Yes, we do have fun posting our photos. As you may have noticed, some of them are a very funny, others are beautiful.. Those who have been here longer have found that customer service will take some of our photos down at night when they think they are not proper, but we can look at them until then...
Also, for those who are new to blogging here, if you look on the right side of your screen on the blog page you will see the "sorted by" box. It will show "date started". If you click the box, a drop down menu will appear with the most "last posted" (the blogs that people are commenting on now) and a list of the most popular blogs.
Posting photos is fun. To begin, do a search with the words that will work to find a photo that you would like to use. Than add the word photo or image.
For example, "cowboy photo." Write those words on the top of your web page where you do internet searches (yahoo, google and so on) and this will bring you a list of photos at different sites. When you find the one you like, right click on your mouse and you will see a list of choices on the menu that pops up. Click on the "save picture as". This will save that photo (if it is not embedded so you cannot take it) into your computer under your "pictures" file. Once it is saved there you can write a blog comment, than go to the "browse" button on the bottom right hand side of the blog you are writing. Click the "browse" button and it will pull up all the photos you have saved. Once there, scroll down to the photo you want to use, click on it, and a little dark box will appear around it. That is how you mark the photo you want to copy to your blog comment. Next, go to the bottom right of that page and you will see the "Open" button. Click that, and you will see symbols and words appear next to the "browse" button. That is when you know your photo will magically appear on your blog. All you need to do then, is click on the "submit" button and you will have posted your comment and photo for all to see!
I found a picture editor program (free) called Dr. Pic that I use for photos with a mark (web site or name) than I use the gaussian blur tool to take off the dot coms and so on. Customer service will remove any photos that are marked with a dot com signature, or any names.
Welcome to the the funny farm! We look forward to playing with you.
God gives us men and compels some of us to love them. Yet why is the man, an animal with such a big heart, so hard to understand at times? Perhaps it's because if our men were easier for us to understand, and we could trust them with our hearts, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the experience of life. Or, perhaps it's because God wants us to learn unconditional love.
To have a man in your life is a gift of sorts. A good man can teach a women courage, if she chooses to take that chance and hang on for dear life. Even the smallest of men thinks he is mightier than the tallest of women. To conquer the fear of failing, making mistakes in a relationship, having one's heart crushed, or being publicly humiliated is an admirable feat for any women. For that, we can be grateful.
Men teach us responsibility. Unlike a bicycle, or a computer,a man needs regular care and most of it requires that we need to get dirty, maybe smelly, and up off the couch. Choosing to leave your cozy chair to bring your man a beer, or wine is a responsibility. When our man drinks heartily, we know we've made him happier. If he is happy he will want to stick around for more treats and cuddling.
Learning to care for a man is both an art and a science. Some are easy keepers, requiring little more than regular turn out, a microwave dinner, a beer or wine, and some quality time under and above the sheets. Others will test you, you'll struggle to keep them from being too fat or too thin, to pick up their clothing, keep the toilet seat down, or to remember important dates. Some are so accident prone you'll swear they're intentionally finding new ways to injure themselves.
If you weren't raised with men, you can't know that they have unique personalities. You might expect this from dogs, or horses, but men? Indeed, there are clever men, grumpy men, serious men, and even men with a sense of humor. Those prone to humor will test you by finding new ways to escape from the house or chores when you least expect it.
Men can be timid or brave, lazy or athletic, obstinate or willing. You will hit it off with some men and others will elude you altogether. There are as many "types" of men as there are people, which make the whole partnership thing all the more interesting.
If you've never lived with a man, you probably assume it's a simple thing you can learn in a weekend. You can, in fact, learn the basics on a Sunday, but to truly know a man, well that takes a lifetime. Working with a living being is far more complex than turning a key in the ignition and putting the car in "drive."
In addition to listening to your psychologist, your man will have a few things to say to you as well. On a good day, he'll be happy to go along with the program and tolerate your mistakes. On a bad day, you'll swear he's trying to kill you. Perhaps he has not learned how to communicate, or perhaps he's fed up with how slowly you're learning his language. Regardless, the man will have an opinion. He may choose to challenge you (which can ultimately make you a better person) or he may carefully guide you through life's challenges...if it suits him. It all depends on the partnership, and partnership is what it's all about.
