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        07-02-2013, 10:49 PM
      #171
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    Great photos so I've posted a couple of mine to compare the riding country. Over a hundred horses set out on this ride held over two days. I did not get to ride but I did walk Bugs around watching how he acted amoungst so many horses.
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        07-03-2013, 01:25 AM
      #172
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    Very nice country side Stan
         
        07-03-2013, 08:17 AM
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    Originally Posted by acorn    
    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!
    ^^^^

    I also belong to a Seniors Forum. A thread has just been started on how to keep in condition.

    There are a handful of us that are very physically active outdoors. One guy is an avid fisherman, one lady has recently got into horses and owns one, another lady got out of horses when she retired but they bought ten acres on a creek and she keeps very busy outside.

    I have to bite my tongue to keep from telling the Couch People, they would have some semblance of muscle and feel good if they would just get off their hind ends, get outside and do something.

    There isn't one of us "on the wrong side of the roller coaster ride" horsemen that doesn't have something wrong with us. Yet we work past the pain and the grief it causes us, to keep doing what we enjoy, to whatever degree we can enjoy it. In turn, that keeps us in physical condition. By condition, I don't necessarily mean we're at ideal weight, either.

    The nice doctor wants me to lose 20 pounds but I can still use that "squeezy thing" he hands me, as good as any 20 year old.

    Much as I would love to lose that 20 pounds, I tell him not to get on me too much about it or that well-muscled hand might be around his neck
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        07-03-2013, 09:01 AM
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    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    I have to bite my tongue to keep from telling the Couch People, they would have some semblance of muscle and feel good if they would just get off their hind ends, get outside and do something.
    Amen to that.
         
        07-04-2013, 02:50 PM
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    Off early today. Went in to my primary job at 6. Decorated the office for a person in our department who turns 50 today. She was not happy about this milestone, but the goofy decorations made her laugh. Not just your usual black stuff - I found some decorations that were really off her style.

    Then I went to the polo barn and trimmed up a mare that I had sheared this past week. Ai! You really can't tell right away what you missed! The boss played her one chukkar yesterday and I can't believe what a difference getting the extra hair off made for her. I wish I had had my clippers ready to go two weeks ago!

    Also pulled another mare's tail. Greased all the ponies hooves. Fly sprayed the gang. Will most likely go out later and just pony two sets when it cools off. They play again tomorrow.

    Happy Independence Day to those in the U.S.
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        07-04-2013, 02:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    I have to bite my tongue to keep from telling the Couch People, they would have some semblance of muscle and feel good if they would just get off their hind ends, get outside and do something.
    And what would all the Couch Makers do for a Job, if we had no Couch Potatoes?


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        07-06-2013, 01:06 PM
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    Good morning everyone

    Good to be here

    Iam watching the Calgary Stampede
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        07-20-2013, 04:18 AM
      #178
    Yearling
    Well, it's 72 hours after my knee replacement surgery and I'm still trying to get the pain under control. Lots of swelling and bruising. I keep telling myself this is only temporary but am not having a lot of luck believing it LOL.
         
        07-20-2013, 07:15 AM
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    Originally Posted by DimSum    
    Well, it's 72 hours after my knee replacement surgery and I'm still trying to get the pain under control. Lots of swelling and bruising. I keep telling myself this is only temporary but am not having a lot of luck believing it LOL.
    I know of a couple of people who had similar surgeries, you will be back to normal sooner than you think, right now, I am sure it does not feel that way, hang in there.......

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        07-20-2013, 07:50 AM
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    Originally Posted by DimSum    
    Well, it's 72 hours after my knee replacement surgery and I'm still trying to get the pain under control. Lots of swelling and bruising. I keep telling myself this is only temporary but am not having a lot of luck believing it LOL.
    Whatever you do, listen to the physical therapist.

    Granted you know your physical abilities better than the PT person but please listen.

    There was a late 40's-early 50's lady on my local forum that had both knees done at the same time so her riding time wouldn't have a double interruption. That was 18 months - two years ago.

    This lady trail rides ---- over the river and thru the woods, not easy hacks thru a Metro park.

    She got back in the saddle before the PT felt she was ready. Even bought those swivel stirrups to help her knees stay a little more mobile.

    Last I heard, the rumor was she had to have knee surgery again. I don't know if it involved both knees but one is bad enough.

    The moral of that story: While you're going to be pushing yourself so you can get back in the saddle, don't push yourself beyond what is reasonable for your body.

    We're not spring chickens and no matter how we fight it, we just don't bounce back as fast or as good as we used to

    The last thing you want is for the surgery to have been a success but not be successful because you tried to do too much too soon
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