SparkPeople 50+60+ Horsey People Team Messageboard People who love their horses and are in their Fifties & sixties and are riding & eating to be healthy. SparkPeople 50+60+ Horsey People Team Messageboard About me in a nutshell I am 50 years old and currently living outside of the US (Italy). This means that I am loving and missing my horses/animals from afar. I have...this is a safe space with fellow horse/animals loves so...4 horses (1 Morgan, 1 NSH, 1 TB/SB, 1 Trakehner), 1 donkey, 6 goats (4 Nubian wethers and 1 Nigerian Dwarf doe), 2 geese and 2 barn cats. I miss them all dearly but they are being well taken care of by a dear friend. <BR> <BR> We have probably all heard it; I know that I heard it many tim... Tue, 5 Jan 2021 12:18:05 EST What are You Thankful for? Beings this is Thanksgiving week this a good time to start this topic, but it can continue through the year. just post one thing daily you are thankful for. what you are thankful for doesn't have to relate to horsey things. it can be anything throughout your life. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:00:50 EST Dealing with Lymes Disease since Labor day 2019 we have been dealing with lymes disease, but at that time didn't know it. <BR> Montana is on my neighbors property as we don't have enough property at home. she is just 1/4 mile on my neighbors property and the only horse. and everything is rural and deer even roam in her pasture and have even had babies in her pasture. well, on Labor day enjoying a picnic at the neighbors i noticed something with Montana and her stance. up close my mind worked hard on what she could ... Wed, 27 May 2020 12:58:18 EST Happy Valentine's Day Hope you all get to spend some time today with your beloved hay burners. <em>129</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:11:13 EST Delmarva:11th Annual Halloween Trail Ride Redden State Forest Headquarters, Georgetown, DE <BR> Sunday October 28 (rain date November 4) <BR> Costumes Optional <BR> To benefit Delaware Equine Council Scholarship Program and Delmarva Mustang and Burro Association. <BR> $25, includes ride/walk, catered lunch, &amp; prizes. <BR> Bring your horse or your walking shoes; hope to see you there! Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:37:10 EST hope someone can help me with my horses problem for the last 2 days my horse has been pacing her fence line continually. yesterday she was actually running and got super sweated up to when she ran past me the sweat just flew off of her on to me. i did get her to settle down for a minute or 2 just long enough for me to get her grazing muzzle on her and let her out on to her grassy pasture. she still paced up on that pasture also. she did sow down and even came to me more willingly. she did come down off of her grass pasture for me, but... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:19:24 EST New to the Group Hello All, I am new to this group and recently rejoined SparkPeople after scanning it a few times in the past. I am in my late 50s and need to get into shape to be able to ride 'the girls' better. I started in dressage with my 6yo mare and found out there were a lot of issues I need to work on. Then I fell off and came up with a whole new set of issues. Time to lose some weight and get back into some shape other than round! I look forward to talking to a lot of like-minded people. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 16:24:56 EST Too many horses!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So, I have too many horses!!! Though I love them all. Live in southern Wisconsin, the weather has been perfect for riding lately though I am also homeschooling my two youngest children &amp; it seems that my riding has been a bit less lately. I had told myself that if I didn't shed some pounds, no competing this year. <BR> <BR> Recently, due to realizing that I'm a stress eater, I went... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:02:27 EST HAPPY EASTER ! <em>448</em> <em>449</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:08:21 EST Question about the food tracker. I have been tracking daily for a week . From Sunday till Thursday mt recommended intake was 1200-1550...but today, Friday it has changed to 1,355 - 1,705. Does anyone know what is up there? Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:59:38 EST Great story I haven't been on here for a while. trying to figure out how to make it with expenses going up and up. Trying to figure out how to get more food for Fancy -- Senior feed or grain -- as she has started losing weight. I guess this story fits some of the reasons I feel so much love for my girl, though I never had that many horses for her to help with. <BR> <BR> Because of Love!! "this is a true story" <BR> <BR> A brother and sister had made their usual hurried, obligatory pre- Christmas vis... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:24:29 EST What is your goal today and have you acheived it?? I've decided to do daily challenges again...mine today is to eat sensibly and get the healthy eating started again. <BR> When I get up tomorrow it will be a new day and a new beginning..a fresh start everyday! Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:47:37 EST Reconditioning leather tack I have an English bridle that I got several years ago and never used. It still even had the ties holding it all together. It has since gotten dry and I am having trouble getting it moist again. I was wanting to try to sell it. So far I have used leather butter and Care 4 Leather. Does anyone know how I can get it reconditioned or would it cost me more than I could even get selling it? I am trying to get enough money to pay for care for Fancy. She is in need of hoof trimming, teeth floa... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 19:44:57 EST Just wanted to say... Happy Easter! <em>449</em> Hope the sun is shining where you are! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 10:17:20 EST Welcome new members! I noticed that we've had a few new members inthe past week or so! I hope we can get everyone active on the board and help each other to get healthy and share our horse lives ! <BR> Welcome aboard! <em>235</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:40:45 EST setting new goals for myself for a fresh start! I am going to give up bread and make sure I eat protein with every meal, enough to meet my daily requirement . Since I had toast for breakfast I will make my official start tomorrow, but for the rest of the day I am going to try to stick to the plan! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:55:10 EST Protein I can't seem to get enough protein in my diet. Everyday I check my food tracker and I am over on carbs and fat and really low on protein. Fruits and veggies are easy. <BR> So this morning I started the day with two boiled eggs with a slice of toast and jam. I was going to omit the toast BUT...Greg's sister gave us a loaf of homemade bread and I thought that I should at least try it so I could tell her it was delicious and be truthful....and it was. <BR> I really like cheese but I like regular... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:32:26 EST I challenge you to... eat two fruits and two vegetables per day and report it here ! More than two is even better! <BR> <BR> I'll start with yesterday! <BR> <BR> Fruit: <BR> <BR> 1 medium gravenstein apple <BR> 1 kiwi <BR> 1 banana <BR> <BR> Vegetables: <BR> <BR> 2 cups tossed salad ( Romaine,celery,cauliflower,tomatoe,red pepper) <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:17:38 EST Scratches, mud fever..whatever the name What do you use to get it healed up? <BR> My mare has something on her left hind pastern...I thought it started as a scrape but it has spread and her fetlock is swollen and it is very sensitive. She's had scratches before but it looked a little different. This time it is not scabby. <BR> I've been washing with a mix of ecxema shampoo and betadine , drying and thenapplying an antibiotic ointment and covering that with Zinc ointment. I have also been keeping her out of the wet grass.I turn her ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:12:35 EST Challenge! !!!!!!!!!! I don't know about you but I need a new challenge, something doable and something that will help get me back on track. Someone must have a brilliant idea! Come on team let's do this! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:26:49 EST fly spray?????????? It's fly season again. They are biting really bad. Does anyone have anything that they have used that REALLY works? My horses have spent the last few days just stomping the dang things all day long. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 19:04:51 EST 5 goals I want to acheive each day! We used to do this 5goals a day thing and I think it worked better for me so I'm going to try it again! Here are my 5 goals. <BR> <BR> 1. track food daily <BR> 2. 40 minutes of exercise daily <BR> 3. 4-6, 8oz cups of water daily <BR> 4. try a new SP workout each day( one of the 10-12 minute ones) <BR> back here at the end of the day! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:59:37 EST Anyone else trim their own horses? I have been doing it for about 14 years and about 6 or so years ago I learned to do it with an electric hand held grinder. I was against it at first... seemed crazy and dangerous... but the professional who taught me gave an excellent demonstration and soon I was sold. Been doing it that way ever since. It's not for everybody but works well for me. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:25:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 8 Feb 2014 10:51:30 EST Feeling GREAT in Missouri The sun is out and we seem to be out of the deep freeze. Taking advantage of time outdoors with my horses and mules. <em>67</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 14:43:01 EST Hello from the Ozarks of Missouri My name is Nina, and I live on 40 acres in the Ozarks near Springfield Missouri with my saddle mules, horses, and donkeys. My husband, Bryan, worked with me make this dream come true. I turned 65 in December and have retired from a 27 year career in law enforcement followed by five years in health care. I will try to upload some photos of my critters, or you can send me a friend request and look at all the photos on Facebook. Nina Sala-Gault is my name. I took the Sparkpeople name of Nin... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:17:59 EST "goals" for this coming year. Not resolutions but What are yours ? <BR> I was told at a dressage club meeting once that we should always set goals that are achievable, then we we reach those set another and as we learn and let's set some personal goals and make them happen! <BR> <BR> Thanks to Lynn for the suggestion ! Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:55:23 EST keep moving in October It's starting to get dark earlier in the evening. Not so much time to get outside after the evening meal. Let's get moving and keep fit for fall! Post your progress here and let us cheer you on! <BR> <BR> I did 1 mile with Leslie Sansone yesterday..that's my beginning..hoping to get into the habit again. Wed, 2 Oct 2013 06:01:37 EST Carrol's Corral I retired in 2005 from teaching school and lost 20 pounds in the first 6 months. After I got over the initial giddiness of planning my own time, I started gaining weight and am now up 43 pounds. It is much harder to lose at the age of 69 than it was at younger ages. I know I need support and so thought I would try Spark People. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:04:48 EST A little incentive. Say what you will, one of the greatest talents of our generation. <BR> "My home is where my horse is." And Amen. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:04:38 EST Hello from Kentucky! Howdy all. I'm turning 50 this september, so I thought I'd get a jump on being with the 50+ crowd. <BR> My name is Maggie, and I am the caretaker and teacher of 3 beauties. Darcy is my baby, a 2 year old filly out of Bonnie, a 12 year old Walking/Racking horse. Gracie is a 7 year old grade mare that we rescued a few years back. <BR> My main reason for coming to Spark is to get in shape so that I can start the baby myself. A daunting task, for sure. I'm pretty fit as it is, I just want to get... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:12:33 EST Happy Mother's Day I never took the plunge but I have a wonderful mom and I'd like to extend my best wishes to my Spark's family! Sun, 12 May 2013 09:22:22 EST I Just Have To Brag... Yesterday, I threw my Aussie saddle on Lil Red and rode down to check the level of the pond... Pond is up to the overflow... That's great, but what I really want to brag about, is... I haven't been able to fit in my Aussie for years!!! And yesterday I not only fit in it, I had room to spare!!! !!!YESSSS!!!!! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> *stepping down from the bragging podium* Tue, 7 May 2013 17:56:36 EST 5 things to be thankful for! 1. Greg and I are healthy <BR> 2. the weather is great <BR> 3.I have a job again <BR> 4. good friends <BR> 5. the help of Sparks People! Tue, 7 May 2013 06:36:25 EST May Jump start! 5 things to make you a loser! My new jump start goals: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Ride 4 times a week <BR> 2. do a video workout with Leslie Sansone 3 times a week <BR> 3. don't let one snack lead to another and another! <BR> 4. drink only water at work <BR> 5. cook healthy light meals Sun, 5 May 2013 21:30:06 EST old or new tracker? I have switched to the new fitness tracker and there are things that I like about it. One is that it tracks calories burned fro strength as well as cardio. The thing I think I miss and really need from the old one is that it scheduled my fitness days and when I clicked on the tracker each day it told me whether I should be doing strength or cardio that day. <BR> Lately I've only been doing my strength occasionally instead of 4 times a week. I think I might switch back for awhile and see if t... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 08:49:51 EST I see a new Member,Welcome FASTBLUE7 ! Welcome to the'll like it here. Hope we can help you on your weight loss journey! How's it going? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 08:44:50 EST April Challenge? We need one! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:35:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:32:25 EST It's shedding season..Yeah! As Much as I hate the Pfft pfft of blowing loose hair out of your face while grooming , I love the fact that it means warm weather and shiny horses are on the way!!! <BR> My recommendation for grooming shedding beasts...Don't use lip balm or you'll have hairy lips!! LOL ! Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:48:07 EST Howdy partners! Warm hello from Illinois! I'm 56 with three horses and 5 dogs. Horses are my passion, have been all my life. I am a trail rider - nothing fancy. But I do some serious trail riding and have big plans for this year. I've been steadily gaining weight and decided it's (past) time to make some changes. I need to lose at least 15 pounds, which seems to be getting harder and harder. So I'm hoping that Spark People can help. I was delighted to find some horse groups. All suggestions welcome!! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:35:57 EST We need a March challenge! Any ideas? We need something to get us into spring with gusto! Who's got a great doable challenge? Fri, 1 Mar 2013 13:53:17 EST Looking for a good transporter. Hey, everyone. I'm about to have to move 5-8 horses from Alabama to Carlsbad, NM. Anybody know a good transporter? Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:12:16 EST Something to feel good about! I feel good that I finally worked 8 cups of water in without it even being an issue! <BR> The glass I was drinking out of held on cup . I replaced it with a two cup(16oz) glass and I still drink till it's gone. So far today I've downed 6 cups and it's only 2:30 pm!!! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:23:10 EST Weigh in Day Mine is Monday, that's tomorrow...hope I have lost something. I really need to see the scale move ..downward..that will be a little butt kick .Hope I'm not disappointed <BR> <BR> Anyone care to post their loses or gains or whatever their status each week ? <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:48:36 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 4 Jan 2013 04:10:10 EST I'm not new, I'd wandered off.. I have not been on Sparks for a long long time..I hope all is well and that you don't mind me starting back up with you. I am still struggling with the same weight..maybe even a pound or two extra. I tracked my food today and I did pretty good..I won't make promises to myself or to you but I am hoping to stick to it and shake off a few pounds now! <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:47:13 EST How are you doing? Maybe our team can start a new discussion, sharing progress or lack of, for encouragement and support. <BR> I've been fighting a cold the past few days and find that I crave carbs when not feeling well. Yesterday not only was my calorie consumption through the roof, my carb percentage was almost 75%!!!! Felt sickly enough that I even skipped my aerobic workout and strength training for the day. Since it's necessary to go outside to feed animals (horses and barn cats) there was some activi... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 12:23:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:53:02 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 1 May 2012 10:53:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:05:22 EST RECIPES let's post favorites here <BR> <em>491</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 11:46:12 EST exercise hours for today or for the week we all work out even if we do not know it <BR> doing chores, grooming our horses, walking to the all counts. <BR> let's post what we do so we can look back & see the progress we are making. <BR> my exercise for today is gonna be chores,,feed, fill water tanks, gather eggs & brush my mare, <BR> This afternoon is supposed to be raining, so will do 10 minutes on treadmill & exercise bike,, <BR> am gradually building up rather than overdoing & ending up sore & quitting!! <BR> <em>30... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:48:35 EST post your losses <em>9</em> <BR> we can post weights or inches lost <BR> the focus is to just help each other stay focused!! <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:43:47 EST Jump Start - Challenge yourself to 5 things daily I've been doing this on another team and it is helping me stay aware of what I am doing and challenges me to do the things that I tend to get slack on. <BR> <BR> This is how it works: <BR> Set 5 goals that you want to acheive each day and check in daily or weekly and let us know how you've done. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:17:38 EST 5 Lb Challenge #1 # ***~~~~~***# This is a challenge to lose 5lbs at a time, hence the name "5 LB Challenge". <BR> <BR> Anyone can join at anytime. Just copy and paste and add your name to the list. Everyone will be in first place until someone starts losing and we get shoved to the bottom. Update your weight as often as you like. When someone loses 5lbs we will start a new thread and begin again. GOOD LUCK! <BR> <BR> <BR> RANK&NAME~~START~~GOAL~CURRENT~#'S TO GO <BR> 1~Charlie~175.0~~170.0~175.0~~5.0 Lbs To Go <BR> <BR>... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 14:44:03 EST 5 Pound CHALLENGE -#+ ~*~*~*~*+#- This is a challenge to lose 5lbs at a time, hence the name "5 LB Challenge". <BR> <BR> Anyone can join at anytime. Just copy and paste and add your name to the list. Everyone will be in first place until someone starts losing and we get shoved to the bottom. Update your weight as often as you like. When someone loses 5lbs we will start a new thread and begin again. GOOD LUCK! <BR> <BR> <BR> RANK&NAME~~START~~GOAL~CURRENT~#'S TO GO <BR> #1~Charlie~175.0~~170.0~175.0~~5.0 Lbs To Go <BR> <BR... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:25:42 EST WEEKLY WEIGH IN & MEASUREMENTS <em>249</em> Back to SP Feb. 11, 2010 <BR> Weekly Stats: <BR> <BR> (as of 2/11/10) <BR> My 11 Measurements <BR> Neck--------------15.50 <BR> L. Bicept---------15.25 <BR> L. Forearm--------10.00 <BR> Chest-------------41.00 <BR> Bust--------------42.75 <BR> Midrif------------41.00 <BR> Waist-------------42.00 <BR> Tummy-------------45.00 <BR> Hips--------------43.50 <BR> L. Thigh----------25.00 <BR> L. Calf-----------14.50 <BR> Total------------335.50 Inches <BR> <BR> (as of... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 09:03:09 EST KEEP IT MOVING This will be our new exercise feed. <BR> <BR> 1. One post per person to be edited daily. <BR> 2. Post all exercise, planned or not. (Use pedometer to count daily steps for unplanned exercise, list minutes mowing lawn, gardening, riding etc which are not considered as "planned exercise) <BR> 3. Post in a manner you are most comfortable with. <BR> 4. List your mothly exercise goal <BR> Move on out! <BR> <em>332</em> <em>319</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>237</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 07:08:28 EST 1st To NEXT SIZE DOWN from doing??? <em>87</em> Starting April 1st: <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> If you get into a smaller size of anything, from a ring to a shoe. <em>346</em> Post it here!!!! <BR> <BR> This is a CHALLENGE to see who's 1st every month and how many sizes we can go DOWN, so we'll run this every month INDEFINITELY!!! <BR> <BR> Post what ever kind of exercise you are doing and what ever kind of life style diet you are on too! <em>318</em> <em>300</em> <em>403</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>319</em> <BR... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 01:25:31 EST LOVE HORSES...but, I want to LOSE WEIGHT!!! How do you feel? <BR> <BR> Each pound of fat (adipose tissue) is equal to 3500 calories. It takes 3500 calories to make one pound of fat. If you only reduce your daily intake by 500 calories, you will lose one pound of fat in seven days. Or, if you choose, you can burn off an extra 500 calories per day in exercise. Regular exercise, over a period of time, actually reduces appetite. Whereas a reduction in physical activity over time, increases appetite. <BR> <BR> Start today. Do not wait unt... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:15:40 EST Food Journal Challenge <em>271</em> 2 mugs of coffee <BR> Breakfast: 3 Fried Eggs, 2 Sausage patties, no toast <BR> Lunch: 1 whole Avocado, 1 oz Colby Cheese, & Tea <BR> Dinner:1 Chicken Breast skined, 1 c. mixed vegies <BR> Water: 64 oz. <BR> <BR> Total Calories: 1209 <BR> Total Carbs: 22 <BR> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:28:42 EST CALORIE BURN CHALLENGE Calories Burned <BR> <BR> A Goal without a Plan is just a Wish! <BR> My Plan is to build up to Burning 500 Calories DAILY! <BR> <BR> <BR> Week One <em>346</em> <BR> 2/28 Through 3/6 <BR> <BR> 2/28 Sunday---524 <BR> 3/1 Monday---690 <BR> 3/2 Tuesday--472 <BR> 3/3 Wednesday--310 <BR> 3/4 Thursday - -0- <BR> 3/5 Friday - -0- Hubby in hospital <BR> 3/6 Saturday -0- Hubby in hospital <BR> TOTAL Burned = 1996 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 09:59:02 EST Weekly Measurements <em>249</em> Back to SP Feb. 11, 2010 <BR> Weekly Stats: <BR> <BR> (as of 2/11/10) <BR> My 11 Measurements <BR> Neck--------------15.50 <BR> L. Bicept---------15.25 <BR> L. Forearm--------10.00 <BR> Chest-------------41.00 <BR> Bust--------------42.75 <BR> Midrif------------41.00 <BR> Waist-------------42.00 <BR> Tummy-------------45.00 <BR> Hips--------------43.50 <BR> L. Thigh----------25.00 <BR> L. Calf-----------14.50 <BR> Total------------335.50 Inches <BR> <BR> (as of... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 07:19:00 EST Trail Ride Please be sure to join our two new group goals. The best way to keep yourself and your team active is to join and PARTICIPATE regularly! Use this post to log your minutes, be sure to let us know if it is horse riding or owner walking. Don't let your pony lag behind! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 16:06:58 EST Weekly Weigh in every Thursday Start 02/04/10 <BR> 02/04/10 - 294.4 <BR> 02/11/10 - 290.4 (yehaw!) <BR> 02/18/10 - 290.6 (cursed .2 lbs up) <BR> 02/25/10 - 285.6 (down 5) <BR> 03/04/10 - 282.6 (down 3) <BR> 03/11/10 - <BR> 03/18/10 - <BR> 03/25/10 - <BR> 04/01/10 - Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:03:35 EST Posse Alright, we need to get us a posse and track down and bring back them hombres that done left us. Write down all the member names and get them on your address book. We are going to lasso them and drag them back here...we are awesome and they need to trail ride with US! Now I'll allow they can be on another team but we want them to mosey over here and chaw the fat (figuratively not literally) every day, join a challenge or two. We don't want to hobble them but they need to get back where the... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 17:12:12 EST Galloping Scrabble Okay, here are the rules. <BR> 1. Words must be associated with the equine world. <BR> 2. Copy the list and paste to new message <BR> 3. Use the last letter of the current word as the starting letter for your word. <BR> 4. HAVE FUN! <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> Gallop Tue, 2 Feb 2010 07:33:18 EST Challenge ideas We need a new challenge or two so lets kick around some ideas. A mental challenge might be a horse word chain. We start with a word (equine/riding related) and the next person needs to copy and paste it and then add their word starting with the last letter of the prior word. We also need a couple of physical challenges. I am trying for 1 lb loss a week. I also need to track food and exercise better. I need be consistant in exercise. My main goal (it is a looong term goal) is to take a f... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 06:57:01 EST Hello! I am new here, I am 60 and getting started back riding after 30 years and 150 lbs. Looks like this team is not real active but I need you guys after almost a year of grieving for my daughter, Mary. I lost her very suddenly and unexpectedly 2/24/09. I need folks with common goals (riding and health) and around my age (60 on 10/4/09) and with common sence and great humor. I am sending this to all the members current and past who are still on spark page. I hope we can get more active. Here ... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:37:09 EST Team Activity Is this team still active? I never see anyone on it anymore. <BR> <BR> Donna Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:35:10 EST week two of Waste Your Waist!... exercise for this week....bent over toe touches~twist to touch your opposite toe.. <BR> bend at hip, back flat, arms out at shoulder level <BR> reach for your right toe with your left arm, taking your right arm as far up to the roof as you can. <BR> then repeat to the opposite side, ten twists/3 sets/3 times a day=90 waist twisting touches!!! <BR> If this is tooooo easy for you ad weights either wrist weights or hand held will work! <BR> Let's do this thing!!!! <BR> Go TEAM!!!! Sun, 7 Jun 2009 17:22:55 EST JUNE~WASTE YOUR WAIST FOR HEART HEALTH this will be a 4 week challenge- <BR> measure your waist on June 1....then again on June 30th..not asking for numbers..just inches gone! <BR> Do 3 sets of 10 repeats/3 times a day/ all at once~at am ~ lunch ~ pm ever it works for you. <BR> week 1 - waist twists~arms extended at shoulder height/ twist right-left 10 times each side for a set-do 3 sets -3 times a day. <BR> week 2-Bent over twists/ left arm to right foot/right arm to left foot/ 10 times each side/3 sets/3 times a day. <BR> ... Tue, 26 May 2009 13:57:50 EST How Many Calories Burned for What Chore? <em>38</em> Horse Stall Cleaning? <BR> <em>38</em> Horse Training? <BR> <em>38</em> Horse Riding? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What else can we think of? <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 10:59:21 EST New Sport - HORSE SOCCER Hey, Have y'all heard of Horse Soccer? <BR> <BR> I saw it on RFDTV the other day and it looks like so much fun! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's a new sport and riding game for you and your horse! <BR> <BR> Great for beginner to advanced riders, and any level in between! Fun and easy to learn for all ages! Can be played outdoors, or inside indoor arenas! <BR> <BR> Check out the web site: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 09:41:26 EST I Challenge YOU to Post Something Here! <em>40</em> Yes, This means YOU!!! <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Some of you have NEVER posted and you don't know how much you are missing by not talking. So. please post anything that pops into your mind right now, even if it is to tell me off! <BR> <BR> I need to know you to support you!!! <BR> <em>46</em> PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP YOU...... <BR> <BR> Connie Talbot <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Hugs, Charlie Sun, 17 May 2009 09:43:52 EST Who's doing the 100-PUSH UP challenge with me? Here's the link, READ ALL ABOUT IT!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I started doing Knee Push-ups Apr.15th! I struggled to do 5 and now I up to 30 in Week 3. My goal is 100. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 10:48:19 EST one pound a week challenge~~~ who is onboard?? I figure that ... <BR> one lb a week is 4lb a it will add up <BR> plus displaced at that rate ~ it should stay gone! <BR> I am starting for the week of May 3rd ~ but what ever your weigh in day is..let's see a consistant 1 lb difference for the month of May, then it will be a habit & will carry over for the rest of the year! <BR> <em>224</em> come on team we can do this!!! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:29:52 EST What Does Your USER NAME Represent? Hi Y'all, <BR> <BR> Well, CHARLIE is my nick name and BW are my initials! <BR> <BR> Can you guess my real name? <BR> HINT: Think news lady and you might get close! