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post #11 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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All of mine were sale barn horses. Sis and Jazz came along when we still had slaughter houses open in the US. I don't know where Jazz originated from she was a weanling when I got her. Sis came from a Ranch in TX. Justice was born on a Ranch in CO and ended up here as a weanling. I had told a friend of mine to keep an eye out for a registered paint foal and he seen him at the sale and got him for me. Misty I have no clue but what I do know is whomever owned her before was not kind or they never worked much with her she is incredibly headshy and tends to be aggressive if she feels cornered.
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post #12 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 10:29 PM
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Painter- bought from an auction by a person in our barn, then a month or so later we bought him. He's 8, but that's all I know about him

Ben- OTTB who was just too slow (although he did win one) He was bought by a professional rider, who I bought him from 6 months later. The professional rider/trainer is friends with my BO/trainer, so it works out great. The previous owner still rides him a few times a month to tain him (he's 4)
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post #13 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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I found Carolina on equine.com for $500. She was at a "bloodstock sales barn." She had been there 3 months while they fattened her up. Before that she had spent two years in a barren field. Prior to that she had been sold for $17,500. She had been competing Level 4 showjumping and dressage. Don't know where she was before that. I have no idea about her registration or old owners or her true name so the trail stops there.

Maggie I just got. I got her for free from Georgia through equine.com as well. So far all I know about her is that her last owner had her for six months, she got her from a farrier that traded his services to buy her from a show barn in Alpharetta, GA. Before that she had been imported from Ireland into a sporthorse farm in SC that doesn't exist anymore.
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post #14 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 11:47 PM
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Hmm well I don't own a horse but I can tell you what I know about my soon to be lease horse as told by his owners father. It's not very exciting but kinda cool. His owner Emily's uncle owned a farm and several horses and is the type of person who just has a way with horses and can just hop on a horse and ride them. He owned several horses and invited Emily to come to his farm and ride. Emily did that for quite a while and it was obvious that she had a passion for it. One day Emily's uncle called her dad and told him about this horse he had bought. He was around 3 at the time a little rough around the endges, unbroken and underweight but he saw something in him and just couldn't leave him. He brought Eddie home broke him and invited Emily out to ride. After that he told her that the horse was hers and she could either take him and move him somewhere else or he could keep him and she could ride him there. So Emily has had him ever since, they started out as an inexperienced rider and a green horse and 4 years later are doing awesome. Emily is going away to university and I am fortunate enough to be free leasing him from her until she returns!
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post #15 of 33 Old 08-11-2009, 11:58 PM
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The story of how I found Eddie is kinda cool though. I'd been considering part boarding a horse for a while. I knew I couldn't afford to pay for a lease and then board and everything else on top of that and didn't want to buy a horse since I'll be going away to college next year. I find it really frustrating taking my group lessons once a week and never being able to work on what my instructor tells me I need to improve because the only time I ride is during the lesson! So one night I was sitting at home and was really bored so I decided to search for horses for part board on a local horse classifieds website. I was scrolling through and found an add for a "Talented Large Pony for Free Lease" it seemed interesting so I took a look. I read through the description and looked at the picture and thought it sounded really good. I looked at the contact information and realized that his owner is actually a friend of mine I went to high school with! I quickly searched for her and added her on facebook haha! Sent her a message asking her if she had found someone to lease Eddie and to my surprise she hadn't yet. After a few chats with my parents and my instructor I was off to try him out, and now I'm going to be leasing him starting September.
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post #16 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 02:46 AM
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Dobe: I got him as a 3 year old. He had been captured off the prarie as a yearling (I think) then adopted by some people in a nearby town. They never handled him because they were afraid of him so he was a blank slate for me.

Koda: I got him as a 4 year old. He had been captured off the prarie as a weanling then adopted by a lady in a nearby town. She fiddled with him a bit then turned him out until he was 3. She sent him down to a trainer in south Texas then and the trainer was not even able to get a halter on him so he got sent home. He was turned out until I got him then he was turned out here until he was 5 when I broke him to ride.

Denny: Came from a woman in Keen TX who had raised him. One of her "cowboy" trainers had tried to break him and failed miserably. Every time the guy would make a move, Denny would jump, the guy would get scared, and beat Denny for reacting like that. They even broke one of his front teeth with a 2x4. When they did finally try to start riding him, he hurt one of the trainers bad enough to spend a couple days in the hospital. After that, he was shipped to my Dad to train. He had a rep for dealing with problem horses. Anyway, I fell in love and the rest is history.

Sis: Raised on a cutting horse ranch in Oklahoma. She was started on cattle and started bucking the riders off so she was put up for sale, brought her home for $800.

