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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:03 PM

Some good news for tonight.

We didn't plan on another one so quickly but

Our daughter just got a new horse

Its only been a few weeks since we tragically had to put down our previous horse. Still miss that big ol goofball.

But her trainer came across a young (two year-old) off-track thoroughbred. Hed only been raced three times and wasnt quick enough. There was a waitlist a few dozen long already but we managed to get them to hold him until yesterday until we could decide

Flexions and x-rays were good (so we wont be blindsided with leg and joint issues again) and hes very young and hardly raced so he hasnt been stressed

But. Hes 17hh! Will probably make 17.2hh

Hes TALL. The withers are at the top of my head!

Our daughter is excited. Shes been saving for a while and was able to buy him on her own (we help w/board and vet bills)

Sooo

Yeah

Here we go again! . We didn't plan on another one so quickly but

Our daughter just got a new horse

Its only been a few weeks since we tragically had to put down our previous horse. Still miss that big ol goofball.

But her trainer came across a young (two year-old) off-track thoroughbred. Hed only been raced three times and wasnt quick enough. There was a waitlist a few dozen long already but we managed to get them to hold him until yesterday until we could decide

Flexions and x-rays were good (so we wont be blindsided with leg and joint issues again) and hes very young and hardly raced so he hasnt been stressed

But. Hes 17hh! Will probably make 17.2hh

Hes TALL. The withers are at the top of my head!

Our daughter is excited. Shes been saving for a while and was able to buy him on her own (we help w/board and vet bills)

Sooo

Yeah

Here we go again!

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Roland99 Oct 2020 OP
Phoenix61 Oct 2020 #1
soothsayer Oct 2020 #2
Roland99 Oct 2020 #3
soothsayer Oct 2020 #4
Roland99 Oct 2020 #5

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:06 PM

1. Congratulations! I don't know a lot about

horses but I know enough to know that is a very tall horse.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:09 PM

2. Neat! He's got a tattoo inside his lip? My friend had an ex Canadian racer

What name did he race under?

She renamed hers Sam. Racing name was Royal Blunder. Oof!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:11 PM

3. Oh I'm sure. This is now our third OTTB

Our first is living a life of luxury as a pasture horse up in Ocala

She has a several acres, some little roses and a big pond

Her racing name was Powdered Sugar but we called her Halo

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:19 PM

4. Cute!

Horses are fairly cheap to keep if youve got land.

I was sad to read about her former horse, glad shes got a new one.

Horses are like great big cats!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:58 PM

5. Now with pics!

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