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post #1 of 15 Old 04-13-2010, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dreamhorses and heros

What was your dream horse? Was it a real horse? A fictional character? One you had in your mind? When you started riding, or even before, who was your hero? A TV star? Someone from a book you read? Someone you knew? A real rider? Curious....

For me, my "dream horse" was a, you are going to laugh... THOUROUBRED ARABIAN stallion (I thought thouroubred ment purebred!). It was pure black and it's name? Black Fury. When I started riding my dream horse was one that belonged to an old german fella (I didn't even know him) the horse was a... Rheinland pfalz? I think? anyway, it was big and broad, it had a roached mane and was probably in his late 20's. he was a high level dressage horse that had been retired until a friend of mine started riding him twice a week in lessons. He was awesome.

There was a book I used to read over and over again, I bet I checked it out more then any other person on base! It was a hundred years of TB race history. Loved that book.

Anyway, I don't think I had a dream rider, there was a book I read, I can't remeber the name of it but it was about an underdog that road an older horse on her road to make the USET She had to up the horse out to pasture because of a splint. She ended up making the team by riding her friends horses. She was my "hero"....

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post #2 of 15 Old 04-14-2010, 01:59 AM
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I don't know if I ever Really had a dream horse or favorite rider, etc. Though Mr. Ed was and is one of my favorite "people" ever. =)
I was a fan Anything horse... my little pony, etc.
and when I pretended I was a horse, I imagined "black beauty" for color.
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To be honest my 'dreamhorse' changed alot, hard to say how it started out, but it was not based on a real horse I knew. I know my first color love was golden palomino, but can't really remember if I had any preference on markings, I do love alot of mane and tail though, I always thought Trigger was awsome! My first real palomino was a very pale yellow, but she did have a beautiful long mane (and at the time the shade of palomino didn't even matter she was my dreamhorse)! Sometime after that I wanted a black, w/ four white stockings and a nice big blaze (still lots of mane)! Then it was solid black, which I got (but a pathetically thin mane). As for breed, probably QH, but I really don't think I thought that deeply about it, they could have been any breed.

I actually have my dreamhorse currently, I couldn't design a more perfect hors!, Well I might wish for more mane, but we're working on that!

Never had a hero though.
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I wanted a black stallion, from the books by Walter Farley. xD

Then for the longest time (4-6 years) I wanted a black or bay QH/Arab/TB/Morgan gelding. Guess what I ended up getting? ... a chestnut mare! And you know what else? She turned out to be my dream horse after all. <3

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I've "dreamed" of horses since I was soooo very little. Pretended to be a horse many times, running free through the school yard at recess, leading my herd.

My coloring changed , like my clothes, each day I was a different color, didn't know much about breeds then.

I guess that's why I never developed a favorite color or even breed. I'm more about their mind and temperment.

I started riding a new horse from the Carolinas at the barn I rode at years ago. Wasn't particularly impressed with her coloring, but something about her willingness to please me caught my attention. I laugh now because T decided I was to be her owner long before I did. People watching us together in the arena always commented on how well she went for me and when someone else rode her (she was used in lessons), she was the picture of misery.

So , finally , the little girl who dreamed of being a horse, found the horse that was her match. We are simpatico! Opinions and all! LOL!

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My 'dream horse' was Black Beauty. Read the book at about 8 years old, and was hooked! My bike was my trusty steed, and we had wild adventures through the neighborhood! Of course, I loved all the horses in the book, so at other times my bike played the part of Ginger, Merrylegs, Captain, Rory, and Sir Oliver too! Good times, lol.
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I wanted Flame, the Island Stallion.

Y'all can keep the Black, I wanted that big red horse!

I love chestnut horses. My very first horse was a chestnut Arabian gelding, as was my second. My heart horse was a bay Arab gelding, but I figured God made him that color to keep me from being too arrogant.

I finally have another chestnut gelding, although I've switched breeds and gone TB this time around.

I can honestly say I've never picked a horse based on their color because a good horse is never a bad color, but a chestnut with chrome will get my attention faster than anything else.

I never wanted Flicka, I wanted her son, Thunderhead.

I didn't want Black Beauty, but thought Merrylegs would have been a hoot. Ginger I never liked, even though she was chestnut.

I loved Mr. Ed, but can I just say I'm glad none of mine can talk? Especially the Arabians!

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Dreamhorse??? I had a freaking stable in my mind.

You know in National Velvet where she's talking about walking down the stable row and picking a different horse to ride everday. That was me.

I had blacks, chestnuts, paints, bays, greys, etc etc. Every breed in the breed book and every discipline I could find out about. Jumpers, race horses, carrige horses, dressage, cowhorses, etc. All the horses in the all the books I read found a home in my heart. When I walked my dogs I would pretend I was riding (or driving) my stable one by one. I'm sure the neighbors got a kick out of watching me prance or gallop down the road.

I still wouldn't be able to pick a dreamhorse. Honestly as long as it has a soft nose and sweet breath I'm in love. My poor boyfriend doesn't stand a chance!

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Never had a dream horse. Went through the phase of reading all the horse books when I was a kid, but actually having one, or even the opportunity to ride, was a long way from possible.

Wasn't until about 10 years ago, when I bought this house, that I got to know a couple of horses that the folks next door had. Started with picking up the occasional wheelbarrow load of manure for the compost pile. I've always liked animals, and get on well with them, so pretty soon went from the occasional ear scratch to being buddies with them. Then after a year or two, I got to be friends with the humans too, started going on trail "rides" (I'd hike/run along with the horses) with them, and after a lot of nagging wound up with a horse of my own.
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
I loved Mr. Ed, but can I just say I'm glad none of mine can talk? Especially the Arabians!
lol - I'm always thinking: "If my horse could talk right now.... I'm glad she can't!" ;)
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