A tall drink 'f water

United States
July 2, 2019 11:54pm CST
That's what I'd be callin' Ms. Sweet Girl, the appendix mare (half Thoroughbred, half Quarter Horse) I rescued 14 yrs 'go. She's 15.3 1/2 hands 'f let's get 'er done. Well, she used to be prior to my illness. We're workin' to gettin' that relationship back. This ol' gal'll stop'n a dime. Seriously, don't ask 'er 'nless yer ready coz she'll plant that backend'n slide fer a good 40ft. If'n ya aint prepared, yer comin' off. My lil herd 's shrank considerably the past couple years fer various reasons, none 'f which've been good. 'tis what's made my heart so heavy, my need to disconnect. I've great plans 'fore summers end fer 's to be one 'gain. Wish me luck'n gettin' a leg back'p'n the saddle. *'tis diff'cult to get decent pics 'f the horses 's they're most oft right next to me 'nless they'd be eatin', lol.
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
4 Jul
She is so pretty. I bet it won't be long and the two of you will be out riding again. Just be careful the first time you get on her.
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• United States
4 Jul
yes ma'am, she's a looker :) i'm hopin' such comes to be 'fore summers end. i've still troubles with my balance'n height. more'n 3 ft off the ground 'n thingies go sideways. danged vertigo...
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@velvet53 (19578)
• Palisade, Colorado
5 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx Please be very careful. Just do what the docs say and you might be able to over come your vertigo.
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• United States
5 Jul
@velvet53 uhm, the doc's told me years 'go when i'd my wreck not to e'er step foot'n a saddle 'gain. i 'bided their rules fer a couple years 'n then said to heck with 't. the doc's 've nary a clue 's to my vertigo 'nor other symptoms 'f cipro toxicity, the damage such caused. e'en though the f.d.a. now's some 'f my symptoms listed's "black box warnings", they still refuse to believe such caused my maladies. i've gotten this far'n my health unaided by an docs.
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@allknowing (84365)
• India
3 Jul
Hrr coat shows she is healthy All will be well and post a picture of you riding.
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• United States
3 Jul
yes ma'am, very healthy 'n she's ready to be ridden. 'tis my confidence that'd be lackin'. now, ya ought'a know by now i rarely (i believe once?? the hubs'n his camper, but 'is face blurred) post pics 'f humans, lol.
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@allknowing (84365)
• India
4 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx You can have your back showing us (lol)
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• United States
4 Jul
@allknowing who'd take the pic?
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@RubyHawk (34170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Jul
She's a beautiful horse. I hope you'll soon be back in the saddle again. That's a long way to climb astride her.
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• United States
4 Jul
thanks, ms. ruby. she's a real sweetheart, this'un. 'twas a lil cranky when we got back to groundwork 's she'd not been asked 'f much 'f anythin' by the hubs. yup, long ways'p 'n back to the ground...which i've hopes 'll be'n my own 'ccord. ya know how 't'd be, we jest don't bounce well the more miles we get'n us :)
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@RubyHawk (34170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx i'm afraid I'd have to get a ladder. that's a long way up.
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• United States
5 Jul
@RubyHawk yes ma'am, 'tis gonna be quite the climb. i prefer to ride bareback, but reckon such'd not be a good idea to start 'fter 8 yrs 'f not gettin' 'pon a horses back. i've got one'f those stirrup helper thingies somewhere?? got such fer the grands years 'go. no tellin' what the hubs did with such? 'twas not'n my youth saddle, nor anywhere else'n the tack room.
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@simone10 (30828)
• United States
3 Jul
She is gorgeous!! I hope you and her are able to ride together again.
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• United States
3 Jul
thanks! me, too. i need to work'n my confidence. i've been workin''n one'f those big balls tryin' to get my core re-conditioned 'n my balance issues straightened out.
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@simone10 (30828)
• United States
4 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx has it been working?
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• United States
4 Jul
@simone10 the core part, yes. the balance thingy? not so much. vertigo sets'n if'n i get more'n 3ft high off the ground.
