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have you ever had one of those days where the stars lined up and everything you do or touch turned out GREAT?? Well today is that day for me. I had a lesson on Big Red with a new Instructor who is near my home. charges a great inexpensive price, and gave us both a really awesome lesson. It got me thinking.....

I am So Thankful I am that I'm healthy enough to Ride. I'm thankful that I have the time and money to spend taking horseback riding lessons AND lessons on my own horse. I'm thankful that I have my own truck and trailer to pull my horse anyplace we want to go. I'm thankful that my HORSE is healthy enough to ride. I'm SO thankful that I have these Magnificent animals to share my life. I am really so very blessed and it just hit me today while riding my horse and the sun was shining, the temp perfect, my guy was doing really well, His new saddle fits him awesome.... what a super luck lady I really am :)

What are You thankful for? :lol:
 

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have you ever had one of those days where the stars lined up and everything you do or touch turned out GREAT?? Well today is that day for me. I had a lesson on Big Red with a new Instructor who is near my home. charges a great inexpensive price, and gave us both a really awesome lesson. It got me thinking.....

I am So Thankful I am that I'm healthy enough to Ride. I'm thankful that I have the time and money to spend taking horseback riding lessons AND lessons on my own horse. I'm thankful that I have my own truck and trailer to pull my horse anyplace we want to go. I'm thankful that my HORSE is healthy enough to ride. I'm SO thankful that I have these Magnificent animals to share my life. I am really so very blessed and it just hit me today while riding my horse and the sun was shining, the temp perfect, my guy was doing really well, His new saddle fits him awesome.... what a super luck lady I really am :)

What are You thankful for? :lol:

I just like quoteing you, because you said it so well, I started feeling thankful, even though I dont' own a truck, trailer or even my own horse.
But I do have days like that, and being aware enough to recognize how special and precious they are is really important.
Thanks for the reminder! I , too had a great day, thank you.
 

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I am very thankful for my parents. They've been there every step of the way for me, and have given me everything that I could ever dream of. (Not is a spoiled way) My parents started with nothing at a very young age and they are still together after 25 years. They have given me a life that many kids will never know. They are paying for a college education for me that will allow me to succeed in life. They've given me horses and dogs that will forever have a great impact on my life.

I've never wanted for anything regarding a roof over my head, food in my belly and clothes on my body. Even when I was young, my parents made sure their kids were well taken care of, even if they had to do without. As I grow older, I begin to understand the sacrifices that were made for my brother and I.

My dad went to college for 1 semester and college wasn't for him. He started painting airplanes where he met my mom when he was 21. My mom was 18. They had already planned on getting married, but my mom got pregnant and she had 2 kids by the time she was 21. She started college when she was 23 and went for Nursing. She went to school from 8am to 3pm, then worked from 330pm to 11pm and then started the day all over again, week after week, month after month. I'm 23 now and can't imagine a life with a husband, 2 kids, a job and going to nursing school. WoW. But she did it, and graduated with honors. My dad 12 years ago, started his own business painting airplanes and has worked from the ground up, and they are now a top 10 small airplane painting business in the world.

If I could be half the person that my parents have been in their lifetime, I could die a happy person. I can't thank them enough.
 
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I am thankful for our amazing mares, who try their hardest at everything we ask them to do.

My amazing mother, who has always been my best friend and # 1 supporter and let me be who I am meant to be.

I'm thankful every day when my car starts up.

I'm thankful for my mad job finding skills, because it's let me try things out and eventually I'll figure out what I wanna do.

& my ex boyfriends parents, weirdly enough. For always supporting me, feeding me when I couldn't afford to and keeping me tough! But mainly for always being the family I have never had and providing a "home", which you never realize means so much until you don't have one.
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Yep :)

I just like quoteing you, because you said it so well, I started feeling thankful, even though I dont' own a truck, trailer or even my own horse.
But I do have days like that, and being aware enough to recognize how special and precious they are is really important.
Thanks for the reminder! I , too had a great day, thank you.
I get all misty eyed just thinking a bout it :)
I'm glad you had a great day too :) Days like today serve remind me that everything Will be OK :lol: and it reminds me to be appreciative of all the days of my life cause nothing is guaranteed. Any day you can roll out of bed without pain should be considered a GOOD day. all the rest is just icing on the cake.
 

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I am very thankful for my parents. They've been there every step of the way for me, and have given me everything that I could ever dream of. (Not is a spoiled way) My parents started with nothing at a very young age and they are still together after 25 years. They have given me a life that many kids will never know. They are paying for a college education for me that will allow me to succeed in life. They've given me horses and dogs that will forever have a great impact on my life.

I've never wanted for anything regarding a roof over my head, food in my belly and clothes on my body. Even when I was young, my parents made sure their kids were well taken care of, even if they had to do without. As I grow older, I begin to understand the sacrifices that were made for my brother and I.

