances ex (a trainer) & I started working with Blaze & realized that he had obviously learned all the things he needed to know earlier in life! 4 years later after spending much time building Blaze's trust he is my sweetheart<3 & my fiances mom told me to bring him "home"... so here we are today!

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post #17 of 24 Old 04-08-2010, 10:48 PM
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Fury-In march my throughbred gelding passed away and i had been looking for a horse to continue competing on. I was on craigslist just browing in the las vegas horses and saw and ad for a arabian mare. I wasn't looking for a mare but figured why not. She was free and the only reason she was being rehomed was because the old owners had left her at the boarding facility a year and a half ago and the facilities owner couldn't afford to keep paying for her. I went and rode her and instantly fell in love with her spunky personality. I'm hoping to get her here to Cali by the end of this month

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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post #18 of 24 Old 04-09-2010, 12:41 AM
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My parents bought him.

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post #19 of 24 Old 04-09-2010, 01:44 AM
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He's not mine anymore, but the here's how I got my old horse:
I was taking lessons on him, and half-leasing him from my coach. He was, however, for sale (though they weren't actively advertising him or anything). So one day, a lady put an offer on him. My mom heard about this, went to my coach and offered her more. It was a VERY rash decision and my dad was not very pleased with her! Haha.
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post #20 of 24 Old 04-10-2010, 11:03 AM
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I went with a family friend to a Welsh stud as she was looking at a stallion to put over one of her mares, espied this gorgeous, albeit out-of-work TB in a back paddock and just knew it was going to be when the woman who owned her casually mentioned she was for sale. :P
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