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        09-10-2013, 09:02 PM
      #13141
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    Went through more old photos.....here's my 'first' pony. We had horses since I was born, but I bought Teapot when I was 5 with my very own money....$25!!!

    She taught me everything I needed to know about riding....like hang on for dear life when she would flip,her bit upward and I would have zero control. Hang on for dear life when she took off DOWN the cement driveway and around the corner to the barn.....dang those hedges hurt! hang on for dear life as you hoop and holler in joy while you race down an abandoned airfield!!! (super,fun!!!) my older sisters friend would sometimes pick me up on her way to a trail ride. She taught me a lot.

    She taught me horses of any size can cross GIANT fallen trees....even if their bellies rub.

    I was known to do a Lone Ranger and run at her from behind and jump up over her bum to mount! that poor pony!! That being said, I think I only saddled her twice...the rest of the time ( I rode her until I was at least twelve and fot a horse) we rode bareback. I had her until I was in my early twenties.

    Oh the memories!

    O, the farm in the background was where I grew up!

    TJ, LOVE the quote...will have to write that one down!
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        09-10-2013, 09:13 PM
      #13142
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    TJ, I thought about contacting that author! I make so many connections while reading that book.

    Funny, twice, while sitting on a wooden spool in the pasture Jay will walk up behind me, ever so softly touch his muzzle to the back of my neck....blow....and walk away.

    What does THAT mean?

    I'll have to look I into the other book you mentioned. I'm addicted to books....
         
        09-10-2013, 09:19 PM
      #13143
    Yearling
    Popped in to see if I was disgraced..guess I'm not! Nicker, I love the story & pics of your little pony, & Jay gettin' his bath!

    Eole, I emailed my supv that I flunked, will see what's next. It's a "simple" test (Blue Board EMT), but I just didn't get it...I did try 'tho. Will see what the training supv says, & I may still ask for your help. Really appreciate the offer..wish I could send you these questions...aaah!...

    & Eole: Tommy IS a pretty paint! & a good boy, & to reiterate Nicker...that's why we're here: horses!

    Am going to go get my dinner & go to bed. Early day tomorrow...

    Salutes to all.
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        09-10-2013, 09:23 PM
      #13144
    Yearling
    Just saw Nicker's post...I bet she wouldn't mind a phone call, if just one, she sure accepted mine. Jay blowin' on your neck? Love? What were you thinkon' @ the time? Who knows? Horses are.....different.

    My lack of experience....is real. My intuition is/has been sporadic but real & responded to, by them.
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        09-11-2013, 12:46 AM
      #13145
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    Back to getting into trouble I did two things One I commented in the gelding thread and thought that in the end the posters had a problem with males to the point I said so, but not in those words.

    In the 50 thread I posted a published poem by Willie Nelson called my nooky days are over. I thought it appropriate because it was really the over 50 and some may be able to relate. Not me or have the maturity to laugh at the reality of what he was saying.
    I think they took it off and posted it in the saloon. It was a published poem and very true also by a famous Americian. Hell I was flying the flag.

    Now as for sending me to the corner. How Cruel of you knowing that standing in the corner of a round room is a real brain teaser. That has to be a school teacher to come up with punishment like that. I can imagine all the kiddies running round in absolute confusion, where I, having Irish in my blood line, just take it in my stride. Confusion that is.
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        09-11-2013, 12:56 AM
      #13146
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    And just while I'm in the mood for a laugh Roslyn was in one of her moods the other night and with a twinkle in her eye she said come on lets go up stairs and make love. I said she can have one or the other.
         
        09-11-2013, 06:57 AM
      #13147
    Green Broke
    Good morning all. Great pics. Hope you have a great day.
         
        09-11-2013, 07:05 AM
      #13148
    Weanling
    Just wanted to pop in.

    I've been very busy with the new horses, these early mornings and the heat on top of the added work is wearing me out. It may take me a bit to adjust.

    But hey, this is going to whip me into shape in no time right?

    I'm trying to at least keep up with reading posts.
         
        09-11-2013, 08:22 AM
      #13149
    Green Broke
    It will be a big adjustment for me to get back to all the horse chores once again, too! We will get a dumpster in , so the manure leaves every week, just as I had it for the last 35 years in CA. It will be such a luxury to have trash collection once again.
         
        09-11-2013, 10:30 AM
      #13150
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    Amen Sister!!!
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    i haven't been really outside of this thread, so I don't really know what is going on....don't really have time. BUT, many months ago, as I had mentioned before, someone commented on a ligitamate (sp) question I had...made a comment that was just rude. Wasn't helpful in the least, just reallly inappropriate. Like I say to the children....is that really helping the issue? Or the person problem? Telling me to shove a bottle up my arse isn't helping me find a good quiet horse...THAT is what bothers me. Would that person have said it to my FACE? Hard to say....but bottom line, that wasn't helpful and needn't be said. Is that where people are going? Just saying things to be nasty and hurtful? I don't know, like I said, I rarely leave this thread. But if you don't have something helpful or useful to say and want to be SNARKY.....bug off! Totally my own opinion. But our world is too full of snarkiness....look at TV. GAWH! It almost seems that mean and rudeness is OK.....really? Where's the humanity? And some of these people asking questions (i'm assuming from my brief periods out) are young kids needing to learn. Maybe they don't have parents who help teach them appropriate horsemanship....again....speculating here.

    I belong to a teacher's forum, and it's not nasty at all! (except the politics board) but I don't go there! AND....teachers can be nasty.....but it appears, by the goings on... horse people (some) can be WORSE! Hahaha

    My two cents......for what it is worth.........OFF to the barn!
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