My dad went to college for 1 semester and college wasn't for him. He started painting airplanes where he met my mom when he was 21. My mom was 18. They had already planned on getting married, but my mom got pregnant and she had 2 kids by the time she was 21. She started college when she was 23 and went for Nursing. She went to school from 8am to 3pm, then worked from 330pm to 11pm and then started the day all over again, week after week, month after month. I'm 23 now and can't imagine a life with a husband, 2 kids, a job and going to nursing school. WoW. But she did it, and graduated with honors. My dad 12 years ago, started his own business painting airplanes and has worked from the ground up, and they are now a top 10 small airplane painting business in the world.

If I could be half the person that my parents have been in their lifetime, I could die a happy person. I can't thank them enough.

Man, what a great story! YOur parents sound like amazing people.
 

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I am thankful for my job and my health and my friends and family and just life in general
 

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Your parents may be amazing, but you are as well for recognizing it. I'm sure the pride goes full circle

Thanks for sharing
 

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Aside from my family, friends, teachers and animals. I'm incredibly thankful for being able to ride again. After being told for months that I would never ride again or be able to be around horses I'm back in the saddle, I'm so thankful that I was given this back. It honestly feels like in getting this back I've been given a new pair of legs and more mobility than I've had in a while.

I'm also thankful for my incredible mare who I've had the privilege to spend my entire horse career so far with. She's taught me everything I know and kept me out of trouble more than a few times.

And my trainer. Without her guidance and sometimes scary threats I would probably never have gotten back on a horse (or at least not as quick as I did). Without her practically kidnapping me and taking me out to her barn every chance she got I would have wasted away. She's taught me so much over the years that I've been her student and she's given me the best advice I ever could get: "Suck it up. Where there's a will there's a way, and I didn't teach you to give in to anything." She taught me to tussle with the biggest meanest horses and win, taught me to be patient and understanding, when to quit or push more, how to bring a life into the world and how to say goodbye to one. When I fall she dusts me off and under penalty of death orders me to get back on the horse and doesn't lay blame or chastise me for any rider/horse error because crap happens. She also taught me the golden rule which is that no horse in need is denied anything because someone can't pay.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
 

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I am thankful for my older sister who has always believed in me. My family has never been into horses but she encouraged me to learn all that I can and if horses makes "me" happy get them. She always says that you only have 1 life to live so you need to be happy living it.

I'm thankful for everyone here. I don't know very much about horses, but I can come here and learn a lot from everyone here just by reading everyone's posts. I don't post on here very often, but I do appreciate reading everyone else posts. I learn what not to do by reading about others mistakes. This also helps me to learn to correct my own. After being here a few months I'm confident applying some of the techniques that I learn here with my own horses. I'm thankful that I know I can come here and rely on all of you, being part of a group of people that is always willing to share their knowledge when someone need help.
 

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I have way too much to be thankful for to list but I'm especially thankful for each day my best friend stays healthy and happy.

JC, 28 years young!


Hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 

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had an awesome ride today! after a long time of being fearful, since a fall in June, I am getting what little mojo I had, back again (yeah me!)
So, I am thankful to have another ride on Z and for the courage to try again.

I am thankful for my family, warts and all!
 

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I am thankful for:
  • All the prayers that were said for both my mother and brother over the past number of weeks... Yeah, they worked!
  • The brave men and women of our military.
  • My husband for introducing me to the world of horses.
 

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I am thankful for my mom, who is such an amazing person inside-and out, I can talk about anything with her and know that she won't judge me, will support and listen to me whenever I feel I need to confide in someone. She is also a brave woman, as she raised me alone and has kept the food on the table, a roof over my head, paid for my trainings - all without the help of dad or anyone else. She has often sacrificed herself in order for me to have riding lessons. I'm so thankful for her, so so much.

I'm thankful for my ability to draw, this provides me a backup plan for the future if I'm in need of money. I'm grateful for my boyfriend, who is the best person on earth, caring, funny and totally weird just like me :) among all the people in the world, I thank fate that I met my soulmate so early and have the privilege to share my world with his.

And, I am grateful for my horse. I wouldn't be the same without her. She is truly my best friend and great companion.

Oh wow, I'm getting teary.. I guess the next step would be to actually tell the subjects how grateful I am for them :)
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I am so thankful for all the great things going on in my life right now. Our "new" house is becoming a home, the new horses are settling in nicely, & their "issues" can be worked out so that they are good riding, using horses. They are learning to trust & know that they are safe here, and the food will keep on coming. Life is good & now I pray for good health so I can keep on enjoying it.

I am also thankful for HF-a place where we can get answers for many problems-not all horse-related.
 
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