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@ridingbet (63826)
• Philippines
6 Jul
she is beautiful. i like the color of your horse.
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• United States
6 Jul
thanks :) she changes colors with the seasons, lol. by late summer she'll 've deep coppery highlights all o'er her mane 'n tail. she's gotten lighter o'er the years. when i got 'er near 16 yrs 'go, she 'twas nearly a jest black all o'er. jest hints 'f the seal brown'n 'er muzzle.
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@ridingbet (63826)
• Philippines
6 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx maybe she shines when he is reflected by sunlight? hahaha. i do not know how to explain what i mean, but i hope you get the picture.
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• United States
7 Jul
@ridingbet yes ma'am, the sunlight highlights all :)
@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
3 Jul
She sure is a beautiful girl, I do hope you are able to get back in the saddle.
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• United States
3 Jul
thanks :) she's sure a looker 'n oh so sweet. i've fingers crossed! she's ready fer such 'gain, 'tis i who's holdin' back. 've perhaps lost my confidence?
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@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
4 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx Well I can't imagine that getting thrown would be something you would want to contemplate, I know I wouldn't.
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• United States
4 Jul
@BelleStarr i dunno why i've thoughts 'f such? last time i came off a horse unwillingly 'twas when i 'twas 12. i've fingers crossed that i'll be ridin' 'gain 'fer summers end.
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@Nevena83 (29578)
• Serbia
4 Jul
I love horses. I wish I had one horse.
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• United States
4 Jul
they bring me great joy, ridin' 'r not. horses 're spendy creatures when ya factor'n their food, vet care, vaccines, farrier visits, de-wormin', etc.
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@Nevena83 (29578)
• Serbia
4 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx They are wonderful creatures.
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@Janet357 (19177)
3 Jul
in photography animals are kinda hard to take pics of because they move a lot
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• United States
3 Jul
'tis true. i thought i'd caught 'er jest right, whilst eatin' 'er supper. nope, she saw me sneakin' out from the side 'f the barn to snap a pic. 'fore i could get off 'nother, she was right by my side, lol.
@Torunn (4920)
• Norway
7 Jul
Riding in the water
She's a big girl! Very nice colour and very nice and shiny. Hope you get to ride her again soon. I'd need something to climb on I think, but I usually always use something to climb on if I can. It's supposed to be better for the horse, the rider and the saddle. Had planned to ride in the river this weekend, but as I came there it was high tide so I ended doing the wading on the road. Can't get the picture rotated the right way on this computer ... But all that water is supposed to be the road. The river is behind us
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• United States
8 Jul
yes ma'am, she's purty tall. most oft i sit a western saddle, 'tis nearly's old 's i, lol. my preference'd be bareback, the hubs ferbids 't. lil does he know that prior to illness, i did jest that when he 'twas not home. there aint many places 'round here to climb on/off so's such's not used oft. i do've my eye'n an ol' railroad crosstie layin' out'n the pasture ('nother 'f the hubs, "i'm gonna use that") that'd put me a tad closer to a stirrup. oh dear, that'd be the road??? don't blame ya fer not wishin' to chance those high waters. 'tis funny coz the horses here 're water shy. prolly coz there aint no rivers'n such to be crossed. i'd a few really nice trail horses back'n the day who took to 'em without hesitation - those were the 1st to be sold sadly. i wish i'd still my ol' palomino mare, anybody could ride 'er with ease. this'un 'tis very sensitive 'n i've yet the confidence i'll not send 'er mixed signals with my body language. i'll get there, 'tis my remainin' goal, to ride 'gain. if'n such works out well, i'll get the other mare re-started, too. then get to task'n those raunchy boys.
