Thursday, November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving survey

Cob Jockey had a survey on her blog. It looked like fun, so I joined in! 

Enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving! I know I have much to be thankful for . . . my husband, my family, my friends, my dogs, Shy, my job, my home, my fellow bloggers, and everyone who has helped me with Shy! Thank you so much!

Splurge or save:

1) saddle: save, I have no problem buying a nice, cheap, used saddle. As long as it fits me and Shy, we are good!
2) board: save. I don't mind paying for Shy's care, but I like to be able to work some off!
3) halter: I would love to splurge on a nice leather one, but I save on the regular ones.
4) bit:  Save, again, I don't mind buying used. And I don't want to splurge on something that might not work/fit. When I find the right one, a Mylar perhaps, I'll splurge.
5) bridle:  again, save. Shy is so hard to fit.
6) saddle pad: save.
7) trailer: save. But I won't sacrifice safety or quality for a little bit of money. I guess the moral of the story is that I am a saver! I don't mind used stuff. 

First thing that comes to mind: 

1) Haflinger: Shy of course!
2) Quarter Horse: Ryleigh
3) Thoroughbred: Racing
4) Warmblood: big, fancy dressage horse that I'll never own
5) Welsh Cob: Conner over at Cob Jockey

This or That:

1) english or western: Western
2) tall or short: short
3) trail ride or beach ride: both! But I really want to get out on the trails!
4) long mane or short mane: long
5) hunters or jumpers: Neither
7) outdoor arena or indoor arena: Outdoor
8) trot or canter: trot
9) canter or gallop: let me get the trot down first!
10) paddock boots, tall boots, or cowboy boots: cowboy boots
11) horse shoes or barefoot: barefoot
12) saddle or bareback: saddle, even though I don't have one now.

About you: 
1) How long have you been riding? Less than 2 years, I think. I'm a newbie.
2) Do you own or lease a horse? Own
3) Breed? Age? Height? Name? (if you don’t own or lease, you could talk about your lesson horse) Haflinger, 6, 13.3hh, Shyloh
4) Do you have any other pets? Two dogs, Cooper a golden retriever mix and Maggie a pit mix. And a bunny

5) If your horse was a person, what kind of voice would they have (you can use a celebrity for an example) Hmmm. . .I think Shy may have a lower voice, she makes low sounds.
6) Does your horse have a “color”? If so, what is it, and what do you have in that color? Shy is generally a navy blue horse, but for shows we are currently doing teal and purple.
7) Does your horse do any tricks? Yes! Shy can wave, smile, give me a kiss, honk a horn, take something from my pocket, and stand on a mark.
8) Have you ever dressed your horse up for Halloween?  Yes

1) Breed? Haflinger!
2) Discipline? Driving and trail riding
3) Coat color? chestnut with a flaxen mane
4) Famous horse? Pippin, the Haflinger that won the Extreme Cowboy Race
5) Horse race/competition? I don't really watch any.
6) Brand of tack? None in particular
7) Thing to do with your horse?  Everything! Teaching tricks, learning to ride and drive.


  1. The survey looks like fun. I enjoyed reading your answers. Most of my answers would be the same... except the saddle. I think that some of the inexpensive saddles don't fit horses or riders as well. I know that in my early riding career I had two inexpensive English saddles and I had a hard time riding in a truly balanced position. The saddle forced my legs too far forward. However, even though I want a better-built saddle, I bought used saddles, that were in great shape. They have worked wonderfully for me.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Allison! Have a wonderful day! Enjoyed reading your survey answers.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'm going to do that survey as well ;)

  4. Looks like fun. To tired to think about it tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving

  5. Happy thanksgiving - if a little late! Loved reading your survey :-)

  6. Ok i love this survey. It was fun to see your answers!! i am going to try it too.


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