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post #1 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the Sunshine State

Hi everyone,
I registered a few weeks back and promptly went on vacation (to the beach!) before I had a minute to check in.

Horses have been my passion for as long as I can remember. After nearly 50 years with them in my life, I lost my last horse eight years ago. Yeah, I'm silver-haired and been there, done that. I've retired and my husband and I travel more often than not but I still keep my toe in the water and live vicariously through venues like this forum.

I've had Quarter Horses, Morgans, Appaloosas and my beloved Arabians of the Crabbet persuasion. As a youngster, I was the go-to "problem clinic" for the island I grew up on for kids whose parents had more money than sense. I was an apprentice trainer at Al-Marah once upon a time; but life and family came along and I mostly enjoyed my horses on my own terms. Maybe I'll jump back in if time and energy allows.

Anyway, it's nice to be here and good to know that younger generations are keeping the faith. I'm kind of quiet but will comment on occasion; I have a lot of catching up to do!

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 08:07 PM
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Welcome! are you on the Big Island?
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 08:37 PM
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WELCOME!!


I too live in the "Sunshine State"...
Central Florida...
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The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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The Big Island - I wish!

I'm in Florida, near Gainesville which is north of Ocala. The island I grew up on was in the Florida Keys.


Thank you both for the warm welcome.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 09:01 PM
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Yay, I'm in your neighborhood, sort of. I live east of Gainesville heading towards St. Augustine. A couple of others here live nearby you as well. Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-21-2019, 11:49 PM
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Seawitch- you are close to me and knightrider. I'm in Alachua. Knightrider is near itchetucknee state park, if you know where that is.
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-22-2019, 01:14 AM
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Welcome! I thought you were from Queensland.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-22-2019, 02:04 AM
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Welcome! I thought you were from Queensland.





Since when is Queensland an island? Unless you want to consider all of OZ and 'island'.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-22-2019, 06:00 AM
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Queensland is called the Sunshine State as well
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Yay, I'm in your neighborhood, sort of. I live east of Gainesville heading towards St. Augustine. A couple of others here live nearby you as well. Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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Seawitch- you are close to me and knightrider. I'm in Alachua. Knightrider is near itchetucknee state park, if you know where that is.

Thanks, LoriF and 4horses; I'm in Alachua too. I've done my share of floating down the Itchetucknee.


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Welcome! I thought you were from Queensland.

Another place I hope to visit someday!



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