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        04-02-2013, 01:34 PM
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    Foal
    Smile Greetings from Tuscany, Italy

    Hi there to Everyone,

    I am a Italo-Hungarian horse lover and I'd love to talk about horsey experiences and matters with people all over the world.
    I'm 35 and am a happy (sometimes more, sometimes less) horse-owner since year 2003 but have been riding since I was 10. My husband has a small yard here in Tuscany right under the medieval walls of the tiny village of Montopoli. I'm an employee in my spare time
    I enjoy trail riding, dressage, groundwork, have dome few jumping (would like to improve it) and cross-country (really low levels eh!) and orienteering (TREC- anyone ever heard of it?), horseback archery (let me say that's really fun) and medieval games that my pair organizes yearly.
    Breeds: My first horse was a beautyful friesian mare and I still adore friesians but have abruptly changed my mind when I got across Akhal Tekes... We own purebred and partbred Akhal Tekes. So my favorites are these two breeds plus any horse any size any color, I basically like them all. They're so different and there are so many different things you can do with them.
    Kind regards to all,
    Barbara
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        04-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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    Welcome! It's nice to have more members from Italy.

    Will you post some photos of your horse? Maybe some photos of you doing horseback archery? There is actually a thread here about that. In the US there is a sport called Cowboy Shooting, and instead of shooting arrows, they shoot guns from a horseback.

    Have you heard of the "Nez Perce horse?" this is a cross between the Appalousa and Ahkel Teke.
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        04-02-2013, 01:53 PM
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    Super Moderator
    Mounted archery thread:

    Horseback Archery
         
        04-02-2013, 02:14 PM
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    Trained
    Welcome!
         
        04-02-2013, 04:07 PM
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    Yearling
    Hi! Welcome to the forum!
         
        04-02-2013, 06:38 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks to you all!

    Ok so now I'm trying to figure out how the image posting goes...gosh I'm so uneasy with this system.
    If I'm doing it right, this is me and my beloved Flò who died two years ago in an accident. She was all that I had been dreaming of as a girl. Anyway she'll always live in our herats.
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    Love you Flò!
         
        04-02-2013, 06:39 PM
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    Foal
    Ok that obviously was the wrong link.


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        04-02-2013, 06:51 PM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Solicchio    
    Ok so now I'm trying to figure out how the image posting goes...gosh I'm so uneasy with this system.
    Trust me I wasn't a pro at it either ! I still have trouble.

    Fló looks like a very gorgeous horse!
         
        04-02-2013, 07:04 PM
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    Foal
    Ah ok got it. Now the archery part..... woooooooooooow gun shooting from horseback sounds really fantastic! I guess I'll have to try it once.
    I only found the images of a show we did, my mount is an Italian Maremmano horse, a great horse second only to my Flò. Let me introdice you all to Frida, she has an incredible power... The arrows I shot here were wooden, the bow is mongolian, a relatively soft 27lb symmetric bow. Made in Hungary.

         
        04-02-2013, 07:10 PM
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    Foal
    Thank you WhiteHorse for moral support I guess you like Friesians??? Deduce it from your Avatar... Here's one I like of Flò, one of the last ones that were made of her, here is the beatiful back that brought me around for hundreds of kilometers....
    She was standig up after a roll, shining as only a friesian can shine....


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