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@Torunn (4920)
• Norway
8 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx We have footstools all over the place in the stables. Small girls and big horses, but also for quite normal women with small horses :-) I got to get a new girth for one of the boys, that should make getting up without something climb on easier. He's so round, the saddle slips. Doesn't help that people keep feeding him too much for breakfast "cause he looks so hungry!". Yes, he's a Norwegian fjord! He'd look hungry in the middle of pasture! There's roads going just by the river, there's a nature preservation area right in the river delta next to us. Great for wading and shorter walks, also great for wondering "where's the road today?" And everything changes in the winter 'cause the ice in the river takes part of the area out in the fjord. Hope you get back in the saddle, I'm pretty sure those boys need something to do to keep their minds busy. Mine do get a bit stressed when they haven't done anything for a couple of days. The pony is then extremely eager to trot, the other one plans mischief.
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• United States
8 Jul
@Torunn i could set 'p the same here, but dunno what i'd do if'n i needed to get off 'way from the house? need to get this figured'n my fear 'f balance issues worked out'n here soon. dislike this feelin'. been workin' her from the ground fer 'bout 5 months 's we've gone through all from the basics to she'll go 'round cones'n such with jest a point 'r nod, stops'n cue 'n backs through 'em. if i'd still my arena, 't'd not be so dauntin'? could start out there. mr. rocky 'tis currently livin''n such, so'd not be possible. no more open fields to work her'n either. i curse all this 'progress' 'n all the folks who've moved out here. such sounds to ne'er be borin', lol. reminds me a bit 'f back'n the hills. dependin' 'n rains/snows 's to how many waterfalls 'n natural springs ya stumbled 'pon, lol. i'd troubles with my horses when i'd still my pasture. part 'twas near the road 'n a few folks were prone to stoppin', givin' 'em treats. 'pparently folks can't read, coz i'd signs posted 'gainst such. the lil rabicano paint mare'd eat 'til she 'xploded if'n 'llowed. i'm figurin' gettin' this girl out'n the open'll prolly be quite the 'xperience, since 'tis been so long. reckon i ought'a get a life insurance policy jest'n case...
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Jul
I hope you make it back on this summer. I would need to get a couple trained first. The well broke mare is in her 20s and starting to have weight problems now from age. So I wont ask her to go.
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• United States
3 Jul
thanks, hon. i've 2 left that used to be ridin' horses, 2 i ne'er made 't that far due to illness fer 8yrs. this mare 'tis 20 'n very 'n tune with 'er rider. i reckon that'd be why i've yet to climb 'board 's my confidence 'tis shaky 'n she'll sense that. been workin''n myself, buildin' my core'n regainin' my balance. 've done all the groundwork with 'er 'n she's more'n ready. 've ya gotten yer mares teeth checked? she might be'n need 'f havin' 'em floated. she might be havin' other issues, too. my ol' palomino mare started droppin' weight 'n regardless 'f my 'fforts such 'twas futile. 'fter 2 months i'd the hubs take 'er to the vet. she'd congestive heart failure 't the age 'f 29. broke my heart, 'd a choice 'f pallative care 'r put 'er down....i chose the latter coz 'f the side 'ffects 'f the meds she'd need to be'n. i felt such 'twas the most humane.
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
3 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx She is eating fine. Right now seems to feel great too. I still catch her running and playing. She is even still the herd boss. She has a lot of racing paint (thoroughbred) on her top side. So she was never an overly heavy built mare anyways. That makes it show even more now. If she starts hurting I will call the vet. But like I had one vet ask a humane agent one time, Have you ever seen a fat 100 year old person? He then tried to explain that the body stops processing all of the needed nutrients right for staying fatter.
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• United States
4 Jul
@wolfgirl569 they can be eatin' fine, but that don't mean much. 's i stated, this mare'd be'n appendix - half thoroughbred 'n half quarter horse (racin' quarter horse). if'n yer horse aint able to process such, ya need to supplement, jest 's with elderly folks.
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@DeborahDiane (27306)
• Laguna Woods, California
8 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx - She is gorgeous. As you know, we owned several horses over the years when we lived in Texas. I'm sure you will enjoy your new mare.
