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post #1 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everybody!

I have been a long time "lurker" on this site, but have finally decided to become a member.
Quick intro-
I am a married mother of two living in rural SW Colorado. I mainly trail ride, but chase cows when I can.
Growing up we always had cattle, so we always had horses. It would take to long to list the many horses I rode though the years and all the stories to go with them.
Needless to say I grew up riding western-cowboy style. Horses were not pets, they were partners.
We have since sold the cattle, but I still have a few horses. One is my old cowhorse I have had since I was fifteen. A flashy paint gelding that my dad bought for me (just because I wanted a paint-aren't daddys wonderfull!) The horse is now 29 and very arthritic, but still going.
Next is Libby, a by tobiano paint mare 17 yrs old. A good girl that I have owned since she was a yearling. My kids ride her in the Jr Rodeos.
She and I have shared many adventures together.

Lastly I have Diva, a 5 yr old black overo paint mare. I have taken on the challenge of breaking Diva myself- and what a challenge she can be at times. I believe that when we finally work though everything, and she "grows out" others, she is going to be the best horse I have ever had.

Well, that's me and my horses in a nutshell.
I look forward to being active on this forum.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 07:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I absolutely love your horses!

The horse I ride is also a paint, so I have a bit of a soft spot for them. :)

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Sometimes they're the most in tune with each other.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 07:30 PM
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 08:50 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

What a wonderful way to grow up. It's also wonderful you still have a couple of your cattle partners, which are beautiful

Hope to hear from you often. Please share pictures of your horses and that pretty Colorado country you ride them in:)

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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 09:01 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
I also ride a Paint...the one in the avatar...the solid bay Paint. Oh well!
My mother lives in SW Colorado. Cortez to be exact. It's a fur drive from NW Oregon here.
Love pictures! It's nice to see others' horses and where they ride.

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 09:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

Diva's quite a cutie and I'm excited to hear about your adventures with your horses. :)
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-12-2016, 11:25 PM
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Glad to have you on board.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-13-2016, 12:09 AM
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-13-2016, 01:18 PM
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Love your paints!
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-13-2016, 03:04 PM
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Welcome! According to my grandkids who have wonderful been there, done that paint mare, paints are the only good horses! Your horses are beautiful.
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