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        06-11-2009, 10:39 PM
    I'm a Newbie

    Hi all. I'm a newbie from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I've been around horses most of my life but still a beginner in the saddle. Sadly I don't own a horse but a friend of mine has a mare I can work with. I'll be having gastric bypass surgery soon I hope. At my current weight I won't get on a horse. However that don't mean I can't be around them. I'm hoping after surgery I'll do more riding and do some showing someday.


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        06-12-2009, 05:07 AM
    Hi yooperbug. I have a friend from Michigan but I'm not sure where abouts.
    Sometimes just being around horses is absolutely the best. They talk to you a lot more if you don't always interact to ride, I find.

    It will be awsome if you can ride after your surgery. I take it that gastric bypass is classed as elective surgery? How long is the waiting list?
        06-12-2009, 12:23 PM
    Hey and welcome from South Carolina!
        06-12-2009, 02:15 PM
    Where in the you.P. Are you from? I'm a fellow Yooper! However, I am currently living in North Carolina. My husband (Yooper as well) is in the Marine Corps.

    I'm from Michigamme! And I see your from near Ishpeming. I went to Westwood HS. There is a HIGHLY likely chance that I know you!
        06-12-2009, 04:44 PM
    I live just past West Ishpeming.

        06-12-2009, 05:26 PM
    Hey there and welcome - Im semi new here - well I joined a while back then never came on LOL

    Fingers crossed you have your surgery soon - I bet you can't wait to get inthe saddle!!!
        06-12-2009, 08:27 PM
    Hi there,
    I am new to the board as well. Good luck with your surgery! I have had my fair share of differnet types of surgeries so I hope this will all go wonderfully for you.

    Right now my horse has some problems and he is not ready to have a rider on his back. I also had a neck surgery last September and have not been cleared to ride yet.

    I too have been around horses all my life and done lots of training of other peoples horses and riding for them in 3 day, but it has been a while for me to be with my own horse...
    Always good to go slow...
    Good luck and welcome!
        06-23-2009, 02:43 PM
    Hey! I know I'm late but I wanted to say hi because I'm from the UP as well!! Woo Hoo :) Yoopers! I'm from the Western end though...
        06-23-2009, 03:06 PM
    Better late than never right? I'm in Marquette County.
        06-23-2009, 03:18 PM
    Ahh very cool! I'm from Ontonagon County.

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