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post #1 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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How old where you when you got your first horse?

How old where you when you got your first horse, what was his/her breed, colour, name? Do you still have your first horse?

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post #2 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 12:42 PM
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I was 20 y/o. His name was El Ev Afire, and he was a chestnut Arabian gelding.

I sold him when he was 10 y/o to a friend. She kept him the rest of his life. He passed at the ripe old age of 32, much loved and well cared for.
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post #3 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 12:53 PM
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I was born ona farm so I have always had horses but, Yes My first horse I still have. He was born at my house in 2005.Honeyboy is a quater horse that is now 16 h. When he was born we thought he would be a little dinky thing..Neadless to say 16h isnt a dinky little horse.He is my #1 go to man. I love him and I do everything on him.He was born wen I was six and Im 14 now and we have always been insepretable. When He was 3, trained him at three bc he was so small,I was the first one to ride him out of the round pen.. I trust him with my life ! :)
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post #4 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 12:59 PM
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I was 11, he was a yearling.
We still have him, he's now 13.
We also have our 2nd horse still,
Have had him for 12 years.
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post #5 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:04 PM
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We had horses from before I was born - but the first that was actually "mine" was Poncho, a little shetland pony that was somewhere in his late teens/early twenties when we got him. I was five years old at the time. As this was some thirty years ago, I do not still have him. He and I parted ways when I was 7 - we gifted him to a family in town.
My first actual horse, was Amigo - a QH/Arab cross, wonderful little bay gelding. He became mine when I was 7 (passed down from an older sister). I had him until I was 15 and he was 36.
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post #6 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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ROde for lots of years before I got "MY" first horse. Got a 2 year old with about 30 rides on him for my 8th birthday. My favorite movie was "The Man From Snowy River" and I always wanted a buckskin named Denny. Went to the farm where we kept our horses and there he was a golden buckskin pony that we named Denny. He dumped me off the first day but over the years we got a long great and probably was one of the best teachers I have had in a horse.

My grandpa found him from a guy who used to run pony chuckwagons and he had grown to tall so they had started riding him. I wouldn't recommend getting that young of a horse for a kid but it worked out good for me. We still have him 20 years later and at the age of 22 he can still go all day. Loved that horse growing up and he was all heart and would do anything you asked. I learned to heel on him, took riding lessons, rode countless miles with my cousin every summer. Thinking back on it we must have put a lot of miles on because they were out full time on alfalfa/grass pasture everyday and they were never fat!

Wish I could ride that much now a days but sadly don't have that much time being an adult.

Have a good one guys!
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post #7 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:09 PM
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I was like 5 I think. It was a shetland pony that kicked my 5 year old bottom all over our farm :). He was a pinto and his name was Bill. No I don't have him as he didn't last long after that episode LOL. My Dad found a nice Welsh pony for me after that.
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post #8 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:19 PM
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My gf and I spent $25 on a pony in 1970. We bought him secretly from a farmer, and our parents made him sell the pony back 3 days later.
I bought my first herd in June, 1985. DH and I bought 6 horses-- 1 was a heavy built 13'2hh pony really, which we named "Toma" and he died in 2004 at 35yo. I was 27yo, and VERY serious about keeping horses.
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post #9 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:22 PM
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I was 16 when I bought my first horse, a green 16 hh standardbred mare she was 12 and only a year off the track, was barrel raced a couple of times. I had ridden 9 years before that, and showed ponies 5 years.
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post #10 of 38 Old 06-07-2012, 01:22 PM
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I just got my first horse 8 weeks ago and I'm 38. Nothing like living the dream! I (obviously) still have him QH/Arab, flea bitten grey, 17 year old gelding. Love of my life.
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