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post #1 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy y'all from Texas!

I'm BACK IN THE SADDLE again - woohoo!! It only took 23yrs to convince my husband that the best physical therapy for me was a horse between my legs. I've been a computer guru for many, many years now, and boy, it will mess with your body. I lost all that great posture from when I was riding as a kid until I was nearly 30yo, and then I got married. Married makes you poor - I understand that now. Computer work makes you sedentary, and my body has suffered miserably for it. A bum shoulder, 2 neck surgeries, and ongoing sciatica have proven to me that a doctor's practice is just that - practice.

So, how did I figure out that I needed to start riding again? My darlin' of 23yrs took a week off to see friends in another state. I decided to go to the nearest, nicest stable and rent a horse. No reservation, darn it, so I was paired up with an eleven yo gal who was practicing for endurance racing. Sure, I thought - I can keep up with her. Uh....not. Now I remember being eleven yo, on my horse, and hell bent for leather. What had I gotten myself into?! Most of the horses at the stable are Arabians and they're kept in shape by renting them out until the owner needs one to compete in endurance racing. I sort of kept up with that kid for 2 hrs. I was pretty proud of myself for not falling down when we finally finished and dismounted.

The next morning, it took 3 tries to get out of bed. OMG, I hadn't felt so bad since my last neck surgery, or even before that. When I could walk normally (after 2 days), I realized, that I really was walking normally. And I felt GOOD! I'm 53 (I think) and we now have two horses - mine is a sweet 15+hh Morab with the total Arabian mindset, and my husband has a huge, beautiful dun/buckskin, about 16.2hh.

They're the best things that have happened to us in a looooong time.

Sorry for the long read, but maybe someone who has been suffering shoulder/neck and back pain just might need a horse to help.

So, does anybody ride in Jones Forest or Pundt Park? A lot of things have changed in the last 20yrs, so we're still relearning everything.

Thanks, y'all!

kristi
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post #2 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 04:19 PM
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Howdy and welcome to the forum from another Texan, Kristi .

Glad to hear that you are finally able to get back into the horsey world after such a long break. This is a great place to ask questions and learn.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #3 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 04:23 PM
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Howdy neighbor! *waves madly* .. I'm in Montgomery......

I'm 49.
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Don't get to much....
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post #4 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 04:53 PM
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Well hey there!

Welcome to the forum :) as Smrobs said, we're glad to see that you finally got back into our wonderful horsey world! I'm sure that you'll meet many helpful people here.

I'm also a neighbor of yours...there's quite a few Texans on the HF! I hail from Katy, a suburb of Houston.

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post #5 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 10:39 PM
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Welcome to the forum!! Please share some pics with us!

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #6 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 10:42 PM
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Hi there! Welcome from yet another Texan I'm outside of Austin.
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post #7 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 11:12 PM
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Hi Morabmom, and welcome from yet another Texan. I am in the DFW area.
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post #8 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 11:39 PM
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sounds like you found Darolyn's barn!!!! I am the same as you...53 and back into horses after being away from them for 26 years. I am over in the Beaumont area. Pundt Park is wonderful....as is the trails around Cypress Creek. We ride oftenin Tyrrell Park in Beaumont and up at Ebenezer in Jasper. That is a blast. Check out my blog to see tons of pics of Ebenezer. Hope to bump into you soon!

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post #9 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 11:42 PM
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No fair, all you guys are on the other side of the state from me .

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #10 of 33 Old 03-30-2012, 11:54 PM
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so sorry!!! I looked up Higgins....wow wee that is way on up there!!!

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