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post #1 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hello From Manitoba

Hi everyone! I happy to finally be able to post and make a thread here. A close friend suggested this forum, saying its more laid back than others and already I see thats so true! I cant wait to get more envolved.

Anyways, My name is Kayla. I own two horses, both geldings. Flinting (FlipFlop) is a 2001 TB gelding. Flinting Thoroughbred I got him back in 2007. We have had a really rough road but made it through. I bought him with 9 months off due to his owner being pregnant. Ill be honest, he was one of those love at first sight horses. He was naughty but I fell in love and had to get him. I did a lot of retraining with him and used to jump him for fun 4+ feet, school dressage and do some fun shows. He went into real training and then we found out he had an SI injury, told he most likely would never be ridden much again and he was retired. That was back in 2009. He has since been cleared for work again and we plan to start this summer.. if it ever comes.
My second is TipTop. Hes a Canadian Warmblood. Tiptop Canadian Warmblood I just got him this past fall, he was a freebie and we got him as a friend for Flint. He was bred really well and should have been a jumper but something went all wrong there. I was told when I got him he would be needing corrective shoes to be ridden and no reason why. He is pretty badly over at the knee and I knew that was the cause. My trimmer believes we can get him sound with regular corrective trims so hes on a 4 week program. So far its helping but hes still not sound undersaddle and had some bad days on pasture. He loves coming along for rides though with me just ponying him. Although I might have bit off more than I can chew with him, I dont regret getting him. Hes a wonderful horse regardless if he can be ridden or not. He is the biggest snuggle bum and will stand there resting his head on your shoulder anytime he gets the chance. He also loves to give kisses =)

I normally keep my boys at home but this year there was just too much snow to the point I lost most my fence to snow drifts. One day they discovered they could get out and we had to move them. They should be back once spring finally gets her.

I have no idea how to post photos yet but will once I learn =)

Asides from horses, I have two dogs and a cat. Im also a proud mother of a wonderful son who was born this past fall. Hes already showing a lot of interest in horses too, so Ill be in trouble lol. His fav toy is a little pony that makes horse noises and anytime I make a horse sound he just giggles like crazy. We are aloud up to 3 horses on our property so were saving the last spot for his once hes a bit older and can learn to groom a pony. and DOnt worry, I know that kids may grow out of horses or not look after them, we are fully prepared for that and if it doesnt work out it will still have a home here =)

Anyways sorry to make it long, looking forward to talking to everyone here =)
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 12:00 PM
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Welcome! Where in Manitoba are you from? I used to live in Winnipeg, and oddly enough used to ride a horse named Flint that turned out to have an SI injury when I put him in serious training... hmm...

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 12:16 PM
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Snow up over your fences? Yikes. And to think I complain about a few inches. : )

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 12:20 PM
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Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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NBEventer were in Elie now. I wonder if it might be the same horse by chance.. not too many named Flint

And Dustbunny.. yes over the fences. start of the winter I would go out and shovel the fenceline where it would first. finally gave up when it drifted 3 feet overnight. Its mid april and still barely melting.. infact its snowing here right now. Been a very strange winter, usually Im riding in a tshirt by now. At this rate we are guessing they will be home by June. Gonna let it melt and dry up a bit before they come back. No point in putting them in mud when they have 160 acres at the place we moved them to.
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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I used to live out by shilo, now i live west of Edmonton. Welcome to the forum!
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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Same weather system here as well. Welcome
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