If you face your fears, swallow your pride, and are willing to work at it, you'll learn lessons in courage, commitment, and compassion in addition to basic survival skills. You'll discover just how hard you're willing to work toward a goal, how little you know, and how much you have to learn. And, while some people think the man "does all the work", you know better, and so does he. You'll be challenged physically as well as mentally.
Your man may humble you completely with his love. You may find that being around him is the closest you'll get to heaven.
You can choose to intimidate your man, but do you really want to? The results may come more quickly but will your work ever be as graceful as that gained through trust? The best partners choose to listen, as well as to tell. When it works, we experience a sweet sense of accomplishment brought about by smarts, hard work, and mutual understanding between a man and a women. These are the days when you know with absolute certainty that your man is enjoying his life with you.
If we make it to the older years with our man still in our lives, most of us will squeeze them into our oversaturated schedules; balancing our need for things around our relationships, with those of our career and households. It seems there is never enough time to play, or to be with them as much as we'd like. Hours with our man are stolen pleasures.
It is in our blood to love a man, we want to share our life with them. Our man knows our secrets. We share our tears with him as he wraps us in his arms and whispers our hopes into our ears. Our home becomes a sanctuary in an unsettled world, a sheltered place where life's true priorities are clear. It is a warm place to sleep with someone who loves us, where we know that our man really cares about us.
When you step back, it's not just about men,it's about love, life, and learning. On any given day, a man could be celebrating an achievement or recovering from an illness. That same day, there could also be loss, a broken limb, a case of the flu, or he could be having a bad day. As women, we share the life cycle of men, the hurried rush of life, love, loss, success, and death, that caring for a man brings us. When our partners pass, it is more than a moment of sorrow.
We mark our loss with words of gratitude for the ways our lives have been blessed. Our memories are of joy, awe, and wonder. Absolute union. We honor our men for their brave hearts, courage, and willingness to share their life with us.
To those outside our circle here in this land of horsepeople, it must seem strange. To see us in on this site, who would guess such poetry lives in our hearts? We celebrate our men with praise worthy of heroes. Indeed, our men have the hearts of warriors and often carry us into and out of fields of battle on their white stallions.
Listen to the stories found here, of that once in a lifetime man, of journeys made and challenges met. Of relationships found that will last the tests of time. The best of men rising to the challenges we set before them.
Those who know them understand how fully a man can hold a woman's heart. Together, we as women, share the joys and pains of finding the man who can touch us so deeply. We shoulder the burden of deciding when or whether to begin a life with a true companion. Or so we like to think...
In the end, we're not certain if God entrusts us to our man or our man to us. Does it matter? We're grateful God loaned us this man in the first place.
What is a Blogger?
A Person who starts a blog and post replies to another blogger's thoughts on a blog. A blogger is also a member of the blogosphere, also called a blogspace, or blogland. (We are the bloggers who post here.)
Blaudience. The members, or readership, of a blog site. (That would be us, and all those invisible members (lurkers) who are watching what we write.)
Blog Carnival. Another term used to describe a community of bloggers. Most blog carnivals are hosted by a rotating list of current and past contributors to the carnival, and serve to generate new posts and blogs by other bloggers. These bloggers post thoughts in what ever subject area they choose to share. It does not matter if the blogs have any sense of reality in them, provide humor,(or so the blogger hopes) or if the blog stands on it's own as being describable, interesting to anyone(or anything) else, or is entertaining at some level. (OMG! Did that blogger really write that?) So now the truth is out. We are really all members of a circus...
Different types of bloggers to be aware of.
Blooger. A blogger who exhibits adolescent tendencies and lacks basic social graces or good manners. A combination of "blog" and "booger." This would include those who gossip or share too much personal information in the blogs, those who insist that everyone believe what they do, and those who are waiting for that space ship to finally find them.(Note: Sometimes our bloogers provide the best entertainment!)
Blistless or B-listless. When a blogger becomes listless or apathetic about posting. (Now is your turn, who is missing in action that only posts on occasion?)
Blogoneer. A combination of "blog" and "pioneer", meaning a person who blogs with an expert or pioneering attitude. This could also be a blogger who thinks(at least in their own mind) that they are an expert, and often the only expert, of what ever they feel the need to share. This blogger is, of course, right about everything, and everyone else is wrong.
Blogsnob. A blogger who refuses to respond to comments on their blog from bloggers outside their circle of friends. (Or maybe they are so busy with their life that they do not feel the need to blog on every blog? What? There are bloggers who do not spend all their hours(days and nights) on the blogs??
Bloghopper. A blogger who posts one blog entry after another, with related, or unrelated side-trips to any and almost all blogs with single sentence replies. On any given day they will post on almost every blog. (No one here is doing this,yet. Please wait until we have more bloggers.)
Bloggers we all try to avoid.
Blogossip. The blogger who spends most of their time writing topics about other bloggers, or the bloggers they are dating. They post their stories on the blogs thinking that anyone really believes what they are saying, or even wants to know what they might be gossiping about. These Blogossips often spend more time behind the scenes talking than actually blogging. But they think they know everyone's story. (Of course, they are kind enough to share this with anyone who will listen, and even those who do not want to listen. Often these people will feel comfortable trying to tell everyone else what they should write on the blogs.)
Troll. A commenter whose sole purpose is to attack the views expressed on a blog and incite a flame war, or in some cases another tomato war. The word trolling means literally 'to fish', as in when the troll fishes for a clash back from the blog writer and/or other bloggers. Many trolls will leave their remarks on multiple posts and continue to visit each blog, sparking spirited debate amongst the blog's regulars. Often, these trolls are really wolves hiding in sheeps clothing. Trolls' verbosity can range from eloquent to crass, although most trolls probably fall into the latter category. (We may not have trolls here yet...)
Bloll. A troll who specializes in blogs. A combination of "blog" and "troll." This can be a funny bloll, or a bloll made by a member who wishes to voice their ideas behind the persona of a made up blogger. This bloll creates many blogs, with many topics, that have nothing to do with anything that is real, or ever will be. (They are sometimes the most popular blogger.)
Shart. A Stubborn, Hostile And Resentful Troll,often a bully both on the blogs and off. The most feared and disliked blogger. A blog or blogger that falls victim to such a troll is said to have been "sharted". A blogger who vandalizes their own page for sympathy is said to have sharted themselves. (Now this is a new one! Beware of the Sharts!)
Symptoms that bloggers may experience.
Blogorrhea . A combination of "blog" and "logorrhea", meaning excessive and/or incoherent talkativeness in the blogosphere, or cause discomfort to others bloggers simply because they go on with blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.... They are easy to see. Often posting several blogs each day...
Blogstipation. The state of being unable to think of any topic to blog about, leading to irregular, strained blog entries. A rush of interesting events can clear the block; this is sometimes known as a blenema.
Boreblogging. Writing about personal matters that are barely interesting even to the writer -- preferably in a slightly bent fashion so as to make it fun to read in spite of the subject matter. (Some of my best blogs mean absolutely nothing....)
Categories of blogs.
GBCW. The "Good Bye Cruel World" blog is when a blogger decides that the blogosphere has become too (fill in the blank) or isn't nearly (fill in the blank) enough for him or her to continue visiting the site. General chaos ensues in the Comments as other bloggers agree, disagree, and wish the diarist good luck or good riddance.
Bloggerazzi. Blogs written by blogger stalkers (combination of "blog" and "paparazzi)". These stalkers pick their favorite bloggers and post on any of their blogs.
Bloggies. One of the most popular blog awards. (When should we think about our own Bloggie Awards?)
Bloglet. A small blog, usually one or two sentences long.
Bleg. A blog entry consisting of a request to the other bloggers, such as for information or contributions. A combination of "blog" and "beg". Also called "Lazyweb." ( Now what is wrong with asking for information here? Oh, this must mean the ones who ask for information and do not take the advice?)
