Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fingers crossed...follow up

He now needs a new name. Stick N Rudder just isn't going to cut it when he comes home on Sunday.

I have a few ideas on the name, but I haven't decided yet. It may take awhile. Input is always welcome!

That was the most worthwhile two hour trip I've made in a long, long time. Wow. What an incredible animal! He's beautiful, he's about as people and animal friendly as they come. He kept snuffling Unruly's hair and sniffing her with great curiosity then, he'd come over, and like a dog, put his nose under my hand to get a scratch. But not in a pushy, dangerous way, in a "please pet me" way.

He's ENORMOUS. In foot height he stands 5'6" at the wither. Follow his front leg straight up to where his mane ends and his back starts, that's his wither. I'm 5'2". Heh.

The picture just doesn't do him justice in any way, shape or form. When he moves, he floats over the ground, almost like his feet have wings. He looks more like a warmblood than a Thoroughbred. I really didn't think I'd ever want a gelding, I've always been more of a mare kind of girl, but this big guy fits everything I was looking for, then more.

Can you say love at first sight? He is my new partner, I have no doubts about it. It will be a challenge because he's only track-broke (which means he's never been ridden by anyone but a jockey who wants him to RUN!!), but I'll have help along the way if I need it, and I think he's plenty sane enough not to try to turn my pastures into the Kentucky Derby the first time I hop up. Hop? Who am I kidding. I'm going to need a freakin' step ladder to get up there!

10 comments:

mysecondjournal said...

Congratulations..beautiful horse!

uncle david said...

NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS, ENJOY! CONGRATS.

A.di :) said...

he is handsome in his picture! Star was tall too wasn't she?

grma f. said...

Nice looking horse and sounds like avery good horse also. Enjoy

lov ya

Karen said...
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Sona said...

His name will present itself to you, give him time.

And congrats! Looking forward to pictures!

goat roper said...

Wonderful! You are gonna have a blast with him.

Jenn said...

Thanks! I'm so excited. We have a few names floating around and narrowed it on down to about 4 of them. He'll let me know what suits him.

A. Di...yes, Star was quite tall too...he's about five inches taller than her. :P My girths are going to be too short and I really don't think any of my bridles will fit him properly, either.

Goat roper...yup, he's going to be SO much fun! I can hardly wait to get him home. It's probably best I"ll be out of town for a bit after he gets here so he can have some time to just settle in to our routine without having to put up with me fussing over him. :)

goat roper said...

Gunsmoke

Loose Goose

Tommy

Gentle Grey Giant

Grey Gregory

....just thinking.....

goat roper said...

We want an update!