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« on: March 07, 2005, 10:14:58 PM »

I am shure that others on the forum have horses. My question is is it getting warm enough where you live to start riding again. We started really riding the last few weeks but the temp has droped pretty low tonight and for the rest of this week. I myself ride a painter for barrel racing and am thinking about getting some breed of draft hoarse just not shure yet. Bye Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 10:46:58 PM »

I've been riding several times already this year. But our winters are so mild, it's easy to ride most of the year.

I don't have any horses of my own, but have friends that have horses. I actually just went riding yesterday. It was my first time on this particular horse, and we had a blast. His name is Sparky, and he's a western pleasure horse. My friend bought him only a year ago, and has never ridden him - which I think is so silly. He was a beautiful tri-colored paint (my favorite) quarter horse - sorta small, like 14 hands. He does tricks, but my friend hasn't figured out yet how to make him do them all. All she has gotten him to do is open and close the gate, and nod his head to questions. He is suppose to know how to bow, but she doesn't know the ques to make him do it.

I loved riding him! But my musles aren't that strong, so I got bounced around alot. Smiley Now today I'm bruised and sore. It was worth it. He was a very happy, well mannered, spirited horse - who took me for quite the ride! He enjoyed running, and being trained in western pleasure, curled his head down low when running. It was like riding a little bullet!

And after the ride, I thanked him for such a good time. Then my friend took off his saddle and bridle, and he put HIMSELF back in the pasture - opening the gate and walking on in unassisted. Smiley He's actually for sale ($1,700), but I can't afford that. I sure would buy him if I could. I fell in love instantly.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005, 08:20:52 AM »

Sounds like a great horse, maybe I can get him, lol. bye Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2005, 09:26:11 AM »

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I don't know what horse prices are like where you are, but down here they go for way less than they're worth. I used to live in Colorado, and a $1,700 horse was just a cheap trail riding nag or a half way pretty baby. Sparky (in Colorado) would easily sell for over $5,000. But in Georgia people won't pay that. You can get an ok horse here for under $500 - even less if you buy at an auction during the winter. He's worth every bit of $1,700.

I can't wait to ride him again. I'll take my camera next time I go and get a picture of him (and me). My mind has been sorta stuck on him since Sunday. I wanted to go riding again today, but the hubby says "how will you get the barn done if you go off riding again?". Party pooper. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 02:59:15 PM »

Well, I think it's never too cold to ride. . well I take that back, anytime it's in the 40's or higher, it's good because YOU aren't freezing.  BUT, you usually have a very frisky horse to deal with in those temps.

Riding in snow is alot of fun, but you have to watch out for the snow getting packed up in your horses hooves, they can get like a big snowball under their feet and then it's hard for them to keep their balance.

I miss having horses.  I have always been on horses since the time I was 6.  I wish I had room for them now.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005, 04:36:05 PM »

The last horse I bought was 12 grand and he was worth well over 25 grand so we sell high here too.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2005, 02:20:05 AM »

My grandfather bought us yet another horse back in January, for $180.  What a steel.  I've been out riding a few times this past week, warm weather is starting to hit,  time to brush up on training once again.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2005, 08:25:39 AM »

It is suppose to warm back up slowly today, and a bee meeting is tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bye Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2005, 11:12:46 AM »

Here are my horses:

http://incolor.inetnebr.com/bush/bush_friesians.htm
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2005, 04:48:12 PM »

Those are very nice. Last time I heard friesians are quite $$$, right? bye Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2005, 08:30:55 PM »

Yes they are.  I bought the mother mare in Germany and had her imported for $22,000. Smiley  And that was a bargin.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2005, 06:30:32 AM »

Beautiful horses Michael.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2005, 12:40:55 PM »

Martha Stewart bought 4 for $200,000. bye Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2005, 01:03:50 PM »

Martha must know how to bargin.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2005, 11:32:30 AM »

My mare, Eileen, just had a foal:

http://www.bushfarms.com/images/EileensFoal2.JPG
http://www.bushfarms.com/images/EileensFoal1.JPG
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2005, 12:05:47 PM »

That's wonderful Michael. A really pretty little family there too.

A friend of mine is waiting for two of her mares to foal. One is due anytime. That one's hind end flattened and softened up a little over 2 weeks ago, and she's been seen pawing the ground and circling during the last week. The wait is terrible. Smiley I think the only sign we haven't seen yet is a milk flow, or the waxy look on the bag. But she definately looks like the baby has moved into the birth canal.

The other mare is still farther off from foaling, by maybe a month or so.

