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        06-15-2013, 07:13 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Just a heads up that the "40s thread" is for mature people over 40...not just 40 something. Lol

    I'll be here full time in a few more years.
         
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        06-15-2013, 07:30 AM
      #12
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Just a heads up that the "40s thread" is for mature people over 40...not just 40 something. Lol

    I'll be here full time in a few more years.
    Yeah, we know

    But, it's great to have our own spot, where we can whine about the good ole days

    To paraphrase a top country song by a top country singer:

    I ain't as good as I once was
    My how the years have flown

    I used to be hell on wheels
    Back when I was younger man
    Now my body says, "You can't do this boy"

    But my pride says, "Oh, yes you can

    Maybe not be good as I once was
    But I'm as good once as I ever was


    Yes, I'm as good once as I ever was, until I try to pick myself up off the ground
         
        06-15-2013, 09:28 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Have to say-liked the 50's, but this next decade is quite trying. But, I'm in the middle of a major allergy atttack right now, so that is coloring things also.
         
        06-15-2013, 09:52 AM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Have to say-liked the 50's, but this next decade is quite trying. But, I'm in the middle of a major allergy atttack right now, so that is coloring things also.
    Allergies --- didn't used to have those either

    I've never been tested but the grass allergies are high in my area, at the moment.

    I've been mowing and mowing and mowing, plus we just put up a year's worth of orchard grass hay. "something" is makin' a sneezin' fool out of me, my eyes itch, my throat is scratchy, my nose is full of ------------stuff.

    I'm trying to make it to July/August without taking anything; if I start taking pills now, I'll be taking 4X the recommended dosage by then.

    My person is not drug friendly

    If I thought Remission was produced in a human sterile environment I would try it. I have yet another horse I am sure is IR. He has food and environmental allergies.

    I have an equine allergy herbal blend that works on him but, I didn't have to use it this year because, wonder-of-wonders the Remission is keeping his allergies under control

    I have an intercom at the barn and I haven't heard him cough, sneeze or choke since I started him on the REmission. His eyes aren't mattery, his nose isn't full of allergy snot. Who wudda thunk?
         
        06-15-2013, 10:21 AM
      #15
    Trained
    No sympathy from me on allergies. When we moved to Tucson in 71, I went thru a box of Kleenex every day in school alone. When they tested me for allergies, they concluded, "If its a plant growing in the Sonoran Desert, you are allergic to it!" Over a few years, I built up some resistance...but I've had problems for over 40 years.

    Then at 50, we bought horses. Around here, we can buy alfalfa hay or bermuda. Alfalfa makes our horses hot, and Mia is plenty hot enough...but I've very allergic to bermuda. Unloading 6 bales of hay is my max before I need to shower. Otherwise, my arms break into a rash. I couldn't count how often I've fed the horses while swearing at them, "You EAT this $%#@ ? I hate hay. I hate hay!" They just sigh, look longingly at what is on the hay fork, and maybe scurry over to their buckets...
         
        06-15-2013, 02:33 PM
      #16
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    I had bad spring allergies from about age 20 till a few years ago.

    I was told by a friend to eat a tablespoon of "Local Honey" every morning, starting in march of the year, the upcoming spring and for 6 years after doing that my allergies have stayed away by about 98% to 100%.

    Of course the starting time each year I would guess depends on when spring hits your particular area.

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        06-15-2013, 02:37 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Just a heads up that the "40s thread" is for mature people over 40...not just 40 something. Lol

    I'll be here full time in a few more years.
    Yah! Like he said!!! Oh man, now we are going to lose our peeps, lol.
         
        06-15-2013, 02:49 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    Just a heads up that the "40s thread" is for mature people over 40...not just 40 something. Lol

    I'll be here full time in a few more years.
    Well hopefully this one is for 50 somethings who aren't always mature



    YEAH to growing older disgracefully.

    Yes the ground seems to be harder and further away, yes stirrups seem to be getting shorter so you can't get your foot in them to mount.

    Yes it takes longer to get your boots on than it used to take to catch your horse and tack it up.

    BUT

    You can laugh at it all, well lets face it it if you didn;t laugh you would cry
         
        06-15-2013, 03:19 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    /sigh

    If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself and not done some of the STUPID things to myself that I have done in my past.

    LOL, yeah right...I had way to much fun living life to think about growing old! Though I'm certainly paying for it now!

    Absolutely, the ground is harder. And I don't bounce nearly as well as I used too. And when did 16 hands become so **** tall? My little 14.2 hand Fayde is just fine. Besides, at least I can still get my foot high enough to reach the stirrup on her.
         
        06-15-2013, 03:38 PM
      #20
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    Originally Posted by FaydesMom    
    If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself and not done some of the STUPID things to myself that I have done in my past.
    The Statement of the Century

    Oh, the tales I could tell about myself..........

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