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shirleyknot
September 7th, 2016, 10:10 PM
Heres a few pics for those who wanted to see'

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shirleyknot
September 7th, 2016, 10:15 PM
My stallion "at work"

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Hulamoon
September 7th, 2016, 10:58 PM
Beautiful! When I was young some friends and I hiked off to a horse ranch. For some reason (that I don't remember) we got to ride some horses. I got bucked off and both feet step on. Got scared and said never again. I came here and tried to take English riding classes. Umm no, lol

I do still love them and have had some on our street that I walked the kids to feed. I even used one as a prop to sell a shirt.

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JaniceR
September 7th, 2016, 11:09 PM
Oh my gosh! They are so beautiful!!

Thank you for sharing them with us!

meliswan
September 7th, 2016, 11:28 PM
They are beautiful

SewnByBee
September 7th, 2016, 11:43 PM
So Beautiful....big horses too...my fave.

There is a place just a few miles away....bringing back Black Clydsdales....♡♡♡ only in my dreams but gosh , they are so Georges.

I happend up on a buckskin , I'm interested in too just don't know how far off it is.


Sherly , thanks for sharing this and your beautiful horse's with us.

seaturtle
September 8th, 2016, 12:06 AM
They are beautiful!

Horses scare me. On our honeymoon, we went to St. Lucia and decided to ride horses on the beach one day. We went with a group and told the guy that I had never ridden and was a little intimidated. So he said he would give me one of the calmest horses. Walking to the beach was okay, but when that horse saw the water, he must have thought he was in a run for the roses! He took off at a full gallop and everyone was yelling at me to pull back on the reins. I was pulling so hard, I was practically lying down in the saddle. One foot slipped out of the stirrup, so I tried to wrap that around his neck. I'm pretty sure I was screaming bloody murder the whole time. Finally, one of the guides came riding towards us at a very fast pace, which startle my horse and he reared up on his hind legs like Hi-Ho Silver. Someone came in from the side and they were able to grab the reins and settle him down. I got off and rode back on the back of DH's horse without a saddle. I have never been near a horse since!

GuitarGramma
September 8th, 2016, 12:43 AM
Shirley, your horses are stunning. Thank you so much for posting photos of them.

And you have a stallion? Most folks I know have them gelded to calm them. Do you breed him? Am I recognizing his beautiful head as an Arabian? If not, what breed is he?

How often do you ride?

I'm fascinated!

EDIT: I just read the other thread where you talk about your horses. I'm so sorry that you had to cut back, and that you see even more cutbacks on their way. Horses take a lot of work, and it's no shame to admit that work is beyond you. I say this as the daughter of a professional harness racer. My dad died relatively young, age 63, racing pretty much until he died. He lived hard, he worked hard, and he smoked WAY too hard--the combo was too much for his heart. I just want you to know that I recognize the hard work that horses take. But I'll say it again, your horses are truly beautiful.

stationarymom
September 8th, 2016, 01:57 AM
Absolutely beautiful animals!

sewluvit
September 8th, 2016, 03:19 AM
Beautiful animals Shirley, when I was a kid 3 of us rode bareback on one horse and the smallest kid was behind me (I was in the middle) and when it got too rutty she was the first one to fall off and break her arm. We got in a bit of trouble needless to say.

Bjvarizona
September 8th, 2016, 03:39 AM
Shirley, the first picture of your horses really spoke to me. As a teenager I rode with a 4-H club. My horse looked very much like that first pic, a sorrel with three socks! She could be hot headed but usually came through for me. I rode mostly pleasure classes and reining patterns but would sometimes do the poles and barrels just for fun. It was the activity I shared with my dad. Thanks for dredging up those happy memories with your pictures.

Cathy F
September 8th, 2016, 08:24 AM
Beautiful horses Shirley! My granddaughters. ride and were on the equestrian team in school. The horses were here next door to me so I got to see them everyday, what beautiful creatures! I had never been around horses so it was scary at first.
Marissa's horse was a rescued race horse. He was a large horse and she's all of 95 pounds so I was very nervous seeing her work with her, but I was amazed just how gentle the horse was.
I never realized how much work was involved in owning horses and I really admire the dedication of the owners.
When the girls went to college the horses went to a new owner and I must admit I cried when they left.

shirleyknot
September 8th, 2016, 08:26 AM
Shirley, your horses are stunning. Thank you so much for posting photos of them.

And you have a stallion? Most folks I know have them gelded to calm them. Do you breed him? Am I recognizing his beautiful head as an Arabian? If not, what breed is he?

How often do you ride?

I'm fascinated!

EDIT: I just read the other thread where you talk about your horses. I'm so sorry that you had to cut back, and that you see even more cutbacks on their way. Horses take a lot of work, and it's no shame to admit that work is beyond you. I say this as the daughter of a professional harness racer. My dad died relatively young, age 63, racing pretty much until he died. He lived hard, he worked hard, and he smoked WAY too hard--the combo was too much for his heart. I just want you to know that I recognize the hard work that horses take. But I'll say it again, your horses are truly beautiful.

I learned many years go that stallions are what you make of them. They train, just like any other horse. But like ANY intact male, you keep an eye on them so their attention doesn't wander. And yes, he is a breeding stallion, and all Arabian, a Khemosabe grandson.

tsladaritz
September 8th, 2016, 12:55 PM
Aww. Makes me miss ours. We have had a few over the years.

My dd was bad about going out to the barn barefoot, cut offs, etc. She lost a toenail to her horse one day when it stepped on her bare foot. That cured her of going out there bare foot. *sigh.

Then later she got her knee torn up and had surgery after deciding ride the horse home from the next field instead of walking it like instructed. No bit, no bridle, no saddle. Just her and a friend with lead rope and halter. youth- they think they are invincible until they play with the horses. LOL

The horse she has now lives with her at her property so I don't get to see it lately.

klgls
September 8th, 2016, 01:31 PM
They are beautiful Shirley - thanks for sharing!

GuitarGramma
September 8th, 2016, 06:49 PM
I learned many years go that stallions are what you make of them. They train, just like any other horse. But like ANY intact male, you keep an eye on them so their attention doesn't wander. And yes, he is a breeding stallion, and all Arabian, a Khemosabe grandson.

Wow, Shirley, just wow! Thank you so much for letting us in on this corner of your life.

SallyO'Sews
September 8th, 2016, 07:49 PM
Lovely photos, Shirley - thanks for sharing!