Everybody loves the elderly members of the horse family! So why not show the old Fogies off!! This is the Old Fogie horse contest :)
1)must be your picture. Not off the internet
2) must state horses name and age. (if you know the breed you can tell us aswell, but its not a requirment)
3)you must state which catagory your entering your old horse into!(catagories states below).
4)ONE picture per catagory, but you can enter the same horse in all the catagories if you wish.
5)deadline is July 1st
A)Youngest looking old fogie
B) oldest looking old fogie
C) most active old fogie
D)Laziest old fogie
E)most amazing Old Fogie (many older horses have touched diffrent people in so many special ways! Weather there a lesson horse, Theraputic horse or just one of those amazing horses who changes the lives of everyone they know. You MUST state why your horse fits this catagory! And the winner of this catagorie will be judged on the reason you give aswell as there picture:) )
And, even though I can't enter my own contest. I thought i'd share with you a few of my old fogie friends :)
Micheal (mikey) 24 yr old thoroughbred
Misty 24 years old
And sunny! 20...something year pony. He's a mystery age! Nobody really knows, we can only take estimated guesses lol
Okay! Have fun guys!!!!!!
(p.s. I don't even know if "fogie" is a real word so I didnt know if its spelt with a "y" or an "ie", so I went with "ie" lol)
Im going to my nan and pa's in a weekor two so i'll take piccies of buddy :)
These piccies are of casper. He was 28 although I thought he was 16 when we bought him, the people we bought him off drugged him and I had a few terrible accidents from him. When I found out he WAS 28, I just went out to check on him every day... one day I was playing in the areana with my friend when there was a loud banging noise from his paddock. We ran in and he was kicking the loosebox with his front hooves. I rang mum on my mobile and she said he probably just needed a change of scenery, so we took him into the next paddock without a loosebox and he kicked the gate with his front hooves too. Then he would lie down and strugle to get back up. He continued like that fow a few days with me spending every waking minute with him. I had to go inside to have dinner and when I came back out... he had gone to heavan...
The pinto is fitzy, a riding pony at my old riding school he's twenty something :)
1st pic is most active 2nd picture (is it possible to do kids and old froggies) 3rd pic is youngest looking
Here is Pepper my 27 yr old appaloosa. The first picture is A)youngest looking old fogie, second picture C) most active old fogie, third picture D) laziest old fogie (haha she isn't really lazy just chillin)
Fun contest! I don't think my guy is old enough but I am excited to see some lovely old ladies and gents.
Even if you know an old fogie and don't own one you can still enter! :) just can't be a picture off the internet. 3 three old fogies I shared with you arn't mine. My boys 7. He's far far away from being an old fogie lol
Great pictures so far guys! Hope to see some more being enterd soon!! :)
I'll enter as soon as I go back to the barn and get pictures. :p We have three, Morgan mare, paint gelding, and an appy gelding..the latter is getting put down at the end of the summer though. Posted via Mobile Device
A)Youngest looking old fogie (this was at age 47)
C) most active old fogie
E)most amazing Old Fogie
I could literally write a novel about Delriah. At fourty nine years old, she's nearly doubled the average life expectancy of a moderately worked horse. She however, was in no way 'moderately' worked. From age three she had done just about everything a horse can do. With multiple world champion titles from her 3-10 year old years as a reining horse, to state championships and national titles in cutting and halter, you would think she was one of the many horses who break down early from overstraining their bodies. Not Del.
In her early twenties Delriah was 'retired' to local shows and extensive training sessions with young adults and teenagers who were learning the ins and out of rodeo. She competely sucessfully well into her thirties before being 'retired' again to a beginner/intermediate lessons. She was soon sold though due to having too much pep for the younger children.
She moved from place to place for years, finally being given to our therepeudic farm to be used in our intermediate and advanced rider lessons. Having lost her papers years before, we were told and had no reason not to believe that she was in her mid twenties. She worked ten hours a week in lessons. Months after getting her, we were told by the vet that she looked far older than twenty, and after much reasearch, we recovered her documents and were astounded to find that she was in not her early twenties, but her late thirties! She was immediately brought down to only working with beginners, but became bored and mouthy. After much debating, we brought her back into full work.
It wasn't until last winter that we decided to fully retire her due to slight artheritis. She suddenly began to lose weight and would lie around for long periods of time, dull and lethargic except for during lessons. When seeing the others horses saddled up and ready, she would begin to pace and whinny, desperately wanting to go work too. And so, after talking with the vet and perscribing a low dose of medication for her joints, she was put back into work.
Now at almost fifty years old Delriah has been moved to our therapy program only, being required to carry a single autistic teenager once to twice a week through trails at a walk and slow jog. She loves her job although she often gets a bit too spunky and has to be calmed down. She has taught many of us how to ride and we can't imagine the farm without her.
D)Laziest old fogie
(winter coat! )
Puddin' unknown breed (we believe she might be appendix), 26-29 years old.