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Yes, THAT Rio.
For those who don't know, Rio's previous owner was a regular here, so it's sad to see that he appears to have ended up in a rescue.
I came across a CL ad today that was using RD's old avatar (Rio).
At first I thought this must be a scam (and it might). But I contacted the rescue and they claim it's real. They have videos of him on their Facebook.
Oregon Animal Rescue | Facebook
The rescue said that Rio (possibly going by the name Rosco now) and his companion (a bay mare) were purchased from a feedlot. The woman who purchased them found them to be too much to handle, so she dropped them off at the rescue. They appear to be in decent condition.
As for the photo, I'm guessing that whoever sold him to the feedlot provided the photo (or maybe this was a horse trader who simply purchased Rio), and then they...
Now, this makes me extremely sad and disgusted. What. The. DUCK? Dude had a stalled vehicle and was unarmed with his hands up. This is a straight up execution and I hope the cop that killed him is charged with murder.
Captured From Above: Chopper footage shows Tulsa police kill unarmed man
I got a few of these very common expressions that every time I hear one, I have to stop myself from cringing.
The one I hear most often Is : "Not a Problem".
Well, I wouldn't figure it WOULD be a problem, to ask a person who is stocking shelves at Walmart, what aisle the peanut butter is on. Would you?
I know, I know, it's just a common reply when you ask a question, but it seems to have come into popularity in the last twenty-thirty years and has always seemed to me to be a nonsensical response~!!
Then there's "or whatnot". Well, that's an oldie and I thought that one went out with my gramma's generation, but nope. Someone's talking about an event in their day and "or whatnot" comes into it. Just makes me roll my eyes, for some reason that I can't actually pin-point.
And the killer is "Good Jawwwwwwwb~!! What ya talkin' 'bout? The kid just put his book bag where you told him to put it. How is that a "job"? He didn't earn any money for it. Wouldn't...
I'd love to get opinions on owning a horse with Impressive bloodlines and HYPP. Based on the looks of the horse I am on trial with, my vet highly suggested I get him genetically tested to find out if he is related to Impressive or if he has any HYPP genes. I find out the test results on Friday.
My question is have you ever owned a horse with HYPP or would you ever? This is my first experience with it and I don't want to rule the horse out based off of this possibility. I have done my research on it and based off of what my plans are with riding, I don't see it as necessarily being a deal breaker.
Opinions are welcome, but please keep it friendly - I am posting this simply to get perspectives from others in the horse world. Thank you!
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