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post #1 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from California

This is not an ad, I promise
Just a introduction on who I am and a little info.

My friends call me Rob
Born in 1960.
I attended Pierce Jr. College for 1.5 years and majored in Music.
(Studying music takes a lot of time and I needed to eat )
I also use far to many parentheses when I email or post on forums

About a year ago, I inherited my dad's horse boarding stables in Southern California.
Before my father passed away in October of 2010, he ran his stables at 2 different locations
(Housing developments forced a move in the early 80's ).

I moved back down here from Nevada (Where I was a Network/Computer Technician and a Guitar Instructor),
To take care of him and run the ranch for 2 years before he passed away.

While I grew up on a boarding stable, after high school, I pursued both Music and Engineering
(Electronic and Software) education and work (I also worked in the prison system in Nevada for 6 years...UGH),
And was not involved in the horse business, after I was about 21.

I was cleaning stalls, feeding horses, doing repairs of all kinds, when I was about 10.
And even training horses (mostly just halter training) in my teens.

I rode in my first horse show when I was 3.

Both my parents were big horse show people in the Southern California area, primarily near the Los Angeles area.
As a child, I spent many of my weekends at horse shows.
My father was quite well known in the area when I was younger. And his name is still quite known even today.
They received many awards from the AQHA when I was young. I even have a few pictures of myself,
Around here somewhere, when I was around 7 or 8 at one of the awards banquets wearing a tuxedo.

I learned quite a bit from my dad about horses and the business as a child and still recall much of it,
Although I'm sure that there are some things that I have forgotten over the years.

And of course with changing times often times comes changing methods,
Costs (of course), and other assorted roadblocks to get around.


I still play guitar.
Love the Blues and Classic Rock, and some "Hair Metal" but I never really got into Country and
Western music that much, with the exception of Johnny Cash (The very first concert my mom took me to when I was 8,
Was Johnny Cash. I begged my mom to take me) and Brad Paisley (He can really play).
My favorite rock band is Rush. My favorite guitar player is Alex Lifeson, from Rush.
Eric Clapton comes in at either 2nd or 3rd (depending on my mood at the time).
I REALLY love my music.

I also design and build guitar effects pedals and repair guitar amplifiers for a local music store.

I guess that's enough for now, maybe to much. Sorry, sometimes I babble to much.

Hope to stick around and re-learn what I have forgotten as well as learn some new things.




Thank you for your time, and if you read through the whole thing, I thank you for that as well.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 07:26 AM
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Wow, what an intro! Howdy from Texas, glad you stopped by.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 07:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum. How big of a boarding stable do you have? I'm sure you'll have some interesting stories to tell.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, what an intro! Howdy from Texas, glad you stopped by.
Thanks


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Love that greeting.
I would reply in kind, but its been over a year since I have written anything besides a few files parsing programs :(
(Ever hear of StarDotZip? Probably not :) That's mine)
Most of my coding was for various corporate offices. Bleh so boring.
And some webmaster type stuff.
Never go around to PHP though, always meant to.
Did:
Perl
HTML
Javascript
Java
Basic (Including VB)
Pascal/Delphi (Object Pascal)
C/C++ (Mostly just DLL and other library files)
ASM (mostly for debugging purposes)

Sometimes I really miss those work days of coding for 20+ hours.


Thanks for the great welcome

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Welcome to the forum. How big of a boarding stable do you have? I'm sure you'll have some interesting stories to tell.
Right now, I only have 15 horses here.

Growing up, there were 40+
Larger ranch back then. And smaller stalls. All enclosed and indoors
Now have corrals about 10 x 30

Thank you!

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-04-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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I guess the post edit option here goes away after a short period of time.

Forgot to add...
I am also a vegetarian.

That's it...for now.
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