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Judging Dreams has made it home to Auburn, Maine and his new mom Alison Brigham.

Judging Dreams lives Auburn, Maine wth his mom Alison Brigham. He is sadly offered for sale.

Alison may be reached at: (207) 577-0844.

 

 

Judging Dreams has made it home to Auburn, Maine

Judging Dreams has made it home to Auburn, Maine.

 

Judging Dreams was a former Prospect Horse For Sale in July 2007.

Judging Dreams was a former Prospect Horse For Sale in July 2007. Click to see Judging Dreams Prospect Horse For Sale photos .

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Hi Elizabeth,
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!

Alison

March 13, 2008

Hi Elizabeth,
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.

Thank you,
Alison
PS – I can be reached at (207) 577-0844.

Judging Dreams aka "Orion" and his mom ready for Christmas. December 22, 2007
Judging Dreams aka "Orion" and his mom ready for Christmas. December 22, 2007

December 22, 1007

Hi Elizabeth,
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,
Alison

December 15, 2007

Hi Elizabeth,
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 great!

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!

Happy Holidays!
Alison

Elizabeth's Note:
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

Judging Dreams in August 2007

Hi Elizabeth!

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.

Thanks again!
Alison

Judging Dreams was a black Thoroughbred Horse For Sale in July 2007

July 25, 2007

Hi Elizabeth,

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.

Thanks again,
Alison

July 16, 2007

Hi Elizabeth,

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 under saddle.

Will keep you updated on our journey.
Thanks again for all of your help!

Alison Brigham


p.s. - will have more pics by end of week

Judging Dreams was a former Prospect Horse For Sale in July 2007

Click to see Judging Dreams Prospect Horse For Sale photos .
Click to see Judging Dreams pedigree.

Judging Dreams was a black Thoroughbred Horse For Sale in July 2007


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