Horses, Trail Riding, Rodeos, And Stuff Like That

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  1. Mary Stetler

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    Wow! You are hot!
    I have worn denim jeans for about 50 years. I remember a neighbor saying he didn't even know I had legs till I was going out to dinner one evening. But, I have a midriff bulge. My plan is to develop the multi busted physique of Jabba the Hut's lounge dancer. I don't have flabby arms but I don't have the strength to swing my old leather saddle onto any sized horse. I really should lift weights. I don't swim as it involves getting wet.
    But I have plenty of ballast and stomach muscles to drag things.;)
     
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    Thanks but the only thing hot in that photo was the air temperature at 100 hahaha! I still work out every morning just to stay alive. It is do or die so I do and try to be happy about it. I have to keep my abs super strong because my back is worn out. I walk 3 miles a day. I don't do weights or machines and can no longer swim due to balance.
     
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    Faye do you remember Roebucks from Sears and Tuff Nutt jeans save the tags and get a pocket knife from them, just send it in it took several.
     
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    I grew up wearing Sears generic girls' jeans in the 1950s and early 60s. I don't remember about the tags and free knife. What year was that? Maybe it was just for boys.
     
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    There was a company called Tuff Nutt in the 60's I think that offered the knives with the mailing in of the tear off labels of jeans, Sears offered free jeans with a certain amount of the Roebucks labels also The Roebuck label kind of looked like a dollar bill and had a 1 on it. Mother wanted the Roebuck coupon we all wanted the Tuff Nutt knives they also made overalls. Most local boys all had the TN knives. I just read yesterday that the Scouts can not carry the scout knives anymore yet they sell them, I have no use in life for those who caused things like this, also no more rifle and shotgun shooting as scout marksmanship programs.
     
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    I remember that you could order a palomino pony from the Sears catalogue, late 50's. I also bought a lot of tobacco from a company that required a label to enter a drawing for a racehorse when I was 8.
     
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    Think Faye is "hot looking" in her Lawman jeans, you should see my wife in her Wrangler jeans and wearing a Resistol Straw hat. My wife is 73, wears either Ariat Lace-Up Roper boots or Ariat Hiking boots and, either her Centennial Livestock Auction baseball cap or her Resistol Cowboy hat.
     
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    We got back Sunday afternoon from Colorado Springs, aka "the Springs" (as CO people call it). Attended the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction and it was great. Seeing 83 yr. old Martha Josey inducted for Barrel Racing was terrific. Meeting, and getting photographs, of all of the Miss Rodeo Queens (each State), including Jordan Tierney aka Miss Rodeo America and former Miss Rodeo America (1973) Pam Minick. Butch Kirby was also inducted into the Hall, being a former PRCA bull rider-turned-PRCA judge. Ellensburg, WA rodeo was also inducted. Cody Ohl (Tie-Down/Calf Roper) was still in the hospital in Texas, recovering from knee surgery. He is one of our favorite ropers, who has now retired and in the Hall of Fame. Great bunch of folks that talked our language (rodeo) and wearing our attire.

    Went to the Pikes Peak Or Bust rodeo on Saturday evening, but it was extremely loud. Appeared that most of the people who attended looked like they had just moved to "the Springs" from Los Angeles or NYC. The rodeo was "ok", but wife and I had definitely been to better ones.

    In three weeks, we will be in Dodge City, KS for their Western Celebration and rodeo. Seeing the statue of U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, Gunsmoke fame, and having some fun at the Long Branch Saloon and Casino there. Will get plenty of photos and video while there.
     
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    Well gee, maybe you best post a photo of your wife in Wranglers, and while you are at it, one of the elusive Red Roan. I know many here are "gnawing at the bit" to see the Red Roan.
     
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    Hot is in the eye of the beholder. @Cody Fousnaugh is obviously passionately in love with his wife. Another man might not think she is hot at all. Cody , show us her picture and let us see if she is hot.
     
