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03 February 2007 @ 10:58 pm
Hey guys, not updated in a while, but I have some good news :]

I got a horse! My parents agreed to buy me a horse for Christmas. I got a 4 year old 16hh bay thoroughbred gelding. His name is Wellesley (Wes). He's broke to ride, but needs a bit of training (that I'm attempting to do myself, with my trainer) but is coming along nicely. He pulled up lame a few days ago though, so he gets some time off now.

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That is all :]
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26 November 2006 @ 11:59 pm
ha ha so i got it to upload FINALLY!! Do not worry, more to come...
This is a musical montage of me and Neo!

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17 October 2006 @ 06:53 pm
I was bored and left school early today. So surprise...

14 October 2006 @ 06:41 pm
How many horses do you have?

what are their names, breeds, ages, and colours? Also how big?
FPF Private Affair [Boink], Paint [Reg], 12y/o, solid chestnut, 16hh
Chardonnay [Oberon], Appy, 41y/o, fleabitten grey, 15.2hh
No! I didn't name either one of them! haha,.

What do you do with them? Event? Show? Pleasure? Trail? Other?
With Oberon, I used to just trail ride and on occasion i still do. 
With Boink i'm re-training him to do western pleasure and halter.  He was originaly trained to do that, but once he came over to the east coast he got turned into a hunter [which he's not too good at!].  In between it all, i ride him on the trails and take him camping.

How long have you been riding and how did you pick up on the hobby?
I've been riding for about 11 years [since i was 6 or 7]. I've just always been really into horses.

What's your dream for your life when you're old?
I really don't know what i plan on going to college for & pursuing as a career. I've been thinking about it lately a lot because I'm a senior this year.  But it's a really hard decision to make. I just know i don't want to do anything with horses [or so i think at this point in time, hehe]

How often do you ride a week?
4-5 Times a week.

Did you train any horses?
I fully trained a Missouri Fox Trotter, Boomer, until he was 5 years old.  A frined of mine bought 2 full brothers, and she trained one while i trained the other.  Some of the best horses i've worked with. 
I have expirence re-training an OTT TB Gelding, Reunion, who was 6 or 7 i believe? He had an osslet so his racing career came to an end, and i trained him to do trail riding.  Then i helped sell him, and he's currently being trained for dressage.
& I helped with training a mustang that my neighboor adopted.  She was compeltely saddle broke, and then my neighboor moved to a huge ranch in Nevada, where she let her run pretty much compeltely free and hadn't had anything on her in almost 8 years, so we had to compeltely re-train her.  

Do you think you'll like this community?
Well, i noticed that LJ isn't as big as it used to be, and my HOPES are that more people will start coming back to talk horses! So if such is the case i do believe i'll find it enjoyable.  Maybe some people who just scan through could start posting!
29 August 2006 @ 02:24 pm
To those of you who knew him, Thomas Fahey was an incredible man. He trained many horses and riders to go on to win at many shows. Thomas Fahey died this past weekend in the Kentucky plane crash, along with a couple of his clients.

I'm getting together with the INHJA board to do a memorial for him, probably a memorial cup or class at the INHJA horse shows. If you want to get involved please e-mail me at vpshorsechic18@mchsi.com, or post to get my snail mail address.

Life is too short, let those you love know it!

22 July 2006 @ 06:51 pm
Hey guys.

I have something for sale. Something probably no one wants, but I figured I could try this before I resort to ebay.

I have brand new (still in the package) 160cm (60in) BROWN (not caramel) stirrup leathers. I got them to go with my new saddle like a year ago, but I have the Wintec Close Contact, which is caramel (they called it "brown" so I was misguided.) so they don't match. I paid about $40 for them, but I hoped I could get atleast $25-30 for them. If you're interested, please let me know and we can work something out.

I can also post pictures if you'd like.

22 July 2006 @ 12:31 pm
How many horses do you have? Two and a half. I own two geldings and I am in the process of aquiring a bay mare I have trained.

what are their names, breeds, ages, and colors? Also how big? Narley Bob Marley, aka Marley: 24 year old morgan cross gelding, black with a large star. Chevalier Noir aka Chev/Chevy/Cheval: 4 year old percheron gelding, black with a small star and tiny tiny almost invisiable snip and a sock on his left rear leg. Doc's Impressive Desire, aka Jamie/James: 14 year old solid bay quarter horse mare.

What do you do with them? Event? Show? Pleasure? Trail? Other? Marley is a retired cutting horse and up until this year was used as a lesson horse as well but is now pretty much in full retirment only occassionally giving rides to small children. Chev is in training at the moment under a western saddle and in another year will be moved to an english saddle and have dressage training put to him, and some jumping when he's of an appropriate age and mentality, I will likely sell him after this. Jamie is primarily a trail horse these days though formerally she was a broodmare and lesson horse before her current owner purchased her and had me put three months on her. If I buy Jamie I will put her through cutting training as she's got cow sense coming out her slightly mule-ish ears.

