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post #1 of 7 Old 06-17-2019, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings!

Hello all!
I could write an essay on the interesting experiences I've had with horses, but I'll try to keep this as short as I can. Currently, I have one horse. Ginger is a 25-30 year old 12 hand POA mare. I have had her since I was 9 (I'm 18 now) and she is the absolute love of my life. She still has a lot of energy and seems to get younger every day. Although I have outgrown her, she still has plenty of fans that come enjoy her. My niece, who will be 2 this year, is head over heels for her. I have also owned two other horses that, for one reason or another, didn't work out. I have learned a lot through riding and owning different horses, and eventually, would love to have a horse that I feel as comfortable riding as I did with Ginger years ago. The main reason I joined is because it looks like I will have another horse here soon. The situation is like a free lease with the potential to own. Basically, borrowing a horse that happens to be for sale. His name is Bourbon and he's a 13 or 14 year old Quarter Horse Gelding. I have ridden him once so far, but plan to go ride him at least another time or two before deciding to bring him over. I really like him and he reminds me a lot of some of my favorite horses that I've ridden. I'm excited to continue this learning process and can see that this forum is full of dedicated horse people, with a wealth of knowledge to share.

I have attached some pictures of my favorite pony, Ginger. If you look in the third picture, you might see two sets of feet. My cousins were riding her double :)

Happy Trails!
~Jenna
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-17-2019, 04:53 PM
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fluzzyponies,
Hello and welcome to the forum. Ginger reminds me of a Welsh Quarter Horse that we had, as far as size and looks. She was a doll.
At any rate, yes you are right, the members here have a wealth of knowledge and don't mind sharing.
Good luck with your "new" Quarter Horse. Hopefully he'll work out for you and you'll have a welcomed addition.

Keep posting, asking questions, and above all, post pictures of the new addition...

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-17-2019, 05:14 PM
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What a pretty mare! Welcome to the forum and good luck with your new Quarter!
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-17-2019, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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fluzzyponies,
Hello and welcome to the forum. Ginger reminds me of a Welsh Quarter Horse that we had, as far as size and looks. She was a doll.
At any rate, yes you are right, the members here have a wealth of knowledge and don't mind sharing.
Good luck with your "new" Quarter Horse. Hopefully he'll work out for you and you'll have a welcomed addition.

Keep posting, asking questions, and above all, post pictures of the new addition...
Ginger really is a doll. She has her quirks and undesirable habits, but overall, she is a really nice pony. Her whinny, which I hear pretty much every time I go outside, is absolutely priceless. The woman I got her from (and also have been riding with since I was five) had a Welsh pony and a Welsh/QH. Both were amazing horses and the Welsh pony was the same size as Ginger. The QH was apparent in the other horse. He had a bigger build. I got really lucky with Ginger, especially considering she was a "free pony". It's funny looking back at everything we needed to do and buy just to bring her home.

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What a pretty mare! Welcome to the forum and good luck with your new Quarter!
Thank you! I have always thought she was the prettiest little pony. I appreciate the good luck. It seems like I haven't had the best luck with horses in awhile, so I'm really hoping this gelding works out.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-18-2019, 04:23 AM
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Ginger is adorable--I love older horses! So good to hear how much you love her. Hope the new guy will work out for you both!

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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fluzzyponies,
Let me say this to your last post of:

It seems like I haven't had the best luck with horses in awhile, so I'm really hoping this gelding works out.

First of all, you're young, no offense intended. I say this because a lot of young people get in a hurry to do or accomplish things. Sometimes you have to slow down and take your time.
While I hope your new Quarter Horse works for you, if he doesn't, don't despair. Take your time, and if he doesn't work, find one the does. I wish you the best of luck as does every other rider or person going for that next horse.
Keep in touch and let us know how it goes...

The silent communication with horses. A trust that can't be bought, earned, or convinced, you are either their kind or your not..
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-18-2019, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ginger is adorable--I love older horses! So good to hear how much you love her. Hope the new guy will work out for you both!
Thank you! Me too, older horses are my favorites 🙂

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fluzzyponies,
Let me say this to your last post of:

It seems like I haven't had the best luck with horses in awhile, so I'm really hoping this gelding works out.

First of all, you're young, no offense intended. I say this because a lot of young people get in a hurry to do or accomplish things. Sometimes you have to slow down and take your time.
While I hope your new Quarter Horse works for you, if he doesn't, don't despair. Take your time, and if he doesn't work, find one the does. I wish you the best of luck as does every other rider or person going for that next horse.
Keep in touch and let us know how it goes...
I completely agree with you. I had one horse for 5 years, but she was only "my" horse for the last 2 or so. She was passed from my brother, to my mom, and then to me. I absolutely loved her, but my parents wouldn't let me ride her after I was thrown. After that, I 100% rushed into my next horse and I should have seen how obvious it was that it was not going to work out. He was too much horse for me and I was completely blind to the entire situation. It didn't help that I had people pressuring me to do things a certain way (and all entirely different ways) and my confidence was so shaken. It has been 2 years now, and I'm in a much better place. I will not keep him unless I am completely comfortable around him. I wouldn't be considering another horse if I wasn't able to have this long trial period to really decide if this is the right horse. I did ride him again today and had just as good of a ride, but I know things could be very different once he's actually here.
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