Originally Posted by tjtalon
Hard tie keepin' up on this site again.
Welcome, HappyPlace! God knows horses in mine, when I can get there.
Happy Anniversary Nicker! Beautiful pics.
Stan, Bugs looks relieved being home. Hope you can get the nasty weeds in pasture figured out, & be able to KEEP him home. I paid attention to your post a bit ago, & to Rick's...will keep that inner beauty turning. Loved the story, 'tho Stan..good for that "'ol lady". I'll keep the sparkle, I reckon; do still get "looks", but am on my own...maybe in some future some ol' cowboy w/a true love of horses will yet snatch me up...never know!
Hugs to everyone. Keep riding. Me, I'll go muck Monday, & get a lesson. Need to breathe the air.
(Dang, I was disappointed NZ didn't win the Regatta...couldn't watch it, but paid attention via PBS..)
It would have been nice for NZ to have brought the cup this way again but, the faster boat won in the end. We take comfort in that the Americian boat was built in New Zealand. So the country still has some claim to fame and an economic spin off.
Due to the high cost of the boats and maintaining the team it is thought that NZ may not challenge for the cup next time around. That would be a shame as no Kiwi lives more than two hours from an ocean and it is in our blood to go boating, diving, fishing, that's when we are not hanging on to the horses neck for dear life.
All we need is a sponsor with a hundred million plus to spare. Some big Americian corporation would do, Mac Donalds, coupled with KFC and general motors would do.
Think of the advertising Junk food in healthy sport and General motors supporting wind power.
Talk about funding, Kim dot Com a German, New Zealand resident has just anounced on the 6 0 clock news he is considering getting involved in helping with the funding of team New Zealand for the next challange. You folks in the States may have heard of him. The Americian government, NZ government enforcement service and FBI has tried to get him into an Americian court for some issues involving the internet business. They grabbed his computers and moved the information to the States which as it turned out was illigal under New Zealand Law. That is a saga that continues so I think his involvment with the regatta may have a bit of a stick it to the government aspect to it. We will see.
Cheers all and get riding