MSE/FAA Album | staff & horses - 1/14
Hi. I’m back (?)
It's been over a year. Not much has changed with me. Still seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. Still trying to cope with that. Schizophrenia is a bitch and psychological trauma likes to hide, silently gnawing away at your mind until you force it into the open only to wonder what good came from doing that. Well, what can you do.
I have 16 horses I chose to come back with. Some new. Most old. Some old but rarely seen. I don’t really plan to do much except occasional blog posts and enter these few horses in shows. So how active you can really call me is uncertain.
Per the inevitable “what will you do with x, y, z, and everything else" question, I don’t know. Frankly, I’m not really in the state of mind to think about it. What I will say is, if you have been leasing a horse from me after all this time (trust me, I’ll know based on their point number and a vague recollection of who those people are) and want to officially own it or breed it, do message me.
If I own a horse from you and you want it back, you can also message me, but I warn you that I will neither guarantee a response nor guarantee any file retrieval. I may also be undecided and reserve the right to decline to return a horse. I don’t know is what I’m saying. Returning was an impulse decision I may yet regret.
This is the list of horses I will keep active at this time, excluding new horses. I don’t think I had them leased out (or I already contacted the person affected), but here they are on the rare chance someone out there is still showing them and I’ve forgotten.
- FAA Cardholder's Fate
- Fae's Jorōgumo
- MSE American Eulogy
- MSE Celebrity Martyr
- MSE Cult of Personality
- MSE Litany of the Dead
- MSE Mistreated by Shadows
- MSE One Way Ticket to the Dark Side
- MSE Santa Destroy
- MSE Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
- MSE Spoiler Alert
Every other horse if you have been leasing, you can message me. Obviously if you had been leasing any of the above, you can stop leasing them.
Finally, here is a picture as is tradition. This was before I fixed my reshade so the colors are awful. All my horses are out dated and it’s highly unlikely I will update them. So that’s fun, too. But hey. A picture.
Future posts will be more typical and less of a downer
Hi! Glad to see you back. Sorry to hear your schizophrenia is a bitch. I hope you don't regret your choice to come back and I look forward to seeing you around
I see him in the background looking at a tree; you can't hide those filthy colored creatures from me for long.
In all seriousness, you know the deal, you know how it goes, what else is left to say? I probably should have an epic monologue to consummate this, but, it's alright that I don't. I think. Wouldn't be the first time I've disappointed my father!
Nice to have you back once more.
We will get that (soggy) bread.
I'll spit in Litany's eye before I sent him home through the pit.
It makes me so happy to see that you are making a return (whatever return that is)!! lovely to see your unique horses once again and looking forward to seeing what else you have to show us! ^^
Oh my goodness! I didn't think we would ever see you again! I'm so glad to see you posting/returning. I think the community (myself included) has missed you. Hope to see you around some more!
Welcome back! Take your time and do what you want.
Glad to see you back!
Welcome back I'm glad that you're considering going back to the forum!
Gina Jolie Richards
Claire von Hohenfeld
welcome back! i always admired your work
Not sure if you remember me but you helped me out on here when I first joined! So glad to have you back, hope you are well at the moment
So happy to see you're back here
Katherine Star Ackles
Ohhh I'm so so happy to see you back! Your horses have influenced so many lines of so many different breeds and your cc creations have made so many members happy! Take all the time you need and figure out how active you want to become, but I think I can speak for the whole community when I say we will always be glad to have you back
I am so glad that despite having so much difficulties you decided to post here and no matter what you might think in the near future about this, I am so grateful and happy you did it!
Yes! Welcome back, can‘t wait to see your updates
Glad you decided to come back, even if it may only be once in awhile!
Thank you everyone for the replies. I got this update done sooner than expected. In it you can see all 16 of the horses and their riders. I won’t bother pointing out which horse is which because I hope to do an update focused on each horse individually. But, of course, since I gathered these pictures I added more horses and riders (still trying to keep my numbers low, however). Oh well. I’ll figure out how to incorporate them later.
Amanda & Alastair Schrödinger
It was a rocky start for these two siblings when Alastair showed up at MSE after years of no contact…and Alastair did not make it easy for Amanda either. The years proved to soften them; it helped that Alastair became more interested in equine life. He eventually took several horses under his care, albeit typically the less competitive sports. Amanda meanwhile has focused on retraining a racehorse and refining a halter horse for the competitive English disciplines.
Owns: MSE Cult of Personality [German Sporthorse] (Alastair), FAA Dragging Chains [Missouri Fox Trotter] (Alastair), MSE Self-Fulfilling Prophecy [Iranian Turkomen] (Amanda), MSE One Way Ticket to the Dark Side [Akhal-Teke] (Amanda)
Rides: Fae's Jorōgumo in secondary discipline (Alastair)
Samuel has always been a bit of an enigma around MSE and the years have not changed that. He’s the establishment’s mysterious benefactor and that is the extent that is known. Speculation suggests he was once a great competitive rider but neither has an explanation for his interest in MSE been offered nor uncovered.
Owns: MSE Litany of the Dead [Akhal-Teke], MSE Broken Bones [Orlov Trotter], MSE Spoiler Alert [Akhal-Teke x Marwari]
Once one of MSE’s top show jumping riders, Alicia wanted a change of pace. Quite literally. She took up endurance with Fae's Jorōgumo and secondary focus of show hunters with MSE Color Out of Space. Color’s main discipline is eventing so Alicia still gets a familiar rush from that.
Owns: MSE Color Out of Space [Dutch Warmblood], Fae's Jorōgumo [Nez Perce]
Evan Durden & Damien Gray
Evan and Damien are the trouble-makers of the group. Well, mostly Evan. Having ridden many of MSE’s most notable horses (MSE Project Mayhem and MSE Fragile Ego included), Evan is not one for humility. His main horse is MSE Mistreated by Shadows (but, truth be told, that’s only because MSE Mass Hysteria is very young).
While Evan excelled in the show jumping ring, Damien stuck mostly to show hunters. That’s changing a little as his partner’s tastes have grown on him and he is venturing more into show jumping and equitation. His main horse is MSE Santa Destroy.
Owns: MSE American Eulogy [Budyonny cross] (Damien), MSE Santa Destroy [Akhal-Teke x Anglo-Arabian] (Damien), MSE Toe the Line [Wielkopolski] (co-owned by Damien & Evan), MSE Mass Hysteria [Trakehner] (Evan), MSE Mistreated by Shadows [Ukrainian Riding Horse] (Evan)
Zach is an eventing and dressage rider which is reflected in his two horses. Martyr, shown with him here, is an eventing stallion and Cardholder doubles in both dressage and Western dressage. Zach has typically stayed to the sidelines though he has been with MSE as long as the others. He is more reserved than the others, but just as talented.
Owns: FAA Cardholder's Fate [American Saddlebred], MSE Celebrity Martyr [Akhal-Teke]