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post #1 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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The Snowball Effect

Last fall I got re-infected with the horse bug. I did a lot of looking and soul searching, bought a horse and it was all downhill from there (see previous posts). One month ago I dragged my hubby on a 6 hour dive to Southern Utah and bought a Kentucky Mtn horse named Scout. Hes EXACTLY what I wanted and needed as an inexperienced rider.
My husband has never really been a horse person. We tried about 17 years ago and had a horrible and dangerous experience and vowed to never be that stupid again. We were taken advantage of by an unscrupulous snake oil salesman and made mistakes that caused injuries. Thankfully we all survived!
A couple days ago, a neighbor called and offered us one of his kid-friendly horses. Says hes going to list him for sale so he can replenish his pack horses with younger horses. We went out for a ride yesterday and decided this guy was amazing and should be ours! "Seven" is a 17y.o. 15.5hh quarter horse gelding. Hes been a sheep-herder's horse, packed elk, been on the trail and carried little kids. He was so great that I was a little jealous! Scout startled when a flock of sharp-tail grouse flushed out of the sagebrush, Seven didnt bat an eye. Scout startled when a herd of deer jumped up and ran ahead of us. Seven was SO calm!
I was almost giddy when we got back from our ride! I had figured that I would be riding by myself, which Im ok with. Hes got his Yamaha Rhino, Ive got my horse....life is ok. Well now, I dont have to ride alone! YAY ME!!! Now weve got to find a good fitting saddle. The saddles Ive borrowed are a little small for him. Hence, the snowball effect... Got the horse, borrowed some tack, bought some tack, borrowed a trailer, bought a trailer, borrowed a horse, bought the horse. Now to buy more tack! Weve jumped in with both feet!
I will upload some pics soon,
Lynn

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post #2 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 12:28 PM
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Warning...there is no end to this! : )
Properly fitting tack is extremely important for both horse and rider...a comfort and safety issue.
Enjoy those trails!
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If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
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post #3 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Warning...there is no end to this! : )
Shhhh! Dont tell my husband!!

Sorry for the sideways pics...I cant seem to fix them...ggggrrrrrrrrrr!!
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post #4 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 01:07 PM
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Hahahaha! Love your comment under your avatar. I believe a horse is a better idea also. I mean, as one ages things have a tendency to go south...and that could get really odd.

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
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post #5 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Ive been instructed (by hubby) that I should start wearing a "real" bra when riding, not just a tank top with a bra in it! What a fun-hater!

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post #6 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 01:37 PM
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@lynabago , you've entered into the wonderful world of horses and there is no escape! Well, there is but who wants to look for that hidden door? LOL
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post #7 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 01:50 PM
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Hahahaha! Love your comment under your avatar. I believe a horse is a better idea also. I mean, as one ages things have a tendency to go south...and that could get really odd.
Ditto this^^^^
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post #8 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 01:55 PM
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Ive been instructed (by hubby) that I should start wearing a "real" bra when riding, not just a tank top with a bra in it! What a fun-hater!
Just tell him that if you have to wear a 'real bra' then he has to wear a,'real cup'. That will shut him up
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post #9 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 02:08 PM
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Love this!! I'm a midlifer too... My husband hasn't caught the bug. Unfortunately, he was there to witness the only real 'wreck' I've had on this grand adventure... it scared him pretty badly, for my safety, even though I wasn't hurt (and for the record, it was caused by my own stupidity which is pretty embarrassing). Now he doesn't even seem to want to be near while I'm around the horses (hasn't been out there with me since - pretty sure he just doesn't want to think about the 'what if's'). He's supportive of my midlife madness though! and like your hubby, has his own hobbies - so it works.

I'm a little jealous! and very happy for you :) It's so rare to find one safe horse, let alone two. (I know from experience.... and am so grateful for the one I finally found).
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post #10 of 19 Old 04-02-2017, 02:58 PM
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Congrats on owning two fabulous horses! How long until the next one? :)
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