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Riders Over 60

Any horse person who has made it to the ripe age of 60 or more and is still active in the sport. Tell us your stories

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Comment by Gail Morse on August 14, 2009 at 5:17pm
I did not know that you had a gaited horse. What about the younger one. Haying ie storing it is a nasty job at best. I am not sure I could handle that now. Too long at a desk job. You are talking about deer flies and mosquitoes. I hate them also but have not seen hardly any where the horse is now. The worst is the face flies. I could even hear them swarming around him today like a whole flock of something evil. I have been using the Konk on him this year and it seems to do a good job. When I move to the arena next month I know that their bush is full of both mozzies and the deer flies. I wonder what the difference is. I think Sunday is supposed to be like 40 degrees with the humidity. Too hot for me. GM
Comment by Eileen on August 14, 2009 at 4:20pm
My one Walker is a real porker and I t hink that the younger one will be an easy keeper as well. I have not ridden all week, because of heat, and other priorities. I am still working in the hay. A hot and nasty and tireing job. I had company for lunch this afternoon, and have to get another dish ready for a get together tomorrow. I still have to finish the hay but think that I can do that. I will deliver the hay wagon on my way to the BBQ tomorrow evening. That saves me on an extra trip. Then I will have to go for a second wagon load next week. I am hoping that I will not have to unload this next wagon, since I do store the hay wagon in my barn for the winter. There is a possibility of a ride for Sunday afternoon. Some friends were inquiring last week about comeing out and getting a ride in which would be nice. NO bushwhacking involved on this one, the bush is still full of mosquitoes and deer flies, I hate getting involved with them if I don't have to.
Comment by Gail Morse on August 14, 2009 at 3:40pm
No new scratches or bruises on me for about 5 days , I guess I need to bushwhack a bit more. Gail.
Comment by Gail Morse on August 14, 2009 at 3:39pm
Hey Eileen. I rode this morning for an hour and the horse is the only one getting any exercise as it is all hills at Pleasure Valley. It has been too wet for trotting or cantering so I am at winter weight ie yuck and he needed to lose 100lbs and has done that. What a good boy! Out with just a rope hackamore and no bit with his windchimes on the side. Beautiful to see! Gotta love him Gail.
Comment by Gail Morse on August 14, 2009 at 3:38pm
Hey Eileen. I rode this morning for an hour and the horse is the only one getting any exercise as it is all hills at Pleasure Valley. It has been too wet for trotting or cantering so I am at winter weight ie yuck and he needed to lose 100lbs and has done that. What a good boy! Out with just a rope hackamore and no bit with his windchimes on the side. Beautiful to see! Gotta love him Gail.
Comment by Eileen on August 13, 2009 at 5:49pm
No I don't know the name Convery nor do I know what PV is. I did ride in the Vivian Forest this past July. That was the weekend that it poured rain most of the time.
Comment by Gail Morse on August 13, 2009 at 5:43pm
Yes! She does trail ride gaited horses like me. That is how I met her 9 years ago. She lives in Newmarket and boards on the Vivian Forest while I am at Pleasure Valley fairly close to the Durham Forest. Did you ever hear the name Gary Convery.. He owned PV until he died three years ago at the age of 62. He was a legend with the mutual respect and trust with horses and was one of the first to find the gaited horses and bring them into Ontario. Gail.
Comment by Eileen on August 13, 2009 at 5:38pm
What a coincidence not only with two of us working for Bell but retiring so young. Does this other lady trail ride? Is she from the Toronto area as well? Just curious lol
Comment by Gail Morse on August 13, 2009 at 5:35pm
That is freaking amazing. I know another woman who rides and worked for Bell and retired at 50. I love this over 60's group! Gail.
Comment by Eileen on August 13, 2009 at 5:20pm
I worked for Bell Canada for 31 years, in just about every dept there. I retired when I was 49, and never regretted that decision. When I was working I planned the vacations around the long hauls to to good trail riding. Extra days off were also valuable assets that were used on the weekend for the nearby rides. Luckily I was very young when I retired so was able to take on the journies that I did...one year it was taking two horses to Alaska and spend the whole summer up there on a ranch just below the Yukon River...what an experience. The following year I took thte same two horses and worked for an outfitter in southern B.C. It just don't get any better than that.
 

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