starstrider: DO NOT TAKE (Me -- Itolocus)
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 Hello Equidae! I'm following [personal profile] sabr 's lead with an intro post. =)
([personal profile] sabr or [personal profile] sundog , let me know if I tagged anything wrong!)

I'm a 23-year-old Wisconsinite, and the two-legger counterpart of an 18.1-hand Hanoverian/TB gelding named Itolocus ("Toler"). Toler is 11, and we do mostly dressage these days as well as some jumping. We used to be more into jumping with hopes of doing some mini-events someday, but we had a jumping accident two years ago that has derailed that train of thought. We're making our comeback from that as well as some other injuries, so while we used to be showing at second level and schooling third, we are back schooling first level again. I sometimes think it would be fun to find a giant cart to hook him up to. (I think he'd enjoy combined driving, personally.)  XD  Fun facts: Toler is also a registered Canadian Sporthorse and Canadian Warmblood, as he was bred in Manitoba near Winnipeg.

Toler is my only horse, but the place I board him at breeds and trains Arabian Sporthorses (and Half-Arabian Sporthorses), as well as some OTT rescues. I occasionally do some training myself.

I also do equine sports massage, equine trigger point therapy, equine acupressure, joint yoga therapy, and a little equine chiropractic work. I'm not a professional or certified, but I know enough to work on my own horse quite comfortably, and he does see a professional massage therapist and chiropractor when we can afford it.

I am also an equine photographer, like sabr and sundog. I run a photoblog for my "imprint" TolHorse Studios. I also have a training blog for my journey with Toler, but I admit I haven't posted there recently...If anyone's interested, there are feeds for both here on DW: [syndicated profile] tolhorsestudios_feed  & [syndicated profile] notquitehercules_feed .

Date: 2010-11-27 08:47 pm (UTC)
sabr: (horses : hawk : canter bridle)
From: [personal profile] sabr
Welcome welcome! I do love me some Toler-goodness. I just love giants. Next to my spry little 15hh something or others, they're like giant puppies!

I added a tag for Toler's adventures, it's 'starstrider - toler' I think it will be cool to let people see what kind of adventures our individuals are up to, so you can filter by horses stories individually :)

Glad to have you! Now go forth and PIMP THIS BLOG! ;)

Date: 2010-11-27 09:05 pm (UTC)
sabr: (cars : red devil : front split)
From: [personal profile] sabr
Equestrian would absolutely not be okay with it - I only know this because I'm very familiar with their rules now, because I used them to build the rules here, lol. They don't allow community promotion. BUTTT, if we posted on there seeking other equine DWers, then invited them as they joined up, that would be okay I think.

Date: 2010-11-27 09:50 pm (UTC)
sabr: (canine : peering around tree)
From: [personal profile] sabr
Honestly, sometimes I don't even know what you're talking about. I'm not real good with the more technical sides of training. Like, I know WHAT you're talking about, but not necessarily the how and the why of what you are doing. I'm just an endurance gal!

But the important thing about blogging is being able to recount your footsteps later.

Date: 2010-11-27 09:59 pm (UTC)
sabr: (cars : other : orange mustang)
From: [personal profile] sabr
You're not a snob at all! I'm just one of 'those' equestrians. You know, the ones who dress their horses up in obnoxious colors, and do totally goofy things. My horse wears a bunch of blaze orange, for crying out loud :P His old saddle pad has FLAMES on it. It matches his blaze orange though, right? His next one is just going to be orange. ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE.

Date: 2010-11-27 10:14 pm (UTC)
sabr: (mood : orange crosshatch)
From: [personal profile] sabr
haha, that is made of win. HARDCORE. Poor Toler.

I love orange. Everyone is always like OOOO Smart, so you don't get shot!? And I just smile and nod. It's really because I'm tasteless.

Date: 2010-11-27 09:06 pm (UTC)
sabr: (misc : boxy cat)
From: [personal profile] sabr
You mean that there aren't clear borders between the entries? I'll see what I can do to tweak this one, since I really loves it and spent a long time on it yesterday, lol.

Date: 2010-11-27 09:46 pm (UTC)
sabr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sabr
I've fixed one thing, but seemingly broke a few more - but I think I fixed your main grievance. AND, I made the subject lines bigger to differentiate better between entries. Likey likey?

Date: 2010-11-27 09:51 pm (UTC)
sabr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sabr
No problem :) In the time it took me to complain about them, I had them fixed, lol. Made our icons full sized too! I like icons :)

Date: 2010-11-28 10:06 pm (UTC)
sabr: (sabr : autumn)
From: [personal profile] sabr
Can I use this shot of Toler for Equidae promo?

Date: 2010-11-28 11:22 pm (UTC)
sabr: (misc : makles)
From: [personal profile] sabr
It's no problem :) I was waiting for you to give me the okay - I'd already made the banner, and was just waiting to hit 'post' :)

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