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Old 04-25-2005, 06:35 PM
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i am to they are my best friends family the ppl whoown the farm
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Saje I understand about who handles your horses. I had a few owners question me, mostly because of my apperance at 14, for some reason my lack of experience with horses was not at the top of their priorities. I did have better control and the respect of their horses than my own.

My mare was the biggest horse on the farm and I think she knew it.
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people sometimes wont buy myhorses since im so young because they think im unexperienced theni get my boy out and do the barrels and they take back anything they said plus i have all the records of my past horses and all of them are great racers and or pleasure horses and even one or two hunter jumpers that the ppl trained themseves so i know how you felt but its great to show them just how experienced you are.

heres a wuick story that was quite funny
well we had a buyer at the farm in the barn and one of our mares was going to give birth any day so we were really caustious about letting ppl come in but we walkerd in for a second and we relized our mare was in labor so of course this is someone who had aprihensions of buying a horse from us because of teh expreience thing so he had to stand there while she gave birth and it was only my friend and i helping her and like right after he bought the horse he came to look at for the seconf time. i thought that was great time on her part. just thought id share the story
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Saje I understand about who handles your horses. I had a few owners question me, mostly because of my apperance at 14, for some reason my lack of experience with horses was not at the top of their priorities. I did have better control and the respect of their horses than my own.

My mare was the biggest horse on the farm and I think she knew it.
Yeah, it has nothing to do with age at all. I hate seeing horses with their head in the air and someone yanking on their mouth. It takes sooo long to get a soft mouth and then to get some cowboy on my horse ruin it - no thanks. Most people I'll just lead them around on Pasetyna cuz she's pretty good.

What kind of mare did you have?
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Waltzing Matilda was a Morgan, its what dad used to raise. She was hands bigger than his other mare and less than a hand bigger than the next biggest horse there, I think it was Kitten a thoughobred former race horse. Tilly was a stubborn horse hated being worked in any way shape or form.

She was a broad girl with alot of strength. She wasnt the best for riding enlish or western it just wasnt her thing. THe one thing she did well was pulling, her cart the lady who owned the farms car, or pulling fence posts. Im 6'2" her withers would be about or above the bridge of my nose.
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Waltzing Matilda was a Morgan, its what dad used to raise. She was hands bigger than his other mare and less than a hand bigger than the next biggest horse there, I think it was Kitten a thoughobred former race horse. Tilly was a stubborn horse hated being worked in any way shape or form.

She was a broad girl with alot of strength. She wasnt the best for riding enlish or western it just wasnt her thing. THe one thing she did well was pulling, her cart the lady who owned the farms car, or pulling fence posts. Im 6'2" her withers would be about or above the bridge of my nose.
I adore Morgans and she sounds great. I boarded my horse at a stable that had arabs and morgans .... and then morabs Love them both.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:32 AM
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morgans are great just to big for me and not really barrel racers itd be nice to have one for trail riding tho
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More than once my girl Tilly hitched a little under low branches on the trails, I wound up on my a$$ more than once, my gf at the time thought it was cute. Another time barebacking her before lunging her in the ring she put my knee into on of the fence post.

During the year I spent living with my dad in NC I had to pull and replace a couple of fence posts. Ordinarily I would use the tractor to pull the broken posts but i wouldnt start. I grabbed Tillys pulling gear and the tractors spare tire and headed to the fence. I hooked the strap to the broken post ran it over the tire and hooked up Tilly, a apple wedge or 2 later the post was out and we did it again. After all was said and done that night at dinner dad asked me if I got it all done I told him the tractor wouldnt start. He was half way into getting frothed up when I told him me and Tilly took care of it and it was all done.

Any time she was going to be worked she had to be tricked to get her into a halter or into a stall to be tacked for whatever she was going to do that day. While I was there one of my jobs was to get her into shape so she could be sold.
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when we move, we are thinking about a couple of friesans and maybe a haflinger, but ide rather somehting bigger that i can ride for a while
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