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post #11 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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That is great Darrin. Absolutely wonderful!
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
.....Now I'm hoping he wont keep letting mom run interference to his riding!

Have to say that was actually one of my best riding days of my life.
Please keep helping him get to ride! It sounds like it's really a priceless thing for him and it would be terrible for him to miss out. Hope your Mom will continue too!
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post #13 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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When my husband's uncle was 87 years old, he dropped by to see us while I was riding the TWH that I had back then. He said that he loved gaited horses and wanted to ride. We pushed, pulled, and got him up on the horse. He didn't just walk around. He put her into a nice quick rack and then he cantered around the yard a little bit. After about 15 minutes of what was obviously a great time, he came over and asked me to help him get down. He said, "If I fall off and break something, everybody is going to say, 'That old fool should have known better.'" He lived to be 100.

I think that being willing to do fun stuff kept him going. I am glad you got your dad to ride.

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post #14 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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Painted Horse - check into a therapeutic equestrian association in your area, they are n't just for kids. They provide side walkers and there are portable oxygen tanks he can carry over his shoulder like a purse. Might do him some good!
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-01-2012, 11:11 PM
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Roan rider-- that would be excellent!. Well behaved horses can be very therapeutic to anyone.
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post #16 of 18 Old 08-02-2012, 12:52 AM
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Darrin I am so glad you got to take a ride with your dad!!!! That is wonderful. Riding puts a smile on my face so I know how your dad feels. Kudo's for having such a great time!

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-02-2012, 01:42 AM
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Good for you and your dad! Riding is like breathing in oxygen. Can't get enough of it! And the joy and closeness it brings for the two of you is unmatched.
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-02-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Paintlover1965 View Post
..... Riding is like breathing in oxygen. Can't get enough of it!....
Amen and AMEN!!!
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