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Donna R
Congratulations Alamar and your adopter!
Congrats to Alamar and his new family!
Alamar did leave for his new home yesterday with his adopter, Lori!  Thank you so much Lori!  I am just a little behind on computer work, so a little slow with getting all of the updates done here, but better a little late than never.  :) 

As I had mentioned earlier on Alamar's thread here, a neighbor of Amo's donor found out that he was donated here and already knew him and really wanted him, so we set it all up and Amo left for his new home yesterday with Lori!  It is pretty fun that Alamar will be living so close to his old home.  We look forward to hearing updates and how things go in Alamar's new life!

Thank you Lori, and congratulations!  Here is an adoption day photo from yesterday, 6/16/2013. 

I want to explain the beautiful blue halter that Alamar is wearing. A wonderful lady named Toni came by the MHWF farm brought 20 halters, 10 pink and 10 blue. The Sandy Hook tragedy hit her really hard and she was thinking about the 20 acts of kindness and she came up with this idea. Each horse that gets adopted now will leave with a beautiful rope halter with attached lead rope, pink for the mares and blue for the geldings. You will notice that there is a little horse figure attached to the halter, and each one of those little wooden horses attached to the halter has the name of a Sandy Hook victim on it. What a wonderful way to remember them and share their memory! Here is an adoption day picture of Alamar and Lori, and the beautiful blue halter in remembrance of DANIEL from the Sandy Hook tragedy. 


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Wow, *Alamar* is one HAPPY boy. He is gorgeous, and I sure hope that Lori brings lots of updates and photos of her trail rides, and getting acquainted... I wonder if he will remember her, cuz that would be sooo special... Congratulations Lori!! You and *Alamar* are both really LUCKY to be together. 
mel d
Congratulations! Life is wonderful in the way MHWF horses and folks find each other!
I just wanted to let everyone know that Alamar made the trip to his new home very well.  Although he didn't want to load in the trailer, (he knew that he was leaving his friend Lily) he rode very well on the 4+ hour trip to his new home.  He is a quiet boy in the trailer and has good "sea legs".   He spent his first night in the barn pen as it was too late in the evening to introduce him to his new lot and small pasture.  By morning he had eaten a lot of hay and drank a lot of water, which is always reassuring.  We started our day with a gradual introduction to his new home, which was without incident.  Alamar is a very quiet and intelligent horse that is quick to process information. 

It will be a week, or so, before I introduce him to the other horses.  (I always do a short quarantine period when I bring in a new horse - just to be safe.)  He is very quiet  being alone, yet welcomes visits from his 'people'.   It isn't always pleasant having a horse separate from the group - usually lots of noise and nervous running - but Alamar is making it a pleasant experience for me.

The best news, Alamar's former owner came over to visit him yesterday.  She was very happy to see him at his new home.  After a lifetime of having horses, giving up her horses has been a heart-wrenching experience for her.   I think that they both needed and enjoyed the visit.

I enjoyed my short visit with Scott, Karen and all the helpers that were around on Sunday.  And thank you for the help loading Alamar.  I should have spent a little more time visiting with you all but with the long drive that we had ahead of us, we just didn't have time to linger.  Also, once Alamar was on the trailer, I just think that it would have been even worse for him and Lily the longer we stayed.  But it was nice to meet you in person.

Also, if anyone loves Arabians, please go look at LIKA Tiger Lily.  Lily is a well trained horse.  She is obediant and predictable under saddle - no surprises. Like most Arabs, she is very self-assured and confident so she needs someone that is consistent and assertive with her.  If you are a person that prefers a horse that is energetic and showy, I don't think that you will be disappointed.

Thanks for the update Lori!  I'm glad to hear things are going so smoothly and that Alamar had a visitor already too.  :) 

Another good thing is that Lily couldn't have cared less that Alamar left.  She had called to him a few times while he was loading and in the trailer, but after he was gone you wouldn't have even known anything was up.  Lily is really close friends with a mare named Elsie out here, and they just went back to hanging out and grazing in the pasture after you pulled out. 
Big congrats Lori to you and Alamar

Update: 6/25/2013


Yes, Alamar was adopted, but sadly his adopter got hurt this past weekend and Alamar will will be coming back to MHWF very soon. His adopter's injury had nothing to do with horses and Amo has not done anything wrong. His adopter is going to be fine, but is going to need surgery and her ability to care for horses is going to be hampered a great deal. We will update when Amo does come back. In the meantime, if you have interest in Amo, give us a call. He is an exceptional horse.

Oh that's so sad for Alamar and his adopter!  I hope she is better soon!
So sad to hear the news.  Hope Alamar will find another loving home soon. I'm sure his adopter is saddened to have to give him up also. I wish her the best. 
Karla Joy
This is such sad news. :-(
Hopefully everything goes well for Lori. Alamar is a beautiful horse and definitely one I'd be interested in if I had room.
Jane Liess
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Lori.  I'm so sorry you had to return Alamar, but it is the most unselfish thing to do.  Take care of yourself; I'm sure things will work out in the long run.
mel d
Oh no, sending healing wishes to you, Lori.
Lori, wishing you a speedy and full recovery.
I want to thank the MHWF forum family for their well-wishes for me.  I hurt my shoulder while trimming a tree a week ago.  It had nothing to do with Alamar.  And there is no good story.  At age 52, It is just one of those stupid things a that happens as your body gets older.  To all of those younger, relish your time with your horses.

Update: 7/6/2013


Alamar is now back at MHWF and ready for his new home!


Donna M
Sorry to hear about your injury Lori.

I am coming for a visit on the 13th and would like to meet Alamar, Lakota, and Dalilah. Sugar Bear was 7 when I adopted her at the ripe old age of 50. We've aged well together and she proved to me you can teach an old dog new tricks! ;-)

By the way, I will have horse trailer in tow!
Alamar had a chance to come out of the pasture today and be ridden for a bit.  He did just great.  We also tested his patience being tied and he did great with that as well. 
Here are a few pictures from today, 7/14/2013.  A few riding pics and then the series of him being tied (and playing with the stuff on the hitching post when he got bored!)

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Sandy K
He's looking great ! Love the 'amusing' photos . Smart boy .
Man-o-man, he is one good looking gelding!  He has that cute little face when being mischievous, I love it.
Jenni O.
Oh, he is so stinkin' cute! He looks pretty content tied there, especially since you left him with "toys". Someone will be lucky to adopt him. I wish it could be me.
Glad to see that things are going well with Amo.  Hopefully, his new person will find him soon. ;)
Yay Amo, you are adopted! Congrats to you and your new person. Can't wait to see the pictures!
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