|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 08-21-2012 02:57 AM||580 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-21-2012 02:57 AM
OK, so we got another great deal on CL and feel very blessed. I am a CL nut!
My wife and I love horses and horse back riding on our property. We have 2 horses, one registered 4 year old gelding, very good horse, a fairly tall and athletic horse. He is a good riding horse and does well with us. The other is a 16 year old mare who is a good riding horse but can be moody at times. She is the alpha and can show agression with our other horse at times.
When my wife and I ride together, I ride the mare because she is more willful and difficult, and my wife rides the larger gelding who is more docile and easier to control. Plus I get the feeling my wife enjoys sitting up higher. Well, we have giving thought to selling our mare, she is a good horse, just with some moodiness :) and we consider getting another horse, similar to our gelding.
So on Sunday, I seen a short listing on CL advertising “TB Gelding free”. No other info. The listing was down the page a ways so I figured it had been listed some time ago. Free horses do not last and I figured this horse, if worth anything, is gone. I emailed and got a quick response.
So we now have a “huge” TB gelding, estimated age of 6-8 years old. My horse guy checked him over, trimmed his hooves and gave the thumbs up. Upon riding our new gelding “Remi”, short for Remington, (my wife named him, his registered name is “lightning”) he turned out to be a great riding horse. He totally submits himself to the control of the riding while not trying to impose his own will. I had a great ride on him and feel extremely blessed. He rides much like our other gelding so now we have two good riding horses. Our mare can tend to throw her head and become stubborn while riding at times. She does not intimidate me so I just force my will on her and she ends up going where I want her to.
Anyway, my wife and I are both extremely happy with our “free” purchase as we both have two good riding horses to ride now. We were both worried at first that the TB would have only a high gear and would not know what walking even was. Not true, he evidentally is far more trained than we thought. He has “left, right, whoa, and walk”. I was not even going to get him to run for fear of falling off this giant. Oh, and yes he actually towers over our other large gelding. I am 5’9” and his back hind quarters are as tall as I am. So I am not sure how big he is. I thought our other gelding was around 16 hands but this TB makes Fred look small, so now I am not sure but both Fred and Remi are good sized, docile, good riding horses.
The story on him: he came from a horse stables in San Antonio. The owners fell 4 months behind. The owner of the horse came to claim their horse but was unable to pay the tab current. The owners of the stables told the horse owner they would only be allowed to tell the horse “goodbye”. Then the staff stated, “that is why he is loading on your trailer today and going home with you and not them”.
Thanks for reading and sorry I am so winded, I am just very excited.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net