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        06-24-2010, 11:32 PM
    Indian - Indy may be getting old and senile now, but throughout the years he has taught me so much about horses. He has showed me the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am glad that he is the horse that taught me all I needed to know about forming a true bond with a horse, and I wouldn't have wanted to share that with any other horse. Retired now, I am looking forward to just being his mommy the next few years and let him live the rest of his life out as a pasture ornament.

    High Five - Wow. Where to start. I don't think words could describe how much I love this horse. He was the first horse I got that really pushed my buttons, and taught me to grow up and deal with it. In spite of that, he is not only my horse, but also my friend and a child to me. We may have our moments where we don't agree and I just want to give up, but there is no greater feeling than when we are going full speed around a barrel or watching him chase a cow, ears pricked forward.

    Smokey - Smokey is a very faithful mount. He's the kind of horse that has cliqued with one person. But, beyond that, he is still a very caring and forgiving horse to those that are not very experienced or maybe very afraid. He can also kick it up a notch with me and we can run like the wind.

    Gracie - Gracie is my baby. Everyday I am around her and working with her teaching her new things, she never ceases to amaze me. I love how eager to please she is and how willing she is to learn new things. I love her for trusting me to so quickly. I love her need for speed. Jeez. I could go on all day about how much I love her. I love that I have watched her grow, and I am looking forward to spending many more years with her.

    Dixie - Dixie is by far the most free spirited, spunky horse that I have ever owned. That being said, she's isn't crazy and it always makes my day to see her running from the back of the pasture every morning, knowing that it is feeding time. She is also my favorite horse look wise. I love her long mane and flowing tail, and her gorgeous large sorrel splatters.

    Tee - Tee and I are still learning to trust each other. He is an absolute gentlemen, and a very sweet horse. Many could mistake his personality for that of a dog. He is very happy, loyal, and cares about his humans. I am glad to see that he is finally turning into that gorgeous golden dapple Palomino color that I love so much.

    Paco - Well, he's pretty. That's about all he's got going for him. :) As soon as he's sold and away from my house, then I think I can really appreciate how much I hate him.

    Vega - My diva. Of course, being the only Thoroughbred on the farm, of course she has to be. I love the relationship that I have formed with her. I have complete trust in her, and she has complete trust in me. I love the fact that I can walk out in the pasture and lay under her as she eats grass, knowing that she would never intentionally hurt me. I love this big ole baby. Haha.
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        06-24-2010, 11:36 PM
    I love it when I call him and his swishes his belly and tail on over.... he even shoves through the other pasture bosses to get to me..... I love watching it and seeing him.....

    I also love that his spooks are just him standing still... he never bolts or runs away.... he just stands still until I introduce him to the new bag or can or whatever.....

    Plus he does not like it when I put the sponge of fly spray in his ear... yet he only moves his head for a second before he calms down and lets the deed be done. He is such a nice boy.
        06-24-2010, 11:47 PM
    Green Broke
    I love how Cinny is so trusting and so willing to please. He is so good in new situations, you only have to show him something once and it's usually "old news" to him even just the next day. When I moved him to his new barn he immediately acted as if he had been there his whole life, even though he had only ever seen a pasture the whole 7 years before I bought him.

    My favorite thing about him is when I groom him to prepare for our day he constantly nudges me and looks at me with ears pricked forward as if to say "what is going to be our adventure today, mom?"
        06-25-2010, 01:41 AM
    I appreciate how Champ cares for me the way I do for him and on those bad days he always makes me smile.
        06-25-2010, 02:27 AM
    I like that my horse doesn't kill me when I do stupid things. That's always a good trait to have. Also, one of my favorite sounds ever is the sound of him slurping his vitamin mixture and thinking of the look on his face. He is in absolute heaven! I also like all the compliments he gets for both being a looker, being smart, and being sweet. Fantastic blood lines, very athletic relatives but he isn't a nut as some say athletic horses are. I'm very lucky to have him and have been told this multiple times.
        06-25-2010, 02:30 AM
    Oh, my children deserve so much more than I can give them. I'm happy someone started this thread

    Where do I begin?

