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  • Anyone else aged?

    After perusing this board for awhile, it seems to me that there has to be other "mature" members like myself.
    No offense, but I'm not referring to the "Eeeek, I'm 30" crowd or "Oh,Lord, it's over, I've turned forty" gang.
    The ones I want to hear from are the fifties and up....the higher the better. I think we have some interesting insights about horses and riding that would be fun to share. (For instance, why can't someone put huge numbers on every jump. If can't remember my husband's name sometimes, how can I remember what's after the oxer.
    So if you recall Spin and Marty and the name of
    Tonto's horse, stand up and shout it out.
    Me first. 57 and still improving.
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    After perusing this board for awhile, it seems to me that there has to be other "mature" members like myself.
    No offense, but I'm not referring to the "Eeeek, I'm 30" crowd or "Oh,Lord, it's over, I've turned forty" gang.
    The ones I want to hear from are the fifties and up....the higher the better. I think we have some interesting insights about horses and riding that would be fun to share. (For instance, why can't someone put huge numbers on every jump. If can't remember my husband's name sometimes, how can I remember what's after the oxer.
    So if you recall Spin and Marty and the name of
    Tonto's horse, stand up and shout it out.
    Me first. 57 and still improving.

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    • #3
      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Epoch:
      the name of Tonto's horse <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

      SCOUT! (but I am WAY younger than you, kemosabe)

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      • #4
        Yep, there are a few of us folks "of a certain age" here. In fact, I remember seeing a signature that mentioned the "fossils over fences" clique.

        I remember Rodney Jenkins as a young man, I saw Frank Chapot jump San Lucas in the Puissance at Washington, and I knew and rode with both Gabor Francia-Kiss and Hubert Rohrer when they first arrived in this country.

        Sigh. I'm old.

        SillyHorse
        ~ I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to.

        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.

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        • #5
          Turning 57 on Friday. Remember more than I'd like too as well! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

          Been riding more years than most bb's are old. Try for over 40 yrs.....

          Wish I had the guts and the bounce I used to have when I was in my 20-30's too [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

          msj


          You know you're a horse person when...you can find your boots by smell.

          PWBTB@WC (People who browse the BB at Work Clique)
          Sue

          I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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          • #6
            1948 model here.

            Rode quite a bit "in utero".

            Have never lived in a horselees home. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

            fernie fox
            "I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound".
            \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".

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            • #7
              to remembering Spin and Marty!
              "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

              Spay and neuter. Please.

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              • #8
                Count me in. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                www.laurienberenson.com

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                • #9
                  Well, let's put it this way- as a Western riding kid, I got to meet Casey Tibbs (World CH. rodeo rider) AND I just glitched his name for 30 seconds! (Hint- Elvis Presley was playing...)

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                  • #10
                    I,too, remember Spin and Marty and Frances, the talking mule. I'm a 1945 model but I started with the horses late when I lived in England during my late twenties.

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                    • #11
                      I will be 52 in December.

                      Don't know precisely how I feel about it yet..... still pondering.
                      [i]\"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be wo

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                      • #12
                        That's me. Over the hill and glad of it.

                        What's really sad is I recognize other names on this thread... waaahaaahaaa.

                        Hi Monstrpony. You too Silly Horse.

                        Julie, ... hi! You and I were born in the same year... isn't it great? We never have a hard time remembering our birthdates. Teehee.

                        Welcome to the loonybin Epoch.

                        Just a thought...
                        KT

                        P.S. Only 106 days till I pick up my youngster. Yahoo.

                        P.P.S. Actually the really nice thing about being older is we've all learned how to spell!!!
                        "For God hates utterly
                        The bray of bragging tongues."
                        Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders

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                        • #13
                          In my Humble Opinion 1952 was a Very good year!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                          BarbaraG
                          GWV/ one-half century and almost a half,

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                          • #14
                            Me ? ....A definite old bag (hence, the moniker), but still riding Jumpers. I think I am a slow learner! Nearly everyone else has learned that it is wiser to get off, but not me! I still love to ride...and train...and teach...and show. My mother had hoped that I would grow up and act like a lady one day, but, alas, that never happened.

                            Oh...and I am the oldest of you all!

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                            • #15
                              1954 model here. Does that count?
                              Janet

                              chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                              • #16
                                Born in 1948 - parents always thought I would outgrow the horses but never have. Now have a 20 yr old retired jumper and a 5 year old hunter. Have 4 sisters - 3 with horses so parents really never had a chance.

                                Some things you never outgrow!

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                                • #17
                                  1956 Model here but very used and feeling older.
                                  I remember Spin and Marty and still own my mouse ears. Is that close enough? Been riding since I was 7 - an old Long Island girl at that!
                                  Vermont - where winter riders are real riders.

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                                  • #18
                                    vintage 1950 here.

                                    yep, spin and marty, scout, trigger, buttermilk, champion and nellybelle (the last wasn't a horse). heh heh - now match the owners!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                                    www.judyreenesinger.com

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                                    • #19
                                      I rode with hubert rohrer too!
                                      www.judyreenesinger.com

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                                      • #20
                                        Yeah, Janet, me, too!!

                                        And Fernie - will ditto your comments re starting in utero and never being in a horseless home!!

                                        19 year member of the New Hope clique! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
                                        co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!

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