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post #1 of 4 Old 02-11-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie here from DE!

Hi all!
I decided to join this group since I am constantly searching Google for horse related things and consistently come across this forum. So, I figured why not become a member!
Anyway, I have been riding off and on for about...13 years. I began my journey as a horse-crazy toddler and my parents were kind enough to help fulfill my passion with little pony rides and hundreds of horse movies and toys over the years. But, really riding didn't come into play until a few years later. I took lessons in regular English flatwork and did summer camps at the same barn. I was fortunate enough to have some friends with horses so of course, I would spend many days at their houses and ride with them. Then I took up recreationally riding at a local barn three times a week after school for several years with some friends, and this I would call "backyard" riding--having fun, going on trails, cantering around big pastures, etc (TONS of fun!) as well as going to summer camps and eventually helping at the summer camps. From here I wanted to get into serious riding, so I took lessons at a local training barn for a little over a year or so in hunt seat equitation, doing some jumping here and there in hopes to show. Well, I've always been a school athlete at the same time as riding so I ended up fracturing my foot and did some tissue damage in soccer and had to wear a boot and all sorts of other weird contraptions and go through a LOT of therapy for quite a long time. So, I had to stop riding for a while. I kind of put it on the back burner and got heavily into field hockey while riding sporadically here and there. In 2010 my family had been enduring a really tumultuous year. My dad decided to plan a vacation out in the mountains so we could all just get away. We went on a trip to a ranch in Arizona secluded in the mountains (Hidden Meadow Ranch, if you travel or are around the area it is totally worth it!!) and I rode every single day. I had been going through an extremely tough time and just being near the horses made me feel at peace. So once we got back to our home my parents and I bought my boy, Rusty. And that is a whole other story in itself! So anyway, I've owned my first and current horse for close to three years...and now I'm here!
Looking forward to meeting you all,
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-12-2013, 12:57 AM
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Welcome aboard!! Please share some pics with us.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-12-2013, 01:10 AM
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what a great story! So glad you found us and welcome! photos?
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-12-2013, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcomes :)

How do I go about putting up some pictures??
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