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    02-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Well I'll be 50 next month ... YIPES! I grew up with horses. Did shows, 4-H, state competitions, etc. Gave horse riding lessons and helped train for extra money for Jr. College.

My first "horse" was a Shetland pony named "Bill". My only real memory of him was his name and promptly being removed from his back by him scraping me along the side of our barn! I think I was 5 yo then. Then I had a welsh pony and he was full of the awesome. Had him until he passed away and then I picked up a 4 year old QH mare that all she knew was to walk forward. Her name was Ky and I fell in love at that point and my Dad bought her for me. She was with me until the end of my show career then I retired her. Unfortunately I was forced to sell her when I was 20 because my Dad sold our farm and moved to where I couldn't have her anymore.

Life took over, I never was able to afford to get another horse and keep it the way I believe it should be so life moved on. Now, my hubby and I are finally in the position to bring them back into our lives. We are now looking for the perfect two to fit with us. Hopefully within the next year we'll have our trail riding buddies.
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    02-06-2012, 12:30 PM
Green Broke
Well, I'm in my 60's. Have always been horse crazy, bought my first horse when I had income from my first job (16). We learned a lot form each other-he was proud-cut & probably only green broke. I've had Quarters, Arabs, gaited horses, whatever I could afford. Just moved to AZ, & now have the unpacking to do. But did get both horses out on the trail this W/E-that was just the greatest! I too was a trail guide for awhile as a teenager-that was so fun. Love re-living the memories, thanks for the thread!
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    02-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Faceman    
Back on topic...Why do so many retired people shovel horse sh*t to pass the time?...
It's better than sitting in the recliner eating Bon Bons and watching soaps untill supper time??
    02-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
It's better than sitting in the recliner eating Bon Bons and watching soaps untill supper time??
that I totally agree with
    02-06-2012, 12:46 PM
I need some advice. My hubby would love for me to get a horse
Sometime in the spring, I know what kind of horse I would like
Half Arab half Quarter Horse no taller than 15 2 hh over 10 years old gelding prefer
Color not important goes English or Western must be well trained
Quiet also trail proof
    02-06-2012, 12:49 PM
What's the advice?
    02-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Is the Half Arab the way to go
And when I should I get the horse stuff like grooming things
Lead rope and stuff like that

I need a sturdy horse
I am 5'6'' and 190lbs but I have balance issues with my right side
    02-06-2012, 12:54 PM
I know I chatted with someone in the chat room here about Equine Massage? I can't remember who it was, but I'd love to hear about their schooling and business, or if anyone else has a large or small animal massage business that would let me pick their brain? I'm going to be heading back to school next fall for Large and Small animal massage cert, and would love to hear how others in the biz are doing...
    02-06-2012, 12:57 PM
I am so tickled to see so many of us "mature" riders. I sometimes feel like I am an old codger when I read these threads of people jumping this and that or other feats of physical strength and stamina. I ride mostly with much younger persons and for the most part, I hold my own. But in the back of my mind, I wish they could suddenly fast forward to my position and feel how it feels to be sore or how a simple fall feels to my body, or how much more "meaningful" the threat of a fall is, or how tired I am the day AFTER the long trail ride we did. I often say, try to remember this ride with Caroline, and how she went along , cantered and jumped small logs and goofed around for two hours in the sadddle, try to remember it when you are 53 (in 25 years!) and think, ****! She was a tough old broad, I just didnt' realize it then.
    02-06-2012, 12:58 PM
I love how this thread took off
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