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post #1 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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New Horse, not mine, I had nothing to do with this

I refused to encourage this. I didn't go get her, I didn't ride along, I didn't help her sneak it in like I did with Sally. I told her if she wanted her, she'd have to sit down, discuss her long time plan, show commitment to handling her, and be responsible for all bills, otherwise, with her papers, she will be sold, no questions asked.

Meet Little Sakem Dancer. Daughter went to someplace near Fayetteville Arkansas to get her. She's an unhandled three year old, and I'll be darned if she didn't get her home and discovered a swollen fetlock and a wound. *headdesk* (HOW did you MISS that?) When asked of the previous owner, it's said to be SINCE NOVEMBER - which tells me there's something in it and it isn't healing, but hey, fun. Not my horse. But no vet in the state of Oklahoma can look at her due to liability, until she can be haltered.

Dr. Hannah did eyeball it yesterday, has some concerns there is a foreign object in there, as I had thought myself, or possibly even a bone chip. She needs x-rayed, needs it opened up and cleaned out ASAP. She doesn't seem to be favoring it, she's not limping in any way.

So. Daughter, J, and our friend K, who Gina adores and takes such good care of, are now working on gentling her. It seems to be going well - she's like Trigger, a right brain extrovert and wants to be friendly, she's curious, but she's also flighty.

I am in a consultant position only with this horse. She's going to have to earn her trust first and foremost. I did warn her early on that if you go back far enough into her pedigree, there is a LOT of Hancock in her. There's also a lot of Doc Bar blood lines. I'm hoping the more sensible Doc Bar will help cancel out the notorious Hancock traits.

She has no barn name yet.

She did go from being terrified of people yesterday to eating out of Daughter's hand, but still too shy to permit touching her. Daughter is working on her again today by just standing around or sitting in a chair in the pen. I suggested she take her college books with her and read out loud. She's a curious horse, so anything to keep her wondering what you're up to, without being worried, is going to be helpful. Jealousy has been helpful... just standing nearby, ignoring her, and making a big deal out of Gina, on the other side of the pen, has really gotten her moving in close.


As I told my daughter: I don't question the horse. I question her commitment and her grit.
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post #2 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:32 AM
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Driftwood on top, Doc Bar on bottom can be a really nice cross. I'm trying really hard not to buy a yearling for sale bred similarly. Generally they are friendly and smart, and as long as you are fair and give them a job, they do fine. Not overtly broncy, but are the type to sometimes buck on a cool morning or after not being ridden all winter; not a big deal. I like your daughter's filly a lot. It shouldn't take her long to come around. I'd put her in a round pen and start working with her, and she should be able to be handled by the vet within a week, easily. Her leg is worrisome-- I hope it's simply fixed.
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post #3 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Also, she's going to have to have an actual TRAINER teach this one, IMO. And she's going to have to choose wisely. A horse this untrusting could be turned into a monster by the wrong trainer - be they too rough, or too permissive.

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post #4 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Driftwood on top, Doc Bar on bottom can be a really nice cross. I'm trying really hard not to buy a yearling for sale bred similarly. Generally they are friendly and smart, and as long as you are fair and give them a job, they do fine. Not overtly broncy, but are the type to sometimes buck on a cool morning or after not being ridden all winter; not a big deal. I like your daughter's filly a lot. It shouldn't take her long to come around. I'd put her in a round pen and start working with her, and she should be able to be handled by the vet within a week, easily. Her leg is worrisome-- I hope it's simply fixed.

Yeah. That leg bothers me. I think given her ease of movement, and that it's not gotten WORSE (But not better) that hopefully it is an easy fix, just something jabbed up in there. Gina did that once - got a locust thorn in her neck and for a while, it looked just like that, wouldn't heal. Abscessed, led to fever in the area - I had to lance it with a prolapse needle and squeeze it out. It was disgusting and stunk to high heaven, but the thorn came out on the last hard squeeze - right when we thought there couldn't be anything left in it.


