This is Joe, my favorite horse.
A Bay Horse http://abayhorse.blogspot.com/ has this interesting set of questions on her blog, I thought it might be fun to answer them.
So, what is your story? Feel free to answer in comments.
1. How old were you when you first started riding? My mom bought her first horse when I was two years old, she used to put us on with her.
2. First horse ridden: Silkey
3. First horse trotted on:Silkey
4. First horse cantered on:My pony Pepsi
5. First Horse fallen off of:My pony Pepsi
6. Most recent horse fallen off of Mickey, but that was 18 years ago!
7. Most terrifying fall:When Mickey sat down with me and flipped over sideways and stepped on me.
8. First horse jumped with: Do you count the scurries that we used to do at game shows? Then it was on Silkey or Joe.
9. First horse who ran away with you:I have never had a horse run away with me.
10. First horse that scared the crap out of you:I have never had a horse scare the crap out of me, unless it was for medical reasons, and when Mickey coliced it scared me, and I had to put one pony down when she coliced, colic is scary!
11. First horse shown :!)Silkey
12. First horse to win a class with:Joe, we won a trail class
13. Do you/have you taken lessons:I have had a few huntseat lessons and some equitation lessons for 4-H, one time lessons, not anything ongoing.
14. First horse you ever rode bareback:Silkey
15. First horse trail ridden with:Silkey
16. Current Barn name:We dont have a barn name, we have our horses at home.
17. Do you ride English or western?:Have ridden huntseat, ride western most of the time
18. First Horse to place at a show with:Silkey in 4-H
19. Ever been to horse camp?:Not unless you count going with my girls as an adult
20. Ever been to a riding clinic?Yes went to a reining clinic with Garth Brown, and a Riding Clinic with Pat Wise
21. Ridden sidesaddle?Nope
22. First horse leased: Never leased
23. Last Horse Leased:NA
24. Highest ribbon in a show: a Blue
25. Ever been to an 'A' rated show?:been to them yes, never shown in one
26. Ever competed in pony games/relay races? We did a lot of game shows when I was a kid
27. Ever fallen off at a show No
28. Do you ride Hunter/Jumpers?: No
29. Have you ever barrel raced?Yes
30. Ever done pole bending?:Yes
31. Favorite gait:Trot
32. Ever cantered bareback?:Yes
33. Have you ever done dressage?:Have taken a few dressage lessons as a kid
34. Have you ever evented?:Nope
35. Have you ever mucked a stall?:Many many many
36. Ever been bucked off?:Yes
37. Ever been on a horse that reared Yes
38. Horses or ponies.Both! love them all!!
39. Do you wear a helmet?:Yes every time
40. What's the highest you've jumped:2-3 feet
41. Have you ever ridden at night?:Yes
42. Do you watch horsey television shows?:Yes
43. Have you ever been seriously hurt/injured from a fall?:Yes, I have had my horse, Joe, slip and fall with me and sprain my ankle, and Mickey going over sideways with me I hit my head and she stepped on my arm.
44. Most falls in one lesson:none
45. Do you ride in an arena/ring?:We have a small fenced 50x80 area we ride in a lot
46. Have you ever been trampled by horse?:No
47. Have you ever been bitten?:Yes, more like pinched by Easy, the saddle was hurting her
48. Ever had your foot stepped on by a horse?:Yes when I was a kid
49: Favorite riding moment:Out on the trails
50. Most fun horse you've ridden:Probably Joe, when I was a kid, that horse would do anything for me!
Wow that took awhile LOL, now you can answer some or not, let me know.