Welcome to my new reality show called “Flip That Horse!” (TM) (thank you sister Kalen for the perfect name!). In this show, I will acquire a horse in need of rescuing, rehabilitate it, train in, spruce it up, and then try to sell it to a good home. Will I make a profit?? Stay tuned to find out!
The show will highlight Natural Horsemanship techniques, and allow the viewer to really see what’s involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of a neglected, abused or abandoned horse. Some of these horses have serious problems due to the abuse/neglect they have received. Sometimes I pick the horses up at a local auction, as is the case with out first subject: a young palomino filly named Sundance who, at 2 1/2 years old, was not halter broken and could not be caught! She is otherwise healthy, and is about 14.1 hands. Here’s our first star now:
Episode 1 Introduction
Episode 2: The RoundPen
Episode 3: “Leading 101”
Episode 4: “Groundwork & Sacking Out”
Episode 5: Preparing to Saddle
Episode 6: Saddling
Episode 7: Preparing to Mount
Episode 8: Mounting
Episode 9: “First Ride”
Stay tuned for Episode 10 on Youtube.com…..
Episode 11: Basic De-Spooking
Episode 12: Trailer Loading the Difficult Loader
Instead of loading the youtube series one by one and relying on the speed of your internet connection to watch…. buy the DVD! I have put all of the “Sundance” Episodes (including the trailer loading episode) on a convenient DVD that you can watch at your leisure on any DVD player. Only $12.95 plus $2.50 shipping and you can own the DVD. A great gift for horsey enthusiasts! To order, email me at: email@example.com
Sundance is SOLD!
Congratulations to Mychelle D. and her daughter Ashley on the purchase of this lovely filly. In addition to a lovely filly, Mychelle will receive one of my Aeron Riding Halters, as well as both DVDs in which Sundance is the star!
The Middleburg Humane Foundation will receive 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Sundance in order to help them continue their great work rescuing and rehabilitating animals of all shapes and sizes!
So, did we make a profit on our first project? YES! Sundance was purchased at auction for $100.00. She was sold for $1800.00…. taking out the cost of her food and veterinary care (approx. $800), that leaves a net of about $1,000.00. (We won’t count my time, which, if billed at my regular rate, would have been well over the $1,000!!) But really the success here is the fact that this filly, who had a host of problems, has found a good home with some knowledgeable and patient horse people who will continue to bring her along and help her have a happy and successful life. This is the true ‘happy ending’ to this story!
Here’s the latest: Sundance (aka Chevelle) and her new owner Ashley are cleaning up at the shows! Here’s a recent pic: