Classic cars and horses

April in my part of the world opens up classic car shows and Rodeos. I used to own a classic car at one time. A 1965 T-Bird. It belonged to my dad who bought it and restored it. He entered it in many car shows – Reno Hot August Nites and our local classic car show here, Kool April Nites. After my mom and dad both passed, it sat in the garage and just took up space. I had to get special classic car insurance which wasn\’t expensive at all but I just wasn\’t into owning a classic car. Every time we had a garage sale I\’d get all these low-ball offers from men, thinking I don\’t know the real value of it. I hit my sister up and they were living in Denver at the time and she jumped at the chance to buy my half out. 
They hauled it back to Colorado – where it sat in a barn till last year. Nina before she died, made arrangements to have it brought back to California. It needed some work done on it for sitting and not being properly loved. 
ANYWAY back to rodeos – I am not into Rodeos. I have never been to a rodeo. My husband, on the other hand, enjoys rodeos so I agreed to get tickets to our local rodeo next month. Whoopie! It\’s in the evening so it won\’t be unbearable hot sitting in the stands. I prefer equestrian events. When I lived in San Mateo, raising my sons, we lived next to Bay Meadows Race Track. We could hear the crowds, the bugle at the beginning of the race, smell the hay and hear the horses at night. The whole time I lived there, over 30 years I never attended a horse race. 
I do love horses – Usually just to ride and I\’d love to own a couple but we would have to move and that is not happening. We used to volunteer our services to a local Bed and Breakfast that had 2 horses that they rescued from the wild horse sanctuary. My husband used to do Equine water therapy and he\’s very good with horses. They were young – and very wild. Still not used to having a saddle on let alone being ridden. The owner ended up selling them, which was heartbreaking for me – They knew me and I grew very attached. 
Jackson and Penny. 
This is Penny
Jackson was a booger but I really did love that horse. 
In another life, I would have a large ranch with horses and would take in old farm animals to live out the rest of their lives, in santuary. Turn it into a non-profit. 

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9 thoughts on “Classic cars and horses

  1. Anonymous April 9, 2021 / 11:56 pm

    Horses scare me a bit, they are big animals! Now classic cars, those I do love. To see how people take care of them at shows is great. In school I had a 1958 MGA which even in 1963 was damn near a classic. It was a lot of trouble, but dang I loved that car!


  2. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 12:17 am

    When I got married we had a 1967 Mustang fastback and a 1969 Dodge Charger. We should have stored at least one of them. I've only ever atended one rodeo. It was down in San Antonio. Not really my thing.


  3. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 12:45 am

    Horses are beautiful creatures. I've also thought about how much I'd like to have a sanctuary for animals.Love,Janie


  4. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 2:36 pm

    Oh, those horses are so lovely! ❤️ Most of the men in my life are really into classic cars. I can’t get that excited about them. When I see one that is “languishing” in a yard or barn I wonder what it looked like new and it’s former life as someone’s pride and joy.


  5. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 10:24 pm

    Horses can sense fear in people. Yes they are BIG but when they love you, it's the BEST. Yeah classic cars are real popular here.


  6. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 10:27 pm

    I'd love to have a classic mustang convertible. I like the old Chevrolet Corvairs as well. They are popular now at the classic car shows. So cute. Rodeos – Well sometimes you have to do things you really don't enjoy for the sake of another. I'm not looking forward to sitting in the seats. My back will kill me.


  7. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 10:27 pm

    Yes they are beautiful.


  8. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 10:28 pm

    I used to enjoy going to the park and shines – but now it's old hat for me. An expensive hobby if you ask me.


  9. Anonymous April 10, 2021 / 10:49 pm

    Horses are beautiful creatures as long as I am not up close and personal with them


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