jaznbonnie wrote: Tonyblack wrote:
Just don't get the two mixed up.
Actually, given half a chance, I'd combine them in working with the Lippizzaner horses.
I love Lippizzaners. Very beautiful animals.
I used to ride as a kid and an adult, I gave up when my shoulder dislocated a number of times. It only happened once whilst schooling a horse, but I really didn't fancy sitting on horseback with my shoulder hanging out
I have driven horse and carriages and would like to do that again some day. But the cost of the kit is just too prohibitive at present. Maybe when I get some time (haha) and money (hahahaha) I will build one myself, or get a knackered one off ebay and restore it.
My wife still rides, as do the kids. We have a pony that all 3 are supposed to be able to ride. Unfortunately he has a massive fear of tractors and bolts off in the opposite direction when he sees one!
As that's not particularly safe for all concerned, we are hoping to find him a new home away from tractors, then I suppose the search will be on for another horse (although maybe in a few months time - horses are hard work and a break would be good). I keep on saying that I would like a heavy horse such as a Shire, Clydesdale or Ardennes. But apparently I'm not allowed as my wife is only 5'2" and says she would look like a pea sat on top of one of those
And the food that they can get through is bloomin expensive