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CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting bananapancakes:" It's been nice out the past couple days so I'll go riding in the afternoon. It never fails though, by the time I get on him and start riding the temp drops like 10 degrees lol."


haha boo that sucks! I miss my horses so much. I found a farm around here who does show jumping like I used to do but she trained her horses like, the exact opposite of how I trained mine. Idk it's strange. She's from California and I don't know if West Coast has a different style of equestrian show jumping than East Coast but I couldn't get a feel for any of her horses so I stopped riding. But I sure do miss being able to just go for trail rides in the snow :) it's an awesome feeling!

melahknee 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 12249 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting bananapancakes:" Yep, it was beautiful out yesterday so I grabbed him and rode for a little bit. This was right before I saddled him up."


Thats awesome, this makes me really want to ride!

melahknee 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 12249 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" haha boo that sucks! I miss my horses so much. I found a farm around here who does show jumping like ... [snip!] ... horses so I stopped riding. But I sure do miss being able to just go for trail rides in the snow :) it's an awesome feeling! "


Me too! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to ride!! I've put my 2 year old on a horse a few times but she's ready to stop after about 5 minutes, so it will be a while before I can take her on a trail ride.

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting melahknee:" Me too! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to ride!! I've put my 2 year old on a horse a few ... [snip!] ... horse a few times but she's ready to stop after about 5 minutes, so it will be a while before I can take her on a trail ride. "


That's the best thing to do! get them on there young. My mom had me on a horse before I could walk (obviously holding me up). I wish we had the means, money and farm to own our own or board them so my kids can experience the same.

melahknee 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 12249 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" That's the best thing to do! get them on there young. My mom had me on a horse before I could walk (obviously ... [snip!] ... holding me up). I wish we had the means, money and farm to own our own or board them so my kids can experience the same. "


I hope the same! Growing up my horses were at my uncles house and I lived next door with my dad. It was a great experience growing up on a farm, I think it builds character.
I still go over and work with my uncles horses for him when I have the time, which isn't often :(
Heres my baby riding:
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CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting melahknee:" I hope the same! Growing up my horses were at my uncles house and I lived next door with my dad. It ... [snip!] ... I still go over and work with my uncles horses for him when I have the time, which isn't often :( Heres my baby riding: "


oh my gawd look how damn adorable!!!

melahknee 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 12249 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" oh my gawd look how damn adorable!!! "


Thank you, I am so excited that she loves horses and riding :)

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting melahknee:" Thank you, I am so excited that she loves horses and riding :)"


she's too stinkin cute! love it

Jacob'sKeeper 2 kids; some little town, MT, United States 9444 posts
20th Dec '12
Quoting CRSx2Mommy:" That's the best thing to do! get them on there young. My mom had me on a horse before I could walk (obviously ... [snip!] ... holding me up). I wish we had the means, money and farm to own our own or board them so my kids can experience the same. "


I didn't start riding until I became an adult. I was born and raised on a farm but my dad was dead set against horses. One of his best friends died from being bucked off and trampled. We could have anything but. I was brought up to fear them but always loved them. I got with my husband who is a rancher and he taught me.