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It has been a few months since I was last on this forum. So much has changed... Let's see... I've lost a horse, been given a horse, bought a horse and lost a family member... My beautiful 18 y/o, black, 14.3 hand TWH rescue mare Joyace died back in August after getting into a fight with another horse over a fence and impaling herself on a t-post. She was killed instantly as she flipped over the post and ripped her stomach out. We buried her the next day in the backyard. Just a day or so afterwards, my best friend gave me Logan, a registered chestnut sabino TWH gelding who stands at 16.1 hands tall. He's a great horse, but I've never managed to really get attached to him and have him up for sale. He's been a Camp Horse for the past few months, much like Joyace was before her premature death. Gypsie, my 15.1 hand, bay, 20 y/o retired TWH mare is doing well. As the months go by, her knee is slowly swelling up bigger and bigger, but as long as she stays in the pasture or on soft ground, she's okay. She's lame on anything other than soft ground, but she's happy, healthy and really enjoying her retirement. Dakota, my 15.3 hand, bay, 8 y/o TWH gelding is doing excellently, though he's overweight and out of shape. He's become my main trail mount lately and so far has behaved very well, though we have had a few minor disagreements here and there. He has a bit of an attitude, but he gets that from his dam (Gypsie). And yesterday I bought another horse. Reba is a 2 y/o, 14.2 hand, black TWH filly. She's had a rough start in life and has either been badly abused or handled extremely roughly during her life, as she has some major issues such as severe skittishness, timidness, nervousness, etc... She is very flighty and flinches extremely badly whenever a sharp movement is made or your voice raises. I have my work cut out for me with her, but I think she will eventually turn into a nice horse. She's halter-broke and picks up her legs, not saddle-broke yet (and i'm not planning on saddle-breaking her for a while... she's way too mentally immature and physically immature). Also, around the same time that I lost Joyace, my favorite uncle committed suicide. He'd been suffering with depression for several years, but no-one ever expected him to kill himself. It was and still is a shock to even think about, and he is dearly missed. He left behind a loving wife, five biological kids (three teenage girls, one adult son and one adult daughter), an adult stepson, a son-in-law and a grandbaby.