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post #61 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 01:43 AM
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Falling off isn't the end of the world, you will probably survive.

Getting back on and riding walk and trot felt great. ....
Dear Golden Horse,

Glad you are ok. True Grit you have there, and a good pair of Big Girl Panties, too.

Ben is 17h or so right? My Elwood is only 14.1 and was not fun to come off of a couple of years ago, well it was kinda fun and when I got back on he did the best roundest circles he'd ever done, that part did feel good.

Last night I tripped over a ground pole while walking and fell flat, and I'm feeling that tonight. At my age of 58, I'm saying it's all the more reason to keep on riding; fall with them - fall without them ...

Towanda, "I'm older and have more leftover meds."

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post #62 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 01:48 AM
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Oh my GH!!!!!! Shocked me when I saw your bruised face! Heal up soon!
Ok had to share a video of last Sunday's horseshow. This 50 something Granny won everything in English & did ok in Western, got a few trophies there as well. We got high point again, won another buckle, & are leading in the circuit. Anyways, I was the oldest one riding English, one lady & one gentleman were older than me in Western. Anyways, thanks for giving it a look..
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post #63 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 01:57 AM
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Falling off is not really the problem i have, Its remembering how to get off once I'm on and then remembering why i'm there is also a plus. You young things 50. Hell, at rising 65 i'm still trying to get a leg over.

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post #64 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 02:00 AM
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I just recently quit smoking, these on my stats from my Quit Keeper! I have been quit for 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 hours, 9 minutes and 44 seconds (101 days). I have saved $1,315.78 by not smoking 2,530 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/9/2013 6:46 PM

My biggest fear is gaining 50lbs or more, I've got enough extra weight on me, everyone I have seen quit has gained at least that!

So to keep the weight down I walk our dogs 2 to 6 miles a day, I feel quilty if I don't take them for at least 4 miles......even in the rain!

They say that when you quit your metabolism goes down to zero, I agree, since April 25th I have walked over 170 miles, I should be a toothpick LOL

I try to ride 3 to 5 times a week but lately I've been lucky if I can fit in 1 or 2 times! I have some friends who are away right now who I ride with, we will trailer our horses somewhere, pack a lunch and ride about 20 miles! We have a blast!

I just hope this old body can keep up to my mind that is going 100mph LOL

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post #65 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 02:03 AM
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Waresbear,
Nice job, congrats

Thunderspark,
You too.

Stan,
Just stay up there.

Ann
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post #66 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 03:34 AM
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I just recently quit smoking, these on my stats from my Quit Keeper! I have been quit for 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 hours, 9 minutes and 44 seconds (101 days). I have saved $1,315.78 by not smoking 2,530 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/9/2013 6:46 PM

My biggest fear is gaining 50lbs or more, I've got enough extra weight on me, everyone I have seen quit has gained at least that!

So to keep the weight down I walk our dogs 2 to 6 miles a day, I feel quilty if I don't take them for at least 4 miles......even in the rain!

They say that when you quit your metabolism goes down to zero, I agree, since April 25th I have walked over 170 miles, I should be a toothpick LOL

I try to ride 3 to 5 times a week but lately I've been lucky if I can fit in 1 or 2 times! I have some friends who are away right now who I ride with, we will trailer our horses somewhere, pack a lunch and ride about 20 miles! We have a blast!

I just hope this old body can keep up to my mind that is going 100mph LOL

Stay with it. I quit 15 years ago. I was a chain smoker and I do mean chain. The freedom I gained when I cut the apron strings attaching me to the the smokes. I believe I also got my life back. 18 months ago I suffered a bad heart attack if I had still been smoking I would not have survived. And the weight gain was ony 10 kgs
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post #67 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 09:25 AM
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^^^^

Me, too. I quit about 18 years ago. And it took about three years for my lungs to totally clear out and about five before I stopped having any urges. It was probably ten years before I stopped dreaming about smoking.

Now, I feel soooo much better.

Stay with it, TS. It's definitely worth being quit.
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post #68 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 10:04 AM
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Golden - Getting back on was really brave and the step in the right direction.
My DH was very down on Looby when I first got her and still makes me promise to not ride her when he's away because she can be so unpredictable but he has grown to love her especially now she'll socialize with him.
As for the freezing up - that is something he does and since he's 'stolen' Jazzie from me I've had to yell at him a few times when she's had a 'flutter'. He's had a lifetime of very forward going but totally point and shoot showjumpers and I think it makes a difference as most of my riding has been on breakers, green horses and other peoples problems bought at auction!!!!
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post #69 of 5848 Old 06-19-2013, 12:04 PM
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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.
No sighs, just big cheers, if it is bad enough to be replaced your new knee will give you a new lease of life. Will be following your updates as you break in the new one, I am now, according to the surgeon, about 4 years away from a transplant, going to make him eat his words on that one, but I know it's coming. Make sure you have a cryo cuff handy, loved that thing even post arthroscopic procedures.

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Dear Golden Horse,

Glad you are ok. True Grit you have there, and a good pair of Big Girl Panties, too.

Ben is 17h or so right?
Yup he is right around there, it is a long ways down, and yes, true grit embedded in my elbow, and BGP's to cover my Big Girls A***

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. Hell, at rising 65 i'm still trying to get a leg over.
And at top side of 50 I still get an attack of very girlie giggles reading that.

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Golden - Getting back on was really brave and the step in the right direction.
I knew that if I didn't get back on the head demons would have a field day and multiply on me, I might never of got back on him.


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Yes I am the queen of multi quotes, it's teh only way I can attempt to get things straight in my head, and even then it doesn't always work.

DH and DS are off to the big local agricultural show today, and I was planning a lazy day at home, but have had a call from a friend in need, so now will driving for hours instead. If it wasn't for the fact that she is my friend, she does a lot for me, she makes a great salad, and has promised me a few bales of her nice hay, I tell you I wouldn't go
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post #70 of 5848 Old 06-20-2013, 01:52 AM
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Thanks everyone, this is my 2 real attempt to quit smoking, last time was 4yrs. ago but I couldn't just let it go.......did alot of talking to myself this winter, got tired of hacking every time I went out in the cold!
The dogs love the fact I have more energy to walk them longer now LOL I was talking to my neighbor today and she asked me if I craved it.......to be honest I haven't craved it other than the odd time it crossed my mind for a fleeting moment. What really intrigued me was the horses, they all love to smell a person's face and a week or so they were in my face all the time smelling me.....they probably couldn't figure out what happened to that ashtray smell LOL
One of my horses and the boarders horse is up at the neighbor's place about 1 1/2 miles from here, so I went up there and lit a smudge for them this afternoon, the flies/mosquitos/horse flies were crazy!!!! Then I lit one here for the two older ones at home for the evening, the wind picked up so that should help keep them down too.......
My oldest grandson is 13, he's graduated into high school this year YIKES!!!! He's not a big kid, his brother who is 9 is the same size as him......I hope he doesn't get picked on.......
Hopefully if it doesn't rain on the weekend I am going to see if a couple of friends want to go for a ride around here. Last year we went on a couple night rides, one was on a full moon, the other we got caught out in the pitch black, good thing the horses have good night vision and got us home safely!
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