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post #1 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from New England

I'm new to this forum and I joined after aimlessly wandering the internet out of boredom, but I am very passionate about horses and I am a dedicated rider.

My name is Michael and I am 17. I have been riding for 8 months (exactly a year on November 3 - don't ask how I know that lol). In that time I began with no previous knowledge or experience with horses and currently I am an accomplished rider. I have ridden level 1 dressage (working on level 2) and I have done some show jumping as well (2 and 3 feet fences currently). I have not done any cross country yet, but I will soon - as well as eventing. I do not own a horse, but I have been leasing for the past 6 months, and I love every minute of it.

I ride a TB gelding (with some dutch warm blood to boot). His name is Captain, and he stands at almost 17 hands - I'll post pictures up soon.

As a guy, I would like to address that I am not gay - as the stereotype goes. I play volleyball for my high school and basketball for the Salem Boys and Girls Club. I hope that I can find some other male riders on this forum because it is a bit lonely talking to only girls at my barn. And besides, I have yet to meet any male riders my age.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 12:17 AM
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welcome to the forum! :)
Wow your doing level 2 dressage and jumping after only 8 months!!! I find that amazing
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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thanks mell!! I very much appreciate it

Yeah, since I started at an older age, my instructor could teach me more in a shorter amount of time. And I was able to lease pretty early too. I'm at the barn quite often too, and that helps :)

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 02:09 AM
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Welcome to the Horse Forum!! Glad to have 'ya hear, Michael!
Have fun posting.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 08:33 AM
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welcome to the forum... happy posting


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post #6 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 09:27 AM
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Welcome to the forum

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-16-2008, 01:13 PM
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Welcome to the Horse Forum!

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-01-2008, 10:11 AM
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Salem, NH?? That's where I am right now! I keep my horse over at my father's place in MA. I was going through the community and it seems like everyone's from New Zealand or Texas and then I saw a random Salem NH, so I just had to say Hi
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-02-2008, 02:07 AM
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Hi jan welcome to the hf!!! Love salem...intrusting place...past through it a few times on my way back from boston to kennebunk beach (where we have our beach house).
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-02-2008, 07:38 AM
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welcome to the forum

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