It's official - we're adopting another horse!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by KYChixMama, May 18, 2011.

  1. KYChixMama

    KYChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wanted to add a kid-safe horse to our farm for my son to ride, so yesterday we drove 2 hours to look at Sarg - a retired Cincinnati Mounted Police Horse. He's thin and in need of the grazing we have in abundance here, but I'm so excited!! He'll be a wonderful companion to our blind horse, Bobby, and a terrific buddy for my son to ride from time to time. He can live out his remaining days here with all the grass he can eat and daily affection a little boy can give. For his age, he's quite spry and I think will be feeling pretty good with some fattening up.

    I'm still thinking of adding 1 more - a Thoroughbred mare that's being retired from Polo. We're going to look at her today. I think this will round out our little herd of horses.

    This is Sarg - sooo thin, poor guy!
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    This is the mare - I can't wait to meet her!
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  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Good for you! Hope he brings many years of happiness.
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I'm actually kind of jealous! [​IMG]
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! He's very pretty! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. KYChixMama

    KYChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Live in KY? Come out and ride with me! [​IMG]

    Went and looked at the mare today and W.O.W. I'm in love. [​IMG] She's beyond gorgeous and has an awesome personality. Her name is Gitana (Gypsy) and her picture didn't do her justice at all. I'm going to pick her up tomorrow - I'll post pics once I get her home. [​IMG]
     
  6. KYChixMama

    KYChixMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad horses aren't like chickens.... the hubby doesn't notice when I add a chicken or two.....[​IMG]
     

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