A Horse is a Horse

A Horse is a Horse

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Allow Me to Introduce...

Finnigan!

Because every working mom of 3 needs a pony :)

I was trying not to buy something. At least that's what I tell myself. But I was at that point where borrowing was going to need to be either a lease situation, or a friend's green mare that the kiddos couldn't really hop on....




So I went and bought a green pony they can't ride yet lol.


Data:

6 Years old
13.3hh (just a little over with shoes)

Unregistered POA  (going to get a hardship registration, just cause)
Green

Background: After driving a few hours to see some really green/unbroke ponies who just weren't quite right (story for another day), I kind of reined in my parameters for what I wanted.

 A few weeks later, Trainer went with a barnmate who has horse ADHD to a local horse trader. The gal has a pretty rough rep on the net. But when you really read through the reviews, a lot is buyers not doing due diligence. Vet Checks y'all. She was pretty upfront about the horses and their health, training (or lack there of) etc.

So trainer spotted an appy head sticking out of the stall and had the gal hop on. Then I started getting text with pics and trainer promising he was cuter in person. 'Cause Appy's aren't really my thing...but neither were bays...

 We went back the next day. Story goes, he was one of the gal's own back-seat projects and had just been ridden around a bit on trails (and to Starbucks) for the last 2 years. By the next week he passed a vet check with flying colors and was mine.

Current State: He rides like... a drunk blind man? I'm completely nailed now on how even my hands are, and since he doesn't indirect rein, I get yelled at a LOT for that now too. If he is near the gate, he is sure all ques mean leave the arena.

He has a nice motor without being hot.  He takes up a lot of leg because even our leggy, taller WS looks ok on him.

He doesn't seem particularly phased by all the new things, like cats running across the arena or a tractor pacing him along the fence.

Within the last 2 weeks he has already found a sitting trot, learned he has a studly frame hiding in there, and apparently never backed before now. Which requires a sit and think before the neurons fire up reverse.

He's got a lot of training coming at him and he seems pretty agreeable to trying it all.

Now if this horrible cloud of wheeze inducing smoke could lift off Cali maybe I could get more ride time in, because none of us need to do too much in such bad air quality. It is so hazy I can't see the hills around us.

16 comments:

  1. What a cutey! I'd also like this smoke - and heat - to go away.

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  2. Omg congrats he is precious!!! I have such a soft spot in my heart for apps ;)

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    1. Thanks. I haven't known the greatest examples of the breed, so looking forward to having my mind chanded 😉

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  3. Oh my goodness he's adorable!!!! How could you resist??

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    1. Clearly I couldnt lol. Luckily my husband indulges my horse addiction:)

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  4. I JUST WANT TO SQUEEZE HIM.

    So excited for you and your kiddos!

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    1. Thanks! I plan on stuffing him with carrots, treats, and scratches until he's a happy spoiled pony.

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  5. He’s such a cutie!! I’m in love already <3

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