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post #1 of 8 Old 05-24-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from KY!

Hello everyone!

I am somewhat new to horses - I used to ride when I was a teen but have never owned any until the last year.

I have:

Bobby - paint gelding I adopted from the KY Equine Humane Center in Lexington, KY. He's 7 years old, sweet, gentle, and blind. In his former life he was a teaser stallion on a nurse mare farm. In his new life he's a pampered and adored member of the family. One of those horses that gets into the heart of everyone he meets.

Trigger - gelding pony that lives for mischief (what pony doesn't?) - based on some of his past exploits, I'm pretty sure he was a cat burglar in a former life. He's a beautiful dark gray dapple with a "Tina Turner style" flaxen mane and tail. He's my sons pony, and is hopelessly in love with my thoroughbred mare, Gitana.

Gitana - 16 year old Thoroughbred mare that joined our family last week. She's been retired from playing polo and will enjoy life henceforward puttering about our farm with me as a pleasure horse.

Sarge - mid 20's quarter horse gelding that will be joining our family next week. He's a retired Cincinatti Mounted Police Horse and will be living out his golden years with us immersed in comfort and showered with affection. I think he'll be a grand companion to Bobby and a nice, slow, dependable horse for my son to climb on from time to time.

My beloved menagerie:
1 hubby, 1 son, 3 dogs, 5 barn kitties, 3 bunnies, 2 spoiled horses, 1 mischievous pony, 42 cattle, and an embarassing number of chickens.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-24-2011, 09:51 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-24-2011, 10:34 PM
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welcome to the forum. you sure do have a menagerie. =)
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-25-2011, 03:52 AM
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Wow, that's quiet the list of critters. Welcome to the forum!
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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Hi there! I just adopted my horse from Mountain View Rescue in Columbia, KY. Beautiful country up that way.

Welcome!

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-25-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there! I just adopted my horse from Mountain View Rescue in Columbia, KY. Beautiful country up that way.

Welcome!
I hadn't heard of that rescue - I'll have to look them up. I love it here - I grew up in Michigan, and have also lived in Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia - and Kentucky is definitely my favorite.

I've been thinking I'd like to offer a foster home to horses up for adoption. I'd like another year of experience under my belt first, but I plan to discuss it with KYEHC soon.

My beloved menagerie:
1 hubby, 1 son, 3 dogs, 5 barn kitties, 3 bunnies, 2 spoiled horses, 1 mischievous pony, 42 cattle, and an embarassing number of chickens.

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-25-2011, 01:25 PM
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I hadn't heard of that rescue - I'll have to look them up. I love it here - I grew up in Michigan, and have also lived in Illinois, Indiana, and Georgia - and Kentucky is definitely my favorite.

I've been thinking I'd like to offer a foster home to horses up for adoption. I'd like another year of experience under my belt first, but I plan to discuss it with KYEHC soon.
Raquel is the founder of MVR and she rocks! She rehabs and homes about 9 or so horses at a time. This is the link to MVR's site: Welcome to Mountain View Rescue

Hugo was a nurse mare foal, bottle raised and spoiled rotten. He was pretty much a pet (i.e., 1000 lbs. lap dog) for the first four years of his life. Boy, are things about to change for him!

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-27-2011, 03:27 AM
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Welcome! I'm from Louisville originally but moved to Indiana last June. I LOVE it up here! Never thought I'd be a Hoosier.

I'm actually gonna be in KY tomorrow picking up a foal for another HF member (Indy).

Michele
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