[Gin - my heart horse ]

Gin - my heart horse

[Cute Flynn]

Cute Flynn

[Bob]

Bob

[Maggie]

Maggie

Past Horses and Ponies

I bought myself my first horse on my 29th birthday.

In the last 15 or so years I have owned an embarrassing number of horses and ponies, I became a bit of a 'trader' (although the trades were almost always at a loss). I've had Brumbies (wild horses), Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Appaloosas, and a herd of miniature horses. Some were fantastic, some were failures, but each one taught me something.

I'm, pleased to report that I seem to have got that whole mania out of my system. Especially as I keep my animals on agistment so it costs me a LOT of money to keep multiple horses.

I'm going to mention just a few special ones here

Gin was my first ever horse, he was 19 years old and an ex-riding school horse. he taught me how to ride, and stood patiently whilst I learnt how to put on tack, groom horses etc. When he became too old to carry fat me he went on to work the the Riding for the Disabled for several years. He was the best horse in the world.

Flynn is an adorable Shetland pony who looked like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, but he had an iron will and we had many a disagreement whilst out driving on the roads. He now lives with a friend in southern NSW.

Nomad was a riding horse, and he was the horse who taught me that I was a really bad rider. He was not naughty in any way, he was just nimble, and I wasn't good enough to stay on his back. After breaking my arm in 3 places after falling off him I passed him on to my friend Peter, and they had a ball together.

Bob the standardbred taught me how to drive. He was a gentle giant, and we had a lot of fun driving around the area.

And finally me dear little Maggie, the mini horse with a deformed mandible. What a total sweetheart. I ended up having her euthanised when the pain from her jaw became too much but I'm proud to have given her a good life

Posted by Amanda on February 18, 2014 04:50 PM