Greetings From Wisconsin - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Talking Greetings From Wisconsin

Hello everyone,

My name is Alexandra, but please call me Alex, I'm 19 and I live in Central Wisconsin (Wausau to be exact).

I've been around horses my whole life =DD and I've been riding since I could walk. I've dealt extensively with the Icelandic breed, but have rode and worked with many other breeds as well. I used to own a beautiful gray Saddlebred / Arab cross but unfortunately in 2006 I was forced to sell him due to multiple reasons.

Since moving I have not been able to ride much (its torture) but whenever I get the chance I go visit my home town and ride as much as I can.

Here is a photo of my old boy, Yankee:


My favorite little Icelandic Stallion, Rodi:


And my little buddy, Hringar (this was my senior picture lol):


In addition to my horse addiction I am greatly in love with fish, both freshwater and saltwater, I currently own 4 tanks, one 38 gallon freshwater cichlid tank, one 29 gallon future nano reef tank (will be housing sea horses), one 55 gallon FOWLR tank, and my baby: a 125 gallon reef tank. My fish include: A Tiger Oscar, A Jack Dempsey Cichlid, An 8 inch Common Pleco, A male Crowntail Betta, A female Crowntail Betta, 2 False Percula Clownfish (mated pair), 1 Red Sea Sailfin Tang, 1 Yellow Tang, 1 Hippo Tang (it appears I like my tangs =P), 1 Flame Angel, a Fire Shrimp, a Coral Banded Shrimp, Bluelegged Hermit Crab, Redlegged Hermit Crab, 3 Turbo snails, an Acropora Coral frag, and my thriving Green Button Polyp coral colony.

I also have a rescue kitty who is amazing,


She's obsessed with bags:



And of course the love of my life:
My baby Normal Ball Python, Zeus




God, Where have I been? I'm terrible company, With zero apologies,
My God where have I been? Where have I been?
alexOATH is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 09:11 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,285
• Horses: 0
Welcome to the board! Love all your critters! The kitty on the bags is adorable, and I don't even like cats! LOL

Sorry to sound harsh but I really hope that those ponies aren't turned out with the halters all the time, the little brown has some pretty bad halter marks on him!
FGRanch is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Oh don't worry I strongly disagree with turning the horses out with halters at night. Its just not wise, they can get caught on too many things.

He was left out with his halter on for the summer because he was not very trusting of people and next to impossible to catch without one, but I worked with him all of summer 2007 and he doesn't need it on anymore and doesn't wear one in the pasture.


God, Where have I been? I'm terrible company, With zero apologies,
My God where have I been? Where have I been?
alexOATH is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-27-2009, 11:51 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,285
• Horses: 0
Right on so glad to hear! I have seen horses die from halters being left on and my sister and I literally and to cut a halter out of a horses face one time (not our horse) The poor guy couldn't even open his mouth wide enough to eat properly.
FGRanch is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 11:04 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sonoran desert
Posts: 698
• Horses: 2
Just wanted to say my grandparents live near you, I was born and raised in Waukesha, WI!

Welcome!

Rachel

dashygirl is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-31-2009, 09:09 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 493
• Horses: 0
Whoop! More Wisconsinites! Hahaha welcome to the Horse Forum!!
HorseSavvy is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-01-2009, 05:24 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 175
• Horses: 1
Howdy, Your fairly close to me (while I am in school) at UWSP. I worked with Icelandics for numerous years while I taught Therapy riding, and (still) love them with all my heart, especially that Tolt!
fadedoak is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Wisconsin! PassionHorse Meet the Community 3 06-23-2009 03:14 PM
Hello from Wisconsin mygirlmaggie Meet the Community 10 07-26-2008 01:35 PM
New from Wisconsin FriesianSH Meet the Community 1 05-28-2008 02:47 PM
hello from wisconsin missy Meet the Community 5 04-19-2008 12:00 PM
Hello from Wisconsin! savethepitbulls67890 Meet the Community 6 03-19-2008 07:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome