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crazy4fish 01-31-2008 06:42 PM

Horses!
 
i just posted this cause me falina and jeanel(sorry if i misspelled your name) were talking about horses in the dog post. anyone with horses or who had horses or just wanna talk about them are welcome to share in the conversation. :wink:

jeaninel 01-31-2008 11:03 PM

Aaaahh....yes. Horses. My first love. I think I was born with horses in my blood.

Love your Morgans Crazy4fish. Do you guys breed them and show them?

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 07:04 AM

yah we do. we bred shila tessy and trinny on our farm and we have bred portia who is do in april. i show my horse Happy and we also show Midnight, sometimes Portia, and we show Tess, Trinny and Shila in-hand. we used to show splendor but then we bred her 3 years in a row and now she is kinda out of shape. lol! we just got George last year and we are still working with him. he is gonna be our breeding stallion! did you ever show horses? 8)

jeaninel 02-01-2008 10:47 AM

Yes, just at the local shows...nothing big. My sisters and I would enter equitation classes, pleasure classes, some jumping and I even entered my pony (the Welsh/Hackney) into a halter class. She had beautiful confirmation. We also used to go to gymkanas alot, I still have my box full of ribbons up in the closet lol!

We had a thoroughbred mare which we bred and had the colt trained for the racetrack. He ran one race. But we retired him because he bowed a tendon. My oldest sister ended up taking him with her to Oregon when she went to college. She worked with him and did 3 day eventing with him...stadium jumping, dressage and cross country.

But alas, once I moved away from home, got married and had a family I didn't have the money (or time!) to keep horses anymore. One of my sisters still has a horse and the oldest one teaches riding lessons occasionally.

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 11:11 AM

im not into anything major either. i do a mix of pleasure and equitation classes. i ride hunterseat but really want to ride western. i love trail riding too. so does my horse. i dont really do jumping except little ones for fun. i like briding bareback as well. when you rode did you ride western, saddleseat, or hunterseat?

jeaninel 02-01-2008 11:27 AM

My mom was a horsewoman (she and her sister used to ride their horses to school in Montana!) and she has us girls in a saddle as soon as we could hold ourselves up in the seat LOL. We took both English and Western riding lessons. We showed mostly English but when we went on trail rides (which is mainly what we did) we rode Western because it was more comfortable for long rides and we could pack saddlebags with lunches and drinks, etc. We used to ride all day on the trails. Such fun!

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 11:33 AM

we ride in western saddles sometimes but none of our horses are neck reined. i am working on it with midnight and she started to get the hang of it. your mom was so lucky!!!!! i wish i could ride my horse to get places in stead of driving. when i go on trail rides they usually dont last all day(a few hours) cause there are only a few trails near my house.

willow 02-02-2008 02:01 PM

hay guys.......
any pictures of your horses ?
i have only tried horse riding twice,to be honest they scare the
pants off me,but i think they're beautiful.
:)

jeaninel 02-02-2008 07:50 PM

Hmmm. None on the digital camera. I'll have to try scanning some.

If you look on the Dogs thread Crazy4fish has some beautiful pics of her Morgans. Then we decided we better start our own horse thread! lol

crazy4fish 02-03-2008 08:49 AM

yeah we kinda changed the "dogs" one to horses in the process. lol!
:lol: i can post a few more if you want. :D

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/448...ysml1sml_1.jpg
this is tessy. and the one below is tess as a baby.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_tessy6_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_shila1crop_1.jpg
this is shila
shila as a baby.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_shila2crop_1.jpg

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_portia2_1.jpg
this is portia.

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/448...er200401_1.jpg
this is just a few of them playing in the snow. and the rest are a few of them playing around too.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_trin_057_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_trin_052_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_trin_056_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4485_herd5_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/448...2006_053_1.jpg

hope you liked them! :wink:


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