"The most wasted of all days is  one without laughter." - E.E. Cummings

Archived Horse Fun from 2015:  
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UPDATED  05/31/2015


You Might Be A Horse Person IF

* Hay twine is your solution to EVERYTHING
* Your horse’s family tree is more complete than your own
* You are the one stealing all the socks for tail bags
* You cluck to people and other animals to make them move
* You have favorite wheelbarrows, shovels and pitchforks
* Your nice clothes are the ones without horse hair
* Every paper you write has to do with horses
* Your horse’s stall is cleaner than your room
* Your plan your entire social life around horse shows and practice
* The centerfold of your magazine is a horse
* You say whoa to the dog
* Your motto is "if you have to ask you can’t afford it"
* You’d pay $200+ for a show shirt, but refuse to pay more than $20 for jeans
* Your horse has more shoes than you do
* Your boots and hat are not a fashion statement
* You spend hundreds of dollars on a show for a 95 cent ribbon



FATHER'S DAY   June 21, 2015

It is always the 3rd Sunday in June.  

Take time on June 21 to honor your father,

spend time with him, 

show him how much you appreciate

all that he does for you.

The Seven Stages of Aging on Horseback

Stage 1: Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat.

Stage 2:
Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse's neck. Ride until sundown.

Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and apply ice packs when you get home. Ride next day.

Stage 4: Fall off horse. Refuse advice to call ambulance; drive self to urgent care clinic. Entertain nursing staff with tales of previous daredevil stunts on horseback. Start riding again before cast comes off.

Stage 5: Fall off horse. Temporarily forget name of horse and name of husband.   Spend week in hospital while titanium pins are screwed in place.
Start riding again before doctor gives official okay.

Stage 6: Fall off horse. Fail to see any humor when the paramedic says, "You again?"   Gain firsthand knowledge of medical technology advances thanks to time spent in the ICU.  Convince self that permanent limp isn't that noticeable.  Promise husband you'll give up riding.  One week later purchase older, slower, shorter horse.

Stage 7: Slip off horse. Relieved when artificial joints and implanted medical devices seem unaffected. Tell husband that scrapes and bruises are
due to gardening accident. Pretend you don't see husband roll his eyes
and mutter as he walks away. Give apple to horse.


Stage 8: Go see horse. Momentarily consider riding but remember arthritis won't let you lift leg high enough to reach stirrup, even when on mounting block.   Share carrots with grateful horse and recall "good old days".

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