Which Cowgirl Spirit horse is this?

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Postby stardreams on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:12 pm

Cowboy is now in Northern Washington, with two other pasture buddies. He was started under saddle, and is very much adored upon.
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Postby sara.ray on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:15 pm

Stardreams,
Was he adopted or is he just temporarily(sp) there?He is a very cute boy
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Postby stardreams on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:16 pm

He was adopted. He definitely was a looker!
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Postby sara.ray on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:18 pm

Good for him.That makes me feel so good inside when an old throw away horse turns in to all that he\she can be!Is he in saddle training?
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Postby stardreams on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:21 pm

Waiting on another update on him. The greatest is that he is cherished and loved. He really needed that.
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Postby sara.ray on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:25 pm

Yah i bet that was really good for him to have.I am sure he feels special to have his own person to actually love!Do you know what was wrong with Cowboy before you got him-abuse,starvation?
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Postby jennywho on Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:07 pm

Even coming straight off of the lot, Cowboy was drop dead goregous. I am so glad to hear he found a great home.
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Postby rdafler on Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:12 pm

Ok so I just sent an email to Salsa's adopter. We will see if she responds back to me. The ad is still on so I am assuming that she is still available. I will let you know if I hear anything back from her.
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Postby sara.ray on Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:44 pm

When you go to Cowgirl-Spirit's website, the site is updated and has been for sometime.But now that they updated it once, nothing is ever changing.Does anybody know is Cowgirk-Spirit is still rescueing and doing a drill routine with the horses?Do you know what horses they still have?Are they even still Cowgirl Spirit.
If anybody knows anything about them will you please post the info for me?thank you
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Postby stardreams on Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:02 am

cowgirlspirit.org hasn't been updated in quite some time. Currently all the horses have been adopted out, with a few adoptions pending. A meeting is taking place in February to decide on the direction the organization should go at this point, with many options being presented and discussed.
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Postby rdafler on Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:41 pm

Does anyone else find a bit odd that Salsa's adopter is listing her as around 7 years old, yet CGS says she is roughly 14. I have to admit something feels a bit strange here. Maybe she is just overloaded with responses but I am sure that is highly unlikely at this time of the year. If things were not working out why did she not contact CGS to see if they would take her back and rehome her? That is what Julie does. Anyhow I haven't heard back, I hope I do, I just don't have a good feeling and I myself am a bit concerned here. :? :?
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Postby sara.ray on Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:22 pm

I still agree that Cowgirl-Spirit was intended to be a horse rehabilitating place and then turn them into a riding horse to perform a drill routine and agree that it should always stay the same
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Postby stardreams on Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:50 pm

rdafler - it would be wonderful if Salsa's adopter got back to you. On the website in one place she's listed as a 12yo, on her actual page as a 14yo, and then her adopter is listing her as a 7yo. I personally would lean to feel she's betwen 8yo and 10yo. Since she came from the feedlot it's hard to know for sure though.

Cowgirl Spirit is open to the public. If you have any questions on Salsa, you should contact them. info@cowgirlspirit.org Sometimes as horses change hands their ages, experiences, and history can change also. Going back to the original source is best, as they were able to do with Cowboy also (back to the actual breeder).

As far as Cowgirl Spirit continuing as a drill team, that would be great if the experience of the riders was there. It's not fair to a horse, especially a green and often abused horse, to put a rider on their back that doesn't know how to ride and needs to learn all the basics themselves. Could they continue as a rehabilitation? They could, but again the experience of the handlers, riders, trainers, and nutrition knowledge needs to be there for the safety of the horse (and humans). What could they do then? Hopefully this will be decided on, but a 501c3 lists what they are, and that will need to be discussed also. There's a lot they'll need to talk about and decide on! But most important, is the well being and future of the horse and what the members of the organization can provide to them and what effect they can have to help secure the safety of their future.
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Postby rdafler on Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:44 pm

Well she just emailed me back tonight.....Here is what it said.

She is still available if you’re interested. I am out of town on business, so maybe next weekend would work? Let me know.



Thanks,



Janai Smart
Senior Claims Service Adjuster
Encompass Insurance

(916) 591-3321 (phone)
(972) 510-1753 (fax)
janai.smart@encompassins.com

So it looks as though I will go check her out next weekend........Most likely I will be bringing her home with me. I will let everyone know how things go once I have gone to look at her.

Julie there really isn't anything on the website about Salsa, do you remember anything? There are a few pics on there with you working with her so I would be curious to know how far you got with her and what her progress was. Thanks B
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Postby myhorsefaith on Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:28 am

hey Becky- Julie will be able to tell you more, but this summer i played with her for about an hour or so on the ground.

She's pretty sensitive, and will try to bulldose but if you keep her mind engaged, she's just fine. at her core, she just wants someone fair to tell her what she should be doing. Once that is established, she's butter.
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who knows how much work she's done with her adopter, so she may be very different now.

I loved her, and i wished at the time i could adopt her. wasn't the right time for me and my other horses, though. I'm excited for you and Salsa! I hope there is a happy ending in the works!
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