Hi everyone! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 11-23-2008, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 67
• Horses: 0
Hi everyone!

Hi hi,

Right, I'm Icelandic and back home, Icelandic horses are the only horse breed there is (which isn't a great loss from my point of view because I *love* them)

I've been into horses ever since I could remember but didn't get a horse of my own until I was around 17. I had him until a year before I knew I'd be moving to Scotland which is where I live now.

Selling him was really hard but since I was going to be in a different country it wasn't feasible to keep him.

Anyway here in Scotland there was a farm that did pony trekking with Icelandics so I went riding there a few times but now they've stopped doing that and only focus on breeding.

After a few years I got hit by the horse bug bad again and decided to take the plunge and try riding non-Icelandic horses.

I found a good place that does lessons and started going. I've had around 5 lessons so far and it's been great fun. I'm doing English style riding now and it's all been rather new for me but overall things are more similar than different. Horses are horses after all.

Still you never really post and do rising trot riding Icelandic style so that was something very new for me. Same with really working on trot and canter etc. since with a gaited horse you tend to do the standard (trot and canter) gaits only when the ground is bad or if the horse needs it to build up the right muscles or improve the 4 beat lateral gaits. I.e you'd work a pacy horse on the trot to try to even him out a bit etc.

Still I'm really enjoying myself and it's great fun to really think through what you're doing and going back to the basics.

I've ridden 3 horses so far. They've all been fairly lazy but fun to work with. The Icelandic horses I was used to riding were very hot (as in the main problem is working on having reliable breaks and they shoot off at the slightest pressure etc.)

I'm really really badly wanting a horse of my own again now but there's no way I have the time or money right now so that'll have to wait. I'll have my weekly riding lesson until then.
Siggav is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 11-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MD
Posts: 11,236
• Horses: 1
Welcome to the Horse Forum! Great introduction! Have fun posting. :)

Ride more, worry less.
PoptartShop is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 11-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Chat Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Kentucky
Posts: 3,744
• Horses: 2
welcome and enjoy the ride, ma'am

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

Mis Raices Estan Aqui (my roots are buried here)
Kentucky is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 06:04 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chickamauga, Georgia
Posts: 4,703
• Horses: 1
Welcome

3 barrels , 2 hearts & 1 passion
buckaroo2010 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,172
• Horses: 2
welcome! I wish we had more icelandics around here...they are so awesome!

kickshaw
Justin (qh/tb)
Boo (asb)
kickshaw is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-26-2008, 01:43 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Amsterdam & Douz, Tunisia
Posts: 170
• Horses: 5
Welcome to the forum!
bedouin is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-26-2008, 04:19 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 1,346
• Horses: 0
Wow great long introduction .

A very warm welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy your stay here

Regards

-Jehanzeb-

If something's HARD to do, then its NOT worth doing!
Jehanzeb is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome