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        09-26-2013, 10:06 PM
      #31
    Foal
    I was You

    Http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=susan+foxtrotter
    I started out at 48. I'm 67 now and I wrote a book about being a Seasoned Curvy Cowgirl starting with KERSPLAT and ending up a World Grand Champion and "wowing" just about anyone who ever saw me perform my bridleless freestyle act with my horse.

    Please read the book and know that there are awesome days ahead! Read the reviews!
    So much life you have yet to experience with horses!

    Susan
         
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        10-01-2013, 03:39 PM
      #32
    Trained
    This gives me inspritation to ride again

    Thank you for sharing this
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        10-02-2013, 12:47 AM
      #33
    Foal
    Live your Dream, Country Woman

    Keep living your dream! Find the right help if you need it. You are very welcome!
         
        10-02-2013, 01:29 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
    I'm so happy for you. Thanks for the update.
         
        10-02-2013, 02:47 PM
      #35
    Trained
    This is motivating me
         
        10-13-2013, 01:08 PM
      #36
    Foal
    This is so inspiring. Your story is amazing, and i'm so HAPPY that your going to pursue this dream. Horses are worth it, and anyone could tell you have the passion for them by reading this post. I hope to hear updates on this and I wish you the best of luck. Go get em!!
         
        10-31-2013, 11:38 AM
      #37
    Foal
    Older Riders - DO It!

    I had a wonderful woman come into my barn and introduce herself with:

    My parents would never let me ride - too expensive and frivilous.
    My first husband told me I was a wife now, with responsibilities, and riding was not one of them. Then he died.
    My second husband told me I was too old to start riding - I should have started riding as a child. Then he died.
    So now I'm 72 and I want to ride!

    So I said "OK!" As an ex-marine, she had her fair share of old injuries, and at 72, she realized she was a little overweight and not as agile as she'd once been. But, this was a lifelong dream for her and, by all things good, she'd never given up on it.

    Within a year, she joined our show team, competed in a Novice Jack Benny series (the oldest competitor, and took reserve year end high point!), trail rode with everyone, and started jumping! Ultimately, she purchased one of my school horses. The horse was 25 years old, and while she was sound and healthy, I had been contemplating pulling her out of the school. Georgina bought her instead, telling me she reckoned they both had about the same number of years left in them!

    So I say: You go, Girl, GO!
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        10-31-2013, 12:25 PM
      #38
    Green Broke
    What an awesome story, Blu!!! <3!
         
        11-07-2013, 12:06 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Ive been riding since I was 10 & I still use a mounting block. Im only 5'0 and w. 15-16h horses its kind of a must my legs just arent long enough lol
         
        11-07-2013, 07:41 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    LOVE that story, Blu!!
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