Horse talk for mature people over 40 - Page 607
   

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Horse talk for mature people over 40

This is a discussion on Horse talk for mature people over 40 within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree41675Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-03-2012, 12:22 PM
      #6061
    Weanling
    original motor home . or camper.

    Saw this heading up high way 12 this summer. Heading on the same trail lewis and clark used back with the corp of discovery. Thought it was cool.not great pictures..but I didnt have long to get them.. hope you enjoy..thanks..
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg 2012BobMarshall 106.jpg (99.1 KB, 62 views)
    File Type: jpg 2012BobMarshall 107.jpg (99.4 KB, 59 views)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-03-2012, 12:58 PM
      #6062
    Weanling
    I got you beat. The price of a shoeing when I started was $9. I think a trim was $5. A five pound box of nails was five dollars and a rasp $4. A set of shoes was less than one shoe today. They were 25 cents a pound and an 0 shoe weighs about a pound. Just when I thought the price of nails couldn't go any higher they started selling them by the nail. 100 nails now cost around $13. A rasp is $21 and one, size O shoe is $2.30. Of course, gas was 35 cents a gallon and I could pick up hay bales from the field for 75 cents a bale. During my shoeing career I had all but one of the ligaments in one knee detached from the bone, requiring surgery and a four month lay up. The opposite knee was dislocated twice. A plastic surgeon placed over 40 stitches in my nose. And finally, a horse rapid fire kicked both the front and back of my rib cage putting me in the hospital for a month. I was 65 at the time and retired three or four years later although I still shoe my own horses and trim a few for friends. The minor nicks, cuts and bruises were daily. Shoers develop a high tolerance to pain. I refuse Novocain to have a cavity drilled. I loved the life but I have to admit, I don't miss it much. I must be getting old.
    Stan and montcowboy like this.
         
        12-03-2012, 02:19 PM
      #6063
    Trained
    Your pictures are awesome Scott
         
        12-03-2012, 02:22 PM
      #6064
    Trained
    Stan those pictures are awesome
         
        12-03-2012, 02:27 PM
      #6065
    Weanling
    Thanks country woman. Glad to see you on today... hope all is going good.. kinda shocked me seeing that gypsy wagon heading up lolo pass.
         
        12-03-2012, 04:29 PM
      #6066
    Trained
    Looks like the old days when people really traveled like that

    Nice to see you too Scott
    montcowboy likes this.
         
        12-03-2012, 05:09 PM
      #6067
    Weanling
    Oh nooo I been out olded..lol. Well all I can say..i don't mind losing eliduc..lol. I tend to find that most mornings it just takes my joints and old broken bone awile to get moving. My days of jumping out of bed ready to attack my day is over and done. Set like a setting sun... I get enough shoeing..training.. to keep me busy and happy. Cause when you look back on it. The ups. The downs.. the lean times..the fat times. In the end. These things we call horses.. gets in your blood. Seeps out of ever pore; takes over your mind . Body.and soul. And none of us would have it any other way.. would we???? Ride safe everyone.
         
        12-03-2012, 08:45 PM
      #6068
    Trained
    I know what you mean Scott
    I have sore knees and joints as well

    Nice to be here
         
        12-04-2012, 12:13 AM
      #6069
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    Stan those pictures are awesome! I would love love love to come ride there. You have renewed my urge to go to NZ.
    I still have Stella you can ride.
    I have put bugs in the front paddock to get him used to cars and trucks going by. Also Stella is in the next paddock absolutly beside herself having another horse around. She is protecting Kate staying between her and Bugs. I have put up an electric fence as well as the wire one to keep them further apart. Bugs is still wound up but now and again he listenes to me. I am giving him this week to settle but with contact with me and will ride him on saturday, also Stella, I have to work her as well.
    Bugs is not as calm as he was in the weekend so I assume the new place and no paddock mate has thrown him a curve. Also new humans quite a lot for him to take in.
         
        12-04-2012, 12:33 AM
      #6070
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Thanks for the pictures Stan. I hope the new horse works out for you and you have good riding experiences from now on. Good for you racking up the points. What is a road-user tax ?
    Extra sales tax. Its a charge based on the weight of the vehicle and being diesel power. It cost me an extra 4.5 cents a kilometer. Does not apply to petrol driven cars.

    Diesel fuel is cheaper than petrol but when you add in the road user tax and calculate the miles per gallon there is little saving between the two fuels
         

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0