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        07-01-2013, 11:42 AM
      #161
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    Here what do you think of this?


    Nice looking laid back Horsey

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        07-01-2013, 03:58 PM
      #162
    Trained
    I love the horse and bridle
         
        07-02-2013, 10:46 AM
      #163
    Foal
    Love this over 50's rider thread. I just started back riding after at least 30yrs and developed the "fear". So I have been taking lessons and trying to over come this. It has proven to be very hard to do, but I am making some progress.

    My hubby bought my horse for my granddaughter as a Christmas present (this past one), the horse spooked on her and then bolted, so she wants nothing else to do with the horse and I took over.

    I have her boarded right now at a training barn, so I can do my lessons and this past weekend hubby wanted to go see where his "money" is. LOL So I took him over and somehow conned him into getting on her backback with a mounting block. Hubby was petrified! I lead her only about 5 feet and had to stop because all I heard was "I'm slipping and falling" hehe. So he wanted to get off and told me to go back to the mounting block. I said, you do know you are only about 8 inches off the ground! I have a 14.1 ish (not sure) haflinger.
    Hubby finally dismounted pretty good, but he was so scared.
         
        07-02-2013, 04:15 PM
      #164
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    Originally Posted by Blossom in Srping    
    I lead her only about 5 feet and had to stop because all I heard was "I'm slipping and falling" hehe. So he wanted to get off and told me to go back to the mounting block. I said, you do know you are only about 8 inches off the ground! I have a 14.1 ish (not sure) haflinger.
    I can still remember feeling like so way up in the air. And how awkward the gaits felt! Poor hubby.

    I'm glad you are riding again. Have fun and wishing you many happy years in the saddle.
         
        07-02-2013, 07:20 PM
      #165
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    Originally Posted by Blossom in Srping    
    Love this over 50's rider thread. I just started back riding after at least 30yrs and developed the "fear". So I have been taking lessons and trying to over come this. It has proven to be very hard to do, but I am making some progress.

    My hubby bought my horse for my granddaughter as a Christmas present (this past one), the horse spooked on her and then bolted, so she wants nothing else to do with the horse and I took over.

    I have her boarded right now at a training barn, so I can do my lessons and this past weekend hubby wanted to go see where his "money" is. LOL So I took him over and somehow conned him into getting on her backback with a mounting block. Hubby was petrified! I lead her only about 5 feet and had to stop because all I heard was "I'm slipping and falling" hehe. So he wanted to get off and told me to go back to the mounting block. I said, you do know you are only about 8 inches off the ground! I have a 14.1 ish (not sure) haflinger.
    Hubby finally dismounted pretty good, but he was so scared.
    Tell your husband I started riding at 59 now rising 65 and I understand how he feels. But keep going it gets easier. And shame on you knowing, he was going to slip being bare back. Now you have to admitt to DH that even the best fall off. Tell him to read the beginning of my blog it will give him an idea of the antics my horses have put me through and I'm still riding. Its a great feeling after a days ride when all goes well. Hell its a great feeling after a days ride even when it turned to poo. Its also a great workout.
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        07-02-2013, 08:16 PM
      #166
    Foal
    LOL He wasn't slipping! Hehehe Seriiously he was only about 8 inches off the ground and she was almost asleep. I'll try and post a pic tomorrow of the two of them so you can see the size. I tried to get a pic of him while on the horse, but I couldn't figure out his cell phone. Told him we would have to do this again with my real camera, he said NO WAY. He hates horses, well riding them or having anything to do with them that is.
    My horse bolts occassionaly and that is something that terrifies me. So I ride with a preconceived idea of her bolting. I try really hard to not have those feelings and I usually judge how she will be before riding. Some days she is perfect and we have great trails rides, other days she is so up and forward its just aweful.
    Took her to the beach a few weeks ago and there were so many things thrown at her at once it just became too much and she did bolt with me on. I handled it alright, but still its scarey.
    I did take her and my grandson to a show a couple weeks ago, and did some leadline classes with him, she did really good for that.
    I have another all day ride on Saturday, next week is a show and then taking her to a trick training clinic. I figured if I just keep plugging away at this I will beable to control those fears. At least I hope and that is the plan.
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        07-02-2013, 09:10 PM
      #167
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    

    Here what do you think of this?
    Ohhh that horse is SO not suited to you...erm yeah it's the color. Yeah that's it-clashes with your erm...eyes. Yeah that's it. So I will be there this weekend to kidnap erm take that horse off your hands. M'kay?
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        07-02-2013, 09:38 PM
      #168
    Weanling
    My wife bought me a horse when I was 42, until then she would go riding and I would stay home.
    I really didn't want a horse
    Now I am on my third horse, sold the first two as I made progress at riding.
    I have now been riding for 9 years and have a very agile/forward horse.
    Some of my friends that ride are as old as 80, we hope to ride into our 80's.
    Last year my daughter now 13 has taken over a TWH I have been working with for 2 years.
    I trail ride with family and friends while camping.
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    My wife at the lead
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    Heading into the woods
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    Danger train tracks
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    My daughter at the lead

    By the way we have a blast!!!
         
        07-02-2013, 10:40 PM
      #169
    Trained
    Good evening everyone so nice reading all your stories
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        07-02-2013, 10:45 PM
      #170
    Started
    I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to start playing polo with a low goal league. I thought I was going to be leasing a horse. Not quite.

    Tonight was our first practice and since Sunday I had offers of seven different horses to ride. So, looks like I'll be riding whatever shows up. Story of my life.
    It will be fun to ride different horses. Always is. Makes me stay awake. Today's horse crow hopped a couple times. Owner says he "acts silly" once in a while. Saturday I'll be riding a horse who is blind in one eye. I'm told you have to use more leg to make a shot on his blind side. That will be a good thing to try.

    It's going to save me a bunch of money and I'm very grateful for the generosity of the other players with their horses.

    No photos. I'm solo and don't have a following.
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