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        05-01-2013, 03:37 PM
      #8391
    Foal
    Sorry posted twice
         
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        05-01-2013, 03:42 PM
      #8392
    Foal
    Everyone I know tells me I'm crazy to start riding horses agian. Yes I have heard a lot of "AT YOUR AGE" comments. I'm 63 and found on this forum that many members are around my age .
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        05-01-2013, 03:56 PM
      #8393
    Green Broke
    I actually rode without a helmet for over 40 years. About a year ago, after one of my friends was in a coma for a month after falling off her horse, my DH and I bought helmets. The first time that I put mine on, I realized that it was a good idea.

    I had not been thrown in years. Something startled my horse. She jumped to the side, then took off at a gallop. Years ago I would have had no trouble with that. Now between bad balance and weak legs due to a neurological problem, I just couldn't get back up and I bit the dust. I didn't actually hit my head, but I did think about that I could have.

    After I hit the dirt, my horse stopped galloping, came back, and she looked at me. I could almost hear her thinking, "What are you doing down there? Shouldn't we be riding?"

    I found a ditch for her to stand in and managed to get back on and continue my ride.
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        05-01-2013, 03:58 PM
      #8394
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    She was a flag girl in our junior high band and I was just an average Joe. We dated for 2 years before she dumped me when her family moved away.
    Does anybody besides me see a pattern of bad behavior among the men on this thread?
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        05-01-2013, 04:09 PM
      #8395
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Does anybody besides me see a pattern of bad behavior among the men on this thread?
    How was my behavior bad?? You knew Zeline didn't you?
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        05-01-2013, 05:25 PM
      #8396
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by teresa60    
    Everyone I know tells me I'm crazy to start riding horses agian. Yes I have heard a lot of "AT YOUR AGE" comments. I'm 63 and found on this forum that many members are around my age .
    Lots of people got after me too
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        05-01-2013, 05:32 PM
      #8397
    Banned
    We didn't ASK anyone else.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Lots of people got after me too
    My wife and I had not ridden for over 40 years. In our late 50's, I came home one day and asked? "What do you think about getting a couple of horses?"

    Deal was done. We started a new phase in our lives in so many ways.

    Good luck.
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        05-01-2013, 08:10 PM
      #8398
    Banned
    Quick rant.... or the facts.

    7:45 PM our time. LOTS of gun shots very close to us. Wife is... I don't know what she is doing other then trying to advise me from her vantage spot...

    We've done this before. Dogs poisoned and dead. Only the change in their bark alerted me of trouble. Others waiting for them to die so they can come over the walls.... our dogs died doing their jobs and I did mine.

    Wife is still yelling while I'm in the bathroom NOT watering the lawn.

    4 dogs going nuts... yelling from ... over there.

    I finish and grab BOB.... and go out to confront whatever. Dogs race into the house looking for comfort. Fine bunch they are.

    Bob and I are ready. We have been trained and hope that we get it right.

    More shooting. More yelling. I'm more alert.

    Welcome to my world!

    I assest the situation after several minutes. I join our dogs inside and look for some comfort here....... with BOB next to me as we listen.
    .................

    Some have objected to my and/or others posts being not so mature. I know have NO question of whom is mature and I don't give a dang one way or another. I've sent a PM that I have to take back. Nearing the end of our riding times and .. our lives... I'd rather say 'THANK YOU" to as many as I can for sharing rather then worrying about 1 or 2 that find offense in my/our banter of sharing and good honest fun.

    Sorry to PEE on our party tonight BUTT ... I needed to vent. (I have NO idea what little thingy to put here.) Have a good night/morning all.
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        05-01-2013, 08:12 PM
      #8399
    Green Broke
    Sereno, did you drink up all of Stan's beer?
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        05-01-2013, 08:16 PM
      #8400
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Sereno, did you drink up all of Stan's beer?
    I think that a middle finger is up for you tonight. Go away.
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