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Re: Old Friends

Postby Diver52 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:07 pm

I have no idea if this works. https://cjgtravelsnmore.shutterfly.com/pictures.468

If it does, this is Little Mike and Game on Dude (halter). :)

Well, back to the drawing board--maybe I need to resize it. :(

Or read the "posting photos" part again.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby Somnambulist » Mon May 07, 2018 9:07 pm

djnorth wrote:An apology from Blowen may not do much for the "Saint" title but I think it's important. Hey I think he's done a great thing with OF but we're all adults and we all screw up. Owning up to it actually makes me trust somebody more.


Really great post overall, but I thought this was perfectly worded.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby hadrianmarcus » Mon May 07, 2018 10:44 pm

Curtis wrote:They didn’t happen to mention what happened to Bluesthestandard did they?


Thank you. Thanks to all that don't allow what happened to Bluesthestandard to be conveniently forgotten.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon May 07, 2018 10:58 pm

djnorth wrote:Definitely a good question about Bluesthestandard. Especially when you think about him having a nice home with Kristen Mulhall. She didn't even race him, she just liked him and respected him.

Hate to keep sticking on old history but I think an answer is important. "I f'ed up, won't ever do that again." would satisfy at this point. That and being upfront about placing some horses elsewhere. Not that it's a problem but people should be informed. Thought about going there Sunday post-Derby but went to KHP instead. I know they had issues with Kona Gold but at least they addressed it, even though that seemed more like a terrible accident that can happen with horses. They had an exhibit on African-Americans in KY equine history which was really good. An Arabian exhibit and a beautiful pinto Marwari mare.

An apology from Blowen may not do much for the "Saint" title but I think it's important. Hey I think he's done a great thing with OF but we're all adults and we all screw up. Owning up to it actually makes me trust somebody more.

Yep, I agree. I still support them and donate some, but not to the level I did before. Trust is huge.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby sweettalk » Tue May 08, 2018 12:11 am

if i recall, they fed the horses, checked on everyone, they were all fine, and 30 min later someone rushed in saying KG was limping. he wasn't even in shock yet, apparently, so it was caught pretty much immediately. it sounds like a perfect example of "paddock accident".

it was ages ago, and my memory is as foggy as anyone's, so i'm cool if someone needs to correct me.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby FlyToTheStars » Tue May 08, 2018 7:07 am

sweettalk wrote:if i recall, they fed the horses, checked on everyone, they were all fine, and 30 min later someone rushed in saying KG was limping. he wasn't even in shock yet, apparently, so it was caught pretty much immediately. it sounds like a perfect example of "paddock accident".

it was ages ago, and my memory is as foggy as anyone's, so i'm cool if someone needs to correct me.



KG? what is the full name of the horse?
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Re: Old Friends

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 am

FlyToTheStars wrote:
sweettalk wrote:if i recall, they fed the horses, checked on everyone, they were all fine, and 30 min later someone rushed in saying KG was limping. he wasn't even in shock yet, apparently, so it was caught pretty much immediately. it sounds like a perfect example of "paddock accident".

it was ages ago, and my memory is as foggy as anyone's, so i'm cool if someone needs to correct me.



KG? what is the full name of the horse?


Kona Gold probably, given what was posted above.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby FlyToTheStars » Tue May 08, 2018 9:02 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
FlyToTheStars wrote:
sweettalk wrote:if i recall, they fed the horses, checked on everyone, they were all fine, and 30 min later someone rushed in saying KG was limping. he wasn't even in shock yet, apparently, so it was caught pretty much immediately. it sounds like a perfect example of "paddock accident".

it was ages ago, and my memory is as foggy as anyone's, so i'm cool if someone needs to correct me.



KG? what is the full name of the horse?


Kona Gold probably, given what was posted above.


Ah yeah, at Ky Horse Park. It was sad
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Re: Old Friends

Postby djnorth » Tue May 08, 2018 10:44 am

The incident with Kona Gold was sad. I couldn't remember if it happened overnight or early morning. I think he may have been turned out with another horse but I do recall there were questions on whether there was a night watch that patrolled the park overnight checking on the animals. It sounded like a kick injury and I think the KHP stopped turning them out in company after that, at least in the HOC pastures. It did sound like just a horrible accident that can happen with horses but at least they addressed it. Sunday I didn't attend the shows, so I don't know how they do it but KHP has some Champions in the Big Barn with the draft horses. I saw Da Hoss, Mr. Muscleman, Be a Bono and maybe one other in that barn. Don't know if they contact the owners or if it's agreed upon on donation or lending.

OF kind of clammed up with the news about Bluesthestandard came out. I don't even really have a problem with them farming out horses to other facilities since I'm sure they get more requests for help than they have space. However, it didn't seem that there was any attempt to contact the donor of the animals. I remember Kristin Mulhall had said that OF approached her about Blues and that she told them she would take him back if it didn't work. She didn't even know that he wasn't at the facility. I actually think that re-homing some of these animals would be good PR for the retirement industry. OF could show horses that are cleared for some work, be it jumping, dressage, pleasure, therapeutic etc. The horses should be cleared by a vet for the activity and the original donor should be notified and given first refusal.

I've sent small amounts even with the questions but I don't know if I'd be comfortable with retiring a horse there without some explanation of the policy. I also noted that OF's Board was never quoted as unveiling new policies for rehoming horses or keeping horse donors in the group. That bugs me a little too.
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Re: Old Friends

Postby bare it all » Tue May 08, 2018 2:32 pm

fwiw, I see that Catlaunch has EPM and thus can't be out with Dude anymore.
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