Old Friends and New Vocations partner to help Thoroughbreds

TapitsGal
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:04 am

I have seen Stud Muffin out and about at various three day events/ horse trials in the NY/New England area. I know he lives at Akindale but goes out to shows. perhaps OF could do the same?
BlindLucky
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:11 am

Curtis wrote:Blowen doesn't seem to answer his emails. Maybe they'll put in a suggestion box. It really isn't that complicated. As stated, the name horses aren't going to be adopted out via New Vocations anyway. Some horses are perfectly fine with being a pasture ornament and some are not. I don't think their resume should dictate what they do. What I'm proposing is just a way to put the horses first and not the people. I thought that was the point.
Have you ever been to the farm? I'm curious why you think they don't already put the horses first. Horses like Game on Dude are healthy and sound, but just from what I've seen on my visits (granted, only a snapshot, but the same each time), he seems like a pocket pony. He and his buddy stand quietly for scratches and carrots, come to the fence to see people, then amble back to grazing and naps. It seems to be a pretty awesome life for a horse with such a quiet demeanor. If you're worried that he's bouncing off the walls wanting to race around a jumps course, I don't think you have to worry :lol:
Photos from my racing travels: ThoroughbredJourney.com
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Flanders
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:40 am

BlindLucky wrote:
Curtis wrote:Blowen doesn't seem to answer his emails. Maybe they'll put in a suggestion box. It really isn't that complicated. As stated, the name horses aren't going to be adopted out via New Vocations anyway. Some horses are perfectly fine with being a pasture ornament and some are not. I don't think their resume should dictate what they do. What I'm proposing is just a way to put the horses first and not the people. I thought that was the point.
Have you ever been to the farm? I'm curious why you think they don't already put the horses first. Horses like Game on Dude are healthy and sound, but just from what I've seen on my visits (granted, only a snapshot, but the same each time), he seems like a pocket pony. He and his buddy stand quietly for scratches and carrots, come to the fence to see people, then amble back to grazing and naps. It seems to be a pretty awesome life for a horse with such a quiet demeanor. If you're worried that he's bouncing off the walls wanting to race around a jumps course, I don't think you have to worry :lol:
I didn't want to actually put the pics here since they are copyrighted so I linked them. Really like the pics they post of Game on Dude and his bff, Yankee Fortune.
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 2677_o.jpg
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 9589_o.jpg
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 7431_o.jpg
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hp ... 0017_o.jpg
There were more pics shared, including after the last pic I linked, Yankee Fortune did get up, because Dude was pestering him so much. ;)
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:18 pm

I give them a gold medal for Two Horse Team Synchronized Napping. :D
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:02 pm

Those are hilarious... :lol: <3
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