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    06-28-2012, 11:02 AM
I will still go by Blondehorselover:) 23. Proud owner of a bi-polar gelding! Dreams are to someday work with horses instead of being stuck in an office for 10 hours a day. I would love to start up some kind of horse program for at-risk youth, disabled vets, elderly, or just people that need to "get away". But for now, I will go back to my mundane job punching numbers
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    06-28-2012, 11:23 AM
Originally Posted by Gilly    
I think just about everything in life is a gamble and it's such an awesome feeling when it pays off. Did you bring a horse person with you, Failbhe? Like a trainer or something? Or are you one of those lucky devils who can call themselves an experienced horse person? When I get my own horse, no matter how many years I've been riding, I shall be bringing my trainer and a vet just to be sure!
Bringing somebody with you is definitely a good idea! I didn't, but mostly because I was in-between farriers at the time and felt silly asking a vet... not good reasons, I know. I have been around horses my whole life but I don't know if I'd call myself 'experienced' - I've never taken a formal lesson, I was taught to ride by my dad who taught himself... so in some aspects I suppose I might be experienced, but in others I'm sadly ignorant. I'm hoping to take lessons this coming winter, from the same trainer who worked with Éowyn. During the summer he is too busy with training and touring the local rodeo circuit but in the winter he and his daughters offer lessons.
    06-28-2012, 11:45 AM
Green Broke
I remember when I bought my first horse, it is a VERY liberating feeling that I don't think i'll ever forget! Failbhe, I also didn't take anyone experienced with me, mainly because we didn't know anyone at the time. I ended up getting lucky, and all of the ones I have bought have been good.
    06-28-2012, 12:31 PM
I'll join the gang! :)
My name is Sarah and I'm 21, but as I'm sure there are already dozens of Sarahs here, I will go as Island or IW, whatever floats your boat.

I'm from Hawaii, but have been living in the mainland for the past two years doing an internship at a dressage barn. I don't really know what I want to be when I grow up, so I'm trying all different things.

I have a horse back home that is currently being leased by two wonderful ladies. She's my lifer. <3 I have some photos of her in the "My Barn" option of this forum.
    06-28-2012, 12:47 PM
I can say I wish I took someone who knew a little more about horses with me when I got my first horse Skip... Because if I did id probably have a different horse. But I love my Ol man and honestly wouldnt trade him for the world!!
    06-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Green Broke
I'll join in here. Everyone calls me Poppy and I'm almost 24. I have been riding since I was 8 and took lessons for 10 years. I was a H/J for 9 of those years and now I am trying out dressage with my new horse.

I got my first horse in January of this year and she is a 19 year old Arabian. And I just recently found out about her pedigree thanks to another member here and she is a Polish/Spanish cross. I was told her name is Lizzy but it is actually Zizzi.

I got to say people a few thousand dollars for a horse?! dear lord that's a lot. I would never ever pay that much. Give me the wild, untrained forgotten one.
    06-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Count me in! My name is Theresa, I'm 27 and live in the Midwest - today is predicted to be the hottest day of the! I took lessons from 7-14 (ish) and just started lessons again earlier this year. I rode hunter/jumper as a kid and am riding western now. I do not own my own horse but have been given a fantastic opportunity with a horse at the barn I ride at. The owner is currently on bed rest and wanted someone to help refresh her horse's training and potentially show him, so I work with him 2-3 days a week along with my lesson instructor/trainer. We're focusing on western pleasure right now and eventually I'd love to get into some reining as well. He's a 8-10 year old Quarter Horse and I wish I knew more about him but all I know is his call name and his owners first name.

I love coming here to learn, read, explore and peruse pictures.

I'm also planning on having shoulder surgery at the beginning of August, so just a warning, I'll be back looking for some entertainment and ground work ideas. ;)
    06-28-2012, 11:17 PM
I was wondering if someone was going to make this. ;)

I'm not really active anymore but I'm Caiti, 21 years old and live in southern California. I am a Junior in college under the major of Animal Sciences / Pre-Vet. I've been riding since I was 6 (But it was only once to twice a month), then got my first horse 10 years ago. I have since owned three horses and riding both english and western competing quite a lot in Gymkhana's, a few rodeos and one Jumpers show. I mostly ride english now leaning towards Jumpers and possibly some hunters. I own a 24 year old grade paint, who I am retiring this year because of ringbone. So I am looking for a place to let him retire to. =\

Not too sure where my horsey life is going after that other than owning a pasture puff.
    06-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Green Broke
I just want to say that it is nice to meet you all :)
    06-29-2012, 08:15 AM
Originally Posted by Gilly    
I think just about everything in life is a gamble and it's such an awesome feeling when it pays off.
It definitely is. Had I actually understood the undertaking of having a horse at my age... logically I wouldn't have accepted mine. But I'd do it again in a heartbeat because it's so worth it. All the hard work I've put into him and he's glowing.

Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Give me the wild, untrained forgotten one.
Yeah I'm with you.. I really loved rehabbing Sky.

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