WPW I Come With Knives has been sold to @Fiora-Healy for $45,000!
WPW Aim Your Arrows High has been sold to @Kassidi-Coy-Lutz for $100,000!
WPW The Glass Delusion has been sold to @Erin-Ward for $20,000!
WPW Covered In Roses has been sold to @Erica-Ackerson for $830,000!
WPW Nothing To Remember has been sold to @Erin-Cooke for $27,000!
WPW Drowned In Moonlight has been sold to @Erin-Ward for $72,000!
Congratulations to all the winners! Please message me either on the forum or Slack to tell me 1) which breed you would like your new horse's mainsite to be made as, and 2) how you would like to receive their files
Huge thank you to everyone who bid, it's always so flattering to see such interest in my horses
I'm coming up to a year of when I started actively taking riding lessons at my first stable. I remember getting on this super tiny Appaloosa Gelding switching between a PoA Gelding and an Appendix QH Gelding. I remember bouncing around in the saddle trying to get in sync with posting when it came to trotting, even though I still struggle now with trotting and my legs UGH
Jump forwards to October 2017 I'm at another stable actively taking lessons on a big ol' Hanoverian Mare, I've seen her as a stick of a mare, she scared me because she wouldn't stand still when I first had to groom her, and she's been my rock and helped me so much with confidence it's honestly amazing. Now she's a chubby baby and my favorite mount at the stable with how willing she is to pick up a canter even though we fight with turns.
I'm hoping when I'm ready for my first horse I can ask about buying her or even free leasing her, she's just perfect in every way and how curious she is about the little things means she would make a great trail horse as well.
She is fat because she use to be a broodmare her whole life she is not in her 20's(I think) and enjoying her new life. Now if only those darn flies would leave her alone
Sorry for no sim pictures I'm currently on hiatus until November 1st!
Today is Friday and I entered four shows, it will be interesting to see how well my horses and crew, including myself will do at the shows. We have to make up for lost time, the storm messed everybody up and we had to get the horses calmed down enough to get back to working again. Kat was also sick with the flu so that did not help either. But now we should be back to showing and running the Estate again. That is about all except I just found out that Joseph my newest staff member is my long lost father, no wonder Kat was so stressed. Until next time Tata.
“I just can’t understand what you’re thinking, girlie. This horse should have been retired seven races ago. It’s one thing to keep pushing if you think you’ve actually got something there, but like I’ve told you before, this horse doesn’t want to run.”
“And that’s why we agreed that it’s gonna be her last race tomorrow. The owners don’t want to keep too many racehorses to begin with, we’re retiring them all this year.”
“And there the madness culminates! This one shouldn’t have started once after Dayton Beach, but you may actually have something in that Polina and the colt’s just as promising. But no, they want to retire those two but keep pushing this one! I might as well enter a salmon in her place and expect better results!”
“That’s a bit harsh, mr. Murdock. Zed’s a good girl, even if she’s not a racer.”
“I’m not questioning that, she’s cute as a button alright but totally useless and should not be pushed to do something she’s not built for. My point here is that if nobody here ain’t actually going to bother and treats this whole thing as a joke I don’t know why I bother coming.” <-
Holli said nothing, she’d heard it all before –usually whenever the prestigious coach laid eyes on Zubaida who admittedly hadn’t lived up to expectations in the merciless racing world. She never seemed to mind running but she also never truly seemed to get the point, either. Holli had been riding her from the start and while she did respect the grumpy ex-jockey who’d become a grumpy coach following an accident on the track she also respectfully disagreed with the claim that Zubaida didn’t want to run. The mare simply didn’t want to win, and nothing her jockey did seemed to help her move up anywhere close to the lead. After tomorrow’s race she’d never need to do it again. Like her half sister Polina she seemed to have more endurance than speed, and her training was about to take a turn where she’d be racing against the clock only. And Holli would never ride her again.
She turned the young horse towards the track gate for their last practice run before the big day. She could feel the muscles moving like silk under the feather-light saddle, mere excitement making the horse take few side-steps as the stretch opened before them, inviting. It was wrong to claim that Zubaida didn’t want to run. Holli could feel her joy, just as real as her own when the gates flew open and they were off.
She rode forwards into short canter, the Akhal Teke throwing her head wanting to lengthen her stride. With her other racer Polina there was always the thrill of the race, the desire to win, adrenaline pumping in their veins, their hearts pounding as they searched for an opening and went for it, fighting for the prize. With Zubaida she preferred the training, when it was just her, the horse, and the open track.