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    Remember, there are those, on this forum and other areas of the internet, that don't feel comfortable, or want to, post a picture of themselves or even their former horse.
     
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    Faye, we have heard Colorado Springs called "the Springs" many times, since we've been back here and when we lived here before. Perhaps there have been some changes, including the calling of Colorado Springs "the Springs", since you lived here.

    One thing we do know, a lot of people, not the "rodeo" type, that live in Colorado Springs, look like they just moved to CS from L.A. or NYC. Lots of tattoos and body piercings. Didn't see any of that on the rodeo folks we talked to at the Induction. Then again, when we moved from Colorado in Oct. 2007, we seen a heck of a lot of California license plates around. Looked like the "Invasion of California" was happening.
     
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    How interesting! I was born in a Colorado Springs hospital and taken home to Manitou Springs, and lived in Colorado for 20 years, and never once heard Colorado Springs called The Springs. The springs in Colorado Springs' name are in reference to the mineral springs at Manitou Springs. I checked on the internet and the ONLY reference to "The Springs" was a fairly recent article by former Californians that states that locals call it The Springs and that anyone that says otherwise is a tourist or a newbie. Sounds like someone trying to make themselves be accepted as long-time locals by starting some nonsense thinking they are calling out others as tourist or newbies..

    I just watched two videos, one 22 minutes long and the other 17 minutes long made by lifelong Colorado Springs residents and they said, Colorado Springs multiple times and NEVER once said The Springs.

    According to my cousins that still live in Colorado Springs, if one is going down to Manitou Springs, they might say, "We are going down to the springs today meaning the mineral pools in Manitou. If they are asked where they live they say with pride, Colorado Springs.
     
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    Yes, I am sure a lot of things have changed and not for the good. I left because of the California invasion, liberal politics taking over, and mountain ranch land being bought up and divided into small acreages. I am sure in places where young folks rule, that one might hear such language laziness, but never from older lifelong residents.

    Since Colorado has several towns with springs in the name, how is one to know what town they are talking about? Manitou, Steamboat, Pagosa, Colorado, El Dorado, Glenwood, Hot Sulphur, Idaho, Olney, and Poncha?

    So a person in Durango tells his friends are they going to The Springs, is he talking about Pagosa? That is what an old-timer might assume. What about one in Denver that is going to The Springs? Are they going to Steamboat or Colorado?
     
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    Faye, as we drove down to CO Springs, from Castlerock, we seen a lot of open land, but very little in the way of farms and livestock (horses/cattle). Then again, unlike northern Colorado, CO Springs is much more of a tourist and military (AFA) area than anything else. Again, sort of like up here in the north, people have to go out on the eastern plains for full-size ranches and farms. And, of course, the more a person drives north on the I-25, beyond Ft. Collins, the more open areas and cattle will be seen.

    Heck, right south of us, less than 5 miles, there are Black Angus grazing across from a King Scoopers Shopping Center. And, close to the lake where we launch our boat, an old farmer has a couple of large hay fields. We seen him one time as he was bailing hay with an old New Holland Bailer. Pretty impressive! And, just west of us, we can drive by a few Angus cattle grazing and numerous horses grazing as well. Loveland is all "big city" than many of the Millennials and younger Generation X living here, would like it to be.

    East Ft. Collins, by the I-25, still has the Centennial Livestock Auction every week. We've been to it a number of times to watch during Heifer and Bull Sale Day.

    But, there are those folks, that live in/around Denver, that would love to see the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo moved out to the eastern plains. But, the ones that love going to it will say, "will never happen!" And, there are folks in CO Springs that wouldn't mind seeing PRCA Headquarters, the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo moved out to the eastern plains. That hasn't, and won't, happen either.

    So, no matter how many young people like looking like people from L.A. or NYC, to a certain point, the "cowboy/rodeo/cattle" industry still remains here. Thank God!!
     
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