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post #1 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Your First...

I want to see pictures of your first whatever. Whether you've been riding 50 years or 5 weeks. I want to see pictures =D

I'll start us off =D

This is of my VERY first lesson. Poor pony. His name is Buddy and he's still alive (at least, last time I checked). This picture was snapped 10 years ago, at least 4 years before we got or first digital camera =D
Don't comment on my chubbiness >[

This here is a picture I love (its the background on my new Blackberry <3 ) Its also from ten years ago. It was my first gyhmkana (sp?) and I rode Buddy again. I loved him... Actually... this picture might be from 9 years ago O.o Because my sister had whined her way into my lessons and we competed against each other for the first (and definetely not last) time. I think I had gotten a few months on my own before she showed up. So it might be more like nine years ago.

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post #2 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 01:13 PM
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This is me with my first horse! Circa 1982 or thereabouts..... This wasn't our first show, but it's definitely one of the earliest pictures I have of the two of us. He was a little Morgan gelding.
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post #3 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 03:27 PM
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This was my first pony

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post #4 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 03:29 PM
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I love all the pictures, but Hobbitses...I really love that picture :) I have to find one of my first pony.
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post #5 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 07:39 PM
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Had to scan this one, no digital camera then!!
One of my first lessons when I was 4, on my neighbours old tb mare Kizmix. A good 15 years ago, very depressing now that the property they used to have the horses on beside ours is now fully developed and packed up with about 100 or more houses :(

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post #6 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 08:15 PM
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Really neat topic! I'll post my first ride with my sister in law when I was back in Europe, a cool picture. Keep posting guys, this thread is a lot of fun!

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post #7 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 08:43 PM
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I don't have a working scanner. :[ Though, I have many pictures of my first times riding. :]
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post #8 of 30 Old 11-08-2009, 11:52 PM
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I have a lot of firsts.

Okay, I apologize in advance for the upcoming picture overload.

My first picture on a horse, I was 5 months old.

This is my first horse that I grew up on. I was 3. That's me in front with my best friend behind.

This is my first green broke horse. My Dad started her and I finished her for a customer. She was 4 and I was 14.

My first ever horse that I broke completely by myself. My QH Denny that I still have. This pic was about 3 months into his training.

This is my first Mustang. Not his first pic, but the first good one of him under saddle. I had been riding him for a couple of years.

My first draft and his first ride. This is John the percheron. He was a 4 year old stud when this pic was taken. He has since been gelded.

And my last first for the time being is my first baby. This is Rafe, my QHxBelgian foal that was born in July. He will be my first that I ever raised myself.

Sorry, here is one of his first pictures on his first day of life.

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post #9 of 30 Old 11-09-2009, 12:39 AM
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Okay, since you said our first's my first fall...on a bolting holsteiner going really reeeeeeally fast. Thankfully the owner had accidentally flooded one side of the arena and told me to avoid that area...welll, I couldn't wait to get there and stayed on til I got to the mud..then I bailed avoid a much worse injury from possibly flying off him sideways around the turn into the rail like he did to last rider he bolted on.. damaged ligament right knee, right shoulder rotator cuff torn..otherwise, doing great.
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post #10 of 30 Old 11-09-2009, 11:15 AM
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LMAO coffeemama AWESOME pic!!! Love it!!!

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