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• United States
8 Jul
thanks, hon. yes ma'am, the girls used to ride, yes? oh, she aint new, lol. she's been here 'bout 16 yrs, she's 20. jest aint been ridden the last 8 whilst i've been ill. the hubs fears 'er, she's very sensitive to the slightest cues 'n he aint used to such, lol.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx - You have been ill for 8 years? I had no idea. I knew you had dropped out of MyLot for a while, but I did not know you had been seriously ill. Yes, our daughters used to ride. One rode Western; two rode English. We had several horses come and go for each of them over the years.
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• United States
9 Jul
@DeborahDiane yes ma'am, been a long road. i took time 'way from here, quit my blog 'n purty much 'came a recluse. not due to my illness, but jest a broken heart. lots 'f personal schtuff i needed to put 'nto perspective. i thought such 'twas the case with the girls :) i know ya used to ride there where ya live? dunno if'n ya still do?
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@bunnybon7 (41414)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Jul
aaww! poor lady. I sure hope you get up there and get you some riding done soon. How long do horses usually live anyway?
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• United States
8 Jul
me, too, hon. the longest i've' d one 'twas the age 'f 32. there'd be some that're still competin' doin' endurance trials who're older. the eldest i've heard 'f 'twas 40? like humans'n other critters though, there'd be times they get health issues 'r injuries that cut that time short.
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@bunnybon7 (41414)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx So this one you are talking about is not that old. good
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• United States
8 Jul
@bunnybon7 not really? she still acts's though she'd be 4, lol.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
What a beautiful horse! Be careful with your vertigo. That can cause some problems as you probably already know.
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• United States
11 Jul
thanks! she's a sweetheart 'f a gal, though'd gotten a tad raunchy. the hubs ne'er asked 'er to do nothin' whilst i 'twas ill. we've got all those kinks worked out now thankfully 'n she's ready fer 'dventure. yes ma'am, that vertigo 'tis a bugger'n jest comes'n so quickly. 'tis why i cannot drive. e'en the slightest curve'n the road ('r e'en turnin' a corner) will set 't off.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx I have it as well so I can understand.
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• United States
11 Jul
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@much2say (35677)
• United States
8 Jul
Oh I would love to hear about you getting back on the saddle again ! Yes, wishing you lots of love and luck there . . . how wonderful that's gonna be! Ms. Sweet Girl is beautiful! I know from drawing horses that they move around a lot - gotta draw super fast .
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• United States
9 Jul
me, too! i was out'n my tack room today, seein' what might need tendin'. i 'twas most saddened i cannot e'en pick'p my saddle off the rack??? might need to go with the english saddle 's such 'tis lightweight. i've a neighbor'n the highway who's been waitin' anxiously fer me to climb back'p. she says she wishes to be there so's she can video tape me gettin' tossed to the ground like a rag doll. yup, that'd be what she said, so's she could post such to youtube'n all those other places. not to call 911 if'n i got hurt. she'd be a real winner, no? thanks much fer the love 'n luck! y'all'll prolly hear me whoopin' 'n hollerin' when such occurs :) yes ma'am, she's a purty thing. still spooky 'fter all the fireworks, 's mr. rocky'd 'lso be. gigglin' o'er yer tryin' to draw 'em, can't e'en imagine such, lol. perhaps from photos, but not'n real-time. i dunno why i'd be sayin' that. most 2yr olds can draw a better stick figure'n i, lol. big hugs ~
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@much2say (35677)
• United States
18 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx Gotta start somewhere, right? I know the feeling - well, not with riding horses but with figure skating. I have my old skates in the closet - but I know my feet have widened since training times - I probably couldn't even fit in them now. If I got back on the ice, my mind would surely know what to do, but my body probably wouldn't cooperate. And falling these days would be a whole 'nother story . . . well, falling wouldn't be the problem - it's getting up . But to get back on that ice - oh what a feeling that would be - and I am sure you must feel that same filled-heart and freedom when you're riding ! Doncha just love people who are so not encouraging ? Those are the kind of folks who laugh at those America's Funniest Videos where people have those crazy accidents . . . injuries are not funny when you're the one who got hurt . Drawing horses is a great exercise in gesture drawing - you gotta work quick! It's literally like capturing ballet dancers as they move . . . all that beauty and strength in one!
