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Skyhuntress 09-09-2008 09:11 PM

Hello from Canada :)
 
Hello everyone :)

Been lurking a while and thought I'd finally join-especially since I recognize some of you fellow Canadians! :P
I just graduated university with an english degree but am now going back to college to pursue paralegal (and then maybe into law. we'll see!) I used to do hunter jumpers several years ago but have now switched to dressage, although I'm hoping to start jumping a little bit again.
I currently own 4 horses, although 2 are fully retired.

Stormy is a 12 year old Trakehner gelding who was my first horse. He stands 17hh, and is still my favorite. He was retired at age 8 because we found that he had neurological issues that made him a bit unaware of where his hind end was.
http://www.hidden-identity.net/storm/Stormy.JPG

Next is River. River is a 19 year old Thoroughbred gelding that appears to have had quite a rough life-he's very battle scarred with lumps and bumps all over his body. We adopted him as a companion horse to Storm, and while he's still a bit timid, he's an absolute doll and just appears so thrilled whenever we remember to give him a carrot.
http://www.hidden-identity.net/river/CostaRiver5.JPG

Then there is Costa. Costa is a 3 year old Holsteiner gelding who has yet to be started. I'm hoping he'll be my little superstar-he's been free jumped and has lovely form, and will also have the movement that I'm looking for in dressage. I've had him since he was 3 months old. He stands 16.1hh, but is still butt high so I'm hoping that he'll reach 16.3hh or so. He will be started this December.
http://www.hidden-identity.net/costa/CostaUpClose.JPG

Finally, my newest acquisition, Enrique, who I got in April. Rico is a 6 year old 17.2hh Trakehner gelding. He's a doll. Probably exactly what I need, as while he's young, he's also an old soul and gives me confidence. He hasn't had much time undersaddle (he was started as a 5 year old) but we're finally starting to get it together.
http://www.hidden-identity.net/enrique/08.JPG
http://www.hidden-identity.net/enrique/10.JPG

And that's the whole story!

Gingerrrrr 09-09-2008 09:30 PM

your horses are lovely!! welcome to the forum.

MirrorStage2009 09-09-2008 10:45 PM

*waves* Ohmigosh, I remember you from the LJ Equestrian forum! Hi!! Funny we joined on the same day! :lol:

G'luck going back to school and getting into law! I had a friend who graduated law school and took the bar for three states...whoosh! I couldn't do it!! :shock:

PoptartShop 09-10-2008 06:59 AM

Welcome to the Horse Forum! :D
Have fun posting.

dame_wolf 09-10-2008 08:07 PM

Welcome to the forum! Your horses are beautiful and I think it's wonderful that you adopted River. Sounds like the poor boy deserves a good retirement.

snowshoehair 09-10-2008 09:33 PM

Welcome Skyhuntress!

Lovely family you have there! :D

o0hawaiigirl0o 09-11-2008 12:57 AM

Welcome to the forum! I hope you'll like it around here. ;) I love your horses and their stories.

free_sprtd 09-11-2008 01:44 AM

hey there and welcome! your horses are very lovely! i am especially in love with rico ;) can i come borrow him lol jk

My2Geldings 09-11-2008 06:40 PM

Welcome to the forums ;)

Skyhuntress 09-11-2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by free_sprtd
hey there and welcome! your horses are very lovely! i am especially in love with rico ;) can i come borrow him lol jk

haha, he is pretty cute :P


thanks for all the welcomes!


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