I was just curious to see if there were any other horse owners on this site, or if anyone rides.
I bought my first horse in October of last year. She's a dark bay Appendix Quarter Horse Mare named Bella and will be turning 22 next month (though she's got the heart and spirit of a 4 year old).
We rescued her because she wasn't wanted since she didn't fit into the program at the barn she was located at. Best $250 ever. She's so full of life and has an amazing personality, and isn't really afraid of anything.
Bella and I ride trails and we love to jump. Recently we competed in a Dressage show at my barn and came in first place in one class and third place for our other! I was and still am so proud of her.