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post #31 of 49 Old 12-26-2007, 04:32 AM
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haha just as i expected...! I knew there was something up...I cant even understand this, reading both posts. I agree with Vida... these pple have nothing better to do! :roll:

Grow up!
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post #32 of 49 Old 12-26-2007, 02:11 PM
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omg I did nothing wrong! I HATE my cuzin omg! she's such a....well I'm not going to say but i can't stand her!
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post #33 of 49 Old 12-26-2007, 03:56 PM
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hold on...didnt someone say it was your aunty?? Oh jeez im over this... can a moderator please put this to bed. Stop playing games, find something better to do. :roll:
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post #34 of 49 Old 12-26-2007, 08:13 PM
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Eventhough I have leased and ridden other peoples horses for a while, I didn't get my own horse until I was 22.

My best friend was working at a TB stud at the time and they had two horses that were going to go to the doggers, she knew I wanted a horse so she told me to come and have a look.

Horse 1 was a 2yr old bay filly about 15.2h who was a bit on the skinny side and with a hugely offset cannon, but with gorgeous movement, much like the warmbloods I was used to at the time. She was unbroken and barely handled.

Horse 2 was a brown mare around 14yr and 16.1h, who after racing had been a brood mare. She had better conformation but her movement was a bit more ordinary.

I chose the filly and called her Hope, the reason, I was her last hope. After a month or so of settling in and getting to know each other and so much feed I would hate to see how much I was spending, Hope grew to a very solid 16.1h and after I broke her in I sent her to stud and she gave me Faith.
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post #35 of 49 Old 12-27-2007, 07:57 AM
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What a sweet story Frog. I love the names Hope and Faith.

On another note I see no reason to stop or lock this thread its a good topic as long as everyone stays on it. Other mods may disagree.

Back to topic....

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
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post #36 of 49 Old 12-27-2007, 11:18 AM
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i met my first horse last year at summer time. I started excercising him for his owners. Gunner was bought for a little girl and he was far to big and 'scary' for her. He was so incredibly green and wouldn't even pick up the correct lead. It took me several months of work to get him straightened out. At that point I started him over small jumps in addition to all the flat work as he was getting bored with flatwork and we discovered his favorite thing to do.

In the fall, we began to look for a horse for me. We looked at a whole bunch but couldn't find one that any of us liked. On Christmas morning, I opened a box and found a crappy plastic horse and was told that it was my most expensive present. i was so confused, but then I got it. My parents bought me Gunner for Christmas it was great
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post #37 of 49 Old 12-27-2007, 07:12 PM
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i got my first horse when i was 9. He was a Red Roan Overo paint gelding named Twister. My trainer sold him to my parents for only $2000 because he used to buck everyone off all the time. She (my trainer) told my parents that she thought that he was super talented and just needed the correct rider and he could go all the way to the top.

I was so excited when i first got to ride him..... although he did buck me off 8 days in a row! ..... Undetered, I continued to ride him and 7 months after my first riding lesson i won 4 National Championships and 3 Reserve National Championships at age 10! I was thrilled..... I continued to show that horse for another 5 years winning many National Championships, Futurities, Maturities, Derbys, feature classes and to top it off winning High Point Horse of Australia with the horse that nobody wanted.

I have had many horses since Twister, but none that hold a more special place in my heart
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post #38 of 49 Old 12-28-2007, 09:40 AM
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Well, my sister and I begged my parents to take us horse back riding. So we found a stable that offered trail rides. We went out for an hour trail and I was on a horse named Goldrush. He was an American Cream Draft, 3.5 yrs old and just the sweetest thing ever!! After a few more times of my parents taking us there to ride, (I kept requesting Goldrush), we ended up buying him. I was 14 yrs old then. My sister and Goldrush bonded. And my parents saw it was an issue with us sharing a horse. So they bought Cocoa, my QH mare, for me.

Goldrush died a few years later in a horrible barn accident.
My sister never got over it or got past it... and to this day still doesnt have a horse.

I still have Cocoa though and she and I have been together for 23+ yrs. She will be 30 in April 2008.

I now also have two Tennessee Walkers named Angel and Cherokee.

Oh and I am 37 yrs old... ugh, how time flies.

Cocoa - 32 yr old QH, Cherokee - 8 yr old TWH & Toby - 16 yr old QH
R.I.P. Cocoa 4/13/78 - 2/9/11
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post #39 of 49 Old 12-28-2007, 10:33 AM
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well, my first pony, was a lease. i still lease her

it started when my riding teacher and her hubby got divorced and she quit teaching, which really sucked , becasue she was awesome. then i started at a riding stable, i didn't really like it there, i was the "new comer" and they already had there "clicks" and the teacher had her" favorites". i had joined 4H and went into light horse horseless and my mom freaked at a meeting. she got so worked up about me not having a horse to ride for that year, my first year, all the horses at the riding stable where already in use for that show year, so behind my back my went looking for a horse. my light horse leader, which i didn't know at the time, called my mom upp one day and told her of a pony that needed some exersize and love, my went and toke a camera and lease papers, and she got her! a night or to later my asked if i got the email she sent me, she said it was a funny joke she friend sent her. i check and 2 picturese came up, it read " i found this horse, 13.1 appy welsh and shes 6yrs old. do you know who owns her?" i came downstaires and said "hows horse?" she said" yours" now i'm not one to cry, i hardly ever cry, i cryed so hard that night....tears of happness of corse.
and the rest is histoy i guess. Keva is still mine, because of her, i proved to my hockey worshipping family there are other ways to win a championship, because of her i've had many fights, becasue of her i've met my best(person)friend. and may times people have come up to me and said " so your the girl who beat me to the pony 20,15,10,5 mins before i got there" no lie!
and i love her!
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post #40 of 49 Old 12-28-2007, 07:59 PM
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Well, I had a shetland pony as my very first equine partner. She's absolutely evil but I love her to death. I got her when I was 5 and I would ride her around or my mom would hook her up to her cart and we would drive her all over the property. I've taken her to a number of local parades, where she pulls her cart with great pride. I still have her, but she's getting too old to be hooked up to the cart.

My first horse was a 16 year old Trakehnher guelding. After I had been riding and showing my trainers lesson horse for about 2 years, my parents realized that I was absolutely serious about riding and bought me my own school master. I got him when I was 10 and I showed him until I was about 15 and he was 21. After that I retired him from the show ring and decided to allow a young boy to start taking lessons on him. I still have him, he's a sweet old man now, but he still acts like a young guy.
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