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A new beginning - with Closure

30 November 2013 Comments

While I have not been looking to buy a horse, I have been window shopping. It’s fun. And since I wasn’t on the market, there was no danger to me.

For any long-time readers who think this “not in the market, but…” sounds eerily like the time I bought Dexter, it pretty much is.

Except this time, it only took two days from seeing the ad to bringing the horse home.

Closure is a half Arab (the stallion is Dutch Harness Horse x Saddlebred). He’s three, about 15-15.1 hands high, and super sweet and sane. He was bred for the park horse stuff, but he doesn’t have the gaits for that—he does have nice gaits for Dressage, though. As you might expect from his breeding, his challenge will be learning to stretch down and work over his back, but he uses his hocks well and is a very willing guy. I’m sure we are going to have a lot of fun.

His seller was great—he’s had all the age-appropriate work done and has even been sat on a few times, but he hasn’t been overworked or pushed too hard. He’ll stay in very light work this year because he clearly still has some growing to do, but I’m in no hurry. And my work schedule, which is hectic right now, is actually perfect—it means we’ll be working with him for a week or two, giving him a week or two off, picking stuff up again after a bit, etc. About the time the project I’m on settles down a bit, he’ll be ready to start in real work.

I know it’s against all the unwritten rules to post this and not have pictures, but they’ll be coming later this weekend. He looks a lot like Ro right now (clearly, I have a type), but he’s going to be taller and much more substantial once he fills out.

For now, he’s settling in at the barn and I’m settling in to the idea that, once again and sooner than I expected, I own a horse.

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Jane Clancy 3 December 2013

How did I miss this?!?  And where are our follow up pictures?  smile
Happy you found your horse!

Sarah 3 December 2013

I was too busy having fun with him to take pictures this weekend!

Here’s one from Friday, though:

I know he looks a lot like Ro right now, and I don’t deny that I have a definite type preference, but he still has some growing and a lot of filling out to do. I expect he’s going to change quite a bit in the next couple years.

Jane Clancy 5 December 2013

Wonderful!  Ooooooo look at all that CHROME, and beautiful flaxen-ish mane.  He’s beautiful.  Congrats!

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