12. If you’re going to a camp that is a week long or more where you have to stay overnight, you will get to stay in a cabin and bunk with other kids who might be just as horse-crazy as you are!
And that’s how CowgirlHeart came to be. Watching our open spaces be gobbled up by development gives worry to what we future horse owners face. Not only are our open spaces disappearing, the people who come with the development aren’t exactly equestrian friendly. They move in and complain about the animals, the smells, the dust. They get zoning changes that put limits on the number of animals we can keep. They change the city limits to include our lands. The ones who were there first are pushed out by those with too much time on their hands, no concern for the past and no vision for the future. Right now is all that is important, and they’d prefer not to have to dust as often.
Willie mentioned at the end of the show how important it is to the Robertson men to make their wives happy. That is quite the statement coming from a bunch of bearded duck hunters. However, maybe that is the secret to a happy marriage. Let’s take a look at how they actually did that throughout this episode.
When I was teaching young people to ride in the 90s. It was a requirement that they have at least a Parker Trail Bridle. I did not have to worry if the halter was at the trailer or it the headstall was left at home in the rush to load the horse. The bridle was there. The bit and reins were the easy part, they were in the saddle bags. When we got to a spot for lunch or a swim on the Buffalo River, a lead was snapped to the halter ring, bits were unsnapped and tied to the saddle horn. Very easy solution to a worrisome problem.
First let’s look at this so called bull market and why it has been deemed as such. Going back about 5 years ago to September 30, 2002 the S&P 500 closed at 827.37. Flashing forward just a little over 5 years to October 8, 2007 the S&P closed at 1,554.41. When you ad that all up it equals an attractive annual growth rate of 14.19%25 per year. Wow you might say, what’s wrong with 14%25, sign me up! The problem is this is not the whole story. In fact this is a dangerous story if market makers and mutual fund promoters use this information to influence countless investors to invest in the market without considering the true risks and the effects these risks will most likely have on their returns. Let’s take our blinders off for a moment and consider the long term implications of this mythical market.
Say you want your horse to spin. What most people don’t realize is the spin consists of lots of different things to get one result. It naturally starts with your horse being able to ride. Then you start getting your horse to turn. This doesn’t happen over night. You have to get him good at turning. Next, teach him to move off your leg pressure. So when you ask him to move to the left, you will apply leg pressure from the right.
The wallpaper or a mural will set the tone for the room, so be sure to choose wisely. A group of wild mustangs running across the prairie or a display showing formal competition works well as a mural. Wall paper comes in a variety of styles and colors, so don’t settle for the first thing you come across. Take some time to select the perfect wall paper for your horse-themed space. Just remember to pick something that your child will associate with horses and you are on the right track. Try to think horse with every item you pick, even accessories.
Some criticisms are also aimed at horse racing, mostly from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This group considers the race as cruelty towards animals. Some consider the poor living condition for the horses are abusive, some consider making horses race is abusive. The most common factor by which such people have grievances is because of the physical injuries that occur at the time of race. The horse can stumble and fall, resulting in the serious injuries and death of both horses and riders. Statistics shows that for every 1000 riders, in a year, 600 are treated for injuries, mainly in the head and neck. 1.5 horses die out of every 1000. But it’s one of the most interesting and enjoyed sports in the world, and virtually all nations enjoy horse racing.