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post #1 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Your age to your horse's age...

It's not uber important, I'm just thinking, but it's really weird for me to think about my age vs. Rainy's (my mare's) age. I'm 10 years older than her- when she's 20, I'll be 30. Is it weird for me to freak out about that? I mean, I'm so happy that I got my dream horse while she and I are both young- she's 5 and I'll soon be turning 15- but at the same time, I can't help but think about how long we'll be together, all the adventures we can have! It's a little crazy!
Maybe I'm just ranting, but does anyone else ever think about that? And how long you'll have your horse for?
Or, if I'm just being nuts...
ignore it. :)
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post #2 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 04:57 PM
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Well.... Flame is 1 year older than me and I'm 20 years older than Soda. I've had Flame for a little over 29 yrs (so yes, my entire life) and Soda for 3 years in Sept. A fun note, Soda is exactly (to the day) 5 months older than my dog Mo.

It'll be really great when you're older to look back at all the fun you had with her when you were young. Of course, you'll also probably feel terrible for some of the mistakes you made. Some of the things I did with poor Flame. I'll tell you that horse was a saint!

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post #3 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 05:07 PM
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Oh I think about that ALL the time. It's really weird and funny to me. Take Lacey, for instance, she's 25 this spring and I'll be 20 in September. That means that she has about fifteen more years of horse knowledge and horse-related world experience than I do.
It's really weird to think about how she was probably in training or already working hard when I was born!
Weird stuff... I'm envious of you people with younger horses! I just hope that Lacey won't leave me before I'm ready for her to go. My fear is that one day she's going to just go to sleep and not wake up and I'm going to get a call from my BO saying that Lacey is gone. I mean, she's getting old enough that that could feasibly happen. I mean, it's rare but I've seen it happen once already to another horse, who was ironically named Happy, she was a camp horse so no one was attached to her so we made t-shirts that said "Happy is a dead horse" in bright happy colors cuz we found it morbidly funny. But anyway, that's my fear. That her body is just going to stop without any real warning and my baby will be taken from me. But, on the other hand, I hope that is how she goes, years from now. I want her to be 42, completely happy and babied, satisfied with life, then she can pass quietly from the world.

Anyway, I got totally OT!

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post #4 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 05:15 PM
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My age is irrelevant, but I do find it interesting that Mack is 24, Casper is 12, and JJ is 6.

Casper is exactly half Mack's age, and JJ is exactly half Casper's.

This will be the only time in their lives that the numbers will be exactly half of each other, and I find that very cool.

Wallaby, don't bury your horse before her time. Enjoy her while she's here and quit worrying about when she's going to die.

Trust me, you'll have more than enough time to mourn her when she's gone. Don't steal your own happiness while she's still with you.
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post #5 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 08:12 PM
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I'm late 15 and my horse is late 5. I am extremely worried about what decision I will make for college, whether I want to keep or lease out etc. I really don't want to leave him and would truly enjoy riding him, but would I have the time and money? That's the main block in my mind. And if I go to medical school...oh lord! Part of me wants to not think about it, and part of me wants to get whatever decision I'm going to make over with.

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post #6 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 08:20 PM
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My one horse is 11 years older than me. My other one I'm 7 years older than
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post #7 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 08:29 PM
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I'm 20, will be 21 in October. Ricci is recently 18. Gracie is going to be 2 in August.

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post #8 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 08:49 PM
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I'll be19 in August and Zeus just turned 11 today.
I was actually thinking today that in 10 years I'll be 29 and Zeus will be 21.

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post #9 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 08:53 PM
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I'm 23, my mare is 15, her brother is 13, and her two foals are 7 and 5. I don't really think about their age all that much. I just try and enjoy the time I have with them. Though it does freak me out that my 'first baby' is 15 and my other 'baby' is 7 already! I can remember the day he was born and every little detail about that afternoon. THAT makes me feel old.
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post #10 of 51 Old 05-05-2010, 09:20 PM
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Im 16 and my horse just turned 8, A lot of times I think that just in 10 years i'll be 26 and my horse will be 18, and then I think about of all the things we would of went through that hopefully would bring a closer bond. I see myself keeping Hero until the day he dies because first off im a sentimental person, second I don't see me out growing Hero because he has only been off the track for about 6 months and only really in training for 2 months due to some hoof problems, and I care more about the bond with my horse then my riding, I could care less if I move foward in riding as long as I have my buddy. :) Hero is my first horse :)
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