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OTTB - Creator is now at home at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL

OTTB - Creator is now at home at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL. He is the FOURTH horse that Linnea Boyce and Cheryl Knobloch of Fox Haven Farm have purchased with the assistance of Bits & Byte Farm.

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Fox Haven Farm is in Jennings, Florida.

Creator's Bargain Barn photo

Creator's Bargain Barn photo

 

 

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OTTB Creator is now at his new home at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL

Creator - FOR SALE!

Creator was a former Bargain Barn horse becuase he had a chip on the side of his knee. He was sound with the chip but we did not want to misrepresent him so he was placed on our Bargain Barn page. He was purchased by Linnea Boyce and her mom Cheryl Knobloch. This is their fourth horse purchased with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm. Other horses include: Artrageous, Alaskan Crown, Foxy Dixie and now Creator. Alaskan Crown and Foxy Dixie are for sale at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL where they train horses for eventing and breed Thoroughbreds with color. Click here to go to the Fox Haven Farm Web site.

OTTB Creator is now at his new home at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL

April 5, 2007

Hi Elizabeth,
Lots of things with Creator today. I bondered him this morning. I was aghast when Monica told me she always had a chain IN HIS MOUTH when handling him. Scary- but turns out probably not necessary. Unfortunately it is often easier to use a chain than to train for ground manners. Bondering him today for 45 minutes changed his mentality completely, at least for today, and I was not successful in getting him to completely join up. It will happen with not too much more work. Kids came by tonight on horses to see our newest stallion and he was the perfect gentleman with a cotton leadrope.

OTTB Creator is now at his new home at Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL

He is very tender in front because Monica had his shoes pulled and a close trim done before he shipped. We will have to put shoes back on in front before we can really work him, but Linnea rode him for the first time today. She talked to Monica who said they never had any issues with him under saddle, in fact he was/is far more mannerly under saddle than from the ground. He tried to talk to girls in the side pasture across the fence from the arena one time, Linnea corrected him, and he never offered anything but long looks after that. Walked, trotted, and got some nice bending turns even on tender front feet; walked him over single caveletti and he just asked "why" every time. We will see how he does when his front feet don't hurt.

I just saw where you asked for pix of the three of us - maybe we can get some this weekend. By the way, the kids absolutely loved him. He is such a tank - sticks at 15.2hh. He really has no filling out to do so hopefully will grow UP some more this year. Waiting to hear from Dr. Calahan at U.F. re his xrays which I mailed Monday.

Thank you for your assistance in bringing Creator here.

Teeny

 

 

Elizabeth's Note: Creator was most likely a handful at the track because he did not ever get turned out in a paddock.

Creator throws in the towel on racing.

Creator throws in the towel on racing.

His owner, Monica, had a Jolly ball for him and also gave Creator a towel to play with.

In February 2007, we watched Creator play with a hand towel for 20 minutes. He would toss it in the air and then grab it in is mouth. Sometimes the towel would end up landing on his back. He would grab it and give it a good shake. Creator is just three years old and has a lot of growing to do.

Creator throws in the towel on racing.

April 4, 2007

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Well, we finally got some pictures of Creator (aka Creature). He REALLY needs some manners, but other than that so far so good. I worked with him in the round pen for about ½ hour and he was listening really well by the end of his lesson. His feet are much less sore today and he’s moving better. We have sent his X-rays to UF and will hopefully hear from them by the end of the week. He is built so nicely I am really hoping that he will be sound enough to event, but he is already a handful as a stallion at only three years old so it may be better if he is gelded than to keep him intact. If his knee is fixable I think I’ll go ahead get him gelded. If not he will stay a stallion and be resold as such. I’ve attached the pictures that we took this morning and I’ll keep you updated about his knee as we get news.

Also...I’ll be competing Artrageous at Poplar Place May 5-6. I looked at the entry status yesterday and Amanda and Grayboo will be there as well so maybe you guys can come down?

Talk to you later!
Linnea

Elizabeth's Note: We hope to be at the Poplar Place Horse Trials in May 5 - 6, 2007. Look for us and cheer on the horses of Bits & Bytes Farm: Artrageous( Beginner Novice), Grayboo (Novice) and Captain Arias (Prelim) are all entered. Come say hello to me - I'll be the woman with the camera and the big proud and happy smile watching our friends and horses competing.

April 2, 2007

Hi Elizabeth,

Received your CD today of Artrageous' photos. There are some fabulous pix there. Thank you so much. Can add it to Arty's scrapbook.

Creator has settled in and showing his sore front feet. Monica had his shoes removed and a close trim done. He won't be moving freely for about a week, probably. We will try to get some standing pix today - but no moving pix until he stops walking on eggshells. He certainly is a tank. Can't wait to see him really moving. Monica said she always handled him with a chain through his mouth. We don't think that will be necessary after we do some ground work with him, but he will probably never be as easy to handle as Arty - most horses of any sex are not.

Thanks again. We will stay in touch. T
T eeny (Cheryl Knobloch)

Creator was a former Bargain Barn horse because he had a chip on the side of his knee. He was sound with the chip but we did not want to misrepresent him so he was placed on our Bargain Barn page.

Creator's Bargain Barn photo
Creator's Bargain Barn photo - January 2007.

This was the text from the Bargain Barn listing for Creator in January 2007

Creator is just three this year and he is already done racing due to a small chip on the outside of his knee. It does not bother him. It needs to be removed before it does any damage. His owner does not have the time to allow for the operation and layup and so he must be sold. He will be 100% after the chip is removed.

Creator is a gorgeous colt! He loves to train and he has only raced five times. He is 15.2 hands and he is still growing. Creator is a real black horse for sale and he has two white rear socks and a beautiful star.

Congratulations to Cheryl Knobloch and Linnea Boyce of Fox Haven Farm in Jennings, FL on the purchase of Creator.

 


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