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post #1 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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My New Project..Names? :)

Ok, so I found this horse about 15 minutes away from me. He's supposed to be a really calm trail horse and kid's horse. He's a 7 yr old grade gelding, and about 14hh. The man that bought him said that he's had him for about 2 months and his grand kids rode him everywhere. The reason he's selling is because his grand kids moved really far away when their dad got a new job and he doesn't ride anymore due to his health conditions.
He's my new project horse. I'm planning on getting him healthier, in better shape, and putting some more miles on him. He also doesn't know how to neck rein, so that will be our first task. But he rides really well off of leg pressure and has a good "whoa". He'll be my go-to trail horse/using horse. I'm also planning on teaching my cousins how to ride on him. He's definitely not the prettiest or most handsome guy out there, but I usually don't judge a horse by the way he looks. It does help that I'm a sucker for a grey, though. ;)
Oh, and he doesn't have a name yet. So let me hear your ideas! Please no names with "Joe" in it..We've had several grey horses with the name "Joe" in them. lol
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 12:44 AM
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kinda reminds me of a horse I rode inn Hawaii years ago named Willy, stubborn little thing, I kicked and kicked but apparently he only had one speed, until the trail guide snapped a twig about the length of a crop of a tree, he sped right up after that, barely had to use it

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post #3 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 01:05 AM
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Casper, Willow, Cloud, Mist, Stormy?

It looks like the guy who had him could have given him a little more food. Also, his back looks more swayed than I would expect for a 7 year old (perhaps it's just being out of shape), how do you know his age? He sure sounds like a good boy though.

Good luck with him.

PS what is that black mark at his girth?
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, the man said that he can't afford feed anymore, which is another reason why he's selling. He does seem slightly swaybacked, but it doesn't seem to bother him. Apparently, his current owner was friends with the previous owner and kept up with this horse. I'm having his teeth checked out tomorrow, so I'll see what a professional has to say, just to be sure. :)

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post #5 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 01:49 AM
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When I saw his picture, Konah popped into my head. No rhyme or reason, mind you...

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post #6 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 02:09 AM
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Aarow :)

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post #7 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Casper, Willow, Cloud, Mist, Stormy?

It looks like the guy who had him could have given him a little more food. Also, his back looks more swayed than I would expect for a 7 year old (perhaps it's just being out of shape), how do you know his age? He sure sounds like a good boy though.

Good luck with him.

PS what is that black mark at his girth?
It's a sweat mark where the cinch was.

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post #8 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, you guys. :) He had his some hooks removed today, so I won't be able to ride for a while. But this gives us a chance to work on ground work, bond and get to know each other better. The dentist did say that he is about 7 years old, so that's good!
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I'll be posting some pictures of him as we make progress & he gets healthier!

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post #9 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 09:41 PM
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Keeno, Rambo, Rocky, Steele, Echo... Uhhh I am out of suggestions haha He is very pretty

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post #10 of 16 Old 09-11-2013, 09:51 PM
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I really like Steele! One of my old favourite movies (Second Chances) had an awesome grey in it and I think his name was Steele... Not sure, haven't seen it in years, but I like the name anyway!
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