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Quarter Horse from Mertztown, PA

Flash Poco Bueno

About Me

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I am from Mertztown, PA and I've been a Club Horse member for 5 years and 12 months

Nicknames: Flash, Baby

Age: 12 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Height: 15hh

Color: sorrel with a star and two back pastern markings

Type of Riding: Western, mostly gymkhana (barrel racing, pole bending, etc...), but some trails

My Horse's Achievements: I'm proud of him for learning so fast. The first couple times he went through Poles, it was being led by hand by my dad, then when I hopped on him bareback to go through it with a rider, I barely had to tell him where to go!

I'm also proud of him for continuing and building his trust in me since he was diagnosed with moon blindess, aka equine uveitis or periodic opthalmia. Despite the problems barrel racing the vet thought he would have, he did much better now than he ever has with his vision impairment! He does have some depth perception problems, but he's letting me tell him what to do.

He plateaued at almost completely blind, and I think he's only got about 10% of his sight, but he still fully trusts humans, and especially me when I ask him to run full out into darkness. That takes a lot of trust. If you really think about that, it can be quite an inspiration.

My Horse's Favorite Treat: granola bars

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: run and buck, get treats, make friends

Pet Peeves: He's pretty unflappable

My Horse's motto: Treats? Attention? Hey...?!

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How We Met

After my boss (I rode at the same stable I worked at, and he lets us ride and show his horses) told me that I should stop riding Nevada, the horse I'd taken to shows in 2006, I started riding Zip, one of the horses that an older girl had stopped riding after that show season. I rode him a couple months, then one Saturday in March 2007 after the owner had gotten a bunch of new horses from out west, the barn manager came to pick me up for work as usual. After her usual cheery greeting, she said in consecutive sentences that Zip had been sold to the owner's daughter's boyfriend and that I had a new horse and his name was Flash. Yeah. That was a lot of information in two or so sentences. I'm not very emotional, and I hadn't been incredibly attached to Zip, but I wanted to find out more about this new horse. I wrung out all the information about him as possible, then when we got to the barn went out in the pasture to try to find him. I wasn't really sure which one was him, and I don't really remember how it went the first time I rode him, either, but I loved him pretty soon after I started working with him. It was by chance that on our vacation that summer, I just happened to pull his page up on Horsetopia while I was looking at the pictures of one of the other horses jumping, and it just happened that my mom and cousins called me over to play a game at that moment and I just happened to leave his page up so I could look at it later. It also just happened to catch my dad's eye and he just happened to like the price posted for him. He then semi-randomly told me that I could buy him, just like that. I was dumbfounded. I'd wanted a horse practically all my life, and all of a sudden I had permission to buy the horse that I loved the most. After a series of miraculous events, I bought him on September 22, 2007. That was probably the happiest moment of my life, coming back to the barn from taking customers out on a trail ride and having the paperwork all done because my dad took care of it and being able to call a horse really mine. Since then, we've come a long way, and we both have a long way to go..

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I've had 351 friends visit me.

I'm the 16,667th member on HorseChannel.com.

8 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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Merry CHRISTmas from Fancy and Frances!
We give you a snowy Sunday vote.

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12/20/2009 11:57.01 AM Report This Comment
Hey!
thanks so much for the comment! I love your story as well...and yes God does have a way with doing amazing things ;) I love it! Beautiful horse by the way!!! Have a great day!

Come visit me, Toby.

04/20/2009 08:51.28 AM Report This Comment
Welcome!
I voted for you, will you please vote for my Ibn, Have fun on club horse

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03/02/2009 05:16.57 PM Report This Comment
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01/26/2009 02:43.04 PM
thanks I will vote for you! everytime you vote for me I will vote for you! thanks again! Your horse is pretty too

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01/05/2009 06:08.11 AM Report This Comment
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12/05/2008 06:00.00 PM
Great story. I read the whole thing. I can't wait until I get my horse congrats on yours!

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12/05/2008 01:15.22 PM Report This Comment
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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM
What an awesome story of how you too met and became partners ,he's a real beauty.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
hi
he is pretty i barrel race 2

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09/30/2008 11:48.02 AM Report This Comment
Hey. Nice picture, he comes off the barrel nice. Here's a vote!
Turn N Burn :)

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09/30/2008 05:10.46 AM Report This Comment
Hi there Flash is a handsome boy, he sounds like a great horse and that you have alot of fun with him. Heres a vote.

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09/29/2008 09:13.26 PM Report This Comment
WELCOME!
WOW! What a story sounds like you both were ment for each other...my horse and I were meant for each other too and have a semi similar story...but anyway welcome to horsechannel! And heres a vote :)

Come visit me, Toby.

09/29/2008 07:19.38 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Welcome, I left you your first vote. Hi, Flash! Love the clan!! ;)

Come visit me, Beaus Rockin Ruby, Ella, ~Casper~ Horse of the DAY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! & Angel***Running for HOTD***.

09/29/2008 02:41.01 PM Report This Comment
Hi
Welcome, I left you your first vote. Hi, Flash! Love the clan!! ;)

Come visit me, Beaus Rockin Ruby, Ella, ~Casper~ Horse of the DAY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! & Angel***Running for HOTD***.

09/29/2008 02:41.00 PM Report This Comment
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