Blogstorm. When a large amount of activity, information and opinion erupts around a particular subject or controversy in the blogosphere, it is sometimes called a blogstorm or blog swarm. This is often seen in the so called blog wars. (I have not seen any here, yet...but have heard.)
Glog. A first-person recording of an activity, in which the person doing the recording is a participant in the activity.
Gulog. A portmanteau of "gulag" and "blog". Used when a blog is so dismal and depressing, it makes us all have a bad day.
Liveblog. A blog post updated in real-time about an event in progress.
Momosphere. Term to encompass blogs written by mothers. A combination of "mom" and "blogosphere".
Now maybe more of our lurkers will feel more comfortable joining in the blogging experience...
We need you to add to the fun and entertainment! Oh, need I forget, there is some good horse advice being handed out here as well.
Shifting Saddles and Loose Seats
Randi Thompson (C)1998
Many of us have felt the uncomfortable feeling of a saddle slowly slipping towards one side of the horse while we are riding. Numerous riders also know the frustration of feeling their seats bouncing all over the saddle. Are you tired of slip sliding away? Now you can quickly learn how to keep your saddle, and your seat, where they belong.
Let's begin with the slipping saddle. Try this the next time that you ride a horse.
Look down to see if the front of the saddle,(either the center of the pommel, or the saddle horn) is in line with the horse's mane. That is an easy way to see when the saddle is on the center of the horses back, where it is supposed to be. It is also helpful when you first begin working on this, that you place a piece of colored tape on the front of your saddle so that you can line it up with the neck faster. As you are riding, pay attention to which side the saddle has a tendency to slip more towards, especially at the faster gaits, and on circles.
A saddle usually slips to one side when the rider is placing more weight in the stirrup on that side than the other. If your saddle is shifting to the right, step softly into the left stirrup and carefully reposition the center of the saddle back in line with the horse's mane. Some riders find it easier to shift the saddle by holding one hand on the front of the saddle as they step into the stirrup.
If the saddle is sliding to the left, step into the right stirrup to bring the saddle back into line. You may be surprised at how often your saddle will slip out of line with the horse's mane. Most riders discover that their saddles will slip more often to the outside of the horse's withers on corners and circles. This can be corrected by placing more weight on the inside stirrup.
If the saddle is falling to the inside of the horses withers on a circle, try placing more weight onto the outside stirrup to bring the saddle back into line with the horse's mane You are than ready to learn how to balance your weight evenly in both of your stirrups. To do this, begin by choosing a safe, quiet horse and begin walking. Walk around for a few moments and notice which side the saddle has shifted towards. Than, carefully take your foot out of the stirrup on the side that the saddle keeps slipping towards, and continue riding. At first, you will feel very unbalanced. This is because you have become comfortable being unbalanced. Before long,(it will seem like forever) you will feel comfortable as you trot or canter in correct balance without shifting the saddle to either side. Than you are ready to practice keeping the saddle in line with the mane with both of your feet in the stirrups.
Sounds easy, right? With a little patience and lots of practice, you will easily be able to keep the center of a saddle and the horse's mane in line with each other.
A slipping saddle is not uncommon. In fact, now that you know what to look for you will see many other riders saddles slipping to the side from behind.
How to stop those sliding seats.
Have you been riding horses for years and still are not sure where your seat should rest in the saddle? How many frustrated riders do you know whose seats are still sliding and bouncing all over the saddle after they have spend hundreds of hours trying to get a secure seat on a lunge line?
First, let's take a look at how the seat of you saddle is shaped. Saddles are built so that the rider's "seat bones" are placed in the hollow, or the deepest point of the saddle. That means that the front of your pelvis, or the crotch area, will rest slightly higher, and up on the swell of the saddle or th"hill".
If you are like the majority of riders, your seat will tend to slide back and rest on the back, or the cantle of the saddle. This seems like the right spot to rest your seat, but it is not.
Seat bone position
Your seat will move less when you can keep your seat bones in the deepest part of the saddle. Your job is to learn to stay in that position by becoming aware of how to feel and adjust your seat bones.
