Friday, December 20, 2013

30 questions

30 questions, borrowed from L. Williams at Viva Carlos. Fun! Much more fun than being kicked in the thigh by a shod draft horse this evening. 

1: If your horse could talk what would they say? What would they be like?
I don;t even know where to begin with this! Perhaps Shy would be a bit like Cartman, but not so mean. More like, Maaaa, moooore cheesy poofs! I think she would be sassy for sure.
Cheeeesy pooofs!

2: If you were a horse, what would you look like (color, markings, etc), what discipline would you do, and what would you be like to ride?

If I were a horse, I think I'd be a plain horse. One color, nothing fancy. But I would be silly and try to get away with whatever I could. I would be easy to ride and prefer the trails to anything else.

3: How many barns have you ridden at?

Four. I leased at one barn and had Shy at three. 
Barn 1 for Shy. Borrowed English helmet. Safety first, at the risk of high fashion! And, omg! I did ride my horse!

4: What kind of bay do you prefer? (bright bay, blood bay, etc)

I don't really care, any bay is fine with me. 

5: Can you braid a horses mane? Tail?
No. I can barely do a simple braid. Showing in a draft circuit we do buns and mane rolls which took me a while to learn and I am still not good at it. I couldn't imagine doing tiny, other type of braids. 

Yeah, I did that to her. . .and yeah, her mane was double sided when I first got her.
6: Do you believe that you have to fall off in order to be a good rider?
Not really. But riding has that risk and it is pretty inevitable it will happen. 

7: What do you think is more important: eq or effective riding?
Effective riding. But I think good eq comes from that.

8: Are there any "horse couples" at your barn?
Jaime and Kyle

9: Favorite treat to feed your horse?
Recently I discovered Shy's love of Pop Rocks. But she loves Uncle Jimmy's, Stud Muffuns, Uncle Willies, bananas, pretty much every thing except citrus and gourds.

10: Silly quirks your horse has.
Shy is OCD about buckets. They must be face up. If she can't get them face up, she kicks them behind her to where she can't see them.

11: Strangest thing you've fed your horse.

Where do I begin. . .ice cream, cupcakes, ravioli, pickles, donuts, fries. 
Shy was not a fan. . .not even with the sprinkles!

12: Have you ever made any horse friends through the internet?

13: Would you buy horse furniture?
Depends. I actually didn't even have a photo of Shy in the house until last year. 

14: Funniest horsey moment
When I went to dismount from a horse and I got my bra caught on the saddle horn. It ripped my bra and my boob came flopping out. I thought I was going to pass out from laughing so much.

15: Post a picture of your horse (or any horse) making a silly face that you got on camera!

16: What's a moment with horses that you wished you caught on camera?
So many moments. Shy trying to fit under her stall guard to grab one piece of hay just out of her reach was funny. Shy after taking a bit of that ice cream cone where she drug her mouth through the sand and would not come near me. 

17: How old was the youngest horse you've met?
I met a horse one day old. Morgan baby. 

18: How old was the oldest horse you've met?
At the first barn Shy was at, they had (still have as far as I know) a horse that was 32. 

19: Opinion on colorful tack? (like red or blue)
Anything that is supposed to be leather, no. But saddle pads, wraps, stuff like that, yes. 

20: Have you ever tried horse treats? Hay?
No. Yuck.

21: Have you ever felt like giving up on a horse?

22: Tell the story about the horse that you first felt "click" immediately with you (and if you can't remember, most recent ;))
Mia. Even though at first I couldn't stand her before I started riding her, once I go the chance to ride her, she was a different horse. Everyone else at that barn would say they could see the difference in her with me. 
Mia. English helmet makes a re-appearance (or first appearance, time wise).
23: Ever ridden side-saddle? How was it?
No, I have no desire to do that.

24: Most interesting place you've ridden at.
No where.

25: What kind of horse do you like? (sport, stock, endurance, etc)
Draft. My next haffie will be more drafty for sure. 
26: Do you feel like you have more patience with horses than people?

Fo shizzle

27: Is the horse you ride very vocal?
Not at all. She sometimes nickers to other horses (she has such a deep manly nicker), but it's not a common thing. 

28: Ever ridden in the sunset?
I am sure I have ridden at sunset before.

29: How do you like a horse's mane? (roached, pulled, long, etc)

30: What is your dream name for a horse?
I have no idea.

Rain and more rain is planned for the weekend, so we will have to figure out some indoor fun in limited space. Yuck.


  1. Yeah I don't thnk Shy would be mean like Cartmann :P

  2. The image of your bra getting caught as you dismounted had me laughing. :)

  3. The story of your bra strap??? Too freaking funny!

  4. I snorted with laughter at #1! Shy is quite the character. Totally agree with you on side saddle- I've never felt the smallest inclination to want to try it.

  5. Great! Laughed A LOT at the story of the bra and saddle horn, I have done this too! So glad I'm not the only one ;-)

  6. I've never ridden western so thankfully that bra vs saddle horn thing has never happened to me!! Hilarious!

  7. Mia is so gorgeous. Is there any differentiation in the studbook for a drafty vs a sporty Haflinger? Cobs are kinda the same, you have the big hefty draft fellows, then you have like the Derwen Desert Express line, Connor's line, which are lighter, sportier versions. I love the draft Haflingers, personally.

    1. Haflingers have 7 stallion lines and I am trying to find information on those lines to see the drafty vs sporty type. I love the drafty Haflingers, too. Shy is short like one, but not stocky at all. My next one will be a tank :)


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