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post #1 of 21 Old 06-01-2020, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello future friends!!


Im just going to wing it so to speak here. I seem to be better that way so here goes nothing....

Im a 40 y/o woman that is still madly in love with my husband. I simply adore my horse, pony and donkey. I call them the Golden Girls because not one of them are younger than 25. So GG for short if you will. I really like messing with my flowers. I dont have much of a green thumb but I do try. 😉

I enjoy horseback riding but as of late with this Covid.....its really making it near impossible. When this first started I lost my balance and fell off and my mare left me in the dust. So after that I decided to take it cool with riding. Not only because I always ride alone but because I got hurt on top of it. I had my cell on me and called my hubby to come get me...I didn't want to do the walk of shame back home. Lol.

So I am lookin forward to having my questions answered in as many ways as possible and maybe putting my experiences to use to help others. That and of course I want to look at everyone's ponies and meet some like minded people.

Take care and Chat soon!!!

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 04:06 AM
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Welcome to the Forum! I like the title of your post, and you WILL find friends here. We love pics, so I look forward to seeing the Golden Girls pictures. Sympathies on your recent unplanned dismount, hope there were no serious injuries. I'm currently horseless, lost my beautiful boy in Feb. 2019. My generous friend and neighbor lets me ride a couple of her horses whenever I want and I can also do groundwork with a couple of them so I do get in horse time. Plus a friend here on the forum camps near where I live from time to time, and invites me to come ride with her at those times. I'm the very blessed recipient of generous friends!


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post #3 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 08:08 AM
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WELCOME to the Forum!!

Can't wait for you to join in our discussions, share of yourself and learn about us through our written contributions.
You'll like it here...
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post #4 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 08:30 AM
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post #5 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to hear about boy.😢 Its never easy and you do always miss them.

Thats extremely nice of the others to help you with your horsey fix. Ive been there too and it sucks. I hope to find some good friends on here. That part is lacking in my life. My husband is an avid animal lover but he is not the riding type. I always tell him he is too top heavy. Lol. He agrees!

Thanks for the warm welcome Mods!
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post #6 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 02:27 PM
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Welcome! I'm sure will get lots of support and advice here!
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post #7 of 21 Old 06-02-2020, 02:33 PM
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Welcome! As said, we do love pictures, so post away.

I laughed at your description of your husband, mine is the same. Animals of all kinds love him (my horses included) but he's really not interested in riding. Though he did take lessons years ago so we could go riding when we were in Ireland on our honeymoon. I don't think he's been on a horse since then (2006), but he's super with helping take care of them here at home.

My main riding horse right now gets a little nervous with trailering so we joke that he's her "emotional support human"- here he is telling her everything is going to be ok when we trailered out to a local ride last summer

Tell us more about the Golden Girls! I have two retirees (Morgan mares who are 23 and 26, respectively) and my other mare is 13 this year.
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post #8 of 21 Old 06-03-2020, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the process of slowly setting up a Flickr account. So the pics are slowly on there way! Haha.

It's been a minute since I've been on a forum with people that actually respond! I've found some duds in the past... maybe it was my lack of trying. Either way I'm glad to be at this forum.

Pics will be soon.....I've archived so many it's like going down memory lane.
Good night!
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post #9 of 21 Old 06-04-2020, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hello again!

Here are some pictures of my GG (Golden Girls)

Here are all 3 getting some grass.

Far left is Apache she is 26 this year.

Middle is my very sassy donkey. Appropriately name Sybil. 😂 25

Far right is my semi blind pony Shady. 30+

I got Apache last September and she was on the thin side. She looks much better and I have been working with her. She is going to be my riding partner. Just lightly. So we are both working up our stamina. She has been out of work for many years and I have been quarantined lol.

Sybil is a challenge because she is nothing like a horse. So I had to totally adjust to her. After a year she is still leary of me and just puts up with my antics. She was also rough looking when I got her too. Now shes fat...working on that too.

Shady has been with me the longest. She used to do pony rides. She is also on the plump side. My whole farm is...including the owners. Lol. She is my chow hound. She is not shy about rifling around your pockets for treats. Seriously....but shes so funny.

Thats my herd. Ill post some better pictures as the time goes on!
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post #10 of 21 Old 06-04-2020, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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When we first got her to this week.
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