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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

CharParsley620 said:
dollymix said:

 

Char - you know I would be pinching you to ride Luna if you didn't live so flippin far away!!!!!


And you know I wouldn't refuse! 



"please come and ride me....i'll be ever such a good girl" from Luna x

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CharParsley620

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Re: I would really love a pair....

 DON'T TEASE ME.  She is so beautiful!

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

Initially I only had Rhapsody and never really intended getting another one, but I had only had him a couple of months and I rescued Mac from the butcher.  My little herd stayed at 2 for about 7 years or so and then I bought Joe.  Sadly Mac died later that year and I was back to 2, and Rhapsody had by this time been diagnosed with cushings and had chronic laminitis.  3 years later we bought Sammy and then had the 3 again for about 8 months until Rhapsody died, then 3 months later Joe died suddenly leaving just Sammy.  To be honest with the trauma of what happened to Joe I really didn't ever want another, but was talked into it and got Blair and then 3 years ago Zara was born and I knew I had to have her, so then we were 3 again.  Coping with 2, both in time and finances is one thing but 3 is really quite hard to start with, but I really wouldn't swap any of them for the world.  The lucky thing is that both of us work with them and ride, it would be so much harder if it was just me and I think I wouldn't have gone above 2 in that case.  But it is good, they keep you busy and they're all so individual just like a little family.

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

I have two, my daughter has two and we have a friend's Shetland so yes I have more than one!  I love my girls and my daughter loves her boys and we both love each others too...they keep us poor but they make us so happy...most of the time!

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alrees

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alrees says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

I have a pair but they couldn't be more different if they tried!! My lad is a cheeky chap who thinks he is a 17hh stallion when actually he is a 14'1hh gelding!! he is a pain through the winter and autumn, he has to live in a lot and be compltely rugged up because he looses weight quickly,he gets easily excited and wants all the attention!!
While my other girl lives out all year round unless like last winter we have snow, she is really loyal,quiet and friendly... she knows exactly what my other one is like and normally while he pushes the gate and does mini rears waiting for me to bring them in she just stands back and lets him carry on lol. My two also look completely different which is kind of cool :-) I wouldn't like another at the moment but I would maybe like to rescue another one in the future x

~Beauty is in the eye of the beholder~ ~Never judge a horse by its past,always look at what it can do for you in the future~

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brook

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brook says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

We now have Tilly as well as Tenor and have owned her since last November. Tbh I prefer to concentrate on one horse and always feel guilty if i'm riding Tilly, it sounds silly but i feel as though I'm being disloyal to Tenor ! Also it's really difficult trying to exercise both horses, atm I have two other riders helping out. I love Tenor and Tilly dearly and my OH helps out every day ( Tilly actually belongs to him ! ) it would be very tough doing them both on my own, if I did'nt have to work it would be bliss though !! I guess that i'll just have to win the lottery lol XX

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kezza81

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kezza81 says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

 When i was just loaning Apollo, I got him to keep a mare I was gifted company. My daughters were still very young, not in school yet and I will admit that I struggled with two on DIY. Sadly my mare had so many mental and health issues the vet advised PTS before she killed anyone or even herself but I have to say even though I missed her, I was relieved to just have the one horse to do. It turned out to be a blessing as I discovered just how brilliant Apollo is and a few years later have finally bought him.  I rent a field and there were no other horses for him to share with so had to find a companion. I was apprehensive about having two again but as my kids are older I have more time and this time round field only so just poo-picking no mucking out/ turn out etc so thought I would give it a go with getting a nice well mannered, ready to go 6 yo ...... along came Boomerang, rising 3, untouched hooligan and I seriously couldnt be without them both. There is nothing like going to the field and seeing your boys race each other up the field to be first to give you kisses .

a pony is a child's dream and an adult's treasure.

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amber4ever

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amber4ever says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

dollymix said:

 

Char - you know I would be pinching you to ride Luna if you didn't live so flippin far away!!!!!


Hi Dollymix,

I also live in the lancashire area as I noticed fron your profile was just wondering where abouts in lancs you live as sure if u needed someone to help I could see if I know anyone!!

amber4ever

 

A show jumping horse has guts and commitment, an dressage horse has grace and elegance, but my horse has it all!

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amber4ever

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amber4ever says:

Re: I would really love a pair....

I definetly agree, I have one on loan at the moment who I love to bits but just love the thought of having two!!

Which surprisingly enough an oppurtunity has risen that I could also now start helping a mate out with another horse who needs work as his past loner is no longer able to loan him. I have already started just his basic care like brushing maucking out feeding etc, but am thinking about trying to ride him as well as my current horse.

Any tips on what to do with him would be great, he is an ex-racehorse but is past the stage of being like a racehorse to ride, I am thinking of starting to get him into a nice outline and basically working nicely in a good shape. I have had past experience with him and he really needs to really have his back end beneath him more.Any tips on this or anything else I could do with him would be fab, post on here or on my post I created about this!!

Many Thanks in advance to anyone who replies

amber4ever

A show jumping horse has guts and commitment, an dressage horse has grace and elegance, but my horse has it all!

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SilverLinedCloud

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Re: I would really love a pair....

 Aaaah, love having a pair! Frankie is truly part of the family as he was bred by my parents when I was roughly four, I'm now sixteen! I also have Roxie a Connemara cross, who could not be more opposite to Frankie; she's fairly quiet and shy where as Frankie is just constantly near you waiting for attention. I am certain that I will always have two or more as long as I can support them and give them the attention they need. Saying that however, Frankie has sadly been off work lame since January and I've only had Roxie since Novemeber so haven't fully experienced keeping two excercised and fit. I'm hoping to be able to lead one off the other when Frankie is sound. Also when Roxie first arrived Frankie was deeply offended, jealous even (or that's how it appeared!), he was very could with me, I don't know how to describe it. And eventually he just became a little possesive but not in a negative way, really quite sweet actually! For example the other day Kat (field sharer's new horse) was being rather intense so Frankie shoved her off and block the mares off from me! x 

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