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post #111 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 03:41 PM
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I was born 54 years ago in the south east of England, a long awaited and much loved daughter, who my Mum was going to raise to be a lady in her image. Delight soon turn to bemusement, and frustration and then resignation.
Ahhh! Another woman whose mom wanted a daughter in her image - lollol

Mom was satin and lace and I was born blue jeans & t-shirt. I was ecstatic when dad would come in the house to announce "I need her". That got me out of scrubbing floors and into turning wrenches (well handing them to dad as I was only five or six).

It would prove the thing that saved my butt from going in the poor house on more than one occasion. I can still change out the stabilizer shocks on my ancient ex-logger truck but please don't ask me to cook anything beyond breakfast or you'll be reaching for the TUMS

Your story is truly very touching. I am so happy that you have found horses and a peaceful place in life once again
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post #112 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 03:45 PM
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Oh goody, another thread to join.

I'm about to be 42 any day now.....

Started riding ummm 12 years ago, and now live my life around my horse. My 6 yo son comes an equal first, and my husband, the other animals, and the house all come trailing in after.

My darling mare is Rosie, a Suffolk Punch x Thoroughbred. She's 14 years old, and was a brood mare 'till I got her 3 years ago. We hack and hunt and love life together.

Today I met a lady who might take her from me :( when we move to Alberta in the summer. I'm very excited about every aspect of the move except that I'll be leaving my Rosie Posie and my son's pony behind.

Sigh....

But I am assured that there are some nice horses in that part of the world to buy.....

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #113 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 04:02 PM
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I hear you about the move. I just did one-it's so traumatic. Yes there a esome lovely horses in CAnada-so hopefully you will find one after you get a bit settled in. I was lucky enough to bring mine along w/me, but we still need to get the shelters up.Today we got new license plates & drivers' licenses. Now I have to change the auto insurance from one state to another. How soon is your move coming up?
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post #114 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 04:09 PM
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I hear you about the move. I just did one-it's so traumatic. Yes there a esome lovely horses in CAnada-so hopefully you will find one after you get a bit settled in. I was lucky enough to bring mine along w/me, but we still need to get the shelters up.Today we got new license plates & drivers' licenses. Now I have to change the auto insurance from one state to another. How soon is your move coming up?
Husband will be starting in March, I'll wait until the end of the school year and then move over with son, and dogs, and kitchen sink and all, in August.

We'll be over for a fortnight at Easter, and I might flit back and forth to look at houses....

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
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post #115 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 04:39 PM
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Mom was satin and lace and I was born blue jeans & t-shirt. I was ecstatic when dad would come in the house to announce "I need her". That got me out of scrubbing floors and into turning wrenches (well handing them to dad as I was only five or six).
My long lost sister

Same in our house, Dad was always calling for me to go out and do exciting things, which I was only to glad to do.

My Mums favorite (not in a good way story) When I was 5 I was asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time, I can still remember the dress, white with little blue flowers on it, and a ball gown design, fitted top then full length wide skirt. While I remember the dress, I don't remember having my jeans on underneath as she swears I did
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post #116 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 05:42 PM
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My long lost sister

Same in our house, Dad was always calling for me to go out and do exciting things, which I was only to glad to do.

My Mums favorite (not in a good way story) When I was 5 I was asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time, I can still remember the dress, white with little blue flowers on it, and a ball gown design, fitted top then full length wide skirt. While I remember the dress, I don't remember having my jeans on underneath as she swears I did
I always said I was mom's favorite child simply because I was her only child

Did you have hoop skirts and rumba pants? I'm ten years older than you and not sure if that dispicable "in thing" to dress little girls in was still around. I was around five when "mummy" decided to dress me in a white organza dress that required a hoop and those very obnoxious rumba pants with the ruffles on the butt

I was ok with my Buster Brown black patent leather shoes, tolerated the ruffled white socks, but that dress and those rumba pants were mutiny time. Every picture that was taken that day was a pout
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post #117 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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My long lost sister

Same in our house, Dad was always calling for me to go out and do exciting things, which I was only to glad to do.

My Mums favorite (not in a good way story) When I was 5 I was asked to be a bridesmaid for the first time, I can still remember the dress, white with little blue flowers on it, and a ball gown design, fitted top then full length wide skirt. While I remember the dress, I don't remember having my jeans on underneath as she swears I did
I was the same way when ever dad called me I would run outside just to help
With whatever
I loved my mom but I was more like my dad and I was daddies little girl
I always wore pants and either worked in the garage or garden
My hands were always dirty

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post #118 of 29437 Old 02-07-2012, 07:47 PM
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I'll be 45 in a few weeks. Most of you know my story. I got my first horse at age 40 and promptly turned into an 8 year old. I grew up in a non-horse family, so my horse experience prior to ownership were lessons here and there and leasing a few TBs. I had a fall when I was 39 that left my right leg non-functioning for 6 weeks. Once I was back to full capacity, I realized while my wallet was never going to magically expand, I wasn't getting any younger and was only a fall away from never being able to ride at all. A few months later, a local radio show was running a contest called, "my one thing". You had to submit what one thing you want more than anything and the winner would get their one thing. I didn't enter the contest but it was crystal clear to me what my one thing was. A few months later, I got my first horse.

While I was initially cautious about riding, going out on trails, jumping and such, I've switched gears over the past few years and find myself getting bolder instead of the opposite. Don't know how that happened, but I'm definitely enjoying the ride.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #119 of 29437 Old 02-08-2012, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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When the weather starts to get warmer and drier I am going to the stable
And ride
I am buying my boots on ebay and helmet maybe too
One question do all helmets fit the same I mean I wear a medium

Instead of buying a mounting block hubby is going to build me one
So its more sturdy

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post #120 of 29437 Old 02-08-2012, 11:32 AM
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When the weather starts to get warmer and drier I am going to the stable
And ride
I am buying my boots on ebay and helmet maybe too
One question do all helmets fit the same I mean I wear a medium
In my experience they differ from manufacturer to manufacturer...I wear 6 7/8 in a Charles Owen, but in IRH I had to go up a smidge and it still didnt fit quite right (so didnt buy it) The Troxel sizing didnt fit me at all. You would be best to go try some on to find out which fits best, then go order online.

My journal of my re-entry back to the horse world http://shelooksgoodonahorse.blogspot.com/
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