Originally Posted by hobbyhorse
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!