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        12-07-2012, 12:20 PM
    I had to go on a blood thinner and give up a lot of things that I did like skiing. The doctor told me a concussion could be fatal. I live 30 miles from a hospital. I came back to horses but my confidence is still not the same. Like I did two months of ground work on my colt before I mounted him. I have been riding him for five months and just started working him at the canter. I am someone who rode every rotten horse in Los Angeles county when I was young and have been under thousands of horses shoeing them.
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        12-07-2012, 01:06 PM
    Green Broke
    O/K guys the two words that I advise all younger men to have down pat so it rolls off the tounge but also sounds like you mean it.

    Say it wrong and its a week of silence That at times is not a bad thing.

    Blood thinners. I to have to take the daily dose along with a bunch of other medications. Payback for eating high fat and sugar foods in my younger years. Those were the days, now I look at a piece of cake and its a pound of weight on the gut.

    Where have the ladies gone. I used to spend considerable time making a man comment then retreating to the corner.

    Its Saturday, raining, cold, and summer,? Time to install the new gate and start working the horses.
        12-07-2012, 04:46 PM
    Grace we would make good Starbucks buddies lol
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        12-07-2012, 04:58 PM
    Hi everyone nice to be here again
    My saying to my hubby Marc is '' happy wife happy life ''
        12-08-2012, 02:05 AM
    If Momma ain't happy...ain't nobody happy

    Hectic in my world, as usual. That's ok though.

    I bought hubby a Christmas present and let him try it out the other day.

    I got a really nice used saddle from a friend. My saddles are too small for him--I am 5'3" and he is 6'2".
    This one's a Saddlesmith Ammerman roping saddle. Built nice and solid.

    He has only just started riding with me in the past couple of years. Until that point, he was content to do chores. He enjoys feeding the horses and fencing and that type of thing, but I finally got him in the saddle.
    He has even ridden the Badlands with me. :) He has decided he likes it! As he is pretty green, he only rides my appy. (the other two horses are not for beginners yet).

    Now, he surely likes having his own saddle--we've been borrowing one from a friend up until now--but I'm not sure he really 'gets' the coolness of this gift. He tried it out and it fits horse and rider, so look out next spring! :) I may get him trained in chasing cows yet, my city boy husband. :)

    I got a few pictures and will post them when I get them loaded.

    When he married me, he married horse's. :)

    Snowstorm on the way here this weekend. I, of course, work.
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        12-08-2012, 02:12 AM
    On riding and as we age.....
    I have an inner argument with myself sometimes.
    It has to do I feeling chicken it with age comes wisdom and caution?

    I lean toward the latter. Makes me feel better. :)

    I have ridden my entire life. Never have I been afraid until the past few years. It was like once I hit 40, I grew more cautious in some ways.
    Some days I surely don't like that feeling.
    Yet, maybe it has saved my behind a time or two.

    With age comes wisdom, right?

    Several years ago I was riding a young green paint gelding for a friend. He needed a tune-up.
    Well, that bugger reared and flipped over and landed on me. Trashed my left shoulder. To this day I feel it when I swing my saddle on a horse.
    I got back on that horse that night and rode him.
    Then could hardly move for a few weeks. OUCH.

    I guess that's what I want to avoid. Can't afford to get hurt.

    I should have listened to my instinct that night with that horse. He was being pushy and I stepped on too soon. He needed some groundwork for respect, and I skipped that. Dumb move on MY part.
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        12-08-2012, 09:55 AM
    Now I see why im always in the dog house..
        12-08-2012, 11:24 AM
    My hubby too is always in the dog house too lol
    Good morning everyone
    Its cold and wet here so not riding weather
        12-08-2012, 12:13 PM
    Stan, Montana, Eliduc -- Here's a thought -- I thought I was wrong once but I was wrong. LOL.
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        12-08-2012, 12:48 PM
    Lmao.. darnit. And you were so
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