It is easiest to feel the position of your seat bones on a chair first. To do this, sit on a chair and place a hand, palm up, underneath one side of your seat. Rock back and forth until you can feel the bone that is located under your seat. This is called a seat bone.
To become aware of how much your seat bones can move, begin by pointing your seat bones towards the back of the chair. You will feel more pressure on the front of your crotch as the back of your seat lifts off the chair. Now, place your hand, palm facing towards your back, on your lower back. You will feel that your back is hollow.
Next, gently slide your seat bones forward. Notice when your weight falls behind the seat bones and unto the fatty part of your backside. Place your hand behind your lower back and feel how your lower back becomes round.
To adjust your seat bones to the center position, bring your seat bones back underneath your seat. Check your position by placing your hand, palm towards your back, on your lower back. Your lower back should feel flat. This is the correct position that will allow your seat and back to follow the movements of the horse's back. Repeat the three seat bones positions until you know where they are and how to adjust them.
Now you are prepared to feel and adjust your seat bone position in a saddle on a horse.
Riding on the hill
Begin by feeling your seat bone positions in the saddle with the horse standing still. Sit in your saddle the way that you normally do, than slowly slide your seat bones to the back of the saddle. Feel how the front of your pelvis drops into the deepest part of the saddle or the "bottom of the hill". Next, place your hand behind your lower back, palm towards you, and feel how your back is hollow.
Now, adjust your seat by gently sliding your seat bones forward until the front of your pelvis is resting slightly resting on the hill. Your seat bones will be pointed down in the center position and placed in the deepest part of the saddle, or the "bottom of the hill". This is where your seat bones should remain. Once again, check to see if your seat bones are correct by placing your palm on the lower part of your back to check it is flat. This is the correct position.
At first, this position in the saddle my feel a little strange. This is because you have become comfortable with the wrong position. Before long, you will wonder how you ever stayed in a saddle with your old position
Start feeling if your seat bones are in the center position and if your are "on the hill" at the walk. You will probably find that your seat bones will slip back every three to five steps in the beginning. This is a normal.
When you can stay "on the hill" and keep your seat bones positioned in the center at the walk, you are ready to practice at a slow trot. Start slowly, as you will probably fall down the hill many times before you learn how to adjust your seat and use your lower back and thighs to keep your seat bones in the correct position in the saddle. . You will soon be amazed at how much better you will be able to sit to and follow the movement of the horse"s back. Than you are ready to "ride on the hill" at the canter. You can now easily teach yourself or show anyone how to keep their seats balanced and their saddles from slipping.
Due to the climate of political correctness now pervading America, Kentuckians, Tennesseans, North Carolinians, and West Virginians will no longer be referred to as "HILLBILLIES." You must now refer to us as APPALACHIAN-AMERICANS.
And furthermore (this keeps getting better) ....
HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:
1. She is not a "BABE" or a "CHICK" - She is a "BREASTED AMERICAN."
2. She is not a "SCREAMER" or a "MOANER" - She is "VOCALLY APPRECIATIVE."
3. She is not "EASY" - She is "HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE."
4. She is not a "DUMB BLONDE" - She is a "LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY."
5. She has not "BEEN AROUND" - She is a "PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION."
6. She is not an "AIRHEAD" - She is "REALITY IMPAIRED."
7. She does not get "DRUNK" or "TIPSY" - She gets "CHEMICALLY INCONVENIENCED"
8. She does not have "BREAST IMPLANTS" - She is "MEDICALLY ENHANCED."
9. She does not "NAG" you - She becomes "VERBALLY REPETITIVE."
10. She is not a "TRAMP" - She is "SEXUALLY EXTROVERTED."
11. She does not have "MAJOR LEAGUE HOOTERS" - She is "PECTORALLY SUPERIOR."
HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:
1. He does not have a "BEER GUT" - He has developed a "LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY."
2. He is not a "BAD DANCER" - He is "OVERLY CAUCASIAN."
3. He does not "GET LOST ALL THE TIME" - He "INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS."
4. He is not "BALDING" - He is in "FOLLICLE REGRESSION."
5. He is not a "CRADLE ROBBER" - He prefers "GENERATIONAL DIFFERENTIAL RELATIONSHIPS."
6. He does not get "FALLING-DOWN DRUNK" - He becomes "ACCIDENTALLY HORIZONTAL."
7. He does not act like a "TOTAL ASS" - He develops a case of "RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION."
8 He is not a "MALE CHAUVINIST PIG" - He has "SWINE EMPATHY."
9. He is not afraid of "COMMITMENT"-He is "RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGED."
10. He is not "HORNY" - He is "SEXUALLY FOCUSED."
11. It's not his "CRACK" you see hangingout of his pants - It's "REAR CLEAVAGE"
Please use your best judgment when referring to these people, so as to make it more comfortable for the rest of us. And keep in mind, they do walk among us....
Mr. Montana brought up the idea of having a "meet and greet" on a weekend night. Since none of us seem to be going out...LOL.
We could meet on the chat, or do what we do on another site hosted by the same mgmt. We use the blogs like a chat and keep posing our comments. But that only works for the Premium members.
Maybe we could bounce back and forth between the blogs and the chat? Do non PREMIUM MEMBERS have access to the chat here?
Can you imagine Mr. Woodroe on a chat after he has had his Cowboy Apple Pie? LOL.
Consider this as your invite. I will try to be on by at least 8 pm eastern time.
So, You want to know what I have learned about men? This was a question that was recently asked of me. It is what I have discovered that works in my life, and with my choices, while searching for a partner to share my life with. This may not be the type of man that other women desire, or even need in their lives. If you are a man, this may not be the type of man that you are, and may never be the man you choose to become.
1) The men that I find attractive have an unwritten code of honor that they practice daily. They have a reputation of integrity and show good manners at all times in public. They treat all people with respect, and do feel the need to be rude to others. When they are with me, (at least in public) they open doors for me,help me remove my coat, and pull out my chair when I sit at the table. There is no question as to who pays the bill when it comes. (Sometimes I will surprise him and pay it when before he knows what I have done...) It is interesting how many men like and want a woman who will let them be a "man." (What ever that really means) It took me many years to learn how to allow a man to treat me like a woman, or should I say, like a queen. I learned that I do not always need to be in control, and that it can be nice to let a man lead the way...when he wants to.
2) Many of the most powerful and wealthy men that I have met look like ordinary people. They usually have good posture and stand out in a crowd regardless of what they are wearing. They do not dress flashy (unless the occasion calls for it), and are often soft spoken and humble. However, when they are on stage, or doing their thing, these men have a presence that fills the room. They know who they are and do not need anyone's approval.
3) If they are interested in me, they will move heaven and earth to let me know. They pursue me. It seems that the harder they have to work to get my attention, the more they want me. I no longer chase a man. I have learned that there are men looking for a woman like me. As I result, I have become very selective and comfortable in taking my time, while waiting for the "man of my dreams." The men that I let into my world feel special and know that if they really want to capture my heart and soul, it will take time.
4) It takes more than fame or fortune to attract my attention. It is who the man is, and how he treats other people or animals that attract me. Most men know when a women is desperate for a man, or is after the money or fame that may come with him. This is a huge turn off for most men and they will find any excuse to get away from a woman like that. There are many women who will do "anything" to get their attention. I am not one of those women. Men sense this and know that I really do not need a man to take care of me, or to make my life better. They make sure that any time that they share with me is special. They plan ahead and look for new adventures to take me on that we will both enjoy. I make sure that the time they share with me is also very special...
5) Those who come on to me for sex quickly, before we even know each other, are not the type of man that I want. These men show who they are very early. They start talking about sex right away and are quick to demand a kiss, or try to put their hands on me in a sexual manner. This is a sure sign that they are not the man for me. This type of man will bed any women, anytime. They are not looking for a serious relationship and will not take the time to develop one. The type of man that I like will ignore the woman who comes across as being easy or accessible. These women are a dime a dozen (just like the men like them) and are not special. Men love it when I say no and they respect me for this. They know that this is important to me. The longer they have to wait,(not talking years here) the more they want me. The more they want me, the better they treat me. This was another lesson that took me a long time to learn...
