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Anyone into this?  The discipline is not so important; i.e., English or Western.  I  like dressage as well and jumping, but also have done competitive trail riding.  All involve constant changes in balance on a moving animal, an extra dimension.  The balance is critical.

 

I happen to like the competition w/ horses.  I don't do anything competitive w/ skiing, except perhaps joke in the locker room...

 

JaneB

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Besides trail riding with my wife, I have been working with a local cutting trainer to train my boy to do some cutting, worling cow and ranch versitlity.

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I grew up riding and married an equestrian.  We have two horses and my place backs up to the largest three day eventing course in the midwest.  Here some vid from the Maui Jim a couple of years ago!  No, I don't ride like this!

 

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The only thing more financially ridiculous than owning a horse is owning a boat. 

 

 

We own a boat. smile.gif   

 

 

A garage full of skis is a close third. roflmao.gif

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There's nothing more financially ridiculous than marring a woman,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that owns a horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a garage full of skis?

post #6 of 11

you forgot one last thing

 

 

and has a shoe fetish

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you forgot one last thing

 

 

and has a shoe fetish

My horse had a shoe fetish. Does that count?

 

Just kidding, the farrier bills were killers, what with the new shoes every six weeks, the trimming, pads, the wedges, the borium etc.

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There's nothing more financially ridiculous than marring a woman,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that owns a horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a garage full of skis?

 

Well, my poor husband, the only thing we DON'T have is the boat! As for a shoe fetish, I don't have one per se, but my horse's shoes are so expensive I get nauseous every time I get the bill! And that's every 6 weeks or so. It sucks.

 

I grew up riding and showing Arabian horses. I was third in the country at U.S. Nationals last year and am going again this October to try and place even higher :D I currently show in the "hunter pleasure" division which has nothing to do with jumps. We just go around and look pretty and behave (hopefully.) The horses are fancy and beautiful. I did a lot of trail riding and nutty stuff as a kid and I do miss it. But living in Los Angeles does not allow for a lot of yahooing on the trails.

 

Every season I run through my head scenarios where I'd have to choose between riding or skiing. In the winter I can't imagine giving up skiing. In the summer I can't imaging giving up riding. Lucky me, I don't have to choose at the moment. God forbid we move to Ohio again.

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This is where I ride when I can, at the base of Mt Buller. In my youth I used to take out 'dudes' into the bush. When the trout farm released fish downstream, we'd scoop them with our bare hands ..a la  Crocodile Dundee ....and the dudes were amazed. As the fish were cooked, I'd pull a perfectly formed bread cob out of the camp oven which was just as good as the one at the bakery (well it was from the bakery) :)

 

riding somewhere near Yosemite is on my 'bucketlist'. I was tempted to ride somewhere in LA but  riding with city slickers isn't my cup of tea


Edited by veteran - 8/23/12 at 12:37pm
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Learning how to balance is very crucial when riding a horse because otherwise it can result in SCI.

 

 

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You don't have to spend alot of money but you do have to have land.  My horses go barefoot, with temporary boots for trail riding.  They're on pasture w/ no grain for half the year.  In the winter they eat hay,no grain.  I only enter one day (cheap) competitions.  If you just trail ride it's even cheaper.

 

JaneB

 

P.S. My stallion earns money.  Guess how.

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