Judging Dreams aka "Orion" - SOLD!
November 1 , 2008
Judging Dreams has been sold to Mackenzie Dey. We hope that Mackenzie
will keep up with Judging Dreams Success Stories. Congrautions
on the purchase of this fine horse.
April 7, 2008
Hope all is well with you. I just wanted to let you know that Orion is for sale. I originally bought him as a resale project. He has been in training and going really well. He has had some time off due to the weather here in Maine. Hoping to start him over fences this month. Thanks again for everything! Love reading the success stories!
March 13, 2008
It is with great sadness that I write to you. Due to an unexpected family crisis I have to sell Judging Dreams aka Orion. I will not have the time to give him the attention and love he deserves. He is the MOST wonderful horse and it pains me to have to do this, but I have no choice. I will only sell him to a good home, preferably to someone where he will be their only horse. He has been working off and on all winter. Due to the weather here in Maine I have mainly been longlining him. He is coming along quite nicely. He has never spooked, bucked, reared. Very laid back. He is up to date on shots, shoes, teeth, etc. He has the sweetest personality. You can’t not fall in love with him! I’m hoping that with your help I can find him a great home.
PS – I can be reached at (207) 577-0844.
Judging Dreams aka "Orion" and
his mom ready for Christmas. December 22, 2007
December 22, 1007
Here is a Christmasy
picture of Orion and I today. He feels much better after the vet did his chiropractic
work on him. His pelvis and lower back were out of alignment. I
now have stretches I do with him everyday I ride. Thank
you for the saddle info! The vet took a look at my saddle
(a Crosby XL too!) and said it looked great on Orion! What
a relief. Hope to have more pics soon.
Staying warm in Maine,
December 15, 2007
Just wanted to let you know how Orion is doing. His
training is going VERY well! I had a trainer ride him a few times
to see how he felt under saddle, so when I lesson with her she
could give me some hints. She was AMAZED at how in just a few
short months he was round (both sides!), how nicely he was coming
down on the bit and picking up the right lead consistently every
time. Made me feel good that taking my time
and all my reading had paid off. He is SO laid back that when I
jumped him over a few small crossrails he actually trotted over
them! I am going
to work him through some grids in the next few weeks.
It has been very cold here in Maine and he lost some weight, so
I started him on dengie and beet pulp. He is gaining the weight
back nicely. I also had his teeth done, which was a good thing
because they weren’t in very good shape. He has been sore
in his back this week (down by his hips) so I am having my vet
come and do some chiropractic work on him. Think it might be my
saddle, so I am in the process of looking for a new one to fit
him. Any information you may have on saddles/saddle fit would be
He is the sweetest, most lovable horse! He and my mare are inseparable!
I swear on cold windy days he blocks the wind for her! Thank you
again for making this happen!
It is important that your saddle fit your horse. There are many
Web sites that will tell you how to judge the fit of your saddle.
I find a fleece half pad makes many saddles fit better and also
cushion the horse's back. I use one all the time as I am riding many
horses with the same saddle. Wintec saddles with the adjustable
gullets are good while the horse is growing or changing shape.
They can be changed as the horse changes. Most Thoroughbred use
the medium narrow (green) or medium gullet (black). I ride in
a Crosby XL with a medium tree and it fits all the horses well
when used with a fleece half pad.
August 31, 2007
Well it’s been over a month and Orion is doing great! I
have had several rides on him and he is wonderful! We need to work
on going to the right, which was to be expected, but other than
that he is progressing well. Unfortunately, I have been travelling,
so not as far along as I would have liked, but am done going away
and excited to get into a routine. No matter what I ask him to
do, he does it without hesitation. Walks over poles, crossties,
he even walked into an enclosed wash stall, that is daunting to
most new horses, and didn’t blink an eye. This whole retraining
process is so amazing to me! He and I are gaining so much confidence
and knowledge as a team. The bond that we have in such a short
time can’t be put into words.
I have attached a picture. Not so great, I had to do it on a timer.
Will keep you updated and send more pictures.
July 25, 2007
It's been just over a week and Orion (yes, my boys vetoed Onyx)
has settled right in. I've been playing "carrot games" with
him to help him bend, stretch, learn to move over and to back.
He is a very fast learner and we are having alot of fun! Next we
will be working on the lunge line and getting used to the mounting
block. He has such a sweet personality and SO handsome. I really
lucked out when I found him! In a month I will be moving him to
where my other horse, Aly Jade, is and it will be easier for me
to travel to. I will send more photos soon and keep you updated.
Wanted to let you know Judging Dreams, aka Onyx, made it to Maine
safely on Sunday. He arrived in a downpour and was such a trooper.
Walked right off the trailer. Didn't mind the dog running around
barking or the other horses banging on the trailer. On the way
to the barn we encountered a large puddle, which he wasn't too
sure about, but kept walking (on the edge of the puddle!). He is
handsome! The pictures didn't do him justice. I spent time with
him yesterday just grooming and seeing if there were any "don't
touch spots". He was wonderful! Will keep working with him
on the ground for the next couple of weeks and then progress to
Will keep you updated on our journey.
for all of your help!
p.s. - will have more pics by end of week
Judging Dreams was a former
Prospect Horse For Sale in July 2007