    Jester has grown up with me....we share a birthday (August 5th) and I learned to ride on him. He has given me so many beautiful foals out of beautiful mares and has produced me many a blue ribbon. He's been there when I was scared. I once had a whole bunch of druggies come up to the barn when I was about eleven and I was there alone. I was so freaked out that I hid in a horse blanket in the straw of his stall. Jester stood right next to me the whole time. And whenever we were going to fall he would do whatever he could to soften the blow for me. I owe him more than any horse.

    My Annie Bell....My Bella. Retrained off the track and being a one-person horse, she always runs up to me from the pasture and follows me around....The sweetest face and the most evil-but-cute personality. She makes me laugh every day with her antics, despite her flaws with other people riding her. She's been labeled as unrideable, dangerous, a hazard, and the reason they call OTTB's crazy. But for me she's a sweetheart. I've trained her into a jumping career and now we are starting dressage.

    My Rebel. The newest one to the group.....The best deal I could have ever found. I gave up my barrel saddle for him and I'm not dissappointed. Older, yes, but he is worth every scrap of leather. The lady who owned him had no idea what she had. A gentle, kid broke horse who still knows how to slide a stop, run barrels, and drive a cow.

    Gringo....My irritable, feisty, true-to-the-name stud horse. A talented Jumper despite his cowhorse roots. He may not be the most.......easy to ride horse, but he has personality that makes him loveable. I look forward to his nickers most of all in the morning.

    The broodmares and foals are not ridden often (Obvious for the foals) and they all give me something to care for outside the rideable horses. I owe them most of my horse health skills.

    I owe so much also to the horses at my trainers....Toni lets me ride and excersize her horses in exchange for my lessons. Considering I live across the way from her, it makes my life easier. She has provided me with so many great horses to ride and care for. It's my honor....The newest filly, Dot, is the best reiner I have ever seen. And I've seen so many cutters, reiners, track horses....everytihng from her. Since she does nearly every discipline, she needs jockeys like me and the others to show when she can't. Since the stables are her primary job, she is showing all weekend and gives many a lesson during the day. It always boggles my mind how she handles it all. No wonder she has so many hands around the barns.

    I have already written myself a novel but I have a lot more to say. I'll spare you all the rest....and ignore my typos ^^
        06-25-2010, 05:09 AM
    Maggie my baby
    I love you so much and id be nowhere near as happy if I didnt have you. Everyday you make me smile as I watch you try to figure out what im asking and attempt it. I thank you for putting up with me as patiently as you could and trying to help m understand I have come a much better rider since I got you because you question my decisions and I appreciate that so much. You know all my secrets and I tell you everything when im upset all I have to do is run to you and bury my face in your coat your smell and acceptance makes everything worthwhile.
    I love how you only behave for me as it shows you have accepted me and that means more to me then anything in this world. Ill never be alone when I have you as you look out for me everyday no matter what we do. You are my heart horse and always will be we get each other so well. And despite your history of being a danger and unrideable you hae allowed me to place at everything we ever tried. I will never get rid of you love my girl.

    My other horses I love you all in different ways yet you all know when I come out with treats Magggie gets the most and I repsect that you know were a team. Each of you challenge me everyday and help me grow. My favourite sight in the entire world is on a hot summers day watching you all sleep and play together. Or going into the stables and hearing everybody getting ready to bed down with hay.

    I love you guys
        06-25-2010, 05:14 AM
    Green Broke
    I love how they forgive me no matter what I've done... How they don't judge, how they beg for carrots :) and how I can tell them anything, and know the secret is safe :)

    I love them sooo much!!
        06-25-2010, 09:58 AM
    Green Broke
    Wonderful thread! Have enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

    I'm just grateful to hear them whinny to me in the morning (anxious for their food of course). Love how they each come to me for a scratch on the head just before it's time for me to put their feed in their bowls.

    I never dreamed I'd ever have my own horses, while I have ridden since a young teen. So , each day and all the endless chores that goes with horse ownership, are something that I truly enjoy. Yes, even the sheath cleaning and putting up the hay!

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