Hopefully this is something similar.


Glad to hear the breeding is okay. I'm not a fan of her getting another horse so soon, I wanted proof of her desire to dig in and learn, and make a hand first. Husband took the opposite approach - the horse will be registered to our cattle company, if that's possible, and she will be sold summarily. I don't have time to care for another horse. Outback is coming around quickly, she'll knock me over for a butt scratching when a week and a half ago, I couldn't touch her.


But between her, AJ, and Trigger, I am full up.

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post #5 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:40 AM
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She is a nice enough looking filly - but I would skin my daughter alive if she brought home another horse when she had just recently brought one (plus half) home. You are a far nicer Mom than I!

Good luck with her and keep us posted on her injury.
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post #6 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:41 AM
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She is gorgeous, like oh my goodness. Honestly I can't blame your daughter one bit!! This should be fun - please keep us updated!

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post #7 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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She is a nice enough looking filly - but I would skin my daughter alive if she brought home another horse when she had just recently brought one (plus half) home. You are a far nicer Mom than I!

Good luck with her and keep us posted on her injury.

THIS is why I made her sit down and look her DAD in the eye and ask HIM for permission. I refused to even be in the HOUSE when she did it. She got NO support from me. I expected an absolute no. To my surprise...


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She is gorgeous, like oh my goodness. Honestly I can't blame your daughter one bit!! This should be fun - please keep us updated!

I hope she finds her grit. Because this little filly is going to take grit, she's going to take patience, she's going to take a gentle hand. She's not going to let anyone do anything with her until trust has been earned. She's not going to blindly grant it, like Oops or Gina has done. I HOPE daughter will learn this time. I mean truly learn from this filly.


The good news is, we've build up a better class of horsemen as friends since we first started down this path. My trailriding friend, T, has been a tremendous help - she's very familiar with horses that show the Hancock breeding - she rides one on barrels, has a 2 year old filly that came to her unhandled and untrusting.



I'm hoping this one continues to show an interest in what humans are doing. She keeps inching closer and closer on her own, a bit like that video of the Ninja cat - you look away, she's Over There... you look again out of the corner of your eye, she's a foot closer, but motionless. She's creeping in.

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post #8 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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Lord she's pretty though... I hope everything works out and that her leg ends up ok. Seems to be a common thread in dads; It used to be me and mom wanting to drag in animals all the time with dad raising heck about how we weren't going to have cats and dogs in the house, no hamsters, no small pets, etc... now mom's the sensible one and dad would probably let me bring anything in the world home (Not that I would, I have a very close eye on budget and what I can and can't afford for now.)

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She's a pretty girl. I just hope everything turns out okay with her leg...that doesn't sound good. But, congrats to her!! It is a huge responsibility, & I hope she knows it will be a lot of work, considering she's a filly! She will definitely learn a lot from her. :) It will teach her TONS of patience.

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post #10 of 34 Old 04-09-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just had my phone blow up with FB messenger alerts:

MOOMMMMMMMMM!

MOM! MOOOOOMMMMMM! OMG MOM!

Me: What?

THIS (see pic below).

She's on cloud 9. Filly has been shadowing her, and they're developing a little game, like I had with Trigger when he'd step closer to take a snack, then I'd step closer by one step and he'd step back one step. Kinda like a dance. Now we have it refined down to the Greeting Ritual. I told her she'll likely have to develop a greeting ritual with this filly as well and never fail to use it, just for consistency sake.

She just messaged me again: IM GONNA HAVE A HEART ATTACK...

She's just thrilled. I hope the rewards keep coming for her AND the filly. THIS is the kind of thing that makes it all worth it.

Also - my client in the lobby just farted hugely... and we have two wooden church pews as benches out there. Wow.


Update: She gave her two snacks, then walked away. Decided to end on a high note for now. She's going to mow the lawn and then resume this evening when I get home and can observe.
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