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#1 2015-04-11 04:58:09

uno
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Stone Man, the final update.

After seriously slamming Horse Daughter into the ground, and after HD having to make the painful decision to NOT continue with the horse, Stone Man was sent to a rodeo contractor for a try out.

Horse Daughter is a horse trader. She takes on a project, gets the horse coming along, and then sells it to a discipline she thinks the horse is suited for and enjoys. She has taken on several unbroken horses and gets them going under saddle. SHe took on Fergy, an enormous, unbroke Percheron mare with an attitude and a backside to match! Her own regular riding horse she also got as unbroken. HD is somewhat capable in the horse department.(if you Google pictures of Percherons, at least 5 pics of a young HD on that fat, roan mare come up)

But Stone Man was not a project horse. She did not bring him home with the intention of moving him along. Stone Man was to be her forever boy. That it didn't go that way has caused grief.

Stone Man spent some time at the stock place, settling in, and recently was tried out. The verdict is this: He is not pro-rodeo material, but he is most definitely amateur rodeo stock. Nice part is that he's no longer crazy, bad wild. You can actually handle him! He is not out to kill the rider, not screaming, no pinned ears. Just a big, powerful buck. The feeling of the contractor is that this horse bucks well, likes to buck, is not likely to give up bucking and is likely never going to be a riding horse. He bought Stone Man.

Horse Daughter did not get top dollar. Her goal was to get him to a place he would be looked after, used for his best purpose (bucking) and she did insist on a price above slaughter price, to ensure that was not going to be how he ended up. Had it turned out that he was no longer a bucker, but a dangerous riding horse, if it came time to destroy the horse, she would have made that call herself.

I asked how she was feeling. She said, "I was told I'd never catch him, halter him, pick up his feet, groom him,  saddle him, bridle him or ride him. I did all that.  I was also told he'd kill me, and that might have happened had I gotten on him again. I can ride well, but I am not a bronc rider. I can deal with a horse that gives me a half second warning the buck is coming. But with Stone Man, there was nothing. One second riding, the next second I was in the air. It was that fast. I am not equipped to deal with an entirely unpredictable horse, nor is that what I want in a riding horse. So I had to make a decision, and I did."

IT feels alien. This is the first time in years there has been no horse in the horse pen. Something feels gone, lost, empty. I say a prayer for Stone Man that his horse heart is happy and that his life is good. He was an adventure and I hope both he and HD went away better for the meeting. Everyone is alive. A happy ending after all.

Last edited by uno (2015-04-11 04:59:30)

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#2 2015-04-11 05:00:11

heda gobbler
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Well done HD.


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#3 2015-04-11 05:09:35

toybarons
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Well done HD.


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#4 2015-04-11 06:07:14

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From: Carnwood, Alberta
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

A very satisfactory conclusion for all involved...except perhaps you, Uno.


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#5 2015-04-11 10:59:30

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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

HD has made a good decision.  Very unselfish decision.  She did what was best for Stone Man, not what was best for her or you.  Well done HD.  Sorry for your pain Uno.


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#6 2015-04-11 11:33:03

killerbunny
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

I am glad Stone Man has gone to a hopefully good home.
:hugz: to Uno & HD


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#7 2015-04-11 15:17:27

Ruffledfeathers
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Well she accomplished the impossible with him or so "they". She was extremely realistic about his future. I say it's a win win. Good for you HD.

psst uno I'm sure that pen won't be empty for long (whizzle)


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#8 2015-04-11 17:54:13

lady leghorn
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

uno,   So glad things worked out all the way around.  I know you miss him.  But maybe sometime you can go watch him buck.   At least HD took him far enough that he will be treated well. 

Being able to handle him, will make his life so much easier.   :Congrats2:  To HD and you. :)

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#9 2015-04-11 18:53:02

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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Good choice.


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#10 2015-04-11 20:55:22

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From: Grenfell, Saskatchewan
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Good for HD for bringing Stony as far along as she did without giving up.  Very happy she found a good fit for him.  I am sure your heart hurts uno - I know mine is hurting for you.  Sending you :hugz:


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#11 2015-04-12 03:52:45

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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Well I am so glad the HD was able to find a place for him. I will keep my ears open and if they don't change his name maybe I will see him preform.  Hopefully he will have a long successful career.  And now that he is easier to handl it will be much easier to give him the best care.
Good job HD and Uno.


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#12 2015-04-12 04:16:50

heda gobbler
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

How is HD physically?  I hope she has recovered.


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#13 2015-04-12 04:48:59

uno
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

Heda, physically I think she is on the mend although says her lower back has a pain that is not easing off. She is a regular with the chiropractor, who knows of both her hobbies; horses and large dirt bikes. He's been putting her back together for several years now.

But emotionally this is a sore spot. She feels she did the best thing for Stone Man by trying to get him where he belongs. But she still feels like she failed. Quitting does not come easy to her and although she made a wise decision, a practical decision, a mature and realistic decision, it still feels to her like quitting. And failing.

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#14 2015-04-12 06:00:33

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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

She can't look at it as a failure but more like a change of plans :) easier said then done I know. I could send you a pony if your lonely :)


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#15 2015-04-12 12:29:06

Fowler
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Re: Stone Man, the final update.

uno wrote:

Heda, physically I think she is on the mend although says her lower back has a pain that is not easing off. She is a regular with the chiropractor, who knows of both her hobbies; horses and large dirt bikes. He's been putting her back together for several years now.

Someone told me to practice keeping my stomach muscles engaged at all times.  Keep them about 40% tight.  Takes some time where you have to keep reminding yourself.  My lower back took a big leap in healing as soon as I started doing that.


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