How long have you been riding and how did you pick up on the hobby? I started ridding when I was five, I'm now twenty three coming fast to twenty four. My family has a story they tell that the moment I could talk I started asking for a horse. In fact my second word was "hoss".

What's your dream for your life when you're old? Can or cannot be horse related: My wife and I plan to purchase 100 acres or more some where and start a breeding program for Spanish mustangs, using foundation quarter horse and paint stock to mix in for bloodline diversity and promote the spanish mustang around the western half of the united states as the ultimate cowboy horse.

How often do you ride a week? Every day.

Did you train any horses? I broke my first horse at 13, I now make a living training horses.

Do you think you'll like this community? Sure do hope so.
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10 July 2006 @ 10:59 pm
Alright, well today I went out with Judy, a woman, I met at my work whose daughter rides at an english barn. I've been wanting to learn english for quite a while so I met her at the place they're at called "Hunter Heaven."

I was introduced to their instructor named Bonnie Johnston but wasn't able to really meet her because she was on her way out so Judy and her daughter showed me around the place. From what I saw, it's a real nice place and yes, I got pictures. It's $160/6 lessons which isn't that bad for english. And it's more or less for both english and jumping and obviously I need to learn english before I can jump! Minor details. Ha. Hopefully once I get my schedule for next week, I can go out there again and actually watch Bonnie give a lesson.

So here's pictures from the ranch:
So let me know what you think! One thing that does bother me is that they don't have fish in the troughs but I'm not looking for a place for a horse so... yeah. I wouldn't mind giving them some of ours though if I had permission to put some fish in there!

Later on today, well, very later on when it got cooler, I took Whiskey out for a ride. I rode him a couple nights ago when I got off work at 10pm and it would have been a nice ride if he had listened to me but I made the mistake of not lunging him first. He's too hot of a horse to just hop on and ride! Well, today went great! When I put him in the arena, I thought I'd start it out nice a peacefully- I just stood next to him and rubbed his face and worked on his ears. He's still touchy about his right ear, but he let me grab his left ear, flopping it around, rubbing it and stroking it, let me stick my fingers inside it. What progress, huh?! It relaxed him so much; his eyes mellowed out, he drooped his head some, he was finally able to relax. It was amazing. Afterwards, I started out the lunging slow so he knew that he hadn't done anything wrong for me to send him away from me. After a while of peaceful lunging, I lunged the crud out of him and got tons of energy out of him.

He's still been touchy about me getting on him even after a year of working with him. I moved over toward the saddle and he threw his head up and backed up, so I went to his head and stroked his face and his left ear since that calmed him down earlier, and I just talked to him telling him that I'm the same person as I am on the ground and I kept repeating it softely as I slowly moved toward the saddle, still stroking him, reaching over to his face and keeping him calm- an animal never learns that something is ok when they're scared. I put my foot in the saddle and just stood there, still stroking him, keeping my qi quiet, watching my breathing, and I lifted myself onto him. He still wasn't too sure and started to walk away but I leaned forward, grabbed the reins in front of his neck to stop him so I could continue to stroke his ear and he calmed down a lot! My stirrups were too short to be comfortable so I took my feet out of the stirrups and found it to be a good way to sorta desensitize him to things flapping around at his sides. He's so touchy on his sides when under saddle so I think I'll continue riding like that and get him used to it and hopefully eventually he won't take off every time something nudges him forward.

Overall, it was an awesome day riding! I got a lot of response from him, he was able to calm down, he finally lets me touch at least one of his ears and flop it back and forth and it was just fantastic! I love how much he's changed over the last year! Tomorrow, Arlene and I are taking Ace and Whiskey out on the trails and we're making a note to canter on the straight and open part of Ridge. Hopefully everything goes well. It should since there's no blind corners and no joggers on that part of the trail! .... At least there better not be.

Anyways, here's some pictures of my visit with mah baby:
So that concludes that session of pictures. Hopefully I got more for y'all to look at tomorrow from the trail ride but I can't promise you anything! ^_^ Comments more than welcome!

06 July 2006 @ 02:33 pm
Hey guys, it's me, sutaubi. I got a new LJ, so of course I rejoined. Not much going on in my life pertaining to horses. I worked for a few weeks at a horse camp, and it sucked for the most part. =D Hopefully something more exciting happens soon @_@
Well, it's summer, and that only means one thing...horse camp. Well, that and no school, hot weather, and way better movies than ever come out during the rest of the year. But also horse camp.
So, having worked at the horse camp the barn I ride at has last year, and now working at it again, I'd like to list all the things I love about working at horse camp. 

I know I haven't posted on here before...besides my little intro-post thing...but I figured, hey, why not start now?
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