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 #76 
Awesome news for Oreo!  Congratulations Mary and Don on adopting him.
Jenni O.
 #77 
Yay! Happy for all involved! Congratulations. I'm betting Oreo will help the healing process. Hope Sully is equally happy with his new friend.
Christine
 #78 
Congratulations! You are all lucky to have each other ♡♡♡
Jurita
 #79 
 Congrats. I hope that  Oreo will help you with the loss of KC. He seems like a sweet horse and was a good boy when I rode him.
Donna R
 #80 
Congratulations on a wonderful adoption! 
jenn
 #81 
Yay Oreo!  Congratulations Don and Mary! Gotta say you are brave people coming out in those temps and great job Oreo for being a steady handsome guy!  Happy trails to you all!
doreen
 #82 
Congratulations to Oreo, Don & Mary!
Oreo
 #83 
So happy to see Oreo found a new family.  He is one sweet horse.  Looking forward to updates and pictures.
Mary Harvey
 #84 
Thanks, Everyone!  Oreo is a very sweet guy.  We really like him alot!  He's always following us around and is curious to know what we're doing.  Unfortunately, Sully is kind of being a little creep to him, but he's always kind of had a little man complex!  I do feel bad for Sully because he's been through a lot of change in the last couple months and, of course, doesn't understand what's going on.  Anyway, I'm sure with time, the two will bond.  

Here's a picture from yesterday.  Oreo is pretty cautious around Sully, so we separate the hay piles with a pretty good distance.   It's kind of funny having two Appy's now.  One is Spotty and one is Spotless!

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Scott: MHWF
 #85 
Thank you! Love the pics and the update!
Jurita
 #86 
Glad you are finding out how sweet Oreo can be. I'm sure things will settle down over there between the two horses. it doesn't sound too serious though.
Jenni O.
 #87 
What a cute pair! The honeymoon phase for horses is always so much fun, lol. They will hopefully be best pals soon enough.
John
 #88 
Beautiful picture and congrats.

Kathy
 #89 
So happy to see he found a good home. He is one sweet boy.
Mary H
 #90 
Took Oreo out for a little test drive this weekend after giving him a few weeks to settle in.  Weather was beautiful by us this weekend, which was great, but it made the ground a lot sloppy.  Don took him for a couple spins around the paddock.  He was a little crabby at times, but so was our other dude, Sully, and he's actually used to being ridden!  I swear when the weather changes, even if it's just a little, they all get squirrelly.  Here is a pic of Don on him.

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Scott: MHWF
 #91 
How weird, I was JUST thinking about Oreo and.....boom, there is an update and a photo [smile] 

Thank you!!!
Jenni O.
 #92 
Yay, a photo! He was probably crabby because he wanted to snooze in the sun. [smile]
Karen-MHWF
 #93 
I want to mention for any Oreo fans out there that Mr. O will be returning to MHWF in a couple of weeks.  We gave Oreo to Mary and Don when they lost KC to colic so that their horse, Sully, would not be alone and unfortunately, Sully is beating up on Oreo pretty relentlessly.  They have tried everything, but Sully just keeps beating Oreo up.  They are separated by a fence line now and have that much companionship, but the situation just is not working out.  Mary and Don came and met horses and we are pairing them up with Penny, because Penny isn't going to take any crap out of Sully, we hope.  Penny doesn't take any crap from any horses here, so that should carry over, and it's probably about time Sully had a mare tell him where things are really at.  So....Oreo will be available for adoption at the MHWF farm in a couple of weeks.  
Christine
 #94 
I am so sorry it did not work out [frown]  Oreo is so sweet and I am sure he will find his person!
Karen-MHWF
 #95 

Oreo arrived back to MHWF yesterday, 5/21/2016.  Talk about a horse who has drawn the short end of the stick a couple of times....this poor guy is once again looking for a home, due to absolutely no fault of his own.  Please do not look at his returning to MHWF as a negative thing, and please give him a chance.  Oreo is really a great horse.  

I will copy/paste my update from previous regarding Oreo's return:  "I want to mention for any Oreo fans out there that Mr. O will be returning to MHWF in a couple of weeks.  We gave Oreo to Mary and Don when they lost KC to colic so that their horse, Sully, would not be alone and unfortunately, Sully is beating up on Oreo pretty relentlessly.  They have tried everything, but Sully just keeps beating Oreo up.  They are separated by a fence line now and have that much companionship, but the situation just is not working out.  Mary and Don came and met horses and we are pairing them up with Penny, because Penny isn't going to take any crap out of Sully, we hope.  Penny doesn't take any crap from any horses here, so that should carry over, and it's probably about time Sully had a mare tell him where things are really at.  So....Oreo will be available for adoption at the MHWF farm in a couple of weeks."

Here are a few updated pictures of Oreo from his arrival back to us on 5/21/2016.  Oreo is available for adoption now and really looking forward to finding his home.  

  

Oreo - 16 yrs.

$500 - Oreo is a 16 year old Appy gelding. He is 15.3 hands tall and and is as well broke as they come. He is sound, healthy, well-behaved and has no special needs. He is blind on one eye, but has been for a long time and if we did not tell you, you probably would not even notice. Oreo is back at MHWF for no fault of his own and his previous adopters truly liked him very much. He was simply being picked on by his pasture mate and had to come back because he would not defend himself. Oreo is current on everything and looks great. Upon his arrival back at MHWF he had a chance to show us and the rest of the herd his moves, pretty impressive with a huge extended trot that would have to be seen to be believed. Oreo is a horse that just about anyone can ride, great manners, no special needs and very experienced under saddle.

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TriciaK
 #96 
Awww. Such a huggable,qualified guy. I hope he finds a home quickly.
Jenni O.
 #97 
Poor guy! Hopefully his next home will work out. Many horses draw the short straw, so he's very lucky to have MHWF to return to. Some lucky adopter will be happy he's back.
Karen-MHWF
 #98 
Oreo is doing great and it wasn't an adjustment at all for him here in the herd, he very much remembered everything and everyone and is doing great with the new faces.  As a matter of fact, he has made good friends with Onyx and Jaz both, who were not here when Oreo was here before.  

Here are a couple of pics of the social butterfly from this evening, 5/23/2016:  

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Mary
 #99 
Yes, we loved Oreo.  He was a good boy for us, but not good with Sully.  Instead of leading with quiet confidence, for some reason Sully thought he needed to bully Oreo.  We are really sad about that, but in Sully's defense, he lost his two herd mates within 2 months.  So, he had some upheaval around him, and suddenly found himself in the boss position.  And, he just didn't handle it well with Oreo. [frown]

Anyway, someone will be really lucky to get Oreo.  We brought him over to our trainers a few times and have ridden him at our place.  This horse trailers beautifully!  He also ties and stands nicely.  He adjusts to new situations well.  We've ridden him indoors and outdoors.  He always tries, even if he's not sure.  He's been in lessons with horses he didn't know and always behaved politely. 

I was telling Scott and Karen we had him trained like a dog.  He'd always come in from the pasture when I called him.  One day my husband went out and whistled for the dog, and instead of the dog, Oreo came cantering in! 

We just took a lesson with him last Sunday before we brought him back.  Here are a couple pic's of Don on him.  We were teaching him to push around the soccer ball!

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Karen-MHWF
 #100 
Thank you so much for posting Mary, and thank you for the great pictures too!  It's sad that it didn't work out with Oreo, but someone is going to be very lucky to get such a great guy.  
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