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Post by Tracy Scheinkm » Wed, 20 Jan 1993 15:43:06


        Hi, my name is Tracy Scheinkman.  I am 35 years old.  I have
been riding horses, mostly trail-riding, since I was 6 years old.  My
parents bought me my first horse when I was 8 years old, she promptly
threw me off and I fractured my elbow, thus our relationship was
sealed!  I had her for 12 years, she was Wonderful.  She taught me
how to ride, I wouldn't have traded that feisty horse for anything.
Unfortunately due to college and moving out of my parents home I felt
I had to give her up and find her another home.  I did and she lived
with them till she died at the age of 29 1/2, a fact I only discovered
when I was finally once again able to support a horse -- thanks to
my beautiful man, Bruce -- and began looking for her in order to get
her back.  I would still have her today if she were still alive and I could
have pursuaded her owners to part with her.
        My second horse is Cachet, officially Fable Cachet.  She is
a beautiful almost 8 year old grey Arabian mare of Crabbet breeding
with lots of *Raffles ***.  She stands all of 14.1 hands high (I
am 5' 5 1/2" and 150 or so pounds, she carries me just fine) and
weighs roughly 800-850 pounds.  Despite her small size she is a very
big mover and for that reason appears to be larger than she really
is.  We are currently doing dressage, trail riding, and jumping.
On April 21, 1990 Cachet had a beautiful Arabian filly that we named
Misty Mithril.  Mithril is now almost 3 and as big as her mom.  She
has been called by Dr. Bill Munson, breeder of her sire Shalimar
Jordie, "an example of extreme Kehilan type".  She is beautiful and
grey and tremendously powerful, very silly sometimes and kind of
snotty when she feels good.
        I am currently also half-owner of an Arabian filly of half-Crabbet
and half-Egyptian breeding who has had a rough start on life.  Her name
is Fable Zama and she is 9 months old.  She has been suffering the last
6 months with swollen joints and a fever which it was originally thought
by the vet to be joint ill.  I am pleased to report that after changing
her diet from alfalfa hay to bermuda grass hay, after only a week on the
new diet her temperature has dropped to nearly normal and her joints are
less swollen.  The farrier reports that she has not foundered and while
ring-bone is a possibility he feels that she has a good chance of
recovery.  
        Bruce is my beautiful man.  We have been together for 15 years.
He has made it possible for me to have horses again.  He had no experience
with horses until I introduced him to them surprise :-) ! He doesn't ride,
preferring to enjoy them from the ground.  He is a wonderful assistant
groom and keeps me together at shows.  We are both computer programmers
with the University of Arizona, Respiratory Sciences.  Bruce works full-time
and manages a group of very large data bases.  I work part-time and manage
some smaller data bases.
        We have 7 cats, all live entirely indoors so they won't get run
over by cars or sick or eaten by coyotes.  Three are foundlings, 4 are the
children of one of them.  They are sweet, wonderful and sometimes cause
me to duck as a cat goes flying past my face because they are terribly
athletic.  (Just remember when a cat suddenly looks at something that
isn't there, it's really looking at Martians.)  Our cats are named Isis,
Artemis, Corwin, Freya, Glisten, Tamesel, and Taliesin in approximate
order of arrival.
        Bruce and I are now planning to build a house on 3 acres of land
in order to provide our horses and cats with a spacious place to live.
        I ride Western, English, and bareback.

                                        Tracy and everybody

 
 
 

reader bios

Post by <DB.. » Wed, 20 Jan 1993 21:05:01

Greeting from West ***ia
I am Diana Beam, an applications programmer/analyst at the WVU Health
Sciences Center.
My first experience on a horse was riding the plow horse home from the
corn field when I was 3 or 4 yo.  Like many other people on the net
I rode wild as a child, then quit during the college and get a job years.
Recently I purchased a 50 acre farm not too far from the University and am
working hard at getting everything back in order.
I have 3 horses: Apollo - 8yo TB gelding; Beauty - 12yo Arab/QT cross mare
and Little Man - 7mo. AQHA stallion (but not for long, since I recently
read several of the articles mostly against raising stallions:).
This network has become a valuable resource for me and I hope to be
able to contribute something back once in a while.
Thanks