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <em>220</em> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:03:20 EST Trail Rider/Show Mavon/Co petition Addict? I will start...cause my story is simple. <BR> I keep horses cause I love 'em <BR> I like to trail ride but haven't lately as the trails are too far from home. <BR> So ride the fields & roads around here & just enjoy the time with my girls. Sat, 11 Apr 2009 13:03:41 EST Using your horse hobby to burn calories I'm new to the group and have a small ranch with a variety of working stock for moving stock, feeding us, and training stock dogs - HI <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Has anyone done research on how many calories are burned in cleaning the average stall, carrying feed sacks, hauling hay out to the stock, or riding/brushing/cleaning the tack room, and so on? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:25:43 EST Who on our Team is doing Low-Carb??? I am and have been doing Low-Carb and I have been stalled for months now. I am a diabetic so Low-Carb is best for me and I have lost 50 pounds on it in the past. <BR> <BR> I am asking because of being stalled so, I'm looking for answers. <BR> <BR> 1.) Is anyone on our team on the Low-carb why of life??? <BR> <BR> 2.) Is anyone else a diabetic??? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:44:26 EST Regarding "Team" Main Photo I thought I would start a topic about what is posted as the current team photo. I am planning to change the photo up from time to time. <BR> <BR> If you would like to see one of your photo’s there sometime, let me know and I will see what I can do. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:35:54 EST Waste Your Waist and "The Silver Thread" Katie had the IDEA <em>189</em> , about us working or concentrating on a Body Part Each Month!! <BR> <BR> I agree with Katie, I think it's a Wonderful IDEA <BR> <BR> Katie's Names for these Body Parts are: <BR> <BR> 1. Waste your Waste <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Firm those Batwings (arms) <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Touch UP those Drumsticks (thighs) <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's have a cup <em>106</em> while we talk about this, and MAYBE YOU can come up with some more GOOD NAME... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:11:44 EST GOAL or CHALLENGE for OUR TEAM MARCH GOAL or CHALLENGE for OUR TEAM <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> If YOU Want IN just copy all of this and add your own Name, Goals, and set it up like you want your month to go and delete the rest of what you don't want, AND LET'S <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Charlie's Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Get in the Habit of ZUMBA 2 days, Strength Train 2days, Callenetics 1 day & walking 2 days a week. <BR> 2. Lose a total of 5 inches over all, by March 31st <BR> 3. Lose 5 lbs. by March 31st <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:32:50 EST Take a LOOK!!! Heart Burn or Gerd, & Treatment of Heartburn & Gerd <BR> <BR> <link><BR>videos_detail.asp?Video=12 </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:17:46 EST NEW MEMBER HELLO TO ALL, <BR> THANKS TO CHARLIE FOR TELLING ME ABOUT THIS TEAM. <BR> IT IS WONDERFUL TO FIND SO MANY OTHERS THAT STILL ARE GOING STRONG WITH OUR SPECIAL LOVES!! <BR> I AM WONDERING WHO MAY BE INTO THE CLINTON ANDERSON METHODS AS I AM. <BR> IT HAS BEEN A REAL AWAKENING TO BE ABLE TO LEARN SO MUCH "THAT WORKS" <BR> I AM A TRUE BELIEVER IN GROUND WORK. <BR> I WILL BE SO GLAD FOR SPRING TO GET HERE. <BR> HOPEFULL TO BE RIDING AGAIN. <BR> LATER, SUE Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:07:18 EST 10 Things About You?……..Let’s Hear HISTORY OK OK, this may take a little time but, here's some of my HISTORY! <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> 1. I was first born of four, so I helped raise three brothers. We were all born in Texas but one, cause was daddy was a driller for Beckman Oil so we traveled a lot. My youngest brother was born in Wyoming. Daddy fell off the top of a rig in Odessa, TX when he was 26 I was 9 and my baby brother was 3. <BR> <BR> 2. I have traveled to most of the states in the US and lived in a lot of them for short period... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:55:18 EST New to Team Hello everyone, just saw this team and for sure I had to join. I will be 60 this year and bought my new baby last Nov. A 2 yr old Haflinger. Thought he would be a good project for me and we could be pals for a long time. At the same time I gave my 20 yr old mare (perfectly sound) to two young girls 11 & 13 whose older horse had passed over the rainbow bridge. It was a great Christmas for them, I was very happy/sad, ya know what I mean? So anyway, I figured to get a lot of exercise with ... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:02:58 EST WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY FOR YOUR WORKOUT??? Today I did 12 mins of a 12 min. mile on the Treadmill. <BR> <BR> Then I did: 3 Sets of, 10 Reps, with 20 lbs of weight <BR> on the BowFlex of: <BR> Bench Press, Seated Ab Crunch, Seated Oblique Crunch, Biceps Curl, Chest Fly & Triceps Press. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> After I got started I did 52 mins. and I was only going to do 15 minutes. I may have over did it, but it felt great to be inspired to do it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:09:11 EST Who Has Inspired You Today and WHY??? I have been reading SparkPages from all over SparkPeople and I get so INSPIRED sometime by what and how people have done to reach their goals. So I thought I would start a Thread that might help us all to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Today the person who INSPIRED me is WISETERRI2 <BR> <BR> She started with SP Oct. 23, 2007 with a goal of losing down to 175 pounds. Her start weight was 360 pounds and she is now at 274 pounds. That's 86 pounds lost folks. <BR> <BR> One of her goals was to e... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:55:11 EST grooming tips everyone has a favorite feed or spray or whatever. <BR> Let's share our hints to make our horses look as good as they can. <BR> My Zip seems to think she looks best decorated with poo. She just nearly rolls in it at times. Daily brushing gets it off..too cold to bathe her. <BR> My Appaloosa has brittle brittle hooves, hard but chip or crack easily! Any hints on how to improve her hoof condition would be appreciated. <BR> Have a great weekend ya'al <BR> <em>213</em> ~ Katie Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:54:29 EST How do you feel today... use emoticons! <em>189</em> Cause I'm comming up with new IDEAS!!! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:51:15 EST I Have an IDEA! <em>189</em> <BR> Why not invite one of your horse friends from another horse team to join you here on your team, 60 + Horsey People. <BR> <BR> What do ya think of that <em>3</em> ? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:10:56 EST New To 60 + Horsey People <em>223</em> <BR> Just say Howdy to let us know you just joined and everybody will haler back at ya. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:01:04 EST ALL ABOUT HORSES..DI SCUSSIONS, QUESTIONS, ADV What companies do you order your horse supplies from? <BR> <BR> How often do you worm them and what product do you use? <BR> <BR> How often do you have their teeth floated? <BR> <BR> What other things do you do to or with your horses? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:56:37 EST BIRTHDAY PARTY <em>235</em> TO THE <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUBBY-DUBBY <em>285</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <em>236</em> DUBBY'S 70 Years YOUNG in FEBRUARY <em>236</em> <em>212</em> <em>76</em> <em>107</em> <em>212</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <em>285</em> <em>44</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> WHAT MONTH IS ... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:22:35 EST What State are you From & do you live their now? <em>213</em> Ya'll, <BR> <BR> I was born in Texas and I live in Texas, about 350 miles north of where I was born, close to the Red River. I don't think I could count the number of towns that I have lived in in Texas from the North to South and from the West to the East. <BR> <BR> I have lived in several other states in my life, and I loved seeing different parts of the US. My dad and husband both worked in the oilfield industry so that is why I have lived so many different places. My dad ... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:02:58 EST WANT to be a Huddle PAL??? Hello 60 + Horsey People TEAM <BR> <BR> Let's all Huddle everyday and make this the best small Huddle Team on SparkPeople. It only takes a minute and it counts points for you and the team if you join the Team Goal. <em>303</em> DO Become a Huddle PAL... <BR> <BR> I believe that it helps to stay focused and like anything else it becomes a good habit and will help us to remember to post in our food and fitness, too. <BR> <BR> I will give a Spark Goodie <em>19</em> to the person or perso... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:08:54 EST Do you reward yourself? If you set mini goals, do you reward yourself when you meet them? If so, how? <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:34:59 EST Post Your Goal Results Here ~~~ This is the place to post your Measurement results, if you need or want a too! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <BR> These are the places to measure: <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Neck: <BR> 2. Left Arm: <BR> 3. Chest: <BR> 4. Bust: <BR> 5. Mid - Section: <BR> 6. Waist: <BR> 7. Tummy: <BR> 8. Hips: <BR> 9. Left Thigh: <BR> 10. Left Calf: <BR> 11. Left Ankle: <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <em>247</em> <BR> Charlie Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:55:11 EST anyone using the Parelli method with their horses? I ordered the games & patterns from Parelli <BR> I am hoping to go to one of his seminars in Colo <BR> this year. <BR> I never will aspire to achieve what he has but am always ready to learn!!! <BR> If you have used any of his techniques~just kinda let us know what you think of them. OK? <BR> <em>240</em> Katie Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:41:16 EST Exercise FUN..~~.. HI Everyone... <BR> <BR> Ok. I have to admit..I saw this done in another team. I liked the I thought we could borrow it. Why re-invent the wheel? <BR> <BR> Here is how it goes...This is a game that will get us up and moving. You post an exercise to do, what it is, how many reps., then the next person that posts does that exercise. Then they assign the next exercise, amt of reps, and so on..let's give it a try. <BR> <BR> Let's give it a whirl...(can be done at the beach if you p... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:10:34 EST Merry Christmas Everyone! Just in time for Christmas, I've recovered from the respiratory virus that had me in it's grips for two weeks. On the bright side... I haven't gained any weight over the holidays <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to 2009 with my Sparkfriends all moving toward our mutual goals of good health and healthy weight. <BR> <BR> My horses, mules, and donkeys, continue to be my focus for getting into shape! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <em>233</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:53:00 EST Miscellaneous ~~~~ Start Any Subject You Want Here ~~~~~~~~~ Thu, 18 Dec 2008 07:07:41 EST IF WE ONLY COULD.... This is a Gift for all of us! A must see if you Love Horses....ENJOY <BR> <BR> ~~~Presenting Lorenzo : the Flying French Man... <BR> <link><BR>enzo-the-flying-french-man </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:50:35 EST My Big Six-O is Dec 4th Well, day after tomorrow I'll officially be able to be a member of this group! I know it's not original, but truly, if I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself! <BR> <BR> I got my birthday presents earlier this year in the form of two Mammoth jennets, Princess and Grannie. In May, Grannie gave birth to Minnie, an adorable mammoth jennet. Minnie is a misnomer as Minnie is a BIG girl! Princess is trained for riding, and Grannie is retired from her... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:53:59 EST Congrats, Charlie! It's just AWEsome that Charlie finally got up on Boo! That's such a feeling of accomplishment, I know. I was off horses for over a year at a crucial time to keep active, in my later 50's. I had been thrown from a young colt and it scared the bejeebers outa me because I was actually INJURED for the first time ever, and it took a long time to heal both physically and emotionally. I finally did get back into the saddle, thanks to my faithful mule, Onyx. My days of riding rough stock are ove... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 14:11:36 EST INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS WEBSHOTS~ PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE~SO IT WILL STAY AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE & EVERYONE CAN ACCESS THESE INSTRUCTIONS/ <BR> First the Link to our page on Webshots,com: <BR> <BR> <BR> 2nd the member name is: horseypeople09 <BR> 3rd the password is: charliekatie <BR> <BR> <BR> You will see our Mascot picture of the little kid on the pony. and above that pic. are the words: My Public Shoebox <BR> <BR> If you move your pointer over those words you can click on... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:28:31 EST Use Your Imagination and Let’s Go Ridding……. Let's go Horse Back Riding..... for exercise, even if you don't have a horse and you have to put up a barrel between two trees or go on an imaginary ride in your mind. I want to inspire you to get some exercise. If we don't use it we will lose it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let’s tell a story and go for the ride of your life. You can take anyone you want or go by yourself on any ole trail, road, field, mountain, beach, forest, for as long as you want and on any horse. If you can think it you can do i... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 20:53:02 EST Let's Chit Chat at the Barn! Let's talk about what ever you want to talk about, from your breakfast to horses or other animals you love. This is your team!!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:55:43 EST pictures? anyone interested in having a collection of pictures of the teams critters? <BR> I know we have pages on our Spark Page, but just an idea to let other team members have a glimpse of our precious friends. <BR> Let us know what you think!! <BR> OK....Please <BR> <BR> Katie Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:56:20 EST mustangs, long ears, or registered ? we all love our critters. <BR> So tell us about yours, how you got them, why they are special. Just a short bit of who they are & what they mean to you. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:53:23 EST Exercise with your horse for the winter This is a question more for those of us living up north with cold winds, snow & days when slogging out to feed is an effort. Post your ideas of how to stay active with your horse thru the winter months. <BR> I make sure to spend some time while my mare eats. Just either being there silently or talking to her in a quiet voice that she seems to enjoy. On the days when it is too cold or too wet to groom I just do a hand over rubdown to touch & let her know I am there. <BR> How about anyone else? Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:50:10 EST hello is anyone out there? just found this group but not sure it is an active page. someone please reply! <BR> I am a mid 60's person with horses & a wish to continue this life healthier & more fit than I am now. Check my spark page for more & for pics! <BR> I like small groups where you can really get to know each other & encourage each other on a personal basis. I am hoping to hear from "someone". <BR> On my way to Onederland~ Katie Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:04:57 EST Welcom to 60 + Horsey People Hello and Welcome, <BR> <BR> I am Charlie, I joined 60 + Horsey People because I was impressed with what Tater said on her page and I am 60 + I have horses and I need to lose weight. I have been here waiting for our leader to come back since July 7. I have ask couch Jan to contact her to no avail. So I have decided to start my own team called OH, To Be Skinny & Health Again!!!. I will be checking in here from time to time to see if Tater Termater has come back. I really want to meet her. <BR... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 10:39:23 EST Weigh In Anyone? This is week two and I sledded a little but at least I didn't back slide. I lost 2 lbs and 3 1/4 inches. Slide for me means I had to many carbs this week. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie Sun, 20 Jul 2008 08:49:18 EST A New Goal My new goal is to keep my goal of exercising <em>216</em> at least 20 mins. Mon., Wed., & Fri. <BR> <BR> I Can Do This!!! <BR> <BR> Charlie <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:07:32 EST This was on our logal News Hi Y,all, <BR> <BR> Food for thought! <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tail;jsessionid=5951C8CD9492C48F8BEFCC<BR>CC3786527C?contentId=7001742&version=1<BR>&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1 </link> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:55:09 EST I can't find my leader,Tater Termater/ Can you hel <em>213</em> Y'all I'm Charlie, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team of one person, the leader Tater Termater. I joined a week ago, cause I liked what Tater said. She said " I'm sixty and I am learning horsemanship. I've had some hurdles but am holding my own and looking to do better! <BR> I recently started the "60+ Horsey People" group." <BR> <BR> Well, I'm also in my 60's and I'm learning horsemanship too. But, I've been a member for one week and I can't find Tater. I have sent her several ... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 20:58:08 EST Hello to all, Hi Tater, my name is Charlie. I wanted to join your team because like you I am in my 60's and trying to lose weight to feel better. I bought horses last year partly to help me get back in shape and I love horses even though I have a lot to learn about them. I think I may have taken on more than I can handel though <em>46</em> . I am looking forward to getting to know you and maybe we can help each other and others too. This is my first time to leave a message but, you inspired me so I had to... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 18:25:47 EST