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post #1 of 24
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I've always LOVED horses and I would just like see what everyone else has! Horses are just so beautiful no matter the breed!!!!


All four horses, from the left.... Skippy, Holly, Bonnet, and Princess




Another of all four



Oh yeah, I forgot to mension the goat. His name is Cookie, he came with the Palamino (Skippy) and the black horse (Holly). That goat thinks he's a horse and never leaves the herd!!!


My baby, Bonnet. This pic is from a few years ago! In my Senior Prom Dress.

post #2 of 24
Your horses are beutiful, you are lucky to have them. And I love your dress, its such a pretty picture. And you look so familiar but I don't know why. Since you are from Cedar Rapids, I wouldn't know you, or atleast I wouldn't think I would. Hmm.

I have one horse, we got her back in Feburary, my first one. Her name is Slewlea, but we call her Lea. She is a 18 yr old throughbred mare, we wanted an older gentle horse for our first one, (my mom had horses but not since she was younger) and she is really sweet sometimes. And other times she is the biggest brat in the world. But we still love her. Shes a retired racer (and boy can she run, on nice days she spends her time running as fast as she can around the pasture) and brood mare. If you know who seattle slew is, thats her grandpa. For those who don't he is a triple crown winner, and here is his website: http://www.seattleslew.com/ . She is supposed to be broke but hasn't been ridden for along time, so I think we are sending her off to a trainer, for a refresher. And to get her hooves trimmed. I'll put pics on when I can of her. Hopefully soon, i'm not at my house to take any new ones of her.
Here are some of the pics: (they are taken when we had the HUGE snowstorm, and were without power for a week)


post #3 of 24
This is Vixen shes a quarab endurance racer.
and as you can see we also do rennisance stuff with her





This is her daughter Laira, we no longer own her. but shes a beauty as you can see

post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I've always LOVED horses and I would just like see what everyone else has! Horses are just so beautiful no matter the breed!!!!

I do not have any horses but I wanted to mention that I live in a fairly large city which means I hardly ever get to see a horse but yesterday while driving right in the city, I pulled up to a red light and was treated to a beautiful view of horses galloping about. For you other people from Plano, I am talking about on the corner of Park and Independence.
post #5 of 24
This is Tiamo Bella, she is a thouroughbred, she will begin training in the fall, She's much bigger now:


This is Exhibit(The Momma, also Tiamo Bella's Momma) and her baby Colt, he has not been named yet, he is Seattle Slew's(Derby Winner)Grandson:


Exhibit just delivered another foal the other day we have yet to take pics of her. Also Seattle Slews Grandchild.Their Daddy is Slew City Slew.
post #6 of 24
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oh my gosh what beautiful horses!!!! I know who Seattle Slew is...that's amazing!!!!
post #7 of 24
oh my goodness! Everyone has beautiful horses!
I hope to have a horse someday.
post #8 of 24
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[quote=Keisha;1761759]Your horses are beutiful, you are lucky to have them. And I love your dress, its such a pretty picture. And you look so familiar but I don't know why. Since you are from Cedar Rapids, I wouldn't know you, or atleast I wouldn't think I would. Hmm.




I noticed you were from IA, where at?? I'm originally from Washington, don't know if that helps any.

I can't believe your horse came from Seattle...that's amazing!

My mare, the paint, is 20 years old....I'm not so sure if they loose any life or energy when they get older because this horse is A LOT of fun. I'm actually going down there today to go running on her! I'm so excited...anxiously waiting for 2pm when I'm leaving to go down there. I drive an hour there and an hour back once a week every week just to ride. I'm crazy with these gas prices!!!
post #9 of 24
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Your horses are beutiful, you are lucky to have them. And I love your dress, its such a pretty picture. And you look so familiar but I don't know why. Since you are from Cedar Rapids, I wouldn't know you, or atleast I wouldn't think I would. Hmm.

I have one horse, we got her back in Feburary, my first one. Her name is Slewlea, but we call her Lea. She is a 18 yr old throughbred mare, we wanted an older gentle horse for our first one, (my mom had horses but not since she was younger) and she is really sweet sometimes. And other times she is the biggest brat in the world. But we still love her. Shes a retired racer (and boy can she run, on nice days she spends her time running as fast as she can around the pasture) and brood mare. If you know who seattle slew is, thats her grandpa. For those who don't he is a triple crown winner, and here is his website: http://www.seattleslew.com/ . She is supposed to be broke but hasn't been ridden for along time, so I think we are sending her off to a trainer, for a refresher. And to get her hooves trimmed. I'll put pics on when I can of her. Hopefully soon, i'm not at my house to take any new ones of her.
Here are some of the pics: (they are taken when we had the HUGE snowstorm, and were without power for a week)


Hey our horses are related Seattle slew is their Grandpa too
post #10 of 24
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I noticed you were from IA, where at?? I'm originally from Washington, don't know if that helps any.

