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        02-24-2014, 08:04 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Kelli    
    Oh yeah! I just turned 40 in October. I'm pretty pumped about my 40's actually. Life finally seems to be slowing down and things are falling into place;)
    Welcome to the forum, Kelli, and to the wonderful and vibrant 40's! I always say when asked, "I'm in my 40's going into the 30's!" The old adage, "You're as old as you feel" is a good one. We horse people really have it made as well - win/win to a healthy, active life! Your horse is beautiful, btw :)
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        02-24-2014, 10:03 PM
    I agree with the 40 thing...I'm glad I'm in this stage of my life,

    CCG, hope I didn't offend with the DH comment...didn't mean to insinuate he was lazy....but I WILL say my moms DH IS! so would she!!! LOL

    Speaking of 'older'...there is a girl at work that is also into horses. We've gone ridding a couple,times together, and I like to beat her ear about them.....I feel as if I bore her with my talk...sigh....I can't understand why she doesn't enjoy the convo as much as I do!?!?!

    Sometimes when we talk, I get a funny feeling about her...and I think I finally figured it out today....I knew she took some girls she instructs to a show this weekend. So I inquired how they did. She said one placed 3rd....and like always I had to prod for an answer...what in? Horsemanship....hmmm I'm kinda thinking it's something like showmanship, but ask for clarification.....her demeanor won't really understand, but says, it's where they judge the rider. Oh, I say, equitation.... Well it's like English equitation where they judge the rider, she says, but it's called horsemanship. Humph, I have to make a comment, so I say, Oh, the 'olden' days, they called that western equitation. (At this time I am getting a bit miffed bc I get it now....she thinks I am ignorant! So, I have to be honest, I got a bit snooty, and made a comment that was my class, and I went to states in it!

    I sound like such a little girl....but It bothers me to think she thinks I don't know anything. Yes, I've been out of the circuit for a while....but I was riding and competing before she was even BORN!!!! I DO know a thing or two...not all, but dang it...I was GOOD. And I guess that is what irks me the most...she doesn't take me seriously....and I WAS good in my day! DH works with younger people too....we both have found many youngin's don't give us a chance! Ugh.

    Anyone else get this? Sorry for the's just something that eats at me from time to this isn't the first time she's made me feel less than adequate in the horse world.....and now I think I have at least this bit figured out.....but she's an enigma....

    Hunter, love the looks of the saddle and Scotty is just so pretty!!!!

    Back to freezing temps again. Single digits starting tomorrow night....BOO
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        02-24-2014, 11:17 PM
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    Pig Pig got attacked by a giant tree!!!!!!
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        02-24-2014, 11:18 PM
    another teacher here

    Actually, I used to teach, now I am a counselor and quasi administrator. I'm also the testing coordinator. Right now we are in that special hell known as State Testing Time. My stomach is in a stress knot evan as I type this!

    I started PT today for my knee. I won't have much to do, I have almost all my range of motion already. I'll be ready to ride in a month. Speaking of riding, my Rosie girl got shipped to a different barn. That leaves me without a ride for now. Hopefully when I am ready to ride, we will find another horse for me. I've been keeping my eye on the retired Standardbreds. They are supposed to be pretty level headed and good for trail horses. I still really want a QH. Call me prejudice, but I just love a QH!

    It's all ice here and we are heading into another week of cold cold weather. No one rides outside here, too icey. This winter needs to end. Bleh...
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        02-25-2014, 01:09 AM
    Long day today. I taught all day, had lunch supervision, PST interviews until 7:30 and then taught night class till 9 pm. I'm pooped! Lather rinse and repeat on Wednesday but hope to get a ride on tomorrow night.

