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post #1 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Does it run in the family?

Do horses run in your family? Has your whole family ridden horses for several generations or are you the first one?

No one else in my family rides/owns horses, so I'm the only "horsey" person, lol. (:

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post #2 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 04:58 PM
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Horses are in both sides of my family as far back as you go. Even my step grandparents rode.
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post #3 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 04:59 PM
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Not with my parents, or my siblings.

However, my Aunt use to do a lot of riding.

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post #4 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:00 PM
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Well you see my dad used to ride when he was a lot younger but it wasn't regularly and we both have VERY different riding styles, and he also used to run race meets at our house in Italy.
My sister rode once on a hack in another country which ended with her in a tree and she never rode again, and that's about it with my family.

I'm the horsey one :)

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post #5 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:05 PM
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I am the 4th generation in my family. My daughter is now the 5th :) My gg grandparents had working farm horses, my grandpa started the qh farm I now own/operate in the late 50s/early 60s. My mom is a retired trainer. The joke answer I give when people ask how long I've been riding is "since before I was born" as my mom rode when she was prego.

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post #6 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:07 PM
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On my Dad's side, horses have always been there. My Grandpa used to farm with teams of horses and raised cattle that he worked with horses (of course that was around the time that cars were invented so all of his ancestors were horse people too).

My Mom is a city girl though. One of her uncles had a farm but he just had pigs and chickens, no horses.

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I'm the only one in my entire extended family. Kinda sucks. Nobody gets why I would spend all my money on my horse, and I don't get why they don't get it.

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post #8 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:28 PM
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My mom used to ride at her friend's house when she was a kid, so she's been around horses and likes them, so she wasn't upset when she found out I got my own horse. But she never owned them.

My mom's uncle and cousin had horses, but I don't think they do anymore. Her cousin's were hit by a car and I don't know if he ever got anymore after that. He only had 2. Her uncle..had 1 or 2. He's basically convinced he's John Wayne. I think he sold his though.
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post #9 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:28 PM
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No one in my family is really that into horses except me and a few relatives. My mom took riding lessons for awhile and loved it (when she was young, definitely not now! :P). My older sister likes riding, too, but really doesn't know anything about horses compared to me. One day I asked her, "What is an equine?" and she had no idea! I have relatives who owned a farm and had about 4 horses, but I haven't been there in years, so I have no clue if the horses are still there. So... that's about it

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post #10 of 42 Old 04-26-2011, 05:35 PM
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I'm the only one who has interest and is starting to get into it. Although I have ALWAYS had an interest in horses and riding since I was really young. When I was 10 I went to Roatan, Honduras to see my dad (after he left me and my mom when I was two) and he had a couple of skinny horses that probably were never really looked after (i don't know I didn't care I was too young to notice and loved the horses anyway) and he took me up the mountain on a pony he had. The pony began trotting and I was slipping off and that was a little scary. But I adjusted myself and insisted that I stay on the pony anyway. I walked the big bay horse around the shoreline and spent most of my time around her. This all only lasted 3 days, after that he was on the run again. We (my sister, my grandfather and I) went to the mainland and stayed with distant cousins.. My mom wasn't too happy when she found out we spent 3 days out of two weeks with our dad. But its okay now that I am older I have come to terms with the fact that he's a loser lol. But anyways that was the only time I was on a horse. Ever since I've always wanted to get back on a horse and REALLY ride without a rope leading me around. I want my chance to hold the reins on my own.
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