1. How old were you when you first started riding?
4 1/2 when I had my first lesson, had been on a horse prior to that though.
2. First horse ridden:
Goodness knows. My first lesson horse's name started with an S... can't remember it now
3. First horse trotted on:
Same horse as above
4. First horse cantered on:
Same horse as q2
5. First Horse fallen off of:
Same horse as q2
6. Most recent horse fallen off of:
Umm... who was it? It's been a while.. I think the last horse that turfed me was a greenie named Cowboy.. my trainer asked me to canter him for the first time under saddle, and I agreed.. he didn't.
7. First horse you trotted over poles with:
Same horse as q2
8. First horse jumped with:
Same horse as q2
9. First horse who ran away with you:
The first horse I leased, Mystic.. It ended very badly. (Let's just say my mom swore off my riding from then on.)
10. First horse that scared the crap out of you:
The first horse I rode; I fell off of him, and that scared me a lot.
11. First horse shown?
Same horse as in q2 - a month after I started riding!
12. First horse to win a class with:
A pony named "Jim Dandy" - I won two classes on him that day, and won a set of leather reins and a step-stool. That was years ago, but I don't think you ever forget your first first
13. Do you/have you taken lessons:
I did for 14 years, yep.. just recently stopped.
14. First horse you ever rode bareback:
Same horse as in q2 & others - the first time I rode him was bareback! (At a walk haha)
15. First horse trail ridden with:
Goodness I can't remember...
16. Current Barn name:
Don't have a barn right now..
17. Do you ride English or western?
All... I prefer bareback, but ride English for the most part.
18. First Horse to place at a show with:
My first show ever (first class ever) on the first horse I took lessons on; got 6th place.
19. Ever been to horse camp?
20. Ever been to a riding clinic?
Yep - Leslie Reid; really neat clinic
21. Ridden sidesaddle?
No, but I think it would be neat!
22. First horse leased:
23.first horse owned:
Highland Dancer; a TB hunter mare.
24. Highest ribbon in a show-
I've placed as grand champion a few times
25. Ever been to an 'A' rated show?
Shown? No. Watched? Yes.
26. Ever competed in pony games/relay races?
27. Ever fallen off at a show:
28. Do you ride Hunter/Jumpers?
29. Have you ever barrel raced?
Yes - won money at it too!
30. Ever done pole bending?
31. Favorite gait:
32. Ever cantered bareback?
Of course! I think galloping bareback is the best though
33. Have you ever done dressage?
Yes! Loved it!
34. Have you ever evented?
I did some training, but I never competed
35. Have you ever mucked a stall?
36. Ever been bucked off?
Yep... see question 6
37. Ever been on a horse that reared?
Whoo yeah; thought she was going over backwards.
38. Horses or ponies?
I've only owned horses.
39. Do you wear a helmet?
40. What's the highest you've jumped:
3'9" ish, maybe 4'
41. Have you ever ridden at night?
Yep - did the "Headless Horseman" at 10 pm one night
42. Do you watch horsey television shows?
If I can catch them
43. Have you ever been seriously hurt/injured from a fall?
44. Have you ever ridden without anything (no saddle, bridle, halter etc)?
Yes, although I didn't steer very well - the pony has a one track mind - food!
45. Do you ride in an arena or ring?
Ring, but until recently an arena
46. Have you ever been trampled by a horse?
Nope, thank goodness - this is probably the only thing that hasn't been done.
47. Have you ever been bitten?
48. Ever had your foot stepped on by a horse?
Many a time!
49. Do you clean your tack regularly?
50. Ever played ride-a-buck?
51. Show name:
Don't have one yet... maybe Am Maia Showgirl, or Maia Golden Girl
52. Barn Name:
53. Any nicknames?
55. Goes english or western:
English, western, and bareback
58. Primary Discipline?
Haven't figured that out yet.
59. Show experience:
Maia? Not yet. Me? Tons.
60. Good on the trail:
61. Did you train this horse yourself?
She only had 2 rides on her before I bought her.
She's a boss mare.. other than that, nope
No - she's the first horse I've had that isn't!
64. Is your horse able to be ridden bareback
65. Does your horse come when you call?
She meets me at the gate
66. Is your horse good with children and other horses?
67. Is your horse worked regularly:
68. Ever a lesson horse?
69. Does your horse like treats?
Tons - she'll leave her feed to come and see if I have any... which is big for her.
70. Do you take lessons on your horse?
71. Is your horse easy to work around?
72. Has your horse ever escaped from it's stall?
No, she's never been in a stall
74. Is your horse hard to worm?
Nope, she's easy as pie
75. Is your horse good for the farrier / vet?
76. Have you ever won a class with your horse?
Not my current horse.
77. Have you ever had a moment where you feel really connected to your horse?
78. Does your horse like hay?
I haven't met a horse that doesn't...
79. Does your horse have special feed or supplement?
80. Does your horse often have a very messy stall?
She doesn't have a stall
81. Does your horse use any special boots?
82. Do you use a whip and spurs?
I carry a whip
83. Does your horse like to run?
No, she's lazy
84. How many times a week do you ride your horse?
85. Does your horse have markings?
3 socks, star and stripe
86. Do you braid your horse for shows?
87. What color is your horse's halter?
Black - booooring.
88. Does your horse follow you?
89. Can your horse backup?
90. Is your horse's trot easier to sit to or post to?
91. Have you ever dressed your horse up for Halloween?
93. Has your horse ever produced offspring?
94. Do you and your horse have "colors"?
95. What is your horse's favorite treat?
96. Do you normally lunge your horse before riding?
97. Has your horse ever given a pony ride?
98. How many people owned this horse before you?
2 I believe
99. Does your horse get dirty easily?
No! Thank goodness!
100. What's your favorite horsey memory?
I have many