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post #1 of 13 Old 08-17-2009, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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I feel good... Everyone else should too!!!

Ok. I am having just one off the wall amazing Day and I want to try and help everyone else to have one too!!
So here is what you have to do... I want YOU to write something and be a total show off about it. Be cocky and full of yourself because we all deserve to do that because heck we all ROCK and we are all AMAZING riders!!! now I don't mean put anyone down example:
I am a better jumper than PrettyJumper65
What I mean is:
I am one amazing jumper because I have improved very quickly in just one lesson or 3 months or whatever!!! just brag about yourself and how much you rock!!!


I trained Dartanion all by myself and when a local trainer said that he would never win anything at a show I was heart broken. She said I was too fat to be riding and all I have to say is suck a carrot because my horse that I trained WON 5 buckles in the 3 years I have been showing him AND we got california State Hunter Hack Champion in 08! yeah win nothing my butt!!!

Ok your turn show yourself off!! Remember this is fun.

*+*Know Jumps Know Glory, No Jumps No Glory*+*
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-18-2009, 12:23 AM
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I have retrained several horses that other people have counted as 'worthless' or 'hopeless' causes. My current boy, an Appy, who was abandoned by his owners, was one such case, and although he is still a horse for an experienced rider, he has come a long ways from the horse he was when I rescued him; he is much more relaxed undersaddle, and has pretty much beaten his 'barn sour-ness'- In just 2 months of steady work, much of it taking place on the ground, just building up his confidence in people again.

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-18-2009, 12:37 AM
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I took my girl Lacey from a "crazy", severely obese, scary horse that no one wanted to ride and turned her into the horse that all the little girls at my barn look at and say "I wanna ride that one!" or, my personal favorite of all time: "why does that girl (me) get to ride that good horse (Lacey) while I have to ride this crazy horse?" Hahaha. They really have no clue. I love that feeling.

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding

Rest peacefully, Lacey.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-18-2009, 09:26 PM
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In a little under a year I have made the strongest bond ever with the horse that didn't want anybody to be within 20 feet of her. She used to run when she saw anybody, but now she walks right up to me when I enter the pasture. She absolutely hates other people. One time my aunt was in the pasture with me and the mare ran around like crazy, but when my aunt gave up and left the pasture she walked right up to me..I think she knows. Although she will allow anybody to do anything to her if I'm there. She has made a complete turn around with me and for me, and this summer in her first show ever and my seventh, she won me my first blue ribbon. I was so proud, and a family that had watched me over the years I've been riding came up to me and said "I'm glad you finally have a horse that shows how good you really are." It made me so proud of her for trusting me.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-18-2009, 11:30 PM
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I'm a first time horse owner and only a slightly experienced rider. I've had my 3 year old TWH, Honey, for almost 3 months. She had barely been handled before and supposedly had never been ridden, but I could tell she had a great disposition. She wasn't exactly afraid of people, just kinda didn't know what to do with us. Anyway, I've read a million things that said that an inexperienced owner/rider shouldn't try to train a young horse. But by reading everything I can, asking all my horse owning friends lots of questions, and just using common sense, I've managed to train her into a pretty good trail horse. We still have things to work on, but she has progressed wonderfully and is already nearly bomproof! I had my second successful solo ride with her tonight and she was awesome! Her pasture buddy pitched a fit when I took Honey out, but I've managed to get Honey over her buddy sourness and she happily went out for our ride. So take that, all you naysayers! Honey and I rock (its a team effort, afterall)!

I was normal...then I got a horse.
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-19-2009, 12:05 AM
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I'm just awsome. I haven't done anything special, but I just am.
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-19-2009, 11:59 AM
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I have one of the nicest and most beautiful horses in the barn. It's the best feeling in the world when little kids (and adults) stare at him with their jaws dropped and ask if they can pet him. I constantly get compliments on how shiny and healthy my horses look. I may not be a great rider, but I'm a darn good groomer. Vic doesn't even look like the same horse from when I first got him. He was kind of plain and skraggly and he needed tons of muscle on him, but I fixed all that and now he's awesome. My horses totally rock. =D

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-19-2009, 01:18 PM
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My riding lessons started on monday after not having them for the WHOLE summer holiday (2.5 months).
The horse I rode was Salīs Surprise. It was my first time riding her and I already love her. She was super sweet while I groomed her and she's gorgeous!
At the beginning of the lesson my instructor told me that she needs to be woke up and that she needs strong aids/signals but she listened to me quit well :) She was really forward going and listened to very light signals and to my seat, so I was very happy! I only tapped her lightly with my crop at the beginning of the lesson so that she knew I had it. She is also hard to get on the bit but I managed it towards the end of the lesson. So I was SUPER proud of my self.
(copied from my HF journal which is in my sig.)
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-19-2009, 04:44 PM
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I was just thinking of my 4-H season and remembered this that I thought I'd add...

This coming year will be my fifth year in 4-H....So since we have such a big amount of kids to fit in such a small arena, when we canter my 4-H leader divides us into one larger group and one smaller group. The larger group is for the kids with good horses and that can canter well. The smaller group is for kids that can't canter[ so they just trot] or their horses act up [i.e. kicking out, bucking, rearing, going to fast, etc.] And this year was the first year that I was put into the larger group. My first year I didn't know how to canter yet, my second year, my pony bucked when I tried to get her to canter, my third year the horse I was riding was very spooky, and my fourth year I finally found a horse I could trust to get the job done.I was so proud!
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-19-2009, 05:53 PM
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This summer my best friend & I were the most advanced riders at my barn's day camp- was an amazing feeling! :)
I've also been working with Gonzo so much and he has gotten so fabulous! Everyone says I ride him so well and I am so proud of us!

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