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• United States
19 Jul
@much2say yes ma'am, sometimes ya jest gotta do 'n say devil beware! i feel fer ya not bein' able to do yer passion. i hear ya'n thingies not fittin' any longer. not so certain my 14" saddle 'tis gonna be comfy 's i've done a bit 'f spreadin' with ol' age, lol. don't reckon 't matters, 's there'd be 5 other saddles'n the tack room that're bigger - jest not the same. yes ma'am, freedom pure 'n simple. one 'f my favorite past times 'twas to ride bareback 'n jest layin' back'n lettin' the horse go 'long where they wished. not possible any longer now my lands're gone 'n most all 've fenced off e'erythin'. prolly fer the best 's i don't bounce, i thud :) yes ma'am. she's a weird'un, that's fer certain. 've ne'er figured why she dislikes me so? can't 'magine wishin' someone harm'n then wishin' to be there to see/record 't. sick individuals... i do make a mean stick figure pony
@LadyDuck (230437)
• Switzerland
3 Jul
This horse is beautiful, healthy and shiny. Your Sweet Girl does not show her age, I hope you can ride her.
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• United States
3 Jul
thanks much, ms. anna. yup, most folks don't figure 'er to be 20, lol. she's the spunk 'f a 4yr ol' 'n swift 's lightnin'. she's ready, 's i've been workin' with 'er from the ground, to make sure she recalled all 'er trainin'. 'tis i who'd be stallin'. so many "what if's" 'n i don't bounce well, 'tis a long ways to the ground from that big girl, lol.
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@LadyDuck (230437)
• Switzerland
4 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx She is a big girl, I imagine it would be a long way to the ground, a dangerous way.
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• United States
4 Jul
@LadyDuck yes ma'am.
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@SIMPLYD (89880)
• Philippines
7 Jul
She's so regal.Look at those mane and body, they are so shiny.
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• United States
8 Jul
she's very well taken care 'f, they'd all be.
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@SIMPLYD (89880)
• Philippines
8 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx I can see that.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
5 Jul
Oh, I do hope you get to ride again! She is such a beauty!
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• United States
5 Jul
thanks, hon. durin' winter, she 'tis near a pitch black with 'er woolies. here'n 'nother few weeks, she'll be e'en more 'f a coppery color. she's very sweet. i've fingers crossed myself. first trick'd be gettin' my saddle 'top her.
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
6 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx She is a wonderful animal to love.
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@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jul
That's a beautiful horse. You're ready for what she'll do and that's good. Hopefully, you don't find yourself in the dust too often. I hope you can get back in the saddle again soon.
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• United States
3 Jul
thanks, ms. valerie :) we've very connected 'n she follows me e'erywhere like'n o'ergrown pup, lol. i dunno if'n i'm ready? she's trained fer the slightest cues 'n i'm still wobbly. been workin' to get my core'n shape 'n regainin' my balance. i fear if'n i come off 'er, 't aint gonna be purty. i jest don't bounce anymore, but thud. 'tis a long ways down.
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@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx Yes, it is a long way down. I hope you'll get on her again.
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@responsiveme (23357)
• India
13 Jul
What a beautiful creature. I will be praying that you get your heart's desire.
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• United States
14 Jul
thanks :) gonna need all the help i can get, lol.
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@cacay1 (42607)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Jul
I love that horse, so lovable. I am glad your summer is about to end,cheers! Good luck to your leg that keeps on kicking something ..
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• United States
12 Jul
thanks, i'll let 'er know yer thoughts :) oh no, summer aint endin' here, jest gettin' started! i've great hopes fer 't least decent weather 'til 'bout november 'r so. i'll get 't figured'n climb 'board this girl, fer better 'r worse.