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    Talking COTH article on the "Special Adult Amateurs"

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...nk-inside-ring

    Check this out on the front page- it is a hoot!
    "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
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    Absolutely hysterical and oh so true.

    You Go, Sistah!

    -- I think the picture is the best part. Decimated jump. Special Amateur on the ground in a pile and the horse heading out of the ring with a bubble above his head saying "Adios Amigo".
    "I used to have money, now I have horses."



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    Great article! I forwarded it to all of our "special adult" show team members.



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    omigosh... it's like we share a brain. Or lack of one.

    hahah!
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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    too funny!
    "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM



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    I think I know that girl! Or...I am that girl. Too cute.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Madaketmomma View Post
    Great article! I forwarded it to all of our "special adult" show team members.
    I forwarded it to my mother- who is not a "special adult" in any means, but because the mounting sounds very, very familiar.
    "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
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    haha funny article!



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    I got a good laugh reading that article. They are having fun and that's what's most important.



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    What a great article. Too much of it sounded familiar. I think I used to be a special amateur and have back slid to the wonder rider.



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    I am *not* alone-woohoo!
    This summer, I told someone that I was bringing my 'work' self to the ring. However, my body/brain connection didn't work so I managed to cling on my horse like a perched monkey and have more chips than a Vegas casino...
    The person basically commented 'Were you trying to get fired?!'-lol.



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    God bless the trainer who understands that not everyone is focused on the Olympic team!!! Or even 3'6" divisions...

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    I could've written this and even added the same picture!!
    Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.



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    Great article and so very accurate.



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    So, so funny! I can relate to every word! And the picture!
    Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson



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    The article is probably my all time COTH favorite. I can definitely relate. By the way, this "have more chips than a Vegas casino..." is hilarious!



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    that picture was awesome. And yes...so true!



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    danielles whole book is available for sale! }m responding on my phone right now so i cant get the link....but if you do a forum search you can find the link i posted a few months ago! she is a great writer and person.
    I WAS a proud member of the *I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday* clique..but now I am 30!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great article!



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    definitely can relate... great article!



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