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        01-04-2014, 12:21 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Hang in there you have a follower here. I wish you a speedy recovery and know you will be back in the saddle soon
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        01-05-2014, 11:44 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Gunslinger--It's reassuring to hear about successful marriages. There are entirely too many unsuccessful ones for comfort. Where did you meet your wife? Does she like horses, too?
    As it turns out (and despite my location and pool of friends xD) I'm not a smoker. XD Drinking seems to bring me a bit of grief, but I don't see an end in sight quite yet...


    I am able to visit Gator! He is boarded about ten minutes from my house (I live in super-suburbia). My mother, who is here visiting from Texas until I am able to drive, drives me out to see him.


    This picture is sideways, and I don't know how to fix it. X.x My mom took me out to visit Gator before this big blizzard rolled in. He could gain about a hundred pounds, and I'd be happy. He's such a hard keeper x.x
    Note my Hello Kitty towels on my crutches and new boot! 8D Heck yea metal!


    Womack--Thank you!! I really appreciate it. All these positive thoughts must be helping, right?! <3
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        01-06-2014, 10:56 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I met her in Miami.....and yes, she loves horses too....Jack is hers, as well as Sonny....both QH's.....me, I like that Cadillac ride.....so I ride Miss Lacy, a Spotted Saddle Horse by registry, but 100% bread out of pure Tennessee Walking horses....she's got a bald face and blue eyes and she's fly by wire.....that's her in my avatar....We trail rode 34 weekends last year....for 394 miles...

    How did you wind up in CO?
         
        01-06-2014, 11:04 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    That is fantastic! It sounds to me like she has a great taste in horses ;D!
    I haven't spent much time in Tennessee, mostly just passing through on the way to horse shows in Kentucky, but it seemed like a lovely place and I bet you get lots of temperate weather to trail ride in. Is that your favorite thing to do together?
    I'm still hung up on such a long marriage. You'll have to share your secret! :O

    My parents were divorced when I was five, and my stepfather's job brought him out to Colorado when I was seven. My parents have since left for Texas (another job opportunity), but I chose to stay here. I absolutely love it.

    I could do, of course, without the darn cold. X.x

         
        01-06-2014, 03:31 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    The secret to a long marriage......hum....I'm only half of it, so I only have half the secret.....

    Yes, horses are a very important at this point in our lives.....DW lost her only son a few years back....I started bringing home week old calves...and she'd raise them on a bottle....but every time it was time to put them in the freezer....well, it was hard on both of us....

    So, I bought her Jack....which got her in with some other women who wanted her to trail ride with them.....as Jack was still several years away....I bought her Sonny Boy.......well, she got to having so much fun she wanted me to go with her......So I bought Miss Lacy.....who's over the last five years....became a real joy in my life.

    We keep them here on our mini-farm....stall them about half the time....and they get feed and groomed twice a day.... they're very spoiled... .....but this is your blog...

    Obviously, you love your horse too.....what's your plans once you're over this hump???
         
        01-07-2014, 10:55 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Wow. That's... a mixture of heart breaking and fantastic. I can't imagine the pain that you and your wife went through in the loss of a son.
    But it sounds as though horses have been a real blessing. It's funny how they have a knack for that sort of thing. ;) I also think it's important to have something that you both enjoy, and can share together.
    I hope I can get boyfriend to like horses :O He's pretty wary of them, and says he's generally not a fan of things that are bigger than he is. XD But, the other day at the movies, he went so far as to say "In a few years when we settle down, do you want to get a house in the country so you can keep your horses on our property?" /SWOON. I just about died. <3 I think he's starting to realize that if we're going to be a "thing", horses are going to be part of it. XD


    As for my plans... I really don't know. My plans originally were to start horse shopping this month. Gator is getting on the older side, and I want something shiny and new to compete with. Obviously that's not happening. XD So, I'll enjoy just Gator for now, and maybe start looking for another addition to our little herd come next January.
    I am looking forward to getting back to work and school and driving. Especially driving. With boyfriend living over an hour away, it puts a strain on our relationship when we aren't /both/ able to drive to see one another. ):

    For now... my mom is taking care of me x.x



    I'm typically a very independent person, so this is difficult.
         
        01-07-2014, 05:19 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    So glad you got to go see Gator nothing like horse lovin. Remember the experiences on your life shape who you are and will become in life. Hang on there
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        01-07-2014, 05:21 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Marriage and horses well I am fortunate to have a hubby that respects what I do. He rides dirt bikes and we haul together sometimes amusing to see people... because I used so much extra energy today being an idiot ....s faces when I unload my mare and the next thing to be Unloaded us a dirtbike. You do not have to marry a horse person just a perso that respects what you do
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        01-08-2014, 10:22 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Womack--That's fantastic! It's great that you've found a way to 'share' in activities, even though you're passionate about different things. How long have you been married?

    I'm interested to see how Boyfriend will handle the horse situation. We've been together about four months, and until last week Gator had been in Texas. I've had about five relationships, and none of them were supportive of my sport. So... we'll see.
    In his defense, he's way better than they were. XD



    I am going out to see Gator today. There is a woman coming out to see about leasing him. I'm nervous and excited. She is an older professional, which is exactly the type of person I would like to lease Gator.
    I always worry about coming across as professional, and hope everything goes well. I know it's not about me, but girls my age often tend to get a bad rep...
         
        01-08-2014, 11:39 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    We have been married 7 together 11. Trail riding on a horse and dirt bike are similar and we both have passion for what we do. I do have to remember to hug and kiss him
    First when I get home prior to going to the barn to ride. An older professional is probably a better fit more responsible
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