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        08-22-2009, 02:19 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? Four I believe.

    2. What was your first horse? I actually have never owned a horse...sooo...

    3. What is your favorite breed? I am partial to Thoroughbreds, Mustangs and Arabians.

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? Either barrels or jumping.

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Hmm I love Palomino Pinto and geldings only! I hate mares...

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: I don't own any horses [I just claim Junior as mine]
    Not owned by you: Junior of course!!

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? A horse that is willing to bond with me and tolerate me :]

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? Aggression of any kind.

    9. What do you like about the horse world? Being able to relate to others like me, I am pretty much the only horse lover in my family.

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? The way some people think they are better than others because they have $100,000 show horses.

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? I have no idea, I don't know of the famous horsie people...I am kinda sheltered in that area.

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? Nerissa aka eventerwannabe

    13. What type of rig do you haul? Umm well my friends mom hauls us and they have a Chevy Dually and a 3 horse + 1 pony slant load.

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Random! But umm probably Husky or Lab x Pitt

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Country, Rock, Pop, pretty much everything and anything I like to listen to.

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Nerissa is my trainer pretty much and she inspires me to keep riding usually.

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Hmm probably the Thoroughbred series. Though it is hard to choose.

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Young Rider

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? Flicka [the new one], The Long Shot, Virginia's Run, Dreamer...pretty much every horse movie in the world, I can't choose a favorite!

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? Virtual Horse Ranch and The Horse Forum

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? A true bond takes time and bonding is more important than winning ribbons. If you aren't willing to understand your horse you don't deserve them.

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Ruffian, she is my favorite racehorse of all time.

    23. What is your ideal horse day? Spending the day with Nerissa and Junior, just riding and having fun.

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? Grooming by far.

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? I don't really have one, except trying to clean stalls that don't have mats...you don't know where the poop ends and dirt begins until you get to China :/

    26. What horses do you own now? I don't actually own any but I "claim" one TB gelding.

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Looking for one to ride.
         
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        08-22-2009, 03:41 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? 3yrs

    2. What was your first horse? An Australian pony named blue bell

    3. What is your favorite breed? Australian Stock horse

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? English, bit of dressage and jumping. But I love just mucking around and trail riding.

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Black and gelding

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Shad
    Not owned by you: cant really think of one right now

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? Personality

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? bucking

    9. What do you like about the horse world? horses!

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? the cruelty that goes on and the overly judgmental people at shows

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Gill Rolton

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life?
    probably monty roberts and my old instructor jill

    13. What type of rig do you haul? None

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Staffy

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? None when im with horses but I like mainly rock/alternative types

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Gill Rolton

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Havnt read many horse books but when I was younger I loved the for sale or swap series.

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Hoofbeats although I don't buy it often.

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? Running free

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? horseforum.com, ashf.forumotion.com, fuglyhorseoftheday

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? dont really have one

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? blue hors matine

    23. What is your ideal horse day? spent at a show.

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? Feeding

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Cleaning paddocks.

    26. What horses do you own now? Shadow

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? looking for one
         
        08-22-2009, 04:58 AM
      #13
    Started
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? 11 months with my mom ;) Then I did the "fun" nose to tail slow walk trail rides whenever I could... started lessons when I was 12

    2. What was your first horse? My chestnut sabino TB, Cheyenne Autumn. Horsey soul mate, reason behind my ranch/screen name :) I still have him, he's 19 and we've been together for 12 years

    3. What is your favorite breed? Tie between Miniatures and Fells, with Friesians and Welsh close behind

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? Driving actually ;) Specifically, Combined Driving Events (CDE). As far as riding, I'm an english rider and love jumping

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Hard to say! I love buckskins, duns (esp on bay or black), roans, and chestnut (esp chestnuts with chrome!) and if there's appy spots, even better ;) Gender is irrelevant to me, if it's a good horse I don't care what gender it is :)

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Cheyenne and my mini Chili Pepper. I cannot choose between the two.
    Not owned by you: Secretariat

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? Willing and well mannered

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? The opposite of the above ;)

    9. What do you like about the horse world? HORSES! ;)

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Morons who shouldn't be anywhere near a horse

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? oh gee.... um.... Clinton Anderson maybe... he's kinda cute and I LOVE that accent lol ;)

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? Cheyenne, seriously.

    13. What type of rig do you haul? I have a 2 horse slant (Thuro Bilt Spirit) that I pull with my Ford F250

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Miniature Australian Shepherds (that's why I have 6 of them!)

