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post #1 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Semi-new here - I've lurked for a couple years doing a lot of reading, so I figured it was high time to join!

I've ridden and been around horses on and off as a kid but never had the chance to own or ride consistently until around four years ago. I am now blessed enough to own two horses - a yearling APHA filly and a 20 year old Morgan/Walker cross. We do a lot of pleasure riding as my gelding is semi-retired and enjoying "sight-seeing" (trail riding) as his primary job these days. I am hoping to get into more competitive riding with my filly when she is older but for now we are just enjoying being a horse and learning to be a solid citizen.

Anyway, I am looking forward to becoming part of this community - as sharing the love for horses with others is always amazing!
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 05:40 AM
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Welcome! I am fairly new here too and have already learned a lot from other fellow horse enthusiasts. Glad you joined and can't wait to hear about your horses

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 08:41 AM
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Hi & welcome to HF! Plenty to learn here! Aww, I'm sure your horses are super cute. Can't wait to see pictures!

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post #4 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 09:05 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I also can't wait to see pictures. Sounds like you've got some really nice horses!

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post #5 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 09:30 AM
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Welcome! :)
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 12:16 PM
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morgan / walker cross. sounds interesting. does he have a big engine?
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-29-2017, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome! I have already learned a lot just reading posts over the years but it's exciting to finally be able to share as well.

As a few of you mentioned pictures and I am always happy to oblige (), here are my babies:

This is my yearling filly, Skye - I've had her about four months now but I am already head over heels with her. She is a big girl and if she is going to live up to her parents, she will top out at 15.3-16hh when all is said and done. Wickedly smart, she is my little houdini and will get into anything that catches her eye, open gate latches, stall doors... etc. She is also sweet as sugar to boot and is very much a mama's girl. Couldn't get any good side shots of her as she was either standing too far under herself or she was wondering what mama was doing, lol.

AND this is my 20 year old, Cid. I've had him for two years and he has been such an amazing teacher and confidence builder after my first horse absolutely destroyed it. He isn't the most cuddly of dudes but will take care of his rider and put up with a lot of shenanigans. Thankfully he doesn't know he is getting up into his golden years and still has a lot of spunk and attitude which I find keeps them younger for longer. Perfect beginners horse in the arena but offers a challenge when out on the trails.

Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
morgan / walker cross. sounds interesting. does he have a big engine?
He does but it's kind of like a diesel engine, you gotta warm it up to really get it going but once you do he can go for ages. (I always tell people that you just have to convince him its worth burning the extra calories for!) Very forward going horse on the trails and often times I'm leaving people in the dust at a walk and have to rein him in so others can keep up. :P
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-30-2017, 06:04 AM
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Welcome to the Horse Forum, please enjoy and join in.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-31-2017, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes! I've tried to reply twice and found an error message and a pending approval message. Not entirely sure what it was about because the screen changed before I could read it all, lol.
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-31-2017, 04:05 PM
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Welcome!! Cant wait to see pictures!!

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