Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks...

Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks...

Post by GBExc » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Well, I bought another horse.

Many (some? a few?) will remember that a month ago my much-loved Morgan,
Beaver, shattered his left radius in a freak pasture accident. It was one hell
of a blow... for all his faults, which were many and varied, he was a horse who
attracted love and blew it to a bright flame.

So I went shopping.... and found a horse. He passed his PPE and I sent the
check yesterday.

He is CAL Spellbinder --- CAL Midnight Enchanter (Windhover Enchantment x Kayde
de Jarnette) x Harvest Melody (Ransomvale Gabriel x Roselyn Prima Donna). And a
spellbinder he is. My vet and my farrier rose up in chorus to me and said,
"This is the nicest young horse we've seen, mentally and physically, in years,
and if you don't buy him you're NUTS." So I did :-).

He is three. He is beautiful. He is pretty much untrained, but has been handled
a lot and was imprinted as a foal. He is ... a little lacking in the general
manners department. But we can fix that, he really likes the part where you say
Good Boy and pat him, so he learns fast. And the barn manager where we board is
fabulous with young horses and loves them, and has been very good to me over
Beaver... of course, he wanted me to get a TB. But not for me, it's Morgans all
the way.

Tony is a bright, candy-apple-red bay, with a star that looks exactly like
somebody got him with a white paint ball between the eyes, and then it dripped
a bit into a stripe. He has legs like tree trunks, a long hip, a somewhat
upside down neck (such training as he's had has been in draw reins.... oh well,
we can fix it), and a general look of having been assembled from a basket of
horse parts rather
than being a horse :-). But in about two years he is going to be utterly
spectacular, two inches taller or so (by the string tests), with a correct neck
(that's the part that's easy to fix with correct work) and the reach and
impulsion of the best of the best. Plus he is quite sensible and solid in the
mind, not nutsy at all, and his version of a big spook is to pop his ears up
and snork a bit at the monsters in the corn field (where Beaver would have been
changing ends in the air, and Gofer, the TB, would flatly refuse to go).

I do want to thank everyone again for your support and condolences. It meant
more to me than I can say to feel that I had a community around me that really
understood how attached one can be to a horse. I don't love Tony yet. I will (I
tend to love anything I feed and take care of, so I have to be careful what I
feed and take care of [which observation and caution would have served me well
in younger years concerning men, I might add]).

But aside from the love, I think this horse can be the partner and friend I
really want, to do the things I want to do: dressage, yes---but also just
messing around, hacking, popping over low jumps, playing games in the field,
trying out polo or eventing or hilltopping or .... Beaver couldn't do those
things, he was too---- I dunno, too frenetic, too demanding, too
tugging-on-my-skirt ...... MommyMommyMommyMommy .... that was Beav, in spite of
my best efforts to mainstream him. Tony is more grown up at three than Beaver
was at six.

Thanks again to everyone. You're the best. (Betcha never thought an AOL-er
would say that.)

Pat

"I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good
friends."

 
 
 

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Post by TrinityAp » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Pat,

So glad to hear of your new horse. He sounds like a peach! I love Morgan
although I've never been around them much, but I've always admired their
versatility and beauty. Replacing a beloved horse is so hard. I lost my
stallion recently and every time I see his colts its a hard jolt to the
heart. Good luck and keep us posted about Tony!

--
Tracy Meisenbach
www.trinityapp.com
Trinity Appaloosa Farm
Horse Diary Day 920 I have spent the day in the pasture
watching the humans from afar. They insist on covering
themselves no matter what weather and cut their manes
in bizarre and sometimes downright ugly patterns. I have
seen no evidence of tails and pity their inability to swat flies.
My human has engaged in grooming behavior but will not
allow me to reciprocate. How odd. I dread the thought of
having the metal pins ( some of them sport 6 or 7 at a time)
put through my ears and wonder if perhaps it is limited to
their culture and not inflicted on visitors. More later.

Quote:

>Well, I bought another horse.

>Many (some? a few?) will remember that a month ago my much-loved Morgan,
>Beaver, shattered his left radius in a freak pasture accident. It was one
hell
>of a blow... for all his faults, which were many and varied, he was a horse
who
>attracted love and blew it to a bright flame.

>So I went shopping.... and found a horse. He passed his PPE and I sent the
>check yesterday.

>He is CAL Spellbinder --- CAL Midnight Enchanter (Windhover Enchantment x
Kayde
>de Jarnette) x Harvest Melody (Ransomvale Gabriel x Roselyn Prima Donna).
And a
>spellbinder he is. My vet and my farrier rose up in chorus to me and said,
>"This is the nicest young horse we've seen, mentally and physically, in
years,
>and if you don't buy him you're NUTS." So I did :-).

>He is three. He is beautiful. He is pretty much untrained, but has been
handled
>a lot and was imprinted as a foal. He is ... a little lacking in the
general
>manners department. But we can fix that, he really likes the part where you
say
>Good Boy and pat him, so he learns fast. And the barn manager where we
board is
>fabulous with young horses and loves them, and has been very good to me
over
>Beaver... of course, he wanted me to get a TB. But not for me, it's Morgans
all
>the way.

