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    06-16-2013, 09:19 AM
  #31
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by boots    
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
     
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    06-16-2013, 10:43 AM
  #32
Trained
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
     
    06-16-2013, 12:13 PM
  #33
Super Moderator
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.
     
    06-16-2013, 01:19 PM
  #34
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
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!"
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    06-16-2013, 01:45 PM
  #35
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
"towanda!"

I've been known to yell that a time or two myself. Usually right before a near miss of a wreck.
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    06-16-2013, 10:59 PM
  #36
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
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"
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    06-16-2013, 11:00 PM
  #37
Yearling
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Originally Posted by boots    
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. "
     
    06-16-2013, 11:17 PM
  #38
Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
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!
     
    06-17-2013, 01:27 AM
  #39
Yearling
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......
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    06-17-2013, 02:03 AM
  #40
Trained
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

     

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