The Story of Rose

Picture of RoseI first met Rose in the spring of 1998 or so.  Rose was in Beaumont TX owned by my brother-in-law Jim and his wife Theresa. Jim’s passion is racing horses.  He bought Rose as a nice kid proof horse for his daughter. He was also excited to breed her. Rose has had 4 babies. We went for a visit to Beaumont, that is when Jodie and I each had a turn riding Rose and we both felt the potential in Rose as a lesson horse. Patrick told his brother-in-law if he ever wants to sell her to let us know.  Well, time went on and Rose was always in the back of our minds. It is very hard to find a good lesson horse! In the summer of 2001 we moved from El Paso to Aubrey. Before we moved I sold 7 lesson horses. I knew it would take a lot of time to build up my lesson business and I wanted to minimize horse costs. We traveled here with, 3 cats, 2 dogs, 3 horses (Champas, Fancy & Pringles) 3 hens, 1 rooster and 1 goat. I left 2 horses behind; in El Paso, they would arrive here via my nephew one month later.  Well it was a good thing we only came with the 3 horses. We had no fences up just the property line fence. The horses spent the first night in our backyard! First thing in the morning Champas broke a bedroom window. He wasn’t even cut! It was a very hard start. One month later Chapo and Lady Bug arrived. By then we had put in our lovely hot wire fence. It is fast, safe and cheep. Life was grand. Luckily we have completely changed all hot wire with real fencing. The ugly hot wire fence was very embarrassing.

Then Jim called with the news he had made the decision to sell Rose. Rose came into our lives and just needed a couple months training with Jodie and I. Rose use to try to run back to the barn any chance she would get. She was very fast and didn’t know how to lope in a circle. She just never had to before. Now Rose is Rose.

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