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        04-10-2012, 06:03 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
    Like you Poppy, I am by myself as far as horse caring goes. As I am perpetually broke, I could never afford full-care, but a friend would let me keep a horse on her property for free which really helps. But it also means in winter I have to go out every morning and night to feed and rug! I don't hate it but I get sick of the mud! I had a horse last year, but it wasn't right for me, so I'm just looking for another horse now.

    Actually I am kind of getting sick of looking at horses and not having one :( I made an offer an a horse this weekend that was much less than asking but they turned it down :( I really didn't think the horse was worth what they were asking, he was too old and in too poor condition. But I was dissapointed because I liked him. I looked at a horse yesterday that sounded promising, drove two hours out of my way on my way home. She wasn't though, real rough to ride, I could have dealt with most of those issues but looking at her teeth I'd guess she was around 20 not 12, which is too old for me.

    Lauryn - your place sounds really cool! I'd love to live on a sort of co-op farm thing. I live with three other girls at the moment and it can be CRAZY. The house is tiny and they're all super conservative so I am like the wild one (I'm not wild at all) so its all a but strange for me, but the rent is really cheap and I can keep my dog here. I will be looking for a new place at the end of my lease - but I need a job first, which is impossible in a university town.
         
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        04-10-2012, 06:11 PM
      #32
    Foal
    I'll be 22 in June, been riding since I was 10. Currently own [and selling] one horse. Leasing a great little mare as of last week. Own my own dog training business, 5 dogs, a cat, two turtles and a husband.
         
        04-12-2012, 04:49 PM
      #33
    Foal
    I'm Ashley...27 and married, in grad school for Occupational Therapy, which is both the hardest and most rewarding thing I've done thus far. My buddy is Hank, a 4 year old TB rescue, and he is simply the best :) I am very fortunate to be able to keep him 10 minutes from home, which is also on the way to school, so I get to see him every day. After grad school is done, I'll be completing my hippotherapy licensure and finally buying land of my own! We also have 3 crazy dogs- a Jack Russell, Rottweiler, and Golden Retriever. Can you say animal lover?!!?
         
        04-12-2012, 04:50 PM
      #34
    Foal
    And holy crap, sorry that pic is so large :/
         
        04-13-2012, 12:17 PM
      #35
    Foal
    Saskia- I love the friends that I live with right now and they baby is the sweetest little guy ever... With that said, I have lived on my own since I was 18! It is a huge change for me to have people around 24/7... it makes me a bit batty at times lol!
    AshleyCL- Your horse is beautiful! And did you see my pics? HAHA! Your not the only one putting up "big" pics!!
         
        04-13-2012, 04:08 PM
      #36
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    "The rest of you" are by far the large majority of the forum. But, by all means , create your own niche.
    I was just planning on crashing the party in the 40 something thread, im an old soul anyways :p
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        04-13-2012, 08:26 PM
      #37
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AshleyCL    
    I'm Ashley...27 and married, in grad school for Occupational Therapy, which is both the hardest and most rewarding thing I've done thus far. My buddy is Hank, a 4 year old TB rescue, and he is simply the best :) I am very fortunate to be able to keep him 10 minutes from home, which is also on the way to school, so I get to see him every day. After grad school is done, I'll be completing my hippotherapy licensure and finally buying land of my own! We also have 3 crazy dogs- a Jack Russell, Rottweiler, and Golden Retriever. Can you say animal lover?!!?
    My sister is graduating from San Jose OT program next month, she is also planning to start a hippotherapy program and is getting experience by volunteering at one of the local therapy ranches!

    I am applying to vet school so I can take care of all the horses lol.

    Good luck, its a really rewarding career! Have you gotten any clients yet? She has her first few already...I can't believe it! I am jealous, I want to be done with school.

    Gorgeous horse by the way!!
         
        04-13-2012, 08:29 PM
      #38
    Foal
    Riding Delci's pasture mate Katie today. I've been bragging in all the threads today about her hahaha! She really was an absolute angel though! She hasn't had a rider in 2 years, jumped on her cold turkey and she didn't fuss at all about any of it! WONDERFUL girl!

         
        04-13-2012, 09:13 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mnl764    
    My sister is graduating from San Jose OT program next month, she is also planning to start a hippotherapy program and is getting experience by volunteering at one of the local therapy ranches!

    I am applying to vet school so I can take care of all the horses lol.

    Good luck, its a really rewarding career! Have you gotten any clients yet? She has her first few already...I can't believe it! I am jealous, I want to be done with school.

    Gorgeous horse by the way!!
    Thank you! I love him :)
    I'm not quite done yet...have a couple more semesters to go. I've just been doing my hours under a few riding instructors for hippotherapy, so I probably won't start practicing until I've graduated...it's just too much to take on right now. I totally hear ya about wanting to be done- I've been in school for SOOOO long! Good luck with getting into vet school!!
         
        04-14-2012, 03:02 PM
      #40
    Foal
    Hi,
    I am 26 years old. I have loved horses since I was young but never had money for lessons or any horsey people around me. A freind of my dads had a white horse named Sulie when I was about 7. I loved that horse and rode her a bit, but then she was sold. There was also a horse kept in a field down the road from my house that I used to talk to, but never rode or n e thing. I had no idea how to contact the owner and my parents didn't like the idea of me riding.
    So a couple years ago I finally looked hard for lessons and found someone. She then moved away and I began driving 50 miles one way for lessons at another stable. It has been great there, but I convinced my husband to seriously consider buying a horse of our (my- as he doesn't ride) own. We started looking last fall and we found Hondo a couple months ago. He is a 19 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. He is registered- not that it mattered to me. He has done reining/ cutting/ barrels/ trails.
    It has been very different owning a horse of my own. I am learning new things. Lots of stuff to buy. But I am happy to be a one horse woman now :). I liked riding different horses but I never really got to know any of them and now I feel like Hondo and I are getting to know one another and develop an actual bond instead of me just "using" him as I felt like I did with the lesson horses.
    I can totally understand why a lot of people drop out of the horse life in thier 20s. I am married to the boy I met when I was 15 :) We have been married for 3 years. We have a wonderful 2 year old son- though he can be a handful. I work a full time job and have a part time side job. My husband is an officer so his day is long and undpredictable and his hours are terrible. But- I am over the top- 8 years old happy again when I remember that I have Hondo.
    When I am stressed or having a bad day I go out with Hondo in the evening and ride/ groom/ feed/ clean/ or just hang out with Hondo and I feel better. I dunno, there's something about horses that calms me down and helps me center myself again.
    Sorry this post is sooo long.
         

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