Calling all Horse People! Share your horses :)

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

So pretty!

I dont have a horse, but I’ve wanted a friesian since I was a wee little kid.

 

or a Gypsy.

 

I obviously have a thing for big hairy horses.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t have a horse either but really want one. I’m actually starting riding lessons again on Saturday and am so excited! DH says maybe in a couple years we can look into buying one, once I’m a better rider. Smile

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mrscorgi:  If I ever win the lottery, I want a big ol country house with a few horses. A gypsy will be one of them, for sure. They’re so unique looking.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We have a gypsy x welsh cob and a welsh cob x hackney…They are more my mom’s horses though–I’m a vaulter, so our club horses tend towards the bigger the better. I vault on a clyde x qh, and a couple of full clydes. A couple of the clubs we train with sometimes have some amazing belgians we get to work with, but I can barely reach the grips on them.

This was when our gypsy cross was a baby. We had her mom, Bonny, until she sadly had to be put down over the weekend. Brio is 5 now and lightly started under saddle and in cart.

My mom riding our hackney x, Ringo, at their first show. He was a rescue and wouldn’t let you touch him when we got him, so getting to this point was a pretty big deal. He’s such a cutie!

Not one of ours, but a horse I got to vault on in the states…

Love everyone’s horses and all the gypsy love! I wish ours had got color, but she has the body/movement and feathers!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

This is Hanabel. She is a Selle Francais. Please ignore my terrible equitation. I swear I ride better than this normally, I just really like this picture of her.

Some fun fact about this little lady: Her grandpa was in the Olympics and Joe Montana, the famous footbal player, used to own her.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@mrscorgi:  I love BS! 

I had horses from when I was a little one up until I moved abroad to work. Two QH and one half QH half paint. I sure miss them! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@mrscorgi:  Sadly, I no longer have the pleasure of owning a horse or even really being around them. It’s something I miss dearly as it feeds a part of my soul that nothing else does. I did own a mare for a few years, her name was Peso. She was, as far as we could tell, a Morab. She was incredibly intelligent, had fire in her soul, loved to run as fast as she could and learned incredibly well. She was stubborn though and not for someone who was hesitent about riding or new to the game. I loved her. I basically trained her from the ground up, she was VERY green when I bought her. I learned and trained the Clinton Anderson method on her, we taught each other. It was one of the best times of my life.

Photos!

One of the only photos I have of me sitting on her. I have a few videos but that’s it

My beautiful girl shed out to her liver chestnut color in the summer. She was so stunning to look at. And that blaze..

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ooooh!

I own a five year old grey gelding Anglo Arabian endurance mount, and an eight year old AQHA Driftwood/Hancock blue roan mare. 

 

Im in at work and have no access to pics, but I’ll sure post some later!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Sunshine_icicles:  Ooooer I’d love to see your endurance mount! I was starting the training process for endurance riding on Peso before I had to get rid of her… she could trot for MILES and she had a gaited trot.. oh man it was amazing.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@quierajen:  

 

We love to do overnight camping and ride three day events! The Arabian in my boy just knows no slow down! I positively love riding endurance! Except during winter. Or rain. Or in the summer when there’s too many bugs. Or when it’s too hot. Other than that, yes!!!

 

Cripes! I’m getting old, lol. 

ETA: is that a billy cook you’re riding in?? 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Sunshine_icicles:  Haha! Yeah, it was the Arab in Peso that made her an amazing endurance mount. She would ride until you told her to stop. I could easily do 20 miles on her and ride her the next day with no gripe from her. She HATED having a break day.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m actively working towards getting a horse, but it’s still (sadly) just on the 3-year or 5-year plan (it gets put on the 1-year plan once I get a job though). I plan on getting an off-track thoroughbred and maybe trying lower level eventing and dressage, depending on what the horse has the personality for (obviously after lots more riding lessons). I also want to try fox hunting, since apparently OTTB’s are really well-suited for it once they calm down.

I’m also planning on getting FI a horse once we’re very stable financially – probably a good old mixed breed, hopefully with some draft blood because FI is very tall and I’d prefer he had a calm horse. Really, though, for him I just want something reliable, friendly, and calm so that we can trail ride together, or maybe fox hunt if he gets brave.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@zumbaista:  Its positively the best thing in the whole wide world to go for a horseback ride with your guy.  Its up in the top 3 of the things I love doing with mine! (It helps we are both from farming/ranching backgrounds) My FI is about 6’2 with boots on and he rides my 15.2 AQHA just fine! I hope you get your one year plan!!!

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