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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Michigan

Posting my intro here as instructed :)

I live in metro Detroit and own a 2001 palomino paint gelding named Hunk. We used to show heavily on the open circuit, but haven't shown in a few years. Life has gotten a little busy, but I'm happy just to ride when I can and spend time at the barn. I competed in western and huntseat events, though I have gotten lazy and usually just ride western these days.

I've actually been nursing Hunk back to soundness, so I haven't ridden in over a month now. He contracted a Potomac-like illness, which triggered laminitis that lingers today. I actually found this forum while searching for Softride boots, so if anyone happens to read this and is selling some size 6 boots, please PM me! Any other laminitis-related advice is also welcome. He's currently on isox and wearing some loaned Softrides that are a tad too large. We're past the inflammatory stage and just waiting for the healing at this point. I'll consider myself lucky if he is sound within 6 months.

So anyway, enough about me. I'll surf around and see what's up!
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 03:51 PM
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got the Michigan shore to shore on my bucket list. Five day ride across the state from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, soon as I get a horse I trust to make it.
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-03-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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That would be a heck of a ride! Definitely start on the Huron side and head to Michigan. If you start on the west coast, you might not want to leave! hehe
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-04-2012, 12:49 AM
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Welcome to the forum!! Please share some pics of Hunk with us, I love pallys especially pally paints!

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-04-2012, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Here are a few favorites of my guy :)









Hope the pic sizes are ok. I'll shrink if not.
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-04-2012, 08:13 PM
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Hello from a fellow Michigander! Your horse is quite a looker
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-04-2012, 08:34 PM
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Hi! Your horse is very handsome. Good luck in his recovery.

I'm from the opposite side of the state. I'm just south of Kalamazoo in a city called Schoolcraft.

Joe, That ride sounds amazing! I'll have to look into it!

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

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post #8 of 13 Old 12-05-2012, 11:47 PM
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Good luck with Hunk's recovery, he's gorgeous!!

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #9 of 13 Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 AM
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The MI shore to shore is a managed AERC ride, I got the impression it is east to west , but have to look it up again. Would be one heck of a week though.
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post #10 of 13 Old 12-06-2012, 09:03 AM
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Lovely horse-hope the recovery goes well & you find the right size boots for him.
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