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post #1 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hello again!

It's been a busy summer of riding, so I haven't been on the computer much, but my riding has been so great that I thought I would come and share in the hopes that other people may be inspired to ride again the way I was when I first found this place.

My 15 H Haflinger gelding and I have been working all summer to condition for some 15 mile rides - I started out my summer at 290, and my gelding looked like a draft horse =P We did 2 competitive rides this year, a 10 and a 15 and placed first and second respectively! I am now down to 276, and my gelding is a lean, mean, trotting machine =) We are hoping to do some 25's and maybe a 30 next year - a lot will depend on how well I can get my guy to recover with all his muscles.

Here are some pics of us completing our rides:

10 mile finish:

remipond by jnmount, on Flickr

Obstacle course at the end of the ride (we won best overall trail horse!):

remitarp by jnmount, on Flickr

15 mile finish:

remi15 by jnmount, on Flickr

Heading up to vet out:


easykeepers by jnmount, on Flickr
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 11:19 AM
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Way to go Silverfae! Your guy is one very handsome boy. He reminds me of my first horse Butter who was also a 15 hand Haflinger. I've been around horses all of my life but didn't really start riding until I was an adult. Butter was 26 when I got her (although her coggins said 16) and a dynamo on trail. Nothing stopped her...she even out walked the Walking Horses :) Keep up the good work and may I say I LOVE the shirt you're wearing in the pics?

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 11:29 AM
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Great pictures silverfae, looks like you both were having a great time. Keep us updated your a inspiration to all of us plus riders.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 11:58 AM
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You look so happy! Congrats to the both of you :)

~Being on the back of a horse is my idea of heaven!~
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone - we are so happy. My boy is just amazing - we have both come so far this year and I can't wait to continue our journey.

Dixie, if you are interested in the shirt, I got it from here: A Fat Girl & A Fat Horse: Merchandise - I love it! (and I love the blog too! :)
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-09-2012, 01:35 PM
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Thanks everyone - we are so happy. My boy is just amazing - we have both come so far this year and I can't wait to continue our journey.

Dixie, if you are interested in the shirt, I got it from here: A Fat Girl & A Fat Horse: Merchandise - I love it! (and I love the blog too! :)
Thank you Silverfae! I do want one... I spent 30 minutes searching Google for one and was so frustrated when I couldn't find it!

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-10-2012, 12:04 PM
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You both look great! :) And yes, I love the shirt, too. ;)
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-11-2012, 10:57 AM
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Love the pictures! Looks like you're really enjoying yourself! Your horse is gorgeous! Congrats on the placings!
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 AM
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Thanks everyone - we are so happy. My boy is just amazing - we have both come so far this year and I can't wait to continue our journey.

Dixie, if you are interested in the shirt, I got it from here: A Fat Girl & A Fat Horse: Merchandise - I love it! (and I love the blog too! :)
Thanks for the link Silverfae! I bought my t-shirt and joined the forum

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein
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post #10 of 11 Old 09-13-2012, 12:50 PM
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What a wonderful looking pair you two are. You have inspired me that's for sure. I know my Saddlebred can hold me, but I always feel that I am to heavy for her and alas I haven't rode this year at all.
Well I did hop on my Haflinger, but she is still nursing a filly so it was just for a few mintues to see how she goes. I purchased her in foal so I never tried her. Of course she is great.
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