I can't believe your horse came from Seattle...that's amazing!

My mare, the paint, is 20 years old....I'm not so sure if they loose any life or energy when they get older because this horse is A LOT of fun. I'm actually going down there today to go running on her! I'm so excited...anxiously waiting for 2pm when I'm leaving to go down there. I drive an hour there and an hour back once a week every week just to ride. I'm crazy with these gas prices!!!
Do you know where Decorah is?
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Hey our horses are related Seattle slew is their Grandpa too
So they would be cousins right?, thats pretty neat.
post #11 of 24
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Do you know where Decorah is?

So they would be cousins right?, thats pretty neat.
Yes do you know there Daddy/mommy's name... which ever one is Seattle Slews Blood relative??
post #12 of 24
I used to have a horse and my uncle had a handful of horses I got to ride as well. (My horse was stabled with my uncle's horses).

My horse was a lovely Icelandic horse/pony (they're traditionally called horses but really they're actually ponies to be honest) called Baldur. I lived in Iceland then and the only breed of horses there is the Icelandic horse (it's been forbidden to import horses into Iceland since around year 1000) as a consequence the only horse I know how to ride is the Icelandics. They have 5 gaits and are absolutely lovely.

I have a few photos from a horse trek I did back in 2000 or 2001 (I don't quite remember). I borrowed two of my uncle's horses and took my horse as well for a proper horse trek. You needed atleast 3 horses per person to be able to take part. It was a weeklong trip and SO much fun.

The horses were used to cross glacial rivers in the past so here's one of the guides showing us how it's done in a lake.



We actually got slightly lost on top of a mountain. We knew where to go and could see it but the route there was a bit tricky to find. We ended up stopping to let the guide get his head together.



A well deserved break on the longest day which was a full 8 hours of riding



and finally a picture of the herd. I was really lucky and my horse is the brown one with the yellow halter on, very easily visible there.



How you travel when you do treks like this is since the horse to people ratio is atleast 3 to 1. You turn the extra horses loose and drive them along with you in a herd. The horses have to learn how to do this properly so you often take a few young horses with you just to run in the herd without being ridden so they'll get used to the whole thing. There are people riding in the front and then people riding in the back of the herd to make sure everyone goes where they're supposed to. It's a lot of fun and the landscape can be absolutely amazing.

I miss my horse I ended up selling him when it was clear I was going to be moving to Scotland. My uncle still keeps horses so I usually get to ride when I go home for a visit if his horses are stabled. (In iceland you pull the shoes off the horses and let them go wild for around 3-4 months in the autumn and they're not ridden at all then).
post #13 of 24
Great pictures, everyones horses are beautiful, you all are so lucky that you can ride your horses...I love to ride, and it's been years since I have
post #14 of 24
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I used to have a horse and my uncle had a handful of horses I got to ride as well. (My horse was stabled with my uncle's horses).

My horse was a lovely Icelandic horse/pony (they're traditionally called horses but really they're actually ponies to be honest) called Baldur. I lived in Iceland then and the only breed of horses there is the Icelandic horse (it's been forbidden to import horses into Iceland since around year 1000) as a consequence the only horse I know how to ride is the Icelandics. They have 5 gaits and are absolutely lovely.

I have a few photos from a horse trek I did back in 2000 or 2001 (I don't quite remember). I borrowed two of my uncle's horses and took my horse as well for a proper horse trek. You needed atleast 3 horses per person to be able to take part. It was a weeklong trip and SO much fun.

The horses were used to cross glacial rivers in the past so here's one of the guides showing us how it's done in a lake.



We actually got slightly lost on top of a mountain. We knew where to go and could see it but the route there was a bit tricky to find. We ended up stopping to let the guide get his head together.



A well deserved break on the longest day which was a full 8 hours of riding



and finally a picture of the herd. I was really lucky and my horse is the brown one with the yellow halter on, very easily visible there.