My semi-inactivity continues due to insanely long work hours (12-15 hours a day with the occasional 7-day week in addition to the normal 6-day weeks) in minimal pay. Most of my horses are still active in their disciplines with the exception of the Fjords who haven't been entered in a single show lately, and I've also neglected to reclaim my leases. There have been some updates all the same: we have some new, beautiful horses and our current ones have once again surpassed themselves. Hopefully I'll find time to tell you guys about them, too!
In the meanwhile, if I have a horse you'd like to know more about, please ask here or drop me a PM and I'll be sure to tell you how they're doing.
If you wish not to read my drabbeling story of how my year has been in a summary, please just skip down to the photo. ~
This is kind of an odd update, or more of just self talk from me. Im not in the best state right now, - and excuse my language - but this year has been a shitty yea for me. From pets passing away, to being seriously ill, to my computer refusing to do anything. Things just aren't swinging my way
This is kinda just a place to let my mind run free at the moment, as i don't really write long things. Especially when it comes to my blog posts. I tend to just explain via pictures, as i don't think my writing is as good compared to some other great writers on here. Ill just stick with pictures
The start of this year, a couple months in, i lost my first pony that i had had since the age of eight (last week of term one at my school). I remember posting a post about it here, but that was a hard couple weeks.
Before i had that issue happen, i started falling quite ill, which was being caused by my lack of iron. As of then, i have been on supplements since (and you could say a certain - slack - diet with more meat even though i hate it) and am still on them to this day.
Only couple months later (holidays between term two and term three) i lost my other horse that was my first big project. Graduating from a pony to a horse, and having my first "project" you could say. Again, i think that hit harder the second time, seeming there wasn't much time difference between the two.
From losing my second horse, my health went downhill. Beginning with abdomen pains, i was taken into hospital with the thought i was going in for operating to take my appendix out. After being admitted and taken to my own room, i was told everything was fine and that it was just a normal thing.
Week later the pain was still there so i was once again taken back in. Stayed overnight and was scheduled to go into surgery the next day, as they thought i had an ovarian cyst. Once again, after being seen by about 7 people, i was told it was just some fluid in my abdomen due to my recent virus i had come down with, and with some medication it will go away.
Within all that time frame, my original work was shut down, after my boss was in a state where he couldn't take control over the building, and he refused to let friends and family run it for him. So i lost my job for a month or two. I soon followed my mum into her other work one day (she also worked at my previous job, but she had two at the time), and was immediately offered a job, which i now work at least two shifts a week, juggling school work, horse riding, and of course star duties on here.
As of all this happening at once, and the year ten school year coming to an end, i have decided to step down from all staff duties, and am no further involved with staff jobs now. I enjoyed my time working and helping run shows and meet new faces i wouldn't usually talk to, but my current life is a little hectic right now and so I'm trying to be as simple as possible.
Along the lines of my computer, its working, which is great, but i just don't find joy the same in sims i used to. I haven't had motivation like i usually would. I mean, i don't even edit y photos or I'm ashamed when i upload something which isn't edited, as i feel thats what people expect or want to see. I dunno, could just be me.
Creating horses has go me lost too. I recently sold a whole lot, and i don't know if i should sell more, or make more. Im just kind of stumped. I mean, i don't feel like i hava a purpose in the breeding or buying industry anymore. I don't know what i should be breeding into, or what i shouldn't and what people would want to by more from a horse. Points and pedigree or colour and conformation? I just feel like I'm creating horses just from boredom, which never do anything but sit and mock me that no one will probably buy them and they'll be stuck in my game until i can register them
Like nowadays there is so much in order to do before you even think about selling, which is so stressful, when i wish it was easier to sell horses. I feel like people are beginning to be less interested in the basic horses, which is understandable completely, my horses just feel like pixels and i when i sell, i rarely see them around and they just go off the face of the earth, if you know what i mean
Anyway, I'm just having a rough day, and I'm still thinking about selling more horses, leaving me with only about five left. Still thinking on that one, lol! But i had to get that off my chest. I just feel like my sole purpose of joining equus has changed, which really disappoints me, i feel like my stable is rusting away to nothing.
If youved skipped my drabbeling, or finished reading it, you'll be at this point. I forgot to mention to those who read my long story, that before i lost my first pony, another special horse came into my life. A horse that is now my only horse and will hopefully be staying with me for a long time (he's only five so he's still a wee baby). He's an arab x paint (40% Arabian) gelding, and absolutely loves snuggles.
Maggie May & Bucky
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