Same horse, same family, 25 years later - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 11-12-2019, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Same horse, same family, 25 years later

Here's my dad riding one of my grandmother's horses when he was a young teenager (can you tell how much fun he's having? ). Here's me riding the same horse when I was maybe 5 years old. That makes the pictures at least 25 years apart. This horse lived to be about 35 and was a treasured family member all throughout.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-12-2019, 06:59 PM
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I think your dad was just worried that hat was going to engulf his entire head, LOL.

Anyways, those are great pictures that tell a sweet story. I'm glad you shared.
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My dad has always hated riding and barely tolerated horses. He grew up on a horse farm (his mother/my grandmother owned 17 horses on the property when she died) and learned to despise the daily barn chores when he had no interest in horses. Imagine how thrilled he was when he started noticing I was totally enthused with horses! Regardless, he was the one who signed me up for my first real riding lessons as a kid, and he's always done whatever he can to make sure my sister and I are happy. I have a lot to be appreciative for.
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My dad has always hated riding and barely tolerated horses. He grew up on a horse farm (his mother/my grandmother owned 17 horses on the property when she died) and learned to despise the daily barn chores when he had no interest in horses. Imagine how thrilled he was when he started noticing I was totally enthused with horses! Regardless, he was the one who signed me up for my first real riding lessons as a kid, and he's always done whatever he can to make sure my sister and I are happy. I have a lot to be appreciative for.
We farmed with horses until I was four. My dad wasn't fond of the horses either. He was equally as dismayed as your father when he figured out his father's born-in-the-blood addiction for horses passed right thru him to me, lol lol.

I tip my hat to your family for keeping that hand some horse in your family and for giving him such wonderful care.

My Arab/Saddlebred was born on my parents farm when I was 13 and stayed with me his entire 29 years, when I lost him to cancer.

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.

I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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