Horse Talk for people over 50 - Page 4 - The Horse Forum

 24065Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 08:19 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,861
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by boots View Post
I have more disposable income.
I have to chuckle at that - it reminds me of the movie Kathy Bates was in, when she was racing for a parking space and told the much younger opposition "I have more insurance than you".

Every once in awhile, I pull that trick and think the same thing

Given all my war wounds from re-schooling Widowmakers and riding my snowmobile like it was the General Lee, I am thankful I can still muck stalls and take care of four horses.

They are all here until their end times and are an amazing close knit herd. Every day I learn something new when I watch them interact - even if it's sparring a little over their stalls. The baby is 17, the eldest 27 so the most physical they get is to bare their teeth and pin their ears

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
walkinthewalk is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 09:43 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 12,480
• Horses: 2
Retired, more disposable income, yeah right..

Only if you didn't have a mid life crisis, and move from suburban England, with your nice house and good paying job, to the wilds of Saskatchewan and decide to go farming

I now work harder, have varying amounts of income, little of it truly disposable, than I have ever done before, but it is a blast
Golden Horse is online now  
post #33 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 11:13 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 21,783
• Horses: 3
The best reason for having a smaller horse is that you can get on it without needing to walk miles to find a high spot to stand on every time you need to visit the 'rest room' in the bushes on a trail ride.
jaydee is offline  
post #34 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,791
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post
i have to chuckle at that - it reminds me of the movie kathy bates was in, when she was racing for a parking space and told the much younger opposition "i have more insurance than you".

Every once in awhile, I pull that trick and think the same thing

Given all my war wounds from re-schooling widowmakers and riding my snowmobile like it was the general lee, I am thankful I can still muck stalls and take care of four horses.

They are all here until their end times and are an amazing close knit herd. Every day I learn something new when I watch them interact - even if it's sparring a little over their stalls. The baby is 17, the eldest 27 so the most physical they get is to bare their teeth and pin their ears
"towanda!"
Farmchic likes this.

Melinda
nvr2many is offline  
post #35 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 12:45 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 5,565
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvr2many View Post
"towanda!"

I've been known to yell that a time or two myself. Usually right before a near miss of a wreck.
DimSum likes this.
boots is offline  
post #36 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,099
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
If we post on this thread do we have to admit that we are over 50?
I'm close enough that I'm subbing...let's just say we're "well seasoned"
SouthernTrails likes this.

We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
DimSum is offline  
post #37 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 10:00 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,099
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by boots View Post
I've been known to yell that a time or two myself. Usually right before a near miss of a wreck.
Me too! TOWANDA THE AVENGER!!! Heh. "Face it girls, I'm older and have better insurance. "

We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
DimSum is offline  
post #38 of 5234 Old 06-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 8,841
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
It rocks to be over 50, my riding is the best it's ever been, I have way more disposible income to indulge on my horsey pursuits, and I have more knowledge gleaned through the years. What else could I say, being old sucks, you have to look on the bright side, lol. Oh, almost forgot the best thing is.....having grandkids!!!!!!
Particularly when the grandkids can be put to work:





We plan to put a kid's saddle on Cowboy tomorrow and lead him around with her on his back. If she's old enough to scoop and water, she's old enough for some of the enjoyment too!

"There goes Earl!"
bsms is offline  
post #39 of 5234 Old 06-17-2013, 12:27 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
Posts: 1,045
• Horses: 4
Yes I fit in the category of 50's.......I have always liked a shorter horse, never did like to look down and see how far it was to the ground LOL
I am now 53, basically I stay at home and take care of everything around here. Two dogs (Bud and Weiser), cats (3 that are our's and who knows how many strays) and my 3 horses and 1 boarded here.
I grew up loving horses and at age 12 my parents moved us outside of the city and I got my first horse!
I got back into horses 10yrs. Ago, I still have him, my appy gelding Chips who was 6 weeks old when he came here with his Mom (she went back after he was weaned). He's a big boy, I have a friend who has come out for the past 4 yrs. And has ridden him for me. He's a good boy but he's too tall for me!
I got my mare who is 11 now when she was 3yrs. Old, she had 30 days of riding.....wth was I thinking!!! I hadn't ridden in over 30yrs. And she was as green as you could get! She was scared of everything, I would cough, move quick and she would be heading for the hills! I rode her for 3yrs. With a bareback pad (I couldn't lift the saddle on her) and her halter, I never once fell off of her no matter how many 360's we did, I must have the grip of death with my legs LOL I had never used a saddle even as a kid, always rode bareback but I needed the pad with the stirrups just for the extra balance but I sure learnt my balance quick! Spice and I have come a long ways, I've had her 8yrs. Now and we go all over the place riding with groups/friends and having the time of our lives!
Then I have Spice's baby, he's 4 now, his name is Street......I know who would name their horse Street LOL but he's named after my youngest daughter's ex-fiance who got killed over in Afganistan.....so his name is private Street.
Then I have a friend who boards his horse here, Starbuck has been here since he was 6 months old and he just turned 5 this year. His owner had a accident training a warm blood a couple years ago and broke his back, Starbuck is the best horse anyone could have!
I have 3 grandkids and one on the way, the oldest is 13 and he has a brother who is 9.....they are expecting the new arrival come fall. Then I also have a grandaughter who is going to be 12 this summer.
All three of the grandkids have ridden Spice/Chips for the past few years, just in the round pen or arena.....the oldest one has come out on trail rides with us though......
bsms and Celeste like this.

My horses are the joy in my life.....
Thunderspark is offline  
post #40 of 5234 Old 06-17-2013, 01:03 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 12,480
• Horses: 2
OK, I DO NOT bounce anymore, especially when landing face first, the elbow, shoulder, hip, nothing broken but I think I have pulled and bruised a lot

This is the visible damage

Golden Horse is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome