Names of dogs: AM CH Judge's Tropical Impression (Stella) 9 year old & Judges Blonde Ambition (Madonna) 2yr old
Poodle Type: Standards
Location: South Dakota
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How many people here have had a horse?
The thread about what sort of person is a poodle person got me thinking....and I wanted to ask here how many of us poodle people have had or do have a horse too :-) as it occurs to me that I believe horse people and poodle people are much the same personality.
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I have owned 2 horses. 1 died when she was 36 & my other horse I gave to a friend that really wanted him & so was happy to find him a good home in his late teenage years. I haven't owned a horse in years but I still have their Saddles & Bridles, halters. I always think one day but I know I most likely won't ever own another due to back issues but I can't get rid of my saddles.
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I finally gave away my pony saddle last year! I kept ponies for several years when I worked on an agricultural campus in the South Pacific - a long held dream come true, but it also taught me that horses are hard work unless you are fortunate enough to have a paddock close by the house. I now daydream about miniatures, or a pair of Welsh Mountains to drive ...
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace.
~ Milan Kundera
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I have had horses most of my life and I even worked on a guest ranch for four summers in college. Currently I have been "in between" horses for 6 years since I have decided to focus on the show dogs.
My last two horses were American Saddlebreds. The last one was a sport horse that was very successful in our area as a dressage horse. I will have horses again in the future but the only breed for me is the ASB!
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I have loved horses since I could say the word as a child you could not see the walls in my room thru the posters and I knew every name of every horse on those posters lol. When I was in high school I worked at a rental stable for free just so I could ride sun up to sun down on the weekends but I loved every minute of it. When we moved from California to Missouri we bought a 20 acre farm and we raised Spotted Saddle Horses for many years,it killed me when we had to sell the farm and move in to town but it was out of necessity because are son was not doing well in scholl and need extra help and the little po dunk town we lived in would not provide him the help that he needed so we were forced to make the decision to move.
I have not had horses in 12 years now and my son graduates this year I would love some day to have a small piece of property again and have a horse or 2 again we'll see. How ever Poodles have always been in my life my grandmother raised miniatures I have a picture of me in the crib with one of her girls I was maybe 6 month or so,seem they are in my blood. Growing up I had toys because my parents were not big dog people and now my standards I have told my HD on many occasions I will die with one they seem to be the one constant in my life and I will never be with out one.
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I was talking to a good customer about my desire to own a horse. After discussing breeds and what I want to DO with my horse she said "OH, SO YOU ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR A BIG PET!"
She hit the nail on the head. She told me that horses are so designed for a type of work, just like Collies herd and Terriers hunt vermin....horses arent happy unless they have a purpose, even if their purpose is pleasure riding. So I KNOW I dont have time to devote to a horse. If I could do it the RIGHT way, I would but I'm too fearful of falling and fracturing a bone.
Well, i dont own a horse, and never had. I did however work at a therapeudic riding facility for a long time. We had anywhere from 30-42 horses. I Loved it! I took care of the horses, fed them, hayed them, got them ready for class, etc. I knew and loved every horse very well. They all trusted me. I knew everyones blanket side, halter, girth size, which student rode them, what type of student could ride them, what grains and how much each ate, who they could walk with, etc. I adored every single minute of it! They all felt a part like My horses. It killed me to leave them.
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Poodle Type: Standard and a not-poodle-at-all pitbull X.
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I've never had the opportunity to own a horse, but I took riding lessons for years and have leased two when I had the time and money. As soon as I get out of school and settled a horse will hopefully be on the horizon!