Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Go Down, Moses

Confession time! I've been holding out on y'all a bit. Amidst my adventures with Red, Seneca, and Spike, I've been casually horse shopping. Some of you wonderful people have been keeping an eye out for me (thanks especially to Jodi of Racing to Ride and Tracy of Fly On Over).

The casual horse shopping was also quick. I looked at a lot of ads and called a lot of strangers (which I hate doing) in a brief period of bored project-horse-free time. And then I found the right one, which I knew as soon as I saw him. 

Uphill, short-coupled, nice legs, cute face? Sold.

I talked to his owner on the phone for awhile. She told me that Moses (JC name Go Big--how's that for an over-fences prospect?) is five, trained to race as a 2yo but wasn't into it, and then got turned out for three years. She picked him up to be a resale project about a month ago but ended up moving and couldn't keep him. So now he was for sale, and in my budget. 





HANDSOME.




Mom and I drove to see him. His wonderful owner lunged him for us and then I climbed aboard. The horse hadn't been sat on in three years, and he was quiet. She led me around and he was very relaxed. Mom and I just nodded at each other. This one has the right mind, that's for sure.












Always wants to come say hi at the gate.
I'll go into more detail later, but his owner let me bring him to M's to vet and try. We loved him more each day, and he sailed through the quite extensive pre-purchase. And not only did he pass the physical exam and radiographs with flying colors, his brain got a good workout, too. My vet does his PPEs in-clinic, so he got to trailer to a new place, do a whole lot of weird shit, and get drugged. He was a delight for the whole process.

Scout Wonderful approves. They eat the same blades of grass.








So now, he's all mine! More soon, I promise!

17 comments:

  1. OMG he is so cute! How exciting! He will give prisoner a cute white nose run for the money!

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    1. He reminds me of Prisoner, too. :) I hope he's as good!

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  2. I'm still working on a good barn name [because I just CAN'T call him Moses], but I am in LOOOVE and planning a trip to come meet my new nephew soon <3

    Seriously though, I am so so happy for you Jess!!

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    2. OMG BLOGGER ON MY PHONE IS SO ANNOYING.

      Anyway: YES come visit. Literally any time. You could ride Red!

      I think Moses is going to stick. Mary is calling him Mo and refuses to entertain discussion of changing his name as it is "bad luck." You and I can have a secret code name for him. :D

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  3. wow congrats!!! he is so handsome!! can't wait to see more of him :)

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  4. That's probably the best JC name I've ever heard. He's cute!

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  5. That name is perfect for the show ring. And congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about him! :)

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  6. Congratulations!! Looking forward to learning more about him! =)

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  7. Oh I love love love his cute face! Congrats :)

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  8. How exciting, what a cutie! I am so excited to follow his progress!

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  9. Congrats, he sure is a looker! ♡♡

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