OT: had to share this - Page 2 - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 03:57 AM
whimsy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago burbs
Posts: 4,645
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 29 Times in 27 Posts
aww..what a sweet picture! Just warms a person's heart to look at that and to hear the story that goes with it!

whimsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Senior Member
Laurief's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,794
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 28 Times in 20 Posts
Love the story! What a wonderful thing for Lacey to do!

Lily, Lexi ,Logan, Laila & Lizzie's Mom
(Gigi, Lucas, Dugan, Madeline,Reo,Alvin, Lucky, Lukey, Punch, Colby & Ben-(we will always Love you!!)
Laurief is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Senior Member
Pixiesmom's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:03 PM
Senior Member
waybrook's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South GA
Posts: 908
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
What a wonderful opportunity for those children to interact with such a sweet spirit. Hope Lacey has many more years to enjoy the little ones...

Donna Mom to Panda
waybrook is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Senior Member
atsilvers27's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
Posts: 851
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
That looks like a win-win situation for everyone. How sweet! The girl and horse so happy together.
atsilvers27 is offline  
post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 PM
Senior Member
gertchie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 372
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
What a great story! Horses are so wonderful
gertchie is offline  
post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 12:04 PM
Long Island NY
Eddie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 358
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 5 Posts
What a story i love it,you made my day.
Eddie is offline  
post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Tom King's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
Posts: 2,816
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
Lacey has never before had a beginning rider on her back. We bought her out of a field, when she was 7 or 8 years old, to breed simply because we liked her conformation and temperament. Our daughter was a Champion (many times over) rider at the time, and she and Pam rode Lacey some for the first time. She's by a Welsh sire, out of a Connemara/TB mare. She's 13.2.

We had a couple of babies out of her, but since then she's mostly just been hanging out at our farm getting fed. Her two sons are still with us. They're by two different Connemara sires. Will is 15 hands, and Sky is 14.2. We didn't keep breeding her because we didn't want to sell any, didn't need to keep any more, and just kept putting off breeding her again.

Both the boys have taught a number of kids and young adults how to jump, and have had beginners on their backs with no issues since they were 4 or 5. That's pretty young normally for beginner riders, but both are very level headed and we knew they could handle it. The boys are 10 and 11 now, and still carry a number of different riders every week.

Lacey is now 19, and after little use under saddle for a LONG time, it seems like she's doing fine with the little ones. When she was bred those 10 and 11 years ago by AI, the vet didn't even have to put a halter on her. She loves attention, and will stand quietly.

Last edited by Tom King; 02-01-2013 at 02:10 PM.
Tom King is offline  
post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 06:38 PM
HavaneseSoon's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 5,409
Submit Photo: 73
Photo Submissions 24 Times in 22 Posts
Great story! Thanks so much for sharing.

Dexter & Jack
"One Hav is NOT enough to enjoy the RLH skills!"
HavaneseSoon is offline  
post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Senior Member
Ditto's Mom's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 959
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
Lacey is a sweetheart, love hearing her story.

Mom to Phoenix too
Ditto's Mom is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome