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Originally posted by MBM:
Well - since you removed your orignal post I am SO glad you mentioned horseback riding in your last post or else who knows what folks would have been thinking!!!! Eek lol


Yeah, I for one am glad I read it earlier.... I've learned that as a rule it's best to read Virtue's posts right now since you may not get another crack at it in the future... bsm
sounds like I missed a good story...!

I haven't been horseriding in a-g-e-s. I love horses, but when I was around 4 I fell off one, headfirst (yup, that explains it all Big Grin), but I did get back on. I dig horses... they are pretty cool and have quite a dry sense of humour. Check how they run toward low-lying branches if they are trying to freak out their riders! LOL! lol
Okay....

Fine..... sck

There's just no way for me to tell a horse-riding story expressively and honestly....

I tend to be very expressive and descriptive in my writings..... always have been....

Really guys I was trying to relay how intense and new the experience was for me....

riding a horse is not easy......

and I had to do something very much outside my comfort zone....

anyway....

There are many things I'm doing lately that I've never done before... including indoor rock-climbing.....

If I ever go swimming (never learned)...

I will not be coming to this board to share!

Wink


Peace,
Virtue
I have a story that might fit this thread. About 8 years ago I went on a vacation to Florida. Some friends of mine own a beach house down there and it was the perfect set up. I went along with my girlfriend at the time and my best friend.

One day we went to the beach as usual and decided to play in the water. I just lay across a float and paddled - because I can't swim. And the other two swam and played. It was a lot of fun. We did this for some time until finally my friend looked up and toward the shore and noticed for the first time howfar away we were. He wondered aloud how deep the water was, took a deep breath, and dove. After what seemed an uncomfortably long time he finally resurfaced with what had to be the most frightened look I have EVER seen on his face... he said that he couldn't find the sea floor.

At this point, fun and games stopped and we started trying to get back. It was about an hour before dark and when it got dark on this beach it got pitch black dark. What made the situation worse was that the beach was semi-private. So there were no life guards on duty AND VERY FEW people on the beach.

Immediately my friend started to swim toward shore but then - almost freakishly, given the situation - started cramping so badly that he needed to share the float with me.

We then spent some time trying to paddle the float toward shore together but no luck. The tide was going out and we just got further and further away from shore. That strategy was futile.

We all three tried waving and yelling for help but again there were very few people on the beach and we were so far away that they looked almost like ants.... So you can guess what we looked like to them had anyone noticed us - which unfortunately didn't happen.

The tide was going out and night was falling fast. A woman and two guys sharing a small float stranded in the ocean ... I was seriously beginning to wonder if this was it. You know?

Finally, it was clear that the only way we were goimng to live was that one of us had to try to swim to shore. I knew I couldn't do it and the other two weren't sure at all. My friend with the cramps even less so. That left my then girlfriend. She went for it and after what seemed like a small eternity finally succeeded.

As you might guess, she was successful in reaching a phone and getting rescue workers out. But even at that point, it seemed iffy to us guys (who were still in the water) because this process took time and dark was rapidly approaching.

Anyway,

I'VE NEVER BEEN SO GLAD IN MY LIFE TO STAND ON SOLID GROUND Big Grin

I had the best meal and sleep of my life up to that point in time that night...
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I didn't get to read the original post, but I don't enjoy horseback riding. The funny thing is that I always forget that they can see for their own selves and won't go crashing straight into trees when I'm not looking. I think I might be able to deal with a pony, but horses are too friggin huge.

I think if you're being pulled out by the tide, you have to try to swim (or move) sideways and inch your way closer to the shoreline. I've been playing around and realized I was much further from the sand than I thought (and feeling how the floor doesn't slope down like a pool, but drops off at points), but haven't been caught up in a rip tide. Seeing how far away the shore is is noe thing, but when you look behind you and see nothing but endless water, it's enough to make you panic. ek
I am one of the few *ahem* "lucky" ones to read the original post and I took it for what it was - an accurate and honest interpretation of your experience... being the jokester that I am I also took it and ran with it (in my mind) humorously... I didn't respond initially, because i didn't think "The Virtuous One" would appreciate the humor...
virtue ...

Although I didn't read your initial story, I'm sure it wasn't anything bad! Smile Expressive is a good thing ... and I would hope you wouldn't mind sharing your experiences with us. Especially your "first times"! heart

I was just making a joke based on what I didn't get to read and the comments to it ... it was a little ... abstract ... lol. And not knowing it was about horseback riding at first, well, it could have been about anything .. and the mind does wander sometimes! Big Grin

I used to ride a lot when I was little, then stopped for several years, and now I get to ride a couple of times a year. It's really a very enjoyable experience and the more you do it the more you get out of it! I hope you won't stop trying! Smile

However, if you won't take Tylenol, I would suggest you keep a little Tiger Balm handy! Big Grin
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Originally posted by AudioGuy:
I am one of the few *ahem* "lucky" ones to read the original post and I took it for what it was - an accurate and honest interpretation of your experience... being the jokester that I am I also took it and ran with it (in my mind) humorously... I didn't respond initially, because i didn't think "The Virtuous One" would appreciate the humor...


kiss
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
virtue ...

Although I didn't read your initial story, I'm sure it wasn't anything bad! Smile Expressive is a good thing ... and I would hope you wouldn't mind sharing your experiences with us. Especially your "first times"! heart

I was just making a joke based on what I didn't get to read and the comments to it ... it was a little ... abstract ... lol. And not knowing it was about horseback riding at first, well, it could have been about anything .. and the mind does wander sometimes! Big Grin

I used to ride a lot when I was little, then stopped for several years, and now I get to ride a couple of times a year. It's really a very enjoyable experience and the more you do it the more you get out of it! I hope you won't stop trying! Smile

However, if you won't take Tylenol, I would suggest you keep a little Tiger Balm handy! Big Grin

I've liked you ever since I've started posting here..... Smile

Tiger Balm?

Yep....


Peace,
Virtue

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