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post #1 of 4338 Old 01-08-2016, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Krones & Kodgers aka 60's or Thereabouts

I've long threatened (jokingly) of starting a thread like this, but rather assumed that I'd be the only one on it!

So, just because, I'm starting it; maybe it's because it's a new year, maybe because I'm 61, maybe just because.

I'm active on the Mature Over 40's group (have made real friends), pop in on the Over 50s once in awhile (they haven't kicked me out), but I've wondered for quite awhile if there aren't others of my age and older that sometimes glance in the forums & feel that they have "nowhere" to go, for whatever reason. Or, others that are older, who may not be riding anymore or even involved with horses on-the-ground anymore, but would just like to share stories and experiences.

So...putting it out there. I'll check back in a few days.

Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...

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post #2 of 4338 Old 01-08-2016, 09:03 PM
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I'm not quite over 60...I'll be 60 one week from today

I started riding again in April 2014 after a 40 year break.

I also haunt the 40's and 50's threads, so now I'll add this one to my list of regulars.

Eager to hear from others.
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Happy almost-birthday, weedlady...!

Thank you for getting this thread going, I was amazed at such a quick response.

40 years is a long time of life-experience...

I hope others come along here too & look forward to it...I think I thread like this is needed.

We're not done yet!

Onward & Upward, I'm Not Done Yet...
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post #4 of 4338 Old 01-08-2016, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Stories, stories, you all...go for it, it's your thread, I've just offered it.

Express!
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post #5 of 4338 Old 01-08-2016, 09:50 PM
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I fit in the group! Thank you for starting this thread....I'll certainly be visiting again! I've looked around on the 40's and 50's threads but I am happy you added the 60's to the mix! I have ridden my whole life - trail ride now - have an Overo Paint Mare. I also have a Paint Gelding in his 20's. Just lost a heart-horse that was 36 - I got him when he was 9 - and, the same year, I lost a Paint Mare to ringbone - she was 21. I bought her mother in foal and raised her. It will be fun to make some new friends!
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Welcome Luv 2 Trail!

Thank you for comin' in, hope this keeps going!
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I sure hope this keeps going, too!
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Hello, I'm subscribing to this thread right away because the last time someone started a 60's thread I lost it. LOL Could not find it again.

I am 61, a regular reader and occasional poster in the 50's thread. But those 40's move too fast for me.

Although I was not born into the horse-y way of life, and did not have a chance to become very involved until my daughter reached an age to begin, it has been more than a few years since.

I will always be a beginner though. Better at groundwork than riding, I am working on improving my riding and overall horsemanship.

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...I've wondered for quite awhile if there aren't others of my age and older that sometimes glance in the forums & feel that they have "nowhere" to go, for whatever reason.
I know from passing comments that there are at least a handful of us who didn't start with horses as children, or even as young(ish) adults. Don't know about the rest, but the reason I've never even looked at those age-group threads is that I simply refuse to define myself by the calendar. (And my horse sure doesn't care.) So where I go is right here
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post #10 of 4338 Old 01-09-2016, 08:43 AM
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I remember the other 60's thread was short-lived.

I hope this one will take off.

I will be 69 this year and am one of the fortunate few to have been around/on horses my entire life. I was a pre-schooler when I got my first sit-up-there on dad's very kind work mare.

I was 12 when I bought and paid for my first horse. To even the Seller's surprise, she was preggars. That colt was my first, on the farm, to raise, train and keep for myself. Busted my butt working a d to keep grades up, so the mare and colt wouldn't get sold.

He was 29 and I was 42 when I laid him to rest with cancer. I was so crushed, I went a year without a horse. I did get back to riding a year later and have had horses, non-stop, ever since.

I have recently laid my 27 & 29 yr olds to rest, leaving me with my babies who are 20 and 21.

Due to old injuries catching up to me, I haven't been able to trail ride since 2007, so when these two are laid to rest, it will be the end of an era. At least that is my plan, the vet, her assistant, and the office manager all think they will deliver me a couple of their pasture horses for me to play with on a free lease. I dunno, I am fast wearing out from stall mucking, but their confidence in me is very flattering.

To the new and re-riders, my best advice is to realize it is 't always about the riding. For everything I have learned thru the years, I am learning so much more about my horses from the ground. Like how they really are like a family of children - each with something exceptional to offer, when given the chance.

Ground work does not have to always be formal lessons in the round pen. Just taking the horse for a walk and letting it explore/smell old and new surroundings is a lesson.

The more confident the human, the less spooky the horse. Some horses have more spook to them than others but, it can be reduced greatly, if the handler is confident and fair-minded.

TJ. I hope this thread stays active. I think it's a great idea

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