My real name is Mary =) I am a 20 year old Horse Trainer and Riding Instructor =) I've had 11 years experience, and of those 10 years, 7 were spent solely on green breaking and training horses in both english and western. I enjoy pretty much every aspect of personal horse ownership and almost every discipline. The one thing I don't do is Jumping. I've seen too many people push their horses -way- too hard.
I teach english and western riding lessons, and I foundation train horses =) I absolutely love it!
I currently have 7 horses, which I will be sharing pictures of shortly ^^ Heres the run down ^^
Skippy!- my first horse, a 10 year old chestnut breeding stock paint gelding with a crooked blaze, a coronet band, and two stockings.
Sweetie- Skippy!'s mother (rescued nearly 8 years after I bought Skippy!) She is a 13 year old registered Tovero paint. She is mostly white with a black face, and some black on her butt. She has two blue eyes, which makes her look pretty exotic ^^
Jasmine- A 21 year old Registered Buttermilk Buckskin Quarter Horse Mare. She has navicular, and after 5 years of wanting this mare, I was finally able to get her. She is a wonderful mare <3 Very crabby though!
Joey- 7 year old Blue Roan Blanket Registered Appy gelding. He is my main ranch horse now, very sturdy, not a vice in him!
Rain- A 10 month old little bay paint filly. Traded a registered QH gelding for her, and it was well worth it. I was looking for a "challenge" in buying an unhandled foal.. the one thing I asked, is that the horse be a paint. When I got her I was expecting a wild child, but got the extreme opposite. She is the opposite of a "challenge" XD
Liberty- A 3 year old tobiano paint mare. I bet there are papers on her, its just a question of where they are. She was abused by her first owner. Dragged behind a car to be saddle broken. She has a pretty bad limp, but as her hoof grows, it fades.
Dreamer- A yearling colt Spotted Saddle Horse. This is my true Challenge to train, as I plan to keep him a stud =) He is a red roan overo with a big side spot, a big blaze, and one blue eye, and one brown eye. He is such a stunner, and for being handled so little-ly, is a great horse.
Anyways.. I live on Shaw AFB My husband is in the Air Force, and living on base means no bills!
I hope to hang out here, allot of the horse forums I've found have been terribly unwelcoming and prude, so I hope you guys are more down to earth and friendly =)