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Jhett was my first horse. On a whim, I purchased him from a family I had known for a very long time.
I used him primarily for trail riding as I didn't have much interest or time to do anything other than that. He confidently scaled up and down hills, carefully maneuvered his way through loose footing, steadily waded through chest deep water, and blazed through brush and scrub without hesitation. If we weren't tackling through the woods, he would just as easily settle for a short ride down the road. He was that trail horse that everyone could have ever wanted. And you could tell he enjoyed it as he always wanted to take the lead and was quick to problem solve obstacles.
However, due to advancing DSLD/ESPA, Jhett found himself in early retirement in the fall of 2019. He now spends his days in the pasture grazing, rolling in his favorite dirt patch, lounging in the sun, and being in charge of the herd. He will never be sold due to his condition as I can't guarantee future. Instead, he will spend his final days at home with his family and herd.
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After several years of trying, my mom decided to sell her Morgan mare as they were not a good fit.
And after few weeks of searching, I landed upon an ad for a "Quarter horse" gelding on Craigslist. After looking through the photos (and seeing an obvious discrepancy of the the part Arabian in him) I responded to the ad to see if we could meet the him.
We drove down to southwest Iowa where we met with a mother, daughter, and the gelding. By the following weekend, we were trailering him back home.