My new pony Kings (incase you dont go in the tack room bit!)

Vickijay

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Hi!

As part of my job I ride for a few people and I have ridden a few horses for a lady who has since become one of my close friends. She has 3 lovely horses that I have ridden on and off over the winter and there is one that I really clicked with.

He is a 17h exracehorse who is a rather sensitive sort and hadn't really got on with any of the people who had been riding him for her, he looked like a demented giraffe in some pics. The first time I sat on him, we just clicked. I'm not sure what it was, but we instantly got each other and over the winter I have ridden him a bit, not very regularly, sometimes only once a month, but we have made some awesome progress. All her horses sent mine Christmas presents, he sent me beautiful flowers when I was poorly signed "from your adopted child Kings xxx", and birthday flowers, chocolates and a helium balloon too (he has special pony access to the internet apparently ;) )

Well last week his owner said that she thought he was always destined to be mine because of how we just clicked. She said from the first day I rode him that it felt like he was mine and that she just looked after him and loved him. He is a bit too sharp and sensitive for her, and the long and short of it is that he is now here with me and mine.

Im not sure that it has sunk in yet. If I was to write down the attributes in my perfect horse they would be- tall, athletic, sensitive, sharp, have a good head, heart and to be a nice person. Well he's here!

He has settled in brilliantly, apart from thinking he is a stallion and doing a pretty impressive job of convincing all the girls that he is too!

So heres Kings...

These pics are from me riding him before he was mine....






Playing racehorses on the gallops





Im always smiling on him :D

Him at home with me....



Matcho rug and throwing some shapes!



First lunge (the rein was under the stirrup on the other side)



First sit on at home. I confess I almost blubbed sat on him, like I couldn't believe he was here



And his first at home photo shoot





I love this one...











I just adore him. Loads.

The plan is to get him a bit fitter and then get him out to some BD and see if he jumps!!

Thanks for reading x
 

glamourpuss

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Oh gosh! I adore him! He has shot right to the top of my HHO horses I'd like to steal. He is absolutely stunning & you 2 look amazing together.
Please keep us fully updated on him 😊
 

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I don't normally feel the love for TB horses, but he is a seriously nice boy. Best of luck with him!
 

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how fabulous that you clicked with such a lovely looking horse..he is my type of horse but sounds too sharp for me as I am a bit old and crocked but you look great on him..have fun and we will need lots of updates and piccies!!!!
 

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Bloody hell Vicki I didn't realise he was an ex racer, he is luscious! Stunning stunning! Are you keeping this one? ;)
 

Vickijay

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Thanks for everyone's kind words about lovely Kings. I do feel very lucky to have him here :)

Yes he is Firewell :) you wouldn't think it to look at him that much though. He's a fancy pants who makes me very smiley <3
 

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What a smart looking horse, such a nice type who seems to have a lovely kind eye. You look very happy riding him. He could have a modelling career showing off all that lovely matching gear if dressage and jumping don't take his fancy! Looking forward to following his progress. I am sure he will go far.
 

Vickijay

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Must be hard to motivate yourself with all those gawguss horses you've got :wink3:
I am motivated. Just exhausted lollll

What a smart looking horse, such a nice type who seems to have a lovely kind eye. You look very happy riding him. He could have a modelling career showing off all that lovely matching gear if dressage and jumping don't take his fancy! Looking forward to following his progress. I am sure he will go far.
I hope so. He's a special chap I think :)
 

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Nom nom. What fab pics. I'm drooling at the matchy but I can't be fagged with bandages so I will just have to admire them on other people! Hope you have lots of fun with him.
 

Vickijay

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Thanks for everyone's nice comments :)

Kings is 10 as he has been busy being a racehorse!! On paper that probably meant that I shouldn't have had him, but I love him!!!

I do like a matchy set, but mostly can't be bothered with bandages, will normally only put them on if its new and I want to see, or if I have a photo bitch haha
 

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His just so lovely how lucky are you, I love putting bandages on I used to work for someone who bandaged all her horses every night all the other staff used to moan about doing it but I quite enjoyed doing them maybe I am a bit weird.
 

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He is simply stunning!! And wow to the pics of that canter! You do such a fantastic job with your horses so he is one lucky chap! :smile3:
 

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I love T.B.'s and he is something special. What's his racing name, I want to look him up on racing post if I may. I bet his racing stable mates would be so impressed with all that pouncing in matchy matchy!
 

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Hes stunning- I have an ex race horsey too :) Where did you get your rein covers from? I think I need to invest in some my lad is getting rubbed!
 

Vickijay

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His posh name is King's Alchemist :)

My rein covers are from Courtlea, they are mega for stopping reins from rubbing a clipped coat.

He is so gorgeous. I just adore him
 
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