For those into Horses

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  1. Kronnie

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    I know very little about them, except that there are many different types and many of them look like nobel beasts :)


    So for those that love horses , and know about them, what type is your faviote and why, and what about these animals is it that you love about them ?
     
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    Funny you should start this thread, K, tomorrow is my horse's 7th birthday and I was just looking at some pics of him to post a special birthday thread for him on the horse forum I am on.

    I have owned many different horses in my life, and worked with many more. I've ridden fiesty young Thoroughbreds, driven massive Percherons (draft horses) and even taught tricks to miniature horses. I love them all. but my favorite is the Paso Fino, . The Paso Fino is of Spanish descent and is a gaited horse, in fact Paso Fino means "fine step" in Spanish. Because of their special 4-beat gait, there is no bounce when you ride them. They are spirited, yet brave and kind horses with a lot of brains and wile. I would not own any other breed of horse, I am hooked on Pasos.
     
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    I like Arabs myself, and I have broken a few in as well (there's a story)! They are gentle horses and perfect for a part-time rider like myself.
     
  4. Kronnie

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    CL i love those pictures , and your Horse Amante is really a cool and beautiful looking paso fino :)

    Yeah CBr i like the Arab horses ( i got to see a great number of them when i used to live in saudi arabia.

    There are quite a few near and around where i live (not Arab or Paso fino horses) but a few of them are very elegant looking.
     
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    this is my baby :)

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    hes my second. hes a thoroughbred and just turned 8. hes the kind that races like barbaro and those horses. i show in the hunter circuit in my area
     
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    wow nice horse, and congrats on doing the hunter circuits in your area, any plans on going further with this by the way ?
     
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    as in showing? haha well hopefully. but i have to wait till i get out of college first. for now its basically wherever we can trailer to within 6 hours.

    ive always been a horse lover:
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    this guys name is johnny by the way...
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    thats his gorgeous ass (the one on the right)


    and of course, my first love (romeo, how ironic):

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    i trained him from basically scratch, and the only thing that i don't like about that now is that when my boyfriend and i see eachother ;) i have to get my back adjusted from the chiropractor afterwards...
     
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    Looks like a lot of fun though, and i hope in time if your wanting to , that you get to do showjumping at a higher level...i had a female friend that used to do it and she loved show jumping....but sadly she wasnt very good on scates and ruined her knee badly :(...


    Ive riden a horse once before , wouldnt mind trying again.
    Exsilaration and a good buzz. plus the speed :)

    But you have some great looking horses though.
     
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    i have done jumpers (which some people call show jumping.) it is a little different from hunters because hunters is not timed and is actually a lot different from jumpers. my horse is too slow to do jumpers (im sure i could fix that, but the ni couldn't win in hunters) so basically its just two different things. and yes, i at least used ot get awesome adrenaline rushes from it. i don't anymore, i guess just since im so used to it.

    hope you get to ride a horse again :)
     
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    Having been involved in hunter/jumper for many years, my favorite is a toss up between Arabians and thoroughbreds. Both very athletic, smart and spirited. Arabians seem to have larger lung capcity which is great for longer hunter courses. But I like the Thoroughbred because although both breeds make good jumpers, the longer gait generally attributed to Thouroughbreds seem to fit my riding/jumping style a little better.
     
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    My apologies , i hadnt realised there was a difference , but then again i dont know much hehe, how many times have you won in the hunters ( did you get any medals/Trophies ?
    Maybe a part of who you are now then as you have done it for a long time ....me i kind of got a big kick out of my first and only time, but the horse i was on was a bit crazy,, was biting the ass of the horse in front hehehe.
    One day i am sure i will try again. thankyou for your comments and wishes about me riding again :)

    Did you used to own any horses then Melissa , or still got any horses ?
    sorry for being so nosey ladies, just curious...

    ( the only famous horse i know by name is long gone sadly ( RED RUM ) an amazing horse in its day..
     
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    When I was a young teen I had one. Then when I went off to boarding school in the US, we sold him as I would only be home on holidays. I was only 14 years old and thought the world would end. After I came home for the summer, after senior year, we leased one for showing until I started university that fall. I've leased and shown only a few times in the ensuing years.
    Strangely, with my love of Thoroughbreds and Arabians, the horse I owned was an American horse, an Apoloosa.
    A great jumper/equitation horse, but quite unpopular with hunter judges. Maybe it was a British thing.
    Oh, and I've heard all the stories about how women mostly ride and how we have orgasms and lose our virginity from riding ETC. I find those things to be bullshit and quite funny now. On the other hand.......
     
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    thegirl111,
    Those are awesome photos. What a beautiful animal. You both show great form also. They make me want to ride again.
    Is that Windcrest Farm in Atlanta?
     
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    But what about my form? Does it not please you? :lol
     
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    You are all fantastic ....
    But if you all have more pictures that would be really cool.

    Nothing like watching a female working a horse ( and i dont mean that in a bad way ) but must be so good being able to be in control of something that has a lot of natural strength spped and power . :)
     
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    Hi horse lovers! I've never owned my own horse, but I've had the bug since I was a kid. I used to clean stalls in exchange for riding lessons all the time. I learned to ride hunt seat and always loved to jump. I never got to show because I don't have my own horse. Unfortunately, horse ownership is a luxury I've never been able to afford.

    Years ago, though, I found my ultimate dream job: I spent a year in the Rocky Mtns working as a wrangler on a dude ranch. It was a very upscale ranch and a really fun place to work in general. We had a herd of about 60 horses. Riding western was new to me but it was an easy adjustment. I also learned to drive a sleigh during the winter, and that was pretty cool.

    Now I much prefer a scenic trail ride to the competitive show atmosphere. I rode in my first show just last year (on a friend's horse) and while I'm glad I got to have a go at it, it's not something I feel the need to do again.

    My favorite breed is the Morgan:)
     
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    Oh CL,
    You know it does girl. You're perfect but, your heels should be down.:D
     
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    Instead of putting my heels down, why don't I put them over. Over your shoulders, that is. :phat
     
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    This of course isnt the actual horse ive ridden before, but it looked a little bit like this..

    Ill just pop up a few pictures and see what you ladies think to them . :)

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    Nice pics, K.

    I have a 3 year old Shetland pony named Mojo. Once in a while, I use him for community service to get the word out about important events. I am not asked to do it, I am just such a ham and love showing off my pony, I do it for shits and giggles.

    These pics are from last Tuesday...


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    Here is a short video of Mojo hanging out in the gazebo on the village green.

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