Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fun Horsey Survey

One of my fave fellow bloggers (Adventures with Shyloh) posted this survey and I thought it would be fun. 

Splurge or save:

1) saddle: Both. I can find really good deals and always go used but there are certain brands I won't buy because they are hard on a horse. i would rather get an older beat up version of a good brand than a shiny new saddle that will hurt my pony. 
2) board: Save. I just can't hack the expensive barns that require training. I don't want someone to mess with my horse and my paycheck can't take it. 
3) halter: Save. I love used if i feel the need for something fancy. 
4) bit:  splurge. I do buy used but I have found that the KK bits are magic on horses so that is what I ride miss Bre in. Dickie will eventually have one too. 
5) bridle:  Save. I have found some amazing deals and used bridles. I am a leather snob though so it has to be really soft and expensive looking. 
6) saddle pad: splurge. I have to admit that I have an unreasonably expensive mattes half pad for Bre. Bre knows if  you put the wrong pad on her back and will pin her ears. 
7) trailer: I don't have one but I will end up with a mid range trailer. I will never be able to justify a big fancy one though. 

First thing that comes to mind: 

1) Haflinger: My blogger friends horse Shyloh
2) Quarter Horse: Breedle Dee of course. 
3) Thoroughbred: My first horse Belle
4) Warmblood: This big goofy horse that lived next door to Dickie
5) Welsh Cob: A fancy hairy little eventer galloping through fields in the UK

This or That:

1) english or western: English-western kills my bum hip
2) tall or short: Tall. Really tall, for no logical reason
3) trail ride or beach ride: AHHH!! This is too hard. Beach, only because I still haven't been able to do it yet. 
4) long mane or short mane: Short, I like my horses ready to go to a show any second. 
5) hunters or jumpers: Jumpers. I can't watching horses go around on the forehard over fences
7) outdoor arena or indoor arena: Outdoor, but that gets pretty hard here in the winter
8) trot or canter: trot
9) canter or gallop: Gallop!!!
10) paddock boots, tall boots, or cowboy boots: tall boots but I wear paddock so my tall boots don't wear out. 
11) horse shoes or barefoot: barefoot if the horse can handle it. Bre can't. 
12) saddle or bareback: saddle, Bre is too bouncy to ride bareback for long

About you: 
1) How long have you been riding? 14 years. I started as an adult. 
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): QH, 14, Bre (reg Treat Me Gentle), 16h and Appy, 2yo, Dickie 16.1ish
4) Do you have any other pets? German Spitz and Aussie (he's my families dog but I feel like he's mine)
5) If your horse was a person, what kind of voice would they have (you can use a celebrity for an example) Bre would have a deep voice like the 1950s bombshell movie stars. Dickie would have a goofy nerd voice that sometimes cracks.
6) Does your horse have a “color”? If so, what is it, and what do you have in that color? Bre was mostly Blue. I LOVE pinks and purples but those colors clash with red. I haven't settled on anything with Dickie yet. I have to go use so I have been pretty much stuck with whatever is a good price and is quality. 
7) Does your horse do any tricks? Bre knows how to let herself out of any type of lock, does that count? Dickie can shake hands, target objects, and is starting to say yes. 
8) Have you ever dressed your horse up for Halloween?  I made crazy wings and a unicorn horn for an Appy I leased. Bre was dressed up in the summer for a costume show. She had streamers for a hula skirt, leis on her feet and neck and head. 

1) Breed? TB
2) Discipline? Dressage and in my mind eventing
3) Coat color? Bay
4) Famous horse? Neville Bardos
5) Horse race/competition? I love eventing 
6) Brand of tack? Passier
7) Thing to do with your horse?  Anything they think is fun


  1. That is so awesome!! Can I try this? OR do I have to be tagged?

    You have a German Spitz???? And you've never posted pictures???? What?? That is so wrong!!

    I LOVE your answer for your horses' voices LOL!