My kids live in a city up North. This picture is of my daughter with "Seamus" the horse.
She saw him standing in a muddy fenced in pit, starving. She bought him from the low life's that owned him. The picture above was just after she got him and moved him to the stables. His ribs are sticking out.
We've always had horses and ponies in our extended family. This picture above was taken in Feb, 1958. It's my brother T being lead around on the horse my grandpa bought for his grandkids and kept out at a pasture near his house in Brooksville, Florida..
When I was growing up , we had a big pasture and my dad kept cattle and horses. So , when I had kids, I bought them horses. This is my son riding "Moon Dance."
I got to thinking about horses because I'm going to have to have Seamus transported down here. We are trying to make it easier for my kids to get out of the city if they have to. I would never abandon my animals, and they are the same. So the horse has to be staged down here before they need to bug out, not when they do.
You don't get to have your kids at home very long. Like Lisa, Kirsty, Glock Mom, Tricky Wolf, Alissa, Kev, and so many others, parents try to do all they can for their kids. I look back and I wish I had spent less time working and more time with my kids. But then, they couldn't have had some of the experiences they had because I could pay for them. At least their mom was able to stay home with them when they were little. I feel sorry for mom's today, since it's virtually impossible for anyone to maintain a decent existence on a single salary now.
J&G Sales in Arizona has gotten in a few "excellent" condition Mosin Nagant Model 1891/30 rifles. They are expensive but they are in stock.