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RE: OT - History Lesson


Never had the opportunity to try skydiving. Did try that fly away place in
Pigeon forge years ago... that was fun! Seems they have really cut down the
time allowed now... We were there for a half day... hum...

http://www.flyawayindoorskydiving.com/pf.html

Donna


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of kmrsy@netzero.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:55 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> 
> OK - I consider skydiving easy.  How are you on that? ;+)
> Kitty
> 
> -- Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> ahh.... it's easy. Only got thrown once- well,
> actually was playing polo on a horse I was training...
> got carried away, the horse got confused about what I
> wanted it to do, reared up/stood up, slipped in the
> muddy field and fell over backwards- almost got out of
> the way in time, but do have a dent in my leg from
> that one....
> 
> Donna
> 
> --- Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> 
> > > Actually once you are up there, you can release
> > the strap and by using
> > your
> > > leg muscles keep yourself balanced.
> >
> > Well, maybe YOU can, but at the time, it felt very
> > much out of my control.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:08 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> >
> >
> > > Hum.... anyone that has been around horses for a
> > length of time knows to
> > > give them a slight tap so they don't do that...
> > >
> > > Actually once you are up there, you can release
> > the strap and by using
> > your
> > > leg muscles keep yourself balanced. Of course in
> > David's and Chris's case,
> > > they wouldn't want to do that while the 21 yr old
> > was around....;)
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> > [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > > Behalf Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:26 AM
> > > > To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> > > >
> > > > I think you wear helmets and leathers for
> > motorcycle rides.
> > > > Horses can swell up their bellies - I think they
> > hold their breath or
> > > > something - so that when they let it out the
> > girth is not so tight. More
> > > > comfy for the horse but then of course, as you
> > experienced, the rider
> > ends
> > > > up on the ground.
> > > >
> > > > Cyndi
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> > [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > > Behalf
> > > > Of kmrsy@netzero.net
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:13 AM
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> > > >
> > > > Who wears a helmet when they ride horses,
> > besides athletes? (polo
> > > > players, jumpers, and rodeo stars, etc) And
> > riding leathers? It was a
> > > > casual horseback ride and jeans were the uniform
> > of the 70s anyway.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > > -- "Bonnie & Bill Morgan"
> > <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
> > > > Kitty, tell me you were wearing a helmet and
> > riding leathers.
> > > >
> > > > Blessings,
> > > > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> > [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > > Behalf
> > > > Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:33 AM
> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> > > >
> > > > David, that reminds me of my college days.  A
> > friend of mine's family
> > had
> > > > a
> > > > stable and boarded horses.  Len was quite an
> > accomplished rider and I
> > got
> > > > a
> > > > bit better over time as we rode.  His property
> > was a mix of open land
> > and
> > > > woods and steep ravines.  He always saddled up
> > the horses for us.  On
> > one
> > > > of
> > > > our rides we stopped for a few minutes to chat.
> > Slowly  I began to
> > list.
> > > > It all seemed like slow motion but it must have
> > been quickly as Len
> > didn't
> > > > have time to get to me.  And I didn't feel
> > capable of stopping it.  The
> > > > saddle just spun on the horse and there I was on
> > the ground in a heap.
> > > > Len
> > > > must have tightened the saddle well enough at
> > the beginning or I'd have
> > > > fallen off sooner; it must have somehow come
> > loose.  I'm glad it
> > happened
> > > > while we were standing still!
> > > >
> > > > Another time I was visiting a boyfriend who'd
> > moved to Dubuque with his
> > > > family.  We went riding on some little motorbike
> > - not a full sized
> > > > motorcycle.  I was on the back and didn't want
> > to crowd him (not on the
> > > > bike
> > > > anyway)  As he sped up a hill, I fell off the
> > back of the bike - and NOT
> > > > on
> > > > my keester.  Ouch!
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 10:50 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - History Lesson
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > Hi folks
> > > > >
> > > > > Well I don't have any good fishing stories per
> > se though I do have an
> > > > > interesting story for you.  I went with five
> > other guys all of them 55
> > > > and
> > > > > above.  We decided that while in Wyoming do as
> > the Wyoming-ingers do.
> > > > So,
> > > > > we went horse back riding up into the
> > mountains.  It was quite
> > beautiful
> > > > and
> > > > > we reached the lofty elevation of 10,000 ft or
> > so.  On the way we saw
> > > > > eagles, hawks, moose and other animals.  The
> > interesting part of this
> > > > story
> > > > > was that all of us are relative novices at
> > horseback riding.  One of
> > our
> > > > > guys was wearing an almost cowboy looking hat
> > so he almost looked the
> > > > part.
> > > > > Our wrangler/guide was a young lady, 21, who
> > is supposed to have
> > > > "extensive"
> > > > > experience with horses.  On the way up the
> > mountain she mentioned
> > > > several
> > > > > times at how much Lee...the cowboy hat
> > guy...looked like the real
> > McCoy.
> > > > We
> > > > > stopped for lunch at a beautiful spot that one
> > could see for miles
> > > > around.
> > > > > Right after lunch we remounted and were on our
> > way.  Suddenly a
> > > > commotion
> > > > > was heard behind us and I turned to see six
> > people on horse and one
> > > > empty
> > > > > saddle.  Yep, you guessed it, cowboy Lee.
> > Seems he was putting his
> > > > camera
> > > > > away when the horse took it upon himself to
> > catch up to the rest of
> > the
> > > > > horses...rather quickly.  Lee fell straight
> > off the back of the horse
> > > > and
> > > > on
> > > > > his keester.  What could we do....we
> > laughed...until the 21 year old
> > > > rushed
> > > > > to his side and was patting his face with her
> > 'cherchief
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