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    02-08-2012, 02:34 PM
I found a helmet Tipperary Sportage size medium that fits nicely
Its $74.95 at the tack shop
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    02-08-2012, 02:38 PM
That's the helmet I've been lusting after. I've been able to find them for $60.00, but with shipping they'll be about the same as the one you found at the tack shop. I want to try one on first before I buy, because helmets fit differently depending on the manufacturer.
    02-08-2012, 02:48 PM
I got my first pony in the 1960's, a registered shetland. Then in 69 my dad retired and we moved to Southern California. Had a neighbor with 20+ ponies. I started hanging out there and that was where I spent every day after school and every weekend. His wife and him hauled me and 2 other horse crazy girls to the pony harness races almost every weekend and to the Pony Wheeler shows in Norco when they went on. Everyone wanted the fastest harness racing pony, so they started crossing them with Standardbred stallions and I still have 2 mares that go back to the first crossbred ponies we raced.
I stayed short and never outgrew ponies, so been riding them most of my life. Got my first gaited pony in 1973 and just lost him last year. These days I like to camp and trail ride. I now own a pony sized Missouri Fox Trotter stallion, the 2 gaited pony mares and 9 purebred Icelandics. I have a small 52 acre farm in the Ozarks about 5 miles from the MFTHBA association headquarters. There is not too much that I haven't done with my ponies and I love riding the gaited ones.
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    02-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Green Broke
I'm familar w/Norco-sounds like you had a good start there. Gaited ponies are so fun! Sounds like you have a very nice spread & some great horseflesh. Have fun w/the ponies!
    02-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
That's the helmet I've been lusting after. I've been able to find them for $60.00, but with shipping they'll be about the same as the one you found at the tack shop. I want to try one on first before I buy, because helmets fit differently depending on the manufacturer.

I have that helmet and it is SO comfortable. I don't even know I have it on. I literally forget, and get in my car to leave the barn with it STILL on my head.
    02-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I love IRH helmets, I so wanted a Troxel, bought one and it always hurt my head

I then lucked out on a great deal for an IRH velvet for showing, so when the local tack shop had an IRH elite, in my size for $45 I nearly flattened everyone to get at it, it is just so comfortable
    02-08-2012, 08:33 PM
I like the one I tried on at the tack store
    02-08-2012, 08:58 PM
Super Moderator
I'm 39 so I geuss that makes me elidgeable to fart in this thread! That's awesome because the other mods were complaining about the lack of gas masks in the "mod lounge"....

I started riding in Germany doing the dressage thing and then moved on to english hunt style through highschool and then into marriage, then I decided to switch to AQHA style HUS and WP.

This is me and my first horse Pistol. I think he was 3 when I got him. He'll be 28 next month....
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    02-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Farm Pony your horse is adorable
    02-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by With Grace    
Hi all -
Thanks Country Woman for starting this great thread!

I'm close to 40 (38 this coming June). I lease a Grey 14 yr old TB mare (Grace), we're heading to our first show next Saturday! We'll also be testing Intro A in April.

I had ridden hunters from the age of 8 to 18 (I wont go into the whole story, but if you want to read more, my blog is below), then left for college, had a family, and now at 37 am back to chasing my dream of owning. Hubby has agreed that if I lease the mare 1 more year, we'll start looking for my horse. This year can't go fast enough!

The horse I lease teaches me a ton, and I ride at a fabulous barn with a very patient trainer. Every day at the barn keeps a smile on my face, and makes me a happy mom and wife!
Good luck on Saturday, which happens to be my 47th birthday! :)

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