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Monday, April 7, 2008

Charlie Horse's Family Reunion

It all started back during the week when mommy was recovering from her last surgery. A horsie friend, Nancy, called up very upset to tell mommy & daddy that her horsie suddenly died. She wanted to know if they knew anyone who was selling a horsie like mommy’s Charlie Horse. Daddy called up Charlie’s breeder. They had a Rocky Mt. little mare named Jody (half sister to Charlie wif the same father) who had a very giving personality. Mommy & daddy went with Nancy & her hubby to Ohio to where Charlie came from to see & ride Jody.

It was love at first sight. Nancy found her new trail buddy.


Daddy got to talking with mommy that he hasn’t enjoyed riding for well over a year cuz he hurts too much in the saddle when riding Cutter & if he wanted to continue to ride, he would have to change to a gaited horse. (The difference between a regular horse & a gaited horse: 1. regular horse trots & your body goes in an up-&-down motion, sometimes pretty rough depending on the horse; 2. on a gaited horse, like a Rocky Mt., the horse moves from side-to-side in a rocking very smooth motion which is easier on your legs & body, at least to the older, more mature horse folks!) He doesn’t hurt when he rides Charlie. Daddy & Charlie had some rides in the Park the weekend after Cutter left.


Sos they got to talking about finding a new home for his Cutter. Again, daddy called up Dan, Charlie’s breeder, to see if he heard about any other Rocky horsies for sale. Dan had in-training a Rocky gelding named Dustys B-Light & they call him Bud ( a full bruther to Charlie) who was also for sale.

Sos the Saturday of Easter weekend daddy & mommy went back to Ohio fur daddy to test ride Bud. Easter Sunday evening mommy sent an email to all of their trail riding club members that Cutter was for sale. Two days later daddy got a call that Cutter’s previous owners wanted him back. They had originally sold him to a friend who had wanted Cutter for his son. But the agreement was if it didn’t work out he would be returned to them. The person turned around & sold Cutter to daddy. These people told daddy that they had been wanting Cutter back & regretted ever letting him go to that other man. He had been with us for over 9 yrs. It turned out to be a happy ending cuz Cutter will live out his life on his previous home wif his own stall & pastures to kick up his heels in. Mommy did some major crying, we heard, when they came to trailer Cutter away. (Those spots are raindrops - it started to rain pretty hard when they loaded Cutter into the trailer.

Daddy, mommy, & Nancy left last Friday night to go pick up Bud & Jody. Saturday morning Nancy & daddy went out on a little ride with their new trail buddies in Ohio.




Daddy test-riding Bud in Ohio. Look at the big grin on his face on daddy's face! He said that his knees didn't hurt. Bud is shorter than Charlie & easier fur daddy to get up on him. He needs to put on a good bit of weight. The owner before Bud came back to the breeder only had him on grass feeding out in a field. He'll get lots of TLC from The Mullin Clan & our barn owners to get his weight where it should be.
They were back in Pittsburgh by 8:00pm. Jody is 10 yrs. old & older than Charlie by just a few months – she is a Spring horsie, where Charlie was born in the Fall. Bud will be turning 7 at the end of this month. While daddy & Nancy were getting Jody & Bud set up in their stalls in their new home, mommy gots to ride her Charlie around the property.

Sos, our mommy & daddy were just gone overnight. They returned very, very tired but full of hugs & kissies fur us. Then we put them to bed sos they could get some sleep.

Til next time,

-Cosmos & Juneau-

14 comments:

The Daily Echo said...

We just LOVE these happy endings! It's amazing how all of that worked out. It was all meant to be. Bud is very, very handsome and will be even more handsome after a good grooming and some good feed. Congratulations to all of you!!
ECHO's Mom

The Army of Four said...

I've heard of gated communities, but not gaited horsies! Hee hee hee!
I'm with Echo - I love happy endings!
Love,
Ammy

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, what a cool weekend you had! Or maybe your parents had. :-)

Steve

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs, heehee we r gonna 3rd dat, we luv happy endings too...me glad u cood find cutter and new home...dontcha luv it when a plan comes together...(me took dat from the old A-Team)..

b safe,
rocky
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow! That's an amazing story. I would cry like your mom over Cutter, too. We can't wait to hear the next chapter of this tale and more about Rocky Mtn. horses.

Kapp pack said...

Looks like it was a happy ending for all!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

And THEN you FUZZED them???

Every Sibe tale has FUZZ in it!!!

Happy Trailz!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Thor said...

We are glad all worked out well for everyone!

Woos,
Thor

Huskee Boy said...

I loved reading anything with a happy ending.. it's great to know that everyone's happy at the end of the day, i.e. Cutter, your dad and Aunt Nancy! Pawfect!

Penny & Poppy said...

We are very glad that everyhorsie will have a great home! It sounds like they will all have a great life!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Turbo the Sibe said...

Happy horses!

The Husky in the Window said...

What a wonderful time they had. And you'all were so happy to see them come home. Those horses are soooo cool. Do you'all pups get to visit with the horses too?

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie
And kissess to my sweet Juneau

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We've been reading some of the posts and this is such a neat story. We're glad things are working out for everyone to be happy - except the Sibes, because they didn't get to go pick up the horses with you.

cyber-sibes said...

We're very happy that Cutter got to "go back home", what a nice turn of events! And you have a new horsie, yippee! Jack is also from Ohio & his people now raise horses along with their siberians... I guess sibes & horses go together nicely!

Wooos,
Star & Jack a-roo