Monday, February 23, 2009

100 horsey things

100 Horse Questions
Share-Please complete this and tag me so I can read about you and your horse.

1. How old were you when you first started riding? Three.

2. First horse ridden: ponies at Snowbird, but my first real memory is riding at Desidario.

3. First horse trotted on: Pony's at Snowbird

4. First horse cantered on: Equalizer

5. First Horse fallen off of: Miss Muffit

6. Most recent horse fallen off of: Sinari

7. First horse you trotted over poles with: Equalizer

8. First horse jumped with: Miss Muffitt

9. First horse who ran away with you: Merlin (in a waterford gag no less)

10. First horse that scared the crap out of you: Jamie

11. First horse shown? Merlin

12. First horse to win a class with: Equalizer

13. Do you/have you taken lessons: too many to count

14. First horse you ever rode bareback: Jamie

15. First horse trail ridden with: Grenada (in Vermont/NH at camp)

16. First Barn: Snowbird, but really it was Desidario

17. Do you ride English or western? English

18. First Horse to place at a show with: Jester

19. Ever been to horse camp? Yes, at Roads End Farm

20. Ever been to a riding clinic? Yes, Tom Poulin, Chris Hickey

21. Ridden sidesaddle? No

22. Horse you hate the most: Didn't hate her, just didn't get along: Jamie

23. First horse owned: Jamie

24. Highest ribbon in a show? High Point

25. Ever been to an 'A' rated show? Yes

26. Ever competed in pony games/relay races? Yes, graduated C-3 Pony Club

27. Ever fallen off at a show: Yes

28. Do you ride Hunter/Jumpers? I did

29. Have you ever barrel raced and done poles? Yep

30. Do you own a horse trailer? What type?: At one point

31. Favorite gait(s): Extended canter

32. Ever galloped bareback? yes

33. Have you ever done dressage? Yeah, a lot

34. Have you ever evented? yep

35. Have you ever mucked a stall? Gajillions

36. Ever been bucked off? Yep

37. Ever been on a horse that reared? Yes, by accident and during Levade.

38. Horses or ponies? Ponies

39. Do you wear a helmet? yes and no

40. What's the highest you've jumped: 4'5 with 5'0 spread

41. Have you ever ridden at night? Yes

42. Do you watch horsey television shows? yep and youtube. Supposted to get RFDTV next month.

43. Have you ever been seriously hurt/injured from a fall? yes, dislocated both shoulders, concussion.

44. Have you ever ridden without anything (no saddle, bridle, halter etc.): no

45. Do you ride in an arena or ring? five days a week

46. Have you ever been trampled by a horse? No

47. Have you ever been bitten? Yep, but by accident most times

48. Ever had your foot stepped on by a horse? Several

49. Do you clean your tack regularly? Well....

50. Ever showed at a breed show? Yes, Arabian and Welsh.

*YOUR HORSE*-or if you have many pick your favorite (I'm cheating here I have my obvious favorite but you know).

51. Show Name:
  • Bro A Bryn Siwrnai
  • May's Diamond Nine
  • Castleberry Chianti
  • Bella Breeze DHFK (Owned by Deer Haven)
  • Fibonacci K.
52. Barn Name (in order):
  • Sinari
  • May
  • Chianti
  • Bella
  • three-quarters, Fibbo, Fibbers
53. Any nicknames (in order)?
  • Po-nay/the mare
  • May-bay/Mamma
  • Chi-Chi
  • Boo-boo
  • .75
55. Goes english or western:
  • English
  • unbroke broodmare
  • unbroke
  • English
  • unborn
56. Sex?
  • Mare
  • mare
  • mare
  • mare
  • undeclared
57. Age?
  • 9 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 months,
  • 6 years
  • 3/4's born.
58. Primary Discipline(s)?
  • Dressage
  • producing babies
  • undetermined
  • dressage
  • unborn
59. Show experience:
  • Dressage to second level (schooling third/fourth)
  • none
  • none
  • dressage (intro)
  • unborn
60. Good on the trail:
  • Yep
  • dunno
  • dunno
  • sometime
  • dunno
61. Did you train this horse yourself? With help (all)

62. Vices?
  • None
  • herdbound/baby bound
  • none
  • herdbound
  • none yet
63. Spooky?
  • A little
  • a little
  • probably
  • can be
  • not yet
64. Is your horse able to be ridden bareback:
  • Yes
  • no
  • no
  • no
  • maybe haven't tried
  • not even out of the womb.

