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Mickey191 14 May 07 - 07:29 PM
GUEST, Ebbie 14 May 07 - 07:35 PM
Amos 14 May 07 - 08:00 PM
Sorcha 14 May 07 - 08:00 PM
The Fooles Troupe 14 May 07 - 08:46 PM
Donuel 14 May 07 - 10:37 PM
Janie 15 May 07 - 12:54 AM
Mickey191 15 May 07 - 02:58 AM
JennieG 15 May 07 - 03:48 AM

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Subject: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Mickey191
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:29 PM

Was visiting a friend in California. She and I went to Santa Catalina Island for a few days. There were no cars allowed on Catalina- horses, golf carts or feet to get you where you want to go. .We rented two ponies to have a leisurely ride thru the mountains. I was given the "Gentlest" horse they had. "Butterball" was it's name. We did fine going up the mountain. We passed Zane Greys Home-now our motel & then started down. Growing along the outside of the bridle path (The outside being the unsafe side where the earth would fall away as the hoofs trod on it) were little purple flowers which my horse thought a delicasy not to be missed. He did not miss one flower--I was no longer quietly enjoying the ride. I did a bit of screaming as we neared the outer edge so he could chew on these darn flowers.

About half way down I decided to get off. I was so sure I'd end up dead at the bottom of the cliff. I had visions of my little Irish mom crossing the country to identify my body. I could hear her say--"Yes, that's my Mickey--- She was a good girl.' When I got off-Butterball started to trot down the mountain. I'm in open toed sandals running after him-Trying to hold on to the reins. Of course I couldn't. Wearing only sandals-I suddenly became aware of vast amounts of horse shit oozing between my toes. Sorry!   But truth is truth & horse feces doesn't cut it!

The horse, of course, was heading home. I didn't have enough sense to know that--otherwise I would not have run after him. (Was afraid I'd get charged for the missing horse.)

This was my second horse adventure-the other was on the Bronx River Pkwy in NY--Almost got killed. I've taken the pledge. Some pledge off booze, some cigarettes...I pledged off horsies. Cause the third time will be a killer!

Anyone have a harrowing vacation tale?


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: GUEST, Ebbie
Date: 14 May 07 - 07:35 PM

lol

You remind me of a former sister in law of mine- her husband gave their half grown kids a horse which they named Yogi.

Yogi quickly learned that sis in law had no concept of handling a horse. She asked me, seriously: In the pasture, how can I get the bridle off him quickly so he doesn't run off with it?

I gently told her that the bridle was meant to make it possible for her to hold him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Amos
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:00 PM

Aww, Mickey, wish I'd been there to watch that.

Ya know the horse knew what he was doing, and wouldn't have fallen off -- so as long as you were glued on top of him, you'da been okay!! :D Thanks for the grin.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:00 PM

And now, Catalina Island is on fire......


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:46 PM

I thought this was about the planes - during WWII there used to be a regular 'mail run' direct non-stop from Perth WA to the USA.


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Donuel
Date: 14 May 07 - 10:37 PM

hard rains agonna fall

hot hot Hot HOT
and its a hot fire
thats gonna burururn


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Janie
Date: 15 May 07 - 12:54 AM

That's precious!

My sisters and I had a horse for several years as teens. I never did figure out that I was ALWAYS better off staying on the horse-even when under attack by a little black Shetland stud whose back didn't reach the bottom of my stirrup.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: Mickey191
Date: 15 May 07 - 02:58 AM

In a state of panic - logic cannot be found. Glad I'm not the only one who dismounted. Everyone said I was perfectly safe & should have stuck it out.   

I meant to add-I'm very glad the town of Avalon was saved from the fire. It's a lovely place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Catalina Adventure
From: JennieG
Date: 15 May 07 - 03:48 AM

Twenty six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is waiting for me......
Santa Catalina, the island of romance ........etc

Cheers
JennieG


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