Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finally!! We have a new Rodeo horse!!

These last few weeks have been kind of long and never ending! Not in a bad way, just constantly busy! We have been spending time selling horses while also shopping for the new one. So one of our decisions in the process of selling one was to take DD's Black mare to TX and have her there to sell as there was a family interested in her (which we did not do because a family in a town near by ended up wanting her LOL). So on the trip the Hubby also planned to haul another horse to TX for his sister. So during our search for a new horse the Hubby happened to come across an ad at a very well known horse ranch in Whitesboro, TX called "Dynasty Equine" for a 7 yr old bay mare named "Harmony" that sounded pretty promising. So since we were already planning a trip down there we made an appt for last Friday afternoon.

So we left on our trek to TX early Friday morning and arrived at the ranch about 2 pm. The way they work is you tell them the horse you are interested in seeing and what your goal is for the horse you purchase, then they bring out a selection of horses that fit that criteria and the horse you originally inquired about. So we had 3 horses to look at, one was Harmony, one was Krissy, and a gelding (whose name I can't remember LOL). So after going over all of the horses we remembered having seen "Krissy" on the site and really liked her but she was out of the price range we wanted. So I inquired about that and they told me that the owner was willing to let her go for a better price. We spent some time with the horses and quickly determined Harmony was not a good fit for us as she was very standoffish and did not have a calmness to her. Krissy however did... She was beautifully built and OH SO SWEET!! SO we saddled her up and DD spent a couple of hours riding her and while riding her the trainer Amanda (who is a SUPER awesome girl) gave her tons of tips on some of her bad habits she picked up this last rodeo season.

So after some deliberation the decision was made! Krissy was going home with us!! Krissy is an 8 yr old sorrel mare 15h and is beautiful!! DD loves her and she is a super easy mare. She has been rodeo'd in many of the different events before and has a super disposition!

We had a pretty long ride back home and Krissy was a little stiff coming out of the trailer so the Hubby decided we would wait a few days before we start riding her!

This was their video with the ad online for Krissy







































18 comments:

  1. Kind eye, big ol butt, and super long legs! She's a beauty! I love that white spot on her knee, too.
    I wasn't able to watch the video, but I sure hope she works out well for DD.
    Now, it's my turn to find the perfect horse. hehe!


    ~Lisa

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  2. Nice looking mare. Good for DD!

    You were just up the road. Whitesboro is where Heather's farm is. Had I known, we could have hooked up.

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  3. She sure is a pretty mare! Hope DD has great success with her next rodeo season!!!

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  4. I have a question... at the beginning of the video when she's loping the barrels isn't she on the wrong lead??? I'm a beginner at this so I wans't sure. Pretty horse! Wish I could get something that nice.

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  5. What a beautiful horse. I hope that she works for DD this year.
    Did you sell Ebony?
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Good looking horse. Good luck DD! I'm sure it'll take a little work to get her going good. Exciting for DD.

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  7. That is one very nice looking horse!

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  8. Yay! Congrats for DD. Nothing is more exciting than a new horse; we just got a new one on Sunday! She is really really cute, but the best thing is DD is feeling a bond with her already. LOVE the white spot on her knee; its a knee-pad! Can't wait to see more.

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  9. Wow! I am super impressed - she seems like a dream horse for DD! I really like the way she moves you guys did great.

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  10. That horse is so beautiful!! I posted some videos of a comedian that we love, I thought you might enjoy them, they are at the top of my blog, underneath my header. Have fun!!!

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  11. Great looking and moving QH ! I'm so happy you guys found another horse for DD!

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  12. That is so awesome!! She is so pretty, and looks like a really good match for DD! I bet she is so excited!! Can't wait to see how she does this rodeo season!!

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  13. Ha ha, I thought she was wearing a knee pad, too! Is she QH or Paint? She looks like a nice horse, and, most importantly, has a good disposition! Can't wait to see what she and DD do together!

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  14. She is a beauty! DD looks really good on her. Can't wait to see some rodeo riding!!!

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  15. Awww! Isn't it funny how life works... you go to see one horse and end up with another one that is perfect?! I love the pictures and I'm so happy for DD!

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  16. HEY I just realized my whole LONG comment is gone LOL!!

    Thank you all!!

    PG~ She is a QH but can be registered as a Paint also!

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  17. She sure is a beauty, and she looks great in the video... I'm so glad y'all finally found the perfect horse for DD!!! :)

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