My new horse Mark!

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  1. Rachel1786

    Rachel1786 Senior Member

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    This morning I drove 2.5+ hours down to a horse rescue to check out one of their horses they have for adoption. I had been trying for weeks to get down there but it's a long drive and had been difficult to find the time(where i could leave early enough not to get there super late), so I took the day off work to make the trip! He's a 19 year old TB (Cornslew bebe), before he came to the rescue he was shown in dressage and before that he was an eventer. He is said to be shown up to first level with 2nd and some 3rd level schooling, which is prefect for me being that I'm showing first level. He's out of shape, but has a great attitude and like to work, his canter is a bit quick and strong, but I think it's from being out of shape.
    I don't have him home yet, my friend is going to trailer for me because no way do I feel comfortable making that trip with a trailer(or really any since ive never pulled a trailer), we have to map out our trip because the way I took goes outside philly and would be a nightmare with a trailer lol. I don't know if she can do it during the week, but I have shows the next 2 weekends so we'll have to play it by ear and see when we can get him :) I'm super excited to have a horse that I don't have to lunge before I ride and be worried is going to buck me off lol.

    Please no critique on the pics, I was pretty stiff from the long car ride(and my bladder was full :rofl:) I will say, in the pic where I was looking down, I was trying to duck under a branch lol 36244999_10216687369047152_4507966887556022272_o.jpg 36257380_10216687370967200_2986439770504167424_o.jpg 36333875_10216687367487113_2192452492460032000_n.jpg
     
  2. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    What a nice pair you make! Congratulations!
     
  3. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    I like him. He has good bone and he looks like a kind horse.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    What's not to like? Good find!!
     
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  5. meljean

    meljean Senior Member

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    What a nice horse, so glad you found him.
     
  6. Rachel1786

    Rachel1786 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, I can't wait to get him home and start riding him regularly. He was out of work for 2 years when the rescue got him early this year and has only been getting ridden about once a week. I think with more work he'll muscle up quickly.
    I'm hoping my son will be able to ride him too(he's 10), he took lessons with me for a few years but when his trainer stopped teaching(had a baby) he started to loose interest since my trainer(his trainers mom) isn't as fun lol. I think right now he would be fine to ride him walk/trot, but his canter gets too strong for him to be able to ride right now.
     
  7. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    What a great horse! Goodlooking *and* with a very kind eye. He┬┤ll probably make a good horse for your son once you have him fit and in Training.
     
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  8. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Congratulations! He looks like a good fit for what you want.
     
  9. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    ditto this.
     
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  10. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    Congratulations. Good luck with him.
     

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