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        01-22-2013, 07:38 PM
    Onehorse, you are my hero too! I told my mother when she was visiting over Christmas that I planned on still riding when I am her age. She is 75 and in horrible health, from not taking care of herself. I decided that I am going to do whatever it takes to be riding well into my 70's. So happy to hear from someone that is doing just that!!!
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        01-22-2013, 07:53 PM
    Funny, but when I first started going to the rides, and they gave a prize for the "oldest rider,"I never dreamed I would be getting the prizes one day. I slip around to find out what the prize is before I admit my age to a group of several hundred riders....
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        01-22-2013, 09:02 PM
    Hi all!

    Corgi - So glad to hear Izzy doesnt have a melanoma. Hopefully the hormone thing can be figured out quickly.

    Hunter - sending good thoughts for the pony...I know all too well how those fetlock injuries find ways to swell and heal then swell before they are better. Its so frustrating. Is Hunter on an anti inflammatory?

    Stan - that trek sounds amazing. Though spendy, that's about what a show season costs...since you aren't showing, I think a spendy trek is completely in line.

    Critter - ouch poor Grace! Hope that heals up quick!

    Onehorse - welcome! So happy to hear you are still riding...I pray to still be riding even just tens years from now.

    CW - how are you feeling?

    I ride tomorrow and Thursday, the two best days of the week! Our schooling show is in 2.5 weeks, I'm really getting season isn't too far away!
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        01-23-2013, 12:27 AM
    Hi Grace I am doing good thank you for asking
    Have fun tomorrow and Thursday
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        01-23-2013, 02:09 AM
    Originally Posted by Onehorse    
    I am 76 years old,


    Total tangent here:

    There is someone about your age at my previous barn, I love him dearly, but he is not of the faint of heart. I had thought that he bottled it all up until he got older, but my Mother in Law had him for a teacher. She tells me she was chewing gum in class, and he made her stick it on the end of her nose for the rest of the lesson. Tony would only have been in his 30s at that time, so he was a battleaxe back then too. My MIL kind of hates him, I adore him, but I wasn't his student.

    Tony just about 4 years ago held a pitch fork to the grain guys chin and asked if he was going to treat him like an old man now. Of course he didn't, but I love this about my Tony.

    Wow. I managed to go off on a massive tangent I guess I needed to share my Tony stories ( there are many).

    What I just meant to say was Welcome!
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        01-23-2013, 03:12 AM
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Onehorse, you are my new hero.
    **** it I thought I held that position
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        01-23-2013, 01:21 PM
    Sorry Stan
    My hubby is my hero
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        01-23-2013, 08:05 PM
    My horse spooked, knocked me down and stomped on my instep and ankle with a hind foot. I think he may have hit the hot wire with his tail. My foot looked similar to the picture but my toes turned black. It took three months or more for the swelling to go down completely and I was gimping around for more than a month. In 45 years I have never had my own horse do that. It was flarking humiliating.
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        01-23-2013, 08:23 PM
    Graces face is healing fantastic. I tell you that underwoods horse medicine is the Bomb!! It's hard to spay her with it being close to her eye but we are working it out. I do have a interested party coming to look at her this weekend. I already warned them of her battle wound.
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        01-23-2013, 08:50 PM
    About the horse jumping into the stock truck. There was a horse trader in the Mojave desert called Cotton Eyed Joe. He had been kicked by a horse and lost an eye. He wore glasses with a wad of cotton stuffed behind the lens of the missing eye. Anyway, he had a stock rack on his pick up and I would often pass him on the road with a horse in the back of his pickup. How he did it I don't know but he got the horses to jump in and out of his pick up bed. I don't think he even had a ramp. He had a fenced half acre with a haystack in the middle and jhe turned horses out in the pen. I was shoeing there one day and he told me that the day before he hauled a horse in that he had traded for and put it in the pen. He said, "It walked over to the haystack, took one mouthful of hay and fell over dead. If the s.o.b. Had had the courtesy of dying in my truck at least I could have hauled it to the rendering plant." That was one horse that didn't jump back in.
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