she'll be here within the fortnight
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

she'll be here within the fortnight

This is a discussion on she'll be here within the fortnight within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-30-2011, 12:57 PM
      #1
    Trained
    she'll be here within the fortnight

    And I'm too excited to sleep!

    'She' is, of course, the one and only Satin, the inspiration for my display name and quite honestly the most gorgeous buckskin I have ever met (and I have met quite a few).

    So we'll be madly cleaning up all the mess caused by the storm that hit the other day so that the paddocks are all safe and tidy for her and OF COURSE there will be LOTS of photos when she gets here!

    Did I forget to mention that she isn't actually in my paddock yet? Hahaha that's why I've only got the two photos of her.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-30-2011, 04:19 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    I saw her photos on your horses list, she's very cute! Congrats on the new horse, and good luck with her!
         
        07-01-2011, 10:20 AM
      #3
    Trained
    Thanks muchly :)

    She's going to be SUCH a timewaster, I think I'll spend 90% of my home time hanging out with her and taking photos of her or sketching her heehee. Mum's horse will be very pleased to have a playmate - Monty won't go for a meaningless gallop no matter how hard the poor pali tries.
         
        07-01-2011, 08:20 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Spending time with a horse is NEVER wasted time in my book =) besides, the more time you spend with them, the more you have a chance to bond with them. Some horses bond so fast with humans, and with others it takes years (I've owned both, lol) Sketching horses sounds nice too, mine never stay still long enough for me to sketch, much less get a photo, so hopefully your horse will stand still for you =P
         
        07-02-2011, 10:01 AM
      #5
    Trained
    When you're SUPPOSED to be working your other horse it is!

    I'm an amateur showjumping photographer so I'm used to taking action shots. My camera's permanently set on a really high shutter speed, which allows you to take those action photos without any blur. (I have a dSLR camera)

    I need a better zoom lens but I should be able to pick one up once I've got a jumping saddle for Monty. And then, we can have the awesome action shots without me having to run up and down the paddock exhausting myself before/after work!
         
        07-02-2011, 11:24 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Im jealous! My favorite is a nice light buckskin, she looks like a doll! Im also jealous of your camera haha. I am more of a hobby photographer but can't afford a nice camera :( I hope she settles in well for you!
         
        07-02-2011, 11:41 AM
      #7
    Trained
    I'd love for her to be a bit more golden, the photos don't really show it that much but her knees are REALLY gold and it's just a gorgeous colour, but I love buckskins of all shades so no matter what shade she ends up she's lovely just the way she is.

    I only have my camera because my dad was absolutely incredible one Christmas and bought it for me! I'd never be able to afford to have such a great camera otherwise. Though the price gap is getting a lot narrower, so who knows, wait a bit longer and save save save and you might get one too. And you'll probably appreciate it all the more for it.

    I have an update, she will be here ON WEDNESDAY. Her breeder got back to me and will be dropping her off, and I will make the final payment in cash.

    That means I've only got 2 productive days to get the paddocks ready for her though and there's a LOT of work to do (I've only got tomorrow [sunday] and tuesday off work before then) so I'm going to have to work my butt off to do it! It's things like moving fence posts, repairing fences that were damaged in the storm, and getting this HUGE fallen branch out of the way of one of the gates. No one said owning a foal was going to be easy.
         
        07-04-2011, 01:28 AM
      #8
    Weanling
    Congrats again, and I also have a DSLR camera, with some inexpensive lenses. I like to do macro pics. But I occasionally do horse pics too. For anyone staring out I would suggest maybe buying one secondhand? My father gave me mine and he said it was second-hand. I've been using it for over a year with absulutly no problems! Some photography stores sell secondhand or maybe check online, but be careful of scammers =)

    Have fun fencing, lol =P
         
        07-04-2011, 08:24 AM
      #9
    Trained
    Pahaha not just fencing! Moving that darn branch is going to be ermmm, entertaining. I don't think the ride-on will pull it and I don't have a horse that's going in harness to get to pull it.

    Mine was a gift too, and it's a brilliant camera. I could get a better zoom lens (55mm-200mm) for about $400, could go much higher but the reallyyyyy huge zoom lenses are REALLY expensive and my horses keep me poor. Not only do I have to make the final payment off Satin on Wednesday, I also have to buy some more horse feed - would do it tomorrow but I don't get paid till Wed & I only have about $6 in my bank account at the moment!

    We got a lot done yesterday but there's still heaps to do, I think she's going to have to be in my work paddock for a while.
         
        07-04-2011, 02:16 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Chainsaw, lol. Fallen branches/trees are REALLY annoying. This is where it pays to have a draft =P If you can chop up the tree I would suggest that, but otherwise, good luck!

    I have a zoom lens too, as well as a couple of those macro-rings. If you add a macro ring to the zoom you can get really close up. Plus the zoom has an imagine stabilizer, so most pictures can be taken without a tripod! The flower in my pic. Was taken like that. I love my camera, but I really wish it did a better job with horses. I rode a reddish chestnut and it always screwed up her color, lol. Now I own a bay, so it should be fine...

    Oh well, good luck with the branch!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What color do you think she'll be? thatgirlcaitlin Horse Colors and Genetics 5 04-17-2011 12:29 AM
    What are the chances she'll be roan? thatgirlcaitlin Horse Colors and Genetics 10 03-25-2011 09:36 PM
    Bummer, though I'm sure she'll be happy Sara Dressage 7 09-23-2009 12:30 AM
    She'll blithely poison and eat her own boys after she mates with them, of course. Spyder General Off Topic Discussion 8 07-27-2009 12:40 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0