65. Does your horse come when you call? all of them except the blond Austrian child who is too busy eating her way to china.

66. Is your horse good with children and other horses:
  • Does not like kids
  • loves babies (equine variety), likes the occasional human
  • curious about everything
  • very good with kids
  • is a kid.
67. Is your horse worked regularly: All are worked on various schedules.

68. Ever a lesson horse? Hell no.

69. Does your horse like treats? Yep!
  • Peppermints
  • carrots
  • apples
  • sugar cubes
  • black licorice
  • Water melon
  • Banana bread
70. Do you take lessons on your horse? Yes regularly

71. Is your horse easy to work around?
Can be, but most of them can be pushy

72. Has your horse ever escaped from it's stall? Attempted, the rest live out.

73. Do you feel safe on your horse?
  • Yes (Sinari)
  • yes (Bella).
74. Is your horse hard to worm? No. I can do every one of them without halters.

75. Is your horse good for the farrier/vet?
  • Yes/sometimes
  • yes/needs to be twitched
  • yes/can be a wimp with jabs
  • yes/yes
  • don't know yet
76. Have you ever won a class with your horse? Yes

77. Have you ever had a moment where you feel really connected to your horse? Yes.

78. Does your horse like hay? LOVES it and they can be picky. Ponies, go figure.

79. Does your horse have special feed or supplement?
  • Sinari: Joint/Glazen, 14 percent and alfalfa cubes, mult-vitamin, v. E.
  • May: Mare/foal supplement, M-30
  • Chi: Hay, M-30
  • Bella: Would like to put her on a hoof supplement, Glazen, M-30
  • .75: Gets whatever May gets
80. Does your horse often have a very messy stall?
  • neat only when she has a window and is deeply banked
  • rest: lives outside
81. Does your horse use any special tack? Lots of it, Sinari the most. But everyone has a Qullin's turn out and show halter and shank.

82. Do you use a whip and spurs?
  • Yes/no
  • yes/yes (bella)
83. Does your horse like to run?
  • Yes,
  • yes,
  • yes,
  • no,
  • Mummy makes him/her do it
84. How many times a week do you ride your horse?
  • Every day
  • Every opportunity (Bella)
85. Does your horse have markings?
  • Blaze/snip/2 socks,
  • blaze, 3 socks,
  • Stripe, 2 socks
  • Blaze, four socks
  • fat blaze, four whites (alright I'm hoping here)
86. Do you braid your horse for shows? Yes and for school when appropriate

87. What color is your horse's halter? Brown leather

88. Does your horse follow you? Usually

89. Can your horse backup? Yes

90. Is your horse's trot easier to sit to or post to?
  • Sit (Sinari)
  • Sit (Bella)
91. Have you ever dressed your horse up for halloween? I think I would be dead

92. Describe your horse in one word:
  • Talented
  • Sweet
  • Bouncy
  • Spoiled
  • Active
93. Has your horse ever produced offspring?
  • Not yet (ET in 2010)
  • Yes (this will be her fifth)
  • No
  • No
  • No

94. Do you and your horse have "colors"? Green/black

95. What is your horse's favorite treat?
  • Sugar cubes
  • Dumore cookies
  • carrots
  • carrots
  • whatever mum gets
96. Do you normally lunge your horse before riding?
  • no, unless it's an entire session
  • no, unless it's an entire session
97. Has your horse ever given a pony ride?
  • Yes, she was understanding
  • Yes, she enjoyed it (Bella)
98. How many people owned this horse before you?
  • Including my mother? six.
  • two
  • one
  • none
  • none
99. Does your horse get dirty easily?
  • yes, and I encourage her
  • very clean for having that much white
  • mudball
  • can't tell if she's chestnut or brown
  • mum makes him/her stay clean
100. What's your favorite horsey memory? Currying and talking to them.

I tag everyone who reads this blog.


Shellbean said...

hi did your 100 horsey questins

great blog
from Sunny SA

Mama2Arden said...

I don't have a horse blog...

So I tried to do this on Facebook...