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2005, 08:53:31 PM »

Out of all are animals this year the goats are the only thing kidding, lol, goats cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2005, 01:20:07 PM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/friesians.htm

More pictures from baby's first day.
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2005, 12:52:12 PM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/images/EileensFoal9.jpg

The foal jumping on the chickens.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2005, 08:43:37 PM »

What a little spitfire! She really cute, and that's a great shot to catch.

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2005, 11:17:32 PM »

LOL, come back, I just want to play..........
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2006, 12:05:11 PM »

I've ridden horses year round.  Never heard otherwise till I read this thread.
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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2006, 04:07:26 PM »

I dont ride in the winter here we just put the horses on the tredmill.
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2006, 05:34:14 AM »

i'm not in a position that i can keep horses right now but had the pleasure of growing up on horse farms and cattle ranches,  i miss it a great deal and cont wait until i can get some property of my own so i can get back into horsin around:D
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2006, 04:37:18 PM »

http://www.legacyfriesians.com/afke.html

i put this link up mostly for Michael Bush, but these horses are pretty cool.  they belong to a friend of mine.  

for me, i just want something that goes where i want to go and doesn't lose me along the way.

in another life, i was a cutter.  i still have my last cutting horse and my husband rides him.  i gave up the show thing for the camping/trail riding thing.  i like it much better!!
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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2007, 10:34:02 PM »

What a beautiful animal
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2007, 10:51:43 AM »

she got her sold.  to bad.  she was a great mare.  oh well, she's like me....to many horses and you can only ride one at a time.  smiley
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2007, 11:17:12 PM »

Michael, I am very impressed by the beauty and size of your Friesiens.  Very beautiful breed of horses.

My daughters always had horses growing up, and I did to as a young girl.  My girls were always involved with equestrian eventing, etc.  We no longer have horse, the girls moved out, we got sick of vet and farrier bills, hay and the work involved.  I was too busy to ride, life was too complicated.  I really miss horses.  Maybe one day again.  I love the smell of horse breath and their sweat on a warm day, nothing can compare.

Your stock must keep you very busy Michael.  Good for you, it is alot of work to breed horses, a job I do not envy.  thank you for taking us into your world and showing us your pride and joys.

Do you ride these animals?  I would venture that they would be a wonderful bareback ride, their backs look very nicely formed and comfortable.  I have ridden horses bareback that you wished you had never put your rear on, regrettable for sure.

I had a quarterhorse mare once, palomino, 16.3 h.h.  she was so tall I could barely get on her, even with saddle.  I much prefer the smaller 15 hh or 14.3, perfect for me.  Best of a great day.  Cindi
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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2007, 07:52:32 AM »

Ryan,  Here's something to think about on your plan to get some kind of draft horse.  There are a lot of horse rescues out there that have draft horses and they do not typically ask much money for them...they just want to cover their expense.  You would be supprised at what kind of horses are out there...they are not all abused animals, many are there because their owners couldn't take care of them any more.  Just go to petfinders dot com and enter "horse" and your zip code and it will bring up anything in your area.  Also, contact the local animal shelter in your area and they can tell you about any rescues that may be too small to be on the internet.  By the way, we have two Haflinger horses, a small draft type horse, and they are relatively inexpensive to own.
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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2007, 09:31:44 AM »

>Do you ride these animals?

I don't really ride much.  My daughter does.  Maya is broke to ride.  Eileen so far is not.

> I would venture that they would be a wonderful bareback ride, their backs look very nicely formed and comfortable.

They ride ok bareback, but Maya loves to run and it's a long ways to the ground.
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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2007, 09:52:03 AM »

Horses are my pasion. Donkeys too, and bees..and ... rolleyes well, I am very apassionated. Actually I am very busy and horses need many atentions. But when I can...the whole family and friends to enjoy...

My son is "cagao" here, his sister is not so "coward". They use a "vaquera" saddle.



My wife needs asistance, like Henry VIII.



And another one where you can see the Spanish tack, with "mosquero" to put away the flies.
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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2007, 10:35:41 AM »

does your wife know you posted that picture?Huh  you could be in trouble!

kids and horses go together.  i love my horses and love spending time with them, but i don't have the same relationship with them that my kids did, or my grandkids do. 

great pictures!
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2007, 11:09:08 PM »

abejaruco.  I haven't been on a horse in about 5 years.  I think that is how I would have to be pushed up onto a horse now for sure.  I am sure that my body just wouldn't want to go up that high all on its own.

Those are great pictures, beautiful horses.  I love what has been done to the forelock on the grey.  Bring on some more pictures.  Best of the day.  Cindi
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