Y is for Yearning for Youth

Y is for Yearning for Youth.

Yesterday, we were all younger. And young riders do tend to bounce right back, even if they tumble from their horses. The rest of us simply crumble.

The late celebrity cowboy and songster Roy Rogers has been widely credited with this pithy saying: “When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re older, you splatter.”

Oh, yes.

We who are a bit past our youth are not yellow. We’re just not quite ready to go all the way yonder, when our horses refuse to yield.

The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.

Flying Lessons by Thowra_UK
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Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
Adapted from public domain clipart

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  1. I did youth too! Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

  2. Whoa, that must've been painful!!!! Hey, thanks for sharing, glad to connect as a fellow animal lover with my pets blog!

  3. Hey, that looks like me in the picture when I was 16. Horse made the jump and then fall on top of me. Everyone thought I would have broken my leg, but only my collar bone. I yearn to be younger again...



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