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post #91 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 11:55 AM
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After graduating and my first horse Duchess passed away (she died the fall after graduation) I didn't have my own horses or ride at all for about 3 and a half/4 years. It sucked. When my uncle offered me a gelding as a gift I jumped at the chance, even though he was evil incarnate :P Oh well. We might have hated each other but he did teach me a lot (like how to get bucked off, how to padlock the gates so that evil genius couldn't undo the gates, and what I really needed to look for in a new horse!!!)
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post #92 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 12:20 PM
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Hey, My name is Elizabeth (hence my id name on here) Just joined forum not that long ago. I've had horses my whole life, and have learned a lot from them and from a lot of books. I have 4 horses, I brought two home with me when my husband and I got together, and he bought me one for Valentine's day, and acquired a sick colt before his birthday. Our herd is spoiled, and loves attention. I'm 21, but i'll be 22 later this month. I've proved myself in quite a few instances when it comes to caring and managing horses, i've changed my mom's way of thinking and managing her horses, and still proving my point to my in-laws. I try to be nice to everyone, I have a tendency to very outspoken and sometimes hateful. I'm honest, people tell me i'm brutally honest, and sometimes cold hearted. But i'm not afraid to say the truth, and well if it hurts it hurts. I'm compassionate to animals, not so much towards people. I might sound stupid here in some of my posts, but sometimes I have no where else to turn, and I appreciate everyones help and advice. Its nice talking to horsey people in this age group :)
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post #93 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Elizabeth - I too am quite forthright when it comes to telling the truth. Sugar coating is for muffins! I'm quite opinionated on most things but unless I'm particularily stirred into an argument/discussion I keep them to myself.

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Most of the time.
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post #94 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 12:47 PM
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Hey guys!

I'm 21 and have been a riding instructor with a school in my area for the last year and a half and I love it! Have to say I'm more excited (and feel like I belong to the forum more now) that I'm leasing a horse specifically so I can ride with the drill team :) you know, the mounted group that usually performs a synchronized routine to music before many rodeos? I get to ride in carrying an American flag for the first time ever, total childhood dream!!
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post #95 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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Hey, My name is Elizabeth (hence my id name on here) Just joined forum not that long ago. I've had horses my whole life, and have learned a lot from them and from a lot of books. I have 4 horses, I brought two home with me when my husband and I got together, and he bought me one for Valentine's day, and acquired a sick colt before his birthday. Our herd is spoiled, and loves attention. I'm 21, but i'll be 22 later this month. I've proved myself in quite a few instances when it comes to caring and managing horses, i've changed my mom's way of thinking and managing her horses, and still proving my point to my in-laws. I try to be nice to everyone, I have a tendency to very outspoken and sometimes hateful. I'm honest, people tell me i'm brutally honest, and sometimes cold hearted. But i'm not afraid to say the truth, and well if it hurts it hurts. I'm compassionate to animals, not so much towards people. I might sound stupid here in some of my posts, but sometimes I have no where else to turn, and I appreciate everyones help and advice. Its nice talking to horsey people in this age group :)
Brutal honesty is not hard to find around here. Haha You'll fit right in!
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post #96 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 01:45 PM
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Well hello to all the new posters! Man it is so nice to find even more people our age isn't it?

As far as riding in college/on a budget goes, it is difficult to find time. I went from being able to go see my horse everyday in community college, to only seeing her once a month when I went to a University. I eventually moved her down to be near me, where I could see her a lot more, but then she got into a tragic freak accident and had to be put down

I got my gelding about a month later. He's a project. I got married, moved, and moved him closer to me as well. I can go see him at least a few times a week now My problem isn't making time anymore, its finding stuff for him to do while I am grounded! LOL

Speaking your mind is not a bad thing Elizabeth! I personally have trouble speaking my mind sometimes. I have good people skills, and can handle conflict pretty well, but I am not always good at saying what I need to say. So be thankful! My husband is a no nonsense type, and he always tells it like it is. It's kinda nice!

Oh and one more random thought. It's too hot outside. Its supposed to be nearing 100 degrees everyday here for the next week!

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post #97 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 02:07 PM
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I've definitely had a hard time trying to ride in college. I had a mare in high school who began having lameness issues and we decided to retire her to my aunt and uncles large grass pasture. My parents left it up to me to buy my next horse while they paid for my (ever increasing) tuition so I've been horseless ever since. Teaching is nice since I'm still around the horses and get to hop on once in awhile. Can't believe I'm leasing a horse right now, it just all fell into place so quickly and perfectly!

Ugh I sound spoiled when I complain about the "heat" here in So Cal but the barn I'm at currently has very little shade :( our riding school is moving closer to the coast though to a place with covered work areas and plenty of shade...can't wait!! I can't imagine riding/ working with the horses in 100 plus!!
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post #98 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 02:35 PM
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Hey now I think everyone needs to stop telling me how hard it is to ride and go to college at the same time. I work 40 hours a week and will be going back to school in fall. I will be going full time but luckily all my classes are online.

Can't believe some of you are married already. I couldn't have done that 3 years ago, nope, no way.
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post #99 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 05:39 PM
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Yeah everyone keeps telling us that we were too young to get married yet, but hey we're happy, and have been friends since high school. :)
LOL i'm the one who speaks my mind quite frequently, where as my hubby had to learn how to do so himself ;) Sometimes he yells at me for being "too brutal", and that I should try to be nicer
I was working for my dad 40hrs a week in a garage, and when I came home I had to unload hay wagons, and then exercise my horses....and later I had to catch up on my house work and make supper....oh yes sooo busy and sometimes it gets frustrating...
Its great talking to people my age group, usually i'm surrounded by those much older than us, or much younger, and aren't horsey people and don't know what i'm talking about LOL

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post #100 of 3149 Old 07-02-2012, 05:57 PM
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My hubs and mine anniversary is in August I'm 21 and he's 24 we have been married for two years. Well almost. He however doesn't quite understand the obsession with my horses.. I told myself I would marry a country boy with money, needless to say I did neither. :)
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