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post #21 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 08:11 AM
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Handsome fella!!

I was always partial to gingers. Then I got a dark brown beauty :P

He is a good looker though
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post #22 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 09:04 AM
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Remy is an adorable name and I absolutely love him! :)
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post #23 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 09:36 AM
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Very nice and I like the name Remy.
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post #24 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 01:53 PM
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That's awesome! I never see people on here from MA. I am about an hour and a half, and only going Saturday. I've never gone!
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I'm only going Saturday too! And this is my first time. My barn family told me about it. We are all going to see Fantasia on Saturday.
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post #25 of 27 Old 11-07-2013, 09:25 PM
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I was looking at some used blankets on Craigslist, and my friend stepped in and told me to never buy used since they don't repel water. How did I not know that??

Well first of all: congratulations on getting a horse of your own!

I would think that stating that used blankets don't repel water might be "painting with too wide a brush".

I think it would depend on the age/condition of the blanket as well as whether the blanket was made to repel water in the first place or not!

If you have an opportunity to look at used blankets, you could evaluate the condition and make a pretty good assessment I would think.... Plus, I would recommend checking the mail order vendors: seems like almost every day recently I have seen an email sales flyer from one vendor or another that's advertizing a sale/discount on blankets!

Enjoy every minute and every phase of getting your first horse. I can't even tell you how much fun the process is!

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...so a horse walks into a bar and the bar tender says "why the long face?"...
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post #26 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Some new pictures from working with him today!!

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The owner of the rescue wants me to wait until March (!!!!) to take him home
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I feel like this is excessive, especially since I feel very competent and able to work with him on my own.
I know she owns the rescue and can do whatever she wants, but is that normal? Working with a horse for 7 months before being able to take the horse home??

I have done lunging with him and he is amazing, one of the betters horses I have worked with and lunged.

We have done ground poles and cavalettis, as well as some parelli exercises. He is so great, even walked over mats, bridges, etc with me today!
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post #27 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 10:43 PM
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Some new pictures from working with him today


The owner of the rescue wants me to wait until March (!!!!) to take him home
:(

I feel like this is excessive, especially since I feel very competent and able to work with him on my own.
I know she owns the rescue and can do whatever she wants, but is that normal? Working with a horse for 7 months before being able to take the horse home??

............!
What a good lookin fella! Looks like y'all get along quite well...

My only guess about the rescue owner's intention that you not take him home until March is that maybe there is some facet of his behavior that she's still nervous about and wants to be sure y'all would be safe together. Seems like she'd be more forthcoming about just what it is, though, since you are the adoptor....

Hmmmm... I really don't have an answer about that.

You know, I'd just ask her straight up what it is that she's concerned about if it was me.... No reason for y'all not to all be on the same page....

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