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post #41 of 60 Old 05-28-2012, 10:08 PM
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lets try to keep this thang going!
Whats up everyone? Heres my intro!
2 (1 belongs to seester)horses, 1 pit bull, 1 chi, 1 cat
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post #42 of 60 Old 05-28-2012, 11:51 PM
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23! (I love this number lol) and originally from New Jersey, currently from Tennessee, currently living on Gulf Coast Mississippi (to return to SW TN in October) for hubby's schooling.

I've been actively riding taking lessons for about a year and a half, although I am currently on pause because I can't find an instructor that wants to work with my work schedule for lessons while I'm down here. But I trail ride with a lovely group of ladies every Tuesday I have off, and one lovely lady allows me to ride her herd plenty.

I don't own or lease but I miss my two favorite horses, Champ (a handsome, retired, registered, flaxen chestnut, Tennessee Walking Horse gelding) and Ideal (a tall dark and handsome, dark bay, warmblood/oldenberg/thoroughbred cross gelding) who I used to see and ride at my lesson barn several times a week in North MS.

My introduction to riding was my Mother in law allowing me to ride one of her retired, rescued Standardbred ex-racehorses. It turned into a rodeo as he ran, bucked, crow hopped, cow kicked, tried his best to unseat me that Christmas day, TWICE. My MIL recommended I take lessons because I had such a good seat to stay on her horse after his very unusual antics.

So my good seat is put to use, I love riding greenies for my instructor, and I love riding a challenging horse that makes me work and improve as a rider. I am currently trying to work on my canter with a horse that has no brakes, and only knows walk and full throttle.

So, I ride with a classical seat, and greatly enjoy dressage lessons and teaching the horses I ride because I love the technique. I also jump and have tinkered in western pleasure and walked barrel patterns. I would like to learn reining as well. I find reining horses and dressage horses very fascinating and would love to own my own horse one day to teach both to.

I am also a book worm, and I dove hard into the horse world. I love spending my time absorbing knowledge on breeds, disciplines, training techniques, color genetics, and veterinary stuff. Basically everything horse related I can feast my brain on.


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post #43 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 01:12 AM
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Hey guys, I'm 21 and living in Northern California. I go to college in the bay area and I am majoring in English, specifically creative writing. I want to be a writer eventually.

I've been a horse lover for my whole life. Worked off lessons on a ranch in middle and high school. Last year I bought my own horse with my sister. A nine year old Quarter Horse who we love to pieces! Balancing a horse and school and work is rough sometimes but we get it done.

You are never better than anyone. Every rider has skills they need to improve. The only one you must compare yourself with, is you.
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post #44 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 02:20 AM
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I'm 21, going to school for equine science (tried el. education too, but it wasn't for me). I have a Thoroughbred mare and a Saint Bernard/lab :) Also a boyfriend of 2 and 1/2 years. It takes all of them to keep me sane ;) Unfortunately my mare has been 6 hours from where I go to school but hopefully this fall I will be moving her closer. I try to make my class schedule so I can have barn time and time to work and time for the oversized mutt AND time for the boyfriend. it's definitely a balancing act and frequently an exhausting one!
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post #45 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 09:39 AM
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Im Leah, im actualy 19 but im 20 in August so i think il be ok to post lol. I live in the UK South wales. I have been round horses since i was 3/4 I have 2 of my own one is a 1year old cob gelding and the other is a 8year old standardbred mare. I also have a dog which is a little jack russell who is the love of my life! apart from the horses lol and the other half :P

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post #46 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 11:06 AM
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Nice to see this thread still going!

Exciting news.... I graduated with my masters degree this month!

Since we're doing pics:


So now I can spend more time with this rascal:

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post #47 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 12:46 PM
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Congratulations : D ^^^^^
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post #48 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 01:02 PM
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congrats sarahver!!! thats a major accomplishment :)
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post #49 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 03:34 PM
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Kudos to you . How does it feel? Your beast is handsome :)
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post #50 of 60 Old 05-29-2012, 04:23 PM
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Thanks everyone! Tejas, I live in Austin too, very cool! I think we are the only Austinites on here, I think one other member is in Kyle and one is in Killeen, other than that I am not sure.

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