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    09-19-2009, 11:45 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Amazing!!!!

I went on the best trail ride today. My friends horse trainer and I have become really good friends even though he is like in his 60's or so. The ride was great. We left about 4:30 and got back around sundown (7ish) The trails were through lots of high brush, dirt roads (oil company use it), game trails, and like sand pits(I think). Joe (horse trainer) talked about life and how he wants to quit training and take up his old job of taking ppl on trail rides privately and in groups. He used to do steak and potatoes dinners and leave the couples with some wine and a beautifull place to relax, come back after a few hours and take them back. (romantic). He showed me his private place. Said I was only the second person to ever see it. Its a huge bass pond with reeds and stuff. Just absolutly gorgeous. We rode up and then you looked down and it was there. We sat and talked about everything from my tounge ring to his acting career. It was really a life experiance I will never forget. He told me how bad he needs a friend and that he was so glad that I came today to ride with him. His health is declining and he can't go on much longer at the rate he is. We talked about life and mistakes and horses and learning. I'm really glad I met him. He's an amazingf guy with an extremly interesting back ground. I saw his scrapbook today of his movies and songwriting and stuff. He pushed a wheel barrow across Texas to raise food for the poor. Twice. And he was a stunt man in movies. He's a great guy and has extreme knowlegde about horses. He inspires me.

Srry for the novel. I'm just really pumped. Lol.
     
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    09-20-2009, 11:29 AM
  #2
Showing
Wow, what a great day you had. I love learning and listening to the older wiser folks. I always keep in the back off my mind, an image of them as a young person. Just because they are older and they look more worn, the body doesn't work as well as it did, doesn't mean that that young person isn't still in there.
We have a neighbor (farmer) who we ride the horses over to visit. Very interesting life stories. He was telling us the other day about a friend flying his plane in and landing in the pasture. He got to fly in it and what a thrill it was. It was back when they still had to turn the propeller to start the plane and how scared he was.
     
    09-20-2009, 12:07 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Joe has sooo many stories to tell. He's worked with jonny cash, used to run moonshine with the real bo duke (he has a picture with him and a book that was sent to him as a present), he was the first guy to do alot of the stunts we see in movies today. He has sooo many horse stories. He would let ppl think he didnt know a ****ed thing about horses and bet him that he copuld teach them to bow, kneel, sit. Lol.
     
    09-20-2009, 12:43 PM
  #4
Weanling
It's so nice to know people like that. I love to talk to people that have had interesting lives, I want to be a person like that. :)
     
    09-20-2009, 10:08 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Yeah me too. I love hearing his life. Makes me jealous. Lol. I have learned so much from him.
     
    09-20-2009, 10:33 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by drafteventer    
I love to talk to people that have had interesting lives, I want to be a person like that. :)

Love this. With that attitude you'll undoubtedly get your wish!
     
    09-20-2009, 10:37 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Lonestar22    
yeah me too. I love hearing his life. Makes me jealous. Lol. I have learned so much from him.
It says a lot good about you that you're open to learning and enjoying this guy's company even though he is so much older than you are. He does sound like a fascinating character.
When I was in my early twenties (two centuries ago) I rode with an old New England farmer in his early seventies who kept a big pinto and a lovely little palomino mare, till he got too sick to tend them. It was an odd friendship for sure, but we both thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
     
    09-21-2009, 01:35 PM
  #8
Foal
old folks

Yes, we old timers do have some stories to tell and I am glad you got a chance to meet one of us.
It is great when in the course of a day we get to meet a teacher of life.
Joe sounds like a man I would like.
I hope that he can become a trail guide again, there are lots of stables that offer horse rides.
This is the one I work at. Horse Rental Riding Stable|Horseback Riding Tours|Five Brooks Ranch

By the way, I am 62 and a former marine having served in Vietnam.
     
    09-21-2009, 06:24 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by toadflax    
It says a lot good about you that you're open to learning and enjoying this guy's company even though he is so much older than you are. He does sound like a fascinating character.
When I was in my early twenties (two centuries ago) I rode with an old New England farmer in his early seventies who kept a big pinto and a lovely little palomino mare, till he got too sick to tend them. It was an odd friendship for sure, but we both thoroughly enjoyed our time together.

Yeah I would say its a bit odd. But we enjoy each others company and it's great to learn from him. I help him with training so I learn alot about young horses. It's awesome. And I get to ride since I can't afford to get my horse trained at the moment, so that's exciting.
     
    09-22-2009, 12:56 AM
  #10
Weanling
I had that sort of relationship with my instructor, almost like a father figure. He had so much to teach me, even in the short time I was lucky enough to know him. There are real cowboys still out there!
     

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