Baron

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    Greenville, GA
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  1. Well, I went to see Phoenix at the trainers. She is a beautiful horse and will need alot of training and attention on a daily basis. She has some trust issues and is still very wild at heart. All that being said, this horse is not meant to be with me. She is just needs to much time and will probably need more things than my experience level can provide. It is a real bummer, but I don't think it would be fair to her or me to adopt her. Well, ****.....
  2. The Rescue organization sent her out. Actually, I wouldn't mind a little edge to the horse, but an absolute jerk not so great.. That being said, we are seeing her this weekend. We are going to work with the trainer, and we have some experience with getting weight on horses who are tough weight gainers. We had a baby who was almost a fescu baby and it was a challenge to get weight on her. It was like I could roll up a dump truck of grain, beat pulp, and rice brand and she would gain a 1 lbs or 2. We are going to keep her at house for a month or so. We want to have hands on her on a daily basis and we can keep personal track of her weight. We are going to bring the old man (27 year old QH gelding) to be with her. Then we will introduce her to our 3 other girls.
  3. I expect that there will be bumps in the road, and we will have to spend lot of time. Currently, we are fixing the front pen at out house and will keep her with our 27 year old quarter horse. We are just going to do some simple riding with her for the first month. Then we will move her to the barn down the road where we keep our other girls. I work the second shift and my cardiologist has demanded that I loose weight and that playing with my horses on a daily basis would be a step in the right direction. There, there is a round pen and in March/April there will be a riding ring. That is our plan so far.
  4. We use a hackamore on day to day basis as well. Just really depends on what you are doing, the horse, and how good your hands are.
  5. She actually has 25 years of experience of riding and has said that her 23 year old spotted saddle needs to be retired. The horse we got for her at 2 1/2 years old is still to small for her. So, the reality is that the horse is going to be hers FH. You are right. This has now become marriage counseling. lol I guess what I was looking for was advise with a rescue horse and all. This is our first rescue horse and this is going to be a learning experience.
  6. Very Nice
  7. From the album Phoenix

    Phoenix, the horse my wife and I want to adopt and my wife may kill me for in my sleep.
  8. Long shank snaffle is the most common.
  9. I am currently looking at adopting a rescue horse. She is a 5 year old TWH mare. She come from a situation where the farm went under and she was malnurist. She and about 30 other horses ran wild. When she was rescued, she was given a 2 on the body index and had no human contact. Fast forward 9 months, she has gain some weight, but still needs another 200 lbs. She is 15,2 hh, and currently at a trainer getting 30 days under her. She has decided to that people are good but still a little shy. Her is the itch.... my wife wants her badly and is laying down guilt on me. She is hoping that I wont like the ride and that I will bow out. Mean while, she is being very... neutral. Any thoughts? Baron Phoenix
  10. back now. Many things have changed. First, we lost Gwenie. She went down with a double impaction in both here small and large intestine, The one in her small intestine had grown so much that it was tearing her small intestine and was the pain was uncontrollable. We had to put her down, and I lost a very special companion. Also, I am married now. November 1st, my wife and I got married in a local park by a friend. Finally, I am looking at a rescue horse to adopt name phoenix. She is a Black TWH with a heart shape blaze. Baron
  11. Been away for a while, but I am back now. Many things have changed. First, we lost Gwenie. She went down with a double impaction in both here small and large intestine, The one in her small intestine had grown so much that it was tearing her small intestine and was the pain was uncontrollable. We had to put her down, and I lost a very special companion. Also, I am married now. November 1st, my wife and I got married in a local park by a friend. Finally, I am looking at a rescue horse to adopt name phoenix. She is a Black TWH with a heart shape blaze. Baron
  12. We have a local consignment store for saddles.
  13. You can also make you horse stradle a fallen tree and use that as a step up.
  14. I have a Rock Mt who is probably 14 3/4 hh. She is bomb proof, **** solid, and relatively easy to get along with (I also have a twh/arab mix). I cannot say enoough about the bread, and I think are a great horse for anyone for basic riding, endurence, and children. Star is 12 years old and her only problem is her cribbing after dinner.
  15. Without engaging anyone here on line with a debate, I feel more comfortable with Obamma vs Romney. Romney comes from a very closed back ground of privilage and being extremely closed minded. As for his his plan for the future, I would like to see one rather than how things are not as rosey as we would want it. The man has successfuly made enough problems for himself if he is ever elected as president in foriegn policy in a period of 5 days. He help make a health program simular to "Obama Care" in MA but has decided he did not like for the US. He is not forth coming and get very defensive when a question is pushed. This is not a man I want as president. Obama inherrited what could have been the Titanic of an economy from "W". His biggest mistake in the economy was thinking he could fix it in 4 years. We are in a long recovery and still have not dealed with the core issue of the banks who put us in this position. I still do not understand why we do not have universial healthcare like the rest industrial world. It would help small and medium business by releiving costs of insurence and ensure of elder are cared for and not leaving for the family to deal with. His foreign policy has been solid and not many presidents have come into office with 2 wars which has drained us even more. As for congress, how many times do we need the house to pass we hate Obama care before they relize that until they control congress, they are going no where other than wasting time. Nobody is willing to work together and nothing of substance is getting down. These are my feeling. Right, wrong, whatever, it is how I look at it.