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post #11 of 33 Old 09-04-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I would love to hear your stories! You should start a thread, I am totally into the Supernatural. My Hubby and I actually want to start our own paranormal investigative group someday. I have some stories to share too :)

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I'm sure she cared then, but probably it was the stereo-typical little-girl-loves-horses-grows-out-of-it thing. And that's not meant to demean her. It's very common, very normal and to be expected.
I understand totally. I rode with many girls just like that in Pony Club for years. The Kids whos' Parents bought them everything, from the horse, to tack and trailers and all you can think of - and now, not one of those girls ride. I surpassed them in levels in Pony Club and am still riding - while the rest have nothing to do with horses.

Pretty sad actually, but now that I've seen Nelson's side of the story, it is heart breaking.

Not only heart breaking to know what Nelson has gone through, but to think of alllll those other horses out there, who are going through this. Have gone through this and continue to go through this.

How sad.

Not just horses, think of all those dogs and cats that deal with this same story as well.

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MIEeventer, Nelson will come around, it took a long time for him to get where he was when you got him and it will take a long time for him to get back to where he wants to be.
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At any rate, allow yourself more time with him. Some animals take longer to come around than others.
I try everyday to show him how much I love him. Even if we pop over a little 2'0" log out on the trail, I pat his neck with a big smile and tell him that he's my super hero.

I spent allot of time with him yesterday after work. We went for a ride, and I talked to him the whole way. I told him that I don't care if we go Prelim, or if we go Advanced - I don't care. I just want to do whatever it is, with him.

I told him we could do Dressage, or trail ride, or Fox Hunt for the rest of our lives, I don't care, so long as it is with him.

I see a picture of him that hangs on my wall *ok I have allot of pictures of him* and I beam inside and a big smile creaps across my face - that is how I react when I see him. I just love that horse so much.

He has a new girlfriend. He absolutely loves this girl very much and wont leave her side. Wherever she is, he is. Wherever he is, she is.

I have NEVER seen Nelson bond with another horse like he has with this girl. And this girl's owner told me that she has never seen her bond with another horse like this.

I was told by Angel's owner, that I've obtained a new horse. She said that if I were to seperate the two, it would be total devistation for both of them. This mare has been abused drastically and when she was found, she was beyond skin and bone, bald patches over her body, long hooves and wouldn't let anyone touch her.

She barely lets anyone get near her, maybe if they have a cookie, she'll be beyond an arm's length away and will stretch her neck out and her lips, to get the cookie - but if you make any sudden moves, she'll take off - and Nelson will follow suit. Frustrating when you want to catch your horse...

So - here are the two love birds:



I've obtained a new pony :) lol. Angel is officially mine now....yay....a wild pony......

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post #12 of 33 Old 09-05-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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So I went and saw Nelson last night, as I do everyday - to give him a grooming, do his stretches and take care of his feet.

As soon as I showed up, he was at his round bale with his girlfriend. He looked at me and went back to eating. I walked into the barn to grab his halter and leadrope and a pocketfull of horse cookies, and when I walked out - he was at the gate already.

I smiled and said "Hi Boo!" and walked up to the gate. The moment I opened it to walk in to halter him, he stuck his head into my right arm's pocket where my armpit is and held it there.

I don't know what he was saying or trying to express, but I hugged him and gave him lots of kisses.

We spent 2 hours together spending our time together. And he didn't even flip out without his girlfriend being near him.

It was nice :)

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Awww... that's nice to hear.
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post #14 of 33 Old 09-05-2009, 05:31 PM
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Awwww that's so sweet! His story is so sad i wouldn't be able to just get on a plane and go off to college without saying goodbye!
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It is very sad isn't it! Can you imagine what was going through Boo's head when "the girl" was there every single day for years to be with him. And one day she doesn't show up when he was waiting for her in his stall?

All the other horses were getting attention, while he stood in his stall waiting for her, day after day after day.

I just tear up thinking about it.

Can you imagine dogs and cats at shelters and pounds going through the same thing day after day? "Are these people going to take me home?"

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Awwwww, now your making me tear up!

I know thats why we always get our dogs from shelters!

Poor Nelson, I couldn't imagine what it was like for him to see al the other horses getting attention! You just keep trying he'll come around eventually!

So the animal communicator got everything right about Nelsons past??
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Yes, she was pretty dead on. Surprisingly so. She even knew things between Nelson and I that I share with no one.

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Aww, his story is so sad. I never wanna do that to a horse. The only reason I'd sell a horse would be if I couldn't keep it cause of financial difficulties. Sadly, I had to donate my puppy to the RSPCA. We were moving and he just couldn't stay with us. I told him, so many times about the situationa and I think he understood. But luckily, 2 people from the pound, I ride with and 1 of the girls adopted him. So he was a very lucky puppy, who I still get to see.
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I am glad your puppy found a good and loving home, not all are that fortunate.

I'll be spending most of the day with Boo and my friends today, we're going on a hack together. I'm interested to see how Nelson is when I take him away from his Girl Friend.

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Pour Nelson. :'{ Hope he comes around eventually.

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