I have been in the horse industry since I was able to by my first pony at the age 7. My dad and I went to the farm auction were there racing ponies in a corral for sale. There in the far corner of the corral was a black and white pinto mare and foal standing at her side. She was shaking from all the noises and people standing around. As the other were sold this mare would run away from the handlers. I stood by the fence and I held out my hand and she came to me slowly. I touched her nose. the guy came towards her and she ran. the auctioneer said that any one that could catch the mare and colt was theirs to keep and their owners/racing papers will not be given. Only a bill of sale. Lots of people tried to catch them but wasn't successful. After the sale my dad and I was going to leave and Mr Edwards the auctioneer said "little lady you catch the mare and she is yours." He open the gate and i went in. She ran away, Stop and talk to her with my back turned away from her and she slowly came up to me. I took her little rope that was on her halter. and that is what started my in the horse/pony world. She was 18 years old with a one month old colt at her side. The owner said that it was a surpize to find him. because she had not had a foal for 5 years. Hidie was her name and she past in July,1979. her foal Prince died a year later.
I am proud to have had the life with all my ponies and horses It brought love, joy, happiness to many others, and freedom from the real world.
Now I am lost without them. I still have 3 but do not see them very often. They are with other people till I can find a barn for them since my mother is losing the family farm.
I lived in the country for 50 years, now I live in the city apartment.
I have rode nearly everyday on the month. Now I am lucky to get out to ride.
I am 5'2' medium built, and long hair.
I came across your page , and if you would like to try something different with your horse or any member of your stable I wanted to introduce myself and my hobby. My name is Gary Glaser and I am the mounted commander of the 9th New York Cavalry and live in Binbrook, Ont. I belong to a group of equine enthusiasts that enjoy living historians and American civil war, we are the 9th NY cavalry. The Ninth New York Cavalry has been reactivated by ain the portrayal of the life of the Federal Horse Soldier. As a group, we participate in living history encampments, re-enactments, and giving informative lectures throughout the year in both Ontario and the U.S. Visit use on the web atwww.9thnycavalry.com .
I would like to forward you 2 you tube sites dealing with Civil War re enacting, , the first is well put together, and it is from this past year at a large event in Gettysburg, unfortunately none of our members were at this event, but do know a large number of the riders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBCgFdTWLx4 The second one is a smaller event held at Upper Canada village, the 9th was the mounted cav. at this event, and this would be a typical small event .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCx3Xkn9Wuc If you have any one in your stable that would interest in becoming involved in our group , do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are not a stable and are not associated with any stable. We are a not for profit group. Thank You Gary Glaser
I am in Toronto and board my horse near Campbellville. My horse is not broke yet and I am a beginner.
I know, green horse, green older rider, but he fell in my lap and I had to keep him.
I read your profile, so sorry about your family farm, sure hope you find a place and get to ride more again.