Post # 1
Ok, we’ve had the puppies and kitties threads, even exotics but not our horses yet?! How did that happen? I know there are more than a few horse lovers and owners here so let’s see them!
This is my Stella (registered name: Captain’s Stella Luna. What can I say? I was 16 when I named her and she has a crescent moon instead of a star.) When I was a horse crazy 8 year old I started saving my pennies so that I could buy a horse. When I was 12 my parents gave in and I bought Mel. Then for some crazy reason my parents let me breed her a few years later (again, what can I say? I was 16.) Unfortunately I had to put Mel down a few years ago but I still have her daughter. She’s an almost-nine year old Morgan mare (who despite being registered does not look all that Morgan-y. I get a lot of “she looks like a Quarter Horse except for her head.” I figure she must just be a throw back to the old days. And I’m pretty sure she will always look like a baby with that face of hers. Seriously, her face looks like a 2 year olds. The baby fuzz forelock doesn’t help matters any either. 🙂
I don’t have the best pictures on this computer but here are a couple. And please ignore the fact that my heels are sky high and I’m wearing tennis shoes. I wasn’t planning on riding that day but mom had a new camera she wanted to play with. 🙂 [attachment=860672,107780] [attachment=860672,107781]
Post # 4
How beautiful!! There is 30 acres next to our house that we are wanting to buy. If we do, I am building a barn and getting a couple horses for sure. I love to ride!
Post # 5
awww, thanks for posting this! I LOVE horses. I had a pony and 3 miniature horses when I was much younger, and I’d love to have full size ones someday too. They’re just so great. 🙂
Post # 6
your horse is gorgeous! I’m a little envious i’ve always wanted a horse! I even had riding lessons lol
Post # 7
This is A Little Faith, aka Lily. She’s a 4 year old Mustang adopted from the BLM. She was rounded up as a yearling and left in a holding pen. The first two times she was put up for auction no one wanted her. 🙁 Since then, a friend of mine adopted her and worked with her for about two months, and then I adopted her. She is the sweetest girl, and my little amateur eventing prospect. We’re focusing solely on dressage right now, but definitely at a backyard level and learning together.
I don’t have any under saddle pictures yet, because it’s been too cold to ride outside but I do have some cute pasture ones!
PS: Ignore the ridiculous part of her mane that she rubbed off. She’s outside 24/7, and just loves sticking her head through the fence to nibble on the neighbors’ grass. I can never get that one spot to grow out!
Post # 8
While I don’t ride (anymore – that whole fall off and get right back on thing didn’t work for me…), I grew up on a horse farm (specifically polo horses) and my dad is a racehorse trainer. At any given time, my parents have 14-18 horses on the farm. 🙂
My brother on Honest Oliver (Ollie) during a game:
My dad on Ellie while warming up:
Post # 9
Looks pretty!!! Are you incorporating your love for horses at your wedding?
Post # 10
@marywil – we are! we’re having horseshoes as part of our escort cards. I’d also like to do something with horsey stamps on one of the papergoods, but haven’t found a stamp I like yet.
Post # 11
Cait- I really want to chastise you for not wearing a helmet while taking crossrails. It only takes an instant! (Seriously, I had a patient die while she was walking her horse from the arena to the barn. It was one of the most tragic experiences of my medical career! She was neurologically devastated for about a year before she finally passed.)
I sold my last jumper (Sailor- a chestnut thoroughbred) before I started med school. I really haven’t done any riding since 🙁 Hopefully someday I’ll at least get back into hunters 🙂
Post # 12
@marywil- we did. I came down to the ceremony with my dad in our friends’ surrey and during the service the horses were whinnying and stomping. Everyone laughed cause it was kind of perfect for us! My ring bearer carried a horseshoe (right-side up, to keep the luck in!), and we showed the Kentucky Derby during the cocktail hour (since it was Derby Day – 05.02.09)
Post # 13
@ JeniRae, being from the Louisville, KY area- I love your cocktail hour idea!! AWESOME!! =)
Post # 14
We just trail ride for fun.
This is me and Precious. (I did not name her; she was my FI’s sister’s horse, but Sister did not break her well and then she moved away, so I work with her now!) The picture is sort of washed out, and I look like hell from riding through the woods, but she looks good. Her winter coat is near black, though. Also, as you can see, my reins are pink, which pleases me.
And here is my FI on his horse, Harold. They are actually half brother and sister, but Harold looks more like his father, which is a buckskin, whereas she looks like her mother. I forget what else Precious is. Harold could be registered; she could not be.
Incidentally, these pictures were taken on the hill where we plan to get married. 🙂
Post # 15
Great idea for a thread! I used to spend my free time or horse message boards, and now I’m all about the wedding boards, so this is perfect 🙂
I don’t have my own horse, but currently half-lease a gorgeous Thoroughbred mare. We practice dressage and enjoy riding the trails with our buddies at the barn!
I wasn’t able to incorporate horses into our wedding (we’re going to Vegas, woohoo!), but I really want to do a Trash-the-Dress session on my mare, galloping through the fields!
Post # 16
@amaryllis… what part of PA is that? those rolling hills just remind me of my neck ‘o the woods 🙂