I'm new to this post. I really like it! I tried to do catch-up reading. I'll never catch up. I've been at it most of the day. (Home sick - which takes one day away from riding vacation time. GRRRRR)
I have two horses: Teddy Roosavelt and Lars Ulrich. Teddy is the horse in my avatar. He's at a trainers now, learning to pull a cart. He'll be home in two weeks. He is coming 6 in July. 15 hh and 1200 lbs. Freisian/Percheron/ Appalloosa. He's a good trail horse that just doesn't get too rattled about much.
Lars is coming 2 years in July. He's learning manners and desensitizing. He's doing well, and is up for pretty much anything also. He is Shire and QH. He's about 13.2 now. He had a bad start in life and when I brought him home (not wanting to leave him in his situation, not sure how sick he really was) the vet gave him a 40/60 chance to live. He's doing great now and has a sweet nature. He's got a good personality, as does Teddy. I lucked out on my horses. Glad I gave Lars a chance. Teddy is my soul-mate in horse form. We are well bonded. Can't wait to have him home. It's true what a poster said about 29 pages ago. When you have that bond, it just makes it wonderful.
And I didn't mean for this to get soooo long. Thanks for your patience. I am going to look at GPS systems, as I have no idea how to guage the miles I ride... any suggestions? Brand, place to look for good $?