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post #1071 of 1091 Old 02-25-2020, 04:02 PM
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Errrrgh! Stop him! What if he throws something else out! Dern horses, always looking for a way to hurt themselves, lol!

I have had Mouse and his mares treated a few times. Its cool! Wish I could afford to do it more!!

25 year old Mouse gets complimented on his good condition. <3

But the mares...OTTB mare has a hip issue, old racing injuries... but the worst is the anxious mare. She is a worrier, always tense. Not much of an eater, she is thin and only exercise will get her to eat more. She's had two visits and was out everywhere both times...the massage/chiro lady said she does it to herself. She is so tense, her muscles pull her out. :( She is a lovely soul, though, gentle and tries SO hard to please. She does spook, the little girls here are afraid to ride her, understandably. I am happy that she is light years better than when she got here three years ago. She now 'talks' to me, she never showed an opinion before.
Unlike OTTB mare, who never shuts up, lol. And its usually a complaint! *sigh...I love them all

Anxious mare was frightened of the massage, but by the end, was snoozing...
OTTB mare was highly offended and was getting mad...by the end, admitted it was ok (stood still finally, grump mare face)
Mouse is a smart boy, took only a few minutes to realize it was gooooood!

Would love to see pics of the kids with Zeus! What a good boy!
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post #1072 of 1091 Old 02-25-2020, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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HeiHei

(A couple weeks ago)

The woman had been sick, and so when the phone rang her intention was to ignore it and go back to sleep. When she saw the number though she decided to answer. The number belonged to her childhood friend, the cowboy who had taken Keno. He rarely called her anymore, although they maintained a friendship it had changed as they grew.

“I have a question for you,” he asked her quickly enough. “Would you be interested in Lil Paint’s colt? I would like to give him to you in return for the gelding you gave to us. He’s out of my stud, and he should be a really good colt.” The woman was taken aback. “I’d love to say yes, but first I would have to talk to my husband and maybe my dad too. I don’t know what they would think about that.” Her mind wandered. With Pete gone they now had the place for the addition of the colt, but what would everyone think?

Lil Paint was a character of the woman’s youth. As teenagers the woman and her friend were often together. Lil Paint was like she sounded, an exceptionally flashy little sorrel paint filly at the time. Her friend was starting the filly, and he brought her to have lessons with her father. Lil Paint bucked consistently every day. The woman, who was a girl at the time, would sit on her own mare and laugh as they threw dirt around the arena, Lil Paint squealing and the boy riding her pretty.

As the filly grew into a mare and the boy began also to grow, he showed the flashy young mare in a cowhorse competition. The mare had never seen town, and she set off into a runaway at the beginning of the class. The judge climbed the fence in shear panic and once the class was over the boy was teased relentlessly about the mess of a run. The mare continued to grow alongside the boy, and she proved herself to be loyal and as big hearted as horses came.

The boy married and had children of his own, and Lil Paint continued with him. The stud horse came along sometime after. He was a
fancy looking animal, with high socks and talent seeping from every move he made. He was over aggressive and possessed a sort of light personality, almost laughing and playing with the man who rode him.

The woman called her husband and told him what her friend proposed. “Take him if you’d like,” he responded with a touch of excitement. Her father surprised her with only happiness over the idea. “This is a horse with real potential!” The thought of the little colt called HeiHei and the way things worked out had the woman dancing around the house.

Her husband sat with her that night and explained that he would like to have the first two years with the colt. The woman hesitated only momentarily, and in her pause she realized what a gift he was offering to her. HeiHei would come and bring with him a new excitement. He would give the man a colt who needed worked alongside the woman with Cash and the girls with their horses. Eventually the woman would be again likely given a chance to play a game she loved, but she’d have a broke horse to begin teaching.

HeiHei would picture the start to a new chapter. The new season in the family was one of promise and excitement. The girls were now older and had changed much and continued to evolve. The couple were growing beside them in the way of adults.
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Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you? - Balaam’s Donkey
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post #1073 of 1091 Old 02-25-2020, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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@Dragoon I was so impressed. I see why you would do it more often.

I wish I’d taken more, but I did take a picture! If I could show how there were 10 people running around roping that dummy it would be more fun. Here is a pic of my oldest on Bones with the girl her age on Zeus. Also I’ll show you the bit I got and the one little girl got. I didn’t take a picture of husband’s end pile!
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post #1074 of 1091 Old 02-26-2020, 08:51 AM
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Whoa those sure are fancy! Is the bottom one sweet iron? I have a sweet iron snaffle, but its plain as dirt. Lol

looks like Zeus is wearing the top one in the pic, it looks good on him! Proud ponies! I think horses enjoy games, must be a nice change from going around and around the arena...

Welcome Heihei! And a warm connection to your past...what a priceless gift, he must love his mare!
What game is it in this colts future? Nosy minds want to know! ;)
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post #1075 of 1091 Old 02-26-2020, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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@Dragoon I actually haven’t put it on her headstall yet, it was just the way the filter went on that makes it look like that. He’s wearing a plow type snaffle that I really like in the picture. It is a sweet iron mouth; most every broken mouthpiece at my house or my parents’ is. I don’t mind the plain janes either ;), but I was a bit jealous of her trade. She jumped on that so fast no one got a chance. Lol

I think HeiHei will be able to complete in cowhorse competitions or cuttings, but only based on his breeding. It is possible he could come and be lazy and heavy, and I wouldn’t mind so much although he wouldn’t play those games. I imagine he will be a very hot horse, which will make me glad watching husband start him instead of myself. Lol.

It is a priceless gift. HeiHei is the first colt of Lil Paint. He loves that mare more than any he has ridden, and likely ever will. He is very proud of his stud too, so it is a cross he is excited to see developed. It is touching that he is giving me the colt. I think it touched all of us, and I feel more support with this colt than I have with any new horse. Usually a new horse is met with trepidation, and HeiHei has been simply excitement.

I doubt he will keep the name HeiHei here, but I actually like it. The girls like it too. My friend’s children called him HeiHei. They are small kids, and they like the movie Moana. I guess HeiHei is the intellectually challenged chicken, and they laugh like crazy when their parents say “Hey HeiHei!”
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post #1076 of 1091 Old 02-27-2020, 01:48 AM
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Great to hear about Heihei!
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post #1077 of 1091 Old 02-27-2020, 08:38 AM
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A new horse is met with trepidation ??

Why? I find this strange...wondering if my trio has shaped my thinking to be ' well any new horse could not be worse!'
I have the bucking tb, the spooking Arab-ish, and the volatile old gelding...the haflinger youngster was a welcome change. He was none of those...but quite stubborn and argumentative.

Heihei could not be worse than Bones...so bring him on!

I'm touched thinking Keno found someone who values him!
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I'm looking forward to hearing more about HeiHei and following his journey! What a great story...
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post #1079 of 1091 Old 02-27-2020, 09:02 AM
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How exciting. Can't wait for more pictures of the new guy.
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post #1080 of 1091 Old 02-27-2020, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you @gottatrot , @lb27312 , @egrogan ! I probably won’t have more pictures until he is delivered. My friend wants to get him halter broke before dropping him off.

@Dragoon I think we have seen lots of problems before, and how much work they take to overcome. A horse becomes a team worker to everyone, and so personality clashes are difficult on the job and the family.

Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you? - Balaam’s Donkey
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