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BarrelAddict 08-17-2011 02:08 PM

Hello from MN/ND!
 
Hey guys, sorry if my intro is long :/

My name is Sara, I'm from NW Minnesota but am currently living in NE North Dakota for school.

I'm 19 and have been riding for about 13 years. I started off with 4H just doing everything, then did some showing. I moved to AZ about 4 years ago and got an opportunity to train horses at a ranch. My twin sister and I trained their roping horses for barrels and they took us to rodeos and stuff for free, it was amazing. I then moved back to MN and got a horse that a friend of my moms was trying to re-home. He turned out to be absolutly out of his mind. After about a year we were competing a lot in barrel racing and he was doing amazing. I also had a young horse I was training at this time. I ended up having to sell both of them a while after I started college. I just didn't have the time for them going to school full time and I felt so bad leaving my barrel horse out to suffer boredom in the pasture. He know lives a happy life competing in mounted shooting.

Like I said I recently moved to ND and am living in town. ( I was living on a farm and had plenty of pastures and small indoor arena as well as an outdoor arena to ride and have my own horses). I however cannot have horses living in town now and I texted a friend who I previously rode with if they knew anywhere I could ride or train. I now train at thier stables a beautiful palomino mare who is going to be a gaming horse for a little girl who is 4.

About a week and a half ago they asked if I knew anyone looking for a horse, i didn't. The next day they told me to buy him and I said I just didn't have the money or the place to keep him here, that night they said if I kept him there for a while I could have him for free. So, I now have my own horse who I am boarding at the stable I train at.

My new horses name is Simon, he is a Quarter/Thoroughbred (appendix) , he's about 9 and I plan on training him as a games/barrel racer. He is the best horse I have ever owned in my life, he's a big boy and he doesn't everything asked of him with the smallest movement. I think he would make an absolutly wonderful english horse but showing is not my thing anymore. Once I get some work into him I hope he starts to love doing games. He loves to go fast!

I'll post a couple pics but please keep in mind that he has been out at pasture and he is now moved in, this is the first day I got him and I know he needs to put on weight, not sure how well you can see it but he is quite skinny.

Here's my boy simon.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...Dogs/Simon.jpg

This is Barbie, the pali im training

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../barbie3-1.jpg

here's a couple quick pics of the two horses I had to sell, the sorrel is Rocket, I only had him for a short time and just was able to train the basics, the other is Buckshot (Buck) and he was my gaming, barrel horse
(pics of rocket were the day after I got him, he too was underweight)

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...Dogs/009re.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7588_65685.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7588_65685.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...30087_7428.jpg

QH Gunner 08-17-2011 02:15 PM

Buck is a gorgeous horse! Good luck with your new one :)
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BarrelAddict 08-17-2011 04:09 PM

I agree, he was gorgeous and very unique! I was very sad to see him go :( and thank you

NdAppy 08-17-2011 11:59 PM

Hi and welcome!

Reiterin 08-19-2011 11:08 PM

Welcome to the Forum.


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