Monday, July 6, 2009

94 And Still GOING!

These are photos of my 94 year old grandfather (and Dad who's making sure he's safe), who INSISTED on riding my 6 yr old paint mare Sole'. If I wasn't there taking the pictures I wouldn't have believed it myself!!!! Freaking AMAZING! We walked all over the farm, down to visit my goats and my other horses. Sole' was such a trooper and packed him around the whole time! I Love this Mare!!!!!


Equus said...

Nice mare! Your grandfather's a trooper :)

Nicely dun said...

Thats so awesome!
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, what a nice looking and good natured horse you have :)

Wazzoo said...

It's the things like this that make people live longer.

Love that mare, what a beautiful girl!

Jasmine said...

What a beautiful horse!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her coloring.

Also yay! for your grandfather. If my grandmother had been at all interested in horses that is something I could see her doing.

GoLightly said...

With your genetic background, you'll be riding for a loooong time!

Congrats to your GrandDad.
What a guy!

CCH said...

Wow, that's amazing to have nearly 100 years of life experience. I hope when I'm that old, I can still climb on a horse too!

Who Knew? said...

He needs to come ride more often! Maybe a cushy pad for the saddle to make his ride more comfy?
Was he sore? Thanks for sharing!

JustJumpIt said...

aww thats so sweat!
was he sore?
my grand mother whose only about 56 took my old POA pony out on the trail with me and my mom up at our moutain house. it was the funniest thing i have ever witnesed. my pony who loved being up on my other appys but would just keep jogging to keep up she was complaining the whole time even though hes like a couch to ride. lol
she was pretty sore after that

Tammy said...

Your grandpa must have felt soooo good to do that with you! Thanks for sharing.

I lost my dad before I bought my horses as an adult. I wish I could have shared it with him. He loved horses, too & I have pictures of him riding when he was younger.

The Pale Horseman said...

OMG. I want your horse. She's so beautiful. :):)

The man we bought our first horse from two years ago was 84. He had still been fox hunting all winter every year up until then, and was only stopping because Tralee was also getting old (18 when we bought him) and had been hunted since he was 4, and also his grand daughter was getting too nervy about him going out. If she hadn't said anything to him I expect he'd still be galloping along with a pipe in one hand and a leg over the pommel.

He and Tralee are both well known down here and everyone seems to recognise our horse when mum takes him for his once yearly hunt.

Padraigin_WA said...

--that's all I can say. What a grand old man. And what a lovely mare for taking good care of him.