How you travel when you do treks like this is since the horse to people ratio is atleast 3 to 1. You turn the extra horses loose and drive them along with you in a herd. The horses have to learn how to do this properly so you often take a few young horses with you just to run in the herd without being ridden so they'll get used to the whole thing. There are people riding in the front and then people riding in the back of the herd to make sure everyone goes where they're supposed to. It's a lot of fun and the landscape can be absolutely amazing.

I miss my horse I ended up selling him when it was clear I was going to be moving to Scotland. My uncle still keeps horses so I usually get to ride when I go home for a visit if his horses are stabled. (In iceland you pull the shoes off the horses and let them go wild for around 3-4 months in the autumn and they're not ridden at all then).
Wow, what an interesting story. I've always loved riding and had our daughter in lessons as a young girl. I too love horses.
post #15 of 24
Beautiful horses!

Nice thread!
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
I've always LOVED horses and I would just like see what everyone else has! Horses are just so beautiful no matter the breed!!!!


All four horses, from the left.... Skippy, Holly, Bonnet, and Princess




Another of all four



Oh yeah, I forgot to mension the goat. His name is Cookie, he came with the Palamino (Skippy) and the black horse (Holly). That goat thinks he's a horse and never leaves the herd!!!


My baby, Bonnet. This pic is from a few years ago! In my Senior Prom Dress.

The picture of you on the horse is really nice! I love the background! I have always loved horses, but don't have anyway to provide or care for one.
post #17 of 24
My grandma, and grandpa used to show, and breed horses, Belgians. But after their babies started dieing, they stopped, and were very sad about it, (it was something about their barn...) They have no clue what was wrong.. They even got every horse vet checked after words, the babies were 6 months or so when they died. But they showed the mares, their stallion they didn't show, because he was a hassle.. I don't know why.. But they didn't. I wish they still had horses when my grandpa was alive.. But they didn't. Oh well. I think it was cool that they showed horses, and did all that work, they did it for the love of their horses, and the love of Belgians. (and I asked my grandma if they made much money, and she said, nope.) hehe, living proof breeding does not get you money! Which is great!! They loved those horses. And they were very beuatiful!
post #18 of 24
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Yes do you know there Daddy/mommy's name... which ever one is Seattle Slews Blood relative??
It was her father who was Seattle Slew's son. I can't remember his name at the moment though. When I go back home, I'll let youknow.
post #19 of 24
We've got 7 draft horses...


The Belgians:

Red:


Bob:


Boomer:


Thunder:


Pete:


The Clydesdales:

Jack:


Nick:
post #20 of 24
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OH MY GOODNESS!!!! 7 DRAFTS!!!! I can't even imagine how much these guys eat!!! They are beautiful horses though. I really want to get a draft when I have a place to keep my own horses (my grandparents were nice enough to let us keep them on their land!). What do you do with all these big horses??
post #21 of 24
They're all "pets", basically. My boyfriend's dad used to do carriage rides and stuff with them, but hasn't for quite awhile. Pete was just rescued last spring from the Amish auction where he was bought by a butcher but b/f's dad bought him from the guy. All of the Belgians are already trained to pull, and Pete is supposedly ready to ride but I've never attempted it. Boomer is also a riding horse, the previous owner weighed over 400 pounds and couldn't ride a "normal" horse, so Boomer was his trail horse.

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I can't even imagine how much these guys eat!!!
We go through one 50 pound bag of sweet feed a day divided into 2 feedings and one bale of hay between them at night... they have 13 acres to graze on during the day.
post #22 of 24
Your horses are really pretty Britni. I love draft horses, my mom wants to get Percherons. I lov ethem especially. But they are huge.
I am getting anotther horse this week. He needs a home, and hes a stud. We are keeping him for the owners, since they dont have much pasture available for their horsses right now. And they will bring him back to their house next spring when they want to use him to breed. But we might keep him, hes a real sweetie for a stallion. And hes very pretty. He would be kept in a separate pasture then lea, unless we want to breed them. But we probably dont.
I got soem new updated pics of Lea today, shes looking better now than she did in the winter with all that long hair.



You can see her cockaburs there. She got into them somewhere, and she doesnt like them to get pulled out at all. So shes been walking around with them right on her mane.
post #23 of 24
your cockleburrs, spread some crisco shortening on those buggers, wait about a half an hour and they will slide right out of her mane when you brush her. My horses are on my website www.equinelove.com
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your cockleburrs, spread some crisco shortening on those buggers, wait about a half an hour and they will slide right out of her mane when you brush her. My horses are on my website www.equinelove.com
wow, thanks i'll have to try that!
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