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post #131 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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Very good, GH!

When I was in my forties I got lectured over the phone by my parents (!) about not riding the tougher horses. Very urban, non-horsey folks. As they were talking, neighboring ranchers rode by the window on a couple 3 year olds. They were both in their 80s.

Another friend, in his 80s, lived in a nursing home, needed a walker to get around, and had to have help from sitting in a chair to standing. He came to a branding and asked to rope a few. His son and grandson, with trepidation, put him on a horse. He put the rest of us to shame. He got both hind legs with every try and only swung his rope twice, every try.

I live around real good "bad" examples.
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post #132 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 08:08 PM
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Yep a group for me to join. I am a young 53, refuse to stay at home and cook or clean anymore. Kids are grown and moved away. I replaced them with horses. My husband(not replaced yet still need my stud)is on the waiting list for one of the stalls in my barn. He knows I'd take better care of him out there, LOL. You all sound spunky dispite turning 50 and the body slowing down or parts breaking down. Well I say let's cowgirl up and show all them youngsters we can still giddy up and go!
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post #133 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 08:12 PM
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Oops I need to add.... or cowboy up cause ya'll can be 50 too!
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post #134 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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Lol HobbyHorse, I was in big trouble yesterday, left here at 11am for an hours drive, to drop of the horse for training, let prospective buyers try Cody, and for me to ride Hollywood. When my cell rang, and it was my family asking when I was coming home I was a little peeved, until I saw it was 7.30 I have no idea where the time went, there were a few beers, and pizza, and horse trying, and working the youngsters and walking around the mares and foals, and then looking at the 2 and 3 year olds.

Then there was some more beer and chatter, oh and rounding up some yearlings to load, but it seemed to be only an hour or two, such nice people to hang around with
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post #135 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 09:21 PM
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All you young'ns stop worrying about fallin off or getting on. If getting on is a problem get a horse with shorter legs.
If getting off is a problem take a flask with you and fortify the water in it. A couple of rum mixes go well together. Take a mouthful just befor mounting. Take another swig once mounted in celabration of getting into the saddle and another when the horse decides to move.
Several more swigs as the ride progresses. Now you are nice and relaxed have you noticed now how the horse is answering back to your verbal commands. Stop horse, you say, and its head comes around and you could swear it said. Why, and you had no answer because the reason you wanted to stop you have now forgotten. You, even though having consumed a considerable amount of the liquid in the flask, don't give a hoot if the horse moves or not, and as for falling off, you are so anaesthetized the surgeon could complete the repairs where you landed.
Now for those of you concerned about running out don't be, if riding with me a take a spare flask. One for the ride out and one to come home on. I am not breaking any law the horse is quite capable of finding its way home and if left alone. all you have to do is hang on.

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post #136 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 10:24 PM
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Taffy, you have the coolest mom ever!!
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Carpe Diem!
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post #137 of 6226 Old 06-29-2013, 11:19 PM
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your too funny Stan

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post #138 of 6226 Old 06-30-2013, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bsms View Post
I don't mind admitting it. I enjoy life more after 50 than I did before. I just wish my body would recover as fast as it did when it was 20...I'm a bit worried it will all be downhill from here!
Don't worry....I feel that I was in my prime in my sixties. More energy than I had in my twenties. Once I hit seventy....well still good but I can feel the difference. Be seventy three in Oct. and still chugging along. You've got time.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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post #139 of 6226 Old 06-30-2013, 11:31 AM
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^^^^That is comforting to hear! I still got a decade before I hit my prime, PAR-TAY!!!!
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post #140 of 6226 Old 06-30-2013, 12:01 PM
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Way hay, party on down people, we have many many good years left.

Going with my trainer to see a horse today, that is a first for me, being taken by someone who will say NO if it isn't a good fit, she found him, I have no idea what he looks like, just a big solid grey ranch my head I am seeing

I am prepared for

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