HELLO?! Calling all horse folk!!!
Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:32 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:29 PM
How many? 5 right now
Breed(s): 1 Thoroubred(ottb), 1 Icelandicxquarterpony, and 3 miniatures-my babies!
Color(s): 1 chestnut, 1 brown/dun/?, 1 chestnut/white pinto, 1 flaxen chestnut, and 1 dark bay
Discipline: Just pasture pets
Name(s):Elroy, Jake, Bell, Copper, Misty
Age(s): 35, 20(ish), 6, 9, and almost 2
Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:03 AM
This isn't my story but It is my mom's. My mom had horses growing up her whole life. Her being such an animal lover she would take in any abandoned animal. When she was married to my dad they lived in a trailer temporarily till their houes was done (pre fabed house). Anyways it was one the those real small trailers (you know what I am talking about). One day mom took on of the dogs from the barn into the trailer as it was cold out and he was old. My dad said "damn, next thing you'll bebringing the damn horse in here". He was in the back of the trailer in bed and what do you know, somehow my mom got the horse to walk up those 2 little trailer steps into the trailer and walked him all the way back to the bedroom. Of course my dad woke up in total shock.
My mom said it wasn't hard getting her horse in, it was getting it to back up & out was the hard part!
Sounds like my grandmother, when she was young she got sick at some point. Something like a cold or flu, nothing serious. But it did mean she couldn't go outside to be with her horse, so she sneaked the horse into her bedroom.
In Loving Memory of Penny the Parrotlet and Algernon the Corgi
Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:07 AM
In Loving Memory of Penny the Parrotlet and Algernon the Corgi
Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:12 AM
Icarus...where are you? Miss you so much!
Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:31 PM
Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:56 PM
Had a bad motorbike crash in 2004 which made me give up my horse job. Not done more than ride once since.
I used to loan an Irish Draft Cob cross called Rubin, he was beautiful. I tried to buy him but couldn't work up the £3k i needed to get him
My favorites are the heavies, though I have a soft spot for Orlorv Trotters, Morgans, Saddlebreds and Fluffy gypsy cobs.
"If you think you can, or you think you can't... you'd be right!"
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:18 PM
1 OWA: Kahili
1 Aussie: Rio
1 Chihuahua: Manny
3 Horses: Elvis, Sizzle & Letrero
2 Standard Donkeys: Ellie & Lenny
6 kitties:SwissMiss, Pinkie, Weeble. Sneezle Puff, Jax & Charlee
Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:26 PM
We currently own 3 horses: Bee, a coloured 15yr old TB x Welsh Cob mare who is now out on long-term loan to a disabled riding club, where she is much loved and doing great. Spirit, my 13yr old Cremello Arab x gelding, who we've had since he was 4. And Ollie, Bee's foal (now 4yrs old) whose sire was a TB ex racehorse - sadly he's currently for sale due to a lot of personal changes in circumstances.
I particularly enjoy dressage and showjumping, and adore my horses. Not sure what the future holds though, as due to massive changes in her personal life my mum really wants a break from horses. It's always been something we've done together, and I'm not sure if in the next few years at least I'll be in a situation to keep Spirit (I will be heartbroken if I have to sell him - selling Ollie is hard enough). My boyfriend Jimmy and I are in the stage where we're trying to find permanent jobs, start renting and saving for a mortgage (joy) so I'll have to see how it all pans out. Could be that there will be a solution - currently thinking seriously about finding someone to share him with, but we'll see how things pan out.
Good to see that there are people who own parrots & horses too! I'm hoping to bring a parrot into my life once Jimmy and I are settled into a place of our own.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:28 PM
Raven~ German Shepherd
Dresden~ German Shepherd
Screen Legend aka Smoke ~ Quarter Horse
Posted 15 November 2010 - 03:16 PM
Breed(s): 2 Arabian/Saddlebreds, Arabian/Appaloosa, Thoroughbred
Color(s): 1 Chestnut, 2 bay, 1 grey
Discipline: Hunter pleasure, western, trail
Name(s): STF Sumkinda Trouble (Trouble), One Hot Tamolly (Molly), Amir Motiff (Derby), and Merlin
Age(s): 18, 10, 14, 22
Trouble is the light of my life. I've been showing him for about 10 years. Now that I'm in school full time and work full time, I really don't have as much time as I used to for it, but we still go to two or three local shows a year. When I got him, he had been living in a pasture for three years and hadn't been worked with at all. My trainer hated him, so she rarely got on him, but she helped me work out the kinks. Hes taught me so much and given me so much confidence. Other trainers that had owned him in the past told us that he'd never amount to anything. One of those trainers went on to place us as champion only two years later at a show. Trouble can still be a pain (he likes to bite for fun, pretends to be afraid of things, looks for things to be afraid of, and sometimes just acts rowdy for the sake of it) but I wouldn't trade him for the world.
Derby is the appaloosa, and I've had her longer than Trouble, and while I love her, we've never quite established the same bond. She's my trail horse, and I'm so proud of how far she's come since we got her. She used to rear whenever I put my legs on her. I've headbutted her when she's gone up, fallen off with concussions from her head hitting mine.... Now I can put anyone on her and take them on the trail and she's great. Still rears at the trailer though.
Merlin is a retired racehorse. He's really more of my moms horse than mine. He was our first horse. He had been injured on the track, bought by a woman who taught jumping lessons. He was too hot for the kids, so she starved him to slow him down and continuted to jump him. He blew his stifle, so she sold him to a friend of a friend who then let us come down and ride. He was fine for light riding, but would never be able to jump or go for long distances again. We bought him from her, since she didn't actually do anything with her horses, just let them roam around. About five years ago his arthritis got too bad to ride him anymore. He drags that back leg, but is otherwise happy and healthy.
Molly is the newest addition, and we've only had her a few months. She's fancier than Trouble as far as show potential (and since he's getting older and needing more maintenance to be competitive, it was perfect timing). She's very well trained- so much that all I have to do is click to trot, kiss to canter, woah to stop, back to back. No leg signals, no rein signals. She's so smooth it's hard to post, but the canter is wonderful. I'm excited to get to know her personality more.
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