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post #141 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 12:19 PM
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I actually like the 2nd horse better-LOL.
Waresbear-Yuma is very far south-they don't get too cold in the winter, but the summer can be brutal. Pretty close to the border & Mexico, also. We had a monsoon yesterday-our power was off for almost 10 hours & hubby had to climb on the roof this morning & replace a number of shingles that blew off. We had the generator going so we could keep the fridge cold & watch TV while we waited for the power to come back-a pole had to be replaced & new wire strung-it affected both the power companies that serve this area.
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post #142 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 01:02 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!
A friend who was seventy four and I, seventy two. Took a fifteen year old girl on one of our favorite mt. Trails. This girl rides every single day either trails or practicing her barrel stuff.

When we had been out only two hours she was wanting to know how far it was back to the trailers. By the time we hit the trailers this kid was half dead.
She slept all the way home and her Dad said she went to bed when she got home and slept til the next morning.

Have to admit it made my friend and I smile.

I do have to say I do a bit differently now than I did when younger. I always had 16 plus hand tb. Now I ride a fourteen hand appy. This appy is one that I started when she was three and I was 63 and I made sure she was as near bomb proof as one can be. No more climbing on the fire breathers just for fun for me. I want to be able to ride on into my nineties! Still love the technical trails though!

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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post #143 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 02:28 PM
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I should actually rephrase that-I would love to be 20 again IF I knew what I know now back then! .....
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Knowing then what I know now might have been nice - but - no turning back the hands of time.

I like a phrase from a song, Bob Seeger (?), goes something like this:

If only I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Anybody remember what song that is?

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post #144 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 03:28 PM
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Against the Wind:

"And I remember what she said to me
How she swore that it never would end
I remember how she held me oh so tight
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then"
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"There goes Earl!"
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post #145 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 06:33 PM
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Well this thread is giving me some hope! I am at 51 training a 3-year old (although I cheated a little, I did send him to a trainer for a month to get him started), but hopefully by the time am Taffy's Mom's age he will be fully trained and safe haha!
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post #146 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 08:19 PM
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Oh, boy. I've done it now. I am a polo groom, run a few cows, etc. I've been pretty content to just exercise the polo horses for the guy I groom for, but... the club started a two chukker low goal game on Sunday mornings and I want in!

So, in spite of my intentions to remain horse free (other than what we all own at the ranch), I'm going to lease or buy one and play the last two months of our season. Polo boss is all for it and wants to buy one we can share. I have a lease to try Tuesday night.

I'm pretty pumped right now.
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post #147 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 08:20 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen boots ;)
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We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
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post #148 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 08:31 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen boots ;)
Kirk Markus, I ain't. Lol But I do have a few.



That's one of my kids with me. She's gone on to groom for another player and saving for college.


This is home for me. Right after I rescued my hat that had soaked in a stock pond over night! Lol
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post #149 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 08:32 PM
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I meant of the polo match, but that'll do
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We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
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post #150 of 5276 Old 06-30-2013, 08:35 PM
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I meant of the polo match, but that'll do
Oh, I haven't started that yet. Just stick and ball and keep away for a few years.

Might not get photos of it. I'm on my own. No entourage!
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