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#1 Marsha Cassada

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

I am picking up RockingM Doubles Buck N 2Tuff today as a hopeful driving prospect.  He is a stallion. I will wait and see if he works out as a stallion for behavior before I decide to geld.  He is 9 years old.  He is not perfect--no horse is--but I am hoping he will drive for me.  He seems level headed and has a kind face.

He will need some building up; hopefully he will fill out more and muscle up with proper feed and exercise.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

Congratulations! He is a handsome looking little fellow and one of my favorite colors. Is he home yet? What is his barn name? Looking forward to hearing more about him!
ETA: just saw his picture on the other thread, he has a sweet face. Pretty boy!

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#3 Marsha Cassada

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

Have not decided what to call him yet. I had forgotten about all the squealing that goes on. Dd is unconcerned, but the new boy is feeling things out. Tomorrow I will get the bot eggs off him.

He has been called Buck and Tuff. I thought of Rocky, because his first name is Rocking. Hub does not care for that. We thought of Biscuit. Cannot use Smoky. He does not know a name so it does not matter to change it.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

He's a cute fella, hope he works out well. :) I like Rocky for a name, too. Can your husband change his mind ?  :wink  


 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:43 PM

Congratulations Marsha, I hope he is just what you are looking for :)


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

We've been working a little.  He knows absolutely nothing.  But his reaction to anything new is very promising:  he just looks it over, ears up (including cows), and doesn't react much.    Pretty well decided to geld; I don't think I want to bother with the stallion thing, even though he seems very nicely mannered.  And he is not stallion material, imo, so I want him removed from the gene pool for the sake of the miniature horse world.  I am calling him Buckly.  I called his name and he knew it; I did not think he knew his name.

The folks who had him are rodeo.  They bought 10 miniatures at an auction.  No idea what they paid for the lot, but obviously not much.  All were papered horses.  I could tell the folks did not respect miniatures; did not even see them as "real" horses.  When I was commenting about conformation issues, she said she didn't know anything about miniatures.  I said, "they are just like big horses".  This was a new and strange idea to her.  I think it was all about color to them.  Most of the auction lot were appys and blue eyed pintos.  Most were B size, too large for my equipment.

Next to him, Dapper Dan looks like a hairy hippo.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:56 AM

Dentist coming next week and I have an appt for gelding on the 27th.  (Moon sign says the 28th.  I don't know if I totally believe in that, but I've been going by it for the last few horses and everything has gone smoothly.)  If he has a lot of tooth issues, I may put off the gelding appt so as not to overload him.

He seems more comfortable already.  I am hand grazing him twice a day but plan to introduce him to the electric fence pasture this weekend.  I think he and Dapper Dan will be fine with each other.

One thing I really like about him is he is respectful of space.  Not because he is afraid, but he seems to have a natural reserve and confidence.

 

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

He sounds like a really good guy Marsha. Having him be respectful is half the battle. Mine had issues with that and I still have an ongoing conversation with Peanut about it.
Cappy is a "clinger" when he gets nervous and will stand too close and push but once he settled in with us it subsided for the most part. Peanut is just alpha and that is that. Just today he was challenging the leaf blower as I was cleaning his paddock. He was darn mad because "something was in MY TERRITORY!!!" He was gelded very late and I wonder if that has something to do with his 'tude.
Hope things go smoothly for the dental and the gelding. If the moon sign has worked before, go with it!
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:52 PM

 It sounds like he is going to fit in well. I Like the name you have chosen for him. From the pics he looks to have a kind eye.  

 

What a shame he didn't come into the same category as the big horses at his last home. I like that he is being respectful around you.

 

Cant wait to hear how he is coming along under your care :)


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:33 AM

Congrats to your new horse, Marsha! :)

 

He just looks great, I absolutely love this colour. Does he have the same height as DD? I think he will be a good driving horse, it sounds promising how he reacts. I'm very excited hearing about him and your work with him. Fingers are crossed for the dentist and the gelding appt!


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