I am new to The Horse Forum. Iíve been hanging out here and have enjoyed what Iíve seen and I have also learned a lot. It seems like a really nice group of people, but then horse people usually are.
I have 4 horses and I used to do dressage and show. I have loved horses since I was a kid, had a pony since I was eight. When my husband-to-be asked me what kind of ring I wanted, I immediately thought he was talking about an arena and told him one with some nice footing. (And he thought diamonds were expensive!)
A couple of years ago, I got really sick and for about 3 years, could barely do anything, I felt like I had the flu for months on end. I could hardly move without a lot of pain. My husband (the same one who I misunderstood when he said ring - too bad he didnít know what he was in for) took care of the laundry, dishes and the horses.
I am so thankful to him that I didnít have to give them up. Iím feeling a little better now, I have bad days, but at least Iím having some good days. I have been able to brush them and give them treats and let my son get used to being around them. Iím not strong enough to ride yet but just being able to go out and be with them is just so exciting and fulfilling that I really donít have words to explain how happy it makes me. Let me tell you. You donít realize what a real blessing and privilege it is to be able to walk out to the barn and spend time with these wonderful animals.
My half arab gelding Iíve had since he was 5 months and now he is 18 years. My purebred mare is 22 years old and Iíve had her since she was 6. We are keeping a small old pony who is around 30 yrs old and we have a nice pony for our son. The pony is pictured in the horse album and is 13. My son is 6. I seems to like going to the barn. He hasnít ridden much.
While I was sick, I still kept thinking about horses. I started making jewelry. It is something that can be done with little physical effort. I love to make jewelry that incorporates horses in the design. At least I feel like I have somewhat of a connection to horses. I have taken it to horse events and I always sell a lot there. I have a lot more that I need to get listed. People seem really honest here even it isnít what the person wants to here. I would like any feedback on my jewelry that you would like to give me.
Thanks so much for reading my story. I also have pictures of my horses at my shop site www.stonehorsedesigns.artfire.com