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post #1 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Aussie Newbie

Hey, I'm from Brisbane. I ride and work at a local stables - be my dream job if the pay was better!!

I don't own my own horse - unfortunately i'm too broke for that!

Up until recently I was leasing a 15hh 18yo bay stockhorse gelding, but he now has to be sold due to his owner not having enough room. (if you're interested, let me know!)

At work, there's a couple of horses that are pretty special to me - Calypso, who's been through a lot with me and we've taught each other a lot. She's a fairly old 14.3hh palomino with a very big heart. I don't ride her very much anymore due to her not being able to do the work, but we do go for the odd swim or a quiet bareback hack once in a while, and i make sure she gets a decent grooming whenever I can!!

There's also Trigger. She's been abused in the past, but we're slowly working past her fear of, well, EVERYTHING!! She's also a palomino (no idea what it is about this colour, i just seem to fall in love with them!) but a lot younger than calypso. I've posted a question about her already - i'm having trouble getting her working well in a bridle, so any help is very much wanted! She's a fast learner, and i've had a lot of fun with this girl already =]

I don't have much of a life other than the horses - well, nothing that COUNTS anyway! Last year of school (finally!). My horses are my life. I can't imagine not having them there.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 10:11 AM
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Welcome to the Forum Helen! I am drawn to greys like a moth to a I understand the palomino thing!

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 11:51 AM
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 03:32 PM
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-24-2008, 05:23 AM
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yay another brisbanite :) which riding school do you work at? i work at wattle creek riding school :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-24-2008, 09:18 AM
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Hello Helen,
i am new also, old gal to young gal-having not much of a life except horses can be a very good thing! I applaud you for helping with an abused animal. Its hard work but worth it all when you finally get the forward momentum going and make a breakthrough. Hopefully you will have many. Best of luck to you.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-25-2008, 12:58 PM
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-26-2008, 09:44 PM
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welcome to the Horse Forum!! good luck with your horse! and i know what you mean with palominos... i used to have a palomino arab/qh cross!

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