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Chapt. 9 Fuego

Posted by greygelding , 13 May 2016 - - - - - - · 741 views

The Bo Horse was a truly fantastic family gelding but I was still on the lookout for a Primero replacement. The search led me to the Santa Ynez valley where there were a lot of wonderful and famous horses on the ranches. One of my favorites was Raffon. At the ranch we were met by Paul Hemming, Raffons's owner who was just as delightful a person as you...


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Chapter 8 - Long Distance Ride

Posted by greygelding , 22 April 2016 - - - - - - · 655 views

So now that I had a horse in great shape it was natural for me to take the next step and try my hand at a long distance race, a 25 miler. I increased the Bo Horse's food intake and supplied everything needed to prepare an endurance horse inside and out. The work outs were varied and he seemed to really thrive on them. An endurance horse must pass sever...


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Chapter 7 - Bo Horsey

Posted by greygelding , 21 April 2016 - - - - - - · 469 views

Bo Horsey

Bo was a five year old chestnut Arabian gelding with conformation sure to place him last in any horse show. His hip bones stuck out and he had a bit of a pigeon chest. Hidden inside this package was one heck of a horse. He was a very clever horse, loved to have fun, and had a lust for life most humans would envy. He was very willing t...


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Chapter 6 Shady - The Beginning of the Special herd

Posted by greygelding , 17 April 2016 - - - - - - · 309 views

What I call the special herd horses are those individuals that we would not sell for any reason. I didn't actually consider this a special group but with the loss of Primero I realized that some horses will be special and fall into this group. Over the long period of time we have owned a lot of horses but,as of this writing, only eleven have obtained th...


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Chapter 5 - Moriah De Mayo and Treasure

Posted by greygelding , 02 April 2016 - - - - - - · 345 views

Moriah De Mayo and Treasure

Treasure

Throughout her teenage years Pam was taking riding lessons. She rode English hunt seat learning to jump. Her instructor was very good and had her riding a variety of horses both in the ring and jumping on a cross country course. She longed for a horse of her own and as a horse crazy girl this was a dream that...


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Chapter 4 _ The Parade of Horses

Posted by greygelding , 17 March 2016 - - - - - - · 329 views

The parade of horses.

I am usually an upbeat person and until the passing of Primero I can't recall ever being really depressed. We were down to one horse and I was beginning to lose interest in horses and riding. Time passed and Pam knew I needed something to ride. There was an Arabian horse auction so she went through the catalog with me. A gre...


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Chapter 3, Part 2

Posted by greygelding , 10 March 2016 - - - - - - · 440 views

One thing to be said for Primero was that he was fast. As both of us were young we would take on all comers in a beach race. He had not lost a race whipping some and beating others by a nose until the thoroughbred challenged us. We were off like a shot and it looked like another whipping was in the making but it just took those long thoroughbred legs...


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Chapter 3 Part 1

Posted by greygelding , 08 March 2016 - - - - - - · 313 views

Primero De Mayo



Now that I was a married man it wasn't long before I started riding and taking lessons from Pam. Treasure was a wonderful mare but as she was older it became apparent that another horse would be needed. Besides that we wanted to take trail rides together. Not just any horse would do because Pam wanted a grey Arabian so we bega...


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Prologue

Posted by greygelding , 01 March 2016 - - - - - - · 269 views

To me horses are amongst the most magnificent creations on earth. These powerful but delicate creatures pull implements for farming and transportation. They allow us to tightly tie something to their back and allow us to ride them. They race quickly so we can wager on them or travel very long distances for our gratification. They jump over things and...


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Chapter Two

Posted by greygelding , 01 March 2016 - - - - - - · 272 views

How We Met

I was a very shy boy during my school years. Just the thought of talking to a girl could bring me to a cold sweat. I was more at home fishing or camping and while I had been to a couple of high school dances I could never summon the courage to actually ask someone to dance. There were a few girls I really liked and one in particular. We...






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