Hello! I'm Chelsea from Southwest Michigan. I'm 23 years old, going to college to be a Nurse but my real passion is for my dogs and horses. I got my first horse when I was 11 years old, and they became a huge part of my life. We added more and more, sold some, purchased more, and now we have 3 amazing horses. We purchased a new Titan horse trailer for the 2012 show season and are super excited! Only 4 months to go! I mainly ride western but I do love schooling my horses in english and lower levels of dressage for balancing my horses out. I have one horse that loves to jump so we try to pretend that we know what we're doing. But my discipline is SPEED. Barrels, Poles, Speed and Action, Kegs, Flags and Keyhole. And whatever else people want to try and best us in. Here are some pictures and descriptions underneath them.
This is me riding Avalanche. She is a foundation quarter horse mare, around 14 years old and has been grand champion numerous times the past 8 years that she's been running. I don't own her, but will be running her in the 2012 show season because her owner is starting 2 horses on speed and doesn't have time to ride her. I've only ridden her a handful of times but she's awesome and we always place. She's a heavy mare and turns on a dime then spits you 9 cents in change so she's sometimes hard to hold off of the patterns. She knows her job and if you don't hold on, you'll be sitting on your butt in the dirt while she's running.
This is my beautiful mare Chilly. I purchased her for $1. Yep, one dollar. She was a rescue, we weren't sure she'd make it but she pulled though. She was rescued by us at 8 months, she was underweight, overgrown hooves, had worms and lice. Yuck. She's now going on 11 years old. I've done all the training on her, from halter breaking to starting under saddle and now she's running at shows and is going to be unbeatable in 2012. I'm very proud of what she's become. She's APHA registered and I'm breeding her in a few months to a grulla AQHA stud with the absolute best disposition you've ever seen on a stallion!
This one is Nut-Megg. He's a coming 12 year old gelding. He's a Spanish Mustang/Curly cross. Super awesome boy. The most athletic horse I've ever seen. He'll do anything from running barrels, jumping, dressage, trails. He needs an intermediate rider because he'll try and outsmart you (It's a naughty Mustang thing) As a yearling, he launched himself over a 4'6" wall. His neck was hanging over it and he did it from a standstill, and...cleared it. He's extremely intelligent, LOVES to work and loves to be challenged and think. I've owned him since he was 3 months old. He's a half brother to Jasper. (same sire)
Jasper, is my first horse. He's almost 13 years old now. We got him when he was just a yearling. He's a Curly. He's hypoallergenic and super cool! He gets ringlike curls all over his body in the winter time and sheds out like a normal horse in the spring/summer. He keeps his Curly mane but lately he's been shedding out his tail too, which I do not like. He's a super cool horse, a babysitter type. My 6 year old niece rides him on trails and is will be showing him this summer. He's a teddy bear, a very forgiving, loving boy. We sold him awhile back which we regretted. When they contacted us to see if we wanted to buy him back, we jumped on it. Unfortunately, when he came back he wasn't the same horse. Underweight, under-muscled and stand-offish. He's now about 90% back personality wise, but see needs work on his body. He used to be a thick, well rounded, muscular boy and now he's got lean muscle, a long neck, high withers and no butt...We're getting there though...Slowly.
Any questions?! Just ask...