Hi there! =) I'm Abby, I live in north central Arkansas. I have 9 horses, and have been riding my entire life. I rode western until 2007, but in 2007 I was finally able to find an english instructor and I began my dream of learning to ride english! (My area is absolutely nothing but rodeo and barrel racing.) English is now my main discipline. I'm a Senior in High School, preparing for the adventure of college... I plan on attending out of state. Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY is looking very probable at the moment.
I used to love being a member of horse forums. I really like to read and learn from others, and also lend a helping hand when I can. But sadly the forum I used to be a regular member at became rather overrun with spam bots... so after being forum-less for a while, I started a search for another forum that I might find to be as nice and cozy as my old one. =) I'm hoping I have found it here!
I know everyone likes pictures, so here are my ponies. =)
UA Strait Up Details, AKA "Jack". He is a QH Appendix yearling, he'll turn two on May 2nd. =)
Rocky, an 11 year old Paint gelding. He is my main riding horse. I have started him English since I started lessons.
Chuck, a 30-some year old Missouri Fox Trotter gelding. He's the kind of horse you can put a small child and trust him not to do a thing, even if you lit a firecracker under his tail.
Buford, a 9 year old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding.
Darlin, a 20 year old mare - the only mare we have.
Cheeto, a 30 year old Tennessee Walking Horse. He is the baby of the mare I learned to ride on years ago, Penny.
Poker, a Tennessee Walking Horse/QH cross. He's Cheeto's brother, only a couple years older than him. Poker was a baby that accompanied Penny when my dad bought her.
Toby, my mom's horse, a 9 year old Racking horse. This picture defines him perfectly...
Peanut, a Belgian stallion. My grandfather used Belgian drafts as workhorses back in the day, and Peanut is the last of his herd.
And for good measure... here's Jack and I. =)
Hope to see you around!