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post #51 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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I use Clinton Anderson's methods, sure helps for when the horse has been sitting for a length of time getting them paying attention/respecting me!
Ahhh - its all fun at the time, my husband says I'm sitting there with this huge grin on my face while she bounces around - its like I'm 20 something again - only the next day I'm reminded that I'm not!!!!
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post #52 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 03:19 PM
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Oh my .... the over-50's.... I'm in.
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post #53 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 04:21 PM
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Oh my .... the over-50's.... I'm in.

Yeah, me too. Starting riding at 48. I swear, I'm getting younger, not older. :)

But it's nice to be in a place where I don't have over-explain all my past. :) You guys where there. This is the "do you remember where you were when Kennedy was shot?" crowd, or at least half of us. I haven't heard that question in years.
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Well, the surgeon's office just called and I'll be going in on July 17 to get my knee replaced..sigh.

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post #55 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 06:03 PM
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I'm stalking.....I am in my mid forties but hubby is in his fifties.......does that count?
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post #56 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 07:46 PM
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Southerntrails, so glad you started this thread!
I can't believe Waresbear belongs here. She looks like a model!

I am loving my 50's. But, man I sure can relate to how much harder the ground gets, having just come off of my 17hh mount the other day. Oh well, I am still here, still kicking.

Not much to add right now, just that it's fun and I like this thread!
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post #57 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 09:31 PM
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Dim sum-good luck w/the knee replacement-DH had his done in "04-it made a world of difference, but his career (carpenter) was pretty much over, as the companies wouldn't take a chance on hiring him because they were afraid something might go wrong w/it. I understand their point of view, but it sure made our lives much harder.
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post #58 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 09:35 PM
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Wow Cacowgirl, glad it helped your hubby to feel better but that really stinks about his career :(

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post #59 of 5841 Old 06-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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Golden Horse - that looks so sore, I admire how well you've bounced back from it.
Not so much bouncing, as still walking carefully,

I have got this far in my thinking

So everything was 100% my fault, nothing to do with poor Ben, BUT, when I realized that everything was working still I got back on Ben and rode him walk/trot on both reins until I was breathing normally and naturally, and smiling again, by the the heavens had opened and it was bucketing down with rain, so I quit.

SO the bad things, well no one like falling off and getting hurt, so that bit was bad.

The good things, nothing is hurt bad, just bumps and bruises, I thought Jim would be totally down on Ben, but actually is OK with it all. Having got the fall out of the way I can relax a bit a and say no biggie.

The biggest thing though, there was simply no need for me to fall off, I allowed the fear to dictate my actions and reactions, and I stopped riding and I stopped listening. I have a good seat, and Ben has got a lot to hang onto, so if I had visualized positive rather than going in expecting the issue I could of ridden him through that so easily.

I need to keep up the diet and fitness bit, well keep up the diet and add targeted fitness. because I CAN ride, and I can ride a buck, so I sure as hell can sit an exuberant transition, I just need to sit up, and RIDE the **** thing.
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Dim, prayers for a quick recovery

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