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post #11 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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LOL who didn't???

We used to have horse races (BIKE races) and we would start at one end of the road and she who would finish first.....
LOL Omg I used to do that!!! lol until i fell lol
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post #12 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 06:18 PM
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LOL Omg I used to do that!!! lol until i fell lol
yahhhhhh I forgot that we did scooters as well...... I always won...
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post #13 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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yahhhhhh I forgot that we did scooters as well...... I always won...
lol Hey can you private message me because i need some advice

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post #14 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 06:28 PM
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I was born to ride horses.
I loved horses from the first time I ever saw one, it was the milk delivery horse and as a toddler I would follow it down the street and was hooked forever.
I lived at the edge of a city so no room for a horse but my goal was to get through school, get a job and get a horse and that is what I did and really haven't been without one since then, over 60 years, through hard times and poor times I always managed to keep a horse, went without myself so the money was there for the horse.

And Sue as a child I did ride around on a broomstick pretending it was a horse or galloped many miles across the wide open spaces riding the arm of the couch.

They kept me sane when the world around me was falling apart.
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post #15 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 06:42 PM
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I ride because I can. When I can't anymore -- if that day ever comes -- I will still be content just being around horses. Their presence just makes me happy. I am incomplete without horses in my life. Horses are part of my earliest memories. The first thing I drew was a horse. One of the first words I learned was "cheval". I pretended to be a horse when I was little, then rode my dad as a horse (he'd whinny and rear up and I'd hang on tight, so proud he couldn't throw me off!), then everything else turned into a horse. My bike's name was Blue, and he could fly like the wind. By the time I was 5, my totally non-horsey parents did the only thing they could and bought me my first pony. I never looked back. Even in the years when I couldn't have horses because there were other obligations, I still dreamed of horses.

I'll keep riding even when it's hard, even when I fall, even when it's just not working because I know that maybe next time, I'll make progress again, and I will be happy to reach another step in this incredible journey that horses take us on in which we borrow their wings.
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post #16 of 44 Old 01-27-2020, 07:47 PM
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I ride because I can't imagine not. I don't remember learning to ride, and over the past 50+ years I'm not even sure how many I've owned, trained, legged up, or ridden, but none of that matters. Horses are peace, sanity, solace. They simply are, and when I am with one, I simply am.

Courage is taking just one more step...
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Why do I ride? For sanity, for peace of mind, for energy. I breath, eat and sleep thinking about my next ride, or just time spent with horses. I do it for fellowship with friends, bonding and sharing a common interest. I get on my horses and ride forgetting about problems, worries and things that I can't change. I do it to get close to nature, my own inner feelings and mostly just for the pleasure of it.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.
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post #18 of 44 Old 01-28-2020, 02:51 PM
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I ride horses because it's my passion, & it brings joy to my life. I love my horse. She's my therapist, my best friend, & my calm. Going to the barn is my escape.

Not even just riding, hanging out with my horse, grooming her, etc. is just as lovely.
Sounds cliché, but it's true. I always wonder...how did I ever survive life without horses?!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #19 of 44 Old 01-28-2020, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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I ride horses because it's my passion, & it brings joy to my life. I love my horse. She's my therapist, my best friend, & my calm. Going to the barn is my escape.

Not even just riding, hanging out with my horse, grooming her, etc. is just as lovely.
Sounds cliché, but it's true. I always wonder...how did I ever survive life without horses?!
i agree with you horses are a huge impact on our lives and they are our greatest companion and also they don´t give me problems like when Im in a relationship lol
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post #20 of 44 Old 01-28-2020, 05:40 PM
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It saves on shoe leather!

As for riding bikes and pretending they were horses, I took on a bet that I cou,d rode my bike around the block using only a length of string to stear with.

There were very few cars around in those days.
First street, fairly flat, was easy, as was the next which was slightly downhill, all corners were right angled. I swung up the next street, fairly steep and up onto the last, again steepish.

It was when I reached the top of that hill that I realised I was all downhill to the finish line and I had no brakes.

I made it down to the start, swung the corner, grabbing my brakes and foot down so I didn't slip on the loose gravel and ran smack into the back of a milk float. I went over the handlebars and scraped my head on a milk crate and back then they were metal.

Eight or nine stitches later I collected my winnings.
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