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I love my horse!
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Donna from Mo    Posted 02-22-2004 at 13:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got two rides in this weekend. Today I turned my 18-year-old grandson (not a horse-wise person) loose on Blue, and that horse behaved like a champ. I also led my teenage granddaughter, Amber, around on him. She was afraid to try riding alone, due to a bad experience with my last horse. But I think she'll get her courage up before long.

I found out yesterday that Blue knows how to let me open a gate from his back, and when we get through it, he shuts it himself! Amazing! This is the best horse I've had the pleasure to own.

Willy-N NOPE!!    Posted 02-22-2004 at 18:46:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of ours is History today! It flipped and got stuck upside down in a snow drift after it took off with Shelby for no reason and pinned her under him. Then thru my wife tonight for no reason and split with the sadle and tack on. Just now got him in the barn. Lucky the person we got him from has a return policy cause we would send it to the Canner so no one else would get a 7 year old mis/trained horse. This is a strange and dangerous horse to own! Been tring for a couple of months just working on catching it so it has a 20 ft lead rope hooked to its halter. You can only catch it when it is in the barn at feeding time in a enclose area. We were told it was allways roped to get it caught befor so we gave it a shot. He had it real good here too! My Wife and Shelby are sore but OK. I would have shot the horse if not! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-22-2004 at 19:16:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
glad to hear they are ok mark, bought one something like that myself a while back, course i don,t belive them when they tell me they are all trained and can do everything under the sun, sometimes horse salesmen are alot like car salesmen, anyways i had this horse here , knew he had a lot to learn just didn,t expect it to be so bad, i usually never give up on anything, but i,ll tell you this guy had me at my wits end, the only reason he was still here was i didn,t know what to do with him , i didn,t want to send him to a cannery and i couldn,t sell him and put somebody else in danger, i was sending my paint off for some training and he was going nuts because she was leaving so john the trainer said lets take him too, so we loaded him up and john worked with him too, he came back a totaly different horse, something im glad to have around and proud to own, but it took somebody as good as john to train him anybody less not sure it would of worked, and when you have a 1000 lbs of power under you you had better hope he is manageable.

Willy-N    Posted 02-22-2004 at 19:38:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Carols been around horses all her life but this one is plain messed up. Shelby was holding the lead rope for Carol when she got on him. The he just reared up real high jerked the rope out of her hand the got to bucking real good took off with Carol in the pasture. The horse is hard mouthed and would not stop and then started bucking again till he thru Carol off. Glad I did not see this myself! Would have been his last time he got away with that. Carol came in and said he is gone and the guy is going to pick him up. I feel the same way. He most likely will go to the canner because of this today. The guy who we got him from is a freind and said he would be a good horse if he was worked with and gave us a good deal but I brather pay more for a good horse then train this idiot! 7 years of being messed up by the wrong people is hard to break. He was allways kept in a round pen so he could be roped to be caught. This is how the people befor our freind did delt with it. Then they just road the Craap out of him. Bunch of teenager guys having fun! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-22-2004 at 19:50:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
ya it,s a shame the way they are treated sometimes, but if you have to rope a horse to catch it , i really wouldn,t want it, i walk up to my paint with a halter and she sticks her head in , i can do anything with her , i got her when she was 6 months old from a good home and treated her good all her life and now i enjoy the benifits of raising her right, Chance he had a hard life his first 9 months and we couldn,t do anything with him , nearly a year went by before we let john take him and work with now he,s really a good horse , not as trusting as babe ,but he,s good.i went in the barn the other night babe was layin down in the straw , i bent down to pet her , she just looked at me so i moved over sat on her back and petted her she just stayed right there, nice to have a horse that trusts you and you can trust her.

Willy-N    Posted 02-22-2004 at 20:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is the way our other horse were we had. Carols new horse is a little jumpy but it is green broke and young but still is a nice horse. We will just have to get Shelby another one now. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 02-22-2004 at 20:14:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup lots of good ones out there, get her one that she will be safe on, good luck have fun, im off , gotta go do my work.catch ya later

cowgirlj    Posted 02-22-2004 at 14:02:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Awe, see Donna, I knew you were a cowgirl at heart. I'll bet Blues loves you right back for giving him a life again! Keep on riding!

~Lenore    Posted 02-22-2004 at 13:48:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
A perfect example of why we need to clarify
marriage = 1 man + 1 woman!
Donna loves her horse.
Just kidding, Donna,
I just could not resist the temptation.
Forgive me.
He sounds like a wonderful smart horse.
Sort of like my Top Cat, very smart.

Cindi    Posted 02-22-2004 at 13:56:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Donna I completely forgot you had horses. Lucky girl. I can remember the way they smell and I love them but they scare me and they know it. My horse days are done. Sounds like you had a great time though.

Donna    Posted 02-22-2004 at 14:22:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have one horse; that's all I can afford. You forget how expensive their upkeep is, when you've been horseless for a while. Truthfully, I have a little fear of horses too, but I love them so much, I go ahead and ride anyhow. I'm almost sixty, so I do try to be careful. I think Blue is going to be just what I needed around here for a family horse. I believe my grandchildren will be able to learn on him, and my daughter and I can enjoy him too. God was working overtime when He hooked me up with this horse! And it's all because I read "Seabiscuit".

Cindi    Posted 02-22-2004 at 14:36:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I came to the understanding of mass+speed+gravity=more force than my brittle body can bear. I have no desire to fall five feet to the ground, I doubt I would survive the trip and I'd just as soon not find out the hard way.

Donna    Posted 02-22-2004 at 14:41:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had six or seven horses in my life; my first one was green-broke and down-right ornery. But I have yet to be thrown, or fall off. Knock wood, of course. Cliff says, though, that he's going to get me a riding helmet: some woman he works with blessed him with the information that her sister was killed by a horse, and it shook him up.

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