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        03-15-2013, 06:40 PM
    My favorite horse that I've ridden would probably be Skippy. He has such a good personality and is a lot of fun to ride!

    Hello to all newcomers!
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        03-25-2013, 08:58 PM
    Hey! I'm Anna and I'm from Oregon! I own a saddlebred mare named dutchess! Love her lots, but I wish I could do more stuff with her! Any Oregonian teens in here around the Portland area?:)
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        03-25-2013, 10:35 PM
    Hey APointFairy! Welcome, Nice to see another teen from the Pacific North West! I live in Washington just about 2 hours away from Portland.
        03-31-2013, 03:04 PM
    Its sunny and hot almost 70 degrees!!!!
        04-01-2013, 11:38 PM
    Originally Posted by APointFairy    
    Hey! I'm Anna and I'm from Oregon! I own a saddlebred mare named dutchess! Love her lots, but I wish I could do more stuff with her! Any Oregonian teens in here around the Portland area?:)
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    Well, I live in the Walla Walla county in Washington!

    Anyways, I have a problem that I just HAVE to tell someone, so I thought I'd post it here. Although I'm not sure how you'll be able to help, or if you'll really care, or if this is the right place to post it.

    So, last year, my friends' parents offered to let me get a horse and keep it at their house with their horses. They said that the horse would basically just be theirs that I just use for showing in 4-H. I wouldn't have to do any of the care, payment, or anything. I would just ride the horse and train it and myself to jump. The problem is, my parents are COMPLETELY unsupportive. They think that we will have to pay the money for the vet bills, food, and everything. I tried to explain to them what the deal is, but they don't seem to listen!!! One of my ideas was to have both sets of parents sit down and talk about it.

    Anyways, thanks for reading about my frustrating life! I hope you guys have some good ideas that I can use to get a horse of my own!
        04-01-2013, 11:51 PM
    Cool your far but in the same state! ^^
        04-02-2013, 04:14 AM
    Mercy, having both sets of parents sit down and talk it out would definitely be less confusing for everyone involved. It's a great idea - you're very clever!

    Well, more drama in the life of Blue. It just never ends D: I mean seriously this is just getting RIDICULOUS.

    Yesterday I get a phone call. Desperate panicked phone call. A friend of mine's horse injured himself quite badly. So off Mum goes to help friend cope while vet is called.

    Poor Gambler has cut his hock so deep he's severed his extensor tendon completely. Vet did the best he could to stitch up and advised box rest. One problem. Our lovely friend doesn't have stables. She doesn't even have a small yard to put her little fellow in.

    So we offer for her to use one of our stables. Except when we get him here and into the stable Gambler starts sweating and shaking so bad that S [friend] calls the vet again, she's so worried about him.

    I had the idea of bringing one of my horses in to see if he settled and started acting normal when he had company, and he did, so of course one of my horses has to be in too, to keep him company. Monty can't, he's claustrophobic and would stress all his weight off. Mum's gelding can't because he has a sacro-iliac issue and SI issues need constant movement so they don't lock up. Mum's filly LOVES stables but is incredibly destructive so we'd really rather not.

    Only option is my big Thoroughbred. So in she goes, to the other stable.

    BAM straight into heat. Young injured gelding is acting studdy and Magic has turned into THE biggest witch this side of the black stump. She's the master of the Mare Glare now. And I guarantee you, within three days she'll be stir-crazy from being locked up.

    So I'm trying to make sure she gets a few hours' turnout every morning. My gelding is in while she's out.

    I'm at the stables every couple of hours and muck out whenever I'm down there, it's a lot of work but breaking it up into smaller lots makes it less exhausting. I have to get to the feed store sometime soonish to get my paws on something pelleted because in a box Magic will lose weight without some kind of "grain" [she's actually -meant- to be grain-free so I'm looking at one of the no-grain complete feeds]... but I don't have my license so I can't drive without Mum about and she's always working so basically I can't get to the feed store during opening hours unless I wait til Saturday and I can't wait til Saturday because she'll lose a ton of weight.

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        04-03-2013, 12:14 AM
    *snickers* Blue, aren't mare's just MAGICAL to own?
        04-03-2013, 08:27 AM
    Hey! I'm sad I joined so late! But you read the whole thing I'm from Canada and I lease a brown gelding named Al! But since no one rides him my instructor says he's basically mine he's a 4 year old Arabian I love him! I'll try to get
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        04-03-2013, 09:46 AM
    HCG, she's so worth it though. She has so much try. Geldings just don't try so hard IME. [and having had four and dealt with more than I can count, I can say with conviction that geldings just aren't as much fun]

    Cow mare is a cow, but as much as I complain about her, I wouldn't have her any other way. I may be singing a different tune if I get kicked though.

    My boxes -look- nice, but the one Magic's in is a pain in the butt. The gate out to the undercover tie up bay doesn't open any more and the gate out into the [now broken] yard doesn't exist. Well, the top door does, but the bottom one's hinges broke at some point long before we moved in, so even though we have the door/gate/whatever, we can't use it until we fix a few things. So instead we have a farm gate across it and tied firmly to the big poles that form the sides of the door and I have to untie it and pick it up and move it whenever I want to get Magic out.

    S's husband is handy, though, and there's talk being thrown around about him maybe fixing up the broken doors for us...

    And now, because this thread needs more pictures (excuse the quality please, my phone's camera sucks):
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