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post #11 of 24 Old 02-11-2014, 12:28 PM
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This is my first real trail ride with my daughter and my Peruvian Paso, Amante. It was Mother's day so it was special. I was a green rider with little confidence. This was a major step for me. He was 17 and had just been gelded a few months before. He would become the sweet boy who taught me everything. I lost him last month.

This is the first ride on my Mercy, my Missouri Fox Trotter. I was at the sellers home and was not even interested in this horse but after driving 4 hours to look at several of her horses I decided what the heck! Came this far. And I fell in love with her! That was in January. The seller made and sent me this cute collage.

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post #12 of 24 Old 02-17-2014, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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You all look great, and awesome stories :) it's funny how the universe works, it seems to pair us up with exactly who is right for us. It was funny for me, because I did not really want to look at Loki at first. His pictures made him look strangely built, and I really wanted a taller and drafty horse. But his previous owner was the only one out of dozens to consistently get back to me. So I went to see him, and immediately knew he would be mine. He was soooooo much stockier than I thought, and was a little powerhouse. And now, he's MY little powerhouse :) MercyMFT, I'm so sorry about the loss of Amante. He was a beautiful boy, and now is running in greener pastures :)
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post #13 of 24 Old 02-17-2014, 02:57 PM
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Hmm, let's see what I got handy.

I don't have a picture of the first ride, but this is the first horse show on my (at the time) 2-year-old filly, Cherry, who I had put about 30 days on so far. She was such an easy horse to train. Nothing bothered her. One of those true horses that anyone could ride and she'd take care of them.

Again, don't have a "first ride" picture on this guy, since we owned him since he was 6 months old. My mom broke him to ride and I started riding him when he was 4 years old. I'm not sure exactly how old Beau is in this picture, but he probably was around 5 years old. But he is now resting in peace.

I have a close to "first ride" picture, but just not on my photobucket. This is Scooter and I had him for a year while my horse Beau healed from an injury. Scooter taught me A LOT. And he was, by far, the fastest horse I ever owned. Just had sheer speed. And he never took his ears off you; he was always listening.

And yay for a real first ride picture! This was the day I bought home Red, who I currently still have.

Was a little "busy" during the real first ride, but his is the 5th ride on my (at the time) 2-year-old colt Shotgun. Can't wait to ride him more this year once winter goes away!

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post #14 of 24 Old 02-17-2014, 06:25 PM
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This is video footage from my first ride on Ursula.

It was kinda terrible. This was the trial ride at her old home. We had no steering. I couldn't get her to trot in a straight line, and I couldn't get her to canter hardly at all. The whole ride was just a mess, but I had already decided I wanted her, and despite my rash decision, I'm still happy with it four years later. :)
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post #15 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 07:14 PM
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^She's beautiful, straight lines or no! ;)

I wish I had photos of my first ride ;-;
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post #16 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 08:09 PM
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I had my first ride on Shamrock, a horse I'm training, and hopefully keeping, last weekend. I've already posted a few pics on HF, but I'm so proud of him, and love showing off how far he has come.



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post #17 of 24 Old 02-20-2014, 08:25 PM
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So many great stories!!

I got my boy out of a crappy situation, and since then he has turned into quite the little athlete and we are eventing now!!

When I first brought him home

Our first ride,

Now we've gone from this...

To this,

And we're rocking it fearlessly (this horse was a fearful wreck when I first got him) around BN xc courses!!

This thread actually came up at a very appropriate time, as of this week I've officially had my gelding for two years!!! Heres to a long partnership!!

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post #18 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 10:08 AM
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^Aw! Looks like you two are quite the pair! I love the color scheme <3

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post #19 of 24 Old 02-21-2014, 10:37 AM
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Thanks, Zexious! Yeah he's my bud<3
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post #20 of 24 Old 02-24-2014, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dnttouchmyramen View Post
You all look great, and awesome stories :) it's funny how the universe works, it seems to pair us up with exactly who is right for us.
THIS, in bunches!!

June 29th last year, my trainer rings me to say she has a horse for me to look at. I had arranged to take my little mare down to her on 30th June, so arranged to see the gelding afterwards.

Here I am first ride on The Awesome Mr Gibbs

We had picked him up from the ranch he lived on, and took him back to my trainers to try out. She had damaged her knee, so it was up to me to ride him......I summoned up all my courage and got on, and kind of liked him, even managed this

I can't even start to explain how huge it was for me to lope a horse I had never met or seen ridden before. I occurred to me on that ride that I would trust Mr Gibbs to carry my Grandson, something that I wouldn't trust any other horse on the place to do. So I brought him home.

That was 30th June 2013, 1st July I had my fall from my other horse which kept me grounded until October, and if it hadn't been for The Awesome Mr Gibbs, and a fantastic support network, I would not of ridden again I don't think.

I totally believe that he was sent to me to help me back, same as Ben was maybe sent to me to teach me that I am not all that, and I should of listened to that message before things went so horribly wrong.
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