    I guess the good news is that I'm not missing out on any great weather. We are seeing lows near -40 this week. It's almost March for Pete's sake! That polar vortex can just spin its way right back to the north pole!
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        02-25-2014, 07:47 AM
    Green Broke
    I think I may have come off a little rude to one of the girls at work yesterday , but it worked out for the good as I had intended it to. One of the young ladies(early 20s)that works on the warehouse was walking the same direction I was and I had stopped and asked her if she used to ride horses a lot. She said yes and asked why I asked. I told her she had the build of a rider with the strong thighs and the way she carried herself. I noticed the uncertainty in her face and quickly responded that it was a compliment. I asked how often she rode and how long since her last ride. After a few minutes I was able to offer her to come exercise my boys a few days a week since I always seem to have other things going on with this house. Told her once the vet comes on the 8th of march then I would gladly take her on the trails across the way where there are 2500acres. She lit up as if I just gave her a horse. She is so excited about having the opportunity to ride again as its been 2 years since she has been able to ride. Shortly after high school.

    Stan, she would be the perfect candidate for Bugs.

    Its great seeing the activity from some of the new people to our little thread. I hope it continues.

    I feel bad for those still trapped in the vortex as we are seeing steady temps in the upper 60s to upper 70s now. Spring breakers will start filling the beaches in another week which doesn't affect me since I stay away from that side of the bridge.
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        02-25-2014, 08:23 AM
    Green Broke
    NM-no problem-I certainly did not take offense-he has good days & bad days. Right now the 10 yr old knee replacement is givng him problems. He was wearing a brace yesterday & helping a neighbor w/his ATV while I was off to Prescott. Then a pain pill for the evening-but he will have to tough it through until April when he gets his Disability Medicare, or we will be having financial problems again. I don't want to re-live that nightmare.

    After finding Costco, I waited for the gal w/the ice machine-it was worth the wait-it is brand new-only used once & I got a great deal. Then I spent a couple of hours in Costco & then I was done-no energy left to even think about another store. Did find a nice bag of horse treats & also a 50# bag of wild bird feed for $13!

    I'm thinking of taking all the (king-size) bedding to town to wash in the giant washers-just gets it all done quickly w/out using up our precious hauled water & propane. Should do that before the first of the month-the first week of every month is a traffic nightmare-as folks who don't usually go out have gotten their checks & are getting in their supplies. I'm still learning alternate routes to the most used street in town & how to avoid it, but the first dirt road that runs parallel is really rutted and not a good option.

    Rick-So glad that young gal may get a chance to ride again.We have house projects around here, but we will get them done when the money allows-the next two that will be addressed are the steps in the back-yard that the pup chews on-they are quite wobbly, then I have to make some more screens for some windows-3 small ones & probably 3 larger ones as I used too heavy of a screen when I did the larger ones last year.

    So plenty to keep us busy! Happy horse time to all.
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        02-25-2014, 08:32 AM
    Green Broke
    FP, glad the bacon didn't get harmed. That looks like a special pig and needs to last a long time.

    Ccg, most of my projects don't really cost much money, but the ones that do are not cheap. I have some screens around the pool area that will have to be replaced. Some have just pulled out from under the rubber seal and need redone where others have holes in the center and will need to be replaced.

    I think this girl will work out great and especially with the days getting longer in just about two weeks. That will give me more time to ride before jumping on the other projects. I'll get with her today to see if she wants to come by one afternoon this week to meet the boys or come over Saturday to ride them around the paddock and get an initial feel for them.

    Time to act like I'm at work. Hope everyone has a great day.
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        02-25-2014, 08:16 PM
    Farm Pony, that looks bad! Just high winds?
        02-25-2014, 08:25 PM
    A friend of mine posted a pic on FB of our competitive soccer team from 1984-85. It was hilarious, big hair and short shorts. We have decided on a reunion scrimmage complete with our coaches....this should be fun. I hope someone brings a doctor or a Here is a pic. I'm the one on the bottom left and I'm super thankful that my mom didn't allow me to use hairspray;). Let's see if I can post a picture right side up!

    Roaddy, sounds like you found a great deal with the girl coming to ride a few times a week!
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