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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-25-2001, 12:22 PM
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like horses? I do! Have 2 babies. Bayou-bay Quarter Horse stallion and Ginger-chestnut Arabian/Thoroughbred mare.
 
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 02:11 AM
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Bayou

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Glad to know I'm not the only one. My mom loves horses she grew up at a horse ranch in Montana. We used to live in the city. Well more like a town area. Just had Bayou at the time so we kept him at a stable. Then we moved out into the country more and Bayou was a very happy boy. He gets to romp and roll all day. Since I'll be going to college next year he really needed another horse friend so he wouldn't get lonely during the day. Perfect excuse to get another horse and the fact that I pay for their feed.
 
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Thank you! Your very welcome. :rollsmile
 
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What beautiful horses, Jenn Thanks for sharing your pics

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-26-2001, 10:25 PM
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Thank You!
 
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I also love horses. I've been taking riding lessons years ago...I have all the nicest memories on that period of my life. Now I just don't have the time to go there any more...

I hate that I am living in the city...I would love to be somewhere in the countryside where I could have more animals including horses...sweet dreams [sigh]
 
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I know what you mean about that. When we lived in more of a city area Bayou had to stay in a public stable where you paid for the stall and your horse stayed there all the time except when you rode them. He wasn't happy. Hopefully one day you will have a whole herd of beautiful horses!
 
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 06:39 PM
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I have had horses for 23 years now. I can't imagine being without them. I currently have 4......three Appaloosas and one American Paint, all mares ranging in age from 2 years old to 22 years old (I've had the 22 year old for 15 years now!) I'll post pics as soon as I can find some decent ones.....we have a new scanner so I'll have to figure out how to use it. LOL
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Cool! Cant wait to see those pictures! Appys are beautiful horses!
 
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Sooo cute!

I love horses and want 1 of my own sooooooooooo much
I can't afford 1 right now tho
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 06:44 PM
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Thats how I got Bayou-threw a rescue group. They take race horses that farms don't want anymore because they cant race or have an injury that keeps them from raceing. Bayou was a flop on the track, and he pulled some tendons. The farm he was at really really neglected him he was about 200pounds underweight. They rescued him and 2 weeks latter I got him. The vet complains hes about 100pounds overweight now. Thats such a cute name Allexotics! Hope it all works out for you!

Thanks Psycho Falcon! Hope you to get a horse soon!
 
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Is PMU the mustang rescue? They call it something else here...can't remember right off the top of my head.

If it is the mustang rescue be VERY careful. They need quite a bit of attention and ALOT of training. I've heard way too many stories of people adopting the mustangs only to turn around and sell them for dog food 2 years later because they couldn't control them or train them, or someone's kid got badly hurt. If you're looking for something for your kids and you don't have experience training horses, then DON'T get a mustang. Get a nice 10 year old well broke, kid proof horse. You'll probably pay a bit more but if you're inexperienced you'll be much better off.

The same applies to any foal. If you don't know how to train them or don't have the money to send them to a trainer DON'T get a foal. You hear people saying they're getting a foal so the kid and horse "can grow up together." That usually ends up with a hurt or a very disappointed kid. Don't buy a foal unless you can train it yourself or can pay to have it trained. Just some words of wisdom. I've trained so many horses for people that we're stuck in this situation. Most of them were hurt before they called me....anyone inexperienced and thinking about getting a youngster, please think about this. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.

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I had a horse of my own for a while, in my early 20's, but he and I were too young for each other and I wasn't a strong enough person to handle him properly.

My last experience with horseback riding came when one of the vets I was working with thought it would lift my spirits over the death of one of my birds to take me out with her. She does the whole English saddle, jumps, etc., stuff, while I had never known anything but basic North Georgia pleasure riding!

So, we're riding around this field, doing pretty good. Love the feel of the horse under me, the wind in my face (this was Feb in KY so it was chilly) and she said if I wanted him to go faster just kick him a bit in the ribs.

I knew I was leaving the horse. Nothing to grab hold of and the horse was going faster than I was. All I could do was laugh. I hit the ground with a big boom then kind of panicked when I couldn't catch my breath. She was more frightened that I was, but when I finally was able to sit up all I could do was hold up my hand and say "Look at my poor finger".

Then she looked at me and said "You were laughing! All the way down, just laughing!" I asked what else I was supposed to do, when I knew what was happening. She said she usually screamed.

Regular hospital? Not for us. We went to the emergency clinic where we worked, x-rayed and found the break, then wrapped it ourselves. My husband said he was amazed when I called and calmly told him to pick me up there because I had fallen off (no way I could call that "thrown") and broken my finger.

That night as all my muscles began to realize that they had been tortured we went with friends to look at the new house they were buying. I've never seen so many steps in my life, but I went up and down them all to prove that I could be a trooper!

End of story. I love to watch, but now with the fibro and arthritis in both knees I'm afraid I'd be better served to cheer from the sideline or take pictures than to get on one of them!

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OK, I found some pics, now give me a few days to figure out how to work this darn scanner!
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Thats what I hope to train Ginger to do, jumping maybe even eventing or dressage or something. Bayou is a great trail horse he doesn't like to perform or any of that just wants to be a loved family pet.

Ouch! That sounded fun up to the part of hitting the ground. I don't think I could have went on to look at houses after a fall like that just would have layed down and forgot about the rest of it. Glad you wernt hurt to badly!

Cant wait to see pictures Scarlette!
 
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