>Tony is a bright, candy-apple-red bay, with a star that looks exactly like
>somebody got him with a white paint ball between the eyes, and then it
dripped
>a bit into a stripe. He has legs like tree trunks, a long hip, a somewhat
>upside down neck (such training as he's had has been in draw reins.... oh
well,
>we can fix it), and a general look of having been assembled from a basket
of
>horse parts rather
>than being a horse :-). But in about two years he is going to be utterly
>spectacular, two inches taller or so (by the string tests), with a correct
neck
>(that's the part that's easy to fix with correct work) and the reach and
>impulsion of the best of the best. Plus he is quite sensible and solid in
the
>mind, not nutsy at all, and his version of a big spook is to pop his ears
up
>and snork a bit at the monsters in the corn field (where Beaver would have
been
>changing ends in the air, and Gofer, the TB, would flatly refuse to go).

>I do want to thank everyone again for your support and condolences. It
meant
>more to me than I can say to feel that I had a community around me that
really
>understood how attached one can be to a horse. I don't love Tony yet. I
will (I
>tend to love anything I feed and take care of, so I have to be careful what
I
>feed and take care of [which observation and caution would have served me
well
>in younger years concerning men, I might add]).

>But aside from the love, I think this horse can be the partner and friend I
>really want, to do the things I want to do: dressage, yes---but also just
>messing around, hacking, popping over low jumps, playing games in the
field,
>trying out polo or eventing or hilltopping or .... Beaver couldn't do those
>things, he was too---- I dunno, too frenetic, too demanding, too
>tugging-on-my-skirt ...... MommyMommyMommyMommy .... that was Beav, in
spite of
>my best efforts to mainstream him. Tony is more grown up at three than
Beaver
>was at six.

>Thanks again to everyone. You're the best. (Betcha never thought an AOL-er
>would say that.)

>Pat

>"I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good
>friends."


 
 
 

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Post by RPM1 » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>So I went shopping.... and found a horse. He passed his PPE and I sent the
>check yesterday.

Oh... I DO think it's time for a happy dance!

Go here:

http://www.hampsterdance.com/

Congratulations Pat & best wishes for MANY months
of Morgan mayhem! ;-)

Ruth CM

 
 
 

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Post by GBExc » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Congratulations Pat & best wishes for MANY months
>of Morgan mayhem! ;-)

Uh... gee. Thanks. I think <G>.

Pat Thrasher
Wilmington, Dela-where?

"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and annoys the
pig." --Mark Twain

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Post by Mary J. McHug » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, I bought another horse.

.......snippage

Quote:
> Thanks again to everyone. You're the best. (Betcha never thought an AOL-er
> would say that.)

> Pat

> "I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good
> friends."

Hamster dance, nothing.  This ALSO deserves a HUGE

YEEEEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW!!!

So, when are we going to see pix?

Mary "this time typing through tears of joy" McHugh

 
 
 

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Post by GBExc » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>So, when are we going to see pix?

>Mary "this time typing through tears of joy" McHugh

hmmmm.... I don't have a good place to post same. Any thoughts? Oughta have a
rec.eq. photo page.  Maybe I'll just break down and set up a web page for
horsey stuff....

He's awful cute <G>.

Pat Thrasher
Wilmington, Dela-where?

"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and annoys the
pig." --Mark Twain

Remove goaway to email me.

 
 
 

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Post by Mary J. McHug » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> >So, when are we going to see pix?

> >Mary "this time typing through tears of joy" McHugh

> hmmmm.... I don't have a good place to post same. Any thoughts? Oughta have a
> rec.eq. photo page.  Maybe I'll just break down and set up a web page for
> horsey stuff....

> He's awful cute <G>.

> Pat Thrasher
> Wilmington, Dela-where?

> "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It only wastes your time and annoys the
> pig." --Mark Twain

> Remove goaway to email me.

I finally broke down and did a web page but it's not quite yet ready for public
consumption.  It hasn't been updated (at least the horsey part) in ages.

But, Grant Harris has a photo spot on the Baltimore Horse Pages -- give it a
shot!

Mary

 
 
 

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Post by mcgi.. » Sat, 24 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Congratulations.  Sounds like you got yourself a keeper.  Keep us
posted on how ya'll are doing.  BTW, pictures would be nice :-) (This
coming from a person who owns 13 horses and hasn't posted one picture
yet).

-Laurel who just bought a not-yet-weaned QH filly 'cause she was so
pretty.



Quote:
> Well, I bought another horse.

> So I went shopping.... and found a horse. He passed his PPE and I sent
the
> check yesterday.
Stuff snipped
> He is CAL Spellbinder --- CAL Midnight Enchanter (Windhover
Enchantment x Kayde
> de Jarnette) x Harvest Melody (Ransomvale Gabriel x Roselyn Prima
Donna). And a
> spellbinder he is. My vet and my farrier rose up in chorus to me and
said,
> "This is the nicest young horse we've seen, mentally and physically,
in years,
> and if you don't buy him you're NUTS." So I did :-).

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