Stepping up in the world!

14h, 8 year old, bay pony gelding. The FLO picked this horse up from an Indian Reservation and was told that he was wild. The FLO owner decided to hold him back for now, so he halter broke him. This guy is a little resistant to having the halter put on but once it is on, he walked calmly and obediently behind him.

Stepping up in the world!

Postby cat_67 on Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:09 pm

I'm sure Chelsea will have a lot more to add, but tonight we loaded Connor and Sanka onto a beautiful 3-horse slant load trailer to begin their new lives at an eventing barn in Washington! Lake Oswego wanted them too, but they just didn't move fast enough. You should have seen little Connor - they rode him in an insane warm-up ring tonight, with horses going this way and that, and he acted like he'd been at about 300 horseshows.

They are just the nicest folks and it's exactly the sort of place I had wanted for these guys...and I know Chelsea and I are totally on the same page with that. It's so good to think that Connor has gone from being a throwaway horse to a promising career as an eventing pony in a very short period of time. And that Sanka will have little kids to teach, which truly is her forte. I told them we definitely want to come and see them shown, so hopefully we'll have those pics to share later this year. :)
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Postby seahorse on Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:16 am

YEAH!!!! I am soooooo excited for Sanka and Connor! The people that came to see him arrived before I did at NWEC and they went in Connors stall and after meeting him they called and said "if he is quiet under saddle we will take him" :shock: They fell in love with him just like the rest of us based solely on his personality. The trainer is Sarah Lorenz an upper level event rider and she was looking for a pony prospect to train and sell to a student but as she rode him amidst the Chaos of a high school rodeo warm up arena with insano barrel horses going every which way she had a huge smile on her face and when she got off of him she said she did not think she would ever be able to sell him and she would probably train him and lease him to students! :lol: Connor has that effect on everyone he meets :D
Sanka is out on a 30 day trial as by being in a stall a lot her hind end has stiffened up a bit so she was off when they rode her. They loved her personality and her gentleness under saddle amidst the chaos so they are happy to take her. If she does not improve with turnout and anti inflamatories I will pay for some lameness work to be done. All in all a very good outcome for both of these guys! Kind, knowledgeable people, with a beautiful facility and they use my vet! They are in Issaquah so I can keep tabs on the horses AND like Cat said watch them at local shows!! How perfect is that!
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Postby ptownevt on Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:36 am

A wonderful result. It sounds like a perfect placement for them both. Conner is such a special guy. He wins hearts even long distance. I've loved him since I first saw his picture. You two did good with them both. Congrats.
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Postby kidholly on Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:33 am

What a wonderful, happy ending for all of you who put so much time, effort, and love into these two horses. Pay off like this so makes it all worthwhile.

Of course, Connor and Sanka are the prime beneficiaries and I couldn't be happier for how it turned out for them.

You guys are to be commended for your ongoing commitment to Sanka and Connor. It's a wonderful example of how it *should* all work out for rescue horses.
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