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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Hi from PA!


Hi all! I am a 50+ mom of three teen-agers (one starts college next month)
I have been riding since I was in 5th grade, but haven't had a horse of my own for about 20 years. last summer I had an epiphany, and I realized I needed a big change in my life, so I joined weight watchers, lost 45 pounds (I am hoping to lose a total of 100, but 45 is a very good start) in February I started taking martial arts with my kids, and in January we went a little insane with remodeling a third of our house. Once we got the inside done, we added a deck and a hot tub to the outside. It's been a busy year! I started looking for a horse in May, and I finally bought one almost 3 weeks ago (I should change my name to Mom to Black Pinto...pretty sure she's not a paint). She's 8 year old, but has only been ridden on trail, no ring work.

I am loving being a rider again. I don't have her at my house, she would be all alone if she were here. The place we keep her has an indoor and an outdoor arena, and access to a lot of trails (there are a lot of rocks though, I think if I do a lot of trail riding I will need to put shoes and pads on my girl if I want to keep her sound). It's interesting training an older horse. most of the greenies I have worked with were 3-5. She's much calmer, and she learns very quickly.

I am a jewelry designer in my spare time (I do engraving on glass and wire wrapping). I have a feeling that most of my free time is going to evaporate until winter though!

Valarie
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 04:30 PM
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Need pictures of your mare! I hope you'll start a journal; I'd totally sub!


P.S. Your jewelry is beautiful!

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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here is Miss Blue Eyed Sally
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 04:41 PM
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Miss Sally(?) is beautiful! I love her markings!

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2017, 07:55 PM
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Hello and welcome! Beautiful horse and beautiful jewelry!

Which side of PA? I was from the rurals just outside the Shenango Valley. There are a few of us who retired out of PA to enjoy less bone-chilling winters further south, and there are some members still in PA.

There are several threads in "Horse Talk" for various age groups. Please feel free to join in:)

Hope to hear from you often:)

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