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post #371 of 754 Old 10-21-2018, 10:58 AM
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Wow, two, he is going to be so tall! You can see it already in how much taller his rear end is than his withers at the moment. He may become your chief meteorologist and weather forecaster, as well as a useful working horse and new four-legged friend!

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Iím afraid that will be true @SueC . My father just stopped in to see him and had to mouth him as well. Shocked at the baby teeth left. ďHe had to be fed good somewhere to look like this!Ē Lol

Looking at him closer seems to me heís been pretty sored up a couple times at least. I imagine their tack isnít the best quality and it wouldnít fit a beast like him in any case. He might be a bit cinchy because of it... hopefully I will see today!
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post #373 of 754 Old 10-21-2018, 11:20 AM
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Have fun! More photos please, and a smooch to Bones from me for speedy healing. I'm entering sleepyland...

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Cash

They called him Cash at the prison. Although only two, he had a few scars from being ridden with poor equipment. The prisoners were donated second hand tack, usually of the cheapest quality, and his big body wasnít made to fit the standard. In most cases they were learning as much as the horses, and so their balance and style didnít minimize the discomforts. Not only did Cash carry the standard white patches along his withers of an oddly shaped riding horse, but his cinch line was also whitened and rough.

The woman assumed he would be difficult about saddling, but only his facial expression gave way to his discomfort with the cinch. He stood politely and tensely as the saddle was placed onto his wide back. The cats meandered about, and he snorted at the new creatures wide eyed.

The man and Beamer stood to watch the woman as she stepped up. She was as tense as the colt. In the beginning, he didnít understand her hands. He was quick to learn though and intelligent, and soon enough he was trying to find the right answers.

People stopped in the yard to see what Cash was about. They were surprised at not only his size, but also the kindness which radiated for everyone to see. He wasnít pushy, for he didnít know about being petted on and spoiled, but he enjoyed being pampered and relaxed being rubbed.

The womanís father stopped by and also stepped onto his back. When he trotted out of the yard the woman stole Beamer from her husband and trotted off to see where they went. Cash was snorty going through the next yard and into the brush, but he never did anything wrong. He wasnít lonely or distracted, he went where he was asked to go.

When they rode back into the yard the woman was impressed. The big colt only tried to please. His feet were tender though, and so the man nailed his first set of front shoes onto the big hooves. He would do the hinds the next day. Ever pleasing Cash stood as well as he could for the new experience. Occasionally his patience would flounder, but the man understood that the colt was simply learning and mirrored the kindness he saw. Hopes were high from all about Cashís future.
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post #375 of 754 Old 10-21-2018, 07:45 PM
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Ooooh, that's great! Loved this post!

Don't you have an eye for picking out a horse!

I'm in love with this colt already. The way you describe him, he seems like an old soul in a young body. And a gentle giant too. I also love how you guys mirror friendliness back to him. He's landed on his hooves at your place!

PS: It will be so funny if you accidentally nickname him Johnny one day!

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Thank you @SueC ! I think heís quite the gentleman. We will see right?! My biggest girl said, ďHeís just got that cool guy personality. The others are all wound up and heís just too cool for that.Ē Lol

I do think of Johnny as well. I donít know what I will end up calling him. I kind of like the name Cash. Husband has been jokingly calling him Tiny and Teddy.

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post #377 of 754 Old 10-22-2018, 12:48 AM
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It's always fun/ exciting to check out a new horse. He doesn't look like a typical mustang. He is a moose. Certainly looks like he could 'jerk' a steer. Good luck and have fun making him into a ranch horse.
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Your new mustang reminds me of a big mustang I know named Diesel. His nose looks similar to me. He is around 16 hands.

I'll be interested to hear what you think about his temperament. Diesel is closer to Zeus in personality than Bones. He is a gentleman but in a rather opinionated way, and polite but not the most sensitive.

I finally read your journal from the beginning. It's beautiful, deep, and wise. I love so many of your descriptions, stories and videos, and all the pictures are amazing. Words are like art to me, and so often you take a single sentence and place every word just right, portraying an idea so bright it jumps off the page. That is a gift.

Sorry to hear about Pete, and hope Bones will have a quick recovery.

It is incredible how you can come to this forum and read actual, beautiful books about horses written by some of the best horse people I've heard of. I would love to own a book with your posts about your horses and the pictures included. I wouldn't loan it out to anybody, though - they might mess up the pictures.
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Thank you @Rod . Iíd hope he can rope anything! When I moved my strings on him he really grabbed his butt, so I am going to work on desensitizing him and hopefully sooner than later start playing with ropes.

@gottatrot thank you!! You are too kind and I very much appreciate your complement. :) I too think Cash may be more Zeus than Bones. I canít imagine Zeus being snorty at all, but I am hoping that this guy has that same feeling as soon as he settles in and gets used to the way I do things. I donít blame him for his nerves.

I hope Bones recovers quickly too. I saw a sort of puss maybhave weeped through that stifle, and he is covered again with hives. I am going to go over it with a fine toothed comb. I wonder if he could have stuck something in there... I know itís unlikely, but the hives just wonít stay away. He is miserable the poor guy.
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post #380 of 754 Old 10-23-2018, 09:25 AM
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@Knave , if we ever find a medium-sized dinosaur that needs roping, we'll call you and your big new colt!

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