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post #21 of 24 Old 04-10-2010, 02:10 PM
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I was supposed to get a horse as a surprise 16th birthday present.

I remember, I think it was a Saturday and one of the mares at a guided trail riding barn (where Dream was kept at the time) had foaled the night before and there was quite a few people coming to ride, so they tried to make the foal stand up and follow his mother so they could use her that clearly wasn't going to work at all. So they went across the street to 'borrow' one of their neighbors horses. They came over with a gorgeous mare, Starlite and tied her at the end of the barn, she was all tacked up and I really wasn't much help to them so I went down and 'talked' to her. I loved her the moment I met her! Then they got on her and went on their way, came back and her owner came to get her and that was that. The next day my mom said her friend got a new horse (it was her sisters horse she needed to keep at her place for a while), this perfect little Mustang gelding! I LOVED him. My mom acted very...odd about it, so I figured something was up! LOL, she was going to buy him for me as my surprise bday present but the lady backed out so then my mom had to spill the beans about me getting a horse. So...she told the owners of the trail riding barn, and they said their neighbor was selling his 3 horses. First we attempted to try out Starlite's son, Rye. But he spooked like 3 times going from one barn to the other right across the street, then I never even got to ride him because he tried bucking and taking off with the barn owner. So then we got Starlite and she was SO hot. I loved her but riding her was...eeek! My mom rode her for probably the first month or month and a half, then I started riding her and it was kind of already decided I was getting her! LOL, there was quite a few times I thought I'd NEVER get anywhere with her (green rider!) but after a while we started making alot of progress and now I couldn't be more happy with her! She is such an amazing mare and I couldn't imagine having any other horse BUT her. She is perfect for me! I will have had her for 2 years on July 2nd. Crazy!!

Wow that was much longer than I meant for it to be, LOL sorry!
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post #22 of 24 Old 04-10-2010, 07:18 PM
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i got whiskey as a 10th birthday present from my dad, she was just 2 at the time like and ive still got her 8 years down the line and shes one of my favs and i'll more than likely still have her till she dies. and at £330 i recon she was a bargin

Hob-knob is whiskeys first foal he'll be coming 5 soon,he was cut early he's a wee babe but somewhat temperamental due to being spoiled rotten as a foal because he was whiskeys first. his manners in the cart are amazing he's very patient.

Buiscut is whiskeys 2nd foal he wasnt as spoiled, he's coming 3 soon he's still needing cut but his manners are so perfect right now and i totally love his little white socks :)

Kit is whiskeys latest and last foal he's just under a year. not really got the chance to bond as much with him, but be assured little kit, your time will come muahahaha :)

rockys more my dads but seeing as im the one that rides him (dads been on him like twice) i just class him as mine, he was a foal outta dreamer, he was cut at three, and he is one of theeee most softest horses ive ever met, and his manners are superb

so those are the horses out of our lot that are mine (bar rocky but he's more of a ladys horse anyways)
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post #23 of 24 Old 04-10-2010, 07:51 PM
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My husband bought T for me for my 4*th birthday. I had been riding and working with her at the barn for a few years and the owners decided to keep her for me until I could pay for her (husband was out of work going to school at the time). So, he bought her for me as a birthday present and the barn owners threw in her last foal, Walkamile, since he had special needs and I was the only one to really bother with him. So, two for the price of one!

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post #24 of 24 Old 04-10-2010, 11:01 PM
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My first pony I got because my neighbour's dad used to breed andalusians, and decided he was going to find me a horse, I was 10 at the time. So he got the newspaper, and picked out a 13.2h welsh pony mare. We brought her, knowing nothing about horses. Turns out she'd been ridden maybe once every 18 months since she was broken. Lol! But I took her ton pony club, dressage lessons etc. Still have her, she's a bit of a cow but she's cute to look at :P

Had a few more in between, couldn't be bothered writing out explanations for all of them. But basically a couple from websites, a couple through word of mouth, one through my work etc.

Then Hugo, my current boy who I only brought not even a month ago, I saw on an online classifieds page. Thought he looked pretty nice, I had just about given up looking for a suitable horse in favour of concentrating on university, but figured I'd give it a shot.
Well within a few minutes of handling him, I decided that he was my horse. I just knew. After the multitudes of horses I've seen over the last year, this was the first that I just knew I was going to buy. Certainly not what I was specifically looking for though. He's 8 years old, straight off the track, had done absolutely nothing since he finished racing in October, and is grey!!
But he also ticked ALOT of my boxes. Beautiful mover, very solid, sturdy feet (just trimmed badly but holds shoes very well), excellent doer, a real sweetheart on the ground and just so quiet. Before I brought him I went back up with my coach, and said I wanted to get on him. He hadn't been ridden since he raced 6 months ago so it would be a good test of his temperament. Well he didn't bat an eyelid and I just knew it had to be :)

And now I love him to bits, adore riding him, he's so sweet and VERY trainable. Definitely no regrets buying this boy :)
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