Thinking of giving up horses ...

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  1. Dogs6

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    For something a little safer. I'm thinking swimming with sharks might be a good choice. Anyone got any nice sharks for sale? LOL
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    What happened now? :eek:

    Maybe you should take up motorcycle racing . . .
     
  3. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Haha, we're selling our saddle today... ;)
     
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    Your shark saddle?! I thought you could only ride sharks bareback.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    It's a jumping saddle :D
     
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    Psyfalcon Fishies!

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    LOL!

    So far, my horse has come close to breaking my nose, breaking a rib (he's a head thrower, and I obvisouly got in the way both times), and he's broken two of my toes along with my foot (that's whatcha get when you clean hooves while wearing flip-flops...lol). And I LOVE HIM! :D

    I couldn't ever give up horses. They are as much a part of me as my human children and dogs are. They are why I am who I am. :)
     
  8. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    but its the challenge that makes them fun.

    Now if you were going to try to do dressage with a shark.. that I would pay to watch lol.
     
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    I gave up big horses, and went to minis. Now I'm not sure that I would ever want to own a full sized horse again. Besides, driving, imho, is WAY more fun than riding :)
     
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    My horse only breaks my heart and my wallet; sometimes I think I'd prefer a less kind creature with fewer physical issues!
     
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    I never cared a bit for horses . . . but I LOVE my friend's Paint, Thunder.

    I've even developed a soft spot for her bitchy Arabian, but I wouldn't put up with her crap. We had a little nose to nose chat one evening when she was being a real pain in my ass, lol.
     
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    One jumped out of the field and made me late for school because I had to catch him and lock him up. To add injury to insult he stepped on my foot on the way back to the stables.

    The darling "quiet" mare tried to drown me by bolting into the sea and not stopping until her head went underwater. She does have a bolting problem on the beach but I've had her on the beach 3-4 times a week all summer with no problem.

    Then the little angel rodeod up the road on the way home. You should have seen the looks people gave me lol.

    Finally when I went to feed the horses last night one of them tried to brain me while I was dishing out hay. And he meant it!

    On the upside my mum rode escapee horse yesterday after not having ridden in 6 years and he behaved perfectly for her! And little Tiger was an angel all day so they're not all evil lol.

    Funny my friends brother does motor bike racing. Mum always said she felt sorry for her having to worry about one kid with horses and another with motorbikes!

    If its a shark saddle I'll take it. If now I can give you a horse to sell with it lol.

    Ad normally I love the challenge but there were too many at once yesterday!

    I can't even manage to do a decent dressage test with a horse lol !
    I actually had a pony to learn to drive but never got round to it. I'm a show jumping type of guy and I don't think just driving would cut it for me. I'd like to learn for fun though!

    I adore Arabians. I'd just need a really big one for me to ride lol.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I thought I'd had nearly every horse related accident possible over the years, but drowning is a new one!
     

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