4/30/2009

Words of wisdom from an old guy


You don't live as long as I have and not learn a few important lessons (the most common age comparison is that every human year is equal to four years for a horse...darn I am old!). I have had so many wonderful experiences and a few that I would love to forget, but through it all I have discovered "Life is so good!". This picture is of me and the support crew chief on an orienteering ride, I was already in my 40's for this ride and I was showing the young twerps a thing or two. The DOR has grounded me from trail rides because she says "Freedom you will trot yourself to death." Well my job was to get down the trail and back, I know she worries about me and I appreciate it. The DOR put me into retirement for a year, I hated it and let her know. She realized that I was not happy and now I am getting to do a few jobs and play in the arena. I may trot myself to death (I know the DOR won't let that happen), but at least I won't die of boredom...

Here are some words of wisdom for all DORs on how to live a happier life


LAUGH LOUDLY

PRAY OFTEN

FEEL DEEPLY

EXPRESS FEARLESSLY

PLAY HARD

WORK JOYOUSLY

COMMIT TOTALLY

TOUCH TENDERLY

LIVE CONSCIOUSLY
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR HORSE JUST ENJOYING THE MOMENT
Life is so good!Oh and Jack told me to remember to say: Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

5 comments:

One Red Horse said...

Freedom,

You got it right. I like the part about spend time with your horse just enjoying the moment. My mom really does this and I think it is one of the things that has helped me grow to trust her so much.

Red T. Bar

Desert Rose said...

Great inspirational words!

Florida Beach Basics said...

Cactus Jack getting along ok at college? marge

Pony Girl said...

You go Freedom! You show 'em! Part of staying happy when you are old is keep not only the body strong, but the mind happy! ;)

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Great post! I have an old guy - he's 32 and you'd never know it to see him! I take pointers from him..enjoy the little things like a good meal (pellet mush made with warm water), a nap in the sun and a nice walk every now and then!

 

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