Your Horse’s Name:
English- hunter/jumper and hopefully soon eventing
Hates cross ties, literally next to impossible to pull mane, likes to buck sometimes while being lunged.
None ! Unless you can count the whirl in the middle of her forehead, but that`s not even a different color so.
Was raced, then sent to a kill pen. The lady from the rescue had saved her, she found her bagged up and we`re assuming she foaled and probably lost the foal. From there, she was adopted, the family`s daughter rode her for about a week, then was given a gelding and was absolutely over Zuki. Zuki wasn`t really touched for about 5 months, and I was in the process of looking for a bay Thoroughbred specifically, and had about given up on even looking after about 3 months. Drove up 2-2 and a half hours to where she was located, rode in freezing temperature and some snow on the ground/falling yet (just walk/trot in the dry patch) , and decided no need to think, I want her. She was trailered in 2 days later, and that`s when the work began. Obviously green, she was a bit hotheaded at first especially, but now we`re jumping (only a 1’6” until she`s back into it completely), w/t/c, and working on lead changes and she`s doing fabulous!
Sometimes small bucks while lunged, and only did one small one under saddle since I`ve had her.
Yep! Working only on 1’6” straights but going to be upping them very soon hopefully since she`s fully into being worked now.
Not sure, when she was loaded to be brought to my barn she gave a bit of a fit from what I was told.
Greenie or Push Button?:
Ever Seriously Injured/Sick?:
Not 100% positive. Assumed she had a right ankle injury that was what put her out of racing, but she was checked and is sound.
Like Human Food?:
Not sure , just uses Christi`s. >.<
She has a red sparkly one, and a brown one with fluffy lining that`s cheetah spotted.
Doesn`t matter, just use nearest one, nobody really has their own specific leads haha.
Yep! Just needs a bit of work staying out.
Done Something Other Than Regular Discipline?:
Racing but other than that don`t think so.
Have Good Manners?:
Most of the time…
Good With Children?:
Honestly, I wouldn`t trust letting kids with her on ground, but riding possibly, as long as there`s someone with them just because of her being a bit stubborn to get to frame. But, I don`t let anybody besides myself ride her, and my little sister probably won`t even.
Good With Strangers?:
Yeah! Especially if they bring her treats :)
Love What She Does?:
Pretty much so. She was a bit lazy the last time I rode her, but doesn`t seem to mind it.
Acts cute in the pasture, likes to play with her hay (ie: cover you in it…), stubborn though when she doesn`t want to do something.
Love Her Home?:
I don`t see why not! She`s got a nice stall, big pasture, pasture buds, a nice arena to be worked in, she better love it!
She`s usually out, with a quarter horse (Zoey), and a very small Arabian (Sunshine). Inside though she really has a thing for the gelding in the stall next to her (Bubba), and the one next to his stall (Zahn).
Have You Ever…?
Nope, but honestly would love to try it.
Slept in Her Stall?:
Gotten Seriously Injured Because of Horses?:
Fallen Off and Gotten Right Back On?:
So far (luckily) every time.
Ridden With No Tack?:
Ridden Without Stirrups?:
Yep, and not a fan of it haha.
No! ): Would love to get into it though with Zuki once she`s no longer as green.
Cried Because of Your Horse?:
Spent More Than $2,000 On One Trip To the Tack Store?:
No, I don`t even think we have $2k to spend at a tack store. >.<
Fed Your Own Horse?:
Ridden Next to a Road?:
Taught a Lesson?:
Usually on the weekends I help out with the lessons, so yes!
Trained a Horse?:
Eh, not entirely unless you consider basically getting my mare back into being ridden ( who still has her “get the hell off me or I will not even move ma’ moments. )
Used Thrush Buster?:
This Or That.
Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse:
Snaffle or Kimberwick:
Spurs or Crop:
Crop. Would be too nervous to even attempt spurs.
Close Contact or All-Purpose:
English or Western:
Show or Pleasure:
Discipline or Free-Rein:
Indoor or Outdoor:
Outdoors as long as the weather isn`t bad :| …but we don`t have an indoor so.
Arena or Trails:
Ever gone swimming with your horse?:
Ever galloped a racehorse?:
Well, if you can consider Zuki (ex-racer…) then I suppose?
Even jumped your own height on horseback?:
Nope, but waiting for the day to come.
Ever gone to see your horse, even though you know you don’t have time?:
Ever jumped through a flaming hoop?:
Ever gotten a championship before?:
Ever said goodbye to your favorite horse, tears streaming down your face?:
Ever taken off polo wraps in formal wear?:
Ever accidentally gotten your horse sick?:
Ever ridden into the sunset, feeling like John Wayne?:
Do you like helmets?:
Yes, honestly it pisses me off so much when people don`t wear them.
Do you prefer greenies or push-button horses?:
What kind of saddle do you own?:
Still in the process of getting my own
Plan on owning your own farm someday?:
Would love to honestly.
Plan on owning your horse you’re talking about during this survey?:
Already do :)
My lesson with the girls went so great today ! Zuki`s coming along quite well. Definitely has that hot-headed Thoroughbred mare attitude, but when she gets over herself I couldn`t be happier with her! :)