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post #11 of 51 Old 01-03-2013, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
6 and 2 already?

*looks at clock and blinks several times before wandering away to find a drink*
Yeah...Joey will be three in 3.5 months my loving husband informed me over dinner last night. I cried, it ruined my dinner. Not ready for them to grow up!
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post #12 of 51 Old 01-03-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
My kids are grown up, daughter is still into horses & shows & has a beautiful ranch. Son is not, when he was little we dragged him along to shows & made him compete (little bugger won everything). Now I have a granddaughter from said son, totally obsessed with horses, in fact I have never seen a toddler so into horses! My daughter gave her a retired show horses, all that comes out of that kid's mouth is "Otis my or-say". We go to the tackstore, this year & a half year old child inspects every piece of tack, we have to spend an hour there otherwise she cries. When I babysit her, she insists we go outside to see/feed the "0r-says" every hour on the hour, the kid is in heaven when we go for a ride & when we are through riding, she wants to go in the arena & pretend she is a horse! Hmmmm, wonder where she got this obsession from? Anyone?
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post #13 of 51 Old 01-03-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by strawberry paint View Post
My youngest triplet is into horses like I am. She sits on my knee and we go through all kinds of paint horses on the website or on the youtube. This is about the only way to feed our horse addiction.
My oldest triplet couldn't careless about horses. My middle one is not to fussy about them either...mind you....dapple greys will turn her head.
Tri...tri...tri...triplet?! How the heck do you do that?! You are my hero.
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post #14 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by FGRanch View Post
Tri...tri...tri...triplet?! How the heck do you do that?! You are my hero.
She just does, no one else will do it for her (I have twins myself, plus another older boy, so I get this one a lot lol).

My two girls are nearly 3, and they are into "poh-knees" at the moment. They love MLP:FSIM, and love watching horse videos on YouTube. I am hoping that they will get into horses too - by the time I have the time for horse ownership again, they should be old enough for it to be meaningful for them.

As for my six year old boy, well he hasn't got any horse gene at all. I told him that Mummy likes horses, he said that he likes trucks. Then he asked me if I like "horse trucks". He does. That is the closest he has come. Oh, except the time he said "Mum, I want a pony!", I said "Yay!" and he replied "Nah, I was just kidding!" Brat!
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post #15 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 10:09 AM
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I feel my DD and DS didn't have much of a chance because my ex hated horses. Should have been a red flag I know. My daughter had a friend thats mom owned a stable and offered her to come ride any time and she was not into it so that was that. Now I have two step daughters, 10 and almost 9. Talk about two completely different children. The 10 year old is into nothing! She has no athletic bone in her body, and my almost 9 yr old loves them but is scared. She wants her own pony/horse so its just a matter of time. Oh and to brag, heheheh. Here she is from Wed after my ride she wanted to get on and be led around the yard. She was so excited when she actually realized she could make the horse stop and back up. LOL.

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post #16 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 10:59 AM
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My two boys, oldest daughter and husband put up with the horses. My youngest daughter who is 10 and me LOVE the horses. She is the only one that will ride with me. When it comes to taking care of the horses she is nowhere around though. Jaydyn (my youngest) ADORES her donkey and would do absolutely anything for him. I work goofy hours and sometimes I can't feed the horses their feed and hay for their nightly meal and my husband will do it but complain the whole time. LOL
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post #17 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 11:04 AM
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My seven year old son rode from the moment he could sit because I kept on putting him on ponies He came off lead rein before he started school, joined Pony Club, came hunting with me, did the mounted games competitions with PC.......... but he never really wanted to do it! Just 'put up with it'. Then this summer he finally put his foot down and declared that he doesn't like riding.

Oh well! Children come out of the womb with their own personalities and there's sod all we can do about it - you can lead a horse to water.....

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #18 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 02:07 PM
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My DD has been on a horse since I was pregnant with her. Was trail riding at a month old strapped to my chest. Grew up with not only one horse obsessed mom but 2. Her stepmom is my riding buddy and luckily one of my best friends. My daughter has never been interested though. She put up with the rides and even enjoys them occasionally but 99% of the time she could care less about the horses. She is 8 and can weld better than most people I know. She knows basic mechanics, knows all her tools, and is a pretty dead on shot. She can take apart, clean, and put back together her .22, has better gun safety than anyone I know. Shes always saying something to people at the range LoL heaven forbid my DD sees improper gun use or safety violations, worse than a drill sarg. LoL

My DS was also on a horse until he turned 2 and suddenly developed a fear completely out of no where. He is 6 and coming back around slowly. He is my cautious one and doesnt like anything fast, loud, heights, etc... he will ride on a lead line but will not ride alone or even double with me, he gets scared unless mommy has control from the ground LoL Im hoping he comes around since he is my animal lover. He is often called the chicken whisperer because he can walk into any coop and catch or pet the chickens within seconds. He is also my super smart one. Almost scary smart. He is in kindergarden and is reading better than my niece in 5th grade. Hes reading small chapter books, its scary

I do occasionally wish my kids caught the horse gene but oh well. They are so unique and awesome. They definately have their own personalities. I love them both and am very proud of their accomplishments
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post #19 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 02:15 PM
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My son loves looking at horses, but is a bit frightened of them. He's 8 (will be 9 in February) and lives with his dad four hours away, who is very non-horsey. I think if he spent more time with them, he'd be as horsey as me. I wanted to get my old gelding back (had the chance when I bought Aires) for him, but it didn't work out.
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post #20 of 51 Old 01-04-2013, 03:17 PM
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My daughter has been crazy about horses since she was 5. Her passion has only intensified and she is now 16!
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