Horses

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by madmax, Apr 15, 2015.


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  1. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    I smelled like horse for the first 17 years of my life. Guided. On a river trip lately we ran into a group that was obviously connected to their animals lately. I swam with one of the stallions. Anybody have pics of their horses? We just don't have the right place for them now....

    Thanks, Tony
     
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  2. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I rode a Arabian throughout high school. Small little horse that had been trained as cutting horse. She was awesome, great personality and could turn on a dime. Went on many packing trips with her into the mountains outside of canon city co. Have not been on a horse since.
     
  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    All of the pictures I have are on the walls not in the computer so I can't post any, but have been around horses since I was born. Raised on a ranch, rodeoed and my middle daughter barrel raced for a number of years. To this day a couple of the horses I've had were two of the best friends I've ever had..
     
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I paid for books and beer in college breaking horses for people. I grew up on a ranch so weekend riding was easy.

    Never met a horse or a dog that can't be tamed.

    On a side note... The people I like the most on this forum seemed to have been raised on a farm or Ranch. Something to be said for online values I guess
     
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  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I no longer have horses, although I grew up on them. :) I miss it!
     
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  6. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    I love animal people.

    Big Western. Had the barn destroyed around him in a tornado. Spooky. I was the only one he would let on his back. My lead horse on rides for the Twin Cities folk in MN. One kid from another lodge insisted riding him. Broken arm.
     
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  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Last time I was on a horse, 1949 (with my sister.) Bert did not like tractors, but had two. Did most of the work with a pair of draught horses.

    Uncle Berts farm1.
     
  8. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    Wow. Cool pic and story...
     
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My uncle had s bunch of chestnuts, until some Bambie thumpers stole them, starved them, beat them, and tried to make people believe that HE had done it. Thankfully, he had pics, recent vet bills, and neighbors that knew better and had seen them recently, or he would have been going to jail.
    The Bambie thumpers hid them even from the court, until forced to produce them, and they were in such bad shape, all but two had to be put down.:( he never got over that, and has had no horses since. This was about 10 years ago.
     
  10. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    Jeez!

    Up in WNC they were just letting horses go for lack of funds to feed them. Sad.
     
  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    They should've put down the bambie thumpers right along with their victims..:mad:
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Bambie thumpers have rights, focus groups, lobbiests, lawyers, and misguided sponcers.
    Horses just had the man who loved them, and they loved him.:(
     
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  13. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    We say that about all of our charges. WE are all they have. Day in. Day out.
     
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  14. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    You have axes... They are better [emoji7]
     
  16. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Haha. I would like to add cavalry training to my arsenal.
     
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  17. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    They now use Choppers for that.... And it is called the " Air Cavalry"....
     
  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Why not?;) I've done joisting and run the rings with a lance. Sometimes, you'd swear the horse was helping, other times, I'd swear it was betting against me....:rolleyes:
     
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  19. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I got my first horse when I was about 9, a beautiful strawberry roan gelding. I had many others through the years but the first is always special, my best friend. I used to think about getting a couple when I wasn't working so much but doesn't seem to be happening. Who know what tomorrow holds
     
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  20. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I'd recognize you anywhere ghrit. You haven't changed a bit!!!
     
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