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        07-20-2012, 02:55 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Jlondon    
    Hello I am closing in on 49 and have caught the horse bug after taking riding lessons with a group of women in our neighborhood. Started out with 8 women we are down to 3 and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. I have been amazed at what I have accomplished in the few short months. Prior to these lessons the only riding I had done was those vacation trail rides I would drag my family on.

    I am working on getting my property set up to be able to have a couple of horses of my own. In the meantime I have a wonderful friend who owns two beautiful Arabians that is guiding me along in my quest to horse ownership.

    I have my own saddle and blanket and a nice rolling saddle rack to hold it. I can't walk into a tack shop or feed store without wanting to add to what I have. Lol I have bought a variety of horse treats to share with my lesson horse and my friends horses.

    The horse forum has been a great source of information and I love this thread for my age group. Thank you for setting this thread up and I look forward to learning everything horse.
    Hello from NZ and welcome. I am the token male on the thread, the other one is younger than myself, so could not be considered a token.

    We need a picture of the horse you ride, and hurry up and get the property ready for your horse. Having them outside the window does not gurantee more riding, but you do get to see the antics they can get up to. As for spending at the tack shop. My take on horse ownership is, on payday when returning home from work I go into the paddock and dump a wad of cash on the ground. Whats left Roslyn steals using some bogus reasion. Got to love the horse to keep going.
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        07-20-2012, 03:46 PM
    Need pictures Jlondon please of your horses
        07-20-2012, 06:44 PM
    Hi all!

    JLondon - welcome!! Looking forward to hearing of your riding and future horse buying.

    Stan - I so agree...tack stores suck every last penny from my wallet and I happily let them do it. If it's for the horse then for some reason it always seems reasonable to buy. Just got back from the tack shop, Kes NEEDED pink camo vet wrap.

    Susan - no way, I have never met anyone else with PsA before. And strange we both had a couple bad days at the same time. I feel much better today, strength is back and in less pain. My trainer even commented that I look rested and much better than I have over the last few days. Hope you're feeling good now too!

    Texas - love your pics, keep em coming!

    CW - so excited to hear that your moving quickly with your riding plan. Soon you will be riding!

    Registered last night for my Aug 5th show, and just about to place all my show forms into the mail for our big 3 day breed show. I even found a braider to come out to the show the morning before our first class, and my show coats arrived yesterday. Just need some shirts and a nice show pad and I am ready! (doesn't that mean another trip to the tack store???YAHOO!)
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        07-20-2012, 08:52 PM
    Yearling please! Welcome to our thread, this is the best thread on the web.

    With Grace: I used to take remicaide treatments, methotrexate and steroids. That is where the 30 lbs I gained came from. I quit though, I did not feel I was getting enough results to make the side effects and possible risks worthwhile.
    I don't take any treatment now.

    Your show is on my birthday. And our big drill team competition in Tennessee is the fourth...
    I know you will do great!

    Stan; Oh my Gosh...I could shop at tack stores every day, and now I can do it online and it is an addiction.

    Country Woman: Soon you will be riding. I am so happy for you.

    Diamond is bathed, clipped, braided with sheet on and put to bed. The tack is cleaned and loaded.
    Now to shower and try to sleep. Nerves always get me...
    Hopefully will have pictures tomorrow!
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        07-20-2012, 08:52 PM
    Good luck and have fun at the show with grace
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        07-20-2012, 09:16 PM
    Susan - Can't wait for pics! Good luck! I'm on some trial meds, they really don't seem to do much considering the last few days...I'll give them some more time but I hate taking anything. The side affects are scary!

    CW - thanks! The first show is in two weeks, I'm a ball of nerves, but so excited to be taking my own horse to a show. Hubby is going to video my classes, and I'll finally post a link to me riding for you all to critique :)
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        07-20-2012, 09:31 PM
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    whew JADEE I love it, I love it!!! Awsome GOOD FOR HER! I am soooo impressed and it just lets me know that I still have many many years of riding ahead!!!
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        07-20-2012, 11:13 PM
    JLondon welcome to the group, poneh pictures please!!

    Susan: Good luck! Don't forget think ZEN! Breath in and out SLOWELY!!! Also pics please!!

    Grace: Yay! I am sure you will be fabulous during your show, with a pretty mare like Kes how can you not win all the ribbons I am looking forward to seeing pics of the show in Aug. As for the tack shop, some things are a MUST HAVE. I agree with getting the pink vet wrap....must go buy some must buy list does not seem to be getting any smaller.....

    LadyT: Thank you so much, I feel like I got extremely lucky in finding her. She blows my mind with how smart and quick she is.

    Thank you all, I am supremely proud of my girl, and not because she's just a pretty face, she has a beautiful temperment to go with it. My BO offered to take her off my hands and she is not a mare person but said she would make the exception for my
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        07-20-2012, 11:55 PM
    Green Broke
    Its raining and we have just brought kate home. She was staying at a friends because the grass is not growing at home enough to support two horses and some sheep. Most of the farms around the coast are having the same issues over the past couple of years. Not enough rain at the right time to produce groth. She who must be obeyed is sewing and has just laid out the garment on the floor and in came James.Strolled on up to her and planted himself right in the middle of the garment. She is not impressed but gave this token male something to snicker at.

    I have been thinking about being branded the token male, and am unsure of the message behind the tag. I am not hurt, insulted, or even slightly put out. But does it mean I am past my use by date. As you can tell nothing constructive to do so I guess I might as well annoy Stella. Horses hate having there heads turned into the rain and wind.
        07-21-2012, 12:30 AM
    I hope you have grazing for all you animals Stan

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