Scary Teddy Bear
What kinds of horses did you ride?..I grew up on a horse farm, and I miss them a lot....
lonefrontranger said:I was riding before I could walk. First my uncle's polo ponies in DC. Then Quarter Horses as a small kid growing up in Ohio. Sometime around age 11 I got bored going in circles and branched out to hunter jumpers. First good one was a TB cross off the track, and a total nutcase. By the time I was seventeen I had a QH I rode to hounds, a Polish Warmblood show jumper and a TB cross-country horse. Plus all the nitwits I got paid to ride, up to and including FEI 3-star events (essentially a Division 2 pro in cycling terms). I was looking for an Olympic ride when one of the nitwits fell on me and ended my career. Sold my dressage saddle for my first decent bike and haven't looked back. I've ridden everything from ponies to Arabs to Pasos to a Fresian at a ren-fest.
Had I the funds and the land to keep one, I'd probably either get a Morgan or a Fresian to mess around with. I would never go back to showing though, it's too much stress.
dr hoo said:What name on the famous arabian? My sister used to have over 20, and some of the knowledge rubbed off on me.