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  1. #1
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    Default My gelding's birthday again-- gifts for a 17-year-old boy?

    Each year Horseling gets an age-appropriate gift.

    When he was 13, he was taken deer hunting for the first time like any Man should be. It was a big deal for him to decide to *chase* a deer on his birthday trail-ride because he had previously been afraid of the big Whitetails y'all have on the East Cost.

    At 14, he "gave back" instead and donated to charities. There were lots of those MickyD's/gas station/grocery store little tags floating around with his name on them.

    For his 15th birthday, he got a massage from a pro. My job caused me to neglect him for a winter and he felt old. He dug it!

    Last year, at 16, he was supposed to get a Mustang-- the car or the girl-- and I couldn't supply it-- not even the key chain.

    So now I get another year and chance to redeem myself. What does one get a 17-year-old boy who weighs 1,300#?

    Another (lighter) 17-year-old boy thought it was time for him to go to his first rock concert-- preferably something like heavy metal. Preferably with a mosh pit.
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    Ted will be 18 a week from Saturday. He has an Uncle Jimmy's ball in store (until the ants arrive), and bran mash made from Stud Muffins brand bran mash, and many, many scritches. If the weather permits, a long and glorious grazing day munching the newly budding grass.

    Happy BDay to your boy!
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    Xbox, laptop, nintendo, or, if scientifically bent, a telescope. And, of course, his driver's lisence.

    Heh heh heh.

    Whuh, your gelding wouldn't like any of those?

    Paddock toys and treats. Or, if you're really flush with cash, an age appropriate gift would be a girlfriend - another horse - for his companion. That would be a present for him, and for you.
    Airborne? Oh. Yes, he can take a joke. Once. After that, the joke's on you.



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    A trip to Europe?

    Andy will be 26 on Sunday. Will bring the requisite carrot cake to the barn for everyone to celebrate. Not sure yet what I'm getting her--maybe a massage.

    Happy birthday to all the birthday boys and girls!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DressageGeek "Ribbon Ho" View Post
    Ted will be 18 a week from Saturday. He has an Uncle Jimmy's ball in store (until the ants arrive), and bran mash made from Stud Muffins brand bran mash, and many, many scritches. If the weather permits, a long and glorious grazing day munching the newly budding grass.

    Happy BDay to your boy!
    Now there's a good idea for the future-- when he's old enough for a porn club, he'll get some big balls he can eat. I don't know if he swings that way. But does he need to wait until 21 or just 18?

    Should I get him a fake ID now? A nice gift to be sure, but it kinda takes the shine off it if your mom gets the document, right?

    Thanks for the good wishes and keep the ideas coming! He really got screwed for his Sweet 16 with the Mustang failure.
    Last edited by mvp; Mar. 11, 2010 at 02:46 PM.
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    Ted swings both ways, and apparently he likes to lick balls. As long as he gets into law school, I don't care.
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    I think you still owe him a car
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    Just a big self-serving bump.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHorse View Post
    I think you still owe him a car
    I'm letting this sleeping dog lie. This horse can't count to 365, let alone drive or get a damned job to pay for the insurance. He's like a lot of 16-year-olds.

    Clearly I still need help.
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