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Sorry this took so long [Jan. 21st, 2006|09:12 am]


What's your name: Kathryn
Age: 24
Where in Connecticut do you live: New London
How long have you been riding: 10+ years
What discipline do you do: English/Dressage/Hunter/Jumpers
Why do you ride: For excercise, communion with the horse, enjoyment, Any reason you can think of probably
Do you compete: Not much
How often do you ride: Once a week if I'm lucky
what are some of your hopes for the future: To get a job at a Therapeutic Barn/program, to get back into riding full time and maybe even back to competing at some point.
What's your personality like: Quiet, serious, truthful, empathetic
Post at least 1 picture of yourself riding(doesn't have to be a current horse, but preferably the current one, so seeing as you will most likely talk about it the most): I'm don't have on my photobucket account right now, but I will try to get some new ones soon.

Onto your horse/pony/favorite lesson horse: I don't really have one
Name: Dominec
Age: 8yo
Breed and colouring: OTTB Bay with a white sock
Height: 16.3hh?
Discipline: English/ Therapy/former eventer
How long have you owned/ridden this horse: I have been riding this horse on and off for about 6mo
Do you compete with them: nope
Any interesting personality traits: He is very honest and eager to please
Post at least 3 pictures of this horse: Sorry, I don't have any pics. :( I suppose I ought to take some pics the next time I am at the barn.

Just wanted to add a bit more about myself. I volunteer at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme once a week. I warm-up horses for the lessons. I also do leading/sidewalking/Barn work there. I have my Bachelors in Equine Management with a speciatly in Therapeutic Riding from Teikyo Post University in Waterbury CT. I am a certified NARHA instructor. I rode Novice level in the ISHA at College. I was also the team secretary for 3 years and a team Captain for 2 years. I occasionally ride at Laurel Ledge Farm (Oakdale) and Mystic Valley Hunt Club (Ledyard). I actually took my first lesson in a whole year yesterday on a lovely little Hunter TB named Dixie at MVHC. He is the #3 Hunter Champion horse in the state. He had an accident a few mothes ago where his tongue was severed when he stepped on the reins, poor boy! It was an awesome ride with an instructor named Robyn. (I think I spelt that right...) I also have 2 daughters (the reason I hadn't taken lessons in a year). Abby is 2 and Naomi is 9 monthes. I have a husband, a dog and a cat. I have no money for a horse, but maybe soon I will be able to lease or buy a horse. I owned a rescue Arabian for about 6 mo, got her back up to weight, cleared up the rainrot and retrained her to halter and then sold her. I would have kept her but I was pregnant with my first daughter and couldn't afford board for a horse I couldn't ride. I have also been involved in retraining a number of problem horses, using mainly resistance-free techniques. Looking forward to talking to all you! Sorry for the rediculously long intro post,,,haha! I will try to remember to pst pics soon. :)

[User Picture]From: ummm_yes
2006-01-21 03:35 pm (UTC)
bhaha. beat addie lol! Heyy!! and welcome!! and dont worry about the post, lol its short compared to some of them we write ;0) you should post picture of not only the horses but of you daughter too! :0) so you work at the theraputic riding center? I went there about 3 years ago with a school trip and LOVED the place. if i had time i would definatly see if i could volunterr there. Hope you enjoy this community! :0)
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[User Picture]From: kirin76
2006-01-21 03:41 pm (UTC)
It is an awesome place. I am so spoiled. when I had my lesson at MVHC yesterday I was shocked at how messy it was compared to High Hopes! I mean MVHC was still very clean but High Hopes is always spotless. You could practically eat off the floors in the barn at High Hopes. lol. I will try to post pics after I go to the barn on Monday.
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[User Picture]From: x10_mostwantedx
2006-01-22 01:25 am (UTC)
Welcome!!!that is so cool that you volunteer with therapeutic riding!! that must fell so fulfilling! wel i have to go but again, Welcome!
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[User Picture]From: kirin76
2006-01-22 01:26 am (UTC)
It is an awesome experience everytime! :)
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