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Mainly country and alternative

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? my trainer Renee

    17. What is your favorite horse book? hmmm..... I'll have to give that some thought. My top fave books are surprisingly NOT horse related!

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Equus

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? The Man From Snowy River (not only is it a great movie, it played a big part in my husband and I getting together!)

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? many different forums

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? Be patient, kind and respectful. Don't let the horse push you around (I'm going to keep that one on here because I agree wholeheartedly!) and add: have FUN with your horse!

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Hard to choose between Secretariat and Teddy O'Conor!

    23. What is your ideal horse day? Driving two entries in combined driving (Harley my Fell and Chili my Mini)

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? grooming them

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? feeding when it's 118 degrees and the hay flakes just fall apart when you try to pick them up... GRRRR! Lol

    26. What horses do you own now? 21 Miniatures (several are for sale), 1 Arabian (also for sale), 2 TBs, 1 Arab Pony, 1 Fell, 1 Haflinger, 1 Haflinger/Welsh Cob, and 1 Zorse

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? I'd have a LOT more money... but wouldn't be happy! :)
         
        08-22-2009, 07:55 AM
      #14
    Foal
    1.How old were you when you first rode a horse? Around 3yr’s

    2. What was your first horse? A welsh mountain pony called Toby.

    3. What is your favorite breed? I love all horses but if I had to say one favourite would be Friesian’s.

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? English

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Stallion or Gelding ; and really light Dun/Buckskin or Odd colours;

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Shadow
    Not owned by you: Toby and Bumble Bee

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? I like horses that are a challenge for me and speedy.

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? Viciousness.

    9. What do you like about the horse world? Horses? XD

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Those Posh people who have really expensive horses and boast about how good breeding their horse is and how bad yours is and just things like that ; and also people who don’t like a certain breed because of something and dislike you and your horse because of it things like that Also Abuse; neglect ; horse slaughter anything like that .

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Ellen Whittaker Or Amy Fleming – if she was real.

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? My Riding instructor.

    13. What type of rig do you haul? I can't drive I am too young to .

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? German Sheppard

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? R&B

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Amy Fleming

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Pony Club Secrets :3

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Pony Mag

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? Horse Whisperer

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? Howrse , Horse Forum , loads of computer games of horses.

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? Patience.

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Red Rum

    23. What is your ideal horse day? Going to this massive horse field

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? All of it ; but I really enjoy making the feeds I don’t know why!

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? None

    26. What horses do you own now? 1 Gelding

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Finding a horse ?
         
        08-22-2009, 08:02 AM
      #15
    Started
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? Hmm, I don't remember when the first time was that I sat on one, but I started really riding when I was 9.

    2. What was your first horse? Johnny, a borderline pony sized, sometimes gaited, mixed breed gelding.

    3. What is your favorite breed? Fantasy favorite? Friesian. This lifetime favorite? Morgan.

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? English

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Bay gelding

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Tie between Johnny and my new horse, Scout.
    Not owned by you: Wow, erm... hard choices. How about... Moorlands Totilas

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? Sweet temperment, easy to get along with.

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? "Hot Headedness," difficult to calm or relax.

    9. What do you like about the horse world? The sheer availability of information. Ask and ye shall recieve so much info that you wonder what it is that you asked in the first place.

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? People that think it's all about the ribbons, the shows, and don't recognize a good horse unless he has won a stack of ribbons.

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? It's a hard choice, but I'd have to say... Clinton Anderson.

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? A combination of the woman I took riding lessons from for the longest time, and my first horse. Both of them taught me valuable lessons.

    13. What type of rig do you haul? Chevy Silverado that's older than I am, and an H&S stock trailer.

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? German Shepherd, or lab.

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Country and rock.

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Anyone who "makes it work." People who don't neccessarily have or are able to have the best of the best, but live their horsey dreams, and have fun with it. DIY on a shoestring (and doing it right/safely!) impresses and inspires me a lot.

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Oh, gads! Another hard one! Umm... King of the Wind

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Horse and Rider

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? The 1995 (I think that's the year) remake of Black Beauty. Silverado isn't exactly a horse movie specifically, but there are some great horse stunts and shots. Same for LadyHawke.

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? The Horse Forum!

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? As Gentle As Possible, As Firm As Neccessary (I'd properly quote it, but I'm not sure who said it first...)

