I try to return all congratulations that I see!  If I miss you, I'm sorry.  

A little about me and my game here for anyone who's curious:

I'm an adult player and an occasional pass buyer, though I prefer to earn my passes in game.  When I do get passes, I spend them all on horses in short order.  (haha)  I'm gradually working on my trophies - such as getting all of the coats collected.

I don't have much interest in the "Great GP Race", though once in a while I'll buy the nicest colt or filly in a breed that interests me.  Then I'll try to run along in the "best publicly available" part of the race - before falling behind again.  I just don't have the time or money to compete with all of that.  For a short time I was an AP farmer and blupper for a team.  That was a lot of fun, but "life" interfered in a BIG way (overseas move) and so that was the end of that.  Now I AP farm for myself.   

I do work hard on my horses.  In my breeding programs I try to only breed 100 BLUP horses (or at least high positive if they can't get their wins) and I'm always seeking to improve on the parents.  

I had an interest in NIB horses and I have an ever expanding collection of Foundation horses from many different breeds.  I had bred a few NIB foals, but it is slow going since I try my best to BLUP the parents first.  With the upgrade of Foundation horse's GP, the old 350 horses are obsolete now I suppose, but I still have a bunch of them.

The breed I started with here was the Akhal-Teke and I still love them.  They still dominate my NIB horses, unicorns, and higher GP horses.

Other breeds I've dabbled in: Thoroughbred, Gypsy Vanner, Shetland Pony, Mustang, Knabstrupper... etc., etc.

I have one real horse, a Paint horse stallion who is my avatar picture.  He's an amazing guy, he's given more pony rides than I can count; I can let anyone ride him and they'll be safe.  I've owned him since he was 1 month old and he is 19 now.  We've been though a lot together.  He is truly a one in a million (or more) kind of horse.