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        05-17-2013, 09:41 PM
      #9071
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    This is NOT about me or what happened over 40 years ago. My wife and I, even my X and hers, ... we did what we could and though not perfect... we did what we could.

    This is not about me. I don't know how else to support others in difficult and frustrating situations then to share my own WITH them.

    So.... tomorrow I ride... full blast head dam the torpedoes come what may into the valley of death... if I can find my horse.
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        05-17-2013, 09:51 PM
      #9072
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    I understand, and I am better than I used to be. You are right, you need to take care of you in the process, and that used to get pushed to the side, it doesn't anymore, 6 years in.

    It's very hard sometimes when you have kids who are in real trouble. I have a former kid in jail for armed bank robbery, those pics were in the media, so I can share. He calls once a month, and writes twice a month.

    Photo that newspaper published.

    Haaahh. That PUNK don't scare me. Not to be a T guy. You've read about shoot outs at my place. I really don't take ... I defend myself. We do not need my 300 lb buddy. Amado and I will.... just like Sereno, some ground manners please.

    The laws in the States made it that.... way back then when I cold cocked my kid while tearing up our place.... I had to report myself.

    LET'S GET BACK TO SOME FUN STUFF... PLEASE!
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        05-17-2013, 10:31 PM
      #9073
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    Here's the thing, my kid wasn't bad. He was 20 when he came to me and 21 when he left, and my kids can only be without supervisiion when in school. I think he got out to freedoms, and thought that life was a video game, if he drove fast enough he would get away.

    Not to excuse what he did, but to explain maybe why.


    Sorry, didn't mean to focus on you, hugs. I don't have much else to offer in way of things to say, all I have is the kids, and Lucas, and I didn't see him today, as he is boarded.

    So let's go back to something I already said, it was my wedding anniversary this week, I saw Brad for 2 hours that day, due to his work, so I am hoping we can spend some time together this weekend, he says that's ok, as long as it's cheap. I made last Sat foster mothers day, and then Sun was Mothers day. It was an expensive weekend.

    So last night he fell asleep with his one true love. I've tried to throw her away a few times, and he finds her in the trash - she is yellow, and nasty, and often wet, as he drools.

    Brad and his one true love, from last night, a nasty ass yellow pillow.

         
        05-17-2013, 10:55 PM
      #9074
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    Corgi, I am so thrilled for you about your dad's progress. It's an answer to prayer. He looks great, you are lovely and in that picture the joy just shines out of your eyes!

    Alex, happy anniversary week. Roadyy had a good idea -- Saran wrap is cheap and it might be fun!

    Country Woman, where are you? I haven't seen anything from you in a few days; wondering if Marc has transformed all those bright colors to your pretty neutrals and blues? No one should be allowed to live in a house with that much lavender so I hope you're having a good success with the painting.

    Cacowgirl, it's too bad that the job didn't work out for you. It seems like they rushed to judgment on that. Are you sick of donuts?

    Nicker, have a great, restful weekend and I hope you get lots of riding in. If you were closer to Missouri you'd have your pick of wonderful horses. One of my friends has a grade MFT gelding, gray (nearly white) with a wonderful gait and personality. He's going for a cheap $1000 and that's with a couple of extra months' training for a tune-up this winter. There are a lot of good horses going really cheap here because of last year's drought and the hay shortage & general economy.
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        05-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    The easiest thing to do when the snoring starts up is to get up and go sleep in the spare bedroom. At first it hurts their feelings. Then they figure out that you aren't poking them in the ribs all night.
    Nah, does not hurt the feelings. I get the bed all to myself, I can spread out, enjoy the peace of not having my ribs jabed every other minute. Even get a way with breaking wind. No reprisals
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        05-17-2013, 11:30 PM
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Oh no Sereno, I made them run home as punishment for not having manners. They had the choice, a month off video games, or to run home, they all chose to run.

    When kids runaway it's a huge PITA for me, I have to call the office and the police, file reports etc. Then go out looking, it takes all night.
    I would have hit home an advantage. When they got home I would have imposed the month of no video games. When they complained I would have responded. You did the run for no manners, and now you know how a lie feels. Its the pits isn't it. And just turned and walked away.

    Theres more than one way of skinning a cat.

    One of my sons while we were preping dinner, he was on potato duty and dragging the chain. I asked him to move it along and he gestered to me If I did not like the speed he was working to do it myself.

    I did and when we all sat down to dinner five places were set, but no food on his plate and no extra cooked. Needs to get out of bed a whole lot earlier if he wants to lock horns with me.
         
        05-17-2013, 11:41 PM
      #9077
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    I would have hit home an advantage. When they got home I would have imposed the month of no video games. When they complained I would have responded. You did the run for no manners, and now you know how a lie feels. Its the pits isn't it. And just turned and walked away.

    Theres more than one way of skinning a cat.
    I totally get where you are coming from, but I think I come from a different place. As a PO, your word is God, as a foster parent, the kids only do well because I am true to my word. You can lock them up because you woke up the wrong way, not that you would, but you can lock them up for no reason at all, after they should be locked up.

    I can't be like that with the kids. If I am not true to my word, then they have no trust and will do nothing for me.

    I don't have your power, so I have to work with what I have, and thankfully your power is what helps me. As the kids don't usually want to be locked up.
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        05-17-2013, 11:48 PM
      #9078
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    What a face

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    The supervisior was inspecting the fencing this morning. I had a number of repairs. Bugs could not resist getting his face in the way. Wish I had some of the photos of when he got directly involved.
    I was working on the bottom wire when he reached over the fence and lifted my hat off. That **** horse is like having a very large dog around he gets involved. I think I have found my horse, all he needs is milage.
    And of course Stella looking on love her mane.


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        05-18-2013, 12:08 AM
      #9079
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    Adorable.
         
        05-18-2013, 12:14 AM
      #9080
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    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    I totally get where you are coming from, but I think I come from a different place. As a PO, your word is God, as a foster parent, the kids only do well because I am true to my word. You can lock them up because you woke up the wrong way, not that you would, but you can lock them up for no reason at all, after they should be locked up.

    I can't be like that with the kids. If I am not true to my word, then they have no trust and will do nothing for me.

    I don't have your power, so I have to work with what I have, and thankfully your power is what helps me. As the kids don't usually want to be locked up.

    Believe it or not I take an awfull lot of crap before I take them back into court. One offender a couple of months ago decided to be a little disrespectfull and referred to me as a wanker. Several times in the course of our conversation. I refrained from going back to court and issued a written warning. Then waited. On thursday this week he presented himself in the office and the only one present was me. He was full of smiles when he realised he had to talk to me. I wandered on up to him big smile on my face. (not a pretty sight, or seen often) Planted my self next to him smiled and said. You still coming into the office twice a week. Yep was his reply.
    And you call me a wanker was my responce. He got the message.

    AlexS, I do have an amount of clout but I prefer to try and guide, however, if I have to I don't worry about winning the fight I concentrate my energy on winning the war.

    Sereno I to have a son that went off and stayed off the rails, with the ocassional jaunt back to us. Sometimes one has to say, no more, no matter how much it hurts, problem with youg people today they don't have respect for themselves so how can they respect others. One more thing they don't get is. No really does mean No

    What a thread this is, mature, friendly, all have had experiences that has molded us into being the open minded thoughtfull and caring people we are. Not bad for over 40.

    Welcome to the new folks, jump right on in, we do talk about horses.
         

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