Saturday, July 5, 2014

Blog Hop: Interested Parties

Another great hop from Viva Carlos!!

What made you interested in your current horse that lead you to buying them in the first place?

After B was born I knew that I was going to need to get a new horse, Tucker my current horse wasn't going to live up to what I wanted to do jump wise and I wanted to show again and be able to jump higher.



I ended up finding him a great trail/pleasure home and then leased a horse in the barn for 2 months while I searched for something young and with potential.



My trainer said no to what felt like a MILLION horses... but that was ok b/c I told her to be picky.

Her approval was what made me buy him... he was not the perfect horse but he had potential, he was more then I "wanted" to spend (but very very green so obvi not a million dollars) and I thought he was pretty easy on the eyes.


 Started at this...
7-6-11
Then to this at our first show...
5-5-12 

To something much more respectable...
May 2013
Our last show before I got too prego to ride in more shows...
Oct 2013

Into this hansom dude...
6-23-14



32 comments:

  1. Love seeing the evolution in pics! :-)

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  2. A 'happily ever after' story if I ever heard one! :)

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    1. Def ended up being one but at the beginning we were not sure lol

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  4. He's definitely easy on the eyes :) He's lovely!

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  5. Haha. He looks like he had spunk in his younger days!

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  6. He prob is one of the best before/after stories I've seen. I remember him needing to jump the railroad ties into the old arena lol. I totally forgot about the giraffe pics from SV those early days.

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    1. Thanks to you I have evidence of his faces at the first show lol!!

      "Everyone out of the arena"
      "He is going to jump out!"
      "No he won't"
      "Ahhhhhhh" (Henry jumps a railroad tie like a 3 ft oxer lol)

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  7. He has come so far! Definitely a great buy!

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    1. Thankfully the work was worth it ;)

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  8. Oh I love seeing his progression! What a difference

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    1. Seriously not the same horse, thank goodness :)

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    1. It's amazing what a good trainer can help you do lol :)

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  10. Ha, those first pictures are classic. He's come so far!

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    1. Not his finest moment! Thanks to my trainer for her awesome work with us!

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  11. what a transformation! You've done so well with him!

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    1. Thanks! My trainer is to credit, I just did what she said lol

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  12. He looks great! You guys look like you've come a long way!

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  13. Just found your blog and love it! He's so cute - I'm such a sucker for chestnuts!

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    1. Ah thanks!! I am following you now too :)

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