Im from L.I NY, Just graduated College (in May) with a B.T Degree in Equine Science and Management, (now im just trying to figure out what I am doing with it and my life now).
I have been riding horses before I was born, Its in my blood, and both parents ride. I have the love of my life that I have owned for over 8 yrs. A 17 Hand TB, that we rescued, his name is Mad River Glenn, he is 16 now, but age is just a number, he doesnt act nor look his age at all. We still show and still kick ass, we pin in every class. I kinda grew up with him, we started in Beg, went up to the Mini's now we are doing the Adult Eq classes. He had 2 chips taken out of his knees when he was racing, but he is sound and doing well, i just dont push him. He loves jumping, the higher the better, but i rather have him longer and be able to ride him then push him jumping high. 2'6-3 foot is just fine for him, even though he would like to go bigger.
I also have a QH and mini, and when we got the mini we discovered she was pregnant, neatless to say its a year and a half later, the baby toby is about 3-4 inches taller then his mommy, (OOPPS) but its okay, i keep telling my parents, he will just be their grand kids pony (if when i have kids, they get the disease too!!!haha).
[ohhh i will post pictures of everyone once i get faster internet]