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? I think... Justin Morgan

    23. What is your ideal horse day? A calm peaceful trail ride, bug free, of course, with my closest friends.

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? I enjoy it all, but I love grooming.

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Does it count if I still kinda enjoy it? Tie between mucking stalls and putting in hay.

    26. What horses do you own now? Scout; 14 hand, 7 year old, probably QH, gelding.

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Zealously searching for one!
         
        08-23-2009, 03:08 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? not sure, probably around 8

    2. What was your first horse? the one I have now, a QHx ASH mare, have owned her for just over a month

    3. What is your favorite breed? welsh pony and clydesdale

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? dressage

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? buckskin mare

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Lena
    Not owned by you: Ringwald Jaguar

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? kind nature, responsive and intelligent

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? stubborness

    9. What do you like about the horse world? sharing a love of horses with people who don't think I'm strange for enjoying the smell of a tack shop.

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Stuck up people who think they know everything about horses and think their horse is the best one in the world

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Guy Maclean

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? My riding instructor

    13. What type of rig do you haul? None.

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? kelpie, weimeraner or greyhound

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? all sorts

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Guy Maclean

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Black Beauty

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Horsedeals

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? The horse whisperer

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? The Horse Forum

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? be the horses leader

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? I don't have aparticular horse but I'd like to see what it is like to ride a fresian

    23. What is your ideal horse day? trail riding in the snowy mountains

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? grooming

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Cleaning rugs

    26. What horses do you own now? As above, my mare Lena

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Looking for oneand riding my instructors lesson horses
         
        08-23-2009, 04:21 AM
      #17
    Foal
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? 6yrs

    2. What was your first horse? A chestnut Arabian called Fizz, she was absolutely crazy!

    3. What is your favorite breed? Thoroughbreds

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? English

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Chestnut/Paint and geldings

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Pierre/Zach
    Not owned by you: Jay

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? A gentleman but nice and flighty and sparky in the saddle

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? Biting

    9. What do you like about the horse world? Plenty of people with plenty in common

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Stuck up, competitive people!

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Dunno!

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? Probably my aunt and my friends

    13. What type of rig do you haul? I'm from the UK :S

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Labradoodle

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Punk/Rock

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? -

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Heartland/Black Beauty

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Horse&Hound

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? The Horse Whisperer, Seabiscuit, The Black Stallion

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? The Horse Forum

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? Be patient and kind, but don't let them push you around, respect them and they'll respect you

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Seabiscuit!

    23. What is your ideal horse day? Going on a long hack along a nice grassy path for lots of leisurely cantering and exciting galloping

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? Mucking out!

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Probably filling the haynets, they're awkward, heavy and the hay gets everywhere!

    26. What horses do you own now? 1 15.2 chesnut thoroughbred - ex racehorse

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Looking for one
         
        08-23-2009, 04:43 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse?
    I was under 1 - My aunty rode while holding me
    2. What was your first horse?
    Chinga - TB
    3. What is your favorite breed?
    TBs, Welsh Mountain Ponies, Arabs (I really don't have a favorite)
    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride?
    Any
    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender?
    Bay
    Gelding

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you:
    Chinga
    Not owned by you:
    Benny - Benson
    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse?
    It all depends on the horse

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise?
    Ones that don't stand while mounting
    9. What do you like about the horse world?
    Horses, Friends, Chores.
    10. What upsets you about the horse world?
    Mistreaded Horses
    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be?
    Clinton Anderson.
    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life?

    My aunties pony Minty, My aunty and my instuctor
    13. What type of rig do you haul?
    --

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog?
    Golden Retriver "X" Black Lab
    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck?

    Ummm....Depends
    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you?
    Not sure
    17. What is your favorite horse book?
    Pony Pals:)
    18. What is your favorite horse magazine?
    The one I'm reading but I can't remember the name of it.
    19. What is your favorite horse movie?
    Flicka!

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most?
    Do I need to answer that!
    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses?
    Roll when you hit the ground

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be?
    Chinga!
    23. What is your ideal horse day?
    Hanging out with Chinga and completing one of our goals.
    24. What is your favorite horse chore?
    All of them
    25. What is your least favorite horse chore?
    Pfft....
    26. What horses do you own now?
    Chinga 9 year old - TB gelding


    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing?
    Asking my parents for a horse.
         
        08-23-2009, 07:50 AM
      #19
    Showing
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? First time with help, I was 5 months. First time by myself and issueing commands, 2 years.

