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post #1 of 9 Old 07-01-2017, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Hello Everyone!

Hello, everyone!

I've been browsing the forum for a few weeks now but I finally bit the bullet and decided to register because I definitely think I can get more out of the forum this way.

I am currently horseless, but I have been riding since I was 12 years old (mainly Dressage and Jumping). I previously owned an Appaloosa mare and, more recently, an Irish Sport Horse gelding that I was raising from a 4 year old for competing in Eventing eventually. I had him for about three years and then sold him about four years ago (the last time I rode) to a show home where he could progress much further in higher levels of competition than what I was capable of getting to. He's doing fantastic (although I miss him...) and I'm happy his new owner is able to take him to where he can go.

While I don't have horses right now, I am (or will be hopefully soon) in the market for some once my husband and I purchase a house. While we now live in a VERY horse friendly community, the downside is that everyone has their own barn/property so there are no boarding facilities (and nobody offering lessons) within 200mi. So I am stuck waiting until I have my own horse(s) to start riding again, unfortunately. I do help out with friend's horses and there is a horse rescue here as well that I can volunteer at so at least I'm not totally without contact.

I previously did Dressage, Jumping, and was focusing on going into Eventing, but as that type of riding is hard to come by in my area, I think I have decided to switch my riding interest to Endurance as that is HUGE here and has always been a second interest to me. I also recently found a mentor who lives near me who is willing to help guide me once I get my own horse again.

Anyways, besides horses I also have 4 dogs, 8 cats, and 2 ferrets. I am the K9 Unit Captain for one of our local Search & Rescue teams and I am the Lead Trainer for the other SAR K9 Units in the area.

I look forward to talking to and learning from everyone here!
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-01-2017, 08:38 PM
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Welcome! :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-01-2017, 08:57 PM
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Welcome! I hope you learn as much as I did from the people on here :).

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-01-2017, 09:46 PM
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-02-2017, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the welcomes, everyone! :)

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-07-2017, 10:47 PM
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Welcome! That's cool you're with the SAR K9 unit. What breed of dogs do you use? I use to live in New Mexico--back in the 50's! I've been thru there since. It has sure changed. Was your appaloosa registered? I had a Walking Horse registered as breeding stock with the ApHC and she had a walkaloosa. Search around. I'm sure you'll find something you'll like.
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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I'm a little late to this thread but Welcome! I hope you find a house and a horse soon! Those are gorgeous dogs you have!
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-11-2017, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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@MerriBelle1 I personally use a German Shepherd for my Live Find Air Scent dog and my husband uses a GSD x Siberian Husky for his HRD dog. Those are the dogs on our team (we just transitioned to a new team and just started our own K9 Unit) and the other team that I am in charge of training for has two German Shepherds and previously (they just moved to Montana a couple of weeks ago) an Aussie and a Border Collie X. We also had a lab on the team but she passed away earlier this year. I don't think my appy was registered but that was SO long ago (I think I was around 11 or 12?) I can't remember for sure. She was a former Sheriff's Posse horse for one of the mounted units in the mountains here. She was a good looking Appaloosa, though.

My ISH gelding was actually an Irish Draught x Walker cross. :) He was a goofball. He could test you under saddle sometimes but he was such a gentle horse and he was extremely smart. He wasn't gaited but he had a very nice trot and a smooth canter and went over jumps very nicely.

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-11-2017, 12:58 AM
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Hello, everyone!

I've been browsing the forum for a few weeks now but I finally bit the bullet and decided to register because I definitely think I can get more out of the forum this way.

I am currently horseless, but I have been riding since I was 12 years old (mainly Dressage and Jumping). I previously owned an Appaloosa mare and, more recently, an Irish Sport Horse gelding that I was raising from a 4 year old for competing in Eventing eventually. I had him for about three years and then sold him about four years ago (the last time I rode) to a show home where he could progress much further in higher levels of competition than what I was capable of getting to. He's doing fantastic (although I miss him...) and I'm happy his new owner is able to take him to where he can go.

While I don't have horses right now, I am (or will be hopefully soon) in the market for some once my husband and I purchase a house. While we now live in a VERY horse friendly community, the downside is that everyone has their own barn/property so there are no boarding facilities (and nobody offering lessons) within 200mi. So I am stuck waiting until I have my own horse(s) to start riding again, unfortunately. I do help out with friend's horses and there is a horse rescue here as well that I can volunteer at so at least I'm not totally without contact.

I previously did Dressage, Jumping, and was focusing on going into Eventing, but as that type of riding is hard to come by in my area, I think I have decided to switch my riding interest to Endurance as that is HUGE here and has always been a second interest to me. I also recently found a mentor who lives near me who is willing to help guide me once I get my own horse again.

Anyways, besides horses I also have 4 dogs, 8 cats, and 2 ferrets. I am the K9 Unit Captain for one of our local Search & Rescue teams and I am the Lead Trainer for the other SAR K9 Units in the area.

I look forward to talking to and learning from everyone here!
Hey, welcome to the forum. I just joined and am excited.
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