6) There are many men who are attracted to powerful women who are confident, and who expect to be treated well. I have found that the man that I am looking for does not want a woman who will take care of him, or solve his problems. (well, maybe every now and than....) They like a women who is not afraid of who she has become, who will let him take charge part of the time, who likes to laugh and is fun, and flirts with him so that he feels, and knows, that he is desired as a man. This type of man wants a woman that he can take anywhere, who can handle any situation, or people, with grace and ease. He likes a woman who treats others with kindness and respect.
7) There are men who are attracted to a woman who can work hard physically or mentally. I find that they enjoy it when I can work along beside them, or when they watch what I do in my life. They like when I can change from my work attire, (and attitude) and return dressed up as a lady (or temptress) to play with them....
8) When the time is right, sex is important. :) I will not go into detail here, but by the time we get to that point, they will be very happy that they waited. LOL! I like a slow build up, emotionally first, that leads to my body physically responsing. For me, the best part of sharing this, with a partner I care about, is the anticipation of what is to come. I like it when the sexual tension builds up to where I catch my breath as he touches me, or when he kisses me and my body quivers a little as it aches to feel his touch... That is when I start daydreaming and imagining what it would be like to be with him. By that time, even thinking about being with him makes me get excited. I like to be romanced, flirted with, teased, and slowly seduced.
9) I have learned that men like to give gifts and even though I can buy them myself, will allow them to bring me gifts of flowers, jewels, shopping trips, castles, or what ever they feel that they would like to give to me. I am not sure why some of them feel this is so important. But, have noticed that in certain circles it just something that men like to do. Or maybe it is simply the way that I treat them that makes them feel like a King, and it is their way of returning the gifts I share with them....
10) Men need their personal space and quiet times so that they can clear their minds and plan for the next deal or plan of action. I also need this time to be alone. I do not like a man that clings or becomes dependent on my being with him everyday, every moment.
11) If a man says he is separated, or is recently divorced, I stay away. I prefer a man who has not been in a relationship for awhile. At least a year, if not longer. This tells me that they know who they are and do not need another person to make them happy.
12) A spiritual man is important to me. He does not need to be a member of any organized religion. However, if he trys to convert me to his beliefs, or makes fun of mine, I let him go. A man of spirit lives by an unwritten code of honor. They simply are who they are, while living through the spirit of all that is, and for the highest good of all concerned.
Have you noticed how selective we have had to become while searching for love and keeping our horse dreams alive?
Everyone has there own thoughts on how to keep horses in their lives. The trick is in finding that special someone to share our life with who will also enjoy them.
Personally, I would not want to be involved with a man who has his own barn and horses. I have decided that I really do not want to be tied down to a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, job of anykind, anymore. Of course, if he has a good barn manager and grooms, than I might think differently...maybe.
I have also noticed that those who are not as horse oriented as some of us do not understand this connection that we have with horses. I have dated some men who were jeolous of my horse world. They simply did not understand this passion. In fact, I was married once (so long ago) and he gave me a choice between him and horses. As if there is a choice...LOL.
I am sure there are many stories out here. What have you been experiencing in your search?
Hi everyone! I am new to this site and would like to know who is here.
Anyone out here? Please respond and tell me a little about you so that I can learn more about this community.
In the meantime, I would like to take a moment to thank the horses in our lives. Especially mine....without them my life would not be near as enriched. Horses have taught me so much about myself and others. There is something about a horse that brings magic into our lives...
How about you?
Dang. I forgot this is a dating site. LOL! Now how in the world can I do this. How can I put my horse dreams and my dream of "the one" in the same site? Is it even possible? Has anyone here met anyone else that they think they were interested in? I am on another site and have been active in my blogging,and met a few prospects, but...no one talks horses there. So, is this more of a horse site or have some of you been able to actually think of more than your horses?