Flash: Raised in Taos, NM. Started at 18 months to be a show horse. Did some reining, WP, and roping. At 5 was diagnosed with Navicular by 3 different vets. Owner wanted to put him down but Dad was convinced that he could help him so owner gave him to my brother. When he got off the trailer, he was completely lame on both front feet (he had been shod with zero heel and a toe about 2 inches too long). So he was shod properly and given some time to heal. Within about 3 months, he was sound again and we started using him as a roping and ranch horse.

Flipper: Got him when he was about 15. He had been used on barrels, poles, and in parades and had some very serious behavioral issues. He would prance, and dance, and when he got hot and mad, he would throw himself down on top of the rider. I don't know much of anything else about his history.

Bessie: At one time, she had been part of a driving team but her mate had been killed by lightning a couple of years before. So the owner just turned her out in the pasture with a QH stud and left her. He never even caught her up for shots or hoof care, let alone basic grooming. He was fixing to ship her off to auction (and we all know what would have happened to a green broke 7 year old Belgian mare there) but Dad offered to take her. When she came off the trailer, she was about the size of a bloated bus and a couple of months later, she gave me Rafe.

Buck (RIP): He was born and raised on a breeding farm in Kansas. When they tried to start on his training at 3, he was more than the trainer could handle and he ended up nearly killing about 2 people. They had loaded him on a truck with a bunch of cattle that were headed to the slaughter house when my Dad saw him. He offered to take the horse and at first, the owner refused because he didn't want to be responsible when that horse hurt my Dad. Anyway, we ended up with him and after being used for many years as a roping horse, Buck found his true calling as a kid horse. He raised both my brother and I.

None of my others have a very interesting story.
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post #17 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 08:23 AM
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Got my Sundance at the auction for $60. Since he was a stud and acting up a little in the sale ring nobody else wanted him. He is 4 years old and the woman that had him was afraid of him. They were pretty rough with him, yanking on his bit and hitting him with a crop when they rode him. I had him cut a week after I got him. He is pretty green but we are making good progress.
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post #18 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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My last horse that I owned,Chili-Sauce.A QH/Arab chestnut mare was my one in a million horse...my very best friend.I bought her for $400 cash from an old horse trader.She was going to go for meat!Thank God I found her and I had 13 wonderful years with her.
Today,I train and rescue horses as a tribute to my Chili.
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post #19 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 04:26 PM
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My very first riding instructor gave me my first horse. She was a 27 year old Morab who had a lot of gymkhana miles on her. She was my baby. I had 5 good years with her before we had to put her to sleep. I still dearly miss her.

My second horse was purchased off a friend of mine who rescued her from an auction. She was a HaflingerXChariot pony, I owned her for 2 years, but I had to sell her when we moved. :( She has a very good home now, to a young girl who pony clubs. Juniper gets spoiled rotten!

Current horse: Dilly is a Dutch WB. My coach currently owns her, but I'm leasing her with the plan to buy in September. She is 8 and has been trained by a dressage professional. She's a pro who is going to help me learn the ropes.
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post #20 of 33 Old 08-12-2009, 04:46 PM
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Pistol (born in 1984) I bought as a half starved three year old from a jerk that I once dated (as a teenager - teens can be pretty naive). He was an abusive neglectful owner. He had bought him as a 2 year old from the breeder. His mother was supposedly a TB but I believe she was an arab or a QH. She was crazy and had actually attacked the women that owned her, she was sold to a couple that had her insured for a large sum of money... she was killed shortly there after by a stray arrow. His father was The Old Man. He is 25 now.

Black (he was around 16ish) came from a friend of mine that was going through some financial hardships, he rode the horse hard but took good care of him and loved him. He still checks on him every now and again. Black came from a TWH show barn in NC and I believe he suffered some type of abuse before coming to my old friend. He is 30 now.

Blue bought him from a couple not far from here that were inexperienced and using him as a breeding stallion at 3 years. They were planning to use him as a barrel horse and ended up making huge mistakes and almost ruining him. He is now terribly afraid of whips. He came from Kentucky where someone really put some time and effort into teaching him ground manners. That training was done correctly and has really stuck. He is 10 now.

Beautybought her from my trainer who picked her up at auction. She actually came from a really big breeder in MD. I saw a dreamhorse ad for a horse that had her listed as the mother so I e-mailed the owner who told me her original name was Sunny (her name was Beauty when I got her). That person had owned her and put a ton of money into training her as a western pleasure horse but she refused to show and actually turned out to be a really dirty girl... dumping trainers with ease. After about a year she proved that owner to be correct, she does not show... however she LOVES beginners and will pack them around all day long... just don't ask her to collect up and show...

Riley is Beauty's baby. I bred her to my trainers stallion and have had him since day one.

Sierra I traded my pony with my trainer. She came from a mule show in TN... that's all I really know...

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