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Any fellow equestrians here?
« on: July 03, 2020, 03:19:16 pm »
Is anyone else here an equestrian or just a horse lover in general?  I have the blessing of being able to live and work on a small horse ranch with my partner, and we have four equine "children" and two dogs.  I won't flood the forum with tons of photos, but I will share one from two days ago when we went on a trail ride for my birthday.  We even took the horses swimming at the end of the day!

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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 03:48:30 pm »
@RileyWolf
Dear Riley:
I enjoyed your photo of you riding your Palomino as you celebrated your birthday.

I grew up on my parent's cattle ranch with all kinds of critters and several small fields of pasture grass and some crops.   I own several horses including my favorite Quarter Horse and a very gentle Paint. 
 
I am not very tall, barely 5' 4" so I liked smaller mounts that were around 14 hands.  One of my first horses when I was very young was a small and very calm Morgan at just over 13 hands.   I was riding horses long before I drove a car.
 
As an older teenager I sometimes competed in small county fair Barrel Racing and Team Roping events and spent time with my 4H group.  I didn't win much, but had lots of fun.

Thank you for sharing and telling us a little more about yourself..... 
.... and again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU

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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 11:30:37 pm »
@NorthernStarGirl, That sounds pretty awesome!  I grew up trail riding/Western pleasure riding on Quarter Horses at a friend's horse farm in Upstate New York.  My grandfather also owned/operated a dairy farm as I was growing up and I spent TONS of time out there helping and having fun.  These days, I find myself living on a small 30-acre horse ranch in Texas.  We've got the stereotypical American Quarter Horses (six of them), but we also have a Percheron/Belgian draft cross and a Belgian/Friesian draft cross (and her colt who was born on May 4th!), two miniature horses, an American Saddle Bred, a Mustang, and a Tennessee Walking Horse (who is mine, though I just got her).  I never thought when I left the Air Force that I would end up working and living on a ranch, but the good this has done for me physically and psychologically has been the best thing that could have happened to me.  I've even been able to learn to drive a horse and carriage!  I work hard, but I also get to play hard, and nearly everything that I do throughout the day is therapeutic or cathartic in some way.  I've always been a bit horse crazy, but I never dreamed I'd end up spending all-day every day working with them.
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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 09:38:50 pm »
@MxRileyQuinn
My two favorite rides when I go back "home" to my parents ranch....

   
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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 04:26:33 am »
At a time when we use FTP race here in Ireland we had 13 total, no so many left today, the good old days is over :')



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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 05:24:03 am »
I was raised in horse country (KY), but haven't been on a horse in years.



But back in the 90s I was having lunch with several women at the Boar's Head Inn in VA's steeplechase country.

The gal next to me had earrings that were obviously stirrups. I asked, "Oh! Are those stirrups?"

She replied, "Yes! I'm an equestrian!"

I countered, "I thought it was either that or you're a gynecologist!" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

True story.
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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 01:01:27 pm »
@MxRileyQuinn
My two favorite rides when I go back "home" to my parents ranch....

   
Aww!  Good lookers there!

Here's mine, her name is Gypsy (Miss Prides Pushy Gypsy) and she is a 15-hand 16yo registered black roan Tennessee Walking horse.


At a time when we use FTP race here in Ireland we had 13 total, no so many left today, the good old days is over :')
I'll be honest, I have no idea what "FTP racing" is.  My mother's family bred, raised, and trained Thoroughbred racing horses back in the day, but they'd gotten out of that business by the time my mother was a little girl.

I was raised in horse country (KY), but haven't been on a horse in years.

But back in the 90s I was having lunch with several women at the Boar's Head Inn in VA's steeplechase country.

The gal next to me had earrings that were obviously stirrups. I asked, "Oh! Are those stirrups?"

She replied, "Yes! I'm an equestrian!"

I countered, "I thought it was either that or you're a gynecologist!" :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

True story.
Now that's just too funny!
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Re: Any fellow equestrians here?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 01:54:36 pm »
Actually it was just supposed to be the word "to" 🤦‍♀️
What a dud



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