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Comment by Carol Bradley on March 21, 2012 at 4:17pm

Exactly!  The mere whiff of a stable gets my interest and I will happily coo and cluck over the smallest ugliest little pony  as I would at any prize winner - they are just so lovable and defenceless.  Yes, thats a good expression It.s in the blood.  Glad there are so many more over 50´s that feel the same way, and long may we all continue.


Comment by Sherry Cassetori on March 20, 2012 at 7:31am

Husbands are funny, my husband and I went on vacation, at one point he turned and said , you are just not happy unless you are at the barn or around horses.  I have to say this is true.  but when I turned 50 I told him I really wanted to be around horses, I have half of my life left and would like to live it that way.  I think he is starting to understand.  It is in the blood

Comment by vickie lawson on March 20, 2012 at 1:43am

So true Gayle. My husband sends me out to ride if I get a bit testy! It settles me completely!

Comment by Mary-Joe Figueira on March 19, 2012 at 9:17pm

Amen! When I am angry, I feel my blood pressure lower, just entering the driveway of the barn.

Comment by Gayle Wilbert-Paoletti on March 19, 2012 at 8:57pm

I have been scrolling thru several months of comments in the over 50 crowd, and have thoroughly enjoyed the enriching and fulfilling stories of horses and their humans!  The breath and depth of the horse/human experience described here is so satisfying to read. I feel I am self -educating thru others and the range of the "equestrian addiction"! As with the growing knowledge comes the sad and difficult parts of the industry, in which I often feel great pain reading about unfortunate losses, accidents, abuse etc. Nonetheless, I've got to say that I am so grateful that at my young age (66) I have the health and stamina to pursue a passion that I would have never thought would be part of my life!  EVER!!  Humorously, over the weekend, I was feeling cranky and "unmet"...until I realized that I needed to be at the stables! After an hour or so with the horses and the smells, I was calm, fulfilled, and happy!  I can really understand now the stories of how difficult lives, tough times, have been made a little more tolerable with the warm breath and a big old nose nudging your neck!   

Comment by Mary-Joe Figueira on March 19, 2012 at 8:34pm

Kaukapakapa, sounds enchanting. How fast can you say it. I bet your horses are just loving it down there. No snow!

People with horses are never rich. If they were, they are poor now, but at least they are happy.

Comment by vickie lawson on March 19, 2012 at 2:05pm

Hi Joe: Used to live in Halifax but now live in Kaukapakapa New Zealand. So no help to you!


Comment by Joe Robertson on March 19, 2012 at 10:58am

Hello everyone. We are moving to New Brunswick in June. If there are any members here that live on Canada's east coast I would like to get to know you. Thanks  ... Joe

Comment by Sherry Cassetori on March 19, 2012 at 8:24am

one thing I can say just from reading the comments, people with horses are very happy maybe not rich but happy.

Comment by Cindy Jeffery on March 18, 2012 at 5:44pm

I agree with Mary-Joe, keep riding and mucking out.  I'm 61 and I attribute my health to having horses, they keep me active even in a moderate way.  I don't ride as much as I used to but still keep my hand in by having horses at my place.  I still muck out, still carry water and hay, still fix fences and minor repairs.  I also look at food as fuel and only eat as much as I need for the work I am doing.  Of course with any engine you gotta give it the best you can find.


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