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post #61 of 68 Old 08-30-2010, 01:16 AM
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Bummer! I wish I had seen this thread before starting my own in the intro area, as I really don't need my own thread.

Hi, I am Alex, I am a 34 year old (how did that happen?) female who is English but lived in America for 9 years now.

I said my horse stuff in the thread I posted, so other than that my new hubby (just married 3 months ago) and I are foster parents to 5 teenage boys aged 16-20. They can be a little wild sometimes so I cannot wait for Tues when school and college starts up so I can get some time to myself and Lucas (5 yr old OTTB gelding) to get some more serious riding time in. It is just impossible to try to ride with the boys around, someone always argues, or someone finds something to fling around and spook him while I ride past.
I just finished a summer work program supervising 'my' kids and 8 other kids at my horse barn, so after 6 weeks of working there, wouldn't you think they would be better around horses and learn not to run up behind them? Apparently not.


So hi!
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post #62 of 68 Old 08-30-2010, 04:34 PM
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I am Lydia and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am about to turn 27...eek!

I am new to the forum, but not entirely new to horses. I am looking to get back into riding again and eventually purchasing a nice horse in a year or two.

I have ridden many disciplines in the past including Hunter, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Barrels and Poles. I would really like to get into Eventing in the very near future.

If anyone knows of a reputable barn/trainer in the Dallas area, please let me know :)
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post #63 of 68 Old 08-30-2010, 05:33 PM
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Hi forum, I'm pretty new around here, but have definitely been around for the last couple months. My name is Matt and I'm 21 years old and live in Michigan. My girlfriend is also on here under the name britneypadilla. I've been riding for a few years now and have mostly dealt with untrained horses, or problem horses, even as a beginner. I've worked with somewhere around 50 horses that were mostly rescues, or problem horses people no longer wanted. I'm no longer involved with that anymore and in May I picked up my first horse Nova, a 15hh Grulla QH mare. She was underweight and untrained but fit well with my girlfriend's horses, a 9 year old paint, and her now 6 month old filly. Nova is now up to weight and what I would consider an advanced green horse. We mainly trailride around our house and get out of town a couple times a year with the horses. Our animals are basically our children though and we spoil them as much as possible.

The following are our animals:

Nova - 6 year old QH Mare
Cami - 9 year old Paint Mare
Kali - 6 month old TWH/Paint Filly out of Cami
Te - 2 year old Doberman Pinscher
Captain - 6 month old Pitbull
Morgan - 1 year old GSD/Husky Mix
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post #64 of 68 Old 09-08-2010, 12:52 PM
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post #65 of 68 Old 09-08-2010, 01:03 PM
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Hey everyone! I am Sarah, I moved to Texas from Australia last Christmas to be closer to family and also to begin studying for my MBA. I am 27 years old, about to turn 28 and be one step closer to the dreaded 3-0.....

My background is eventing but I have ridden and trained ex-racehorses since I was 14. I also ride trackwork and do pre-training. I love it here in Texas, there are horses EVERYWHERE and plenty of people who need them to be ridden/trained. The horse community has been so welcoming here in Texas that I feel right at home.

I currently own one OTTB mare who is a real handful, I am currently schooling her in basic dressage and hope to begin jumping her next year if she progresses quickly enough. I also ride and train several other horses for people, not as many as I would like though - gotta keep those grades up!

Interesting reading on the previous pages too, I hope people keep adding to this thread!

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
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post #66 of 68 Old 09-08-2010, 01:21 PM
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Hey everyone! I am Sarah, I moved to Texas from Australia last Christmas to be closer to family and also to begin studying for my MBA. I am 27 years old, about to turn 28 and be one step closer to the dreaded 3-0.....

My background is eventing but I have ridden and trained ex-racehorses since I was 14. I also ride trackwork and do pre-training. I love it here in Texas, there are horses EVERYWHERE and plenty of people who need them to be ridden/trained. The horse community has been so welcoming here in Texas that I feel right at home.

I currently own one OTTB mare who is a real handful, I am currently schooling her in basic dressage and hope to begin jumping her next year if she progresses quickly enough. I also ride and train several other horses for people, not as many as I would like though - gotta keep those grades up!

Interesting reading on the previous pages too, I hope people keep adding to this thread!
What area of Texas? I am looking to purchase an OTTB in the next year or so. It would be my first OTTB. I want to get into Eventing. Just wondering if you had any contacts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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post #67 of 68 Old 09-08-2010, 01:46 PM
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What area of Texas? I am looking to purchase an OTTB in the next year or so. It would be my first OTTB. I want to get into Eventing. Just wondering if you had any contacts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Aaaargh, too bad I didn't know about you a month ago! I just finished three months of training on an OTTB and sold him. He was a gentleman, 16.1hh, 6yo and sweet as can be! I have attached some piccies for no reason other than cos I was proud of him. I actually miss him now he is gone, it's hard when the horse isn't yours

My little sister riding him:
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Me riding him:
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Him showing how much of a wild TB he is:
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Now that I am back at school I don't have as much time for training horses other than my own but if I hear of a good prospect I will PM you. I live in Austin but train horses in Houston which is quite far for you. Be ready for a heap of OTTB's becoming available in the Houston area since they most likely will not race them at Sam Houston come this January, only QH's and Arabs will be raced there. The TB racing industry will be in big strife and many trainers will be looking to get rid of their TB's.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.

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post #68 of 68 Old 09-08-2010, 02:44 PM
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Aaaargh, too bad I didn't know about you a month ago! I just finished three months of training on an OTTB and sold him. He was a gentleman, 16.1hh, 6yo and sweet as can be! I have attached some piccies for no reason other than cos I was proud of him. I actually miss him now he is gone, it's hard when the horse isn't yours

My little sister riding him:
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Me riding him:
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Him showing how much of a wild TB he is:
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Now that I am back at school I don't have as much time for training horses other than my own but if I hear of a good prospect I will PM you. I live in Austin but train horses in Houston which is quite far for you. Be ready for a heap of OTTB's becoming available in the Houston area since they most likely will not race them at Sam Houston come this January, only QH's and Arabs will be raced there. The TB racing industry will be in big strife and many trainers will be looking to get rid of their TB's.
Houston isnt too far. About 4 hours, but not that long of a drive to pick up a decent horse for a good price

He is adorable!

Thanks for keeping me in mind!
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