    2. What was your first horse? Olen, a 34" tall mini-burro, then I moved up to 16hh QH Buck.

    3. What is your favorite breed? Mustangs all the way.

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? Western (or is Bareback a discipline?)

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Black gelding

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: Dobe
    Not owned by you: Snuffy (my niece's horse)

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? Calm and trainable. Plus smooth traveler if I can get it ;p.

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? Spoiled, aggressive, space invaders.

    9. What do you like about the horse world? Horses, of course.

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Know it alls who are as stupid as a box of hair.

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Billy Allen, just cause he is an old friend and I have not seen him since I was a little kid.

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? My Dad.

    13. What type of rig do you haul? '86 Chevy Classic flatbed 1 ton and bumper pull stock trailer.

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Border Collie

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Country/Alternative/Rock

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Dad, of course ;p.

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Laura Hillenbrands (sp??) story of Seabiscuit

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? The NRS catelog..... Does that count???

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? Alexander (not really a horse movie but I adore the horse that played Bucephalus)

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? Horse Forum and a ton of tack stores.

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? Be firm, fair, and consistent. Never let them win a fight. And the best thing for a young horse is a ton of wet saddle blankets.

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Reger's Can Do, he was a reining horse that my Dad trained a long time ago.

    23. What is your ideal horse day? A crisp cold winter day with no wind and big fat flakes of snow falling. Perfect bareback weather.

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? Bath time.

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Scooping Poop and building fence.

    26. What horses do you own now?
    1 mini-burro Olen
    1 Belgian Mule Tiny
    2 Drafts (one perch, one belgian) John and Bessie
    1 TB Flipper
    4 QH Denny, Nester, Pokey, Flash
    2 Mustangs Dobe and Koda
    1 Draft cross (qhxbelgain foal) Rafe

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? Suffocating and probably buying the first horse I came across (screw searching for the perfect one, LOL)
         
        08-23-2009, 01:03 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    1. How old were you when you first rode a horse? Too little to remember. Younger than a year. =)

    2. What was your first horse? A morgan Qh cross, the slowest, stubbornest horse you will ever meet but I <3 him. His name is Ernie.

    3. What is your favorite breed? I think QHs but I love all breeds and horses.

    4. What is your favorite discipline to ride? Western.

    5. What is your favorite horse color and gender? Champagne Duns and Mares. Lol.

    6. Who is your favorite horse of all time?
    Owned by you: NU Little Lena (Flair)
    Not owned by you: Tuckers Easy Flame (Flame)

    7. What traits do you look for most in a horse? Kind eye, calm, willing to learn, alertness.

    8. What trait in a horse do you most despise? Laziness, Viciousness, Pushy.

    9. What do you like about the horse world? The horses, of course! Showing, the other horse people, EVERYTHING!

    10. What upsets you about the horse world? Stuck up show people!

    11. If you could spend the day with any horse person, who would it be? Ummmm. Al Dunning. <3 reining!

    12. Who have you learned the most from in your horse life? Greg Eliel and my parents.

    13. What type of rig do you haul? Dodge Truck and 2003 Sundowner 5 horse trailer.

    14. What is your favorite breed of dog? Border Collies, German shepards.

    15. What type of music do you play in your barn/truck? Pop, Country, Rock

    16. What trainer/horse person inspires you? Anyone who has worked a horse through issues to become a great horse.

    17. What is your favorite horse book? Ugh, I have to pick one?! Black stallion, maybe the marguite henry books.

    18. What is your favorite horse magazine? Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman.

    19. What is your favorite horse movie? The Black Stallion, My Friend Flicka, Flicka, National Velvet, The Man From Snowy River & Return To Snowy River, Dreamer

    20. What horse websites to you frequent most? The Horse Forum, HorseChannel

    21. What is your motto for dealing with horses? If you listen, they will tell you.

    22. If you could have one ride on any horse in history, who would it be? Smart Chic Olena. O_o Or maybe NU Cash. Lol.

    23. What is your ideal horse day? Showing!

    24. What is your favorite horse chore? Grooming!

    25. What is your least favorite horse chore? Ugh, hauling hay.

    26. What horses do you own now? 3 QH mares, 4 Qh/morgan crosses, 1 draft cross, 1 little grey filly of unknown origin, one paint gelding, SOON 2 more QH mares.

    27. If you didn't have a horse, what would you be doing? BUYING ONE!
         

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